Proposal for a Regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles

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Series Details COM (2018) 286
Publication Date 17/05/2018
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Summary:

Legislative proposal - published by the European Commission in May 2019 - for a regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users.

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The proposal for a revision of the so-called General Safety Regulation was adopted by the European Commission on 17 May 2018, as part of its Third Mobility Package (also known as 'Europe on the Move' package). It aims to address the persistent high number of road accidents that in turn leads to a high number of fatalities and severe injuries, and provides measures to increase safety at vehicle level. The draft law includes provisions for all motor vehicles to be equipped with accurate tyre pressure monitoring systems and safety features; for all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with advanced emergency braking systems, a lane keeping system, event (accident) data recorder, and an enlarged head impact protection zone; for all buses and trucks to be equipped with a lane departure warning system and an advanced emergency braking system, an advanced system capable of warning the driver if it detects pedestrians and cyclists close to the vehicle.

The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 29 November 2018. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted the decision to open trilogue negotiations on 21 February 2019 and the negotiating position was brought to the plenary session on 4 March. An informal agreement on a compromise text was reached by the co-legislators on 26 March. The Parliament's plenary session endorsed it on 17 April.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2018:286:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, September 2018: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2018)621856
EPRS: Briefing, September 2018: General safety of vehicles and protection of vulnerable road users http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2018)625192
ETSC: Press Release, 26/03/2019: ETSC welcomes provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards https://etsc.eu/etsc-welcomes-provisional-deal-on-new-vehicle-safety-standards/

News
Autocar, 26/03/2019: Speed limiters, driver monitors to become mandatory in EU https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/speed-limiters-driver-monitors-become-mandatory-eu
BBC News, 27/03/2019: Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415
The Guardian, 27/03/2019: All new UK cars to have speed limiters by 2022 under EU plans https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/27/all-new-uk-cars-to-have-speed-limiters-by-2022-under-eu-plans
RTÉ News, 27/03/2019: New cars to be fitted with speed-limiting technology under EU rules https://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2019/0327/1038884-eu-speed-cars/

Official
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)190: Impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:190:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)191: Executive summary of the impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:191:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems, components and separate technical units: general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=&reference=2018/0145(COD)
EP: Legislative Train: Regulation on type-approval for motor vehicles as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users http://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-resilient-energy-union-with-a-climate-change-policy/file-type-approval-for-motor-vehicles-as-regards-their-general-safety
European Commission: Press Release, 26/03/2019: Road safety: Commission welcomes agreement on new EU rules to help save lives http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1793_en.htm
European Parliament: Press Release, 26/03/2019: Safer roads: EU lawmakers agree on life-saving technologies for new vehicles http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190326IPR33205/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 29/03/2019: EU beefs up requirements for car safety https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/03/29/eu-beefs-up-requirements-for-car-safety/
European Parliament: Press Release, 17/04/2019: Parliament approves EU rules requiring life-saving technologies in vehicles http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190410IPR37528/

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