This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 71 | 31 Mar-3 Apr 2014

18. GRE noted that the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG), at its forthcoming session in May 2014, would consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/3 by Germany proposing to insert into UN Regulation No. 107 (M 2 and M 3 buses) a new requirement to automatically activate hazard warning lights when excess temperature is detected in a rear engine and/or in a heater compartment. The Chair expressed his concern that this signal may be misused unnecessarily in case of heat excess not leading to fire. GRE noted that the right term should be “hazard warning signal”. Should this proposal be adopted by GRSG, UN Regulation No. 48 would have to be amended accordingly. Thus, GRE decided to await the outcome of discussion in GRSG and to revert to this issue at the next session on the basis of a proposal for amending UN Regulation No. 48 which the expert from Germany volunteered to submit.

22. The expert from OICA introduced GRE-71-29 proposing the simultaneous lightning of both cornering lamps for slow manoeuvres in forward motion, in order to increase safety. GRE requested the secretariat to distribute this proposal at the next session with an official symbol.

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

7. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/3 proposing to introduce the automatic activation of the hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in the engine and/or the heater compartment. The expert from OICA stressed the need to insert transitional provisions and announced the preparation of a concrete proposal for consideration at the next session. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments and as draft Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107. GRSG underlined the need that WP.29 shall adopt these amendments together with an parallel amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 to be submitted by the Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE). The expert from Germany volunteered to submit an official document for consideration by GRE at its October 2014 session.

Annex 3, paragraph 7.5.1.5., amend to read:

“7.5.1.5.In the case of vehicles having the engine located to the rear of the driver’s compartment, the compartment shall be equipped with an alarm system providing the driver with both an acoustic and a visual signal, and activating the hazard warning signal in the event of excess temperature in the engine compartment and in each compartment where a combustion heater is located.”

Annex 3, paragraph 7.5.6.2., amend to read:

“7.5.6.2.Upon detection, the system given in paragraph 7.5.6.1. shall provide the driver with both an acoustic and a visual signal in the driver’s compartment and shall activate the hazard warning signal.

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

10. The expert from Germany introduced a proposal on the activation of a hazard warning signal in case of excess temperature in certain compartments of M2 and M3 buses (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/39). The expert from OICA introduced an alternative proposal (GRE-72-17). GRE adopted the text as contained in Annex V to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 107 | 30 Sep-3 Oct 2014

5. The expert from the Russian Federation lifted the reservation on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/70, submitted to the November 2014 sessions of WP.29 and of the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1). GRSG confirmed the adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/70 as well as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/77 (this latter document will be submitted to the March 2015 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1), without amendments. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/31. GRSG agreed to withdraw ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/76 from the agenda of the WP.29 session in November 2014. (see WP.29-164-05).

Documentation
GRE-71-32 | GTB Task Force: Coordination of Automotive Visibility and Glare Studies (GTB)
GRE-72-17 | OICA comments on the proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (OICA)
GRE/2014/34 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05, and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No . 48 (France)
GRE/2014/39 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Germany)
GRE/2014/40 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (OICA)
GRSG/2014/31 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)