Better oversight of national regulators through spot checks on national type approvals, and audits and sanctions of national agencies performed at EU level
A comprehensive market surveillance programme to check cars throughout their life and ensure that test results from models submitted for type approval do not systematically differ from vehicles on the road
These activities should be done by a new EU Type Approval Panel run by representatives from key stakeholders (Commission, member states, industry and civil society) and funded by a €10 charge on new vehicles sold
Stricter enforcement of the ban on defeat devices that requires carmakers to disclose the information and authorities to approve the derogation, with a clear obligation on industry to ensure their vehicles perform in all reasonably encountered condition on the road
- Increased transparency and access to data on type approvals and vehicles performance across Europe
The TRRIC to a better testing system in Europe lies in increased Transparency, Rigour & Resources, Independence and Consistency.