In the statement, ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg, explained that Australia’s 2023 deadline still places us behind Europe’s regulatory introduction timeframe, so the mandate serves to ensure full market coverage on a globally appropriate timeline.

“Voluntary fitment alone however cannot achieve full market coverage,” said Hoorweg. 

“The mandating of AEB will push manufacturers that have been slow to introduce this technology to catch up – ensuring 100% of new Australian vehicles will have the benefit of AEB from March 2025.”

If you ask us, keeping up with Europe and saving hundreds of lives every year makes for a pretty good case for mandatory AEB!

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