On 6 November in the context of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, ANCMA, the Italian Association representing the Motorcycle Industry will be hosting a conference dedicated to the deployment of the new European type approval regulation relating to two, three and four wheeled vehicles.
Reducing environmental impact, improving both functional safety of vehicles and market surveillance represent the main pillars of the new legislative package entering into force in January 2016 for new type approved vehicles belonging to L-categories.
The conference aims at shedding light on the implications that the new type approval regulation will have on the industry. While manufacturers are required to develop new technologies to address stricter environmental and safety requirements, National Administrations will be called for a more efficient market surveillance.
The panel will be formed by Wim van de Camp, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur of the legislative text, and Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise of the European Commission. Jacques Compagne, ACEM Secretary General and Maurizio Vitelli, from the Italian Ministry of Transport will be joined in the panel discussion by representatives of Piaggio and Ducati who will present the view of the industry on the deployment of the new legislation.
The conference will also address the opportunities for the motorcycle industry residing in the CARS 2020 action plan of the European Commission, which aims at supporting innovation and improving regulation thus reinforcing this industry's competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020.
The main challenge of the new regulation lies in its technical provisions, introducing new concepts, such as the obligation to provide all market operators with Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI), the obligation to use ABS and OBD on motorcycles as original equipment, as well as new prescriptions for evaporative emissions and durability.
The conference will try to address issues such the consequence of the new legislative framework on the competiveness of the European motorcycle Industry, the technologies needed to comply with stricter requirements in terms of pollution and safety and, finally, the impact on the PTWs sector, including the component manufacturers.
The new EU legislation comes at a time when the economic crisis is dramatically altering the European motorcycle sector, which today employs around 130.000 people, seeing sales’ volumes shrink by 47% since 2007.
The hosts of the event, Corrado Capelli, President of Confindustria ANCMA and Pierfrancesco Caliari, Director General of Confindustria ANCMA, hope that this will be the opportunity for all the EU actors of the motorcycle sector to realistically assess the future scenario and the challenges for the industry.
The conference will take place at the Milan Fair (Rho) on Wednesday 6th November 2013.
For any information, please contact: Federico Vitale, Confindustria ANCMA, Mobile +39.342.6199354