Safety first, as we’ve always been told. As years go by, technology continues to advance at an astounding rate, and our vehicles become the safest they have ever been.
General Motors has taken another step forward regarding safety, announcing it will voluntarily comply with an industry-wide agreement to make automatic emergency braking systems standard on all light vehicles by 2022.
Currently, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac all offer the advanced braking feature, encompassing 39 vehicles total within GM’s portfolio of vehicles. 19 models offer both automatic emergency braking and forward collision alert.
The first application of automatic emergency braking by GM came for about with the 2013 Cadillac ATS, SRX and XTS.
GM will continue to strive to be a leader in innovative crash-avoidance technology, with developments continuing at the Milford Proving Grounds’ safety facility.