On 7th July 2017, five important new EU Regulations on light duty vehicle emissions were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. These new EU Regulations covered the replacement of the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), the introduction of a new evaporative emissions test procedure and the extension of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) requirements to cover the measurement of particulate number (PN) emissions.
To address the rapid development and deployment of advanced driver assistance systems that has occurred in the last couple of years, the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) has recently adopted an 02 series of amendments to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 79 on steering systems. This 02 series of amendments introduces new and revised requirements to cover park assist systems, remote control parking systems, lane keep assist systems and corrective steering functions.
At a Technical Committee - Motor Vehicles (TCMV) meeting on 11th May 2017, the European Commission presented draft amendments to both the light duty vehicle and heavy duty vehicle emissions Regulations to update the requirements on the access to repair and maintenance information (RMI). The proposed changes would require RMI information to be provided in accordance with the technical specifications of the latest ISO standard on this subject, ISO 18541, and require usage of the SERMI scheme for the accreditation, approval and authorisation of independent operators requiring access to information on vehicle security features.