The United Nations Member States have different tools in order to impact the performance of their vehicle fleets, when vehicles are new or in use.
WP.29 is the custodian of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements aimed at adopting technical prescription impacting the performance of vehicles (safety, environmental performance, energy consumption, anti theft) when they are produced
- Recommended safety systems/regulations for safer vehicles (see slide 4) - Link
- OICA manifesto informing on the views on the automotive industry on needed lead times for implementing relevant technical prescription - Link
Vehicle in use
WP.29 is the custodian of the 1958, 1998 and 1997 Agreements affecting the performance of vehicles, new or in use.
- Some UN Regulations and UN GTRs adopted under the 1958 and 1998 Agreements impose in service or lifecycle requirements.
- The UN Rules adopted under the 1997 Agreement contain the ideal assessment tools for vehicles in use.
WP.29 activities for the performance of vehicles new and in use
- WP.29 is developing the framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance - Link
- WP.29 agreed with the establishment of the Informal Working Group on Safer and Cleaner New and Used Vehicles
Other related activities
UNEP, together with UNECE, CITA and FIA initiated a project "Safer and clear vehicles for Africa" funded by the UNRSF, see more details here.
UNECE, according to the project description, is committed to elaborate and establish a list of minimum requirements for used vehicles for Africa.