Road vehicles

In the automotive area, most standards are developed at international level (ISO standards), with some developed at European level (EN standards).

ISO/TC 22 “Road vehicles” develops standards for all components and systems for road vehicles.
These standards concern light vehicles (mopeds and motorised two-wheelers), passenger cars, commercial vehicles, heavy duty vehicles and buses, whatever their engines (internal combustion, electric or gaseous fuel).
France has led ISO/TC 22 since its creation in 1947, and BNA provides the secretariat. Fabien DUBOC (Renault-Ampère) currently holds the presidency.
By the end of 2023, ISO/TC 22 will have published more than 1,000 standards.
For more information: ISO/TC 22.

CEN/TC 301 “Road Vehicles” is the European mirror committee of ISO/TC 22 (same scope). This committee essentially provides solutions to standardisation requests from the European Commission, such as the repair and maintenance information (RMI). It also drafts standards to implement directives and regulations (e.g.: batteries, plastics recycling).
For more information: CEN/TC 301.

Standards for the automotive area are being developed in line with international regulations from UNECE/WP29 regulations, and European directives/regulations.


Standards for cycles are developed at two levels:

  • international: ISO/TC 149 “Cycles”, and SC 1 “Cycles and main sub-assemblies”, which specifies cycle test methods (EN ISO 4210). This sub-committee is chaired by Romain CODRON (DECATHLON), with a secretariat provided by Japan.
  • European: CEN/TC 333 “Cycles”. Some projects, such as carrier cycles and electrically assisted cycles, are developed as purely European standards.

For more information: ISO/TC 149 and CEN/TC 333.

Emergency systems

The standards developed relate mainly to emergency medical vehicles (ambulances) and their equipment, including first aid equipment, with the aim of providing safe and comfortable transport and pre-clinical treatment for patients.

The standards are mainly developed at European level (in CEN/TC 239 “Rescue systems”).

For more information: CEN/TC 239.

French leadership

European and international standardisation work is led by the national bodies most involved in the issues. The following is a list of the standardisation structures (co-)led by France:

Structure Chairperson / Convenor Committee manager / Secretary
ISO/TC 22 “Road vehicles” Fabien DUBOC Valérie MAUPIN
ISO/TC 22/SC 31 “Data communication” Alternating FR-DE chair: Thomas LINDENKREUZ (2022-2024), alternating with a French chairperson Eric WERN*
ISO/TC 22/SC 31/WG 6 “Extended vehicle/Remote diagnostics” Jean-François HUÈRE
ISO/TC 22/SC 32/WG 3 “Electromagnetic compatibility” Rémy PERROT
ISO/TC 22/SC 34/WG 17 “Cleanliness of components” Markus ROCHOWICZ (DE)* Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
ISO/TC 22/SC 35/WG 1 “Lighting and light-signalling” Frédéric MASSON Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
ISO/TC 22/SC 36 “Safety and impact testing” Appointment in progress (US)* Valérie MAUPIN
ISO/TC 149/SC 1 “Cycles and major sub-assemblies” Romain CODRON Ichiro SUGITANI (JP)*
ISO/TC 149/SC 1/WG 16 “Luggage carriers” Gilles LAGANTE Ichiro SUGITANI (JP)*
CEN/CLC eM-CG “eMobility Coordinating Group” Chair : Claude RICAUD, Vice-chair : Gérald CRÉPEAU Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
CEN/TC 212/WG 4 “Pyrotechnic articles for vehicles” Frédéric BURLOT Clarisse ISSANES
CEN/TC 301/WG 7 “Supplementary grip devices” Philippe SOUYRI Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
CEN/TC 301/WG 11 “Safety of roller brake testers” Vacant Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
CEN/TC 301/WG 18 “Electric vehicles batteries” Gérald CRÉPEAU Clément CHEVAUCHÉ
CEN/TC 333/WG 5 “Electric power assisted cycles (EPAC)” Gilles LAGANTE Clément CHEVAUCHÉ


NB: * Chairperson/Convenor/Committee manager not french