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Agenda Item 4.6.14. | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
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WP.29/2013/81 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 05 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48

[Proposal adopted.]

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Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 69 | 8-11 Apr 2013

38. The expert from CEMA introduced GRE-69-02 proposing several amendments to the Regulation No. 86. GRE agreed to set up an informal group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI) to deal with this item. The experts from Germany and the Netherlands were proposed to serve as co-Chair. The expert from CEMA was proposed to serve as the Secretary to the informal group. The first session of the AVLI informal group was scheduled to be held in Bonn, Germany, on 19 June 2013. GRE requested the AVLI informal group to draft a proposal for the Terms of Reference of the informal working group for its October 2013 session and to consider GRE-69-02, GRE-69-03 and GRE-69-21.

2. GRE noted GRE-69-01-Rev.1, including all the informal documents and the amendments of the provisional agenda. GRE adopted the agenda proposed for the sixtyninth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/1 as amended by Add.1 and GRE-69-1 Rev. 1). The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the meeting report.
3. The list of the GRE informal groups is contained in Annex II of the meeting report.

4. GRE noted that proposals on this subject are awaited and agreed to defer discussion to its October 2013 session.

5. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/6 and the expert from IEC introduced GRE-69-05. GRE adopted both documents, agreed to delete the square brackets and requested the secretariat to submit the proposals to WP.29 and to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration at their November 2013 session as draft Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37.

No report

28. Following the decision to suspend the work of the informal working group (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/67, para. 34), GRE had agreed that this subject might be resumed in the framework of the future activities on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) and the development of the “Regulation No. 0” (if needed) and to keep as reference ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2008/32, GRE-66-13 GRE-66-14 and GRE-69-14 on the agenda.

29. The expert from the EC introduced GRE-69-14 proposing a new approach for the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations, which is inspired by the former idea of a horizontal reference document and the proposal made by GTB at the 158th WP.29 session. GRE agreed to create a Special Interest Group, which shall define the terms of reference of a new Informal Working Group.

30. GRE considered GRE-69-31 tabled by the expert from China, agreed to resume consideration on this matter and requested the secretariat to distribute GRE-69-31 with an official symbol at its October 2013 session.

31. In the absence of revised proposal from the GTB expert, GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

39. In the absence of proposals, GRE agreed to postpone this discussion to its October 2013 session.

37. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/48 tabled by the expert of SAE, clarifying the execution of the design and test requirements. The expert from SAE confirmed that SAE is cooperating with GTB on this issue. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its October 2013 session.

36. The expert from GTB informed GRE about the work progress made by its organization on this matter, combining the approach from CLEPA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2012/25) and GTB (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/46). GRE agreed to reconsider this agenda item at its October 2013 session on the basis of a formal document that the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare.

35. The expert from the Netherlands withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/4. GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

32. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/35 tabled by the expert from China. The expert from SAE reported on the work progress of his organization on this matter. GRE agreed to resume discussion on this item at its October 2013 session awaiting the work outcome of SAE.

33. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 and Corr. 1 proposing to update the electromagnetic compatibility requirements for electrical vehicles. It was noted the absence of justification for raising the COP tolerance. GRE adopted the proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 as amended by its Corr. 1 and a correction noted below. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10.

Appendix 8, figure 1, HV artificial network, R2 value in the table, amend to read:
“R2: 1 MΩ 100kΩ (discharging C2 to < 50 Vdc within 60 s)”

34. The Expert from OICA introduced GRE-69-26 Rev.1 proposing corrections to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 and its Corr. 1. GRE agreed to resume consideration of GRE-69-26 Rev.1 on the basis of a revised document that the expert from OICA volunteered to prepare for the October 2013 session of GRE.

56 The Chairman of GRE, Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada), informed GRE about the intention of Canada to no longer chair GRE. He invited the GRE experts to apply as Chair or vice-Chair to GRE for 2014. In case a new Chair would be elected, he would volunteer to be candidate as a vice-Chair.

57. GRE was informed that Mr. A Burrows would no longer attend GRE. GRE thanked him for his excellent contributions and wished him all the best in his new responsibilities.

6. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/7, amended by GRE-69-08, proposing to allow a reduction of the minimum mounting height of front position lamps. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/7 (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft:
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

8. The expert from GTB introduced GRE-69-17 amended by GRE-69-36 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/9, clarifying the transitional provisions of Regulation No. 48. The proposal solved the situation set before the adoption of the guidelines on transitional provisions as set in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1. The experts confirmed that the specificities of Regulation No. 48 required a small deviation from the transitional provisions’ guideline. GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report. GRE requested the secretariat to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6 and 7).

14. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/39 tabled by the proposal from Germany, deleting the exemption for vehicles of category M1 and N1 on the separation of the position lamps. GRE agreed to continue the discussion on this matter and requested the secretariat to provide a specific agenda item “vehicle signature” for the October 2013 GRE session.

17. The expert from GTB reported on the work progress of the informal group on Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA). The informal working group on DETA sought endorsement of WP.29 for its proposal to establish the DETA proposal as defined in its preliminary report. GRE endorsed the establishment of such a Database, as a condition sine qua none for simplifying of the approval marking and agreed to keep this item on the agenda.

18. The expert from Germany reported on progress in research on the above subject. GRE agreed to defer discussion on this subject to its October 2013 session, on the basis of official proposals.

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.

26. GRE considered two proposals introduced by the experts of France and Germany, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/13 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/14, introducing provisions for variations of the apparent surface of direction indicators. The expert from OICA introduced amendments to the proposals (GRE-69-27 and GRE-69-28). Introducing GRE-69-18 and GRE-69-19, the expert from the Netherlands expressed the concern about the lack of signal uniformity that this proposal would create. GRE requested an assessment of impact upon safety relating to direction indicators with variable apparent surface. The majority of experts from Contracting Parties opposed the proposal made by Germany and France but agreed to resume consideration on this issue on the basis of a revised proposal by the experts from France and Germany. GRE agreed to keep GRE-69-17, GRE-69-18 and GRE-69-30 on the agenda of its October 2013 session.

21. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 deleting remaining provisions regarding distributed lighting systems (DLS) to avoid potential misinterpretations of the provisions. France and Italy expressed their objections to this proposal. The expert from Austria introduced GRE-69-32-Rev. 1 amending the proposal from Germany. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 as amended by Annex VI to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 16):

(a) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(b) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98.

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/5, proposing to cease the granting of new type approvals to the “Sealed Beam” headlamps and to correct the title of Regulation No. 31. The expert from Italy introduced GRE-69-37 amending the original proposal. He also introduced GRE-69-38 proposing similar amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74. GRE requested the secretariat to distribute GRE-69-38 with an official symbol at its October 2013 session. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/5 as amended by Annex VII to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 16):

(a) new 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 5;
(b) new 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 31;
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

23. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/18 aiming to avoid intentional (voltage) variation of passing beam, using halogen light sources. Agreeing that the proposed wording would be in contradiction with adaptive front light systems, the expert agreed to update his proposal. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter on the basis of an updated formal proposal, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare for the October 2013 session of GRE.

24. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/10, updating the heat resistance test requirements. GRE adopted this proposal (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 paras. 20 and 21):

(a) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123.

25. GRE considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16, introduced by the experts from Austria and Poland, clarifying the obligation of compliance with the installations requirements of devices which obtained type approval according to the component regulations. The expert from Italy introduced GRE-69-20, providing an alternative wording. GRE didn’t support ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter on the basis of a revised proposal, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare on the basis of GRE-69-20, for the October 2013 session of GRE.

27. In the absence of new documents, GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

40. The Secretary of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) reported on the progress made by WP.1 during its March 2013 session, particularly on updating the new draft Annex 5 to the Vienna Convention, dealing with vehicle lighting and light-signalling. The first reading of this draft was finalized. WP.1 was expected to finish the second reading within the next two or three sessions. GRE offered its assistance to WP.1, if needed, concluding its reading and deliberations. GRE noted the brief notes (GRE-69-22) on this matter provided by the expert from Germany.

41. Referring to the request of WP.29 at its June 2012 session (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1097, para. 14) to provide comments on WP.29-157-06 (Design principles for control systems of ADAS), GRE endorsed GRE-68-23.

42. The Secretary to WP.1 informed GRE about the second United Nation Global Road Safety Week scheduled from 6 to 12 May 2013 in Geneva. He announced the highlights prepared for the week: 4 events, an exhibition, a poster as well as a simulator on the effect of fatigue on drivers. He invited GRE experts to attend to the United Nation Global Road Safety Week.

43. The GRE Ambassador on IWVTA activities introduced GRE-69-15 and GRE-69-16 on how GRE shall address the IWVTA related items. GRE noted that some of the component regulations were missing in the list proposed in GRE-69-15. GRE requested its Ambassador to submit an updated presentation for its October 2013 session.

46. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/32 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/64 proposing amendments to UN Rule No. 1 and UN Rule No. 2. GRE supported both documents without amendments.

Please see the meeting report for paragraphs 47-53.

54. The work task of GRE was discussed in conjunction with Item 6.

55. The expert from GTB introduced GRE-69-39, reporting on the exchange of view between GTB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) on new headlighting technologies. He introduced GRE-69-40, a status report of the activities of the GTB task force dealing with COP requirements and Regulation No. 123. He introduced GRE-69-41 reporting on the feasibility study on performance based requirements and the rationales for excluding the Light Source Regulations from the study. He also reported on the feasibility of LED retrofit, listing the challenges expected and calling for input and guidance by GRE.

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its sixty-ninth session from 8 to 11 April 2013 in Geneva, under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada). Experts from the following countries participated in the work following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amend. 1): Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Serbia; Spain; South Africa; Thailand and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Upon the special invitation of the Chair, the experts from the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery (CEMA) participated.

7. GRE considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/8 on replacing of light sources introduced by the expert from GTB. GRE adopted this proposal (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. 6):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

9. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/11 proposing to clarify the general provision determining the mounting height of the lamp in paragraph 5.28.4. GRE adopted this proposal (not amended) and, in effort to have this document considered at their June 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6, 7 and 8), requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as an informal document. Alternatively, this document would be converted into an official proposal for consideration at their November 2013 sessions.

10. The expert for the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/2 amending the tale tells requirements. GRE agreed to resume consideration on the basis of a revised document at its October 2013 session.

11. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/20 on Light Emitting Diodes (LED) modules producing the principal passing beam: to be wired so that the failure of one does not cause all of them to stop emitting light. The expert from OICA introduced GRE-69-29, proposing an alternative proposal. GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6, 7, 8 and 9).

12. The expert from Poland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/15 proposing an alternative to the existing initial aiming provisions. The experts from France and the United Kingdom requested the author to clarify the aspect linked to the measurements and to specify the measurement method as well as the tools to be used. The expert from the Netherlands supported, in general, the proposal but questioned waiving automatic levelling as an incentive to use this alternative method. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its October 2013 session on the basis of an updated proposal prepared by the expert from Poland in collaboration with experts from France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

13. GRE agreed to defer consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/99 and Corr.1 (referred back by WP.29) at its October 2013 session.

15. GRE noted GRE-69-09 proposing to correct a reference to paragraph 6.22 in paragraph 6.6.7.2. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

Paragraph 6.6.7.2., amend to read:
“6.6.7.2. The hazard warning signal may be activated automatically in the event of a vehicle being involved in a collision or after the de-activation of the emergency stop signal, as specified in paragraph 6.22. 6.23. In such cases, it may be turned “off” manually."

16. GRE noted GRE-69-25, proposing to correct the reference to Lamps of category IVA instead of category IV, which doesn’t exist. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 15):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

Paragraph 6.21.1.2.5., amend to read:
“6.21.1.2.5. …
Where partial fulfilment is deemed acceptable, retro-reflective devices like retro-reflectors of class IV class IVA of Regulation No. 3 …”

44. The expert from Japan introduced GRE-69-23 proposing amendments to Regulation No. 4 taking into account national specificities of the Japanese registration plate. GRE wondered if it was necessary to add a new specific plate category into Regulation No. 4 or if an amendment of the existing dimensions would solve Japan’s issue. GRE agreed to revisit this item at its October session, based on an updated proposal that the expert from Japan volunteered to prepare.

45. The expert from Japan introduced GRE-69-24 proposing amendments to Regulation No. 48 taking into account specificities of the Japanese climate and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), Rear Fog Lamps (RFL) and Headlamp cleaners (HLC) mandatory fitment. GRE noted that Regulation No. 48 already contained a provision in Footnote 14 allowing Contracting Parties not applying Regulation No. 87 (DRL) to prohibit the installation of DRL. GRE agreed to reconsider this subject at its October 2013 session on the basis of a revised proposal that the expert from Japan volunteered to prepare.