InterRegs Update Bulletin Issue No. 224
Welcome to the January 2019 edition of the InterRegs Update Bulletin. May we take this opportunity to pass on our best wishes for the New Year.

This month's spotlight article covers the adoption of an 08 series of amendments to UN ECE Regulation No. 16 that propose updated requirements on airbag warning labels. In our news section we draw attention to a USDOT announcement seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, and highlight that Colorado has embraced California's air quality standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles. We also cover the key statistics from the InterRegs 2018 Customer Survey.
  This issue includes:
  • Regulations Spotlight: Updated ECE Requirements on Airbag Warning Labels Proposed.
  • InterRegs News: USDOT seeks public comment on V2X communication; Colorado adopts California's air quality standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles; InterRegs 2018 Customer Survey
  • New and Amended Regulations Summary
 
Regulations Spotlight
Updated ECE Requirements on Airbag Warning Labels Proposed

At the November session of the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), an 08 series of amendments to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 16 on safety belts and restraint systems was adopted. The 08 series introduces more prescriptive requirements on the airbag warning label and on the information to be included in their owner's manual regarding the dangers of fitting a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an active airbag. These changes are intended to ensure that the important message which the airbag warning label and owner's manual text are intended to convey is not confused or diluted.

The summary article can be found in the Spotlight section of our website.

The amended Regulation is on InterRegs.NET for our UN ECE subscribers and is also available at www.selectregs.com.

Summary provided by Nick Bowyer.
InterRegs News
Notice of Request for Comments on V2X Communications

In the Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018) [FR Doc No: 2018-27785]; Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0210], the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that it is seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.

The USDOT intends to maintain the priority use of 5.9 Ghz spectrum for transportation safety communications. The DOT and its operating administrations have engaged in numerous activities related to connected vehicles, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively referred to as "V2X" communications.

Responses to the Request for Comments (RFC) are due within 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register (December 26, 2018). The DOT includes 9 questions/areas in the RFC where they are seeking specific input and they are asking for data, technical information, or other evidence to support the comments. They are interested in information on what existing or future technologies could be used for V2X communications, including, but not limited to DSRC, LTE C-V2X and 5G New Radio and the compatibility among the systems.

Colorado has become the 13th State to embrace California's air quality standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles

Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Control Commission, Regulation Number 20, Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulation (5 CCR 1001-24) will take effect with the 2022 model year. Colorado joins twelve other States and the District of Columbia in aligning with California's implementation of tougher emission rules for 2022 and beyond, even if Federal Standards are frozen in 2020.

Section 177 of the Federal Clean Air Act permits States the option of adopting California car standards. This Regulation applies to motor vehicles that are Passenger Cars and Light-duty Trucks, motor vehicle engines; Medium-duty Passenger Vehicles, Medium-duty Vehicles, or motor vehicle engines offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased for registration in Colorado, and to all sales or installation of Aftermarket Catalytic Converters for any model year vehicle.

InterRegs Customer Survey 2018

Thank you to all of our clients who participated in our 2018 Customer Survey at the end of last year. For InterRegs' 50th year of business, this survey highlighted to us our clients' loyalty, with many renewing their subscriptions year on year.

Around 75% of respondents refer to their InterRegs.NET subscriptions on a daily basis, indicating the value of our service to homologation, regulatory and compliance engineers. We were also pleased to note that over 90% of subscribers rated their overall satisfaction with InterRegs.NET as either 'Good' or 'Excellent', and over 80% of clients said 'Yes' they would recommend InterRegs to others.

We appreciate the customer loyalty, and will continue to use your feedback to help enhance our services, and take us into our next 50 years of business.
InterRegs.NET New and Amended Regulations
Global Automotive Regulations
  • Argentina - 1 update
  • Australia - 18 updates
  • Chile - 1 update
  • China - 7 updates
  • EC - European Union - 4 updates
  • ECE - United Nations - 36 updates
  • France - 1 update
  • Iceland - 1 update
  • Mexico - 2 updates
  • Singapore - 1 update
  • Taiwan - 1 update
  • US - Federal - 4 updates
  • US States - 17 updates
Mobile Construction Equipment
  • European and International Standards - 1 update
Non-Road Engine Emissions
  • USA - 1 update
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