“This voluntary effort is succeeding in getting an vital crash prevention expertise into automobiles shortly,” mentioned IIHS President David Harkey. “It is nice to see [automatic braking] turn out to be a most important stream security function…not simply on luxurious vehicles and SUVs however on reasonably priced fashions as effectively.”
Ford has made the largest enchancment, placing it on 91% of its automobiles, up from 65% 2018-2019 and simply 6% the 12 months earlier than. One other mass market model, Kia, had computerized braking on 75% of its automobiles, up from 59% the earlier 12 months.
By comparability, solely 47% of the automobiles that GM bought in the US in the newest 12-month interval had computerized braking as a regular function, though that was a big enchancment from the 27% of automobiles bought with the function within the earlier 12 months.
Fiat Chrysler had solely 14% of the automobiles bought with computerized braking customary in the newest 12-month interval, in line with the evaluation from the 2 security teams.
GM didn’t reply to a request for remark. Fiat Chrysler mentioned that it stays dedicated to adjust to the settlement by the 2022 deadline. It mentioned it has computerized breaking on 20 completely different fashions already.
4 different smaller manufacturers additionally path the opposite automakers — Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche and Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi had the braking function customary on 39% of its vehicles previously 12 months, however its 2021 fashions will all have computerized braking in line with the evaluation. Porsche and Maserati had the function on 55% and 48% of their US vehicles, respectively.
Client Experiences’ and IIHS’s evaluation says not one of the Jaguar Land Rover automobiles bought previously 12 months adjust to the requirements for computerized braking agreed to.
Jaguar Land Rover mentioned it gives a model of computerized braking on all of its automobiles, and that in 2021 automobiles can have a model of computerized braking that complies with the settlement.