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Autonomous Emergency Braking in all new trucks from November 1

Safety in the truck sector is a top priority and from November 1, all new trucks over the 3.5 ton threshold will have to be fitted Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

The aim is to reduce the number of accidents involving trucks, most of which are serious, and to bring more safety to European roads.
Using technologies such as radar, lasers and optical sensors to identify other vehicles and in many cases pedestrians, AEB automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not respond in time, to avoid or mitigate a collision, saving countless lives, injuries and inconvenience.

Why is this technology so important?

  • AEB reduces the occurrence of low speed accidents by around 20%
  • Systems are most effective at lower speeds (
  • Also¬†effective in mitigating the devastating effects of higher speed crashes