Agency recommends new braking technology

Leaders at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads have backed the use of sophisticated new technology that is aimed at reducing the number of vehicle collisions across the province.

Head-on crashes are the most common cause of road fatalities in Queensland and new autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems could potentially save people's lives.

AEB technology senses other cars in front of a vehicle and then warns the driver, before applying the brakes automatically.

The transport department is keen for motorists to buy new vehicles that include the AEB system as standard.

As well as having the potential to prevent fatal collisions, the technology also brings financial benefits.

A number of car insurance providers have already promised to offer lower premiums to customers that have the AEB systems.

With the overall cost of motoring currently very high, any way in which Aussies can reduce their expenditure will surely be welcomed with open arms.

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