Madison,
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March
2016
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04:27 PM
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Automatic braking on new cars to be standard in 2022

Summary

Automatic emergency braking will be standard in nearly all new vehicles by 2022. This commitment was announced today by automakers and groups including the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). American Family Insurance is a member of IIHS, with CEO Jack Salzwedel as its board chairman.

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McLEAN, Va. — The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today a historic commitment by 20 automakers representing more than 99 percent of the U.S. auto market to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on virtually all new cars no later than NHTSA's 2022 reporting year, which begins Sept. 1, 2022.

Read the news release from IIHS.