Trend Watch: State Vehicle Code Compliance
Though much industry focus on compliance is at the Federal level, as cities permit more rideshare vehicles to operate within their limits, more are requiring manufacturers to use third party labs to confirm compliance to state vehicle codes, as well as Federally mandated laws.
An example is California’s Vehicle Code that outlines requirements for both human-powered and motorized mobility products, specifying regulations for lighting, reflectivity, and even braking performance. User requirements such as reflective apparel, alternative lighting, age and use classification are all defined within the codes.
ACT Lab recommends that manufacturers review U.S. state vehicle codes and bear in mind that there can be additional criteria for compliance. The California codes are linked below:
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ACT Lab Eyes Vietnam, Expands U.S. Staff
As global tariffs force manufacturing shifts, ACT Lab has set plans to open a new Vietnam product testing lab in 2020.
This lab will initially support the growing demand for testing wheeled products from numerous companies that have moved manufacturing out of China. Additional test capabilities will be added as the lab grows to service the immediate region and the many products manufactured by its increase of global suppliers.
ACT Lab has also added sales and account support staff in the United States, and it has additional openings still available. To read the complete job descriptions and apply, please visit the Job Openings page of the ACT Lab website.