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Working Party on General Safety
109th session | Geneva | 29 Sep-2 Oct 2015 Download Copy
Agenda Item 4. | Regulation No. 39
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GRSG-109-04 | Comments on informal document GRSG-108-38 on Regulation No. 39 (FIA Foundation)
GRSG-109-13 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 39 (EC)

GRSG-109 Discussion

17. Referring to the role of his organization, the expert from FIA recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/16 proposing further provisions on the protection against mileage fraud. He introduced GRSG-109-04 justifying the need to establish an informal working group (IWG) on anti-tampering measures for electronic vehicle interfaces, such as odometer, and underlining the need to cope, in a more general manner, with risks of in-vehicle technologies and cyber security. His proposal to set up an IWG received the support of a number of experts. However, some other experts felt it was too premature to set up such an IWG as WP.29 already established, under its IWG on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), a subgroup on “Automated Driving” dealing with this subject among others. Therefore, they preferred to start on the basis of an expert group first. The expert from FIA volunteered to organize in the near future a Task Force meeting in Paris. Thus, he invited all interested experts to contact him (lpascotto@fia.com).

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18. The expert from EC presented GRSG-109-13 proposing to amend the requirements for numeric displays of speedometers. GRSG noted general support of the proposal. The expert from UK stated that some vehicles of category L should be added. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document to be submitted by the expert from EC, taking into account the comments received.

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Previous Discussion(s)

Working Party on General Safety | Session 108 | 4-8 May 2015

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) held its 108th session from 4 to 8 May 2015 (morning) in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy). 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, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend.2): Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Kuwait, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV Global) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, an expert from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) participated.

2. GRSG considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the 108th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/1 and Add.1).

3. GRSG also adopted the running order for the session as proposed by the Chair in GRSG-108-01. GRSG noted the main decisions of the World Forum WP.29 taken during its sessions of November 2014 and March 2015 (reports ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1112 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1114 including its Corr.1).

4. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the GRSG session report. The GRSG informal working groups are listed in Annex VI.

5. Recalling the discussion at the previous GRSG session, the expert from Sweden introduced a revised proposal for the introduction of automatic fire suppression systems in the engine and/or heater compartment of buses and coaches (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6/Rev.1). The expert from OICA raised concerns and presented GRSG-108-45 proposing further improvements to the revised text. The expert from Hungary introduced GRSG-108-10 on statistical information about fires in different categories and classes of buses and coaches.

6. Following a controversial discussion on the scope of the new test requirement for automatic fire suppression systems, GRSG agreed to go forward with the following compromise stages: (i) to agree during the current session on the mandatory installation of such systems on vehicles of Class III (as a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments) taking into account the transitional provisions (i.e. June 2018 for new types of vehicles and June 2019 for all existing types) as reflected in GRSG-108-51 and (ii) to reach a consensus at the forthcoming session of GRSG on the mandatory installation of automatic fire suppression systems on vehicles of Classes I and II. Thus, GRSG already committed to the following dates for the transitional provisions of stage (ii) mentioned above: at the latest 2020 for new types and 2022 for all types.

7. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6/Rev.1, as amended as reproduced in GRSG-108-51, and requested the secretariat to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

8. The expert from Germany introduced GRSG-108-16 clarifying the provisions on the height of steps in vehicles which comply to Annex 8. GRSG noted a number of comments and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-108-16 with an official symbol for further consideration at its next session.

9. The expert from UK presented GRSG-108-31 amending the safety prescriptions for buses and coaches to ensure that all occupants of exposed seats, and not just those at risk of being thrown forward into a step well, were provided with a means of protection. GRSG noted general support on the proposal. The Chair invited all experts to send their comments to the expert from UK who committed to submit to the secretariat a revised proposal for consideration at the next GRSG session as an official document.

10. The expert from Romania introduced GRSG-108-35 proposing to clarify the requirements on seat spacing. GRSG noted general support on the proposal and invited the secretariat distribute GRSG-108-35 with an official symbol, for further consideration at the next GRSG session.

11. The secretariat presented a draft brochure (GRSG-108-14) on a coordinated information campaign on UN Regulation No. 129 aiming at increasing the safety for children in vehicles. GRSG welcomed the document, but noted that it does not cover child restraint systems used in buses and coaches. To finalize the text of the brochure expected to be published soon, the Chair urged all experts to provide the secretariat (edoardo.gianotti@unece.org) their comments as soon as possible.

12. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/18 proposing updated provisions on emergency controls at service doors. GRSG noted some concerns and reservations on the proposal. Following the discussion, the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare a revised document for consideration at the next GRSG session taking into account the comments received.

13. GRSG agreed to remove GRSG-107-05 from the agenda.

14. The expert from Belgium introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/15, as amended by GRSG-108-30, proposing to insert new provisions for the installation of odometers on vehicles. GRSG noted general support on the proposal.

15. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/15, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 39.
Paragraph 2.6., correct “information equipment” to read “odometer equipment”.
Paragraph 5.5.1., correct “odometer may be” to read “odometer shall be”.

16. The expert from FIA gave a presentation (GRSG-108-37) justifying the need for protection against mileage fraud and proposing to set up an informal working group on this subject. He presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/16 proposing further amendments to the proposal submitted by Belgium and inserting a reference to the common criteria published in ISO/IEC 15408 (GRSG-108-06). He concluded that the common criteria would result in a higher level of stringency in the security requirements for odometers and thus improve the protection of odometers against mileage fraud. The expert from India raised concerns (GRSG-108-39) to the proposal from FIA. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-108-38 clarifying the subject and presenting the concerns of the automotive industry to the proposal from FIA. GRSG experts were invited to send their comments to the expert from FIA. GRSG did not support the adoption of the proposal but agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/16 and GRSG-108-38 on its agenda as a reference document for further consideration at its next session.

17. The expert from EC introduced GRSG-108-42 proposing to amend the requirements for numeric displays of speedometers. The Chair invited all experts to send their comments to the expert from EC and to resume consideration of the subject at the next GRSG session on the basis of an official document to be submitted by the expert from EC.

18. The expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/3 proposing to define a reduced vision zone I for vehicles of categories M and N other than M1. GRSG noted a number of study reservations on the proposal with respect to the impact of the proposed provisions for some categories of vehicles. The Chair invited all experts to send their comments to the expert from CLEPA and to resume consideration of this subject at the next GRSG session on the basis of a revised document by CLEPA.

19. The expert from Hungary proposed an amendment to the UN Regulation allowing the use of thick glass panes for multiple glazed units (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/4). GRSG noted some comments. The document did not receive the full support of GRSG. It was agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/4 on the agenda and to have a final review of the proposal at the next session of GRSG.

20. The expert from Hungary presented GRSG-108-15 proposing to clarify the requirements on the abrasion test machine. The experts from France and CLEPA preferred to wait until the forthcoming publication of the corresponding ISO standard. GRSG invited the secretariat to distribute GRSG-108-15 with an official symbol, for further consideration at the next GRSG session.

21. Referring to the discussion at the March 2015 session of WP.29 (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1114, para. 59), the Chair addressed the concerns raised by AGC Glass Europe on the number of test cycles for plastic glazing and the standard deviation of the measured delta haze. GRSG reaffirmed its position and noted the unusual procedure followed by AGC Glass Europe to present its concerns. GRSG endorsed the view of the Chair to invite members of AGC Glass Europe to present, at a future session of GRSG, a concrete proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 43 including a justification and clear objectives for a possible extension of the mandate of the informal working group on plastic glazing.

22. The expert from Japan introduced GRSG-108-17-Rev.1, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/26, on the close-proximity field of vision for certain categories of vehicles. GRSG welcomed the compromise proposal and noted general support on the modified scope of UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG adopted GRSG-108-17-Rev.1.

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.

28. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/12 proposing to also align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment) with the new CMS provisions. GRSG endorsed the document and requested the secretariat to transmit the proposal to the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) for consideration at the September 2015 session as a draft Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79.

29. The expert from the Netherlands tabled ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/13 also aligning the provisions of UN Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision protection) with the new CMS provisions in UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG agreed on the proposal and requested the secretariat to transmit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/13 to the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) for consideration at the May 2015 session as a draft Supplement to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94.

Note by the secretariat: At its May 2015 session, GRSP adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments and as part of the draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94 (see GRSP report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/57, para. 27).

66. Referring to GRSG-108-34, the expert from UK underlined the need to develop a harmonized regulation on data recording for automated vehicles and suggested inserting a new item to the agenda of the 109th session of GRSG. He volunteered to prepare a concrete proposal on this subject. GRSG welcomed and endorsed the suggestion. Following the discussion, the Chair announced his intention to inform WP.29 and its Subgroup on Intelligent Transport System / Automated Driving (ITS/AD) about this future activity by GRSG and to coordinate the work on automated vehicles within the subsidiary Working Parties. GRSG expected to receive guidance from ITS/AD on the need for a new regulation on EDR and the extent of its content.

67. The expert from IMMA introduced GRSG-108-47 proposing to amend the requirements for identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators on two-wheeled motor cycles and mopeds. GRSG noted a number of concerns. The Chair invited all experts to send their comments to the expert from the IMMA. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document.

69. The expert from EC introduced GRSG-108-43-Rev.1 on the review of the legal EU framework on masses and dimension aiming at allowing in international traffic longer trucks provided that their aerodynamic/fuel consumption performances as well as their safety were improved, and specifically to foster aerodynamic flaps at the rear of trailers/trucks as well an enhanced protection of pedestrians/cyclists. He said he would keep GRSG informed about the progress within the EU on this subject.

68. The expert from EC informed GRSG about a study on the review of the European Union (EU) general safety regulation and pedestrian protection regulation. He indicated that the results of this study had recently been published (see website link in GRSG-108-44) and he added that a number of issues were of relevance for GRSG. He volunteered to keep GRSG informed of the next steps of the review.

70. The expert from Germany informed GRSG about the ongoing discussion within the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) on the need to harmonize the specifications of the 3D H-point machine referenced in different UN Regulations and UN GTRs. GRSG welcomed the information and agreed to insert a new item to the agenda of its next session.

71. GRSG noted that Mrs. Brigitte Ransoné (CLEPA) would no longer attend the sessions and acknowledged her continued support during the thirty years of participation in GRSG. Learning that Mr. Harry Jongenelen (The Netherlands) was also retiring, GRSG thanked him for his considerable contributions to the activities of GRSG and especially his recent dedication as Chair of the IWG on CMS. GRSG recognized their commitments with a long applause and wished them a long and happy retirement.

62. GRSG noted GRSG-108-04 on the recommendation of the World Forum WP.29 to establish lists of abbreviations and symbols to avoid confusions in UN Regulations and UN GTRs when using such acronyms, abbreviations and symbols. The current lists will continuously be updated and are available on the World Forum Abbreviations and Symbols web page.

63. GRSG may wish to reconsider the need to supplement the existing lists of acronyms and symbols with those used in UN Regulations under its responsibility.

64. The expert from Japan proposed to amend the requirements for fire prevention under certain conditions in the event of a rear collision (GRSG-108-12). GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2015 on the basis of an official document.

65. The expert from India presented GRSG-108-41 proposing to harmonize the scope of UN Regulation No. 34 and to amend the total permissible mass limit to read “2.5 tonnes” instead of “2.8 tonnes”. The expert from Japan was of the opinion that this amendment would lower the stringency of the provisions of the UN Regulation and, therefore, could not support the proposal. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its forthcoming session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-108-41 with an official symbol.

33. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/17 and GRSG-108-48 introducing into UN Regulation No. 58 more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices. The expert from IRU informed GRSG about the road transport sector’s point of view (GRSG-108-07) concerning the strengthening of the requirements for rear underrun protection devices, and proposed an amendment to the new paragraph 16.7. The expert from CLCCR raised a number of concerns (GRSG-108-13) and proposed some amendments to the proposed text. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-108-27 and GRSG-108-28 clarifying the transitional provisions and the text of the new technical requirements proposed by Germany. GRSG noted the concerns raised by the expert from India on the basis of GRSG-108-40.

34. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/17, amended as reproduced in GRSG-108-48-Rev.2. The secretariat was requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 58.

35. The expert from UK explained their concerns about the current exemptions in UN Regulations Nos. 58 and 73 (GRSG-108-32). He sought the view of GRSG as to how the wording of the exemptions might be improved to ensure that as many vehicles as possible are fitted with rear underrun protection and side guards. GRSG experts were invited to send their comments to the expert from UK. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and to keep GRSG-108-32 on its agenda as a reference document.

36. Recalling the discussion on this subject at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from AEGPL informed GRSG about the progress done on a proposal to insert into UN Regulation No. 67 new provisions for preventing a flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa. He expected to finalize a concrete proposal for consideration at the next GRSG session on the basis of an official document.

37. GRSG questioned the need to extend the scope of UN Regulation No. 67 to vehicles of category L. The expert from AEGPL preferred to consider this subject separately and suggested preparing an additional informal document.

38. GRSG recalled the submission to WP.29 of a proposal (GRSG-107-26-Rev.1) to clarify the requirements on the optical signal outside the vehicle on the status of VAS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36), subject to the review by GRE. The experts from France and Germany reported on the concerns raised by GRE at its April 2015 session. Following the discussion, GRSG noted general support on the compromise proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-50.

39. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 97 as reproduced in Annex II to this report and agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. The secretariat requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 97.

40. The expert from Belgium withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/28. Recalling the discussion at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from the Netherlands presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/5 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/30) clarifying the provisions of Chapter 18 of the Regulation following the introduction of provisions for the mandatory installation of manual and automatic valves. GRSG noted a number of comments. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/5, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

Paragraph 18.3.4.8., amend “LNG valve (automatic)” to read “Automatic valve”.

41. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/6 proposing new provisions on a directional discharge of the pressure relief devices for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) containers. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-108-08 proposing a number of improvements to the proposed text. Following the discussion, GRSG noted a general support on the final proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-08-Rev.2.

42. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/6 as amended by Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

43. The expert from Japan suggested amending UN Regulation No. 110 to improve the safety provisions for CNG and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) containers (GRSG-108-11). He expressed his preference to remove all provisions for welded metal cylinders. The expert from the Netherlands preferred to insert a clear provision to exclude such cylinders from the scope of the UN Regulation. The expert from EC stressed the need to also review the marking provisions of cylinders. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal by Japan.

44. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-108-29 on the use of autonomous CNG heaters for the heating of the engines before the entry into service of the vehicle. The document received general support and a number of comments. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document. The expert from OICA volunteered to submit in due time a revised proposal taking into account the comments received.

45. The expert from NGV Global introduced GRSG-108-02-Rev.1 justifying to withdraw from consideration at this time his initial proposal (GRSG-108-02) for the terms of reference to establish a IWG on Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) to develop an amendment to UN Regulation No.110. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at one of its next sessions on the basis of a new proposal taking into account new input from the NGV stakeholders.

46. Referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.15/2015/4 currently under discussion in the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15), the expert from Germany questioned the need to set up a common task force of experts of GRSG, WP.29 and WP.15. The proposal did not receive the full support of GRSG. It was agreed that GRSG should, on one hand, focus on the construction of new vehicles as well as on all related type approval issues and, on the other hand, continue close cooperation with the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) and sharing with the experts all necessary information on vehicle use.

47. Recalling the discussion during the previous GRSG session, the expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/7 proposing to introduce different operating voltage ranges according to the battery technology used. The experts from France and Germany raised the need to limit the voltage range. GRSG noted some comments and study reservations. The Chair invited all experts to send their comments to the expert from OICA and to resume consideration of this subject at the next GRSG session on the basis of a revised document by OICA.

48. Upon the request of the IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA), the expert from OICA introduced GRSG-108-49 on the ambiguity in the wording of the scope of UN Regulation No. 116 and the contradiction of the provisions on the principle of mutual recognition of type approvals. The experts from EC, Germany and Japan raised a study reservation and preferred to reflect first on the advantages or disadvantages of a possible splitting of the Regulation and to evaluate collateral impacts or effects on the Contracting Parties applying the Regulation. GRSG experts were invited to send their comments to the expert from OICA. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2015 on the basis of a revised document by OICA, if appropriate. The secretariat was requested to keep GRSG-108-49 on the agenda as a reference document.

49. Recalling its discussion under agenda item 8 (paras. 38-39 above), GRSG agreed to also remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments (GRSG-108-50) to UN Regulation No. 116 as reproduced in Annex III to this report and requested the secretariat to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 5 to UN Regulation No. 116.

50. Recalling the purpose of his justification document GRSG-107-18, the expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/24 updating the provisions on the cable test, especially the reference to international standard ISO 6722 (available in GRSG-107-28). The expert from Germany presented additional test requirements for cables (GRSG-108-09). The expert from OICA supported in principle the more stringent test requirements proposed by Germany, but raised a reservation to study the possible need for transitional provisions.

51. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document, jointly prepared by Germany and OICA, including a proposal for transitional provisions, if necessary.

52. Upon the request of the expert from OICA, GRSG agreed to defer consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/12 to its October 2015 session. The expert from OICA volunteered to prepare a detailed justification document.

53. On behalf of the IWG on Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS), the expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-108-05 proposing to insert into UN Regulation No. 121 a new symbol for the emergency call control and tell-tale. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document.

54. The expert from UK presented GRSG-108-33 raising concerns about the absence of an appropriate field of view requirement for drivers of N1 vehicles. GRSG noted support on the principles of the proposal. Some experts raised a study reservation as the proposal would imply a modification to the current scope of UN Regulation No. 125. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of a concrete proposal by the expert from UK.

55. The expert from OICA, in his capacity of GRSG Ambassador to the IWG on IWVTA, informed GRSG about the remaining open issue of the scope of UN Regulation No. 116 and recalled the discussion of GRSG under agenda item 10 (para. 48 above). GRSG noted the progress of the IWG on IWVTA in preparing draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and in developing draft Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA and the database for the exchange of type approval documentation. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session.

56. Recalling the discussion at its previous session on new definitions for agricultural and forestry vehicles, GRSG noted the adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/35 by WP.29 at its March 2015 session as an amendment to R.E.3.

57. The expert from IMMA introduced GRSG-108-18 proposing to insert into the R.E.3 a definition of “twinned wheels”. Japan raised a study reservation. GRSG noted some comments and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2015 on the basis of a new proposal by IMMA, taking into account the comments received.

58. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the IWG on AECS, reported on the work results achieved by the group and the difficulties in harmonizing telecommunication issues (e.g. communication module and antenna, data transmission and security, exchange protocol etc.). He underlined the need to go forward in several stages. He informed GRSG about the IWG’s decision to develop, as a first step, a draft UN Regulation on accident emergency call devices with a scope limited to the use or installation of such devices on vehicles but not covering the telecommunication functionalities. Nevertheless, the functionalities of such accident emergency call devices should comply with the national/regional telecommunication regulations.

59. GRSG recalled its discussion under agenda item 12 (para. 53 above) on a new symbol for the emergency call control and tell-tale and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session.

60. The expert from the Republic of Korea, chairing the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG), reported on the outcome of the first kick-off meeting held in Geneva on 4 May 2015. He mentioned that all the working papers of that PSG meeting were available. He introduced GRSG-108-36 proposing the draft terms of reference and the rules of procedure of the IWG. Referring to GRSG-107-23 presented at the previous GRSG session, the expert from CLEPA recalled the possible need to review the scope of UN GTR No. 6. He reminded GRSG experts that sunroofs were not covered by the current scope. The Chair announced his intention to seek for guidance from WP.29 and AC.3.

61. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed on the terms of reference and the rules of procedure for the IWG on PSG as reproduced in Annex V to the GRSG-108 session report.

30. Referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/14, the expert from the Netherlands proposed to also align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 with the adopted CMS provisions. The secretariat was requested to submit a proposal, as amended below, to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 4 to the 05 series of amendments and as part (see para. 7 above) of draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Paragraph 7.7.1.8.4., amend to read:
“7.7.1.8.4. When the seat …… opposite side of the vehicle or through the centre of any display used as device for indirect vision within the scope of Regulation No. 46, whatever applicable.”

31. The expert from OICA suggested clarifying the conditions for the installation of surveillance mirrors, when integrated in a housing already including one or several mirrors of classes II or III (GRSG-108-24). GRSG invited the secretariat to distribute GRSG-108-24 with an official symbol, for further consideration at the next GRSG session.

32. GRSG acknowledged the excellent work done by the IWG on CMS.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 110 | 25-29 Apr 2016

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) held its 110th session from 26 to 29 April 2016 in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy). 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, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend.2): Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV Global) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, an expert from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) participated.

2. GRSG considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the 110th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/1 and Add.1).

3. GRSG also adopted the running order for the session as proposed by the Chair in GRSG-110-01. GRSG noted the main decisions of the World Forum WP.29 taken during its sessions of November 2015 and March 2016 (reports ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1118 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120). GRSG experts expressed their concerns about the cut of a G-post in the vehicle regulations section and underlined the importance of the secretariat services to the World Forum WP.29 and its six subsidiary bodies. GRSG requested the UNECE management to find a quick solution to ensure the proper administration of the three agreements under the responsibility of WP.29.

4. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I to this report. The GRSG informal working groups are listed in Annex V of the 110th session report.

67. GRSG noted that Mr. Louis-Sylvain Ayral (CLEPA) also decided to retire and no longer attend the sessions. GRSG acknowledged his continued support during all the years of participation in the sessions. GRSG recognized their commitments with a long applause and wished both of them a long and happy retirement.

66. Learning that Dr. Klaus Preusser (Germany) was retiring, GRSG thanked him for his considerable contributions over the last decades to the activities of GRSG and especially his dedication, since 2011, as Chair of the GRSG IWG on Plastic Glazing.

64. The secretariat informed GRSG about the notice of proposed rulemaking in the United States of America on the safety of buses and coaches initiated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

65. GRSG welcomed the information and noted that more detailed information was available on the NHTSA website.

62. Referring to the decision of WP.29 at its March 2016 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120, para. 38), the Secretary of GRRF reported on a discussion that took place at GRRF in the context of IWVTA (WP.29-168-15) and on the issue of the performance of automotive systems (e.g. Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) in conditions other than those tested according to the regulated test procedures. He added that some safety systems, especially those relying on software, could be designed to only work in limited conditions corresponding to those tested rather than in all the relevant driving conditions.

63. GRSG noted the information and agreed on the need to discuss in the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum the possible risks of such systems. However, GRSG was of the opinion that type approval authorities should rely on the test provisions of the UN Regulations in force and should not perform a “fishing expedition” during the type approval procedure.

60. The expert from Israel gave a presentation (GRSG-110-19) on the need and global support to develop new technical provisions for blind spot detection and warning systems as well as the installation of such collision avoidance systems on heavy duty vehicles. Referring to GRSG-109-19 presented at the previous session, the expert from Germany introduced GRSG-110-18-Rev.1 on the current status of development on test procedures for a new draft regulation on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents through a driver information and warning system. He reported on the results of several test scenarios of a heavy goods vehicle with a proposed test dummy. He concluded that further investigations were still in progress. GRSG welcomed the presentations and noted a number of comments.

61. Following the discussion, GRSG decided to go forward in a two-step approach: (i) to develop new requirements for driver warning systems and (ii) to investigate subsequently the possibility to develop further requirements for automatic braking systems. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of first draft of the new UN Regulation on ADAS expected to be submitted by Germany.

59. The expert from Germany informed GRSG about outcome of the recent negotiations with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to obtain detailed drawings and technical specifications referred to in UN regulations. He added that he had already reported to WP.29 at the November 2015 session (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1118, para. 42). GRSG welcomed the information and agreed to remove this item from the agenda.

57. The expert from the Republic of Korea, chairing the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG), reported on the outcome of the fourth meeting held in Geneva prior to the GRSG session on 25 April 2016. He added that the IWG had decided to stop its research activities and had considered a first proposal for the limitation of ceramic printed areas. He announced the intention of the IWG to convene again in Gilching (Germany) on 28 June 2016 to finalize the proposal for amendments to the UN regulations on safety glazing.

58. GRSG welcomed the good progress of work done by the IWG and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at the next GRSG session on the basis of a concrete proposal for amendments to be submitted by the IWG.

54. Recalling the discussion on this subject at the previous GRSG session, the expert from UK reported that the IWG on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and specifically its subgroup on Automated Driving (ITS/AD) had not yet discussed in detail the need to develop a new Regulation on the optional installation on vehicles of Event Data Recorder (EDR) taking into account technical parameters to be stored as well as the access and security of the data. The expert from Germany informed GRSG that the GRRF IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) had a preliminary discussion on the need of installation on automated vehicle of the so-called Data Storage System for ACSF (DSSA). The expert from OICA added that ACSF was currently considering the type of data necessary to be recorded and/or stored. He recommended distinguishing the data collected in the existing “regular” EDR, the data collected and sent out for AECS and those to be collected in the framework of ACSF.

55. GRSG reiterated its position to seek the advice of WP.29 on how to go forward with the coordination of the activities on data recording and data protection within the Working Parties subsidiary to WP.29 and their IWGs involved in automated driving, steering functions and emergency call systems. The Chair of GRSG announced his intention to seek the advice of WP.29 on this subject at the June 2016 session.

56. The expert from UK offered his commitment to prepare for the next GRSG session a proposal on a possible way forward, taking into account the advice of WP.29. GRSG welcomed that offer and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session.

5. Recalling the discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/21 at the previous GRSG session, the expert from Romania introduced GRSG-110-03 clarifying the requirements on seat spacing and superseding the official document. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-110-09 amending the provisions on the use of the gaging devices in the case of monitor or display devices mounted at the ceiling of buses and coaches. The expert from Italy presented GRSG-110-21 to align the 05, 06 and 07 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 107 with the requirements of Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments concerning barriers in the gangway and the amount of priority seats in buses and coaches. GRSG adopted the proposals as reproduced in Annex II to the report and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft Supplements to the 04, 05, 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

6. The expert from Belgium presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/5 proposing to remove the new safety prescriptions for trolleybuses from UN Regulation No. 107 and insert them into UN Regulation No. 100 on electric power trained vehicles. The expert from UK raised concerns about the differences in the scopes of both Regulations and their application to trolleybuses. GRSG noted the comments by the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) about possible alignments of UN Regulations Nos. 107 and 116 with UN Regulation No. 10 on electromagnetic-compatibility (GRSG-110-04). The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-110-08-Rev.1 on the applicability of UN Regulation No. 100 versus Annex 12 of UN Regulation No. 107 with respect to electrical safety provisions. The expert from France explained that the origin of the current problem of trolleybuses was linked to the application of the European Union (EU) legislation on whole vehicle type approval. The expert from Japan informed GRSG about the intention of the Chair of GRE to seek the advice of WP.29 on this subject at the forthcoming session in June 2016. The GRSG Chair questioned the need to also involve the experts of the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) in charge of UN Regulation No. 100. A number of experts expressed their preference to keep the electric safety provisions within UN Regulation No. 107. Thus, GRSG agreed that the experts of the Working Parties concerned should work on a simple solution avoiding further burden for public transport operators. The expert from Belgium volunteered to conduct a more detailed analysis on the compatibility or incompatibility of the scopes and technical provisions for trolleybuses of UN Regulations Nos. 10, 100 and 107.

7. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2016 awaiting the outcome of the analysis by Belgium. GRSG requested the secretariat to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/5 on the agenda as a reference document.

8. GRSG noted no new proposal under this item and agreed to remove it from the provisional agenda of the next session.

9. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/16 presented at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from FIA reiterated his position on the need to protect odometer equipment against mileage fraud and, therefore, to place the subject in a broader context. He introduced GRSG-110-17 on the current status of the discussion on cybersecurity in the subgroup Autonomous Driving of the WP.29 informal working group on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS-AD). He proposed to further discuss with OICA experts the security and functional safety specifications of ISO standards 26262 and 15408 on cybersecurity, data protection and remote access to in-vehicle data. The expert from OICA announced his intention to coordinate, in the near future, a common position from his stakeholder and volunteered to report back to GRSG at the forthcoming session.

10. The GRSG Chair suggested resuming consideration of this subject at the next session of GRSG and invited the expert from FIA to get in contact with OICA.

11. The expert from EC recalled the discussion of GRSG at its previous session on GRSG-109-13 proposing to amend the requirements for numeric displays of speedometers. The expert from France underlined the need to also indicate on the speedometer the corresponding speed units. The expert from OICA volunteered to prepare, together with the expert from EU, a joint proposal for consideration at the next GRSG session. The expert from IMMA reminded GRSG that some vehicles of category L should be added.

12. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document to be jointly prepared by the experts from EC, IMMA and OICA taking into account the comments received.

13. The expert from CLEPA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/3.

14. The expert from Hungary introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/22 clarifying the technical requirements on the abrasion test machine. The expert from Germany informed GRSG about the status of work in ISO on abrasion test machines. He expected that the corresponding ISO standard would hopefully be published by the end of 2016. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/22 at its next session in October 2016, awaiting the publication of the ISO standard.

15. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/12 proposing to correct editorial errors in the Russian version of UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as Corrigenda to the 03 and 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46.

16. The expert from Germany proposed to also correct the provisions of paragraph 6.2.1.2. on the latency of devices for indirect vision with those of paragraph 6.2.2.3.4.3. on camera monitor systems (GRSG-110-28). GRSG endorsed the proposed text as reproduced below:

Paragraph 6.2.1.2., amend to read:
“6.2.1.2. If a device for indirect vision …… the total process of scanning, rendering and reset to its initial position together shall not take more than 200 milliseconds at room temperature of 22 °C ±5 °C.”

17. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46, subject to a final review by GRSG at its next session in October 2016.

18. On behalf of the Task Force (TF) on UN Regulation No. 46, the expert from Japan reported on the progress made by the group during the recent meeting held prior to the GRSG session. He gave a presentation on detailed results of a national study on fatal accidents of pedestrians with motor vehicles at low speed (GRSG-110-10). He invited GRSG experts to provide the results of similar studies in their country, if available. He concluded that a possible solution to avoid such accidents could be new requirements to ensure the driver’s view on the proximity area of the front and rear surroundings of the vehicle (GRSG-110-11). He referred to GRSG-110-12 proposing a first set of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG welcomed the detailed information from Japan.

19. The expert from Germany reported on some investigations in his country on such accident types and expressed his preference to address this problem through a driver warning system, such as the driver assist systems so as to avoid blind spot accidents referred to in item 22 (see paras. 60-61 below), instead of a close-proximity and rear-view device proposed in GRSG-110-12. The expert from UK informed GRSG about a study of his department on the detection of vulnerable road users by vehicle sensors. He underlined that there was still a challenge to give the driver enough time for reaction to avoid a collision. The expert from Canada reported on some investigations in his country during the last five years on accidents of heavy goods vehicles with pedestrians or cyclists and expressed his full support to the GRSG activities on this subject. The expert from France endorsed the comments received and expressed his preference for a detection and driver warning system. Taking a broader view on the discussion, the expert from OICA stated that the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gears (GRRF) had already detailed considerations of obstacle detection systems when developing provisions for UN Regulation No. 131 on Advanced Emergency Brake Systems (AEBS).

20. Following the discussion, GRSG recommended the TF to go forward stepwise and to resume discussion on this subject in a broader view for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Thus, the Chair of GRSG invited all experts to participate in the activities of the TF and to provide detailed data on accidents of such vehicles with pedestrians and cyclists in their country. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session and to keep GRSG-110-12 on the agenda as a reference document.

21. The expert from Poland informed GRSG about the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/4, proposing to insert into UN Regulation No. 55 an amendment imposing a new general constraint for granting component type-approval for mechanical coupling devices dedicated to category M1 vehicles only if they were designed to tow trailers. He announced the submission of the document to GRRF for consideration at its next session in September. GRSG endorsed that position and agreed to remove the agenda item.

22. Recalling its decision at the previous session, GRSG reviewed the proposal by IMMA on the identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators on two-wheeled motorcycles and mopeds. GRSG reconfirmed the adoption of the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 60 as reproduced in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/27 and its submission to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their forthcoming sessions in June 2016.

23. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/11 proposing to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 66 with respect to intrusion into residual space during the roll over test. The expert from UK presented GRSG-110-16 suggesting an alternative text.

24. GRSG endorsed in general the proposal but noted concerns about the wordings “no risk of contact”. GRSG invited the experts from UK and OICA to review the proposed text and agreed to resume consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/11 at its next session and to keep both documents on the agenda as reference documents.

25. The expert from AEGPL introduced GRSG-110-13, superseding his proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/35 and proposing new provisions to prevent a flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa. GRSG noted general support on the updated proposal. Following a study reservation by the expert from France, GRSG decided to have a final review of the proposal at its next session in October 2016 and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-110-13 with an official symbol.

26. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/7, the expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-110-25 amending the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 on LPG vehicles to allow Class 0/I hoses with couplings using gas tubes other than seamless material. GRSG noted a number of comments on the need for detailed testing specifications for type approval purposes and for clarification of the responsibilities. The Chair of GRSG invited all experts to send their written comments to the expert from the Netherlands. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2016 on the basis of an updated official document by the Netherlands taking into account the comments received.

27. The expert from UK reminded GRSG about the purpose of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/2 (based on GRSG-109-17) amending the scope of the Regulation to ensure that as many vehicles as possible were fitted with a lateral protection device. The expert from CLCCR supported the proposal in principle, but preferred to insert derogations for some niche products (GRSG-110-20-Rev.1). GRSG noted a number of comments.

28. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and requested the secretariat to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/2 and GRSG-110-20-Rev.1 on the agenda as reference documents. Thus, the expert from UK volunteered to prepare a revised document for a final review at the forthcoming GRSG session, taking into account the comments received.

29. GRSG noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/13 (tabled by the secretariat) to align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 105 with those of the new 2017 edition of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). The expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-110-07 proposing some further corrections to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/13.

30. GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 105, subject to a final review by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) at its May 2016 session and GRSG at its next session in October 2016. (Note by the secretariat: WP.15 endorsed the proposed amendments.)

31. The expert from OICA recalled the discussion at the previous GRSG session on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/36 proposing to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 to allow the installation of autonomous CNG heaters for the heating of the engine. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-110-27 further clarifying the text of paragraph 18.5.1.3.

32. GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

Paragraph 18.5.1.3., amend to read:
“18.5.1.3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 18.5.1.2.
(a) the automatic cylinder valve may stay in an open position during commanded stop phases, and
(b) in the case where a fire alarm system is installed in the compartment where a CNG combustion heater is located, the automatic cylinder valve(s) may be opened by an electronic control unit for the purpose of permitting its operation to warm the engine coolant.

33. Reminding GRSG experts about the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/6, the expert from ISO introduced GRSG-110-05 proposing further amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 aimed at harmonizing the requirements for CNG cylinders with those of standard ISO 11439:2013. GRSG welcomed the work done by ISO. GRSG noted a number of study reservations and the request for a detailed justification of only referencing to ISO standards instead of reproducing the testing provisions. Following the recommendation by WP.29, GRSG underlined the need to have a static referencing of the international standards referred to in the proposal. A number of experts requested to have free access to these standards. The secretariat offered the possibility to make a copy of these standards available on the GRSG website, but protected by a password which will be circulated to the GRSG experts prior to the forthcoming GRSG session.

34. Following the discussion, the expert from ISO announced his intention to provide the secretariat with a copy of the most important standards referenced to in his proposal. He volunteered to submit in due time a revised official document for amending UN Regulation No. 110, taking into account the comments received.

35. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSG-110-26 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/8) proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 110 to allow Class 0 hoses with couplings using sealing technologies other than those with a 45° cone and, thus, to avoid design restrictive requirements. The proposal received a number of comments.

36. GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as part (see para. 32 above) of draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

Annex 4B, paragraph 1.6.2.2., amend to read:

“1.6.2.2. The interface type for the hose coupling shall be:

(a) sealing cone of swivel-nut type of the type with a half vertical angle of 45°, or
(b) other couplings complying with the tests described in paragraph 1.7., as well as the tests mentioned in Annexes 5A and 5B.

In the case of an interface type using a soft seal body (e.g. O-ring), the type of material chosen shall be tested in accordance with Annexes 5D, 5F and 5G.

Couplings shall have complementary counterparts."

37. The expert from the Netherlands presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/9 aimed at correcting a typographical error and clarifying the current provisions of the Regulation. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/10 proposing to insert provisions for LNG fuel connector as specified in ISO 12617:2015. Both documents received a number of comments. The expert from France raised a study reservation on the reference to the ISO standard in paragraph 2.2. of Annex 4J. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted both proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as part (see paras. 32 and 36 above) of draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110:

Paragraph 7.1., correct “paragraphs 8.12. to 8.21.” to read “paragraphs 8.12. to 8.22.”.

Annex 4A, paragraph 4.2.4., correct “of Class 1 and Class 2” to read “of Class 2”.

Annex 4H, paragraph 2.2., correct “than 5 seconds” to read “than 2 seconds”.

Annex 4J
Paragraph 2.2.
, shall be deleted.

Paragraph 3.1.6., correct “shall be not be” to read “shall not be”.

Insert new paragraphs 4. and 4.1., to read:
4. LNG filling receptacle dimensions
4.1. Figure 1 shows the dimensions of the LNG filling receptacle.

Figure 1
Dimensions of the receptacle
[Figure provided in the session report.]
"

38. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at the next session of GRSG on the ISO reference on the basis of a revised proposal jointly prepared by the Netherlands and NGV Global, taking into account the comments received.

39. The expert from France presented GRSG-110-23 introducing new provisions for the use of natural gas refrigeration systems to vehicles propelled by natural gas (CNG or LNG). GRSG noted general support on the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2016. For that purpose, the secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-110-23 with an official symbol.

40. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/7, the expert from OICA informed GRSG that there was no new information on this subject. He suggested resuming consideration of this subject at the next session of GRSG and volunteered to prepare a revised document. GRSG endorsed that suggestion and agreed to keep document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/7 on the agenda as a reference document.

41. GRSG reconsidered GRSG-107-08 on the possible use of innovative system which enable opening of a vehicle via smartphone and on the question if a silent alarm to a security service via the internet might be subject to type approved system. The expert from OICA clarified that experts should differentiate between immobilizers and door locking systems. Following the discussion, GRSG endorsed the position of Germany that, according to the current definition of “key” in the provisions of UN Regulation No. 116, such systems could not yet be type approved. It was agreed that, in the case of evidence of the need to allow the use of such innovative systems for the purpose of activation or deactivation of immobilizers and door locking systems on vehicles, UN Regulation No. 116 would have to be amended first.

42. Recalling the discussion on this subject at the previous GRSG session, the expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/3 proposing updated test requirements for electric cables sleeves and cable conduits. The expert from Finland suggested amending also the test provisions of Annex 8 on the test apparatus and the sample dimensions (GRSG-110-02).

43. Following the discussion, GRSG could not give full consent to the proposals and agreed to have a final review of the proposals at the next session of GRSG. Thus, the secretariat was requested to keep both documents on the agenda unless a revised proposal would be submitted.

44. The expert from the Russian Federation recalled that the purpose of documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/24 and GRSG-110-14 was to insert into UN Regulation No. 121 a new symbol for the emergency call control and tell-tale. The proposal received the full support of GRSG. However, it was agreed to submit it in parallel with the new draft Regulation on AECS (para. 47 below). Thus, GRSG preferred to keep the document on the agenda and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-110-14 with an official symbol.

45. GRSG noted the outcome of the recent session of GRE (GRSG-110-04) and the request to align UN Regulation No. 121. In this respect, the expert from Italy presented GRSG-110-06 aimed at clarifying the provisions of UN Regulation No. 121 with respect to the indication of the failure of a light source.

46. GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft Supplement 9 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 121 and as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 121.

47. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the IWG on AECS, reported on the progress of work made by the group (GRSG-110-22). He drew the attention of GRSG to the controversial discussion of the experts on the performance requirements in the case of testing the resistance of accident emergency call devices to mechanical impact (pulse test). He presented the new draft UN Regulation on AECS (GRSG-110-15) and stated that this proposal was not yet the final version. He informed GRSG about the group’s decision to go forward in a two-step approach and announced the intention of the IWG to finalize the basic proposal by mid-July 2016 for submission to and adoption by GRSG at its next session in October 2016 on the basis of an official document.

48. GRSG welcomed the proposal submitted by the IWG. The expert from EC informed GRSG that the EU legislation on emergency call systems (eCall) had been based on an acceleration/deceleration of 65g. The expert from the Netherlands underlined the importance of AECS as a vehicle safety feature and the need to ensure their functionality in case of severe crashes. Thus, he expressed his preference to align the performance requirements of draft UN Regulation on AECS with those of the EU regulation. The experts from Japan and the Russian Federation raised their concern about the considerable costs of test equipment performing such acceleration/declaration of 65g. They were of the opinion that GRSG should take into account the economic burden for technical services. As a compromise solution, the expert from OICA suggested going forward in a two-step approach and adopting the new UN Regulation with the 60g value and subsequently to adopt the more stringent performance value of 65g as new series of amendments to the Regulation. The expert from CLEPA endorsed that position.

49. As GRSG could not find an agreement on this subject, the Chair of GRSG invited all experts to check on their national level the feasibility and durability of the 65g pulse test equipment and to send their comments including justifications on GRSG-110-15 at the latest by the end of June 2016 to the Secretary/Chair of the IWG. He also invited the experts from the EC, Japan and the Russian Federation to find compromise agreement on the performance value for the pulse test considering the real benefit in life savings between the two pulses. GRSG endorsed that suggestion and agreed to resume discussion at the forthcoming session of GRSG on the basis of an official document.

50. The expert from OICA, in his capacity of GRSG Ambassador to the IWG on IWVTA, informed GRSG about the progress made during the recent meetings of the IWGs (WP.29-168-12). As an outcome of the task force set up by GRSG at the previous session, he introduced GRSG-110-24 proposing several solutions to clarify the scope of UN Regulation No. 116. GRSG welcomed the document and noted a number of comments.

51. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to follow the idea of having in future three separate UN Regulations on (i) anti-theft devices, (ii) alarm systems and (iii) immobilizers. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2016 on the basis of concrete proposals and requested the secretariat to keep GRSG-110-24 on the agenda as a reference document.

52. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/30, the expert from IMMA announced his intention to submit, for consideration at the forthcoming GRSG session, a revised proposal on a definition of “twinned wheels”, taking into account the comments received by the members of his organization.

53. GRSG welcomed the information and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2016 on the basis of an updated official document by IMMA.