New cars increasingly likely to include collision-avoidance safety tech

About half of the new cars produced for the American market between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 left the factory fitted with an automatic emergency braking system. When the IIHS collected similar data in 2017, the only about a third of new cars built had the potentially life-saving tech. About 2.2 million of the 2.5 million cars Toyota built during the study period had automatic emergency braking, making it the largest producer of cars with the technology. Nissan came in second by fitting about 1.1 million of the 1.4 million cars it built with automatic emergency braking.