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This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 on the sound level of motor vehicles for the introduction of the requirements that prohibit the possibility to the vehicle driver to pause the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), in accordance with UNECE Regulation No 138.01, already acceded in the EU legislation.

Business and industry, Single market
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Delegated regulation
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13 December 2018 - 10 January 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • European Blind Union (EBU) (France)
    10 January 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Blind Union (EBU) (France)

    EBU points out that AVAS is a crucial safety feature for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as it allows blind and partially sighted persons as well as other vulnerable road users to notice such vehicles in time. It should not be possible for vehicle users to disengage their vehicle’s safety features. This argument has been acknowledged by the UNECE in its Regulation No 138.01 and it is time for the EU to follow suit. Already today, the...

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07 March 2019
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