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October 2019
Enforcement Date for the New Australian Road Vehicle Standards Legislation Delayed

The Australian Government have published an amendment to the Road Vehicle Standards Act officially delaying its commencement date until a date to be fixed by a separate Proclamation.

October 2019
NHTSA Clarifies Crash Requirements for Electric-Powered Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a Final Rule (FR) to clarify the direct contact protection requirements for high voltage connectors in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305 Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection (August 23, 2019, F.R. Vol. 84 No. 164, Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0009).

October 2019
NHTSA Seeks Information on Camera-Based Rear Visibility Systems

On August 28, 2019 (FR Vol.84 No. 167) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Notice and Request for Comment (Docket No. NHTSA 2019 - 0082).

2019

October 2019
Renewals - Note to InterRegs.NET Subscribers

Please look out for the January 2020 renewals which we will soon be sending out to InterRegs.NET subscribers.

September 2019
NHTSA issue Final Rules for 49 CFR Part 578 - Civil Penalties

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued Final Rules (FRs) for 49 CFR Part 578 - Civil Penalties (July 26, 2019, F.R. Vol. 84 No. 144, Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0017 and July 31, 2019, F.R. Vol. 84 No. 147).

September 2019
InterRegs Sponsoring SAE International On-Board Diagnostics Symposium

InterRegs are excited to be sponsoring this year's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International On-Board Diagnostics Symposium - Americas, to be held between September 17-19, 2019 at Garden Grove, CA, USA.

August 2019
Delay to the Enforcement Date for the New Australian Road Vehicle Standards Legislation Proposed

The Australian Government have published a draft Bill amending the Road Vehicle Standards Act to delay its implementation date until a date to be fixed by a separate Proclamation.

August 2019
Reminder to Submit Your Comments on FMVSS 304 CNG Fuel Container Integrity

Comments regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for FMVSS 304 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Container Integrity (Federal Register [FR] Vol. 84 No. 120; Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0055) must be received by August 20, 2019.

August 2019
UK Public Holiday

InterRegs' offices will be closed on Monday 26th August for the summer public holiday; we will be open again from 08.30 on Tuesday 27th August.

July 2019
Are you in the Know? Knowledgebase Support for InterRegs.NET Subscribers

For more information about InterRegs.NET, how to use its features and get the most from your subscription, be sure to check out the Knowledgebase. 

June 2019
Call for Nominations – SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award

We're calling for nominations for next year's 2020 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award.

May 2019
LID Database Extended to Include Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

In response to customer feedback, the scope of the InterRegs Legislation Implementation Date (LID) database has now been extended to also cover the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

May 2019
2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

We were delighted to catch up with so many of our customers and colleagues at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting last month. The event has moved back to January 22-24 for 2020.

March 2019
2019 SAE/InterRegs Award Winner Announcement

InterRegs are pleased to announce that Sue Bai, a Principal Engineer in the Automobile Technology Research division of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. is the winner of the 2019 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award.

February 2019
InterRegs.NET Service Enhancements

The InterRegs.NET site launched back in 2006, and since then many enhancements have been made as a result of customer feedback. Some of the suggestions we received as a result of the recent InterRegs Customer Survey have been scheduled for development in 2019.

January 2019
InterRegs at the 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

We will be exhibiting at Booth 6 at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting, 3-5 April 2019, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. We are also co-organising a Technical Session that covers testing and deployment of vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (i.e. systems at SAE Levels 3 through 5).

2018

June 2018
Inside InterRegs.NET Webinar

We have scheduled several free Webinars that will demonstrate the features and functionality of InterRegs.NET. It is not too late to secure your place!

June 2018
SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award - Call for Nominations

We are requesting nominations for next year's 2019 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award. The winning engineer will be presented with an engraved memento and $1000 honorarium at the 2019 SAE Government Industry Meeting in Washington DC.

April 2018
Enhancements to the LID Database

We have recently made several enhancements to the design and functionality of our popular LID database.

March 2018
InterRegs Celebrates its 50th Anniversary this Year!

It was 50 years ago this year, in 1968, that InterRegs was founded. Since then we have grown into the premier online resource for up-to-date, global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.

February 2018
Links to Worldwide NCAP Websites added to InterRegs.NET

Recognising that many of our customers often need access to reference information, we have added links to all of the worldwide NCAP sites to InterRegs.NET.

January 2018
2018 SAE/InterRegs Award Winner Announcement

We announce the winner of our 2018 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award, to be presented at January's SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington DC!

2017

November 2017
InterRegs at SAE Government/Industry Meeting 2018, Washington DC

We will be at Booth 6 at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting, 24-26 January 2018, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.

May 2017
InterRegs at SafetyExpo 2017 in Germany

We will be at the Safety Expo, 16-18 May at the Stadthalle Aschaffenburg in Germany!

March 2017
InterRegs on the European Automotive Technology Roadshow

During March InterRegs are on the road, participating in the European Automotive Technology Roadshow, in association with SAE.

2016

December 2016
2017 SAE/InterRegs Award Winner Announcement

We announce the winner of our 2017 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award, to be presented at January's SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington DC!

December 2016
InterRegs at SAE Government/Industry Meeting 2017, Washington DC

We will be at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting, 25-27 January 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.

December 2016
EPA Indicate Intention to End 'Midterm Evaluation' of Emissions Standards

The EPA recently indicated they intend to end the 'Midterm Evaluation' and keep the proposed carbon pollution standards through 2025.

May 2016
50th New Country - CHILE Vehicle Regulations

InterRegs are pleased to announce the addition of its 50th Country with a 50% OFF Introductory Price!

May 2016
Inside InterRegs.NET Webinar - 17 May 2016

This free webinar provides a general overview of InterRegs.NET, and fully demonstrating its features and functionality.

February 2016
European Committee of Enquiry into Automotive Emissions Set Up

The European Parliament recently agreed to set up a Committee of Inquiry into emissions measurements in the automotive sector, which will investigate any infringements of the application of the European Union legal requirements on automotive emissions.

January 2016
Special InterRegs SAE Govt/Industry Show Offers!

During February 2016, all new InterRegs.NET and selectregs.com orders qualify for a 20% DISCOUNT, as we celebrate our continuing participation in the SAE Gov/Industry Meeting, Washington DC.

January 2016
InterRegs.NET given a new look for 2016

InterRegs are pleased to announce that the InterRegs.NET site has been redesigned with a fresh, modern look and feel. The intuitive structure and navigation system has been retained though, so existing subscribers will continue to feel right at home.

2015

December 2015
SAE/InterRegs Award Winner 2016 Announcement

InterRegs are pleased to announce James Green, Project Officer at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, West Virginia, USA as our 2016 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award winner!

December 2015
InterRegs at the 2016 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

InterRegs will be present at next year's SAE Government/Industry Meeting, 20-22 January 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. We look forward to seeing you there!

October 2015
Enhancement to InterRegs.NET - Draft ECE Regulations

As part of InterRegs' commitment to continuous improvement, we have recently expanded our United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) service, to give InterRegs.NET subscribers advanced notice of forthcoming ECE regulatory information.

August 2015
InterRegs at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event, Millbrook

InterRegs will be exhibiting at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2015 at Millbrook, on 9 and 10 September. See us there in Hall 3 Stand C3-319 and find out more about an exclusive InterRegs discount offer!

July 2015
SelectRegs Summer Offer - 20% off Pay-As-You-Go Regulations

During July and August 2015 all SelectRegs.com orders will include a 20% DISCOUNT! SelectRegs is an ideal resource for those with occasional regulatory needs and has proved popular with component manufacturers, legal firms and smaller companies.

March 2015
SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award - Call for Nominations

We are now calling for nominations for next year's 2016 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award. The winning engineer will be presented with an engraved memento and $1000 cash prize!

February 2015
NHTSA Braking Announcements at SAE Govt/Industry Meeting

Whilst participating at the 2015 Govt/Industry Meeting, InterRegs were among the first to hear two breaking announcements from NHTSA, when Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appeared as an unscheduled luncheon speaker.

2014

November 2014
InterRegs at Automotive Engineering Show, 11-12 November 2014

Visit InterRegs at the Automotive Engineering Show, NEC Birmingham, HALL 5, STAND F19 - exclusive show offer available to visitors to our stand!

October 2014
Previous Versions of Regulations

As well as updated vehicle regulations, subscribers to InterRegs.NET can also access previous editions of the regulations.

March 2014
NEW! TAIWAN Vehicle Regulations

We've added Taiwan to our Global Automotive Regulations updating service.

October 2019

NHTSA Clarifies Crash Requirements for Electric-Powered Vehicles

On August 23, 2019 (FR Vol.84 No. 164) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Final Rule (FR) (Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0009) to clarify the direct contact protection requirements for high voltage connectors in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305 Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection.

It amends the FMVSS to make clear the allowance of high voltage connectors that require the use of a tool to separate from their mating component, makes three minor technical corrections and harmonizes FMVSS No. 305 with Global Technical Regulations (GTRs) No. 13, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles, and No. 20, Electric Vehicle Safety. The FR was based on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued February 28, 2019 (84 FR 6758).

The effective date for this FR was August 23, 2019 with compliance for amendments required August 24, 2020. Petitions for Reconsideration are due by October 7, 2019.

This FR Preamble is available on InterRegs.NET for our US Federal subscribers and is also available at www.selectregs.com.