This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.
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9. Taking into account the recent GTB study (GRE-71-32), the expert from France proposed to delete a design restrictive requirement for an automatic levelling device for all headlamps with LED light sources, irrespective of their luminous flux (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/34). GRE agreed that this proposal should be tackled at the next session, in conjunction with the GTB proposals on visibility and glare issues (see para. 14 below).

47. The expert from Poland proposed to introduce a new “side illuminating lamp” into Regulations Nos. 119 and 48 (GRE-72-21, GRE-72-21-Add.1). GRE delivered a number of preliminary remarks and invited the expert from Poland to submit a revised proposal as an official document for consideration at the next session.

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17. The experts from OICA and GTB proposed to introduce new criteria on the automatic levelling of headlamps based on the outcome of the GTB glare and visibility studies (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/5). The expert from Poland suggested further modifications to this proposal (GRE-73-28). The experts from Germany and Japan proposed to impose automatic levelling in all cases, in order to reduce glare problems for drivers (GRE-73-18). Following an in-depth exchange of views on these three documents, GRE realized that no consensus could be found as long as there was no single proposal.

18. To make progress on this issue and prepare a comprising proposal, GRE decided to establish an Informal Working Group with a draft title “on Visibility, Glare and Levelling” (IWG VGL), for which the experts from Germany and Poland agreed to act as Chair and Secretary, respectively. GRE requested IWG VGL to submit its terms of reference for consideration at the next session of GRE and mandated the Chair to obtain, in June 2015, the consent of WP.29 for the establishment of this IWG.

19. The expert from Poland proposed to introduce optional ‘side illuminating lamps’ into Regulations Nos. 48 and 119 (agenda item 7 (l)) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/6, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/19, GRE-73-12, GRE-73-13, GRE-73-27) with the aim to increase the visibility of pedestrians, animals, etc. for glared drivers. The expert from India suggested corrections to this proposal (GRE-73-19). GRE was of the view that this proposal would not bring additional benefits for road safety and was not in a position to support it.

38. GRE recalled that a proposal by the expert from Poland to introduce ‘side illuminating lamps’ into Regulation No. 119 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/19, GRE-73-13, GRE-73-27) was considered in conjunction with agenda item 6 (b) (see para. 19 above).

Documentation
GRE-73-12 | Revised proposal for a Supplement to Regulation No. 48 (Poland)
GRE-73-13 | Revised proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 (Poland)
GRE-73-17 | Proposal for the [07] series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Germany and Japan)
GRE-73-18 | Comments on the proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Poland)
GRE-73-19 | Comments on the proposal to introduce "side-illuminating lamps" into UN Regulation No. 48 (India)
GRE-73-25 | Auto Leveling for LED Headlamps in Regulation No. 48 (France)
GRE-73-27 | Side illuminating lamp (Poland)
GRE-73-28 | Comments on GTB & OICA proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Poland)
GRE/2015/5 | Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GTB)
GRE/2015/6 | Proposal for a Supplement to Regulation No. 48 (Poland)
GRE/2015/19 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 (Poland)
GRE/2015/21 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulations No. 48 (France)