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Ten major automakers said today they will install emergency braking systems as standard features in every car, another step toward autonomous driving.

The commitment, made at the opening of a new vehicle research center in Virginia run by the insurance industry, is part of an effort to make crash prevention technologies more widely available to all motorists.

“We are entering a new era of vehicle safety, focused on preventing crashes from ever occurring, rather than just protecting occupants when crashes happen,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “But if technologies such as automatic emergency braking are only available as options or on the most expensive models, too few Americans will see the benefits of this new era. These 10 companies are committing to making AEB available to all new-car buyers.”



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