from Geoff Draper, GTB President
Since 2012, DVN has featured a session on Regulations at each of its seven workshops in USA, Japan, China, France and South Korea. The common theme has been harmonisation and synchronisation of technical requirements and how to facilitate innovation. Each of the sessions has provided an opportunity to engage with the local stakeholders including, on some occasions, governmental representatives to share views and ideas and to explore the feasibility of international harmonisation.
This 2015 Shanghai Workshop provided an opportunity to review the conclusions reached so far and to start to discuss a course of action that could become an important step toward harmonised technical requirements that are the basis for the various type approval and certification systems currently in operation.