Regulation

New European Regulators Will Require Automatic Braking on Cars

From 2014 onwards it will be impossible for a car to achieve a five star safety rating in Europe without the new technology.

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New European regulations have passed that will require new cars to have autonomous emergency braking (AEB). From 2014 onward, the Euro NCAP will include AEB in its assessment of new cars, which will make it impossible for any model without the tech to achieve a five-star safety rating.

Philippe Jean of the European Commission said that all commercial vehicles will need to be fitted with the technology by November next year.