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Come 2017, cars must pass India’s crash test

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jan 8, 2015, 7:33 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 2:02 am IST
Regulation is set to go mandatory in couple of years
Compulsory crash test for new vehicle launches may come into force by 2017
 Compulsory crash test for new vehicle launches may come into force by 2017

Chennai: Compulsory crash test for new vehicle launches may come into force by 2017. The Union government has already started the groundwork to frame regulations which are set to go mandatory in a couple of years.“Till date, we do not have mandated crash testing in India However, we expect the mandatory crash test regulations to come into effect by 2017. The government has approached us on the possibility of doing some crash tests to help frame regulations,” said the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) director Rashmi Urdhwareshe.

She was briefing the media about the 14th edition of Symposium on International Auto-motive Technology (SIAT) to be held in Pune from January 21-24. According to her, ARAI is also working on drawing up the Bharat Stage V emission norms which would be in sync with the Euro V emission norms. ARAI is a quasi-government R&D organisation, under the Union ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, working in tandem with both the automobile industry for research and testing of vehicles and with the government in framing auto regulations.

 

Among the host of other regulations that the organization is working with the central government are national electric mobility plan, alternate fuel development norms and hybrid vehicle emission norms. Speaking about the four-day SIAT event, she said the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Towards a Safer, Clea-ner and Quieter World’. During the conference ARAI is also planning to launch a Rs 250 crore testing facility.

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