Motor Vehicles: Brakes

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to promote the adoption of the latest sensing Autonomous Emergency Braking systems to support advances in the technology sector.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

New sensor technology, together with advances in system software, mean that a new generation of Advanced Emergency Braking Systems have the potential to have a positive effect on road casualties.

Through its support for a dynamic rating system in EuroNCAP, the UK Government has encouraged the uptake of AEBS and other new technologies by vehicle manufacturers who seek the highest safety ratings for their products. The UK is also an active participant in UN ECE consideration of proposals to require AEBS to be fitted to all new passenger cars and vans.

More widely, the Government is investing £150m into Collaborative Research and Development and Feasibility Study projects, including a range of high profile public trials and demonstrations of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and related technologies and business models.

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