Harmonization of vehicle regulations is important to the Auto Industry. In a global industry, Automakers are faced with a wide variety of different regulations in different countries, often aimed at achieving the same purpose, but differing for historical reasons. Harmonizing these regulations world-wide, offers savings in technical resources, which can better be applied elsewhere, to produce better, cleaner, safer vehicles and it offers the possibility of reducing production complexity, resulting in lower costs and prices and a wider choice of vehicles available to all consumers.