"L" category vehicles included in the UNECE regulation on cyber security

The Serbian Association of Vehicle and Parts Importers conveys information from the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) regarding amendments to and updates of UN Regulation No. 155 on cyber security, adopted by the UNECE Working Group (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe).

It is envisaged that provisions related to cyber security will now be binding for all "L" category vehicles during production, sale, and post-sale. This will protect vehicle owners from cyber threats that can impact the safety and reliability of these vehicles.

What has UNECE adopted that significantly changes the future of "two-wheelers"?

The UNECE Working Group on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles has decided to include motorcycles, scooters, and electric bicycles with a speed greater than 25 km/h in the scope of UN Regulation No. 155 on cyber security and cyber security management.
In force since January 2021, Regulation No. 155 is applied in various regions worldwide and covers passenger cars, trucks, and buses. Its purpose is to provide an international framework for the type approval of road vehicles concerning cyber security.

This decision to amend the key "Article 155" comes at a time when the motorcycle industry has already introduced complex assistance systems in two-wheelers, such as adaptive cruise control and advanced connectivity. This development justifies the growing concern about potential cyber risks for this type of vehicle.

In the future, the Working Group will strive to offer the widest possible scope to its contracting parties for the approval of a wide range of "L" category vehicles and enable manufacturers to apply for vehicle type approval, assistance systems, and other systems that these types of vehicles will be equipped with in the future.

Source: European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM)
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