Tesla Extends Automatic Emergency Braking Capabilities to Work in Reverse & at High Speed

Tesla Extends Automatic Emergency Braking Capabilities to Work in Reverse & at High Speed

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Tesla has expanded the capabilities of Automatic Emergency Braking to improve the overall safety of its vehicles. Now it works when moving in reverse and at high speeds, according to the user manual.

Tesla recently made changes to the user manual for the 2023.12 software update. These changes include the ability for Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) to work when the vehicle is in reverse and the feature received an increase in its operational speed range, according to Not A Tesla App. This will improve the safety of Tesla vehicles.

“Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to reduce the impact of frontal and reverse collisions with limited functionality while in Reverse.”

Now the system is designed to determine the distance to objects detected around the car, and not just in front of the car. When a collision is deemed imminent, AEB applies the brakes to reduce the vehicle's speed and impact force, as before. AEB now runs from about 3 mph (5 km/h) to 124 mph (200 km/h). Previously, the speed limit was 90 mph (150 km/h). In addition to the increased speed range, AEB now works when the car is in reverse, which is extremely important.

AEB does not apply the brakes or stops applying them in the following situations:

  • Turning the steering wheel sharply
  • Pressing and releasing the brake pedal while AEB is applying the brakes
  • Accelerating hard while AEB is applying the brakes
  • The detected vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is no longer ahead

These updates to the Tesla AEB system will improve the overall safety of the company's vehicles for all road users. This is also another step towards the expansion of automotive technology and safety.

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Eva Fox

Eva Fox

Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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