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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.

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