Experts Workshop Type ApprovalDaniele D'Onofrio
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (20 June 2017). Organized by CITA, last Tuesday an experts workshop took place to discuss the proposal for a Regulation on Type Approval and Market Surveillance. Representatives from Malta (Presidency of the Council of the UE until June 2017), Estonia (the new Presidency of the council of the UE from July on), Spain, Luxembourg, Finland, Czech Republic and Latvia have attended the event.
The workhop, leaded and introduced by Mr. G. Müller – New CITA Bureau Permanent Member & and Chair of the CITA Type Approval Expert Group, started with presentations of three main speakers:
- Mr M. Hron – Business Unit Manager/Certification & Regulatory Compliance at TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o;
- Mr I. Lafuente – Homologation Manager at IDIADA;
- Mr P. Puls – CTO / Head of Technical Service at TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH.
Mr Hron introduced to the audience the new Real Driving Emission (RDE) procedure and informed about the latest development. The verification of the vehicle emission test results from the laboratory under real driving conditions improves the real emission behavior significantly. He explained the purpose of RDE, the legislation related, the test procedures and remarks from practical measurements.
Market Surveillance in vehicle regulations and the role of independent technical services was the topic from Mr Lafuente, and lastly Mr Puls talked about the necessity of a meaningful software access for independent Technical Services and PTI organizations to conduct proper type approval tests as well as PTI.
At the end, an extensive Q&A session enabled participants to discuss about the topics proposed.
All presentations, related documents and A CITA recommendation are available for MEMERS at this LINK