One of the most-liked, most-requested features of DVN Workshops, wherever they're held, is an interactive discussion on regulatory developments and challenges. So, at the Delhi DVN Workshop in two weeks, GTB President Geoff Draper will chair a panel discussion on regulation issues especially relevant to the Indian situation. The talk, to be held on the afternoon of 10 February, will feature participation from a fine list of Indian companies, including:
- an R&D Technical Advisor from Hero Motor,
- The Chairman of the Transport Engineering Department of the Bureau of Indian Standards,
- A representative from from the International Centre for Automotive Technology,
- Represntatives from Hella India, Lumax, Fiem, Maruti-Suzuki, Tata, and Arai.
The ever-well-informed Mr. Draper will introduce the session with a presentation of the latest developments in the GRE Informal Working Group on Simplification of the UN Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations. This includes a draft plan recently agreed to update existing device regulations and devise three new UN Regulations to combine the updated provisions of the existing regulations. Then, further down the line, the new regulations will be amended to make them technology-neutral, and Regulation 48 will be reworked with an emphasis on performance-based requirements—the overall goal being to refrain from crimping innovation and reduce the need to constantly revise the regulations.