Tag: European Parliament

IAAF welcomes EU’s call for “robust regulatory system” before January 2020

IAAF welcomes EU’s call for “robust regulatory system” before January 2020

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed an own-initiative report by the European Parliament, urgently calling for “robust” legislation regarding access to in-vehicle data to be in place by January 2020.

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No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) states. The ACEA has published new data on public charge points ahead of a meeting on Europe’s first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, producing a chart to demonstrate its findings.

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Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech at Automechanika Birmingham

Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech at Automechanika Birmingham

12th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has provided an extensive insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket in a speech delivered to a packed audience at the Aftermarket Theatre, Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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IAAF welcomes type approval revisions

IAAF welcomes type approval revisions

13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO), as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation.

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MEPs car emissions enquiry moves into second half

19th September 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament’s car emissions inquiry urgently needs more information from the EU Commission, it says in a recent resolution. Half-way through its mandate, the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS), has yet to receive some Commission documents on emission measurements and details of expert group work on vehicle type approval procedures, notes the text. The inquiry’s final report is due in spring 2017.

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MEPs urge EU Commission to get tough on emissions fraudsters

2nd November 2015 | 0 Comments

Emissions testing fraud should be investigated thoroughly and those responsible should face appropriate sanctions, said MEPs in a resolution passed on Tuesday 27 October. They said that the EU emissions testing system should be strengthened to ensure that EU emission limits are respected and that vehicles exceeding these limits are discovered quickly. They also recommended considering whether to establish an EU-level surveillance authority.

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MWSD welcomes DfT report, questions overall findings

MWSD welcomes DfT report, questions overall findings

10th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has welcomed the Department for Transport's report into wheel safety and the government's classification of CV wheels as 'safety critical'. However the company remains sceptical of the report’s findings and industry awareness of the issue. MWSD has long campaigned for legislation requiring operators to carry out more stringent checks on commercial vehicle wheels to be introduced.

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EU removes ‘discriminatory’ aftermarket phrase from roadworthiness legislation

18th November 2014 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has claimed victory after an obligation to check non-OEM replacement parts was removed from the latest EU legislation on the roadworthiness testing of vehicles (Directive 2014/45/EU), which entered into force in May 2014. A technical expert committee is currently discussing and drafting the implementing measures that will define the […]

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IAAF calls for suppliers to share parts data access experience in EC survey

IAAF calls for suppliers to share parts data access experience in EC survey

24th June 2014 | 0 Comments

The IAAF is asking suppliers and motor factors to give their views and experiences on accessing vehicle assemblers’ parts data. Research group Ricardo has issued its questionnaire for parts suppliers and wholesalers, having been appointed by the European Commission to collect and assess market experience in obtaining repair & maintenance information data for repairing and servicing vehicles.

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Car makers lobby to delay emission test upgrade

28th April 2014 | 0 Comments

The European car industry is lobbying to delay the introduction of a tough new emissions testing regime designed to combat fears that carmakers are playing the system to boost their efficiency ratings. European cars are as much as 30 per cent less efficient than their manufacturers claim, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, as carmakers take advantage of an archaic testing system that they want to keep in place for at least seven years.

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Commercial vehicle wheels classed as ‘safety critical item’ in EU law

Commercial vehicle wheels classed as ‘safety critical item’ in EU law

2nd April 2014 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution’s (MWSD) commercial vehicle wheel safety campaign has been successfully incorporated in the new European Union (EU) Roadworthiness Package, which will become law in May 2014. The new law, adopted by both the European Parliament and European Council, states: “compatibility between parts and components, such as between wheels and wheel hubs, should be treated as a critical safety item and should be checked during roadworthiness testing.”

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Unanimous Committee Backing of Tyre Labelling Draft Ahead of Vote

Unanimous Committee Backing of Tyre Labelling Draft Ahead of Vote

24th November 2009 | 0 Comments

On November 23 the European Parliament’s Industry Committee unanimously backed a compromise draft of the tyre labelling regulation agreed by Members of the European Parliament and Council Presidency negotiators in early October. The committee vote is the last step before the plenary vote, scheduled for November 25.

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Invitation to Discuss EU Regulations

12th January 2007 | 0 Comments

Upcoming regulations such as those foreseen in the EC Directive on motor vehicles ( 70/156/EEC ) mean changes for the approximately 120,000 employees in tuning industry businesses across Europe. While they may be of benefit to the industry, the potential for legislative hampering of the industry also exists.

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Michelin Recommends Two New Supervisory Board Members

24th March 2005 | 0 Comments

After consultation with supervisory board, the Groupe Michelin managing partners will submit a resolution to appoint two new supervisory board members at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on 20 May 2005.

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Ban on Lead Wheel Weights

7th June 2002 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament proposes to ban the use of lead weights in all member countries. The Commission directive states that all new cars coming onto the market from 1st July 2003 must have lead-free weights fitted, with a temporary exemption for certain vehicle types manufactured before this date. The exemption will also apply to the replacement market. This concession will cease from 1st July 2005.

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