TPMS mandatory in even more countries.
The EU decided to make TPMS mandatory for new vehicle type approvals by November 1, 2012 as well as for new vehicle registrations by November 1, 2014, thus adopting UNECE-R64. Now, more and more countries follow.
South Korea was first. Russia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Israel, Malaysia and Turkey followed. This underlines the trend of regulations promoting not only safety but also environmental aspects.
Furthermore, it shows that UNECE-R64 is on the way to become the worldwide regulation standard for TPMS. This development is very positive both for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers as they can develop their products towards a smaller number of different standards.
“It will be interesting to see how this develops, especially with the FMVSS 138 in the US and also with the non-mandatory GB/T 26149-2010 in China. Our hope is that also these countries switch to apply R64 in the long term,”
says Jörg Sturmhoebel, CMO and regulation expert at NIRA.