Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are systems developed to automate, adapt or enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving. However, despite their many benefits, ADAS are not without risks.

A possible consequence of broad ADAS implementation may be an increase in car-motorcycle accidents, even as car accidents decrease. This may occur, for example, if drivers start depending more and more upon Level 1 and 2 ADAS and become less attentive to other vehicles around them.

Therefore, it is essential that ADAS correctly identify all road users, including motorcycles.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper - Detection of motorcycles by advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM Communications manager
+32 (0) 22 30 97 32

eCall devices are tertiary safety systems that can further enhance riders’ safety, beyond the preventive and active primary safety systems that are currently deployed, such as ABS, or that are currently being researched for future deployment, such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) applications.

In 2013 the motorcycle industry joined the I_HeERO project that aims at implementing an emergency call or eCall solution to improve road safety in Europe through Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). ACEM members participate in this project in order to develop minimum functional requirements for PTW (powered two wheeler) eCall systems and to prepare the basis for future standardization activities.

This work will enable widespread deployment of eCall systems in the future.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper - eCall devices for L-category vehicles

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM Communications manager
+32 (0) 22 30 97 32

The theme of the event will be “Sustainable motorcycling in Europe” and it will address how policy-makers, civil society and the motorcycle sector can work together to promote policies that improve the sustainability of Europe’s transport system whilst protecting skilled jobs in Europe.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Motorcycling in cities, traffic congestion and local environmental policies
  • Regulation 168/2013 on type-approval of L-category vehicles and environmental standards
  • Engine efficiency and electrification of transport
  • Pollutant emissions (HC, NOx, PM)
  • GEAR 2030 and the future of the automotive sector in Europe
  • Latest market trends

Date and venue

24 January 2018

Renaissance Hotel. 19, Rue du Parnasse, Brussels

Programme of the event

 11:00 - 11:25 Keynote speeches 
 11:30 - 13:00 Panel discussion and Q&A session
 13:00 - 14:30 Walking lunch and networking coffee


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Keynote speakers

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska. European Commissioner for internal market and entrepreneurship and SMEs (TBC)
  • Stefan Pierer. ACEM President. CEO of KTM AG 


  • Bernd Lange. Member of the European Parliament. Chairman of the Committee on International trade
  • Joanna Szychowska. European Commission, DG GROW, Head of the automotive unit (TBC)
  • Eddy Liegeois. European Commission, DG MOVE, Head of the road transport unit (TBC)
  • Greg Archer. Transport and Environment. Director for clean vehicles
  • Silvio Manicardi. International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) Europe. Second Deputy President
  • Erwin Segers. ACEM - Chair of the Technical and regulatory affairs committee
  • Antonio Perlot. ACEM - Secretary General  

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM Communications manager
+32 (0) 22 30 97 32

Aiguillonné par les VTT et les scooters en partage, le marché européen du deux-roues électrique prend forme. L'autrichien KTM va lancer un modèle autour de 7.000 euros en début d'année prochaine... Continue reading in Les Echos.

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Les Echos - Les deux-roues électriques démarrent en France

The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) examined and endorsed the final compromise text, which was agreed by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Roadworthiness legislative package, which consists of three legislative proposals aimed to upgrade regulatory requirements for inspection of in-use vehicles (periodic technical inspections and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles) and registration documents.

After a long legislative process, almost completed, the European Union is setting itself to implement the new regulatory framework for the type approval of motorcycles. The scenario awaiting the sector for the next decade has been discussed in Milan on the 6th of November on the occasion of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition, bringing together policy makers and industry. 

On 6 November in the context of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, ANCMA, the Italian Association representing the Motorcycle Industry will be hosting a conference dedicated to the deployment of the new European type approval regulation relating to two, three and four wheeled vehicles.

Milan, 6th November 2013


Reducing environmental impact, improving both functional safety of vehicles and market surveillance represent the main pillars of the new legislative package entering into force in January 2016 for new type approved vehicles belonging to L-categories.

The conference aims at shedding light on the implications that the new type approval regulation will have on the industry. While manufacturers are required to develop new technologies to address stricter environmental and safety requirements, National Administrations will be called for a more efficient market surveillance. 

The panel will be formed by Wim van de Camp, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur of the legislative text, and Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise of the European Commission. Jacques Compagne, ACEM Secretary General and Maurizio Vitelli, from the Italian Ministry of Transport will be joined in the panel discussion by representatives of Piaggio and Ducati who will present the view of the industry on the deployment of the new legislation.

The conference will also address the opportunities for the motorcycle industry residing in the CARS 2020 action plan of the European Commission, which aims at supporting innovation and improving regulation thus reinforcing this industry's competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020.

The main challenge of the new regulation lies in its technical provisions, introducing new concepts, such as the obligation to provide all market operators with Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI), the obligation to use ABS and OBD on motorcycles as original equipment, as well as new prescriptions for evaporative emissions and durability.

The conference will try to address issues such the consequence of the new legislative framework on the competiveness of the European motorcycle Industry, the technologies needed to comply with stricter requirements in terms of pollution and safety and, finally, the impact on the PTWs sector, including the component manufacturers. 

The new EU legislation comes at a time when the economic crisis is dramatically altering the European motorcycle sector, which today employs around 130.000 people, seeing sales’ volumes shrink by 47% since 2007.

The hosts of the event, Corrado Capelli, President of Confindustria ANCMA and Pierfrancesco Caliari, Director General of Confindustria ANCMA, hope that this will be the opportunity for all the EU actors of the motorcycle sector to realistically assess the future scenario and the challenges for the industry.

The conference will take place at the Milan Fair (Rho) on Wednesday 6th November 2013.



International Conference

“Powered Two-Wheelers in the next decade

Perspectives of the new EU Legislative Framework”

Draft Agenda

11.00               Welcome Speech and Introductory Note

Pierfrancesco CaliariDirector general of Confindustria ANCMA

11.15               The new EU legislation for PTWs in 2016

Antti PeltomäkiEU Commission DG ENTR

Wim van de CampEU Parliament

12.00               EU Cars 2020: Opportunities for the motorcycle industry

Antti PeltomäkiEU Commission DG ENTR

12.20               Panel discussion

Antti PeltomäkiEU Commission DG ENTR

Wim Van De CampEU Parliament

Maurizio VitelliMinistry of Transport (Italy)

Jacques CompagneACEM Secretary General

with the participation of industry representatives from ANCMA

Piaggio, Ducati

13.15               Conclusive notes

Corrado CapelliPresident of Confindustria ANCMA


Location: Fiera Milano (Rho)

Centro Congressi Stella Polare, Sala Acquarius

For any information, please contact: Federico Vitale, Confindustria ANCMA, Mobile +39.342.6199354


 (updated 8.10.2013)

The motorcycle industry supports the principle of EU harmonisation, but proposes 4-2-2 intervals for Powered Two-Wheelers (PTW), taking into account average mileage of this vehicle category.

m Hondalogo 89829Honda’s successful road safety competition, rewarding riders who demonstrate road safety awareness, will be held in June in Spain.


Cars and motorcycles talk to each other in research project demonstrating new ways to safer and more efficient mobility. Motorcycles from manufacturer BMW Motorrad were part of simTD, a wide field project involving 120 vehicles and spanning over four years. 

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