To allow for the full implementation and monitoring of the European Union’s policies on the reduction of CO2 emissions from heavy duty vehicles, it will be necessary to determine the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions performance of a wider range of heavy duty vehicles than is currently specified in EU Regulation No. 2017/2400. To address this situation, in August 2022, the European Commission published two new EU Regulations on this topic. EU Regulation No. 2022/1362 is a new Implementing Regulation which introduces requirements on the performance of heavy trailers and semi-trailers with regard to their influence on the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the motor vehicles towing those trailers. EU Regulation No. 2022/1379 is an Amending Regulation which expands the scope of (EU) 2017/2400 to include additional vehicle types, additional power train types and other CO2 emissions reducing technologies.
NHTSA published in the Federal Register (Vol. 87 No. 135; Docket No. NHTSA-2022-0053) Final Rules (FRs) amending FMVSS 223 - Rear Impact Guards and FMVSS 224 - Rear Impact Protection.
The 76th session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) is scheduled to take place on September 5-7, 2022 and the 14th session of the UN ECE Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) is scheduled to take place on 26-30 September, 2022.