Come 2022, Your New Car May Have ‘Brakes With Brains’: All You Need to Know!
As stated time and again, the Indian road network is reportedly the most unsafe on the planet. In 2017, addressing the Lok Sabha, Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said that four lakh road accidents take place in the country in which 1.5 lakh people die every year.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, which is currently stuck in the Parliament, is a positive step forward towards making the roads safer but is being opposed by various opposition parties for curtailing the powers of the state governments and favouring corporates. You can read more about it here.
As the debate rages on, measures are thankfully being taken to address this issue, and one positive step in this direction is the mandatory fitting of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in all vehicles.
As reported in NDTV, come 2022, all new cars and heavy vehicles like buses and trucks will be compulsorily fitted with a device to automatically apply the brakes if any object on the road is detected. This announcement was made by Gadkari on Thursday.