About About Automatic and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking

If your vehicle has this available feature, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) works with Forward Collision Alert to help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a detected vehicle you’re following. This feature works at speeds below 50 mph. Camera technology is used to automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking.
Note: Some vehicles are equipped with Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (EAEB). EAEB works with Forward Collision Alert to help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a detected vehicle you’re following, including at highway speeds. Radar and camera technology are used to automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking.

How It Works

  • When in FORWARD gear, AEB looks ahead of your vehicle and monitors other vehicles in front of you that you are following. Check your Owner’s Manual for the speed range at which AEB functions on your vehicle
  • When the feature detects another vehicle, a green icon that looks like a vehicle is displayed in your Driver Information Center (DIC)
    • This icon may also display in your Head-Up Display if your vehicle has that available feature
  • If you don’t respond fast enough or if a situation happens suddenly, AEB may automatically apply hard emergency braking or enhance your hard braking
  • You can override the system at any time by pressing the accelerator or by braking.
  • If the system slows your vehicle to a complete stop, you can release the brakes with the ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE switch (if your vehicle is equipped with the Electric Parking Brake) or by firmly pressing the accelerator pedal when it’s safe to do so  

Turning Automatic Emergency Braking Off

  • You can turn the Automatic Emergency Braking feature off through the Settings menu of your infotainment system
  • If you adjust your Automatic Emergency Braking settings to “Off” or “Alert,” you may see a yellow icon in your vehicle gauge display as well as a message indicating that automatic braking has been turned off, depending on your vehicle
  • You may also see this yellow icon or message if the windshield in front of the Automatic Emergency Braking camera or radar sensors are obscured or if the camera lens is dirty
    • If you see this icon when automatic emergency braking is turned on in your Settings menu, use windshield washer fluid to clear any obstructions in front of the feature’s camera (behind the inside rearview mirror). Check your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more information on the location of the camera and radar sensors


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Q&As

Can Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) do all my braking for me?

No. AEB should NOT be intentionally used for braking during normal driving. You should not rely on AEB to brake your vehicle. Your complete attention is always required while driving. You must be prepared at all times to take action to apply the brakes and/or steer to avoid a collision.

What’s the difference between AEB and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (EAEB)?

AEB uses only camera technology. EAEB is a separate feature that uses both radar and camera technology. See your Owner’s Manual for more information on these features, including specific operating speeds for your vehicle.

Are there other names for this feature?

Prior to Model Year 2020, this feature was referred to as Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking or Low Speed Front Automatic Braking.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

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