Home Menu Search

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles lead the AEB Revolution

26 February 2018

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is hailed as the biggest development in vehicle safety since the seat belt, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are now in the vanguard of this exciting development.

Hailed as the biggest development in vehicle safety since the seat belt, it is set to transform the van fleet landscape across the UK.

With the enormous potential to save lives, reduce injuries, cut accidents and slash costs arising from insurance, repairs and downtime, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are now in the vanguard of this exciting development.

In 2017, the firm announced that it would fit AEB as standard right across its van range, making it the very first UK commercial vehicle maker to do so. It meant that every customer ordering a new Caddy, Transporter or Crafter van from June 1, 2017, would be guaranteed this life-saving technology – incorporating Front Assist with City Emergency Braking – as standard.

The announcement came as leading experts at RoadSafe partner world-renowned Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ automotive research centre, announced that AEB now had the potential to save more than 1,000 lives and 120,000 casualties over the next decade, in the UK alone.

For the full story please click here.

 

Related news, events and information

A step closer to Automation. AEB and driver assistance systems

20 February 2019 – Story fom Thatcham Research. AEB is probably the most important development in car safety since the seat belt...

Stop the Crash Experience Life Saving Technology

1 November 2017 – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology is proven to reduce collisions and costs, yet take up of...

AEB - 'The most significant development since the safety belt'

16 April 2018 – In an article titled: 'The most significant development since the safety belt' , BBC has reported that the...

Standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking increases ten-fold

25 July 2018 – Market analysis by independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has revealed a ten-fold increase in the...

#StopTheCrash campaign launch in India during inaugural Global NCAP World Congress

26 September 2018 – For the first time in India, the #StopTheCrash Partnership will host a live demonstration of crash avoidance...

Commercial Fleet Awards 2019

11 September 2019 – Story from Commercial Fleet. The Commercial Fleet Awards 2019 will return on the 8th October at the National...

Stop the Crash comes to Crete.

2 April 2019 – The Towards Zero Foundation, cohosts of the High-Level Symposium at the meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs...

UN Regulation on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems for cars to significantly reduce crashes

20 February 2019 – Some 40 Countries have agreed on a draft United Nations Regulation for Advanced Emergency Braking Systems...

New EU vehicle safety standards could prevent 25,000 deaths within 15 years

18 May 2018 – In a long-awaited and very significant announcement today the European Commission set a new EU target to halve...