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Automatic braking agreed at low speeds from 2020: U.N.

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

(Reuters) - Forty countries including have agreed on a draft U.N. regulation for advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) for new cars and light commercial vehicles from early 2020, which the says it will implement from 2022, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday.

The new regulation, compulsory for countries that adopt it at a June session, will impose strict and harmonised requirements for automatic braking at speeds of up to 60 kms per hour to save lives, especially in urban settings, the (UNECE) said.

and the EU have said the new system will become mandatory, representing some 4 million and 15 million new cars respectively each year, the statement said. "It activates the brake to stop a crash and that's it ... It will not drive, it will brake," UNECE told a briefing.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay)

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 23:29 IST