Thursday, November 21

South Korea to Mandate Emergency Braking System on All Vehicles

South Korea’s transport ministry said Thursday it will require all vehicles and large trucks to have an advanced emergency braking system 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.

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