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    WILL HOLLOWAY
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    • New Discovery Sport uses a stereo video camera to scan the road ahead, applying the brakes automatically if the system detects a crash is imminent.

      It offers peace of mind for you and your family’s safety, and could save you money on your insurance premium.

      Advances in digital image processing and artificial intelligence have made it possible for the Discovery Sport (and now the 2016 Range Rover Evoque) to keep it’s own eye on the road, spotting potential collisions before they occur and giving you, the driver, a warning – then applying the brakes automatically if a collision is about to happen.

      NEW DISCOVERY SPORT: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING

      Land Rover’s pioneering Autonomous Emergency Braking System has taken SUV safety to a new level. This, and other safety measures such as the all-new Pedestrian Airbag system, helped the New Discovery Sport achieve a maximum five-star safety rating from car safety performance specialists Euro NCAP. It was also honoured with the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year “Safety Award”.

      Below is everything you need to know about Autonomous Emergency Braking.

      WHAT IS IT?

      Autonomous Emergency Braking is an innovative safety system designed to avoid low-speed collisions, or reduce the severity of an impact.

      WHAT DOES IT DO?

      A tiny stereo video camera mounted next to the rear-view mirror scans the road, and senses when stationary or slow-moving traffic appears ahead. The system monitors the gap to the obstacle, and if the driver does not react by applying the brakes as the gap reduces the system first sounds a warning. If the driver still does not react the system automatically applies maximum braking, using the anti-lock braking system to slow the car as much as possible.

      It can react fast enough to prevent a collision at speeds below 32mph. If you’re travelling at 32-50mph, the system will at least ensure the speed at impact is as low as possible. Be aware, however, that Autonomous Emergency Braking will not work at speeds above 50mph.

      How Autonomous Emergency Braking works

      WHY HAVE LAND ROVER INTRODUCED IT?

      Your safety is of paramount importance to us. Rear-end collisions make up more than a third of all accidents. Safety researchers have found that low-speed crashes in city traffic were often caused by drivers reacting too late or failing to brake hard enough when suddenly faced with stationary or slow-moving traffic ahead.

      WHEN WILL I NEED IT MOST?

      Hopefully you will never need it. But it will be most likely to protect you in a busy city street where there’s lots of traffic plus pedestrians, cyclists, signs, road markings and the like all vying for your attention. Even the best driver can’t be on the lookout for hazards in every direction all at once. It also takes care of you when visibility is poor, for example when the sun is low in the sky at dawn and dusk.

      HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE IT?

      You don’t need to – that’s the beauty of it. The system silently monitors the road ahead between speeds of 3 and 50mph but it leaves you in full control until it senses that a collision could occur. Then it takes action automatically.

      THE 2016 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE ALSO FEATURES AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING

      WHICH MODELS HAVE IT?

      Autonomous Emergency Braking is one of the standard safety features on New Discovery Sport, and will be included in the 2016 Range Rover Evoque, New Range Rover Evoque Convertible, and future models going forward.

      ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS?

      Because the system acts to avoid or reduce crash repair costs, it helps to keep insurance groupings low. So even if you never need Autonomous Emergency Braking to come to your aid on the road, you could benefit from savings on your car insurance premiums.

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    WILL HOLLOWAY
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