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UN Regulation No. 29
Commercial Vehicle Cab Occupant Protection

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicles

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4 Feb 2016 4 Feb 2016 | Adopted texts from the June WP.29 session now binding on Contracting Parties Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category L2, L4 and L5 Vehicles with Regard to Noise Three-Wheeled Cycle Noise Three-Wheeled Cycle Noise UN Regulation No. 9 UN R9, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to Safety-belt Anchorages, ISOFIX Anchorages Systems and ISOFIX Top Tether Anchorages Safety-Belt/ISOFIX Anchorages Safety-Belt and ISOFIX Anchorages UN Regulation No. 14 UN R14, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Cabs Commercial Vehicle Cab Occupant Protection UN Regulation No. 29 UN R29, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Motor Cycles with regard to Noise The proposal for the 04 series of amendments, adopted at the June 2011 Forum session, will be posted as Revision 2 to the regulation pursuant to the completion of administrative formalities. Motorcycle Noise Motorcycle Noise UN Regulation No. 41 UN R41, Uniform provisions concerning the measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression-ignition engines and positive ignition engines for use in vehicles Diesel/CNG/LNG Engine Emissions Diesel and CNG/LNG Engine Emissions UN Regulation No. 49 UN R49, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Motor Vehicles having at least Four Wheels with regard to their Noise Emissions Vehicle Noise Vehicle Noise Emissions UN Regulation No. 51 UN R51, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Pneumatic Tyres for Commercial Vehicles and their Trailers CV Tires Commercial Vehicle Tyres UN Regulation No. 54 UN R54, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Two-wheeled Mopeds with regard to Noise Moped Noise Two-wheeled Moped Noise UN Regulation No. 63 UN R63, 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 Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants in the Event of a Lateral Collision This regulation applies to the lateral collision behavior of the structure of the passenger compartment of M1 and N1 categories of vehicles where the "R" point of the lowest seat is not more than 700 mm from ground level when the unladen vehicle plus 100 kg (i.e., the mass of a side impact dummy plus instrumentation) is at rest. Lateral Collision Protection Occupant Protection in Lateral Collisions UN Regulation No. 95 UN R95, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to specific requirements for the electric power train Electric Powertrain Vehicles Construction and Safety of Electric Powertrains UN Regulation No. 100 UN R100, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Passenger Cars Powered by an Internal Combustion Engine Only, or Powered by a Hybrid Electric Power Train with Regard to the Measurement of the Emission of Carbon Dioxide and Fuel Consumption and/or the Measurement of Electric Energy Consumption and Electric Range, and of Categories M1 and N1 Vehicles Powered by an Electric Power Train Only with Regard to the Measurement of Electric Energy Consumption and Electric Range CO2 Emissions/Fuel Consumption Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel/Energy Consumption UN Regulation No. 101 UN R101, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval for the Production of Retreaded Pneumatic Tyres for Commercial Vehicles and their Trailers CV Retreaded Tires Retreaded Tires for Commercial Vehicles UN Regulation No. 109 UN R109, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of tyres with regard to rolling sound emissions and/or to adhesion on wet surfaces and/or to rolling resistance Tire Noise, Wet Adhesion, and Rolling Resistance Tire Rolling Sound Emissions, Adhesion on Wet Surfaces, and Rolling Resistance UN Regulation No. 117 UN R117, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their Pole Side Impact performance (PSI) This regulation transposed Global Technical Regulation No. 14 into the type-approval system under the 1958 Agreement. Pole Side Impact Pole side-impact protection UN Regulation No. 135 UN R135, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of category L with regard to specific requirements for the electric power train This regulation (submitted as document WP.29/2015/69) was amended and adopted during the June 2015 session of the World Forum and is pending during the six-month administrative waiting period. Electric Motorcycle Safety Electric Motorcycle Power Train Safety UN Regulation No. 136 UN R136, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Seats, their Anchorages and any Head Restraints This Regulation applies to:
  1. Vehicles of categories M1 and N with regard to the strength of seats and their anchorages and with regard to their head restraints;
  2. Vehicles of categories M2 and M3 with regard to seats not covered by Regulation No. 80, in respect of the strength of seats and their anchorages, and in respect of their head restraints;
  3. Vehicles of category M1 with regard to the design of the rear parts of seat backs and the design of devices intended to protect the occupants from the danger resulting from the displacement of luggage in a frontal impact.

It does not apply to vehicles with regard to side-facing or rearward-facing seats, or to any head restraint fitted to these seats.

Strength of Seats Strength of Seats, Anchorages, and Head Restraints UN Regulation No. 17 UN R17, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Audible Warning Devices and of Motor Vehicles with regard to their Audible Signals Audible Warning Devices Audible Warning Devices and Signals UN Regulation No. 28 UN R28, and Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Replacement Silencing Systems Replacement Silencing Systems Replacement Silencing Systems UN Regulation No. 59 UN R59
3 Feb 2015 3 Feb 2015 | June WP.29 amendments now binding Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions The 1958 Agreement regulates the functioning of the international system for the recognition of type approvals under UN Regulations. The Agreement specifies how regulations are to be established and how the system operates whereby an approval under a given regulation accorded by one country can be accepted by all other countries applying that regulation. The program to establish an international system for whole vehicles (as opposed to the current focus on individual vehicle components and systems) includes an important restructuring of the 1958 Agreement. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement enters into force on 14 September 2017. 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement United Nations Agreement 1958 Agreement, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Cabs Commercial Vehicle Cab Occupant Protection UN Regulation No. 29 UN R29, 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 measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression-ignition engines and positive ignition engines for use in vehicles Diesel/CNG/LNG Engine Emissions Diesel and CNG/LNG Engine Emissions UN Regulation No. 49 UN R49, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Motor Vehicles having at least Four Wheels with regard to their Noise Emissions Vehicle Noise Vehicle Noise Emissions UN Regulation No. 51 UN R51, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Pneumatic Tyres for Commercial Vehicles and their Trailers CV Tires Commercial Vehicle Tyres UN Regulation No. 54 UN R54, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Pneumatic Tyres for Motor Cycles and Mopeds Motorcycle Tires Motorcycle and Moped Tires UN Regulation No. 75 UN R75, 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 replacement brake lining assemblies, drum brake linings and discs and drums for power-driven vehicles and their trailers

UNECE R90, covering key replacement components for brakes, is closely tied to UNECE R13/R13-H and R78 governing brake systems for commercial/passenger vehicles and motorcycles, respectively. The drum-brake lining provisions apply specifically to medium and heavy vehicles and trailers.

While this rule addresses situations specific to replacement brake linings, these products may alternatively be approved through UNECE R13/13-H or R78. Consequently, products approved under the above rules do not require subsequent reapproval under UNECE R90 for use in vehicle maintenance.

However, such brake components that have not been approved under UNECE R13 or R78 and which are intended for vehicles approved under those rules must comply with UNECE R90.

Replacement Brake Components Replacement Brake Linings, Discs, and Drums UN Regulation No. 90 UN R90, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Passenger Cars Powered by an Internal Combustion Engine Only, or Powered by a Hybrid Electric Power Train with Regard to the Measurement of the Emission of Carbon Dioxide and Fuel Consumption and/or the Measurement of Electric Energy Consumption and Electric Range, and of Categories M1 and N1 Vehicles Powered by an Electric Power Train Only with Regard to the Measurement of Electric Energy Consumption and Electric Range CO2 Emissions/Fuel Consumption Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel/Energy Consumption UN Regulation No. 101 UN R101, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their pedestrian safety performance Pedestrian Safety Pedestrian Safety UN Regulation No. 127 UN R127, and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Retrofit Emission Control devices (REC) for heavy duty vehicles, agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery equipped with compression ignition engines WP.29 adopted the first phase text of the REC regulation at its November 2013 session. A second phase text is under consideration. Retrofit Emissions Retrofit Emission Control Devices UN Regulation No. 132 UN R132
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28 Aug 2019
UN R29: Proposal for Supplement 5 the 03 series of amendments | WP.29/2019/107
21 Feb 2019
UN R29: Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 03 series of amendments | GRSP/2019/2
21 Aug 2018
UN R29: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments | WP.29/2018/130
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