4. Increase deployment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in both heavy and light vehicles

Responsibility

Commonwealth

States and territories

vehicles

Links to other Actions

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Why

AEB can reduce death and injury through a demonstrated reduction in rear-end crashes of close to 40% for early systems, and has the potential to reduce deaths by between 1% to 10% as systems become more sophisticated.

Outcomes by 2020

Achieve a majority of consumers purchasing vehicles fitted with AEB, through mandating AEB in heavy and light vehicles as well as increasing voluntary uptake.

Implementation

  • International standards for AEB exist for heavy vehicles and are under development for light vehicles.
  • The Commonwealth will examine international standards for AEB for heavy vehicles for implementation in the Australian new vehicle fleet, and finalise a regulatory package through the Australian Design Rules (subject to Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) outcomes).
  • The Commonwealth will contribute to the development of international standards for AEB for light vehicles for implementation in the Australian new vehicle fleet, and finalise a regulatory package through the Australian Design Rules (subject to international development and RIS outcomes).
  • The Commonwealth and the states and territories will work to increase voluntary uptake of AEB through government and private fleet purchasing policies and consumer information.