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Toyota to offer automatic braking in 25 models by end of 2017

Days after the US government announced a voluntary deal to make automatic braking standard in cars, Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it’ll conform to the standard on almost all Toyota and Lexus models sold in the US by the end of 2017.

autos Updated: Mar 22, 2016 12:13 IST
In this frame grab from video as a vehicle closes in on a Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV) at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville.
In this frame grab from video as a vehicle closes in on a Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV) at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville. (AP)

Days after the US government announced a voluntary deal to make automatic braking standard in cars, Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it’ll conform to the standard on almost all Toyota and Lexus models sold in the US by the end of 2017.

Recently, the US government had announced a voluntary deal with 20 car companies to make automatic braking standard on most vehicles within six years.

Toyota said 25 of its 30 Lexus and Toyota models will have a suite of standard safety features — including automatic braking, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning — by the end of 2017. Models that will get those features later include the Lexus GX, the Toyota 4Runner and the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai.

The government says automatic emergency braking could prevent more than half of the 1.7 million rear-end crashes each year in the US.