Commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers establish global secretariat

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The Global Secretariat will provide stronger administrative support for the activities of the annual Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting and its objective of global harmonisation of heavy duty vehicle regulations.

The main issues to be covered include:

  • World Harmonised Diesel Certification (WHDC)
  • Global Fuel Specification  
  • Heavy Duty Hybrid Certification
  • Fuel Efficiency Improvements
  • The Global Secretariat will be set up and lead by Stefan Larsson, a long-term employee of Volvo Group who has worked at ACEA since 1997.
  • Short-term tasks comprise:
  • Certified Engine Maps – drafting a proposal for a global procedure
  • Vehicle Mission Cycles – identifying and agreeing on principles for the definition of cycles
  • Total Vehicle Drag – drafting proposals for global procedures for measuring air, rolling, driveline and auxiliary drags
  • Vehicle Control Strategies (VCS) – explore the inclusion of VCS in computer simulation  
  • Longer-term issues to be covered are:
  • Higher Capacity Vehicles (HCV)
  • Performance Based Standards for HCV
  • International loading Units


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