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Types and Grades of Vehicles Targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars

December 23, 2019

Note: FY2019 Draft Supplementary Budget was approved by the Diet on January 30, 2020.

The government of Japan included the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars in the FY2019 Draft Supplementary Budget, which was approved by the Cabinet on December 13, 2019. These subsidies aim to support elderly drivers aged 65 or older in purchasing safety support cars in which a collision damage mitigation braking system (hereinafter referred to as “breaking system”) or an acceleration control system which responds to driver errors in use of the acceleration pedal (hereinafter referred to as “acceleration control system”) is installed.  

Following this decision, METI hereby releases the types and grades of vehicles targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars that were compiled on December 23, 2019, as a result of examination by the Examination Committee on the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars.

As a result of examination by the said Examination Committee, acceleration control systems for aftermarket installation were also compiled on the basis that they have already been individually approved in advance by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

1. Types and grades of vehicles targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars

METI hereby releases the types and grades of vehicles targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars, as a result of examination by the Examination Committee on the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars, which are shown in the Appendix attached to the Japanese language press release.

2. Points of attention for the subsidies

3. Appendix

* The functions on (i) and (ii) in the Appendix are as follows.
(i): function of the collision damage mitigation braking system; (ii) function of the acceleration control system which responds to driver errors in use of the acceleration pedal
- Appendix: Types and Grades of Vehicles Targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars

Types and Grades of Vehicles Targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars

4. Reference materials

Division in Charge

Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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