Once I realized the car was hitting the brakes for me, I hit the brake pedal myself, so I'm not sure if it would have come to a complete stop by itself or not.
In the AEB test video above, of course it failed. Firstly, cardboard isn't going to be detected by the radar. Secondly, AEB doesn't respond to objects that are stationary and have always been stationary, otherwise it would slam on the brakes any time you make a turn to avoid a parked car or tree. Instead, it tracks the moving car in front of you, and detects when it has slowed to a speed significantly slower than you're going.
So the test didn't fail, you were testing a scenario that the AEB system was designed to ignore.
The only real way to test it is to almost crash into a car that stops in front of you, and that's not a test I recommend trying.
Yes, in a perfect world, AEB would make a car uncrashable, while also never braking when you don't want it to. But AI isn't that good yet, even Tesla hasn't completely figured out how to make that work. So the system we have in our Niro's isn't perfect, but it's far better than nothing, IMO.
Last edited by cockedandglocked; 01-23-2019 at 11:04 AM.