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An artist demonstrates how a circle of salt could be used to trap an autonomous vehicle. This lighthearted exercise – which highlights the current limitations of the technology – is meant to signify the raft of potential challenges developers of AVs are yet to overcome

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TRL expands child seat testing

In response to manufacturer enquiries and consumer interest, TRL has brought together its testing services to establish a focussed Product Testing Unit. This unit will deliver not only existing testing activities, but will also provide a broader scope of services, including Certification and Approval services for child seat testing.

As part of this move, the team has extended its current E4 Technical Service Status for ECE Regulation 44 (awarded last year by Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer – RDW) and now also offers the option of E11 Type Approvals following the recent Technical Service Award by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).

“Our organizational set-up and the addition of these new testing and approval regimes means that we can provide child-seat manufacturers with a comprehensive range of child=seat assessment options” stated Marianne Hynd, TRL’s head of child safety. She added “Our test team, led by Vincent StClair, can provide the very best technical and testing expertise relating to ECE Regulation 44”.


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