The latest market analysis by independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has revealed a ten-fold increase in the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in just over two years. View the report here.
ANCAP has been tracking the availability status and market penetration of AEB across the Australian light vehicle market since December 2015 when just 3 per cent of new vehicles sold offered the autonomous braking feature as standard. Today, that figure has increased to 31 per cent.
“To see one-third of all popular selling models now offer this driver assistance technology as standard, we’ve moved some way closer to achieving a reduction in crash incidence and severity – but there is still a long way to go,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.
“This year we have adopted significant changes to our rating system to encourage the standard offering of AEB across the market, and we’re confident this will see a further acceleration in AEB availability,” Mr Goodwin said.
Of the top 100 selling vehicles available at March 2018, 37 models representing 31 per cent of the market offered AEB as standard. 35 models, representing 29 per cent of the market did not offer AEB in any form.
AEB availability by jurisdiction was also analysed with the ACT and Victoria holding the greatest market share of vehicles with AEB standard (34 per cent). Tasmania held the smallest standard share at 24 per cent. Market share by remaining jurisdictions stood at 27 per cent for WA and Queensland, 28 per cent for NT, 31 per cent for SA and 33 per cent for NSW.