This agenda item relates to UN R58 Rear Underrun Protection Devices.
Working Party on General Safety | Session 100 | 11-15 Apr 2011

26. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/19 and GRSG-100-25 strengthening the requirements on rear underun protection devices. GRSG noted a number of comments and agreed to consider again this proposal at its next session. It was agreed to keep GRSG-100-25 as reference document.

27. The experts from the Netherlands, EC and CLCCR introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/20 extending the scope of Regulation No. 58 to certain categories of vehicles. The experts from Japan and OICA introduced GRSG-100-12-Rev.1 clarifying the text ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/20. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/20, as reproduced in Annex VI and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2011 session, as draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58.

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

33. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/27 proposing more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices. He also presented GRSG-105-23 with a detailed cost-benefit analysis carried out in Germany on this subject. The expert from IRU raised concerns by his organizations and presented a number of observations (GRSG-105-06). The expert from OICA proposed an alternative text for amending UN Regulation No. 58 (GRSG-105-20). The expert from CLCCR presented some observations and recommendations of her organization (GRSG-105-26).

34. GRSG welcomed the proposal by Germany including the cost-benefit analysis, but noted a number of comments and reservations. Following the discussion, the Chair suggested keeping the subject on the agenda of GRSG instead of establishing a new informal group and invited all experts to transmit their written comments to the expert from Germany. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in May 2014, on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by Germany taking into account the comments received. The secretariat was invited to distribute GRSG-105-20 with an official symbol.

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

28. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/27, the expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/18 and GRSG-106-26 introducing into UN Regulation No. 58 more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices. The expert from OICA proposed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/11 on alternative provisions. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-106-32 with a comparison of the proposed requirements listed in the documents. The expert from CLCCR presented some observations and recommendations of his organization (GRSG-106-11). The expert from Sweden raised concerns related to the test conditions for type-approval of rear underrun protection devices (GRSG-106-40). GRSG noted a number of comments.

29. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a revised official document to be prepared by the experts from Germany jointly with the experts from Sweden, CLCCR and OICA. The secretariat was requested to keep GRSG-106-32 on the agenda.

Documentation
GRSG-106-11 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 (CLCCR)
GRSG-106-26 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 (Germany)
GRSG-106-32 | Comparison of proposed RUPD requirements between documents GRSG/2014/11 and GRSG/2014/18 (Germany)
GRSG-106-40 | Concerns regarding proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 (Sweden)
GRSG/2013/27 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 58 (Germany)
GRSG/2014/11 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58 (OICA)
GRSG/2014/18 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58 (Germany)