Session 108 | Geneva | 4-8 May 2015
Agenda Item 5. Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
Working Party on General Safety | Session 103 | 2-5 Oct 2012

16. The expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2012/16 proposing the installation of a new generation of exterior and interior mirrors enclosed in a protective housing or holder. GRSG adopted the proposal, without amendments, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2013 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46.

17. The expert from the Netherlands introduced a proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/23/Rev.1) to allow replacement of all mirrors with camera-monitor systems. The expert from Germany informed GRSG (GRSG-103-19) about the work progress made by the ISO Task Force on the standardization of camera-monitor systems (ISO 16505). He added that a final proposal by ISO could be expected by the end of 2013 (GRSG-103-27-Rev.1). GRSG had an exchange of views on the optional/mandatory installation of camera-monitor systems and the need to insert fail-safe provisions. GRSG noted that such new vehicle systems would not only improve vehicle safety, but also the environmental protection (i.e. reduction of vehicle emissions). At its next session, GRSG expected to receive only a progress report and agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/23/Rev.1 on the agenda as a reference document awaiting the conclusion of the ISO Task Force.

18. Referring to the adoption of the draft 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/87) at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from OICA proposed to clarify the transitional provisions (GRSG-103-30). The expert from Germany added clarifications to the table listed in paragraph 15.2.1.1.1. (GRSG-103-31). Following the discussion, GRSG adopted both proposals, as reproduced in GRSG-103-31-Rev.1, and requested the secretariat to submit the document to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2012 sessions, together with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/87, as draft 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 (see WP.29-158-08).

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

18. The expert from Japan introduced GRSG-107-10-Rev.1, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/26 on the close-proximity field of vision. This proposal excludes close proximity devices for category M1 from the scope of the UN Regulation and allows Contracting Parties to limit the application of the scope of the UN Regulation to category M1 only. He added that the intention of his proposal was to allow Contracting Parties to keep their national requirements on close-proximity field of vision when UN Regulation No. 46 would be added to List A of the regulations to be included into the new UN Regulation No. 0. GRSG noted some concerns on the possible interpretation of the 1958 Agreement that could hamper the principle of reciprocal recognition of type approvals. GRSG agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2015 session on the basis of revised proposal prepared by the expert from Japan in cooperation with interested parties.

Informal Group on Camera Monitor Systems (II) | Session 2 | 27-28 Mar 2014
Working Party on General Safety | Session 108 | 4-8 May 2015

23. Referring to the final report GRSG-108-23, the expert from the Netherlands, chairing the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Camera-Monitor Systems (CMS), informed GRSG that his group had finalized the draft amendments to Regulation No. 46 to introduce the optional replacement of mirrors of Classes I to IV by camera-monitor systems (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/2). He added that all ISO standards referred to in the proposed text were accessible for GRSG experts as informal documents GRSG-108-03 and GRSG-108-20. On behalf of the informal group on CMS, he presented GRSG-108-21 incorporating further amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/2. He proposed to insert supplementary information on camera-monitor systems of classes I to IV into the existing information documents required for type-approval procedure (GRSG-108-22).

24. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/2, amended as reproduced in GRSG-108-46-Rev.2 (including the modified scope proposed in GRSG-108-17-Rev.1 and adopted under para. 22 above). The secretariat was requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46.

25. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/8 on new provisions for the indirect view within UN Regulation No. 125 (Forward field of vision of drivers) in the case vehicles were equipped with CMS. GRSG noted some comments. The expert from OICA clarified that only the devices for indirect vision covered by UN Regulation No. 46 shall benefit from such provisions (GRSG-108-25). The expert from Germany volunteered to prepare an updated document for consideration at the next GRSG session, taking into account the comments received.

26. The expert from the Netherlands proposed to also align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility) with the new adopted requirements to UN Regulation No. 46 in the case vehicles were equipped with CMS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/9). The expert from OICA again clarified that only the devices for indirect vision covered by Regulation No. 46 shall be listed (GRSG-108-26). The secretariat was requested to prepare an updated proposal for consideration at the October 2015 sessions of GRSG and the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE), as draft Supplements to the 04 and 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 10.

27. The expert from the Netherlands presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/10 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/11 proposing to align the provisions of UN Regulations Nos. 26 (External projections) and 61 (External projections of commercial vehicles) with the adopted new CMS provisions in UN Regulation No. 46 (para. 24 above). GRSG adopted both documents and requested the secretariat to submit them (together with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/2, as amended) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 26 and as draft Supplement 3 to UN Regulation No. 61 respectively.

Informal Group on Camera Monitor Systems (II) | Session 7 | 28-29 Jan 2015
Informal Group on Camera Monitor Systems (II) | Session 8 | 19-20 Mar 2015
Documentation
GRSG-108-03 | ISO standards: ISO 9241, ISO 13406, ISO 14524 (zip file) (ISO)
GRSG-108-17/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (revised) (Japan)
GRSG-108-20 | ISO standard: ISO 16505 (Camera monitor systems)
GRSG-108-21 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
GRSG-108-22 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (Netherlands)
GRSG-108-23 | Report from the informal group on Camera-Monitor Systems (IGCMS-II) to GRSG
GRSG-108-24 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (OICA)
GRSG-108-25 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 125 (OICA)
GRSG-108-26 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 (OICA)
GRSG-108-46/Rev.1 | Proposal for a draft Supplement to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (Netherlands)
GRSG-108-46/Rev.2 | Adopted proposal for a draft Supplement to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
GRSG/2015/2 | Proposal for a draft Supplement to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/8 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 125 (Germany)
GRSG/2015/9 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/10 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 26 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/11 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 61 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/12 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/13 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2015/14 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Netherlands)