European Commission targets new mandatory safety equipment

Report outlines 19 new measures that could become compulsory on all new cars

The European Commission has targeted 19 technologies it wishes to be mandatory on new cars, in order to reduce the number of road fatalities to fewer than 15,000 per year by 2020.

Autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning systems are at the top of the Commission’s mandatory wish list, as it aims to move the car safety priority from mitigating the outcome of a crash to endeavouring to avoid it altogether. Lane keep assist and automatic emergency braking systems are already mandatory on buses and HGVs under European …read more

Source:: Autocar