Source: Hyundai announcement
FOUNTAIN VALLEY – During the past year, 98 percent of the Hyundai vehicles produced for sale in the U.S. include four safety features as standard technology – Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist/Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist/Lane Following, and Driver Attention Warning.
The company’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology vehicle offering has increased two percent versus one year prior and accomplishes a voluntary industry commitment two years in advance of the deadline.
“Hyundai’s ‘safety-first’ philosophy has contributed to our recent product increase with AEB/FCAA and two additional safety technologies now standard on 98 percent of our lineup of cars and SUVs,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America. “AEB is an exciting technology since it not only protects vehicle occupants but vulnerable road users as well.
“We are pleased to offer life-saving technology on the vast majority of new Hyundai vehicles to offer ‘peace-of-mind’ to our customers and their precious cargo. This accomplishment highlights our devotion to vehicle safety and the industry’s ability to work together and advance motor vehicle safety voluntarily.”
In 2016, Hyundai joined the industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in committing to make AEB standard on virtually all light-duty vehicles by September 1, 2022.
IIHS estimates that this commitment will prevent 42,000 crashes and 20,000 injuries by 2025, and that front crash prevention systems with both forward collision warning and automatic braking reduce rear-end crashes by half.
Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America focuses on ‘Progress for Humanity’ and smart mobility solutions. The company offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs and electrified vehicles. Its 820 dealers sold more than 620,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2020, and nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.