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Old 7th April 2019, 20:09   #31
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Default Re: From April 2019, all new cars get enhanced safety features

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Reverse parking sensors:

Rear parking sensors warn the driver of obstacles behind the vehicle. The sensors are activated when the car is put in reverse.

Just checking. This is for all cars manufactured post April 2019 or all cars sold after April 2019?

The reason i ask is i am closing a deal on an Abarth but they are all manufactured prior to April 2019. So need to know if i need to fit the reverse parking sensors or expect it from the factory.
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Old 8th April 2019, 10:07   #32
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Default Re: Mandatory by 2019: Reverse parking assist, driver airbag and seatbelt + speed warnings

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Day running lights was introduced first in Europe because it was required there, since it gets dark very early in winters. In most parts of India, Day running lights is not required at all. It may look cool, but serves no purpose whatsoever. I dont see the point in mandating useless features and causing the prices to go up.

Many times when we are driving in a direction facing a sunrise or sunset, the glare does make us miss a vehicle. If I'm having the sun behind me, I myself run with fogs on, so that on coming drivers do not miss me.
As half the road users are morons who do not do so, the DRL's at least makes them visible. What I'd want is auto sensing DRL's that switch to parking when ambient light reduces below a threshold level.
Even DRL's themselves can be blinding, and tail lamps dont switch on with DRL's.



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Heck, I'd even go to the other extreme and want the manufacturers to offer a striped down version with no power windows, no electric mirrors, no rain sensing wipers, no automatic headlamps etc. Just give me a good fuel efficient engine with enough power, and a safe body structure. Rest of the things I will manage on my own. Thank you.
I agree to that. I guess that some of my cars have run a lakh plus km without the rear windows being rolled down. A model with safety features and no other frills will should be in demand with real users.
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Old 7th August 2019, 21:29   #33
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Default Re: Mandatory by 2019: Reverse parking assist, driver airbag and seatbelt + speed warnings

I was going through the latest brochure of the Santro and I could only find the Asta variant equipped with rear parking sensors. Hasn't the government mandated that all cars should come with the sensors? What am I missing here?
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Default Re: Mandatory by 2019: Reverse parking assist, driver airbag and seatbelt + speed warnings

May be, we are perceiving a false sense of safety asssociated with many of the brands' sheet metal thickness while Maruti Suzuki is isolated as tin can !

Here is news on Hundai car ! This car got one star rating in NCAP test in Brazil.

https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto...304871339.html

Same car, two different results! Surprising!
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Old 16th November 2020, 11:52   #35
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Default Re: Mandatory by 2019: Reverse parking assist, driver airbag and seatbelt + speed warnings

This is one of the best safety regulations brought by indian government. Has this not been enforced, we would still have AirBags as Luxury feature.
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