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Issue No. 1, 2007

In this issue

JAMA advocates further harmonisation of automotive technical regulations

On 28 November 2006 JAMA Executive Vice President Kanji Nakayama addressed an audience of senior EU Commission officials and representatives from the automobile industry during a high-level conference in Brussels on the “Harmonisation of automotive technical regulations”. 

JAMA responds to the June 2006 London Economics report on market developments in car retailing and after-sales markets

In June 2006 the technical consultancy London Economics published its report on the competition implications of Regulation No. 1400/2002, which deals with the distribution and after-sales services of new motor vehicles in the EU.  In its response, JAMA reiterated that its members support a competitive market that meets customers’ best interests, which include safe products and services as well as competitive prices.

An "integrated approach" to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Japan

JAMA is voluntarily committed to reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars distributed in the EU to an average of 140g/km by 2009.  Nevertheless, JAMA emphasises that CO2 reduction in the road transport sector requires an “integrated approach”, one that takes into account greater fuel efficiency, smoother traffic flow, and the adoption of eco-driving by vehicle users.  The article takes a look at how that approach is being applied in Japan.    

Japan’s New Wave Sports Cars

by Peter Nunn

Speed, horsepower and eco-friendliness.  Three themes behind the sensational new wave of Japanese sports cars set to star in 2007.  This year promises to be a very special one for new Japanese sports cars, perhaps the best in a generation, and the action started bright and early at January’s Detroit Show and the Tokyo Auto Salon.