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    New policy position on the pedestrian protection Regulation

    17 August 2018

    FIA Region I offers recommendations to the European Commission’s revision of Regulation 78/2009 on the type-approval of motor vehicles, to improve the protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

    FIA Region I recommends that the European Commission:

    • Amends the legal framework to correspond to stringent Euro NCAP vulnerable road user protection test and assessment requirements and to make these requirements mandatory for M1 and N1 category vehicles
    • Mandates that M1 and N1 vehicles must pass the adult-head-to-windscreen test performance threshold to receive type approval with an increase of the test impact speed from 35 to 40 km/h
    • Accelerates the market deployment of active safety systems that can detect vulnerable road users

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