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Global Technical Regulation No. 20
Electric Vehicle Safety

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9 May 2019 9 May 2019 | Why Aren’t Americans Plugging in to Electric Vehicles? Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20, To one degree or another, automated driving technologies take over functions previously assured entirely by the driver. At one level, driver assistance systems aid the driver in controlling the vehicle. However, technologies have advanced to the point where automated systems propose to replace the driver in controlling various aspects of vehicle behavior. For example, lane-keeping assistance systems propose to intervene in the steering of the vehicle in order to maintain the vehicle within a lane of travel. At the furthest point in the spectrum, autonomous vehicles propose to assume full responsibility for vehicle behavior without any driver intervention. As a result, such technologies undermine the fundamental assumption that the driver is responsible for the vehicle and thus present the regulatory community with a host of unprecedented opportunities and challenges in ensuring road safety. WP.29 has undertaken to address these issues on a global basis in order to seek uniform worldwide responses that will promote the use of these technologies while ensuring their safe introduction into road traffic. Automated Driving Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles WP.29 Regulatory Project Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles, and Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance
23 Nov 2017 23 Nov 2017 | Panel moots uniform norms for EV charging stations in India India India Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20 and Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance
3 Nov 2017 3 Nov 2017 | Study predicts slow, steady rise of electric vehicles to 2030 Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20, Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance, and Electrified vehicle safety PTI Safety inspection requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles UN Rule No. 4 Rule No. 4
11 Oct 2017 11 Oct 2017 | New EV charging system lets Nissan Leaf owners sell power back to the grid Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20 and Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance
29 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 | China sets target for electric car quota but delays rollout China People's Republic of China Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20, Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance, and Electrified vehicle safety PTI Safety inspection requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles UN Rule No. 4 Rule No. 4
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