Session 160 | Geneva | 25-28 Jun 2013
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Agenda Item 3.5.1.
Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Sixty-ninth session, 8–11 April 2013)

31. On behalf of Mr. Gorzkowski, Chair of GRE, the representative of Canada reported on the results of the sixty-ninth session of GRE (for details see the report of the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/69). He drew attention to the on-going discussion on new concepts of direction indicators with expanding apparent surfaces and the challenge to preserve uniformity and clarity of light signals.

32. [The GRE chair’s representative] informed WP.29 about the report made by the Secretary of WP.1 to GRE on the progress made by WP.1 in reviewing GREs proposal (adopted and submitted by WP.29 to WP.1 several sessions ago) to amend the 1968 Vienna Convention. WP.1 had finished the first reading of this proposal and would proceed to its second reading at its sixty-sixth session scheduled for September 2013.

33. [The GRE chair’s representative] announced that GRE had agreed to establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) to work on simplifying UN Regulations on lighting and light-signalling. The European Commission would chair the group and GTB would provide secretarial support. WP.29 endorsed this proposal.

34. [The GRE chair’s representative] confirmed that GRE fully endorsed the establishment of the electronic Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA) as this system would be essential for simplifying the marking provisions on lighting and light-signalling.

35. [The GRE chair’s representative] reported that GRE had proposed establishing an IWG to amend UN Regulation No. 86 on the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural tractors to improve the conspicuity of such vehicles on public roads. The group would be co-chaired by Germany and the Netherlands. CEMA had volunteered for the secretariat functions. WP.29 endorsed the establishment of this IWG.

36. [The GRE chair’s representative] informed WP.29 that GRE had supported the proposals tabled by the Russian Federation amending UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2. He announced that GRE had endorsed the comments made by OICA on the guidelines for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

37. Finally, [the representative of Canada] announced that Canada would no longer support the chairmanship of GRE. Therefore, GRE would need to find a Chair for 2014. The representative of EU acknowledged Mr. Gorzkowski’s valuable contributions and his successful chairmanship during the recent years on improving and simplifying UN Regulations on lighting and light-signalling.

GRE/69 | Report of the GRE on its 69th session