This agenda item relates to UN R43 Safety Glazing.

11. GRSG endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/67, not amended, already submitted to the November 2014 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote.

12. The expert from Germany, Chair of the informal working group (IWG) on Plastic Glazing, introduced GRSG-107-12 with the justification for the proposed amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/23, which aims to introduce new provisions for plastic windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens. GRSG adopted the proposal as amended by Annex II of this report. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/23 to the March 2015 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43. GRSG considered and adopted GRSG-107-16, as reproduced below. The secretariat was requested to submit it to the March 2015 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Corrigendum 5 to Revision 3 to the UN Regulation.

Paragraph 5.3.1., amend to read:

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13. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced GRSG-107-06, proposing an amendment to the methodology of the 227g ball drop test for toughened glass that would cope with defects of panoramic sunroofs. The experts from CLEPA and OICA provided (GRSG-107-22) comments to the national defect investigation by Korea and the proposed amendments. The expert from the Republic of Korea reiterated his intention (GRSG-106-10) to draft a parallel amendment to UN GTR No. 6 (see para. 41 below). However, he suggested that the development of amendments on both UN Regulation and the UN GTR No. 6 should be carried out by an IWG. Finally, GRSG agreed to seek consent from WP.29 and from the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) at their November 2015 sessions to establish the above-mentioned IWG.

14. The expert from Hungary introduced GRSG-107-21, aimed at allowing the use of thick glass panes for multiple glazed units. GRSG agreed to resume discussion on this issue at its May 2015 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-107-21 with an official symbol.

15. GRSG noted GRSG-107-24, tabled by the expert from CLEPA, proposing an excluded area from the main vision zone to allow the application of safety systems (e.g. rain-light sensors, collision warning systems) for vehicle category other than M1. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this proposal at its May 2015 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-107-24 with an official symbol.

Documentation
GRSG-106-10 | Proposal for an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 (Korea)
GRSG-107-06 | Proposal for amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 (Korea)
GRSG-107-12 | Justifications for the proposed Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43
GRSG-107-16 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to Regulation No. 43 (OICA)
GRSG-107-21 | Proposal for amendments to regulation UN Regulation No. 43 (Hungary)
GRSG-107-22 | Panoramic Sunroof Issue - OICA/CLEPA comments on defects investigation and proposed regulatory text (OICA and CLEPA)
GRSG-107-24 | Proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 (CLEPA)
GRSG/2014/23 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 (Germany)
WP.29/2014/67 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43