The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) used the recent CV Show to launch its European and National Type Approval (SENTA) guide, with a series of presentations to body builders or converters, many of which were new to SENTA.
The SENTA guide is a step-by-step guide to ease vehicle manufacturers and bodybuilders through the complicated European Community whole vehicle type approval system. It also allows for national approval schemes for low-volume manufacturers.
For a new approval application, SENTA will ease the lengthy process. The guide details what a manufacturer must do from the original design idea, through the development and construction stages to completion of the approval process. The guide is split into three parts: how to determine the vehicle type and approval route; the requirements for Type Approval; and how to complete a program to type approve a vehicle.