New rules for radar technology were introduced. The radar technology in cars uses radio waves to measure the speed and distance of approaching objects. This technology is being used in the automotive industry to offer features such as adaptive cruise control, which will help drivers avoid collisions thereby making Canadian roads safer.
Starting in 2015, select cars sold in Canada will be able to incorporate this new radar technology.
The standard aligns with similar rules in the U.S., reducing the administrative burden on automotive manufacturers.
- Beginning this year, individual manufacturers are planning to add several new advanced vehicle technologies, including full-speed adaptive cruise control, to vehicles assembled in Canada and/or vehicles sold in Canada. Changes to the standard will allow this.
- This new standard will also allow airports to introduce fixed radar applications that would “sweep” runways for potentially hazardous debris, improving the safety of air travel as well.
- Major automotive industry stakeholders such as the Global Automakers of Canada and the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) have asked for these changes.