UN Regulation No. 55: Mechanical Coupling Components

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles

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25 Jan 2018 GRRF-86-03
UN R55: Proposal for amendments
Working Party Informal Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Proposal to correct Revision 2 of UN R55 to align with the text of Supplement 04 to 01 series of amendments. This proposal removes a subparagraph under paragraph 13.1 that should not have been included in the Revision.
15 Feb 2018 GRRF-86-34
UN R55: Draft proposal for a new supplement to the 01 series of amendments
Working Party Informal Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Annex 1 of UN R55 concerns the type approval communication form. Item 9.3. requires information "For Class A mechanical coupling devices or components, including towing brackets". Poland proposes to add "if fitted" to the description in order to avoid interpretations that brackets must be part of the approval (i.e., the approval may concern the coupling ball without additional attachments).
17 Jul 2018 GRVA/2018/10
UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 Series of Amendments
Working Party Working Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Proposal to correct Revision 2 of UN R55 to align with the text of Supplement 04 to 01 series of amendments. This proposal removes a subparagraph under paragraph 13.1 that should not have been included in the Revision.
17 Jul 2018 GRVA/2018/11
UN R55: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of Amendments
Working Party Working Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Annex 1 of UN R55 concerns the type approval communication form. Item 9.3. requires information “For Class A mechanical coupling devices or components, including towing brackets”. Poland proposes to add “if applicable” to the description in order to avoid interpretations that brackets must be part of the approval (i.e., the approval may concern the coupling ball without additional attachments).
24 Sep 2018 GRVA-01-29
UN R55: Proposal to adapt transitional provisions to the 1958 Agreement
Working Party Informal Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles
11 Oct 2018 GRSG-115-11/Rev.1
UN R55: Proposal to clarify the transitional provisions
Working Party Informal Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Proposal to clarify the treatment of extensions of existing approvals under the new transitional provision guidelines (“Until 31 December 2019, Supplement 5 and Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation may not apply to extensions of approvals that were originally granted prior to the entry into force of Supplement 5 and Supplement 7.”)
12 Oct 2018 GRSG-115-34
UN R55: Proposal for amendments
Working Party Informal Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Proposal to add the text, "In such a case, the motor-vehicle's user instructions (e.g. owner's manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use."
14 Dec 2018 WP.29/2019/21
UN R55: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 2
World Forum Working Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles Proposal to correct Revision 2 of UN R55 to align with the text of Supplement 04 to 01 series of amendments. This proposal removes a subparagraph under paragraph 13.1 that should not have been included in the Revision.