All cars in Europe beginning in 2014 will need to be equipped with a technology similar to that of Volvo’s City Safety feature, which recognizes the impending impact and applies the brakes on its own to avoid a collision. Under the new regulations that will take effect in 2014, just the cars that have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) could qualify for a five-star Euro NCAP safety racing. This doesn’t mean that all cars have to be placed with AEB, which comes with the use of radar, loser or video. The European Commission conducted a study, which determined that cars with this feature have 27% fewer traffic accidents. Presently, only 21% of cars of models in Europe have an auto-braking feature.
Gallery: Volvo City Safety