Yes, autobraking tech does what it says on the tin: It automatically brakes to help prevent a crash. But there’s more to it than that. Roadshow explains.
We’re pretty good drivers, you and I. At least, we’d like to believe we are. However skilled, everyone’s occasionally glanced down for a second or two to adjust the radio or climate controls. A vehicle going 70 mph travels over 100 feet in that second, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for reaction if the car ahead chooses that moment to slam on the brakes.
Fortunately, technology is here to help in the form of the automatic emergency braking systems offered on many modern vehicles.