Un Regulations (1958 Agreement)
At present, it is not possible to design a single model of car that fully complies with the requirements of the United Nations and the United States, but it will be easier to develop the technology and both rules. Given the size of the U.S. auto market and the diversity of marketing strategies in North America, unlike the rest of the world, many manufacturers produce vehicles in four versions: North American, UNECE Right-hand drive (RHD), UNECE Left-hand drive (LHD) and the rest of the world (for unregulated countries or countries with poor fuel quality…. 15] Historically, one of the most striking differences between the United Nations and U.S. regulations has been the design and performance of lighthouses. The Citroen DS presented here illustrates the major differences between headlights during the period 1940-1983, when US regulations imposed sealed headlights that were banned in many European countries. A similar approach was evident for mandatory side position lights in the United States.   1. Some of the rules presented electronically on this website use WordPerfect fonts. If these fonts are not available on your system, some icons and equations may not be displayed correctly. Click here to download a ZIP file containing the recommended fonts. The Compendium of the United Nations Global Technical Regulations lists all national or regional rules that apply to harmonization and adoption as a UN-GTR in spirate. Any party to the 1998 agreement may ask the Executive Committee to apply for the addition of a technical regulation that the contracting party has applied or adopted for the future application of a nomination to the candidates` executive committee.
In accordance with Article 6.2 of the Agreement All UN regulations attached to the 1958 agreement are candidates for harmonization and adoption as a UN GTR, in addition to the provisions in the candidates` settlement. For more information, see Article 5 of the 1998 agreement. The candidates` compendium is available on the following website:www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29glob_candidate… WP.29 was established on 6 June 1952 as a working group on vehicle construction, the subsidiary body of the Internal Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-EEC). In March 2000, WP.29 became the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29). The objective of WP.29 is to adopt and follow measures to harmonize or develop technical rules on vehicles around the world. These rules, which provide uniform conditions for regular technical inspections and strengthening economic relations around the world, are designed to improve vehicle safety; – to protect the environment; – to promote energy efficiency and improve anti-theft performance. WP.29 currently manages three UN agreements, Indeed:1. United Nations agreement of 1958 on the adoption of uniform technical rules for wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts that can be mounted and/or used on wheeled vehicles and the conditions for mutual recognition of permits issued on the basis of these provisions;2. 1998 agreement to establish comprehensive technical rules for vehicles, equipment and wheeled parts that can be mounted and/or used on wheeled vehicles3.