This agenda item relates to UN R43 Safety Glazing.
Working Party on General Safety | Session 104 | 15-19 Apr 2013

23. The expert from Germany, chairing the Informal group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG), reported on the progress made by the group during its sixth meeting in January 2013 (GRSG-104-24). He presented GRSG-104-43 proposing a first set of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 that would introduce requirements on plastic glazing for windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens. He underlined the need to further discuss the abrasion tests for plastic windscreen material and initiate round robin tests to ensure the accuracy of the equipment and tools for such tests. In this respect, he sought the consent of GRSG to extend the mandate of the informal group (GRSG-104-40) and, accordingly, he presented the amended Terms of References of IGPG (GRSG-104-41) and also the updated time schedule (GRSG-104-42) for concluding these tasks. GRSG welcomed that information and endorse the request. GRSG agreed to keep GRSG-104-43 on the agenda as a reference document. The GRSG Chair volunteered to inform WP.29 on the extended mandate of IGPG.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 105 | 8-11 Oct 2013

22. The expert from Germany introduced GRSG-105-24 proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 to cope the difficulties of technical services located at high altitudes to fulfil the barometric pressure conditions required for the impact test. GRSG noted some comments and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session. For this purpose, the secretariat was invited to distribute GRSG-105-24 with an official symbol.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 162 | 11-14 Mar 2014

71. Mr. Sokchang Kwon, Director General of the Motor Vehicles Policy Division of the Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea gave a presentation on the results of their national defect investigations on panoramic sunroofs (WP.29-162-15). The Chair of GRSG suggested that this topic be investigated further by GRSG experts to determine whether it is necessary to adjust the relevant UN Regulation No. 43 and UN GTR No. 6 on glazing. Thus, he invited the representative of the Republic of Korea to share these findings with GRSG experts during the forthcoming session in May 2014. The representative of the Republic of Korea (Korea Automobile Testing and Research Institute (KATRI)) introduced WP.29-162-22 showing the detailed results of their investigations on safety issues with panoramic sunroofs. The representative of Japan agreed with the suggestion by the Chair of GRSG. Finally, the World Forum requested GRSG to discuss this issue at its forthcoming session in April 2014.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 106 | 5-9 May 2014

18. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/14 proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 to avoid administrative burdens on small glazing which were not required for the driver’s forward or rearward field of vision. The expert from Turkey raised concerns on possible injury risk by glazing fractures in case of a lateral collision. The expert from France underlined the need to correct the French translation. The expert from Germany raised concerns and preferred to defer the adoption of the document to the next session of GRSG.

19. GRSG agreed to remove the square brackets, but to keep the text and figures. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/14 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, as a separate document, for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43, subject to a final review by GRSG at its October 2014 session.

Documentation
GRSG-106-02 | Proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 (Germany)
GRSG-106-04 | Defect investigation by the Republic of Korea on panorama sunroofs
GRSG-106-05 | CLEPA comments on document GRSG/2014/14 (CLEPA)
GRSG-106-10 | Proposal for an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 (Korea)
GRSG-106-13 | 7th Progress Report of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (Germany)
GRSG-106-16 | Draft proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 43
GRSG-106-21 | Defect investigation on panoramic sunroofs in Korea (KATRI)
GRSG-106-30 | Proposal for a corrigendum to UN Regulation No. 43-01 series of amendments (CLEPA)
GRSG/2014/8 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 (Germany)
GRSG/2014/9 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 (CLEPA)
GRSG/2014/14 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 (OICA)
GRSG/2014/15 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43