Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a game-changer when it comes to crash prevention, but its effectiveness under sun glare deserves attention.  

While AEB scans roads for potential collisions, sun glare can disrupt its sensors, hindering its ability to react in time. Some factors to think about: 

  • Sensor Type: Camera-based systems are more susceptible than radar. 
  • Sensor Location: Windshield placement increases glare exposure. 
  • Software Limitations: Glare-distorted data can be misinterpreted. 

In a 2022 study titled; A Systematic Review of Autonomous Emergency Braking System: Impact Factor, Technology, and Performance Evaluation, Yang et al., investigated environmental factors impacting AEB performance. They also looked at key features, driver factors and the future paths for protecting vulnerable road users and handling more complex scenarios.