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February- March 2016   The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event will be held in Bad-Homburg (Germany) on 20th April 2016.   Please pencil this date in your agenda.   GENERAL ISSUES   The UN Informal Group on the 1958 Agreement revision and on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) met in Paris...

This month, we welcome two new members to the CLEPA family – Tokai Rika, a manufacturer of safety products and SDCM, the Polish Association of Automotive Parts Distributors and Producers.   For a more detailed briefing of our new members, see below.   Tokai Rika   Tokai Rika is a manufacturer...

  The European Parliament Committee of inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) elected its chair and four vice-chairs at a constituent meeting on Wednesday morning, therefore officially starting its one-year mandate.   MEPs elected the chair, Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D, BE). Afterwards, Ms Van Brempt...

On Tuesday February 16th, the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee held a public hearing entitled: ‘Towards a European Road Safety Area’.   The hearing sought to evaluate the latest development and challenges for future in the field of road transport safety.   Discussions focused on vehicle design, the...

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group recently published the study: “Review and Evaluation of Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labelling and Consumer Information Programs”.   The study is a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of vehicle fuel efficiency labelling across a wide range of economies, and was commissioned...

Earlier this February, a legal opinion by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set the Internet abuzz. Why? Because it informed Google that the artificial intelligence used to pilot its autonomous vehicle could be viewed as the “driver” for some (not all) regulatory purposes....

This month, skills and training for the labour market have been in the spotlight across Europe. First, we look at the European Parliament’s Culture Committee draft report which calls for greater support for VET, lifelong learning and for promotion of worker mobility. Secondly, we have...

On February 16th 2016, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) held an event in Brussels entitled: ‘Reducing CO2 from Road Transport Together’, gathering a variety of relevant stakeholders to discuss measures to meet CO2 emissions targets in the road transport sector.   As well as the heavy-duty...

On 12 February 2016, the Council approved the adoption of the second package of rules to introduce real driving emission (RDE) tests.  The new tests are intended to measure more accurately pollutant emissions from cars and other light vehicles. This follows the European Parliament’s adoption...