In 2018, ESTA set up a cross-industry working group led by Iffet Türken, Vice President, Section Transport, and André Friderici, President, Section Transport, to study the different marking and lighting regulations in operation around Europe and produce recommendations for harmonizing them.
Their report was published in 2019. Since then, it has been presented to relevant organisations in an attempt to garner their support.
The campaign received a major boost earlier this year when the proposals won the backing of the VDA, the influential German automotive industry association. The proposals will now be presented to the UNECE committee responsible for administering international conventions on traffic regulations in October 2020.