The world of two-wheelers is about to experience a significant shift. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has decided to extend the scope of the UN Regulation No. 155 on cybersecurity and cybersecurity management to motorcycles, scooters, and electric bicycles with speed exceeding 25 km/h.
A New Era for Two-Wheelers
This regulation, which has been in force since January 2021, was initially applied to passenger cars, trucks, and buses. The decision to include two-wheelers (vehicle category L) under this regulation marks a significant milestone in the industry.
The motorcycle industry has already introduced complex assistance systems in powered two-wheelers, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and advanced connectivity. With the inclusion of two-wheelers under UN Regulation 155, these vehicles will now be subject to the same cybersecurity standards as their four-wheeled counterparts.
The Road Ahead
The decision to extend the scope of UN Regulation 155 to motorcycles will be submitted to the UNECE-hosted World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) for adoption in June 2024. This move is expected to pave the way for safer and more secure two-wheeler vehicles on the roads.
In addition to the UN Regulation, the upcoming European Union Cyber Resilience Act aims to ensure a risk-based identified minimum level of cybersecurity protection of all products with digital elements available in the market. This act will further strengthen the cybersecurity measures in place for two-wheelers.
The inclusion of two-wheelers under UN Regulation 155 is a significant step towards ensuring the cybersecurity of these vehicles. As the world moves towards more automated and connected vehicles, it is crucial to ensure that all types of vehicles, including two-wheelers, are secure and safe for use.
I hope this blog post provides a comprehensive overview of the recent decision by UNECE. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to ask.