11 mandatory safety systems for EU countries identifiedFebruary 10, 2019
The European Commission announced new safety rules, according to which all new cars by 2021 will be equipped with autonomous emergency braking, assistance in keeping lanes, rear-view cameras and a driver fatigue detection system.
In total, 11 systems introduced to the market by this date will become mandatory for new cars, saving approximately 7,300 lives and preventing 38,900 serious injuries from 2020 to 2030.
It is believed that autonomous emergency braking (AEB), which automatically applies the brakes of the car, if the driver is not able to react to the obstacle in time and slow down, reduces collisions by 38 percent. Meanwhile, rear-view cameras have recently become mandatory on new cars sold in America, and are expected to save 95 lives per year.
New cars should also be equipped with emergency data recorders by 2021, recording telematic information after any collision. You will also need wiring for the alcohol vapor detection system, which allows you to set a car lock if necessary, if the driver has the smell of alcohol.
Emergency braking alarms will become mandatory, which flashes with hazard lights or stop lights when the car brakes sharply, safety belts, side impact protection systems and pedestrian impact zones will improve.
11 systems that will become mandatory in 2021:
- Advanced emergency braking
- Wiring to install the system blocking the car in pairs of alcohol
- Detection of drowsiness and lack of driver attention
- Data logger (crash)
- Emergency braking signal
- Full frontal protection against injury to passengers + improved seat belts
- Improved head impact area for pedestrians and cyclists – safety glass in case of an accident
- Intellectual speed assistance
- Lane departure warning
- Side Impact Protection
- Rearview camera or detection system
In recent years, European lawmakers have played a key role in improving road safety, requiring the installation of electronic stability control and the attachment of Isofix child seats for all new cars certified since 2011. Meanwhile, anti-lock brakes have been installed on all cars sold in the EU since 2004.
Between 2005 and 2015, the number of road traffic crash victims in the EU declined by 43 percent, but security executives are concerned that the decline has slowed since 2014, and last year, 25,300 people died on EU roads. New security systems are becoming mandatory in order to assist in the development of the EU Vision Zero project, aimed at “approaching zero deaths and serious injuries [on the road] by 2050”. For the year 2030, an intermediate goal is foreseen – a reduction of 50 percent.
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