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1958 Agreement

The Agreement concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Vehicles, adopted in 1958. It is administered by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), which is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Agreement has resulted in some 126 regulations on issues relating to safety, environmental protection, energy efficiency and anti-theft performances of motor vehicles. The EU became a Contracting Party to the Revised 1958 Agreement in March 1998.

1998 Agreement

The purpose of the 1998 Global Agreement is to further enhance the process of international harmonisation by the development of global technical regulations (GTR) which may also cover countries which are not contracting parties to the 1958 Agreement. The Global Agreement entered into force in August 2000. This agreement applies in parallel to the 1958 Agreement, and like the latter it operates under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

ABS

Anti-lock Braking System

ACEA

European Automobile Manufacturers Association

AEBS

Advanced Emergency Braking System

CARS 21

Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st century

CECRA

European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs

CoC

Certificate of Conformity

EDR

Event Data Recorder

EFV

Environmentally Friendly Vehicle

ELV

End-of-Life Vehicles

ESP

Electronic Stability Program

Euro 5, Euro 6

Euro 5 and Euro 6 are emission limits standards for cars and light commercial vehicles with respect to a number of pollutants, especially nitrogen oxides and particulate pollutants.

Euro VI

Euro VI is an emission limits standard for heavy duty vehicles (buses and trucks).

GRB

Working Party on Noise

GRE

Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling

GRPE

Working Party on Pollution and Energy

GRRF

Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear

GRSG

Working Party on General Safety Provisions

GRSP

Working Party on Passive Safety

L category vehicles

The vehicle class "L-category vehicles" covers a wide range of 2-, 3- and 4-wheel vehicles, for example 2- & 3-wheel mopeds, 2- and 3-wheel motorcycles, tricycles, all terrain vehicles/quads and other quadricycles such as mini-cars.

LDWS

Lane Departure Warning System

MACs

Mobile Air Conditioners

OBD

On-Board Diagnostics

OICA

International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

TCS

Traction Control System

TPMS

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

WP.29

World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations

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