Major automakers will announce Thursday they have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems in nearly all vehicles by September 2022, three sources briefed on the plans said.
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in September a deal in principle with 10 automakers to eventually add the technology to prevent thousands of crashes a year. The final agreement includes additional automakers and will be unveiled at a press conference in McLean, Va., at a government press conference.
The final agreement includes automakers representing more than 99 percent of U.S. light vehicle sales. Among those joining the deal are Toyota Motor Corp, General Motors Co , Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , Honda Motor Co and Volkswagen AG .
Automatic emergency braking includes systems designed to prevent crashes in which drivers do not apply the brakes or fail to apply enough braking power to avoid a collision.
(Reporting by David Shepardson)