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Motor Vehicles: Brakes

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 210135, tabled on 13 October 2014

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.

Answered on

20 October 2014

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).