The Safety Defecit

Only 12.8% of new vans were fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) technology as standard in 2019, compared to 62% of new cars. As this table highlights, there is a strong disparity between vans and cars – even between models that are produced by the same manufacturer. Some cars are blessed with a full complement of active safety equipment, as standard, whereas vans have nothing. Manufacturers are making a clear decision not to fit this technology as standard.

In this video, Jon Dye, Director of Motor at QBE explains the benefits Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research's Commercial Van Safety Ratings will have on the motor insurance industry. He also reveals how implementing more collision avoidance technology in vans could help keep drivers as well as other road users safe.