United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 16 on safety belts and restraints systems currently mandates the fitment of a safety belt reminder system to the driverís seating position of M1 category vehicles, i.e. passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with less than 10 seats. However, in an attempt to improve safety belt usage rates, an 07 series of amendments to UN ECE Regulation No. 16 was recently adopted by the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) which extends the mandatory safety belt reminder system fitment requirements to other seating positions and to other categories of vehicle.
To address the highly publicised "emissions scandal", the European Commission have instigated a number of changes to the European Union's legal requirements on emissions over the past 18 months. The latest of these is a Commission Notice, which was published on 26th January 2017, providing guidance to the European Type Approval Authorities on the measures that they should be implementing to ensure that they identify the presence of potential "defeat devices".
During March InterRegs are on the road, participating in the European Automotive Technology Roadshow, in association with SAE.