EU AUTO INDUSTRY GENERALLY POSITIVE OVER EU SAFETY SYSTEM DEADLINES

BY DEIRDRE MASON in London

PROPOSED new European Union (EU) legislation making a range of safety systems in new cars, trucks and other heavy vehicles mandatory from 2012 has had a largely positive response from the automotive industry, but proposals about cutting down tire noise have been less welcome.
The draft regulation, presented in late May, wants reasonably well-established anti-skid electronic stability control (ESC) in all new cars from October 2012. Under the proposed rules, new heavy-duty vehicles would have to have relatively ...


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