Ford has been rolling out autonomous emergency braking across a wider range of its cars lately. The Ranger dual-cab ute now has it standard across the range, as does the Transit.
Turns out, it's not just commercial vehicles getting the potentially life-saving tech. It's also shopping trolleys. Sort of...
This is, obviously, a stunt from Ford of Europe designed to promote autonomous emergency braking in its cars. There's a sensor embedded in its base, designed to detect obstacles ahead.
Mini Australia has announced a 2019 model-year upgrade for its Hatch and Convertible model lines, meaning every vehicle in its range now comes as standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
The German-owned British marque has confirmed the Driver Assistance Package is now included as standard across all 3 Door Hatch, 5 Door Hatch and Convertible models.
2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow
The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor.
The advanced safety tech – which automatically slams on the brakes in stop-start traffic if the driver isn’t paying attention – is due to roll out on all Ranger models sold in Australia, arriving in local showrooms from June.
BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing
The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings.
NYPD calls on map app Waze to remove RBT locations
New York Police Department (NYPD) has written to Waze, one of Google's mapping services, calling for it to remove 'DWI checkpoint' locations from its app.
Unlike regular Google Maps, the Waze app lets drivers report obstacles, traffic, mobile speed cameras and 'DWI checkpoints', known locally as random breath test (RBT) stops or booze buses.