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All VdTÜV policy statements

VdTÜV Position: Safety and security for automated driving

Automated driver assistance systems are the key to future individual mobility - and for autonomous vehicles. But drivers need legal certainty when using these systems. In connected mobility, data relating to the vehicle and the vehicle owner must be protected and protection against cyberattacks must be ensured.

VdTÜV Position: Requirements for the telematics interface in vehicles

The future connected car requires a new safety and protection concept (automotive platform). Data protection as well as vehicle safety and security should have priority. The objective is a uniform and interoperable standard for IT security and functional safety in the vehicle.

Joint Position: No national fee structures for the type-approval of motor vehicles

National fee structures and a modified contractual relationship are not subject to the independence of the technical services. There is no causal link between the software manipulation of individual vehicle manufacturers and the objectivity of the technical services.

Joint Position on the proposed EU Regulation concerning the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles

The future type-approval procedure must be efficient and ensure that all vehicles placed on the market fulfil the legal and normative requirements.

VdTÜV Position: Effective market surveillance for Europe

The EU needs a well-organised, concerted and effective market surveillance in order to identify nonconforming and unsafe products as early as possible.

VdTÜV Position: Making TTIP a success

Enhance conformity assessment for free trade between the EU and US before entering one-way street

VdTÜV reports: European Parliament and Council of the European Union agree on European traffic safety package

Just before the regular end of the presidency, the Lithuanian President of the Council of the European Union advised the European Parliament (EP) that the Committee of Permanent Representatives from the EU member countries had finally approved the compromise between the Council of the European Union and the EP on the traffic safety package. The recommendation of the European Commission (EC) for a traffic safety package in the summer of 2012 consisted of an ordinance for periodic technical inspection (PTI) of motor vehicles, an ordinance for inspection of commercial vehicles presently in operation on the highway and a directive regarding vehicle registration documents.