These new technologies will become a must for your new car: here’s the full list

The Driver Assistance Toolkit is or will become mandatory for all new vehicles. These new technologies are being introduced by the European Commission to improve safety on the continent’s roads. We had access to the full list, which is detailed below.

Collision Warning System: it is a system that uses sensors to scan the environment to detect the possible presence of objects. If the distance between these objects is very small and a collision is likely, a signal is sent to the driver. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models of city and cargo buses. From July 7, 2024 for all new city and freight buses. There are no commitments for a new car yet.

Reverse detection system : It warns the driver of the presence of people and objects behind the vehicle, with the main purpose of avoiding collisions when reversing. When ? Effective July 7, 2024 for all new models. From July 7, 2026 for all new vehicles.

Blind Spot Warning : it is a system that scans, mainly with the help of cameras, the car’s environment to identify certain places that are not directly visible to the driver. If another vehicle enters such an area, the driver is warned by a warning light in the exterior mirror. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new bus and truck models. From July 7, 2024 for all new buses and trucks.

Lane Departure Warning : This system warns the driver when the vehicle unintentionally deviates from its lane. It detects the lane markings on the ground with a camera and gives a warning signal when the tire collides with the lane markings. These systems are not activated when a turn signal is used. When ? Already mandatory for new buses, intercity and trucks, present on many new car models.

Extended driver distraction warning : A system that helps the driver focus on the road and alerts them if they are distracted. This type of system measures the time the driver spends looking away from the lane and issues an alert when the threshold is reached. When ? Effective July 7, 2024 for all new models. From July 7, 2026 for all new vehicles.

Driver sleepiness detection : This system detects signs of driver fatigue and drowsiness by monitoring driving and steering functions. If signs of fatigue are detected, the driver is given a signal so that he can pull himself together or signal that he should take a rest break. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models. From July 7, 2024 for all new vehicles.

Intelligent Speed ​​Assistance : A system that warns the driver or automatically limits the speed of the vehicle when it exceeds the maximum permitted speed. These systems determine the location of the vehicle and compare the current speed with the maximum speed allowed in the area. If the vehicle exceeds this speed, the system will act as a visual or audible warning. Other systems also intervene, creating resistance to the accelerator pedal or reducing engine power. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models. From July 7, 2024 for all new vehicles.

Note: manufacturers are free to choose the type of ISA installation: depending on the car model, it will be either ISA only with a warning, or ISA that intervenes by resisting at the level of the accelerator pedal or reducing engine power.

Lane Keeping System: this system allows you to increase the steering resistance. This makes it difficult for the vehicle to maneuver, thereby reducing the risk of small lane changes. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models of cars and vans. From July 7, 2024 for all new cars and vans.

Anti-lock braking system: these systems are designed so that the wheels do not lock up during an emergency stop, preventing skidding. They are also installed on motorcycles to avoid the risk of falling in the event of an emergency stop. When ? Already mandatory for all new cars.

Stability Control Program: these are assist systems designed to control vehicle stability and intervene when an imbalance in the vehicle is detected that appears to be contrary to the driver’s intent. When ? Already mandatory for all new cars.

Adaptive cruise control: Cruise control automatically maintains the speed set by the driver and measures the distance to the vehicle in front. If the distance to the vehicle in front becomes too short, the vehicle automatically brakes. The vehicle then accelerates automatically to the set speed again. This system is activated using several control buttons to set the desired speed and is deactivated as soon as the driver presses the pause button.. When ? Not required.

Intelligent Speed ​​Assistance: These systems not only detect when the vehicle exceeds the legal maximum speed, but also actively intervene by creating resistance on the accelerator pedal or reducing engine power. When ? Currently, only the passive form is required.

Extended emergency braking: it is a system that can automatically detect a potential collision and activate the vehicle’s braking system to slow down to avoid or mitigate a collision. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new city buses and trucks, as well as for all new models of cars and vans. From July 7, 2024 for all new cars and vans.

Tire pressure monitor: it is a system that can measure tire pressure or fluctuations and warn the driver when the pressure is not optimal. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new passenger cars and all new models of minibuses, buses, intercity and trucks. From July 7, 2024 for all new minibuses, buses, intercity and trucks.

electronic call : A system that automatically notifies emergency services in the event of an accident. When ? Already mandatory for all new cars and vans.

Alcohol blocking: a system that ensures that the vehicle’s engine cannot be started until the driver has passed a negative breath test by blowing into the device. When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models. From July 7, 2024 for all new vehicles. Note: it is indeed a mandatory installation of a standardized interface that facilitates the installation of non-original alcohol blocking devices in cars. Not the breathalyzer itself.

Event data logger: this is the famous black box that has made the news in recent days. The system stores vehicle data for a short period of time before, during and immediately after an accident (such as an airbag). When ? From July 6, 2022 for all new models of cars and minibuses; from January 7, 2026 for all new models of city and cargo buses. From July 7, 2024 for all new models of passenger cars and minibuses; from January 7, 2029 for all new city and freight buses.