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UN Regulation No. 121
Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators

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25 Sep 2018 25 Sep 2018 | The end of the red light? Dashboard 'virtual traffic light' that lets cars talk to each other could slash commute times by 60% Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 121 UN R121
23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 | Depositary notifications issued for WP.29 proposals adopted last November: Entry into force from 22 June 2017 Uniform Provisions Concerncing the Approval of Front and Rear Position (Side) Lamps, Stop-Lamps and End-Outline Marker Lamps for Motor Vehicles (Except Motor Cycles)and their Trailers Position, stop and end-outline lamps Position, Stop and End-outline Lamps UN Regulation No. 7 UN R7, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Safety-belts, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems for Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles II. Vehicles Equipped with Safety-belts, Safety-belt Reminders, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Safety belt systems Safety belts and related systems UN Regulation No. 16 UN R16, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Filament Lamps for Use in Approved Lamp Units of Power-driven Vehicles and of their Trailers UNECE R37 specifies technical and administrative requirements for the approval of a wide range of filament lamps (shown in Annex 1 of the regulation) that are intended for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and of their trailers. Filament Lamps Filament Lamps UN Regulation No. 37 UN R37, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles ("Child Restraint System") Child Restraint Systems Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 44 UN R44, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Headlamp Cleaners and of Power-driven Vehicles with regard to Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners UN Regulation No. 45 UN R45, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Devices for Indirect Vision and of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Installation of these Devices Indirect Vision Indirect Vision Devices UN Regulation No. 46 UN R46, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Regulation No. 48 establishes minimum requirements for lighting equipment towards ensuring satisfactory levels of traffic safety, including such areas as adequate forward illumination, limits on headlamp glare, luminosity of signalling lamps, etc. The regulations considers the installation and functioning of lighting equipment as a whole to ensure compatible performance across all types of equipment and devices (headlamps, signalling lamps, markers lamps, etc.). Installation of Lighting Installation of Lighting and Lighting-Signalling Equipment UN Regulation No. 48 UN R48, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category L3 Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Motorcycle Lighting Installation of Motorcycle Lighting UN Regulation No. 53 UN R53, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Seats of Large Passenger Vehicles and of these Vehicles with regard to the Strength of the Seats and their Anchorages Coach Seat Strength Seat Strength and Seat Anchorages for Large Passenger Vehicles UN Regulation No. 80 UN R80, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Emission of Pollutants According to Engine Fuel Requirements Together with R49, Regulation 83 addresses vehicle emissions. R83 covers emissions from all light vehicles (M1/N1) regardless of engine type and from heavier vehicles only if equipped with a gasoline engine. Under certain circumstances, R83 or R49 can apply to light vehicle CNG/LPG engines as well as to medium passenger and commercial vehicles (M2/N2) equipped with diesel engines. R83 also contains provisions specific to hybrid variations of the vehicles under its purview. Motor Vehicle Emissions Motor Vehicle Emissions UN Regulation No. 83 UN R83, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Agricultural or Forestry Tractors with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Tractor Lighting Installation of Lighting and Lighting-Signalling Equipment on Tractors UN Regulation No. 86 UN R86, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Daytime Running Lamps for Power-driven Vehicles Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps UN Regulation No. 87 UN R87, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Gas-discharge Light Sources for use in Approved Gas-discharge Lamp Units of Power-driven Vehicles Gas-discharge Light Sources Gas-discharge Light Sources UN Regulation No. 99 UN R99, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles Intended for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods with regard to their Specific Constructional Features ADR Vehicles Construction of Vehicles for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods UN Regulation No. 105 UN R105, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction

UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

Coach and Bus Construction Construction of Coaches and Buses UN Regulation No. 107 UN R107, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. CNG/LNG System Components Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components UN Regulation No. 110 UN R110, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 121 UN R121, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light emitting diode (LED) light sources for use in approved lamp units on power-driven vehicles and their trailers LED Light Sources Light-Emitting Diode Light Sources UN Regulation No. 128 UN R128, and Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced Child Restraint Systems used onboard of motor vehicles. The second phase in the development of this regulation by the Child Restraint Systems informal working group is underway to extend the scope of this regulation to include ISOFIX non-integral universal booster seats. Enhanced Child Restraints Enhanced Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 129 UN R129
26 Dec 2014 26 Dec 2014 | Automotive HUD Market Could Be $8.3b By 2020 EU and Japan European Union and Japan Global technical regulation concerning uniform provisions for location and identification of motorcycle controls, tell-tales and indicators This GTR establishes uniform criteria, especially with regard to the use of symbols, for the location, identification and operation of motorcycle controls, tell-tales and indicators. Its purpose is to reduce safety risks associated with rider distraction due to differences in the graphical representation of tell-tales and indicators from one motorcycle to another and/or due to errors in control selection resulting from such inconsistencies. Motorcycle Controls Location and Identification of Motorcycle Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators GTR No. 12 GTR No. 12, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Two-Wheeled Motor Cycles and Mopeds with regard to Driver-Operated Controls Including the Identification of Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Motorcycle Controls Motorcycle Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 60 UN R60, and Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 121 UN R121
25 Dec 2014 25 Dec 2014 | Smart windshields mean no more looking down Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 121 UN R121 and Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Forward Field of Vision of the Motor Vehicle Driver Driver Forward Vision Driver Forward Field of Vision UN Regulation No. 125 UN R125
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Development of the Regulation

Pending Changes to UN R121

Latest Documents

28 Dec 2019
UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments | WP.29/2020/22
24 Jul 2019
UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 11 to the original series and Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments | GRSG/2019/17
15 Oct 2018
UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments | GRSG-115-14/Rev.1
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Latest Meeting Discussions

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 180 | 9-12 Mar 2020
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019
Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019
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