UNECE post a new announcement on 18 June 2021 with the title Two new UN Vehicle Regulations will increase the protection of pedestrians and cyclists”

As mentioned on the press release, two new United Nations Vehicle Regulations will reduce the number and severity of collisions between vehicles moving off from a stationary position or in reverse manoeuvre at low speed, and pedestrians and cyclists

What are these two new regulations?

1. UN ECE R158

It is related to requirements of devices for reversing motion and motor vehicles with regard to the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles. 

“Devices for reversing motion” means devices intended to give a clear view of the rear of the vehicle within the fields of vision defined in paragraph 15.2. These can be conventional mirrors, Rear-View Camera System (RVCS) or other devices able to present information about the field of vision to the driver.

Article 6.2.1.1. of the proposed regulation clearly defines the requirements of rear view devices:

”The effectiveness of the RVCS and other vision supporting devices of Close- proximity rear-view shall not be adversely affected by magnetic or electrical fields. This shall be demonstrated by compliance with the technical requirements and transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 10, 05 series of amendments or any later series of amendments.”

You can reach the recent version of the UN ECE Regulation 158: UN ECE R158 (Revision 3, 6 July 2021). Date of entry into force as an annex to the 1958 Agreement: 10 June 2021.

2. UN ECE R159

It is defining the requirements of motor vehicles with regard to the Moving Off Information System for the Detection of Pedestrians and Cyclists (Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS)).

“Moving Off Information System (MOIS)” means a system to detect and inform the driver of the presence of pedestrians and cyclists in the close-proximity forward blind-spot of the vehicle and, if deemed necessary based on manufacturer strategy, warn the driver of a potential collision.
Specifications mentioned on this regulation are listed as follows: General requirements (like electromagnetic compatibility compliance according to UN ECE R10), Performance Requirements, Automatic Deactivation, Manual deactivation, System initialisation, Information signal, Collision warning signal, Failure warning signals and Provisions for Periodic Technical Inspection.
Article 5.1.2. of the proposed regulation clearly defines the requirements of rear view devices:

”The effectiveness of the MOIS shall not be adversely affected by magnetic or electrical fields. This shall be demonstrated by compliance with the technical requirements and transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 10, 05 series of amendments or any later series of amendments.”

You can reach the recent version of the UN ECE Regulation 159: UN ECE R159 (Revision 3, 6 July 2021). Date of entry into force as an annex to the 1958 Agreement: 10 June 2021.

When will these new regulations take effect?

Both of UN ECE R158 and UN ECE R159 are published on 6th July 2021. The regulations are applicable now. Check the regulations, if your product is under the scope of one these regulations, fulfil the requirements. After passing the tests and inspections, type approval and E marking stages are applied.

How can we help you?

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