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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union but not the U.S. or China have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, a UN agency said Tuesday. The regulation will require all vehicles sold to come equipped with the technology by which sensors monitor how close a pedestrian or object might be. The system can trigger the brakes automatically if a collision is deemed imminent and if the driver doesn t appear set to respond in time. The measure will apply to vehicles at low speeds : 60 kilometers per hour (42 mph) or less, and only affects new cars sold in the markets of signatory countries so vehicle owners won t be required to retrofit their cars and trucks already on the roads today. The regulation will start taking effect next year first in Japan, where 4 million cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in 2018, said Jean Rodriguez, the spokesman for the agency, called United ..

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