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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Hyundai Achieves Safety Milestone In The U.S.


Hyundai has reached a milestone in the U.S. by including autonomous emergency braking or AEB as standard on its light vehicles a full two years before the industry commitment’s deadline.

The technology, along with Lane Keep Assist/Lane Following and Driver Attention Warning is now equipped on 98 percent of Hyundai vehicles produced for sale in the safety-centric U.S. market.

In 2016, Hyundai joined the industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in committing to make AEB standard on virtually all light-duty vehicles by September 1, 2022.

The IIHS estimates that this commitment will prevent 42,000 crashes and 20,000 injuries by 2025 in the U.S. alone, and that front crash prevention systems with both forward collision warning and automatic braking reduce rear-end crashes by half.


As part of its commitment, Hyundai promised to end “zero star” rated NCAP vehicles such as the Eon (see above image), and with that promised to fit a full suite of airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, and autonomous emergency braking in all of their new vehicles by 2020.

Despite the promise, last we checked, Hyundai Philippines is still selling the Accent, one of its best-selling vehicles, with airbags as optional equipment. Its other vehicles, such as the Reina, Kona, Venue, and Palisade do better since they’re fitted with dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD at the very least, as standard.

2 comments:

  1. Dual airbags, abs and ebd should have been standard on every car 10 years ago. In 2021, 6 airbags, stability and traction control should be the bare minimum. All other subcompact sedans offer these as STANDARD, only Hyundai's and Mitsubishi's subcompacts still seem to be stuck in the early 2000s.

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  2. Lol the photo. 0.5 star in safety. because it only has ONE airbag.

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