December 18, according tomedia reports, Japanese regulators have announced that from November 2021, Japan’s new domestic passenger cars must be installed automatic braking system. The target must be equipped with automatic brakes for new Japanese-made and modified vehicles to be sold from November 2021. The new rules will apply from December 2025 to the models and styles already on sale.
Originaltitle: Japanese regulators will require new cars to have automatic braking systems installed
With regard to imported cars, taking into account factors such as the preparation time of the manufacturers, the new models will be subject to the new regulations from around June 2024 and the existing models from around June 2026.
The move is intended to popularize cars with higher safety features, following a spate of traffic accidents involving older drivers in Japan.
The automatic braking system will be based on international standards expected to take effect in January and require automakers to conduct certification tests.
International standards for automatic braking performance include “when driving at 40 km/h, you can brake to stop, not to catch a vehicle that stops in front of the rear”, “when driving at 30 km/h, you can brake to stop, not hit pedestrians crossing the road” and so on.