Manufacturers must always take into account the need to know the legal and regulatory requirements, both at the level at which they have obtained their approvals, and at the last published level.

This section gives an idea of the main regulatory acts “framework” which the automotive industry currently works with, including various links to websites, where you can search for the most recent updates, or the specific regulatory act desired.


EU Directives/Regulations:


Directiva Reglamentos UE e9

Motor vehicles and their trailers

Systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.

  • DIRECTIVE 2007/46/EC
  • REGULATION (EU) No 2018/858

Motor vehicles of two or three wheels and quadricycles.

  • REGULATION (EU) No 168/2013
  • DIRECTIVE 2002/24/EC

Motor vehiAgricultural or forestry tractors

Their trailers and interchangeable towed machinery, as well as systems, components and technical units of such vehicles.cles of two or three wheels and quadricycles.

  • REGULATION (EU) No 167/2013
  • DIRECTIVE 2003/37/EC

UN Regulations


Reglamento ONU E9

International type approval of the entire vehicle (Only category M1)


Spanish National Legislation:


Motor vehicles and their trailers, self-propelled or towed machines, agricultural vehicles, as well as systems, parts and pieces of such vehicles.

  • RD 750/2010

Normas para la aplicación de determinadas Directivas de la CEE, relativas a la homologación de tipos de vehículos automóviles, remolques y semirremolques, así como de partes y piezas de dichos vehículos.

  • RD 2028/1986

General vehicle regulations

  • RD 2822/1998


Various components, part of the vehicles, must be previously approved. The components and/or separate technical units will be subject, therefore, to the conformity of production checks and can be approved in two ways:

UN Regulations

Multilanguage version of the European Commission for those UN Regulations applicable under European laws:


Link to the UN website to consult the different regulations in their latest version, in the section “UN Regulations”:


Directives / Regulations EU


Components eligible for approval

The eligible components for approval for the automotive sector can be included in any of the following categories:

  • Safety glazing
  • Audible warning devices
  • Seats
  • Motorcycle helmet
  • Reflectors
  • Catalysts
  • Safety belts
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Coupling devices
  • Short coupling devices
  • Spray-suppression devices
  • Speed restriction devices
  • Rear protection devices
  • Front protection devices
  • Side protection devices
  • Lighting devices
  • Indirect vision devices
  • GLP equipment for M/N
  • GNC and GNL equipment for M/N
  • Brake pads
  • Flammability
  • Tyres
  • Retreaded tyres
  • Signage plates
  • External projections
  • Exhaust silencers
  • Emissions
  • Electric Power Train
  • Child restraint systems
  • Alarm systems for vehicles
  • Warning triangles

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