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S. Korea to mandate emergency braking system on all vehicles

All Headlines 12:10 October 19, 2017

SEJONG, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's transport ministry said Thursday it will require all vehicles and large trucks to have an advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) and lane departure warning system to improve safety on the road.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it will revise vehicle safety regulations to require the automatic safety systems as part of efforts to reduce drowsy driving-related crashes.

Currently, commercial vehicles longer than 11 meters and trucks and special purpose vehicles weighing over 20 tons are required to have AEBS and lane departure warning systems.

The new rule will apply to passenger vehicles starting from January 2019, and to trucks and other vehicles from July 2021, the ministry said.

All vehicles will also have to install rear pedestrian detection systems, and electric vehicles will be required to have a warning sound to alert pedestrians when backing up, the ministry said.


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