The Euro New Car Assessment Program is raising the bar for its auto-safety evaluations by including autonomous emergency braking systems in its star ratings beginning in 2014. That means cars without AEB will be unable to win the top 5-star rating. Brussels-based Euro NCAP says real-world performance data suggests AEB systems can reduce accidents up to 27%, but the availability of the technology in Europe is far from standardized. More than 30,000 people are killed on roads and many ...

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