AEB Lawsuit Says System Can Randomly Stop Vehicles

A lawsuit filed in California says Nissan’s automatic emergency braking system (AEB) is equipped with a defective radar. When the system malfunctions AEB and cruise control may be deactivated or, in the worst case scenario, AEB activates the brakes after detecting an object that isn’t there.

The owner’s manuals for many of the vehicles admit the automatic emergency braking systems do “not function in all driving, traffic, weather and road conditions.” But the plaintiff says the manual leaves out the part about how the systems can cause vehicles to suddenly stop even when no objects are in the driving lane.

A safety system that creates an actual crash threat by avoiding an invisible one, yikes.