Drivers have been given the chance to test automated braking to “build understanding of the life-saving technology.”

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP SAFETY, organised an event at The Bend Motorsport Park as part of a collaborative partnership with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).

Drivers rode inside an AEB-equipped Hyundai Santa Fe which was driven towards a static demonstration vehicle. The outcome of the potential collision was averted through the emergency intervention of the vehicle’s AEB system.

“AEB technology is becoming increasingly available in new cars, yet very few consumers have experienced it,” said James Goodwin, ANCAP Chief Executive.

“It is almost impossible for consumers to see how AEB works during a routine test drive which is why we’ve broadened our engagement activities to educate members of the public about the availability, function, benefits and limitations of the technology.

“Allowing people to ride in the vehicle during the demonstrations is a transparent and very effective way to build their understanding of this life-saving technology.”