Commission Recommendation 2014/897/EU
This document broadens and replaces the content of Recommendation 2011/217/EU to describe a common understanding of the application of the authorisation processes for vehicle types, individual vehicles and fixed installations described in the Interoperability Directive.
It clarifies the documentation accompanying the authorisation and the roles and responsibilities of the actors involved.
It explains the relationship between essential requirements, TSIs and national rules and describes how the common safety method for risk assessment is to be used in the authorisation process.
It also describes roles and responsibilities applying to the use of vehicles and their modification.
Complementing this document are 4 case studies that were discussed in the workshop held by ERA on 21st October 2014. The “answers” to these case studies are the result of a consolidation of the answers suggested by groups in the workshop examining the cases.
Also complementing the document is a presentation
that outlines the key concepts.