The European Commission have recently published two draft EU Regulations which pave the way for the more widespread deployment of fully automated vehicles in Europe. One of them is a draft Implementing Regulation specifying uniform procedures and technical specifications for the type approval of the automated driving systems of fully automated motor vehicles. The other one is a draft Delegated Regulation proposing amendments to (EU) 2018/858 to permit the European Small Series Type Approval (EUSSTA) of fully automated motor vehicles.
The NHTSA published a Final Rule (May 2, 2022 Federal Register; NHTSA-2021-0053) that will require new passenger cars and light trucks to average an estimated 49 miles per gallon (MPG) of gasoline in 2026.
The 95th meeting of the European Commission's Technical Committee - Motor Vehicles (TCMV) is scheduled to take place, via WEBEX, on May 4, 2022.