Now that automatic emergency braking is becoming a common safety feature across the industry, the next shoe to drop is likely to be automatic emergency steering. Several automakers and suppliers are developing the technology, in which vehicle sensors and artificial intelligence detect an impending collision that can't be avoided by only braking. In response, a smart steering system takes control of the wheel to reposition the vehicle to avoid or reduce the impact. According to Nexteer Automotive, the feature will be a natural outgrowth of electronically controlled steer by wire once manufacturers adopt that technology in future autos.
A new level of safety: Emergency steering
A smart steering system takes control of the wheel to reposition the vehicle to avoid or reduce the impact.
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