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Electric cars must get noisier
The EU is expected to pass a law that requires new electric and hybrid cars to generate noise by 2019 and “sound similar” to cars with combustion engines. The move is aimed at improving safety for pedestrians, including those with restricted vision, and also requires petrol and diesel engines to become 25 per cent quieter.
Reversing cameras to save lives in the USA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ruled that all new vehicles sold in America must have a reversing camera with a dashboard colour display fitted by May 2018. It hopes to cut the 210 average annual fatalities and 15,000 injuries caused by cars reversing into pedestrians and other vehicles.