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  On October 27 2016, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published a study which compares the uptake of a range of vehicle technologies such as variable valve timing, gasoline direct injection, turbocharging, stop/start, as well as transmission and hybridisation technologies in the U.S. and EU...

On October 28 2016, the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV) announced the latest REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation evaluation under REFIT.   The REACH Regulation includes the obligation for a review every 5 years to monitor progress in the achievement of...

On November 2 2016, ISO (The International Organisation for Standardisation) and SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) announced a pilot agreement for the joint development of new technical standards and harmonisation of existing standards. The new Partnership Standards Development Organisation (PSDO) cooperation agreement will apply in...

On October 27, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) published its Roadmap on the Extension of Directive 2010/40/EU1 (the Intelligent Transport Systems 'ITS' Directive’).   The aim of this initiative is to extend the duration of the empowerment to the Commission to adopt delegated...

On October 27, the European Commission published the 2016 edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboard", a benchmark which compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport.   The objective of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investment and...

On October 25, the European Commission released its Work Programme for 2017 with a focus on the delivery of the 10 priorities outlined in the Political Guidelines, with priorities including completion of the Digital Single Market, Energy Union and the Circular Economy.   Every year, the Commission...

On September 14  2016, the REACH Task-force met at CLEPA offices in Brussels to discuss a number of priorities for automotive suppliers and to agree actions and tasks for the task-force and its members.   Among the agenda items were the following: Presentation of 2018 Registration Deadline activities...

On October 3 2016, the Technical Committee - Motor Vehicles (TCMV) gathered in Brussels for their 61st meeting. The main points on the agenda were:   Updating of the TCMV members’ list Final exchange of views on draft proposal for the Commission Implementing Regulation regarding administrative requirements relating to emission limits and...