Monday, January 18

Japan: Automatic Braking Failures Led to 72 Accidents in 2017

The transport ministry received reports on 72 cases last year in which the failure of automatic braking systems had resulted in accidents, it has been learned.

This is the first time the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has tallied the number of accidents involving automatic braking systems, which are designed to prevent collisions by detecting vehicles and people.

The ministry cautions people not to overly rely on automatic brakes, as there have been cases such as those in which the devices failed to work in time due to excessive speed.

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