NRMA Insurance gives discounts to customers with automated braking

If your new ride comes with Auto Emergency Braking (AEB) technology fitted as standard and is tested by NRMA, the insurance provider will cut your policy bill by 10-15%, according to

A 2013 US survey by Eno Centre for Transportation found 90% of drivers would consider an autonomous car if it cut insurance rates. Mozo advises Aussie drivers to do their homework and search the car insurance market before signing up with a policy.

NRMA Insurance head of research Robert McDonald told the website, “automatic emergency braking (AEB) is a solid advance in driver safety given that it helps prevent collisions and minimises the risk of injury to drivers.”

The car insurer found that the technology - which is fitted in cars like the Volkswagen Up, Subaru Liberty and Volvo V40 - has the ability to bring a vehicle to a complete stop in stop start traffic, which is where around 80% of accidents happen.

“As technology develops, there is the potential to provide more significant safety benefits to customers travelling at higher speeds and even while reversing,” said McDonald.