The Uber car was doing 70 kph though. Maybe at that speed the AEB is programmed not to engage as that might pose different threats?I'm a bit confused actually.
I am not really up on all the 'standard' driver assistance things that are normal for cars to come with, so I am currently looking at what is on the Seat Arona I have just ordered.
So looking at the NCAP video of this at 2'44" in the following video;-
this cheap car I have ordered (£133pm lease) comes with "AEB pedestrian/city" (NCAP speak) on all models including the most basic model seems to do easily what this Uber car struggled with.
At slightly faster speeds, as in the video at 2'52", it shows the difference between driving at 35kph and 45kph, in the former it stopped for the pedestrian and in the latter reduced speed to 27kph.
If this cheap basic car can do the job of reacting to this sort of hazard, I am stumped as to how this super-fandango AI system failed.
At least my understanding of AEB is that when going too fast, it stops trying to brake.