This agenda item relates to GTR No. 9 Pedestrian Safety (GTR).

7. The expert from the United States of America reported that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had begun, but not yet completed its cost-benefit analysis . He reported that it remains unclear when the analysis will be completed, but that it is hoped that the United States of America will be able to present its results during the December 2016 session of GRSP. He also added that the Notice of Proposal of Regulation Making (NPRM) on pedestrian safety would address the process of transposition of both the UN GTR Phase 1 and Phase 2 in his country.

8. The expert from EC clarified that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2, had been prepared by the experts of the Task Force on Bumper Test Area (TF-BTA) which is a subgroup of the IWG on Phase 2 of the UN GTR that would incorporate the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI). GRSP noted that once the issue of the Injury Assessment References Values (IARVs) for the flexible lower legform (FlexPLI) to bumper test would be agreed upon by GRSP on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2 to improve bumper test, the text would be incorporated into the draft proposal of UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15).

9. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced a proposal of authorization to amend UN GTR (GRSP-59-16), to incorporate provisions for active deployable systems in the bonnet area. GRSP noted that the proposal would be preliminarily sent to AC.3 as an informal document to the June 2016 session of AC.3 aiming to its official adoption at the November 2016 session by the Committee. It was also agreed that the expert from the Republic of Korea would submit an official proposal of amendments to the December 2016 session of GRSP, amending the current text of the UN GTR (Phase 1) and the draft text of the Phase 2 of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15). GRSP noted that the proposed time schedule to finalization was tight (December 2017). The expert from the Republic of Korea proposed the establishment of a task force to develop the proposed amendments instead of an IWG. The expert from OICA recommended the participation of the experts of all the Contracting Parties to the 1958 and 1998 Agreements so that the group could develop a globally harmonized test procedure.

Documentation
GRSP-58-31 | Proposal for the amendments to Global Technical Regulation No. 9 (OICA and Korea)
GRSP-59-16 | Request for authorization to develop an amendment to global technical regulation No. 9 (Korea)
GRSP/2014/15 | Draft Amendment 2 to Global Technical Regulation No. 9
GRSP/2014/16 | Fifth progress report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 9
GRSP/2015/2 | Proposal for amendments to global technical regulation No. 9