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Driving aids mandatory in Europe from 2021

 - 12/09/2018

The European Commission has recommended the mandatory installation of eleven safety systems on all new cars sold in Europe by 2021. Among the systems are driving aids such as automatic emergency braking and driver fatigue monitoring.

In a document entitled “New safety features in your car” published on its official website, the European Commission reviews a range of systems that it wants to make compulsory as soon as possible. It estimates that some 7,300 lives could be saved between 2020 and 2030 if the proposal is voted and adopted.

Concretely the aids concerned include automatic emergency braking, alcohol interlock installation facilitation, detection of drowsiness and lack of concentration, event (accident) data recording, emergency stop signal, improved safety belts, speed and lane keeping assistance, improved pole side impact occupant protection and, finally, a reversing camera.
Trucks and buses are also expected to be subjected to a similar measure.


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