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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)- Japan among 40 nations to back U.N. draft regulation on braking systems

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Forty countries including Japan 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 European Union 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 U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said.Japan and the EU have said the new ...

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 23:44 IST