RELEASE DATE:2022-07-25 11:11
Brief: In March this year, the EU issued a draft amendment based on EU 2018/858, the definition of "Scheme I and Scheme II" was introduced for small series vehicles. For the implementation of the new regulation EU 2019/2144, a two-year transition period (July 7, 2024) is provided for the application of new type approval for small series and special purpose vehicles, and an additional two-year transition period (July 7, 2026) is provided for new vehicle’s registration.

The EDR devices of a vehicle shall comply with the technical requirements below:
(a) UN R160.01.
(b) Article 3,4,5 of EU 2022/545.
EU 2022/545
Technical Requirements
Article 3
Data security:
1. The crash-related data that the event data recorder records and stores shall be protected against manipulation by complying with the relevant technical requirements and transitional provisions of UN Regulation No 155, the original series or any later series of amendments thereof.
2. Software updates performed on the event data recorder shall be protected to reasonably prevent them from being compromised and reasonably prevent invalid updates.
Article 4
Data retrieval:
1. Crash-related data recorded by the event data recorders shall be made available for retrieval through the serial data port on the standardised data link connector. Where the serial data port is no longer functional after a collision, the data shall be retrievable by a direct connection to the event data recorder.
2. The vehicle manufacturer shall provide the type-approval authority and, at the request of a type-approval authority, any interested manufacturer or repairer of components, diagnostic tools or test equipment with information about how the event data can be accessed, retrieved and interpreted.
3. Vehicles and their event data recorders shall be designed in a way that enables a data retrieval tool to produce event reports that contain the UN R160 data elements and the precise vehicle type, variant and version.
4. The data recorded by the event data recorder shall not be available for retrieval over interfaces accessible without the need to unlock the vehicle or to use tools, or over vehicle interfaces for wireless connections.
5. The event data recorder’s data shall be available in a machine-readable format, and shall not include or be made available together with any information allowing to relate those data to a natural person.
Article 5
Provisions for roadworthiness testing:
For the purpose of periodic roadworthiness tests of vehicles, it shall be possible to verify the following features of the event data recorder system:
1. its correct operational status, by visible observation of the failure warning signal status following the activation of the vehicle master control switch and any bulb check.
2. its correct functionality and the software integrity, by the use of an electronic vehicle interface.

With effect from 6 July 2022, national authorities shall refuse, on grounds relating to event data recorders, to grant EU type-approval or national type-approval in respect of new types of vehicle which do not comply with this Regulation and the technical requirements of 01 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No 160.
With effect from 6 July 2024 national authorities shall, on grounds relating to event data recorders, prohibit the registration, sale and entry into service of new vehicles, where such vehicles do not comply with this Regulation and the technical requirements of 01 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No 160, as certificates of conformity of such vehicles shall no longer be valid.

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