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Keith Nuthall


Keith writes about regulatory and other issues facing the European auto industry.

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Lack of Uniform Standards Could Curtail AV Development

Michael Steinberg of the U.K. government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles says until companies and countries adopt uniform standards for connected and autonomous vehicles, “it’s going to be like the ‘Wild West.’”

Canada Becoming Automated Vehicles Development Hub

Kelly Daize, director of Invest Ottawa’s autonomous-vehicle program, says the city’s new test track will benefit from local IT expertise and, as the federal capital, access to policy-making officials and politicians as they devise CAV regulations.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

European Union Set to Impose Tariffs on U.S. Trucks

The EU’s tariffs on certain U.S.-made trucks, automotive glass and motorcycles will stay in reserve until (and if) the World Trade Organization declares the Trump Admin.’s metal duties to be in breach of American global trade agreement commitments.


EU Threatens Retaliation Over Trump Metal Duties

Reaching agreement between Brussels and Washington will not be easy because the EU thinks the proposed U.S. duties are based on a sham legal authorization.


European Automakers Critical of Emissions Targets

Under Brussels’ new low-emissions mobility strategy, cars and vans registered in the EU in 2025 will have to emit 15% and in 2030, 30%, less CO2, compared with 2021’s 95 g CO2/km for cars and 147 g CO2/km for vans.

Engines Markets

U.K. Auto Industry May Pay High Price for Brexit

With the new government acknowledging opposition to unrestricted immigration into the U.K. from the EU was a key to Brexit’s approval, the U.K. may have to limit immigration if a new trade deal with the EU is to avoid duties on U.K. exports.  

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