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Magna says its Eyeris vision system will help automakers such as Opel meet tougher EU pedestrian-safety rules (Photo: Wikimedia)

The new Opel Insignia will be one of the first cars in Europe to have a camera-based forward-collision warning system, supplier Magna International said.

Magna said its Eyeris electronic vision system, which was developed by the Canadian group's Magna Electronics division, uses a video camera mounted behind the windshield and an advanced image processor to analyze a car's surroundings.

In addition to the Insignia, the system will be available on several Chevrolet brand cars in North America and on some Daewoos in Korea. Other models in the GM Group will get Eyeris later.

Magna said Eyeris will help carmakers meet tightened pedestrian-safety regulations set to go into effect in Europe in 2015.