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Pedestrian detection systems "don't work when needed most" - study
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4th Oct 2019
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Pedestrian detection systems "don't work when needed most" - study

Pedestrian detection in autonomous emergency braking systems are inconsistent or "completely ineffective" at night, a new study from the US Automobile Automobile Association (AAA) has found. The latest Tesla Model 3, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, and Honda Accord were put through their paces in a range of scenarios:
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Scott Collie
2020 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs: AEB now standard range-wide
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8th Jul 2019
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2020 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs: AEB now standard range-wide

Hyundai Australia has announced details of the upgraded 2020 Tucson line-up, headlined by the range-wide inclusion of the company’s SmartSense package – provided you’re driving an automatic.
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James Wong
Ford gives shopping trolleys AEB
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28th Apr 2019
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Ford gives shopping trolleys AEB

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.
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Scott Collie
Porsche Macan misses out on standard AEB
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27th Feb 2019
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Porsche Macan misses out on standard AEB

Porsche Australia has released its latest SUV without safety technology that comes standard on sub-$20,000 hatchbacks. Despite costing between $80,000 and $100,000 the updated Porsche Macan SUV does not come with autonomous emergency braking as standard — even though the safety aid is fitted to budget-priced models such as the Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and most other new cars on sale.
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Joshua Dowling
2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with AEB bug
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18th Dec 2018
4 min read

2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with AEB bug

Suzuki says it won’t stop deliveries of its highly anticipated Jimny four-wheel-drive – but is considering a software update – after overseas tests found a glitch that caused the car to repeatedly slam the brakes even though there was no obstacle. Testing in the US found the Suzuki Jimny’s stability control could be triggered after the autonomous emergency braking system detected a guardrail when rounding a bend.
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Joshua Dowling