GRE
Session 72 | Geneva | 20-22 Oct 2014
Agenda Item 4. (c) Draft Horizontal Reference Document and collective amendments
This agenda item relates to SLR and DETA.
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 69 | 8-11 Apr 2013

19. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17, proposing requirements on the use of non-replaceable filament lamps in light sources modules and signalling lamps and referencing to paragraph 2.11 of the IEC 60809, Edition 3 standard. The Chair noted that this standard was not final. He recalled GRE-68-06 reproducing the relevant part of the draft standard. The expert from IEC confirmed that the IEC standard was now final and the proposed text was in compliance with the final text of the standard. The Chair reminded experts of their responsibility to ensure proper use of standards covered by copyrights in their proposals. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17 (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 session as draft:

(a) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4;
(b) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6;
(c) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7;
(d) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23;
(e) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38;
(f) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 50;
(g) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77;
(h) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87;
(i) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91;
(j) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119.

20. The expert from Germany introduced the documents listed above, proposing simplifications of Conformity of Production (COP) requirements for these Regulations. The expert from the Netherlands expressed concerns that these proposals might introduce excessive tolerances by deleting the statistical confidence of 95 per cent requirement. The expert from Germany introduced GRE-69-33, GRE-69-34 and GRE-69-35 respectively amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/23, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/24 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/31, as reproduced in Annex V. GRE adopted these three proposals as amended by Annex V to the report as well as the remaining proposals (not amended), and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see para. 19 item (a) to (j)):

(a) Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3,
(b) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4,
(c) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6,
(d) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7,
(e) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(f) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23,
(g) Supplement 27 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38,
(h) Supplement 9 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 65,
(i) Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69,
(j) Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70,
(k) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77,
(l) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87,
(m) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91,
(n) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(o) Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113,
(p) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119,
(q) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 70 | 21-23 Oct 2013

20. The expert from Germany, referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/18, introduced a revised proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/62) on avoiding intentional voltage variation of a passing beam using halogen light sources. The expert from the Netherlands proposed clarifications to this proposal (GRE-70-17). The expert from IEC proposed an alternative to this proposal (GRE-70-34). The expert from France requested to simplify this proposal. The expert from Austria expressed reservations about the test procedure proposed in this proposal. The expert from Germany clarified that his proposal addressed and superseded the proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/44 under agenda item 8 below. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare, in coordination with the experts from France and IEC.

21. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55 as amended by GRE-70-12 on the compliance obligation of lighting components with installation requirements. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-21). GRE agreed to finalize this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare.

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/45 as amended by GRE-70-02 clarifying the “type” definition with regard to manufacturer, trade name and marks. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as part of upcoming amendments to the corresponding UN Regulations, awaiting the adoption of the revised version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55.

30. The expert from Germany confirmed that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/44 was addressed by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/62 (see agenda item 5(d)) and withdrew this document.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 71 | 31 Mar-3 Apr 2014

26. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/43/Rev.1 proposing to delete obsolete references in UN Regulations Nos. 53 and 74. The proposal received some comments. The expert from Italy volunteered to provide a revised proposal to GRE at its October 2014 session.

27. The expert from Germany proposed the deletion of the reference to Class B headlamps. Several delegations pointed out that the deletion of Class B headlamps could entail problems for some markets and that transitional provisions would need to be foreseen. GRE agreed to address this issue at its next session on the basis of a written proposal, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare.

28. The expert from IEC introduced GRE-71-13 proposing alternatives to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/62 on electronic light source control gear:

(a) Restricting the voltage range for (halogen) filament light sources, to avoid (semi-)permanent too low or too high luminous intensity of the headlamp and subsequent shorter lifetime of the filament light source and;

(b) Inserting a lower voltage limit and verifying that the headlamp performance, in terms of luminous intensity, under the normal operating conditions of the vehicle’s electrical system is still compliant with the requirements of UN Regulation No. 112.

29. A number of experts delivered remarks on this document. GRE invited other experts to transmit their comments, if any, to IEC and decided to revert to this issue on the basis of a revised document to be prepared by IEC.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 72 | 20-22 Oct 2014

22. The expert from Germany presented a joint proposal by Germany, the Netherlands and IEC, introducing into Regulations Nos. 48 and 112 requirements to avoid intentional non-approved voltage variation of the passing and driving beam for halogen light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31, GRE-72-14). The experts from France, Italy, Sweden and UK expressed some concerns and were not in a position to agree to this proposal. GRE decided to revert to this issue at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from Germany.

23. GRE took note of a revised proposal tabled by the expert from Italy, deleting obsolete references in Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/38). For Regulation No. 53, the expert from Germany also suggested deleting references to headlamps of Class B of Regulation No. 113 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/32), due to their poor performance and related road safety issues. The expert from IMMA pointed out the industry’s need for transitional provisions and presented a first draft of them in GRE-72-19. GRE invited all stakeholders to re-discuss the issues in the above three documents and to transmit a single revised document for consideration at the next session.

Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations | Session 1 | 11 Sep 2014
Documentation
GRE-71-21 | Status report on the Data Exchange for Type Approvals (DETA)
GRE-71-23 | Definitions in Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations
GRE-72-03 | Summary of Mr. P. Jean's statement at the 71st GRE, April 2014 (EC)
GRE-72-14 | Proposal for correction of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31 (Germany, Netherlands, and IEC)
GRE-72-19 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA)
GRE-72-20 | Draft terms of reference for an informal working group on the simplification of lighting regulations
GRE/2013/55/Rev.1 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 (Italy)
GRE/2014/31 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 and for Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Germany, Netherlands, and IEC)
GRE/2014/32 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 (Germany)
GRE/2014/38 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 (Italy)
WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23