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UN Regulation No. 16
Safety belts and related systems

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

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5 Dec 2019 5 Dec 2019 | NHTSA urged to require rear seat belt warning systems NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 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
25 Apr 2019 25 Apr 2019 | Rear-seat occupant protection hasn't kept pace with the front 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 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
21 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018 | ACEA Position Paper: General Safety Regulation Revision ACEA and EU European Automobile Manufacturers' Association and European Union Global Technical Regulation No. 7: Head Restraints This regulation specifies requirements for head restraints to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries caused by rearward displacement of the head (i.e. whiplash from rear-end collisions). A second phase in the development of this rule is underway to address the following:
  1. new headrest height requirements;
  2. a dynamic test to mitigate both short and long term whiplash injuries;
  3. evaluation of dummy use and injury criteria vis-à-vis biofidelity and correspondence with real world accidents.
GRSP is expected to consider an informal proposal, addressing all issues, including a draft Addendum 1 to the M.R.1 at its December 2016 session. AC.3 agreed to extend the mandate of the IWG until March 2017. Head Restraints Head Restraints GTR No. 7 GTR No. 7, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Blind Spot Information System for the Detection of Bicycles Adopted during the March 2019 WP.29 session, this regulation aims to reduce collisions and fatalities involving cyclists and heavy vehicles in close-proximity traffic. Blind spot detection Blind-spot information systems (BSIS) UN Regulation No. 151 UN R151, Not applicable. This initiative concerns amendments to UNECE R13 and R13-H.

ESS would amend UNECE Regulations 13 and 13-H on heavy and light vehicle braking, respectively, to incorporate systems that automatically signal sudden hard braking of motor vehicles to following vehicles.

Of current concern is the risk of regenerative braking systems (as used in hybrids and electric vehicles) to interfere with and/or mimic the behavior of ESS systems.

Emergency Stop Signal Emergency Stop Signal WP.29 Regulatory Project Emergency Stop Signal, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) for M1 and N1 vehicles Light Vehicle AEBS Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles UN Regulation No. 152 UN R152, Technical discussion of lane-keeping assist systems towards ascertaining whether any regulatory amendments and/or guidelines should be established. LKAS Lane Keeping Assist Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Lane Keeping Assist Systems, This program aims to develop test procedures and performance requirements for a new UN Regulation for close-proximity vision and obstacle detection systems in order to reduce the risk of collision with pedestrians and other vulnerable road users when a vehicle is moving in reverse. VRU Proximity Awareness Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers WP.29 Regulatory Project Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers, In 2018, EDR became a priority in the WP.29 programme of work in relation to automated vehicle work and proposals for a Data Storage System for Automated Driving (DSSAD). In 2015, the UK Department for Transport published a Regulatory Review around Driverless Cars. This looked at whether such vehicles could be tested in the UK and which areas of legislation would need to be changed prior to everyday use of driverless cars. The Review found that event data recorders would be an essential element for the widespread use of driverless cars, given the need for a definitive record of the actions the driver and/or vehicle may or may not have taken prior to a collision. Therefore, the UK raised this topic during the May 2015 GRSG session and asked that EDR be added to the agenda for the October 2015 GRSG session. EDR Event Data Recorders WP.29 Regulatory Project Event Data Recorders, 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 Head Restraints (Headrests), Whether or Not Incorporated in Vehicle Seats Head Restraints Head Restraints UN Regulation No. 25 UN R25, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Goods Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers with regard to their Lateral Protection CV Lateral Protection Commercial Vehicle Lateral Protection UN Regulation No. 73 UN R73, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to Steering Equipment Steering Equipment Steering Equipment UN Regulation No. 79 UN R79, 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, Draft new Regulation No. [13X] and 01 series of amendments concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their pole side impact performance This regulation transposes Global Technical Regulation No. 14 into the type-approval system of the 1958 Agreement. The regulatory text (see the GAR pipeline) has been adopted and is undergoing the six-month waiting period before its finalization in June 2015. Pole Side Impact Pole side-impact protection UN Regulation No. 135 UN R135, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of passenger cars in the event of a frontal collision with focus on the restraint system This regulation provides for a full-width rigid barrier frontal impact test to evaluate the performance of occupant restraint systems. Briefly, the test involves a 50 km/h impact of a vehicle equipped with a Hybrid III 50th percentile male driver and an HIII 5th percentile female front passenger. Aimed particularly at reducing injuries to the elderly, the test sets a 42 mm ThCC threshold that will be strengthened to 34 mm for the HIII 5F in 2020 (via the 01 series amendments). Frontal Impact ORS Restraint System in Frontal Impact UN Regulation No. 137 UN R137, and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their tyre pressure monitoring systems Program to separate tyre-pressure monitoring systems provisions from UN Regulation No. 64 on spare tyres. The primary issue is to remove provisions from UN R64 that will not be included in the initial phase of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems UN Regulation No. 141 UN R141
22 Mar 2017 22 Mar 2017 | Thai leader uses special powers to order seat belt use Thailand Thailand 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
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
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Development of the Regulation

Pending Changes to UN R16

Latest Documents

9 Dec 2019
UN R16: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 07 series and Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments | GRSP-66-17
9 Dec 2019
UN R16: Proposal to amend document GRSP/2019/15 (Supplement 6 to the 07 series and Supplement 1 to 08 series of amendments) | GRSP-66-14
3 Dec 2019
Equipping bus seats with three point belt according to UN Regulation No. 16 | GRSP-66-08
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Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 66 | 10-13 Dec 2019
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 179 | 12-14 Nov 2019
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 65 | 13-17 May 2019
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