Brief: On February 22, 2022, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea issued a legislative announcement on Amendment No. 196, which plans to revise the Korean Vehicle Framework Regulation KMVSS. The draft is currently in the stage of public comment and will end comment on April 23, 2022. . This draft revision involves nearly 30 KMVSS Articles, and one of the most influential changes is the revision of KMVSS Article 15-3, the applicable scope of vehicle equipped with Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) is planned to be extended to M1 and N1.
Since 2016, the Global Homologation Research Team of ATIC has been continuously tracking and researching KMVSS, MOE, MOI, and subsidy policies and regulations in Korea. ATIC has tracked the mainly updates of the Korean KMVSS draft, and analyzed the updates of KMVSS Article 15-3 AEBS.
A brief history of the revision process for KMVSS Article 15-3 AEBS:
KMVSS 15-3 was first established on January 9, 2017. At that time, only buses with a length of more than 11 meters and a vehicle of GVW exceeding 20T were required to be equipped with AEBS.
On July 1, 2018, South Korea revised this article to expand the applicable scope of vehicle categories to buses, trucks and special vehicles of GVW exceeding 3.5T.
Recently, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to revise KMVSS Article 15-3 again to expand the scope of applicable vehicle category from only for vans (excluding light vans) and cargo/special automobiles of GVW exceeding 3.5 tons of gross vehicle weight to passenger cars and trucks and special vehicles of GVW below 3.5T. Therefore, M1 and N1 vehicles will also be required to be equipped with AEBS after new regulation implementation.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE REGULATIONS
This draft still open for public comments. For KMVSS Article 15-3 AEBS, it is planned to be implemented in several stages for new types of vehicles and new registration vehicles in this draft.
For new types of vehicles, the implement plan is as follow:
1. From January 1, 2023, passenger cars, trucks and special vehicles of GVW under 3.5T must be equipped with AEBS that can detect vehicles in front of the lane.
2. Passenger cars, trucks and special vehicles of GVW under 3.5T must be equipped with ABES that can detect pedestrians and bicycles in front of the lane from January 1, 2025.
For new registration vehicles, the implement plan is as follow:
1. From December 31, 2024, passenger cars, trucks and special vehicles of GVW under 3.5T must be equipped with AEBS that can detect vehicles in front of the lane.
2. From December 31, 2026, passenger cars, trucks and special vehicles of GVW under 3.5T must be equipped with ABES that can detect pedestrians and bicycles in front of the lane.
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