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Guess Kia is trying to raise the entry level Stinger’s ANCAP score because Kia Australia will bee making autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature in entry-level models. Good news for people in Australia who has been holding off on getting a Stinger. At this rate, maybe the rest of the world will follow and other markets will make these driver assistance technologies the standard in all Stingers.
 

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I remember seeing articles and comments sections in them that talk about AEB and similar system becoming mandatory, so this could have easily been a move from Kia to secure sales in case it does happen. Nothing worse than having a new product come out only to lose value right away due to some new rule/regulation that passed. Hopefully this means we will see it become a standard global feature on all Stingers.
 

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I'm all for more standard safety tech, and hopefully this change is implemented in North American models. The Stinger currently doesn't have any other drive assist tech like ACC or lane keep assist does it? Wonder if they will consider more features like that once sensors have been placed.
 

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Everything will take time and maybe a push from the government. I believe it was recent in certain countries where rear view cameras became mandatory as a standard feature, so it could be a matter of time until other equipment like AEB catches on as well.
 

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I'm all for more standard safety tech, and hopefully this change is implemented in North American models. The Stinger currently doesn't have any other drive assist tech like ACC or lane keep assist does it? Wonder if they will consider more features like that once sensors have been placed.
Of all models to get it from Kia, Stinger will be on top of their list. Its the only premium Kia product that can be moved at volume. Meaning its a great test best for autonomous tech. A very similar strategy has been used by other car makers. Kia is likely to follow.
 

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Depends on the insurance company I suppose. Think Aviva Canada recently began offering a 15% discount for vehicles with autonomous emergency braking, but I'm not sure about any other companies. Best to just call and get a list directly from your insurance agent.
 

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Yeah definitely varies from provider to provider and of course rates are different depending on where you live as well. It's a good incentive to buy a new car, over a used one, as it'll most likely come standard with better kit.
 
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