EC consultations


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Vehicle safety - technical requirements for unlimited and small series and special purpose and fully automated vehicles

Vehicle safety - technical requirements for unlimited and small series and special purpose and fully automated vehicles

Tuesday, 5 de April de 2022

This initiative amends Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers. It updates the references to the General Safety Regulation and lays down the specific requirements for the approval of vehicles produced in small series, special purpose vehicles and driverless vehicles. In addition, specific provisions on software updates are included in the conformity of production procedure in Annex IV to that Regulation. Due date: April 19th, 2022. 

Access to vehicle data, functions and resources

Access to vehicle data, functions and resources

Thursday, 31 de March de 2022

Modern vehicles have features that allow a wide range of data that they generate when driving to be collected. This initiative sets the conditions for accessing and using such in-vehicle generated data. It aims to enable clear and competition-friendly EU rules for services that are based on access to car data, for example repair and maintenance, car sharing, mobility as a service and insurance. Due date: June 21st

ntellectual property  new framework for standard-essential patents

ntellectual property new framework for standard-essential patents

Monday, 14 de March de 2022

A patent that protects technology essential to a standard is called a standard-essential patent (SEP). Patent-holders commit to licence their SEPs to users of the standard on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. However, some users have found that the system for licensing SEPs is not transparent, predictable or efficient. This initiative seeks to create a fair and balanced licensing framework and may combine legislative and non-legislative action. Due date May 9th, 2022. 

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Monday, 14 de March de 2022

The Combined Transport Directive supports the shift from road freight to lower emission transport modes such as inland waterways, maritime transport and rail. In light of the European Green Deal’s calls for higher ambition and the need to implement the ‘polluter pays’ and ‘user pays’ principles, this initiative will review which transport operations should be supported, as well as which support measures would be most effective in this regard. Due date May 30th, 2020. 

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Thursday, 10 de March de 2022

The Combined Transport Directive supports the shift from road freight to lower emission transport modes such as inland waterways, maritime transport and rail. In light of the European Green Deal’s calls for higher ambition and the need to implement the ‘polluter pays’ and ‘user pays’ principles, this initiative will review which transport operations should be supported, as well as which support measures would be most effective in this regard. Due date: May 30th, 2022. 

International freight and passenger transport  increasing the share of rail traffic

International freight and passenger transport increasing the share of rail traffic

Thursday, 10 de March de 2022

Rail has a key role to play in making EU transport more efficient and sustainable, in line with the goals of the EU’s sustainable and smart mobility strategy. Increasing the share of rail requires better access to rail infrastructure, especially for international freight. This initiative will propose measures to better manage, coordinate and thereby increase the capacity of railways. Due date: April 5th, 2022. 

Vehicle safety and certification. Amendments in type-approval templates and numbering system

Vehicle safety and certification. Amendments in type-approval templates and numbering system

Friday, 25 de February de 2022

This initiative aims to amend the templates laid down in Regulation (EU) 2020/683 for the information document, the type-approval certificate, and the type-approval certificate’s numbering system. The objective of these changes is to take into account the General Safety Regulation and its delegated and implementing acts applicable from 6 July 2022. Due date March 21st, 2022. 

Reducing carbon emissions  review of emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Reducing carbon emissions review of emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Monday, 14 de February de 2022

Road transport is key to delivering the goals of the European Green Deal. This includes the targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The current EU rules on CO2 emission standards are vital for reducing emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles. As announced in the smart and sustainable mobility strategy, the Commission will review this legislation and will set more ambitious emission-reduction targets for such vehicles. Due Date March 14th, 2022

Commercial vehicles  weights and dimensions (evaluation)

Commercial vehicles weights and dimensions (evaluation)

Monday, 31 de January de 2022

Under current EU rules, commercial vehicles in the EU carrying goods or passengers by road must meet the allowable weights and dimensions. This initiative will evaluate  if the rules: ensure the smooth functioning of the single market, improve the environmental performance of these vehicles while safeguarding road safety. Based on these findings, the Commission will assess options to address any identified regulatory and market failures.

Reducing carbon emissions  review of emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Reducing carbon emissions review of emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Monday, 20 de December de 2021

Road transport is key to delivering the goals of the European Green Deal. This includes the targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The current EU rules on CO2 emission standards are vital for reducing emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles. As announced in the smart and sustainable mobility strategy, the Commission will review this legislation and will set more ambitious emission-reduction targets for such vehicles.

Multimodal digital mobility services

Multimodal digital mobility services

Thursday, 9 de December de 2021

Multimodal digital mobility services, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) applications, route-planners or ticket vendors, help to compare different travel options, choices and prices, and in some cases facilitate the purchase of mobility products. With this public consultation, the Commission would like to better understand how citizens and stakeholders are using multimodal digital mobility services and what challenges and barriers they identify.

End-of-life vehicles  revision of EU rules

End-of-life vehicles revision of EU rules

Monday, 27 de September de 2021

EU environmental rules aim to ensure that end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are managed sustainably.  They seek to eliminate hazardous substances in cars and require that most ELV parts and materials are reused or recycled. This initiative proposes improved collection, treatment and recycling of ELVs.