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Automatic braking to prevent car crashes to be generalized within four years in EU, Japan

13 February 2019

Forty countries including Japan and the European Union have agreed on a draft U.N. regulation for advanced emergency braking systems for new cars and light commercial vehicles within four years, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday. The new regulation will impose strict and harmonized requirements for automatic braking at speeds of up to 60 km per hour to save lives, especially in urban settings, the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) spokesman, Jean Rodriguez told reporters in Geneva.

UNECE SPOKESMAN, JEAN RODRIGUEZ said Japan plans to introduce the new regulation in 2020, the EU is planning it for 2022. Japan and the EU have said the new AEBS system will become mandatory, representing some 4 million and 15 million new cars respectively each year.