New test results from AAA show that automatic emergency braking systems, which will soon be standard equipment on 99% of vehicles — vary widely in design and performance.

After conducting the tests, AAA recommended drivers “never” rely on the technology to apply the brakes.

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are designed to apply the brakes when a driver fails to engage them as the vehicle approaches an object.

There are two types of automatic braking systems: those designed to prevent crashes and those designed to lessen crash severity.

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AAA: Automatic braking system performance varies widely