Manual override for cars required


The media reported that the indian government is making it compulsory for car manufacturers to ensure that a manual override is included in cars with automatic locking and other safety features like airbags for cars manufactured in India from July 1, 2017.

It is observed that often cars with automatic locking cannot be manually opened and the car owners are getting trapped inside the car, leading to death in some cases. The problem is severe during the monsoon, when waterlogging damages the electronics of the car. Flooding in most metro cities has increased due to concretization and poor planning of the cities.

The cars are also required to have overspeeding indicators when the speed exceeds a specific value, like 80 km/hour, 100 km/hour, 120 km/hour, as a large number of people die in car accidents in India.