European auto makers will have to abide by a fresh set of technical standards for tires, safety features and other new technology over the next decade, with a new regulation adopted earlier this week portending even more safety- and emissions-related directives. The European Union Council of Ministers voted Monday to adopt the new rules, saying the law “aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the EU automotive industry.” These new standards impose a series of deadlines from 2011 to ...

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