ETRMA welcomes adoption of the GEAR 2030 report
The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has welcomed the adoption of the Report of the High Level Group on the Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth of the Automotive Industry in the European Union (GEAR 2030). ETRMA was particularly pleased with the emphasis put on three elements: the need for legislation to be predictable, reliable and enforced; the urgency for the EU to reinforce the institutional and industrial dialogues with major trading partners towards market access as well as a fairer trade worldwide and the impact of automation and connectivity in shaping the automotive industry of the future, including the need to access in-vehicle data for the entire automotive value-chain, the association said in a statement.
“The very intensive work of GEAR2030 for the past 18 months confirms the fundamental and structural changes the automotive value chain is undergoing. This report constitutes a stepping stone for all stakeholders to start working and putting actions next to the recommendations there included. The work is now ahead of us and we are ready for it,” ” said Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA.
The connected and automated vehicles strategy is a new area of activity for the High Level Group. The increasing connectivity of vehicles is a game changer for the entire automotive value chain of which tyres are an essential element.
“To continue innovating and improving the general vehicle safety, there will be the need for provisions for direct, safe and secure access to a wide set of vehicle data for the provision of connected services, and this will certainly be an area of intensive work going forward,” the report stated