Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV’s) in vehicle category M1 can obtain EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) as special-purpose vehicles (subcat. SH acc. to Framework Directive 2007/46/EC Annex XI Appendix 3). For this purpose the vehicle type must fulfill all requirements in about 50 different EU and ECE regulations regarding diverse subjects like braking, emissions, safety glazing, sound level, etc. For special-purpose vehicles a number of exemptions are allowed in comparison with ‘ordinary’ M1 passenger vehicles and specific WTORS requirements are applied.