• The General Safety Regulation must improve vehicle safety

    11 April 2018

    In advance of the European Commission’s review of the General Safety Regulation (GSR) the Commission, MEPs and stakeholders debated which advanced vehicle safety technologies should be made standard on 11 April 2018 in the European Parliament. The debate was hosted by MEP Deirdre Clune (IRL, EPP) and organised by the Forum for Mobility & Society.

    At the debate, FIA Region I Director General, Laurianne Krid, said “With the revision of the General Safety Regulation, the Commission has an opportunity to make live-saving vehicle technologies mandatory. We must ensure that these new technologies have a proven track record of effectiveness. Autonomous Emergency Braking is one such technology that should be made standard along with seat belt reminders on all seats. Beyond mandating these technologies, the flip side of the coin is road users. We must ensure that drivers are fully informed on how to use these technologies. One method to achieve this goal is through life-long learning, which FIA Region I members are actively involved in.”

    Additional speakers at the event included the European Commission, Euro NCAP, BMW and CLEPA.

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