What is Automatic Emergency Stop Assistance?
For some the vehicular version of the Holy Grail is a car that will go, stop, turn, navigate, and get you a toasted cheese sandwich with extra bacon to go along with your cholesterol meds. At the Society of Automotive Engineers, they call that Holy Grail autonomous Level 5 (and the sandwich-getting is not included.)
Lovely as Level 5 autonomous driving might sound, we are not there yet. Instead, the industry is now serving up vehicles that offer Level 2 autonomy, otherwise known as partial automation, and active emergency stop assistance technology is increasingly included with such systems.