New EU Type Approval rules for automated vehicles Level 3 and beyond
The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicle TCMV (comitology committee EC DG GROW/ Member States) approved earlier this week a series of regulations (delegated and implementing acts) on automated driving, more specifically a European Type Approval system for automated vehicles.
The EU type approval system for L3 and higher automation is a long awaited première (to date, only a national type approval is possible in Germany, France and UK). It is the world’s first technical legislation that will allow member countries to approve the registration and sale of up to 1,500 vehicles per carmaker model each year installed with advanced self-driving technology. This initial sales limit set by the approval will be reviewed after two years.
The legislation, which will amend how EU countries approve vehicles for sale, is part of a broader revamp of car safety standards “General Safety Regulation” (GSR).