Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most popular 7-seater SUV in the market at the moment. It is also the most feature loaded and technologically advanced car from Mahindra. The SUV has been an instant hit and there is currently a long waiting period on the SUV. It is the only car in the segment to offer Advanced Driver Assistance System. There are several feature available under this system and one of them is Automatic Emergency Braking system or AEB. Here we have a video where an XUV700 driver is seen testing this feature on a highway.
The video has been shared by Swapnil Pawar on a Facebook group. It looks like the person who posted the video is also the person who shot the video. In this video, a top-end Mahindra XUV700 is being driven on a highway. Just like any other Indian Highway, there are heavy vehicles on the road. The video shows a glimpse of the fully digital instrument cluster we can see a current speed of the car as 89 kmph. A truck and trailer is also seen in front of the car in the same lane.
The right lane on the highway was empty but, the driver did not change the lane. Instead, he continues on the same lane. He had engaged the Automatic Emergency Braking feature on the XUV700 and it looked like he wanted to test the feature in real world. The car was carrying good speed as it is seen in the video and as the distance between the trailer and the XUV700 decreases, the radar in the feature warns about the frontal collision and the notification can be heard in the video.
Driver does not press the brakes and as the car went dangerously near to the trailer, AEB feature engaged breaks and slowed down. The noise of the system applying the brakes can be heard in the video. The system did work on time and it saved the car from an accident. The car did not come to a complete halt as the trailer in front was moving. The car was now doing 59 kmph on the instrument cluster.
The driver then switched to the different lane and that is where the video ends. The video definitely shows one of the coolest feature on the Mahindra XUV700 but, should you actually try this on a public road or highway? We think that it was actually unnecessary. The reason why we say that it is unnecessary is because at the end of the day, these are all machines and there are chances that the feature might stop working due to some technical issue.
It is quite possible that the radar on the car might not read the obstacle ahead. In such case, the car and the driver both would get in trouble. The car can get serious damage and the occupants can get seriously injured as well. These features have been designed to save the car and the occupants from accidents in case of careless driving or an emergency situation.