From September 2020, the previous Directive 2007/46/EC, which sets the framework for the type approval of vehicles of categories M, N and O, will be replaced by the new Framework Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This represents a fundamental reform of the European type approval procedure. Among other things, market surveillance will be considerably expanded. Thus, the powers of national authorities will be significantly extended. In addition, market surveillance by the EU Commission is to be introduced at an overarching European level. Technical services and the national type approval authorities will also have to meet stricter requirements and will in future be subject to more stringent controls and audits. The information and disclosure obligations of vehicle manufacturers will be increased. For example, the software of electronic systems must be disclosed to authorities and technical services. The procedures for the individual approval of vehicles and commercial vehicles manufactured in stages have also been revised.