Against a background of new and emerging markets, a global economy, fewer world trade restrictions and intense pressures on car prices, car manufacturers are seeking to penetrate more and more international markets as a means of increasing volumes. To achieve this, manufacturers need to become more efficient. One of the challenges this presents is often increased product complexity, which increases investment costs and dilutes resources. Fortunately, we are now seeing real progress towards the removal of regulatory barriers to trade and a set of internationally harmonised safety standards for motor vehicles, although much work remains to be done. In the interim, governments and industry need to work cooperatively to continue to provide improved vehicle safety while minimising the inefficiencies of different international safety regulations. This paper recommends strategies governments and industry could employ along with actions car manufacturers can take to improve vehicle safety and become globally competitive. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200321.


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  • Pagination: p. 249-59

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  • Accession Number: 00792868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 2000 12:00AM