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Progress report and status report

In accordance with the CARS 21 communication, the Commission issues an annual working paper on the major automotive-related regulatory developments and activities at the world forum for harmonisation of vehicle regulations of the UNECE. In addition, the Commission publishes an annual status report on EU accession to UN regulations in the area of vehicle approval.

Latest reports

The global technical regulations

The global technical regulations are developed under the 1998 international agreement on vehicle construction to which the EU is a contracting party. The regulations cover the approval of vehicles' safety and environmental aspects. They are managed by the world forum for harmonization of vehicle regulations, a permanent working party of the UNECE. The Commission and EU countries take part in the technical preparatory work of the forum and the Commission exercises the right to vote in the Forum on behalf of the EU.

Translation of UN regulations

The UN regulations, which are applicable under EU law, must be translated into all official EU languages and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Status table of the translations

  • Published on 15 May 2020
    • Regulation No 127 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their pedestrian safety performance
  • Published on 29 April 2020
    • Regulation No 45 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamp cleaners and of power-driven vehicles with regard to headlamp cleaners
    • Regulation No 137 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of passenger cars in the event of a frontal collision with focus on the restraint system
  • Published on 3 April 2020
    • Regulation No 135 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their Pole Side Impact performance (PSI)
  • Published on 21 February 2020
    • Regulation No 118 - Uniform technical prescriptions concerning the burning behaviour and/or the capability to repel fuel or lubricant of materials used in the construction of certain categories of motor vehicles
    • Regulation No 142 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles concerning the installation of their tyres
  • Published on 7 February 2020
    • Regulation No 126 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of partitioning systems to protect passengers against displaced luggage, supplied as non-original vehicle equipment