EU Roadworthiness Package


The EU Roadworthiness Package was last revised in 2014 and consists of Directive 2014/45/EU on regular roadworthiness tests, Directive 2014/47/EU on technical roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and Directive 2014/46/EU on the requirements for issuing registration certificates, with implementation in May 2018. The European Commission is currently in the process of preparing its implementation report, which is expected to be published later this year. Following this, the Parliament will prepare its own implementation report.

This has prompted some associations and stakeholders to publish position papers in order to point out problems and possible improvements. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), for example, emphasizes in its paper especially newer developments such as eCall and automation. The International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA) also sees a need for action in updating and adapting to newer technologies. For example, new categories of vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and eCall should soon be tested in roadworthiness tests. The issue of connected and automated mobility must also inevitably be included in the test procedures. The fight against tampering and cyber-attacks is a special field of interest. Vehicles generate a large amount of data, many of which are personal and whose use must be precisely defined and protected. CITA also stresses that in order to further develop inspection and assessment procedures for modern vehicles throughout their entire life cycle, technical inspection companies need nondiscriminatory and independent access to the original data of modern vehicles. Both at the test station and by means of digital remote access via wireless interfaces. Access to vehicle data for diagnosis, testing and inspection of engine management and emission control systems as well as road safety related systems via wireless interfaces is not yet covered by the type approval regulation EC/715/2007.

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