Almost a year ago, it was reported that the airbags and parking sensors are going to be mandatory from October 2017. Now, it appears that the timeline has been pushed to July 2019.
The Union road transport ministry has approved the timeline for the implementation of these systems, and it will be notified in a few days, reports Times of India.
The mandatory safety features include airbags (don’t know how many), seat belt reminder, a speed alert system, manual override for central locking and reverse parking sensors.
Apparently, the speed alert system should issue audio alerts when the speed crosses 80 km/h. The alert will be sharper when the vehicle crosses 100 km/h, and non-stop when it’s over 120 km/h.
At this point, there’s no word if those “sharper alerts” can be reset or switched off, as it can be very annoying at highways.
As for the airbags, some manufacturers already offer them as standard while some offer them as an option on the base variants.