These are the mandatory requirements for all cars in Spain from July

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The European Union has issued a regulation establishing the requirements that vehicles with a new registration must meet. These requirements therefore also apply to all newly registered cars in Spain.

In Spain, from July 6, all newly registered cars will be required to include a range of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). This was reported by the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT). These systems aim to increase driver safety and facilitate certain situations on the road.

Main ADAS systems

The DGT has highlighted five ADAS systems as the most useful for drivers:

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  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC): Allows you to set a speed on the road without constantly pressing the accelerator pedal. In addition, the system can automatically brake or accelerate based on traffic.
  • Emergency Braking Assist (APE): Detects when the driver is unresponsive and stops the vehicle in a safe location if necessary, also activating the hazard lights and emergency call system.
  • Unintended lane departure or lane crossing warning: Alerts the driver if the vehicle leaves or crosses the lane, helping to prevent accidents.
  • Frontal Collision Warning (FCW): Alerts the driver to possible frontal collisions between two vehicles, and can even detect pedestrians, cyclists or other objects to avoid collisions.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking: Can detect rear-end collisions and automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not respond. This reduces the risk of accidents.

These systems are crucial to increase road safety and prevent serious accidents on Spanish roads. The DGT urges drivers to become familiar with these systems. This way, they can harness its potential to prevent tragedies on the road.

Also read: Traffic checks in Spain this summer by plainclothes motorcycle police officers

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