Safety

Europe will require carmakers to install speed limiters starting in 2022

The European Union (EU) will require the use of intelligent speed assistance system software in new vehicles sold from 2022 onwards. The EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said in a public statement that nearly 25,000 people are killed each year on European roads, primarily due to human error. Officials believe adding and requiring intelligent speed assistance software to all vehicles in Europe will decrease the fatality numbers and help reduce human error while operating motor vehicles. The European Automotive Manufacturers Association has expressed concerns that infrastructure such as road signs and speed limit information on digital maps are not standardized across Europe and need to be updated before intelligent speed assistance systems become standard. The process to roll out the new technology requirements is pending formal approval from member states and the European Parliament.

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