Car-to-pedestrian accidents are common in urban environments. To address these accident scenarios Euro NCAP have been testing and rating automatic emergency braking systems designed to prevent or mitigate collisions with pedestrians.
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With the automotive industry focussed on vehicle safety and the development of autonomous cars, human drivers are now being scrutinised, notably elderly drivers in Japan where the government are planning to impose a requirement that over-65s must drive vehicles which are fitted with automatic emergency braking (AEB).
Even with a big increase in the fitment of ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) in recent years, U.S. pedestrian deaths are approaching an all-time high, having increased by 35% over the previous 10 years.