In December 2019 the Official Journal of the European union published new General Safety Regulation (GSR). The new EU Regulation No. 2019/2144 acts as an amendment of the original GSR, EC Regulation No. 661/2009.

The main changes introduced by the new GSR generally fall into the following categories:

  • New UN ECE Regulations introduced.
  • Scope of Existing UN ECE Regulations expanded.
  • New features requiring new Regulatory Requirements developed.

The new Regulation sets out dates of implementation, with a number of new requirements/ regulations to be mandated by 6th July 2022.

Some of these new requirements/regulations include:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for all vehicle categories other than M1 category.
  • Reversing detection systems for all categories of vehicle.
  • Blind spot information systems and pedestrian / cyclist collision warning systems for M2, M3, N2 and N3 category vehicles.
  • Emergency stop signals for all M and N category vehicles.

The new Regulation also requires the fitment of the following features to automated vehicles, regardless of their vehicle category, by 6th July 2022:

  • Driver availability monitoring systems.
  • Systems to monitor the area surrounding the vehicle.
  • Systems to replace the driver’s control
  • Systems to provide safety information the road users,
  • Communication systems and protocols for platooning.

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