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1. 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement 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
2. 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic Convention on Road Traffic The 1968 Vienna Convention covers road traffic safety regulations and as such establishes principles to govern traffic laws. One of the fundamental prinicples of the Convention has been the concept that a driver is always fully in control and responsible for the behavior of a vehicle in traffic. With the advent of automatic systems to direct the behavior of various vehicle systems such as lighting, but increasingly towards collision avoidance, this basic principle is no longer completely in concert with advanced vehicle technologies. Consequently, WP.29 has engaged in discussions with Working Party 1, which is responsible for the Convention, to address inconsistencies between the Convention and WP.29 regulations. 1968 Vienna Convention 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic United Nations Agreement 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic
3. 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of such Inspections Also known as the Vienna Agreement of 1997, this agreement aims to harmonize the content and frequency of vehicle inspections across Europe. Regulations established under the 1997 Agreement are known as UN Rules. Presently, there are two UN Rules, covering environmental protection (UN Rule No. 1) and roadworthiness (UN Rule No. 2). The agreement developed out of the European Economic Commission's Regional Conference on Transport and the Environment (RCTE) and the principle instruments use that designation. 1997 Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections United Nations Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections
4. 1998 Global Agreement 1998 Global Agreement Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a <a href="http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29glob_candidate.html" target="_blank">Compendium of Candidates</a> listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement
5. Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) RE3 is an overarching document to facilitate harmonization and support the development of specific UN Regulations by providing uniform terms, references, and other guidance for general use. RE3 provides the guiding principles for the various rule categories by subsystem. The Resolution, via Annex 7 (including Amendment 4), provides definitions of vehicle categories, including in some cases, particular classes of vehicles within the categories. Annex 4 includes recommendations on market fuel quality and Annex 5 contains design principles for control systems of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Consolidated Resolution RE3 Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles United Nations Agreement Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
6. SR 1: Vehicle Categories Special Resolution No. 1: Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions Special Resolution No. 1 Concerning the Common Definitions of Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions (S.R. 1) Special Resolution No. 1 contains the definitions of common terms used in global technical regulations (GTR), including of the vehicle categories used in specifying the scope of a regulation. SR 1: Vehicle Categories Special Resolution No. 1: Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions United Nations Agreement Special Resolution No. 1: Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions
7. MR 1: Test devices Mutual Resolution No. 1: Management of Test Devices Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements concerning the description and performance of test tools and devices necessary for the assessment of compliance of wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts according to the technical prescriptions specified in Regulations and global technical regulations MR 1: Test devices Mutual Resolution No. 1: Management of Test Devices United Nations Agreement Mutual Resolution No. 1: Management of Test Devices
8. MR 2: VPSD Mutual Resolution No. 2: Vehicle Propulsion System Definitions Certain UN Regulations and UN GTR, including texts under development, include terms, definitions, and classifications relating to vehicle powertrain systems (e.g., electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicle), energy storage systems (e.g., fuel tank, gas cylinder, battery), and energy converter (e.g., internal combustion engine, fuel cell, electric machine). However, the definition of these terms varies across the regulations which can lead to confusion and inconsistencies in the application of regulatory requirements. Mutual Resolution No. 2 is intended as a repository for terms, acronyms, and definitions towards ensuring their uniform use across regulations. MR 2: VPSD Mutual Resolution No. 2: Vehicle Propulsion System Definitions United Nations Agreement Mutual Resolution No. 2: Vehicle Propulsion System Definitions
9. SR 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement Special Resolution No. 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement Special Resolution No. 2 - Improvement in the implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement The purpose of this Special Resolution is to provide a framework through which the representatives of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and other interested stakeholders can work to improve the implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement. SR 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement Special Resolution No. 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement United Nations Agreement Special Resolution No. 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement
10. MR 3: VIAQ Mutual Resolution No. 3: Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) Korea raised this issue in June 2013 in response to reports of vehicle occupant headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms thought to be linked with evaporative emissions originating with the chemical compounds used in the construction of vehicle interiors. The particular concern is that the use of certain volatile organic compounds and other chemicals in adhesives and interior plastics may be generating noxious fumes, especially in hot conditions. MR 3: VIAQ Mutual Resolution No. 3: Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) United Nations Agreement Mutual Resolution No. 3: Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ)
11. RE 5: Resolution on light sources Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (RE 5) This Resolution contains the specifications of light source categories and/or information on which light source categories are applicable or excluded for use in particular lamps. The resolution was adopted during the November 2016 WP.29 session. RE 5: Resolution on light sources Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (RE 5) United Nations Agreement Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (RE 5)
12. RE6: PTI adminstration Administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections Resolution R.E.6 on the administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections according to the technical prescriptions specified in Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement Resolution R.E.6 on the administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections according to the technical prescriptions specified in Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement RE6: PTI adminstration Administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections United Nations Agreement Administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections