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Tesla revives automatic braking in response to lower review scores

Automatic braking currently only works at speeds up to 28 miles per hour.

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Tesla Model S stripped of Consumer Reports top safety rating

Brake upgrade was promised as standard equipment

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AAA shows that not all auto-braking systems are created equal

Some will try to stop you altogether, some will just try to make the best of a bad situation.

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NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program. They are not mandated technologies, simply encouraged for new vehicle buyers.

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Man given ticket after getting run over by his own truck

Let it be noted that the best way to stop an out-of-control car with no brakes is to try engaging the parking brake. That being said, it's also a terrifying occurrence, so logic is sometimes thrown out the window in lieu of more of a reflex-oriented response. Brian Reynolds, 40, found himself in the latter scenario when the brakes on his Chevrolet pickup failed near a park in Salem, Massachusetts. While it isn't clear whether Reynolds attempted t

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Euro NCAP will soon require auto-braking for five-star safety rating [w/video]

From the 2014 model year, any manufacturer hoping to score five stars on the Euro NCAP safety ratings will need to make sure the vehicle in question is equipped with AEB, or Autonomous Emergency Braking. Among other features provided by systems like Pre-Safe from Mercedes-Benz and Collision Mitigation Braking System from Honda, it warns a driver if their closing speed on the vehicle ahead is outside