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Passive Safety WG

The PSWG shall comprise representatives from SMMT members concerned with vehicle/component passive safety. Third parties, including BIS, DfT, VCA, DEFRA etc., may be invited to PSWG meetings to discuss specific agenda items

The PSWG will meet a minimum of twice a year, facilitated by the invitation of SMMT.

Additional meetings of the PSWG may be convened, if it is deemed necessary by the CLCVTC or HCVTC.

PSWG Objectives

  1. To advance the best interests of the members of SMMT in any area that affects vehicle passive safety
  2. Monitor and influence, UK, European and Global vehicle/component passive safety related legislation.
  3. Monitor and influence, UK, European and Global vehicle/component passive safety related legislation.
  4. Monitor and influence, UK, European and International passive safety Standards, including ISO, CEN, and BS.
  5. Represent the viewpoints of SMMT members’ at the respective national and international legislation and standards forums.
  6. Promote one set of harmonised technical requirements on a global scale whether for legislation or standards, reflecting the needs of the different categories of vehicles and devices whether Original Equipment or After Market.
  7. Support members in all technical areas concerned with vehicle/component passive safety.
  8. Provide advice and recommendations to the SMMT technical committees, inclusive of the CLCVTC, HCVTC and Engineering Committee.
  9. Ensure co-ordination with the UK government departments on vehicle passive safety matters.
  10. Seek the guidance of the SMMT Type Approval Working Group on matters of type approval certification and vehicle registration.

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