November 2018 | Spotlight

The U.S. DOT Issued a Notice of Request for Comments on newly issued autonomous vehicle guidelines - Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Notice of Request for Comments on a newly issued autonomous vehicles document: The DOT has issued an update to Automated Driving Systems 2.0 (AV 2.0): A Vision for Safety. Based on input from a diverse set of stakeholder engagements, this new document Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0) expands the scope and is structured around three key areas: Advancing multi-modal safety, Reducing policy uncertainty and Outlining a process for working with the DOT. The DOT views this action as the beginning of a national discussion about the future of our on-road surface transportation system. This document will continue to evolve over time based on public comment, the experience of the DOT, manufacturers, suppliers, consumers and others, and further technological innovation.

October 2018 | Spotlight

ECE Adopts Updated Requirements on Selective Catalyst Reduction Systems for Light Duty Vehicles

The World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) has recently adopted a proposed Supplement 7 to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 83.07 on light duty emissions which introduces alternative activation thresholds for the driver alerting systems and driver inducement systems fitted to vehicles with diesel engines that are equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.

September 2018 | Spotlight

China Introduces Reduced Fuel Consumption Limits for Heavy Duty Vehicles

The Chinese government have recently published an updated version of the Chinese Standard specifying the maximum permissible fuel consumption limits for heavy duty vehicles. This updated standard, GB 30510-2018, specifies fuel consumption limits which are around 15% lower than the limits specified in the previous version of this Standard.