The future of cars in the United States focuses on safety. Since September 2022, XNUMX, in fact, the electronic system of braking automatic standard will be mandatory throughout the United States: from that date, no car without this innovative safety system can be sold.
The novelty comes thanks to a voluntary agreement between 20 manufacturers and the NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States Department of Transportation and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). How will the new technology work? Thanks to the monitoring of the road constantly carried out by a series of radar sensors, lasers and cameras, theAutomatic Emergency Braking it will allow the vehicle to be braked automatically in case of distraction of the driver or of his inertia due to the possible collision warnings transmitted by the system.
Thus, it will be the technology itself that will avoid rear-end collisions or investments by pedestrians, cyclists and in some cases also by animals; AEB, in fact, depending on the speed of the vehicle, the safety distance with other vehicles and the speed of the event, can avoid the impact or greatly limit its effects.
But there are also those who highlight the risks of an overly "technological" car. The computer system, as we know, is in fact always at risk of hacking. And the FBI, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in recent days have warned drivers about what can happen if their car is infected remotely: "While the vulnerability does not always involve an attack capable of accessing all parts of the system, the risk to consumer safety could significantly increase if access involves the ability to manipulate critical vehicle control systems. "