It’s become apparent just how dedicated Hyundai is to providing safe vehicles over the past few years. Hyundai SmartSense was introduced and has subsequently grown to include many technologies, now coming standard on several different models. One such technology found within the suite of features is Automatic Emergency Braking, which now comes standard on 96% of vehicles produced by Hyundai.
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“Hyundai’s AEB safety technology, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, is now standard on 96% of our lineup of cars and SUVs. We are proud to offer this life-saving technology on the vast majority of new Hyundai vehicles. It speaks to our organizational dedication to vehicle safety and the industry’s ability to work together and advanced motor vehicle safety voluntarily.”
– Brian Latouf, Chief Safety Officer, Hyundai Motor North America
Why is this figure important?
96% is an incredibly high number, which might sound impressive even without any background information. But the reason it’s truly impressive in this regard is because it’s two years early. What does that mean? Back in 2016, Hyundai was one of many companies across the automotive industry which, in conjunction with both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, vowed to make AEB a standard feature on most if not all vehicles by September 1st of 2022.
That means Hyundai voluntarily decided to pushing things up even faster than that, standardizing it across almost the entire lineup. The only vehicle that doesn’t come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking is the Hyundai Accent, which does include it on its top-tier trim level.
In Hyundai vehicles, Automatic Emergency Braking is called Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. It’s a technology that detects impending collisions and determines if it will be unavoidable, working to lessen damage if it is. To learn more about FCAA or any other SmartSense technologies, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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