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emergency brake

[ə′mər·jən·sē ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake that can be set by hand and, once set, continues to hold until released; used as a parking brake in an automobile.
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We are adding automatic emergency braking features to the 5-Star Rating System because crash-avoidance technologies can save lives and should be widely accessible, said U.
The experience of our member fleets tells us that automatic emergency braking systems hold tremendous promise and as such, we believe manufacturers should make this equipment standard and the federal government should seriously look at issuing regulatory standards.
Should the driver fail to take action after the warning, the system will initiate Autonomous Emergency Braking to reduce speed by about 19mph, potentially bringing the car to a stop, to prevent a collision or reduce the force of impact.
The city emergency braking function is also part of Front Assist and operates at speeds below approximately 18mph.
The All-New Genesis is not only engineered to protect people when crashes happen, but with its optional automatic emergency braking system rated superior in our tests, this car can help drivers avoid some of the most common kinds of collisions altogether.
Other Hondas at the show will include the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Insight and CR-Z hybrids and the UK-built CR-V SUV which is fitted with an automatic emergency braking system.
Tests of leading automotive clubs have illustrated how dangerous a simple glass bottle or kids' toy can become during an emergency braking situation.
This is designed to help avoid rearend collisions and automatically activates flashing brake lights during emergency braking.
This is designed to avoid rear-end collisions and automatically activates flashing brake lights during emergency braking.
An optional pack which will include electronic stability controls, emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring and a hill-hold system to ease hill starts will be available across the entire range for an extra pounds 280.
The next breakthroughs in automotive safety will come in the realm of active safety features, most notably automatic emergency braking, vehicle-to-vehicle communication and using electronics to optimize the effectiveness of passive safety systems to limit occupant injuries.

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