Upcoming developments of the automotive regulatory landscape in the EU and at the UN ECE Part 1
The automotive regulatory landscape belongs to the most complex ones and to those changing most dynamically. New technical developments and the appearance of new technologies present on one hand a challenge to the regulators which must keep up with the continuous changes to ensure safety for drivers, passengers and road users, on the other hand to the industry which must align and comply with the new requirements. The European Union is doubtlessly one of the pioneers of automotive regulations, adopting laws and standards which are then taken over by other countries. Much of the EU automotive legislation has its sources in the deliverables of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), a United Nations body which works on a framework for globally harmonized regulations on vehicles and whose important member the EU is. Besides the harmonized UN technical regulations for vehicles, the EU regulates some additional aspects of vehicles on its own. Therefore, it makes sense to have a joint look at the EU and the UN ECE to see what regulatory changes (and challenges) the automotive industry should get ready for in the coming months and years.
- Automotive life cycle assessment
- Batteries for electric vehicles – carbon footprint methodology
- Battery durability
- Non-exhaust emissions
- Euro 7 emission standard
- Other regulatory topics