Car lobby opposes EU safety bid that ‘would save 1,300 lives a year’

Firms against plans to benchmark new technology that adjusts speed to local limit

Car industry lobbyists are pushing the EU to weaken safety technology proposals, even though their own research predicts the move would cause more than 1,000 extra road deaths each year.

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) is fiercely opposing an EU attempt to benchmark a technology that automatically reduces car speeds to local limits. The group favours one that just sends speeding drivers a dashboard warning.

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