Countries led by the European Union and Japan, a total of 40 nations have agreed to make automated braking systems in cars a standard safety feature. India, US, and China, however, have backed out and are not part of this deal.
As per the new regulation, all new cars sold in these markets will have to be equipped with an automated emergency braking (AEB) system. This AEB system will rely on sensors and will brake automatically if a collision is about to happen, be it with a pedestrian or another vehicle. The system is designed to work within city limits and will come into action only if there is no response from the driver.
The 40 countries have agreed to implement the AEB system as early as next year and Japan will be the first to implement the same. The European Union and other countries have agreed to adopt the system by the year 2022.
Many cars in the global market already come with AEB, but are limited to high-end cars. In recent times, this system is being implemented in a number of cars and as per the new regulation, the AEB system is designed to work on cars travelling under 60 km/h.
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