Motor Vehicles: Brakes

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will create incentives to increase the take-up of cars equipped with autonomous emergency braking.

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken on the potential of autonomous emergency braking to reduce injuries and death caused by traffic accidents.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has no current plans to incentivise the adoption of this technology. The Department for Transport and has not undertaken specific research regarding its potential benefits but continues to support the uptake of safer vehicles through the provision of objective advice to vehicle purchasers through its membership of Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme).

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