Regulatory Updates: Automotive and Motorcycles – December 2018

Each month, RegNet Solutions monitors new regulations, proposals, and other important developments in key automotive and motorcycle markets.

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Notable in December:

Autonomous Vehicles

A provisional agenda has been released for the second session of the UNECE Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles.  The agenda* covers a range of topics, including:

  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Automatically Commanded Steering
  • Complex Electronic control system requirements
  • Advanced Emergency Braking Systems
  • Motorcycle Braking
  • A range of proposals to UN Regulations, GTR No. 3. and more

The session is to take place on 28 January 2019 in Geneva.

*Please see row 21 on the Other Information tab of the December 2018 RegNet Monitor for a link to the agenda.  Supporting documentation that was released in December can be found on the Proposals tab.


In the EU, Decision 2018/2079 was released, approving of the engine idle coasting function as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from M1 passenger cars.

EU Regulations 2018/2042 and 2018/2043 were released, clarifying the WLTP test conditions and monitoring of type approval data.

A proposal was made to amend GTR No. 19 on the evaporative emission test procedure for the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP).