Why Guardian is important

Guardian embraces commonsense regulations that seek to make our roads safer.
We are committed to working with regulators and safety groups across the globe to help bring
these technologies to vehicles as quickly and safely as possible.

Recent Regulatory News

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By Mid 2022, all new cars put on the EU market will have to be equipped with advanced safety systems.

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Lawmakers Want Tech in New Cars that Automatically Detect Drunk Drivers.

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Italy just introduced a law it hopes will reduce hot car deaths.

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Europe Regulation & Incentives

Cars sold in the European Union from 2022 onwards will be required to be fitted with a range of new safety systems as standard, including cameras that can detect:

● Driver drowsiness and attention warning
● Advanced driver distraction warning

To view the full final regulations, please see the link

 

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2017: European Commission launched a public consultation to gather stakeholder views on potential improvements to current vehicle safety measures.

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May 2018: European Commission proposed a review of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation, under the Third “Europe on the Move” set of actions.

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February 2019: European Commission’s proposal was agreed to.

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March 2019: the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation.

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USA

Here are a few examples:

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September, 2017. Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act (SELF DRIVE) Act of 2019.

Establishes the federal role in ensuring the safety of highly automated vehicles by encouraging the testing and deployment of such vehicles.

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November, 2017. American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary (AV START) Technologies Act

Establishes a framework for a federal role in ensuring the safety of highly automated vehicles (HAVs).

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January, 2019. Abbas Stop Drunk Driving Act.

Directs the Department of Transportation to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard that requires a motor vehicle to be equipped with an ignition interlock device that (1) determines the blood alcohol concentration of the operator of the vehicle, and (2) prevents the operation of the vehicle if the operator is legally intoxicated.

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May, 2019. Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2019 (Senate)

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and for other purposes

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Protection of children

Under EU law, all vehicle passengers must use safety-belts and all children must use approved child restraint systems. Approved child restraint systems must meet the stringent safety requirements contained in UNECE Regulation No. 44 for conventional safety-belt mounted or ISOFIX child seats. i-Size compliant child seats must meet UNECE Regulation No. 129’s requirements.

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