Two fundamentally different global vehicle registration procedures The EEC committees at the UN in Geneva are working in parallel with the objective of developing the 1958 agreement and increasing the number of states using the agreement. The agreement should be made more attractive to other states. There should also be a dialogue with developing countries that are not yet in a position to apply the EEC-UN regulations with the utmost rigour. As a result, a procedure has been initiated to extend the agreement to an international vehicle type authorization (IWVTA). In order to facilitate the use of IWVTA by developing countries and thus to make adherence to the agreement more attractive, the project currently under discussion leaves the contracting parties room for a more flexible approach to the rigour and scale of requirements in each country. Although this does not allow, at first, a complete mutual recognition of the authorizations, it is a first step in this direction. As a result, the first level would have a limited recognition authorization if it certified only a lower level of technical characteristics. As a result, it is not possible to validate compliance with individual rules. On the other hand, there may be universal authorizations that attest to compliance with all requirements (at the highest level). The great advantage over the eu-type reception, already practised today, is that the EEC-UN regulations would apply in a much broader area than that of the European Union. This will be developed as part of a UN working group WP.29, a global forum on harmonizing technical vehicle regulation. The 1958 agreement was extended to create harmonized rules not only for systems or components, but also for the entire vehicle.

To this end, an EEC-UN 0 regulation outlining the total registration of vehicles is drafted. Since 1998, 13 Global Technical Regulations (TRGs) have been developed in the UN-EEC Expert Committees. These include, for example, door locks and door support elements – GTR1, headrest – GTR 7, electronic stability control systems – GTR 8, proposal for the development of comprehensive technical regulations for heavy vehicle exhaust – Appendix to GTR 4, pedestrian safety – GTR 9 and hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle regulations – GTR 13. Since the late 1950s, UNE has been working in Geneva on cross-border harmonization of technical regulations. The Cee-UN agreement of 20 March 1958 on the adoption of uniform technical requirements for wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts that can be mounted and/or used on wheeled vehicles, and the conditions for mutual recognition of the authorisations issued on the basis of these requirements, have taken an important step towards establishing uniform technical certification requirements. Most of the GTRs were transposed into the rules contained in the 1958 agreement, which accepted them by the signatory states of the agreement and implemented them through EEC regulations.