Carmakers Lag on Promised Automatic Braking Tech

Vehicle manufacturers are behind schedule on their pledge to equip new models with automatic brakes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says only four carmakers have so far installed automatic emergency braking in at least half their U.S. models. Twenty producers have pledged to make the feature standard in all models by 2022.

The Detroit News says carmakers feel little pressure from the Trump administration to deliver on their promise. The newspaper notes that the White House still hasn’t appointed an NHTSA director and hasn’t signaled any urgency about enforcing the deadline.‚Äč