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Public consultation on advanced safety features and tyres

This consultation closed on 18.10.2007, and the results are now available.

Public consultation on outline proposals for a new regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Advanced Safety Features and Tyres

Results

Introduction

The Commission services have produced a consultation document pdf - 91 KB [91 KB] on outline proposals for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Advanced Safety Features and Tyres.

Scope and objectives

This consultation seeks to gather the views of all interested parties on the overall proposal for an integrated Regulation, on the specific proposals concerning tyre noise and rolling resistance limits, and on the timing and feasibility issues concerning the introduction of advanced vehicle systems.

Background

The Regulation will introduce a number of measures to improve road safety and help contribute to our CO2 reduction targets. The main proposals would include the following:

  • Electronic Stability Control to be a requirement on most new passenger and goods vehicles
  • New requirements for tyre rolling resistance, wet grip and noise.
  • Vehicles to be equipped with Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS).

In addition, it is proposed to use this Regulation to replace most of the separate safety-related Directives that come under the vehicle type-approval Framework Directive. The intention is to replace the technical content of these Directives as far as possible with equivalent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulations, in line with the recommendations by the CARS 21 group and the following Communications.

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