Meeting of the International Committee for Technical Testing of Vehicles (CITA)

On March 27-28, took place third international Type-approval Experts Group meting (TAEG) of the International Committee for Technical Testing (CITA), organized the by the Motor Transport Institute.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the TÜV SÜD, the World Bank, the Automobile and Motorcycles Association of Serbia, the Center for Vehicles of Croatia, EUROLAB L.L.C., FSD Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH, IDIADA, TÜV Nord, TÜV Rheinland, VdTÜV e.V., SGS and CITA.

During the meeting, experts discussed among the others:

  • Prospects for the type-approval process of the automotive automation systems, including software in the context of autonomous vehicles,
  • Legal and system requirements for the driver assisting systems in vehicles,
  • The current status of the amendment of the framework homologation Directive (2007/46/EC),
  • Current status of ISO 20730 standard – regarding Periodic Vehicle Technical Inspection (ePTI),
  • Report of the representative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on the past meetings and ongoing work.

The discussion was complemented by the presentation during which the guests got acquainted with the research potential of the Institute, visiting modern laboratories. Particularly interest was enjoyed by the Centre of the Transport Telematics, equipped with high-end truck and bus and passenger car simulators. Guests also visited modern vehicle inspection station of the Diagnostic and Maintenance Processes Department, the test facilities of the Vehicle Type-approval and Testing Division, the laboratory of the Material Research Centre and such laboratories as: photometric and environmental protection.

CITA is an international association of organizations (both public and private) that is actively involved in the mandatory technical testing of motor vehicles and their trailers and supervises selected inspection organizations.

CITA's goal is to improve road safety, protect the environment from the negative impact of motoring, and develop best practices for compulsory vehicle inspections.

The meeting at the Motor Transport Institute is another international forum for the exchange of information and experience related to technical testing of vehicles, which are recognized by the European Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.


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