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On August 1 2016, Delphi Automotive PLC was selected by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) as a strategic partner to implement autonomous mobility concepts, recognising Delphi’s leading technologies in advanced safety and automated software.   Delphi will provide a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles and will...

[caption id="attachment_11003" align="alignright" width="190"] Mr Louis-Sylvain Ayral[/caption] Last month, CLEPA's Technical Director Louis-Sylvain Ayral retired from his position after leading CLEPA's Technical Regulations department for 20 years. We are very thankful to Mr Ayral for his faithful service to CLEPA and wish him well in retirement.   Mr...

On July 5, 2016, the European Commission's Motor Vehicles Working Group met in Brussels and discussed the following topics:   Approval of the Draft Summary Report of the 131st meeting of the Working Group "Motor Vehicles" held on 16 February 2016 Presentation by the Commission services on the...

On Friday July 22, the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) launched a Call for tender for a Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence.   The aim of this contract is to design a comprehensive...

  On Friday 22 July 2016, CLEPA CEO Paul Schockmel shared his vision for Automated Driving (AD) with 2025ad.com in the following blog piece.   In the European automotive value chain, Automotive Suppliers play an essential role by directly employing more than 5 million people and investing 18€...

On July 14, it was announced that Gestamp would receive €160m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for financing research and innovation.   EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Gestamp CEO Francisco J. Riberas signed an Investment Plan for Europe loan at a ceremony in Madrid. The loan will allow...

On 7 July, Roland Berger published their latest Global Automotive Supplier Study, produced in cooperation with Lazard. The study identifies automotive trends over the last year and provides insight into future developments. As part of the study, performance indicators of more than 600 international suppliers were analysed...

  GENERAL ISSUES   The 59th session the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) took place from 13-19 June, where the following was discussed: Toxicity and flammability - CLEPA proposal was adopted by GRSP, with Final adoption taking place at WP29 session of November 2016. Exchange of information on national and...