A new vehicle door retention regulation heralded as the world’s first global safety standard officially is on the books, following approval by representatives from more than 20 countries Nov. 18. The new door latch standard is the product of three years of negotiations and research overseen by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The organization will establish phase-in dates, a General Motors Corp. spokesman says. Some 90% of the world’s auto makers are said to be ...

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