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The 2007/46/EC Directive aims at providing further safety measures for motor vehicles and their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, by better defining the framework for approval. In this sense, the 2007 Directive while preserving the main stipulations of the old Directive 70/156/EEC also brings new concepts and requirements over the repealing Directive of 1970. These concern the new Directive’s main aims to improve road safety by making compulsory a number of devices for commercial vehicles (vans, lorries, semi-trailers, trailers), buses and coaches, like:
The Directive also asks for further requisites for buses and coaches and underlines several environmental obligations to be taken into account, such as CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
As to the scope of the Directive, the European Union is actually extending the EC type-approval for access to the internal market to all categories of motor vehicles designed and constructed in one or more stages for use on the road and also to the systems, components and separate technical units designed and constructed for such vehicles.
In what concerns the compliance aspect of the new Directive 2007/46/EC the manufacturer is responsible for all aspects of the approval process and for ensuring conformity of production, to the approval authority, in several instances:
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