The 17th session of the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) is to take place on 25th to 29th September 2023 in Geneva. The topics set to be discussed include a draft resolution with guidance on Artificial Intelligence in road vehicles, proposed new vehicle subcategories
The UK is to retain the EU’s product safety mark indefinitely after a series of deadline extensions. It was to be replaced by the new UKCA mark for goods put on the market in Great Britain from December 2024. Firms that want to switch to the UKCA marking for products sold into the domestic market
Commission proposes new Euro 7 standards to reduce pollutant emissions from vehicles and improve air quality.
The proposal simplifies the previous emission rules for cars and vans (Euro 6) and lorries and buses (Euro VI). The Euro 7 standards sets emission standards for all motor vehicles under a single set of rules and are fuel- and- technology- neutral, setting the same limitations regardless of whether the vehicle uses petrol, diesel, electric
On August 26, 2022, the Official Journal of the European Union published a new EU Implementing Regulation setting out uniform procedures and technical specifications for the type approval of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) of fully automated vehicles. This regulation (EU 2022/1426) is one of the key legislation which will eventually permit the European type approval
To introduce a long-term strategy on the reduction of CO2 emissions from heavy duty vehicles in the European Union, the European Commission developed The Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool (VECTO) as a method of accurately determining the fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions of heavy vehicles. VECTO is a calculation tool that allows the fuel consumption
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to amend regulation for Event Data Recorders (EDR’s).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to amend regulation for Event Data Recorders (EDR’s). This would extend the recording period for timed data metrics from 5 seconds of pre-crash data at a frequency of 2Hz to 20s of pre-crash data at a frequency of 10Hz. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) appeared
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) publishes Rationale for UK REACH Work Programme Priorities in 2022/2023.
The UK regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (UK REACH) is part of GB’s independent chemicals regulatory framework. UK REACH regulates the use of chemicals to protect human health and the environment and applies to the majority of chemical substances that are manufactured in or imported into Great Britain. The Department for
United Nations World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP .29) meeting to be held in Geneva.
The UNECE World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP .29) is set to hold its 187th session on 21-24 June 2022. The meeting will address the proposed Supplements and Series of Amendments submitted for potential adoption, amongst the submitted are: ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/70 - (GRSP) Proposal for the 03 series of amendment to UN Regulation No. 127
NEW EU GENERAL SAFETY REGULATION PUBLISHED. 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
NEW DRAFT EU REGULATION FOR FULLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES PUBLISHED. The European Commission has recently published two draft EU Regulations which act to set out the requirements for more widespread deployment of fully automated vehicles. The first draft acts to amend (EU) 2018/858 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their