NRMA Insurance gives discounts to customers with automated braking

By Mozo ·

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 news.com.au.

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.