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    FIA Region I calls on policymakers to make vehicle type approval fit for the 21st Century

    21 November 2017

    On 23 November, vehicle type approval and market surveillance legislation headed into the final phase of Trilogue negotiations, between the European Council, Parliament and Commission. In advance of these discussions, FIA Region I has communicated to the EU institutions to urgently adopt a final package that includes transparency in the testing procedures with strong market surveillance. It is also essential that the compromise includes access to repair and maintenance information and a decoupling of financial relations between testing bodies and manufacturers.

    This is a once in a generation opportunity to fix the way that cars are approved and tested in the real world. The Council, the Parliament and the Commission should aim to find compromises in such a way that makes the system fit for purpose in the 21st Century and restores consumer trust in the automotive sector.

    Read the letter sent to policymakers