WP.29’s 70th anniversary
The UNECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the worldwide regulatory forum within the institutional framework of the Inland Transport Committee, met in Geneva this week (07 – 09 March, 2023) for the 189th session celebrating its 70th anniversary together with the 65th Anniversary of the 1958 Agreement of the UNECE .
CITA, represented by its Technical Director Mr. A. Checa, was present at this important meeting. He contributed to the ceremony with a short speech which highlighted some of the key aspects of WP.29 and some of the challenges ahead.
“As we celebrate this important milestone, we also need to recognize that much work still needs to be done. WP.29 must continue to lead the way in promoting innovation and collaboration and ensuring that vehicles meet the highest safety and environmental standards from a whole-life perspective. From a technical point of view, decarbonization and automated driving are significant challenges ahead. From an institutional perspective, we need to bring the WP.29 to those countries that are not yet part of our family” Mr. Checa declared.