How this technology works
Reverse automatic emergency braking uses sensors to detect the presence of objects behind your vehicle when you're backing up, and automatically brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of impact.
This system turns on when you put your vehicle in reverse.
Other names for this technology
- Backup collision intervention
- Rear automatic braking
- Rear automatic emergency braking
- Reverse autonomous emergency braking
A car that is backing in to a parking space brakes when its sensors detect it approaching another vehicle in the space behind it.
Things for drivers to keep in mind
- The system may not detect obstacles like pedestrians and cyclists
- Don't rely on the system to detect pedestrians, cyclists, or small children
- Stay alert whenever you drive in reverse, especially when children could be in the area
- This system can only detect objects and works within a limited range
- Make sure you know what these limits are for your vehicle
- This system doesn't replace careful driving
- You still have to be careful when you're backing up your vehicle
- Look out for traffic and pedestrians, use your mirrors, make shoulder checks and reverse slowly
- You should read your owner's manual to learn about your vehicle's system, including its capabilities and limits