This agenda item relates to GTR No. 16 Tires.
Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 73 | 18-20 Sep 2012

22. The expert from France introduced GRRF-73-03 proposing the technical report on the development of the tyre GTR. GRRF noted a number of comments. The expert from France volunteered to submit a revised proposal for consideration at the next session of GRRF as an official document.

23. The secretary of the tyre GTR informal group reported on the progress made. He presented the text of a draft GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2012/22) which GRRF partially reviewed, taking into account the amendments proposed in GRRF-73-12, GRRF-73-13, GRRF-73-22 and GRRF-73-25. GRRF agreed that the informal group should continue to work on the draft GTR and to hold their next meeting immediately before GRRF on Monday 18 February 2013. From this meeting GRRF anticipate an updated final text for adoption during its 74th session.

Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 74 | 19-22 Feb 2013

21. The Secretary of the informal group for a tyre GTR reported on the progress made. He presented the latest version of the text of a draft GTR (GRRF-74-38) amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2012/22. GRRF reviewed the document and agreed on the technical aspect of this proposal. GRRF noted that some decisions needed to be taken by WP.29 and AC.3. GRRF adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2012/22, as amended and reproduced in GRRF-74-38, keeping in square brackets the “Adhesion Performance on Wet Surfaces” provisions (paragraph 3.12.). GRRF requested the secretariat to submit the proposal as amended below to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration at their June 2013 sessions and for vote at their November 2013 session. GRRF expected to review, during its September 2013 sessions any guidance received as necessary.

Paragraph 2.58., replace ASTM by ASTM International
Footnote 1, paragraph 3.14.1., amend to read:

1 Contracting Parties who utilize load ranges higher than E for LT may apply national requirements.

22. The expert from France introduced GRRF-74-09 proposing a status report on developing the tyre GTR. He volunteered to prepare an updated report as a final report for phase 1 of the development of the tyre GTR to be presented to WP.29 and AC.3 at their sessions in June 2013.

23. GRRF noted the completion of the work on the phase 1 by the informal group and acknowledged the work done by its experts.

Informal Group on the Development of a Tyre GTR | Session 14 | 18 Feb 2013
GRRF-77-01 | US proposal for amendments to the draft GTR on Tyres (USA)
WP.29/2012/125 | Preliminary report on the development of a GTR for pneumatic radial tires (France)
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres
WP.29/2013/122 | Proposal for the final report on the Phase I development of the GTR on tires
WP.29/AC.3/15 | Proposal to develop a global technical regulation concerning tyres of light vehicles (France)