Report: UN Panel Likely to Adopt Japanese Safety Rules For Hybrid, Electric Cars
02 January 2010
The Nikkei reports that the UN World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP 29 of the UN Economic Commission for Europe) will “likely adopt many Japanese safety rules for hybrid and electric vehicles as global standards.”
The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations is to create global safety standards for hybrid and electric vehicles as part of a revision of an international agreement. The revised agreement is due to be made official at a meeting in March and will take effect by the end of the year.
There are currently no global safety standards for hybrid and electric vehicles. Japan has been pushing its domestic safety rules for those vehicles to be adopted as international standards since negotiations at the forum began in 2008. Because Japanese companies are among the pioneers of those vehicles, the country was one of the early adopters of related safety rules.
Japan is also pushing for its domestic safety rules for fuel cell vehicles to be adopted as worldwide standards, and for its method of measuring passenger car fuel economy as the international benchmark.
The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations will meet in Geneva 9-12 March 2010. The current provisional agenda is here.
Unfortunately no one is interested in following such standards as the UN's science commissions have proven to be corrupt.
And on what expertise do Japanese EV "standards" derive from??? Wasn't aware of a Japanese EV on the market.
Posted by: sulleny | 02 January 2010 at 10:15 PM
I'm unaware of any wholesale corruption amongst UN science commissions. Indeed, I'm assuming you are referring to CRU, which is not a UN commission.
Posted by: Will S | 05 January 2010 at 07:16 AM
IPCC and CRU and key personnel in both demonstrate the bias and corruption being uncovered by investigation.
Posted by: sulleny | 05 January 2010 at 09:20 AM