21 February, 2019

European Parliament: all motor vehicles intended to be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards proposed by the European Commission in May last year. The proposal’s compromise amendments states that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver distraction, drowsiness and attention warning system.  

In the compromise amendments, based on the proposal from May last year, it is stated that all categories of vehicles shall be equipped with:

  • “advanced driver drowsiness and attention warning”
  • “advanced driver distraction warning”

“First of all, we see this as very positive. It potentially means that a lot of lives can be saved thanks to EU legislation. This initiative also increases the speed of the implementation of driver monitoring systems on the European market, and probably also in other markets”, says Martin Krantz, CEO of Smart Eye.

The proposed legislation still awaits final negotiations between the Parliament, Member States and the European Commission.

Read all amendments: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/plmrep/COMMITTEES/IMCO/DV/2019/02-20/CA_Type_Approval_EN.pdf

Written by Jessika Falkenby
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