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Working Party on General Safety
112th session | Geneva | 24-28 Apr 2017 Download Copy
Agenda Item 2. | Regulation No. 107
Document(s)
GRSG-111-09 | Proposal for amendments to the 05, 06 and 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
GRSG-111-21 | Detailed analysis on the compatibility or incompatibility of the scopes and technical provisions for trolleybuses of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 (Belgium)
GRSG-111-21 | Detailed analysis on the compatibility or incompatibility of the scopes and technical provisions for trolleybuses of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 (Belgium)
GRSG-112-02/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (Switzerland)
GRSG-112-03 | FprEN 16584-2:2015 Railway Applications – Design for PRM Use – General Requirements – Part 1: Contrast
GRSG-112-04 | FprEN 16584-2:2015 Railway Applications – Design for PRM Use – General Requirements – Part 2: Information
GRSG-112-16 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (Czech Republic)
GRSG-112-17 | Question to GRSG delegations regarding approval of Class II vehicles with 0 declared standing passengers (Spain)
GRSG-112-17 | Question to GRSG delegations regarding approval of Class II vehicles with 0 declared standing passengers (Spain)
GRSG-112-35 | Proposal for a new 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107
GRSG/2016/5 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 107 (Belgium)
GRSG/2016/5 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 107 (Belgium)
GRSG/2016/20 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Germany)
GRSG/2016/20/Corr.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Germany)

GRSG-112 Discussion

5. Recalling the discussion at the previous GRSG session on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20, the expert from Switzerland presented GRSG-112-02-Rev.1 proposing to simplify the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 by inserting references to parts 1 and 2 of the forthcoming updated European standards EN 16584:2015 on railway applications for persons with reduced mobility (GRSG-112-03 and GRSG-112-04). The expert from France preferred to leave these requirements out of the Regulation to avoid possible inconsistencies with existing national requirements. A number of experts preferred to keep some of the requirements proposed in GRSG-111-35 within the Regulation, but to improve the wording of the provisions concerned. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 as amended by GRSG-112-35 and agreed to submit it to WP.29 as a new 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107. Thus, the expert from OICA volunteered to prepare, in due time, a revised official document for consideration and final adoption at the next GRSG session, including the proposed transitional provisions (i.e. June 2020 for new types of vehicles and June 2022 for all existing types).

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6. The expert from the Czech Republic introduced GRSG-112-16 to improve the safety requirements for trolleybuses, particularly the double insulation of circuits directly connected to the overhead lines. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document.

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7. The expert from Spain sought the advice of GRSG experts on how to approve a vehicle with no standing passengers (GRSG-112-17). He was of the opinion that, according to UN Regulation No. 107, such a vehicle should be considered as a Class III vehicle only. GRSG endorsed that position.

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8. The expert from OICA recalled the purpose of GRSG-111-09 aligning the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 with those of the European Union (EU) Regulation 1230/2012 on masses and dimensions in the definition of the ‘mass in running order’. He volunteered to prepare, jointly with the expert from EC, a concrete document for consideration at the next GRSG session in October 2017.

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9. Referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/5, the expert from Belgium recalled the detailed analysis on the technical requirements for trolley buses presented at the previous session (GRSG-111-21). She confirmed that the work to fully align the provisions of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 was still in progress. She announced her intention to submit concrete proposals for consideration at the next GRSG sessions.

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Previous Discussion(s)

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 59 | 9-13 May 2016

1. The Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) held its fifty-ninth session in Geneva from 9 to 13 May 2016, chaired by Mr. Nha Nguyen (United States of America). 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, Amend.1 and Amend.2): Australia; Belgium; China; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America. An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: Consumers International (CI); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). At the invitation of the secretariat, an expert from the Association of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) also attended.

2. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the GRSP-59 session report.

3. GRSP agreed with the suggestion by the expert from United Kingdom to amend paragraph 1. of the report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/58 of the previous GRSP session as follows:

“…. Australia; Belgium; China; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America…”

4. GRSP considered and adopted the agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/1 and Add.1) proposed for the fifty-ninth session with the new agenda items 22(g), 22(h), 22(i) and 23 and the running order (GRSP-59-07). The list of GRSP informal working groups is in Annex VI of this report.

5. GRSP noted that a request for authorization to develop an amendment to UN GTR No. 1 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/72) was submitted to the June 2016 session of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3). In the meantime, the expert from EC introduced a concrete proposal of amendments to UN GTR No. 1 (GRSP-59-13). The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-59-13 with an official symbol at the December 2016 session of GRSP, pending the adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/72 by AC.3 at its June 2016 session.

6. The expert from the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on the UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 7 – Phase 2, clarified that the IWG was following a more empirical approach to determine biomechanical criteria and that alternative methodologies were under study. He reported that the IWG expected to finalize proposals for the December 2016 session of GRSP on UN GTR No. 7 and on Addendum 1 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) to incorporate Bio Rear Impact Dummy (BioRID) specifications. He concluded that an extension of the mandate of the IWG until March 2017 was needed to complete the final proposals and that AC.3 endorsed this request at its March 2016 session.

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.

10. The expert from the United States of America informed GRSP that the NPRM activity above-mentioned in para. 7 was in progress and would incorporate a discussion of the new proposed requirements for the head form tests (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/2 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/5). He recommended that interested parties comment on the proposed amendments to the head form tests in the NPRM so that a globally harmonized procedure could be developed. GRSP confirmed that the proposal of amendments would concern Phases 1 and 2 of the UN GTR.

39. The expert from Belgium introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/7 to transfer additional safety provisions for electrical safety of trolleybuses from UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles) to UN Regulation No. 100 (Electric Power Trained Vehicles). She clarified that the proposal aimed at informing GRSP about the issue of interpretation of the scope of the two Regulations to cover electrical safety of trolleybuses. The expert from EC suggested an in-depth analyse to verify if the proposal would be correctly allocated as an amendment to UN Regulation No. 100. On this issue, the expert from OICA argued for more clarity. He added that for the time being he was not in the position to provide an answer. He suggested that closer coordination on this subject with other Working Parties, such as the Working Party on General Safety and the Working Party on Light and Lighting-Signalling, should be encouraged. He finally suggested asking guidance from WP.29 at its June 2016 session on the way forward. GRSP also noted that electrical safety of trolley buses had many implications on different UN Regulations such as UN Regulations Nos. 10 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and 107 (Approval of category M2 or M3 vehicles with regard to their general construction). GRSP noted that GRSG at its April 2016 session had preferred to maintain the provisions on trolley buses into UN Regulation No. 107. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session. In the meantime, the expert from Belgium volunteered to conduct a detailed analysis and to introduce a proposal on all related issues to GRSG and GRE and to submit an informal document to the June 2016 session of WP.29 to explain the issue and in the view of receiving guidance.

38. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

36. No new information was provided under this agenda item (see paras. 24, 27 and 30).

37. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-59-09-Rev.1 to clarify requirements on the safety device to be installed on side-facing seats. GRSP adopted GRSP-59-09-Rev.1 as reproduced in Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 80.

11. GRSP noted that NHTSA was preparing a NPRM on Phase 1 of the UN GTR, expected for the end of the year. In the meantime, the Chair of GRSP informed the group that the number of former sponsors and co-sponsors countries of Phase 1 of the UN GTR would be broadened for Phase 2. He also announced that the programme of work of the GTR under the 1998 Agreement is expected to be finalized in a near future and that an informal proposal of authorization to develop the Phase 2 of the UN GTR would then be presented for approval at AC.3.

12. The expert of the United States of America informed GRSP about the work progress of the IWG. He announced that the group planned meetings in June 2016 to finalize a draft addendum to the Mutual Resolution No. 1 to incorporate specifications of the 50th percentile World Side Impact dummy (SID). He confirmed that efforts on harmonization activities on the 5th percentile World SID female dummy still needed revision and time. GRSP agreed to keep this item on the agenda for further updating at its December 2016 session.

13. The expert from the United States of America informed GRSP with a presentation (GRSP-59-11) on the progress of work of the IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS). He also introduced the progress report of the work of the IWG (GRSP-59-10). He informed GRSP that the most recent meeting of the IWG had been held, in Tokyo (March 2016). He explained that the work of the nine task forces of the IWG had progressed sufficiently to be able to conclude within the given mandate of Phase 1 of the UN GTR. Thus, he informed GRSP about the following schedule for the conclusion of the work of the IWG:

a) 13-17 June 2016: eleventh meeting of the IWG EVS will be held in Washington DC, United States of America. The Task Forces (TF) will also conduct meetings in the same week prior to the IWG meeting.
b) September 2016: twelfth IWG EVS meeting is being planned for the end of September 2016. Location will be decided at the eleventh meeting.
c) October-December 2016: possible drafting team meetings.
d) December 2016: presenting a draft UN GTR as an informal document to GRSP.
e) January-February 2017: possible EVS and/or editorial meeting.
f) June – November 2017: submission of the draft UN GTR to AC.3 and its establishment in the Global Registry.

14. The expert from France suggested a similar scope to UN Regulation No. 100 including heavy-duty vehicles. In the meantime the expert from EC requested clarification on requirements on a “barrier option” for protection against electric shock. GRSP noted that the TF No. 8 of the IWG has been working on the inclusion of heavy-duty vehicles. Moreover, it was noted that an NPRM, proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 305 (Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection) and introducing a barrier option for electric safety, had been published in March 2016. The expert from the United States of America clarified that this NPMR would establish safety provisions for both in-use and post-crash scenarios. This would lead to harmonized requirements with the current effort of this IWG. He suggested that experts examine the above-mentioned NPRM.

15. The expert from Australia recalled the purpose of GRSP-58-13 aimed at solving the incompatibility of the requirements of the UN Regulation with the existing designs of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in Australia and North America, and including UN Regulation No. 14 into Annex 4 of the future UN Regulation No. 0 on the IWVTA. He added that he received the following main comments: (i) recommending the exclusion of any provision to cover non-ISOFIX anchorages and leave to be regulated at the national level and (ii) changing the excursion limits to the test applied load. The expert from OICA reiterated his preference for splitting the UN Regulation into two Regulations: safety-belt anchorages and child restraint anchorages (the latter would be excluded by Annex 4 of UN Regulation No. 0). He explained that this solution would cope with the lack of harmonized provisions on CRS anchorages worldwide and would avoid type approval issues in countries like Australia. The expert from United Kingdom expressed his preference in a long-term solution by keeping a unique Regulation. However, he added that if this would result in design and type approval issues to vehicle manufacturers, he would eventually be in favour of the solution proposed by the expert from OICA. The expert from France supported the opinion of the expert from United Kingdom. However, he raised a study reservation to review all the consequences implied by splitting the UN Regulation.

16. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session, on the basis of a possible revised proposal and to keep GRSP-58-13 on the agenda of the next session of GRSP as an informal document.

17. The expert from CLEPA informed GRSP that due the lack of time, no new updated proposals were available to introduce provisions for fixtures that would verify the availability of space to fit universal lateral facing CRS “lie-flat”. The expert from France clarified that ISO was finalizing the discussion on this subject and that when a final standard was available, GRSP would be in the position to propose a harmonized amendment on this subject. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.

18. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/8, intended to better clarify the availability of space for CRS installation. The expert from OICA also introduced a revised proposal of amendments (GRSP-59-20 superseding GRSP-58-15-Rev.1) to simplify information for consumers in the owner’s manual. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/8, as amended by Annex II to this report and GRSP-59-20, as reproduced in Annex II to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit both proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

19. The expert from Japan showed a presentation (GRSP-59-12) to introduce GRSP-59-06-Rev.2 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/2) aimed at introducing provisions on safety-belt reminders (SBRs) in all vehicle seats. The expert from the United Kingdom recognised technological and operational constraints and supported exemptions for certain vehicle categories and seats (e.g. Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, removable seats and suspension seats). He thought that some of these need only be temporary to allow for the development of robust solutions. The expert from Italy highlighted the need for a definition of “suspension seat” missing in the current text of the UN Regulation No. 16 and in GRSP-59-06-Rev.2. Moreover, he questioned the reproducibility of the alternative use of human representing a 5th percentile adult female to test the activation of SBRs.

20. GRSP finally adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/2, as amended by Annex II to this report (GRSP-59-06-Rev.2). The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16. It was agreed that possible changes to transitional provisions (paragraphs 15.4. to 15.10.) could be proposed and submitted as an informal document seven weeks before WP.29 November 2016 to allow consideration by the European Union Council and voting the proposal by AC.1.

21. The experts from Denmark introduced GRSP-59-19-Rev.1 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/12), jointly prepared with the expert from Japan, aimed at revising the table of Annex XVI “Safety-belt installation showing the belt types and retractor types” of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal, as reproduced in Annex II to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see para. 18) draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

22. GRSP also considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/15, aimed at clarifying the provisions for dynamic testing of rear seat systems. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see paras. 18 and 21) draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

23. Finally, GRSP agreed to defer discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13 to its December 2016 session due to lack of time.

24. The expert from the Netherlands informed GRSP on the progress of work of the “Task Force on Energy Absorption of Seats” (former group of interested experts on new restraint system technology). He clarified that the group met recently in Paris and was still working to update ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/27. He added that the proposal would cover cases with more forward displacement of the restrained occupants in the fitment of new safety-belts equipped with load limiter devices. GRSP also noted that the task force would continue work as well on parallel amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 21, 25 and 80.

25. The expert from CLEPA reminded GRSP about informal document GRSP-57-23, that he had submitted during the fifty-seventh session of the group and showing different scenarios of seat strength testing as a result of lack of clarity of the current provisions. The expert from the Netherlands volunteered to prepare a proposal addressing the concerns of the expert from CLEPA for the December 2016 session of GRSP.

26. The expert from Japan also reminded GRSP about informal document GRSP-58-28-Rev.1, proposing to align UN Regulation No. 17 to those of draft UN GTR No. 7, Phase 2. GRSP agreed to keep GRSP-58-28-Rev.1 as a reference document on the agenda of its December 2016 session, awaiting the outcome of the IWG on UN GTR No. 7, Phase 2.

27. GRSP noted that no new information to updated ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/28 was yet available on this agenda item (see para. 24 above) and agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.

28. GRSP noted a study, tabled by the UNECE secretariat, on helmets aimed at improving the awareness of UN Regulation No. 22 worldwide by addressing two-wheeler user safety, including riders of bikes assisted by an electric engine (pedalex). The expert from IMMA supported these initiatives aimed at increasing worldwide protection of motorized two-wheelers.

29. The expert from France informed GRSP on current issue experienced by national police in identifying authenticity of type approval markings of helmets. The expert from Germany announced that his Government had performed an analysis on helmets sold in his country and that among, the issues identified were type approval markings. Therefore, he announced a presentation for the December 2016 session of GRSP to introduce the issue in detail.

30. No new information was provided under this agenda item (see paras. 24 and 27 regarding UN Regulation No. 17 for related information).

31. The expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/3 and GRSP-59-04 proposing to update the references to the European standard on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture Child Restraint Systems (CRS). The expert from Japan introduced GRSP-59-05 and amending this proposal. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/3, as amended by Annex III to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

32. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/9 to align the Russian and English texts of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 to UN Regulation No. 44.

33. The expert from Consumer International (CI) introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/11 to withdraw ISOFIX CRS from UN Regulation No. 44. The expert from CLEPA questioned the proposal since too many ISOFIX products were already in the market. Therefore, he suggested that the proposal would set a proper sunset clause for extension of ISOFIX CRS type approvals according to the UN Regulation and, thus, to avoid distortions in the type approval system. Thus, the expert from CI introduced GRSP-59-15-Rev.1, in cooperation with the experts from CLEPA and OICA. The expert from OICA suggesting that a supplement, rather than a new series of amendments would better fit the scope the proposal. The expert from China explained that the proposal would cause a backlash of costs in his country: national legislation GB 14166 had taken over a great part of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 44 including ISOFIX provisions. Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/11, as amended by Annex III to this report (GRSP-59-15-Rev.1). The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal (as a separate official document) for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see para. 31) draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

34. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/14, aimed at excluding different interpretations on the installations of CRS in UN Regulation No. 44. The expert from France, chairing the IWG on ECRS, reminded GRSP that IWG ECRS had dealt with this topic in working paper CRS-56-05. The Chair invited GRSP experts to further study ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/14 and working paper CRS-56-05 and agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.

35. Finally, the expert from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on Regulations Nos. 44 and 129 gave a presentation (GRSP-59-17) on the result of work of TSG to introduce GRSP-59-02-Rev.2, updating testing provisions of UN Regulation No. 44. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III to this report and requested the secretariat to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of draft Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (see paras. 31 and 33).

40. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

41. The expert from Spain introduced GRSP-59-03-Rev.1, as a parallel amendment to UN Regulation No. 44 (see para. 35 above) to improve testing methods. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex V to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1, as draft Supplement 5 to the original text of UN Regulation No. 129 and as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

42. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6, GRSP-59-04 and GRSP-59-05 as parallel amendments (already adopted for UN Regulation No. 44) to update the references to the European standard on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture CRS (see para. 31 above). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6, as amended by Annex V to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1, as part of (see para. 41) draft Supplement 5 to the original text of UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/5) and as part of (see para. 41 above) draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/6).

43. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), gave a presentation (GRSP-59-14) on the work progress of the IWG which introducing the latest changes (GRSP-59-08-Rev.1) to the official proposal of the 02 series of amendments to the UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/4). He explained that the proposed new series of amendments aimed at including: (i) ECRS from the booster seat category (booster seat with backrest) into the scope of UN Regulation No. 129 and (ii) the proposal from Spain (GRSP-59-03-Rev.1). He concluded that this latest draft series would be acknowledged as Phase 2 of the UN Regulation.

44. GRSP finally adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/4, as reproduced in Addendum 1 to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

45. Moreover, the expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/10, to align the Russian and English texts of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Corrigendum 2 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 129.

46. Referring to the discussion held under agenda item 9 (para. 17: The expert from CLEPA informed GRSP that due the lack of time, no new updated proposals were available to introduce provisions for fixtures that would verify the availability of space to fit universal lateral facing CRS “lie-flat”. The expert from France clarified that ISO was finalizing the discussion on this subject and that when a final standard was available, GRSP would be in the position to propose a harmonized amendment on this subject. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.), GRSP agreed to defer discussion on this subject to a further session on the basis of a possible update of GRSP-58-21, to be submitted by the ECRS IWG.

47. GRSP noted that the expert from EC would submit a revised proposal (superseding GRSP-58-03-Rev.1), at the December 2016 session of GRSP, aimed at promoting the use of ISOFIX and especially the ‘plug-and-play’ concept of i-Size child restraint systems (to reduce misuse of CRS).

48. The expert from Hungary informed GRSP (GRSP-59-01) about his support to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/30, to harmonize the information of the airbag warning label on the correct installation of Child Restraint Systems (CRS). GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session to allow experts to provide fully their detailed comments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/30.

49. The expert from Japan introduced a presentation (GRSP-59-21), to inform GRSP that pedestrians were the largest proportion of recent fatal traffic accidents in Japan.

50. The expert from EC informed GRSP about the forthcoming revision of the General Safety Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. He announced that the European Parliament and the Council would be informed in July 2016 of the planned actions to ensure that road casualties continue to decrease. He announced that EC would develop a cost benefit analysis in close cooperation with stakeholders to deliver an impact assessment. He finally announced his intention to propose more concrete action at the December 2016 session of GRSP.

51. GRSP noted the excel files, that are permanently appended to its website, for the abbreviations and symbols of UN Regulations and UN GTRs (www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/acronyms_definitions.html). The Chair of GRSP announced the preparation of an informal document for the December 2016 session of GRSP gathering acronyms and definitions present in UN GTR in cooperation with the Chairs of IWGs, to revise the document and provide comments to the secretariat.

52. GRSP noted the progress of work on darft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120, paras. 45-55) and that the adoption was expected at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29. The expert from Japan, ambassador of IWVTA to GRSP, introduced the status report of the IWVTA IWG (WP.29-168-12). GRSP noted the still pending issue of UN Regulation No. 14 and encouraged a solution for its inclusion in list A of UN Regulation No. 0.

53. GRSP noted: (i) decision of the Inland Transport Committee to finance DETA from the regular budget; (ii) the decision of the WP.29 representative of Germany informed to resign from chairing the IWG on DETA and (iii) to withdraw the offer to host the DETA database until the financing and hosting at the UNECE was guaranteed.

54. The Secretary reported on the highlights of the 168th session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120).

55. The expert from Germany informed GRSP of his resignation from chairing the IWG on the harmonization of specifications of the 3-D H machine. He underlined that experts had shown interest in this activity and he urged GRSP to find a solution for a new chair of the IWG. GRSP noted the decision of the expert from Germany and agreed to inform WP.29 at its June 2016 session.

56. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

57. The Secretary of GRRF reported to the follow-up to the decision of WP.29 at its March 2016 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120, para. 38): (i) discussion of GRRF in the framework of IWVTA (WP.29-168-15), (ii) the performance of automotive systems (e.g. Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) in conditions other than those tested according to the regulated test procedures. He informed GRSP that some safety systems, especially those relying on software, could possibly be designed to only work in limited conditions corresponding to those tested rather than in all the relevant driving conditions. GRSP did not provide any feedback on this subject and agreed to remove the item from the agenda of the next sessions.

58. The expert from the United States of America introduced GRSP-59-18, to provide evidence of an increasing number of Low Speed Vehicles (LSV’s) and 3-Wheeled Motorcycles (Non-Traditional Vehicles) in use on American roadways and the compliance issues observed by his Administration.

59. Mr. Richard Damm (Germany) would no longer participate in future sessions of GRSP, the group acknowledged his fruitful contribution to the work of GRSP and wished him all the best in his future activities.

60. GRSP noted that Mr. Louis-Sylvain Ayral (CLEPA) was retiring and would no longer attend the sessions. GRSP acknowledged his continued support during all the years of participation in the sessions. GRSP wished Mr. Ayral a long and happy retirement and recognized the commitments of Messrs. Damm and Ayral with a long applause.

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.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 111 | 11-14 Oct 2016

12. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/25 proposing to adapt the requirements of the Regulation to technical progress and to clarify the specifications for numeric displays of speedometers. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-111-10 aimed at correcting a reference in footnote 2 to paragraph 2.5. of the Regulation.

13. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/25 as amended below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 39.

Paragraph 2.5., footnote 2, correct the reference to paragraph 5.3. to read 5.4.

14. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/16, the Chair suggested resuming consideration of this subject at a subsequent session of GRSG on the basis of a new document, if available.

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) held its 111th session from 11 to 14 October 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, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America. An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 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 Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV Global) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, experts from the Foundation of Korea Automotive Parts Industry Promotion, International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) and Vehicle Safety Certification Centre of the Taiwan Province of China participated.

2. GRSG considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the 111th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/14 and Add.1).

3. GRSG also adopted the running order for the session as proposed by the Chair in GRSG-111-01. GRSG noted the main decisions and recommendations of the World Forum WP.29 taken during its June 2016 session, in particular, the invitation to check the suitability of UN Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG to deal with complex electronic systems, and software and to focus on the responsibilities of the approval applicant, the technical service and the Type Approval Authorities, the precision of the requirements and to identify, if needed, provisions that could provide clarification to avoid ambiguity (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123, para. 97).

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 IV.

5. The expert from Belgium recalled the discussion at the previous GRSG session on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/5 and presented a detailed analysis on the compatibility or incompatibility of the scopes and technical provisions for trolleybuses of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 (GRSG-111-21). As an outcome of this analysis, she recommended to fully align the provisions of the UN Regulations concerned. She added that the removal of the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses from UN Regulation No. 107 and their presence in UN Regulation No. 100 on electric power trained vehicles would avoid a double type approval process. She announced her intention to also submit the outcome of the analysis to the experts of the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP). GRSG welcomed the important work done by the Belgium delegation.

6. The expert from France preferred to keep the provisions for trolleybuses in UN Regulation No. 107. He added that a double type approval was only necessary for hybrid vehicles and that the provisions for trolleybuses in UN Regulation No. 107 were still necessary for trolleybuses with conventional propulsion systems. The expert from Switzerland endorsed that position. The expert from the Russian Federation raised a study reservation. The expert from OICA underlined the need to align the provisions for trolleybuses in UN Regulations (e.g. ‘isolation’ to be replaced by ‘insulation’).

7. Referring to the discussion of WP.29 at its June 2016 session (report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123, para. 30), GRSG agreed to also involve the experts from the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) and GRSP at their forthcoming sessions. GRSG agreed to take a final decision on this subject at its next session in April 2017 awaiting the outcome of the discussion in GRE and GRSP. For that purpose, the secretariat was invited to keep GRSG-111-21 on the agenda as a reference document.

8. The expert from Germany proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 to improve the accommodation and accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 and Corr.1) including new testing provisions to ensure visual contrast of some safety elements and the installation of loudspeakers. The expert from Japan introduced GRSG-111-28 on the efforts in his country to set up legal conditions for barrier-free public transport systems. He presented GRSG-111-36 which outlines the specifications for non-step buses. The expert from UITP welcomed all these efforts, but reminded GRSG of the necessity to avoid design restrictions and to limit such provisions only for certain vehicles of category M3. The expert from the United Kingdom endorsed the position. A number of experts were of the opinion that all aspects linked to the environment and health (such as hygienic conditions, colour specifications, visibility and contrast issues) should be regulated on a national/regional level. The expert from Belgium preferred to insert such provisions, if necessary, as only optional requirements.

9. GRSG noted the observations by IRU that the new amendments proposed by Germany might create an additional burden on road transport operators without increasing road safety (GRSG-111-16). The experts from CLCCR and OICA shared these concerns. The Chair invited all experts to send their written comments to the expert from Germany. GRSG agreed to resume consideration, at its next session in April 2017, of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 as reflected in GRSG-111-35 on the basis of a revised document to be submitted by Germany.

10. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-111-08 which corrects the references of some paragraphs in the Regulation. GRSG adopted the amendments as reproduced below and requested the secretariat requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Corrigenda to the 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Annex 3, paragraph 7.7.9.1., correct the reference to paragraph 7.6.11.4. to read 7.6.11.8.
Annex 8, paragraphs 3.7.3., 3.7.4. and 3.8.4.1.6., correct the references to paragraph 7.6.11.4. to read 7.6.11.8.

11. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-111-09 aligning the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 with those of the European Union Regulation 1230/2012 on masses and dimensions in the definition of the ‘mass in running order’. The expert from France suggested also amending Annex 11. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017 on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by OICA.

15. The expert from Hungary presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/22 on clarifying the technical requirements of the abrasion test machine. The expert from Poland suggested replacing figure 4 in Annex 3 with a diagram including dimensions (GRSG-111-05). The expert from Germany informed GRSG that the corresponding ISO standard would be published soon. He offered to update the document to fully align the provisions of the Regulation with those of the ISO standard. GRSG welcomed that offer and agreed to defer the adoption of the amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 to its next session in April 2017 awaiting the submission of a revised official document by Germany.

16. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/21 adapting the requirements for plastic panes, other than windscreens, to those for plastic pane windscreens including amendments to rigid plastic panes, flexible plastic panes and rigid plastic multiple-glazed units. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-111-11, improving the proposed text. GRSG supported the proposal in general, but agreed on the need to review the definition of different types of glazing, especially its classification according to principal and secondary characteristics. The expert from CLEPA proposed to amend figure 2a of Annex 18 to clarify the lateral limits of the area with any opaque obscuration. GRSG noted a number of concerns and agreed to avoid a further reduction of this area.

17. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/21 as reproduced in Annex II to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43.

18. GRSG endorsed the Chair’s proposal to set up a task force to work on a concrete proposal aligning the French and English version of the Regulation and clarifying the definition of types and the area with any opaque obscuration. Thus, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017.

19. On behalf of the Task Force on UN Regulation No. 46, the expert from Japan reported on the progress made by the group during its meeting in Paris on 26-27 September 2016 (GRSG-111-22). He introduced GRSG-111-23 (superseding GRSG-110-12) proposing amendments to UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG welcomed the important work done by the Task Force led by Japan. To broaden the participation of other Contracting Parties in the discussions on this subject, GRSG agreed to set up a new Informal Working Group (IWG) on close proximity vision and obstacle detection systems. GRSG noted a first draft of the terms of reference and rules of procedure for the IWG (GRSG-111-29) and agreed to formally adopt them at its next session.

20. The GRSG Chair announced his intention to seek the consent of WP.29 at its November 2016 session to establish the above-mentioned IWG. GRSG referred GRSG-111-23 and GRSG-111-29 to the IWG for further consideration and invited the Group to take into account all relevant studies published world-wide on this subject.

21. The expert from Germany proposed to correct the provisions of paragraph 16.1.3.1. on the magnification factor (GRSG-111-27). GRSG supported the proposal in principle and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017. For that purpose, the secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-111-27 with an official symbol.

22. The expert from OICA recalled ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/11 and GRSG-110-16 which propose to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 66 with respect to intrusion into residual space during the roll over test.

23. GRSG noted a number of comments on the draft amendments and agreed on the need to reconsider the definition of “residual space”. The GRSG Chair recommended having a final review of an updated text at the next GRSG session. He invited the experts from France, the United Kingdom and OICA to work on a joint proposal.

24. The expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-111-19 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/7 and 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. The document received a number of comments. GRSG noted study reservations by the experts from Germany and AEGPL. GRSG reviewed the proposal as reflected in GRSG-111-19-Rev.1 and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017. The secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-111-19-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

25. The expert from AEGPL introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/15 which proposes to insert new safety provisions into UN Regulation No. 67 on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems having hydraulic interconnections with the petrol or diesel fuelling system through which inter-flows of fuels might occur. The expert from Germany objected to the adoption of the proposal as safety risks (overfill of tank) still remain, particularly, since a small amount of flow of petrol into the LPG tank was still possible. The expert from the United Kingdom underlined the need to cross-check all references of paragraphs in the proposal. GRSG agreed to have a final review of the proposal at its next session in April 2017 on the basis of a revised document to be submitted by AEGPL.

26. The expert from Poland presented GRSG-111-17 clarifying the provisions for the type approval of accessories fitted to the container. The proposal received general support and a number of comments. Following a study reservation by the experts from Germany and CLEPA, GRSG decided to resume consideration of the proposal at its next session in April 2017 on the basis of a revised document by Poland. In this respect, the Chair invited all experts to send their written comments to the expert from Poland.

27. The expert from CLCCR introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/18 amending the scope of the Regulation to ensure that as many vehicles as possible were fitted with a lateral protection device and preferred to insert derogations for some niche products (GRSG-110-20-Rev.1). The expert from the United Kingdom raised concerns and preferred to keep the amendments as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/2 which allows Contracting Parties to object or accept such lateral protection devices. GRSG noted a number of comments on and general support for ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/18.

28. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/18 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 73.

29. The expert from France proposed incorporating new provisions concerning refrigeration systems for cooling the cargo compartment which are connected to the compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) system (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/16). The expert from Japan raised concerns about risks of increased filling cycles of CNG cylinders due to a higher filling frequency. He suggested supplementing the proposed provisions with additional test conditions to not exceed the maximum number of filling cycles of CNG cylinders (GRSG-111-18). A number of experts were of the opinion that the number of filling cycles of CNG cylinders specified in the test requirements of UN Regulation No. 110 would be sufficient to cover the higher filling frequencies. GRSG did not support the additional test conditions proposed by Japan.

30. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/16 as amended below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110.

Paragraph 18.1.7.1., replace “compartiment des marchandises” by “compartiment de chargement”.
Paragraph 18.5.1.3., subparagraphs (b) and (c), replace “compartiment des marchandises” by “compartiment de chargement” and “contrôle électronique” by “contrôle électronique GNC/GNL” (two times).

31. At its previous session, GRSG had discussed the need to update the reference to the ISO standard in paragraph 2.2. of Annex 4J. The expert from the Netherlands volunteered to submit a concrete proposal for amendments for consideration at the next GRSG session.

32. The expert from ISO presented an overview of the activities of his organization on specific aspects for gaseous fuels (GRSG-111-25). He introduced GRSG-111-02 with the rationale of all amendments proposed to UN Regulation No. 110 in document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/22 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/6. GRSG welcomed GRSG-111-03 listing the copies of all ISO standards referenced to in UN Regulation No. 110 on CNG/LNG vehicles. A number of experts raised a concern on the dynamic referencing of international standards and expressed their preference for a static referencing, mainly for legal purposes. GRSG reviewed the document and agreed on the need to adopt the proposal as a new 03 series of amendments and to insert transitional provisions triggered of the 1 September. The expert from France asked for more detailed information on each of the proposed amendments, especially on the level of stringency and their impact on technical services. The expert from CLEPA underlined the need to also insert transitional provisions for existing type approvals and sufficient lead time for suppliers to upgrade them.

33. Following study reservations by the experts from Germany, France and CLEPA, GRSG decided to resume consideration of the proposal at its next session in April 2017 based on a revised document to be submitted by ISO. The Chair invited all experts to send their written comments on GRSG-111-02-Rev.1 in due time to the experts from ISO or NGV Global.

34. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSG-111-20 aimed at correcting an error in the definitions related to the manual valve. GRSG noted general support and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017. The secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-111-20 with an official symbol.

35. GRSG noted GRSG-111-31, tabled by the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF), on the need to take into account during the development of UN regulations necessary interventions and actions of and risks for rescuers, especially on the identification of propulsion and energy storage systems in vehicles. The Chair invited interested experts to send their comments to the authors of the presentation (see e-mail addresses on the last page).

36. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/7.

37. Recalling its decision at the last session (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/89, para. 51), GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this item at its next session in April 2017 on the basis of concrete proposals from the Task Force on the splitting of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 116 (see para. 50 below).

38. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/23 aimed at simplifying the administrative procedures that do not benefit the level of safety. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2017 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 118.

39. The expert from Germany presented updated test requirements for electric cables sleeves and cable conduits (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/24 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/3). The expert from OICA supported the principles of the proposal, but underlined the need for transitional provisions that give sufficient lead-time for the automotive industry. GRSG reviewed the proposal as reflected in GRSG-111-30-Rev.1. GRSG noted the preference by the experts from CLCCR and OICA to add one additional year (2021 instead of 2020 for all registrations) to the date specified in paragraph 12.13.

40. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/24 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 March 2017 sessions, as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 118.

41. The expert from the Russian Federation recalled that the purpose of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/17 was to insert into UN Regulation No. 121 a new symbol for the emergency call control and tell-tale. GRSG noted an editorial correction to footnote 21 (replace ‘reoriented’ by ‘re-orientated’) and agreed to submit it to WP.29 in parallel with the new draft Regulation on AECS (paras. 44-48 below).

42. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-111-37 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/26) aimed at aligning the provisions of UN Regulation No. 121 to those of the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 on safety-belts.

43. The expert from OICA suggested aligning the text of item No. 31 with that of standard ISO 2575 (GRSG-111-14). GRSG generally supported the proposal with a study reservation on GRSG-111-37 from the expert from Germany. GRSG decided to resume consideration of the proposals at its next session in April 2017 and requested the secretariat to circulate both documents (GRSG-111-14 and GRSG-111-37) with an official symbol.

44. On behalf of the IWG on AECS, the expert from the Russian Federation presented a draft UN Regulation on AECS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/19) and GRSG-111-06 with a detailed justification for the proposal. He introduced GRSG-111-07 with some further amendments proposed by the IWG on AECS. He drew the attention of GRSG to the limited scope of the new Regulation. He added that several functionalities were not covered by the provisions of the draft UN Regulation such as

  1. the communication module functionality and communication antenna functionality unless otherwise prescribed in the Regulation,
  2. the additional data to the Minimum Set of Data (MSD) to be convened to Public Service Answering Party (PSAP),
  3. the format of the data, the mechanism and logic of data transmission, data exchange protocol, (iv) the operation modes and conditions of transitions between such modes,
  4. performance of the test call and test data transfer, the response to protocol commands received from infrastructure and network registration logic, privacy, data protection and personal data processing as well as
  5. Periodical Technical Inspection (PTI). These functionalities would have to be resolved or approved on a national/regional level.

45. GRSG welcomed the document and acknowledged the work of the IWG on AECS. GRSG noted a number of comments on the scope of the new Regulation and reviewed the proposal as reflected in GRSG-111-38. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-111-13 clarifying that the draft UN Regulation does not apply to AECD/AECS functionality assessment in case of vehicle rollover. The expert from Japan presented study results on the peak pulse in comparison with three crash test methods (GRSG-111-26). He concluded that the corridor of the sled pulse (60g) specified in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/19 was severe enough for real world crashes. The experts from the Russian Federation and Switzerland supported that position. The expert from EC explained that his organization had already issued the EU legislation with a pulse peak of 65g and, thus, he would not be in the position to support the proposal. He raised a study reservation to consider in detail the study results of GRSG-111-26. GRSG agreed to keep GRSG-111-26 on the agenda as a reference document.

46. The expert from OICA gave a presentation on the current status of regulatory developments and proposed possible steps forward (GRSG-111-39). He introduced GRSG-111-15 which proposes further amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/19 aimed at introducing type approval requirements for Automatic Emergency Call Component (AECC). The proposal received general support.

47. GRSG welcomed GRSG-111-04 which lists ITU recommendations referenced in draft UN Regulation on AECS that specify the speech communication requirements for emergency calls originating from vehicles. The expert from ITU introduced the ITU Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (GRSG-111-40).

48. Finally, GRSG agreed that an extension of the mandate of the IWG on AECS was not necessary and to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2017. GRSG endorsed the following suggestions by the Chair:

  1. Experts were invited to send their written comments on the AECC requirements (GRSG-111-15) to the expert from OICA by end of November 2016 at the latest;
  2. Experts were invited to participate in a task force meeting organized by OICA and scheduled to be held in January 2017 to discuss the remaining open issues (GRSG-111-38);
  3. Contracting Parties were invited to consider, at the highest level, possible solutions to resolve the incoherence of their positions on the pulse peak of 60g versus 65g.

49. GRSG welcomed the good news that the World Forum WP.29 had endorsed, at its June 2016 session, the text of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement as reflected in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/2 and that no objection had been raised from the represented Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement (report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123, paras. 48 and 49). GRSG noted that WP.29 had invited the representative of EU to proceed with the notification process of Revision 3 to United Nations Office for Legal Affairs (OLA). It was also noted that the corresponding EU decision as well as the text of Revision 3 had been published on 11 October 2016 in the EU official journal L274.

50. GRSG recalled the discussion during its previous session on GRSG-110-24 and its decision to split Regulation No. 116 into three UN Regulations, specifically on

  1. anti-theft devices,
  2. alarm systems and
  3. immobilizers.
GRSG noted that the Task Force was still working on concrete proposals that were expected to be submitted for consideration at the next GRSG session. GRSG also noted that UN Regulations Nos. 18 and 97 would be incorporated into the new proposals. GRSG agreed to keep UN Regulation No. 116, but to remove some provisions and to insert the latter ones into two new UN Regulations.

51. The Chair suggested deferring the discussion of this subject to the next GRSG session in April 2017 awaiting the proposals by the Task Force.

52. The expert from IMMA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/30. GRSG agreed to remove this item from the agenda of the next session.

53. GRSG recalled its recent exchange of views on the activities on data recording and data protection in the Working Parties subsidiary to WP.29 and their IWGs involved in automated driving (ITS/AD), Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF) within the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gears (GRRF) and Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS) and others (event data recorder, odometer, etc.). Thus, GRSG noted the recommendation by WP.29 that these activities be coordinated by ITS/AD. It was also noted that the World Forum WP.29 was expected to consider at its November 2016 session draft guidelines on measures for cybersecurity and data protection.

54. The expert from the United Kingdom underlined the urgent need to ensure cybersecurity and announced that his Government had considered funding trial projects. The expert from the United States of America endorsed the position and informed GRSG about the collection of useful statistical data on road vehicle accidents following the enforcement of a new regulation on event data recorder in 2012. He announced his intention to report back to WP.29 and GRSG on this subject at their forthcoming sessions. GRSG welcomed the offer.

55. The expert from the Republic of Korea, chairing the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG), reported on the outcome of the fifth and sixth meetings of the Group (GRSG-111-32). On behalf of the IWG, he presented GRSG-111-34, proposing to further clarify the scope of Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 6 on safety glazing. He added that the IWG would need more time to complete some research on ceramic printed areas and, thus, that the Group had decided to amend the Terms of Reference (GRSG-111-33). As the mandate of the IWG ended in October 2016, he underlined the need to extend the mandate of the IWG by one and a half years.

56. GRSG welcomed the work progress of the IWG and agreed to resume consideration of GRSG-111-33 at the next session. The GRSG Chair requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-111-34 with an official symbol. He announced his intention to seek the consent of WP.29 and the Executive Committee AC.3 of the 1998 Agreement to extend the mandate for the IWG until June 2018.

57. As a follow-up to his presentation of the previous GRSG session, the expert from Germany introduced GRSG-111-24 on the development of test procedures for a new draft regulation on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents by a driver information and warning system. GRSG welcomed the information and the progress made by the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany (BASt).

58. The expert from Canada informed GRSG that his country had conducted several investigations on this subject and that the corresponding reports were publicly available. He offered to provide the expert from BASt with detailed results on these investigations.

59. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of a first draft of the new UN Regulation on ADAS expected to be submitted by Germany.

60. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended by Amendments 1 and 2), GRSG called for the election of officers on Wednesday afternoon, 12 October 2016. Mr. A. Erario (Italy) was unanimously re-elected as Chair and Mr. K. Hendershot (Canada) as Vice-Chair for the GRSG sessions scheduled for 2017.

61. GRSG noted the endorsement by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods at its May 2016 session of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/90 (based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/13) 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). GRSG reconfirmed its adoption and submission to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2016 sessions, as draft 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 105.

62. Learning that Mr. Christian Pichon (France) would be retiring, GRSG thanked him for his considerable contributions over the last decades to the activities of GRSG. GRSG recognized his commitment with a long applause and wished him a long and happy retirement.

63. GRSG noted that Mr. Richard Damm (Germany) was taking over new responsibilities in his Government and that he would no longer attend the sessions. GRSG acknowledged his continued support during all the years of participation in the sessions and especially his dedication as Co-Chair of the GRSG IWGs on PSG and leader of Task Force on 3D H-point machine. GRSG recognized his commitments with a long applause and wished him a great success in his future activities.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 60 | 13-16 Dec 2016

1. The Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) held its sixtieth session in Geneva from 13 to 16 December 2016, chaired by Mr. Nha Nguyen (United States of America). 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, Amend.1 and Amend.2): Australia; Belgium; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America. An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: Consumers International (CI); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). At the invitation of the secretariat, an expert from the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) also attended.

2. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the session report.

3. GRSP considered and adopted the agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/16 and Add.1) proposed for the sixtieth session with the new agenda items 27(g), 27(h) and 28 and the running order (GRSP-60-03). The list of GRSP informal working groups are listed in Annex VI of the session report.

4. GRSP noted a proposal of amendment to GTR No. 1 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/17) submitted by the expert from EC which aligns the text of the global technical regulation (GTR) to a corresponding amendment to Regulation No. 11. The expert from EC introduced a final report on the development of the amendment (GRSP-60-23). GRSP recommended the draft amendment (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/17) not amended and the final report (GRSP-60-23 and reproduced in Annex II to the session report), for their establishment in the Global Registry. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal and its final report for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3), as draft Amendment 2 to the GTR.

5. The expert from the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on GTR No. 7 – Phase 2, clarified that the IWG was following a more empirical approach to determine pass/fail criteria for the Bio Rear Impact Dummy (BioRID). He reported that the IWG expected to resume discussion at the beginning of 2017 and to finalize proposals by the end of 2017 on GTR No. 7 and on Addendum 1 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) to incorporate Bio Rear Impact Dummy (BioRID) specifications. He concluded that an extension of the mandate of the IWG until December 2017 was needed to complete the final proposals. GRSP agreed to seek endorsement of this request at the March 2017 session of AC.3.

6. The expert from the United States of America announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had agreed to accept Injury Assessment Reference Values (IARVs) to move Phase 2 forward and to incorporate the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI). He added that IARVs could change as a result of cost benefits analysis conducted during the adoption process of the GTR when transposed into the national legislation of Contracting Parties. Accordingly, he proposed GRSP-60-17 to amend Part A of the statement of technical rationale and to justify of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15. Moreover, he reported that his administration had not yet completed its cost-benefit analysis, but the United States of America New Car Assessment Programme was already using the FlexPLI and the new improved bumper test proposed by the Task Force on Bumper Test Area (TF-BTA) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2). He concluded that for the new proposed requirements for the head form tests (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/5) some more analysis would be needed.

7. Referring to the statement of the expert from the United States of America, GRSP noted that at its May 2017 session it would likely be in the position to recommend the Phase 2 of the GTR as a full package: ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2 and GRSP-60-17. The expert from the United States of America announced that a meeting of the IWG in Washington, D.C. would be scheduled at the beginning of 2017. Thus, GRSP recommended for its May 2017 session:

  1. IWG to provide a final report of the development of Phase 2 (update of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/16, fifth status report of the IWG),
  2. IWG to finalise the analysis because the new headform test were incorporated as well (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/5) and
  3. the secretariat to distribute GRSP-60-17 with an official symbol.

8. As a follow-up of the adoption of the authorization to develop an amendment to the GTR at the November 2016 session of AC.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/45), the expert from the Republic of Korea informed GRSP (GRSP-60-16) about the progress of work of the task force to develop provisions for active deployable systems in the bonnet area. GRSP noted that: (i) the secretariat service of the task force would be ensured by OICA and (ii) the first meeting had been scheduled on 7 and 8 February 2017, in Paris (OICA premises).

9. GRSP agreed to dissolve the activities to update Phase 1 of the GTR and to focus efforts on Phase 2 and on future amendments (e.g. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/5, see para. 6). Thus, it was agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/2 from the agenda and to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/2 (progress report) which would be updated, once that the activity on the head form tests would be finalized (see agenda item 4(a), para. 6).

10. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-60-24, on behalf of the experts from Japan and the Republic of Korea which co-sponsoring the proposal for amendments to Phase 2 of the GTR. He explained that GRSP-60-24 was a draft request to develop Phase 2 and which listed the main items to complete GTR No. 13. GRSP endorsed GRSP-60-24, as reproduced in Annex III to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit it as an official request to develop Phase 2 of GTR No. 13 at the March 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/56).

11. The expert of the United States of America informed GRSP about the work progress of the IWG. He stated that the plan to finalize a draft addendum to the M.R.1 to incorporate specifications of the 50th percentile World Side Impact dummy (SID) had had delays. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 at their March 2017 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2017.

12. The expert from the United States of America informed GRSP with a presentation (GRSP-60-20) on the progress of work of the IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS) and to introduce draft GTR on electric vehicle safety. The expert from OICA in principle supported the draft GTR. However, he raised a reservation on the provisions addressing heavy-duty vehicles and announced new comments shortly. All GRSP experts were invited to send their comments on GRSP-60-13 by mid-January 2017 to the secretariat so as to have an earlier submission to ensure proper translations by the May 2017 session of GRSP. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-60-13 with an official symbol at the next session of GRSP which incorporates the comments received. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 at their March 2017 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2017.

13. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/20 on the introduction of “Booster Seat” fixtures (ISO/B2 and ISO/B3) and “Reduced-Size Rearward Facing toddler CRS” fixture (ISO/R2x) added to Regulation No. 16 which corresponds with the implementation of Phase 2 of Regulation No. 129. GRSP adopted the proposal, not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/20 for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) as draft Supplement 8 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14.

14. The expert from OICA introduced two proposals: (a) GRSP-60-04 to remove ISOFIX anchorages from the Regulation and (b) GRSP-60-05 to incorporate them into a new one dedicated to these anchorages only. He explained that, in his opinion, the two proposals constitute the most viable solution aimed at solving the incompatibility of the requirements of the Regulation with the existing designs of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in Australia and including Regulation No. 14 into Annex 4 of the future Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). The expert from Australia supported the solution proposed by the expert from OICA as well as the experts from Italy, Japan and Sweden. However, the experts from the Netherlands and EC argued that the improvement proposed by Australia and covering harmonization issues should not be disregarded. The experts from France and the United Kingdom supported the splitting of Regulation No. 14 and urged that some improvements on ISOFIX provisions were needed once that the new Regulation was established.

15. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session, on the basis of revised proposals tabled by OICA including the replacement of dynamic with static references in Regulation No. 14 and in a number of other Regulations. In the meantime, it was agreed to keep GRSP-58-13 on the next GRSP agenda for future development of ISOFIX provisions.

16. The expert from Australia introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13 aimed at introducing provisions for airbag deactivation devices (where fitted). The expert from France argued that the proposed requirements should provide the right information for airbag deactivation and avoid [erroneous] reactivation of the airbag when e.g. a rearward-facing CRS is installed on the front passenger seat. Finally, he required data rationales to justify the proposal. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session and requested experts to provide their comments on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13 to the expert from Australia.

17. The expert from France introduced GRSP-60-11-Rev.1 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/21 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/24 as amended by GRSP-60-10. He added that both proposals introduced provisions for Phase 2 of Regulation No. 129 (see para. 13 above). He also explained that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/24 also aligned the 07 series with the 06 series of amendments to the Regulation. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-60-22, improving the provisions concerning contact of the head or of the chest with any rigid part of the vehicle (para. 6.4.1.4.1.2. of the Regulation). GRSP noted that the use of transitional provisions in supplements should be limited as much as possible and only in special cases as indicated by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 (General Guidelines for UN Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations). Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/21 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/24, as amended by Annex IV to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit: (i) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/21 as draft Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments and (ii) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/24 as draft Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

18. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-60-12, proposing a re-numbering of the transitional provisions and clarifying for extensions of approvals according to the 07 series of amendments to the Regulation. GRSP adopted GRSP-60-12 as reproduced in Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit GRSP-60-12 as part of (see para. 17 above) Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

19. The expert from the Netherlands informed GRSP on the progress of work of the “Task Force (TF) on Energy absorption of seats” (former group of interested experts on new restraint system technology). He clarified that the group had decided that eventually there was no need to develop further amendments to the Regulation. He added that Supplement 8 to the 06 series amendments to Regulation No. 16 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/98), adopted by WP.29 at its November 2016 session, was sufficient to cover the energy absorption requirements of the rear part of seat backs. Accordingly, he announced that the activity of the TF was dissolved. GRSP agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/27 from its agenda.

20. GRSP resumed discussion on GRSP-57-23 showing three different seat test scenarios. The expert from CLEPA reminded GRSP that the proposal aimed at clarifying which testing scenario should be used and if more than one could be allowed. The expert from EC suggested that test method B indicated in GRSP-57-23 would be more suitable. The expert from the Netherlands agreed with the comments made by the expert from EC and he suggested the inclusion of method C as well.

21. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal prepared by the expert from CLEPA.

22. Referring to agenda item 19, the expert from the Netherlands suggested removing this subject and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/28 from the agenda of the next sessions of GRSP, because it was covered by the work mandate of the “TF on Energy absorption of seats”. GRSP endorsed that suggestion.

23. The expert from Germany announced that the presentation of an analysis on issues such as type approval markings would be deferred to the May 2017 session of GRSP.

24. GRSP resumed discussion on the issue of safety users of two-wheeler user safety, including riders of bikes assisted by an electric engine (pedalex) and the implications on drivers of the mandatory wearing by the driver of helmets that are type approved according to Regulation No. 22. The expert from France expressed concerns on viable enforcement rules if helmets with lower safety performances would be for ride two-wheelers at high speed. The expert from EC reiterated his statement that green alternatives such as electric bikes should be encouraged and not stifled by the use of bulky helmets. The expert from the Netherlands informed GRSP about a national initiative aimed at developing a standard on helmets dedicated to pedalex. He clarified that such a standard would promote helmets with higher level of safety than bike helmets and clear identification. He finally announced to provide full information would be provided at the May 2017 session of GRSP. The expert from the Russian Federation supported the comment of the experts from EC and the Netherland. The expert from Sweden suggested a more active participation from helmet manufacturers in the discussion so as to explain rationales to develop proper requirements for pedalex bike helmets. The expert from the United Kingdom clarified that motorcyclists make up 1 per cent of road traffic but 20 percent of fatalities in his country. He shared concerns on the enforceability of an alternative standard. He opposed the incorporation of alternative set of requirements in Regulation No. 22 as the existing requirements were technology neutral and already offered appropriate flexibility. The experts from Denmark, Italy and Poland argued that helmet safety should be independent of the propulsion type but rather focus on speed: the severity of injuries above 25 km/h is the same for pedalex as for motorcycles.

25. Finally, GRSP agreed to encourage the participation of helmet experts from the industry to adapt the design requirements of Regulation No. 22. At the same time, it was agreed to resume consideration of this agenda item at its May 2017 session including the harmonization of head-forms in the Regulation.

26. GRSP agreed to defer discussion on this agenda item to its May 2017 session of GRSP, awaiting new justification on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/22 provided by the expert from the Netherlands.

27. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/14 aimed at excluding dangerous interpretations on the installation of CRS and proposing an angle limit for the lap belts of minimum of 10°. The expert from Japan raised a reservation to the proposed value. The expert from the Netherlands also introduced GRSP-60-15 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/18) and gave a presentation (GRSP-60-19) to avoid diverging interpretation of the Regulation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-60-15 with an official symbol at its May 2017 session.

28. The expert from France introduced a presentation on inflatable booster showing test results that he had conducted. The expert from Canada informed GRSP about an additional testing requirement in his country that limits the importation and sale of current designs of this type of booster (GRSP-60-25). The limitation results from a Quasi-Static test that is noted in Section 408 of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 213.2 and Section 4 of Test Method 213.2.

29. The expert from the Netherlands presented GRSP-60-14 on the description of the “new-born” manikins Q0 and P0. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal tabled by the expert from the Netherlands.

30. Finally, GRSP noted GRSP-60-02, tabled by the expert from the Netherlands, to prevent the use of a Unique Identifier (UI), as allowed in future Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, since the type approval mark carries relevant information for the users. GRSP requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-60-02 with an official symbol at its May 2017 session.

31. GRSP resumed consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/23, which proposes to update cross references to Regulation No. 25. GRSP adopted the proposal, as amended below. The secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/23 as draft Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 80, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

Paragraph 5.5., amend to read:
“5.5. … Regulation No. 25, as amended by the 04 series of amendments”

32. GRSP noted the results of crash tests of L7 categories of vehicles performed by the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), as had been exhibited by four models on the grounds of the Palais of the Nations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, para. 86) during the November 2016 session of WP.29. The Chair of GRSP stressed the need to address the performances of such vehicles and encouraged GRSP experts to submit proposal for amendments to Regulations addressing collisions (e.g. Regulation No. 94) to improve their safety. The expert from the Republic of Korea informed GRSP that his country had experienced certification issues in frontal impact and pedestrian protection of L7 quadricycles. He announced that the results of a research to develop possible proposals would be provided by his country at the May 2017 session of GRSP.

33. In absence of the expert from Belgium, the expert from France informed GRSP that the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG), would consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/7 at its April 2017 session, which discusses additional safety provisions for electrical safety of trolleybuses addressed in UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles) instead. Therefore, GRSP agreed to defer discussion to its May 2017 session awaiting the outcome of GRSG at its next session and possible requests of adapting Regulation No. 100.

34. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

35. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), introduced a presentation (GRSP-60-18) on the work progress of the IWG. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/19, that aligns the provisions on toxicity and flammability of materials used to manufacture CRS and that updates the test provisions of the 02 series of amendments to the Regulation. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/19 not amended, and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

36. The expert from France also furthermore introduced two parallel amendments to the 01 and 02 series of amendments to the Regulation that provide editorial corrections to the text (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22, as amended by Annex V to this report (GRSP-60-09-Rev.2) and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23, as amended by Annex V to the report (GRSP-60-08-Rev.1). The secretariat was requested to submit: (a) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/22, as Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments and (b) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/23, as part of (see para. 35) draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129, for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. Referring to the discussion held under agenda item 14 (see para. 30 above), GRSP requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-60-02 with an official symbol at its May 2017 session, and specifically for the text dedicated to Regulation No. 129. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek the endorsement of WP.29 at its March 2017 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2017.

37. GRSP noted GRSP-60-07 tabled by the expert from Japan which proposes improvements to the test requirements. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol at its next session.

38. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

39. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

40. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

41. Referring to agenda item 9 (see para. 17 above), the expert from EC clarified that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/21 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/24 would supersede GRSP-58-03-Rev.1, solving the “plug-and-play” concept of i-Size child restraint systems (to reduce misuse of CRS). GRSP agreed to remove this item from the agenda of its May 2017 session.

42. In absence of new information, GRSP agreed to defer discussion on this subject to its May 2017 session.

43. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amendments.1 and 2), GRSP called for the election of officers. The representatives of the Contracting Parties, present and voting, unanimously re-elected Mr. N. Nguyen (United States of America) as Chair and Mr. J.W. Lee (Republic of Korea) as Vice-Chair for the sessions of GRSP scheduled in the year 2017.

44. The expert from EC gave a presentation (GRSP-60-21), to inform GRSP about the draft revision of the General Safety Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. GRSP noted that many of the items listed in the review of the General Safety Regulation coincide with those priorities of work administer by WP.29 under the Agreements it administers (including the 1998 Agreement). The expert from EC confirmed the importance to continue consultation with main stakeholders to ensure consistency with common work goals.

45. As a follow-up of a presentation given at the December 2015 session of GRSP (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/58, para. 48), the expert from Japan announced his intention to submit a proposal for a new draft Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell motorcycles.

46. GRSP Chair reminded the Group to keep updating abbreviations and symbols of UN Regulations and UN GTRs, listed in the excel files, that are permanently appended to its website. He would also announced to provide a list of those abbreviations and acronyms under the 1998 Agreement.

47. GRSP noted the progress of ratifying of the adopted Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, paras. 64 and 65) supported by the EU. It was noted that in absence of objections the date of entry into force of Revision 3 would be scheduled for August 2017. The expert from Japan, ambassador of IWVTA to GRSP, informed the group that a proposal concerning UN Regulation No. 0 would be submitted by the IWG to the June 2017 session of WP.29. It was also noted that at the March 2017 session of WP.29 would be discussed the following documents:

  1. a revised guideline for UN Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/53),
  2. an explanatory document on UN Regulation No. 0 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/54) and
  3. a questions and answers document on Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/55).

48. The Secretary reported on the highlights of the 169th and 170th sessions of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126).

49. GRSP noted that Mr. L. Martinez had been appointed Chair of the IWG on the harmonization of specifications of the 3-D H point machine (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, para.  145). Experts from GRSP were invited to contribute to the activity of the IWG to solve, as soon as possible, this relevant issue which involved a number of UN regulations under the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this matter at its May 2017 session and asked to be informed about the work progress of the IWG.

50. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

51. The secretariat presented informal document WP.29-169-13 regarding cycle beating by software based systems, with TPMS as an example. The expert from EC noted a general concern about test optimisation, not only linked to software-based systems, but instead from the utilisation of certain tolerances or corridors that were provided in testing provisions for conventional product performance checks. He added that, for instance, a type-approval test should be considered valid when a deceleration pulse trace was close to the lower boundary of a corridor, but this should not mean that a re-test would be invalid for conformity of production or for market surveillance checks when a product fails performance requirements if the deceleration pulse trace would be toward the upper boundary of the corridor. Thus, he concluded that the requirements should be met regardless of the tolerances provided (e.g. deceleration, temperature, pressure, speed).

52. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-60-06-Rev.1, to provide alternative testing for some specifications in accordance with Regulation No. 94 and also with Regulation No. 137 (Frontal impact with focus on restraint systems). The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-60-06-Rev.1 with an official symbol at the May 2017 session of GRSP.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 113 | 10-13 Oct 2017

2. GRSG considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the 113th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/13 and Add.1).

3. GRSG also adopted the running order (GRSG-113-01) for the session as proposed by the Chair. GRSG noted GRSG-113-07 on the main decisions and recommendations of the World Forum WP.29 taken during its June 2017 session (see also report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1131).

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 VI of the session report.

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) held its 113th session from 10 to 13 October 2017 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, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America. 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 Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV Global). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, experts from the International Association for Public Transport (UITP) and the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) participated.

5. The expert from Germany recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 to improve the accommodation and accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility. He added that GRSG had adopted the document in principle at its previous session as reproduced in GRSG-112-35 subject to the insertion of transitional provisions. Thus, the expert from OICA introduced GRSG-113-15-Rev.1. The expert from Sweden underlined the need to delete the amendments to Annex 8, paragraph 3.2.4. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 as reproduced in Annex V to the session report (based on GRSG-113-15-Rev.2) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

6. The expert from the Czech Republic introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/14 to improve the safety requirements for trolleybuses, particularly the double insulation of circuits directly connected to the overhead lines. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/14 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 7 to the 06 series of amendments, as draft Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments and as part (see para. 5) of draft 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

7. In the absence of a concrete proposal to align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 with those of the European Union Regulation 1230/2012 on masses and dimensions in the definition of the ‘mass in running order’, GRSG decided to remove this item from the agenda of the next session.

8. Referring to GRSG-111-21 on a detailed analysis of the technical requirements for trolley buses presented at previous sessions, the expert from Belgium informed GRSG that full alignment of the provisions of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 had not been achieved. GRSG agreed to remove this item from the agenda of the next GRSG session.

9. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/21 to correct the current text of the definition on interior compartment by replacing the word “roof” by “ceiling”. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118.

10. Referring to the final report (GRSG-113-05) and its summary (GRSG-113-04) on the severe collision between a coach and a heavy duty vehicle that occurred in Puisseguin (France) on 23 October 2015, the expert from France presented GRSG-113-23 on the research and conclusions of the final report. GRSG recognized the detailed work done by France and acknowledged the results of the technical investigation on this tragic accident. GRSG welcomed of the recommendations by the French investigation body listing a number of preventative measures to mitigate and even avoid such accidents in future. The expert from France suggested establishing an informal working group to develop concrete proposals for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 107 and 118.

11. The expert from UK expressed his concerns about the serious accident and appealed for the responsibility of GRSG to take actions to avoid such accidents in future and to further strengthen the provisions on emergency exits, flammability of materials used in vehicles. The expert from Japan gave a presentation on their national requirements for emergency exits in school buses (GRSG-113-34) i.e. the mandatory installation of an emergency exit at the opposite side of the bus-entry.

12. The expert from the United States of America informed GRSG experts about some safety research conducted by his organization that was publicly available under docket NHTSA-2007-28793. He added that two further evacuation studies and a motorcoach wheel well fire simulation were also available in docket items 0024, 0022, 0026 and 0027. Furthermore, he referred to a NHTSA report on fire suppression and fire detection research.

13. Following the discussion, the Chair invited the expert from France to organize a task force meeting with all interested experts to investigate the need to set up a new Informal Working Group (IWG) on the behavior of the general construction of M2/M3 vehicles in case of a fire and also to develop, if necessary, the draft terms of reference and rules of procedures for consideration and adoption at the forthcoming session of GRSG.

14. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/28 to clarify the provisions in UN Regulation No. 34 on the protection of the tank. GRSG noted some support and a number of comments. The expert from Germany raised a study reservation and underlined that the original text in the proposal does not reflect the current text of the Regulation.

15. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2018. Thus, the expert from France volunteered to prepare, jointly with the experts from Germany and OICA, a revised document taking into account the comments received.

16. The expert from the Republic of Korea, chairing the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG), introduced GRSG-113-33 on the work progress of the Group during its eighth meeting held on 9 October 2017. He added that the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (US-NHTSA) was expected to begin research and testing activities on ceramic printer areas of glazing material. He concluded that the IWG would resume then its consideration on a best possible adaptation of the provisions of the safety glazing regulations.

17. Learning that Mr. Damm (Germany) would no longer ensure the Co-Chairmanship of the IWG, GRSG acknowledged his considerable contributions to the activities of GRSG and especially his dedication as Co-Chair of the IWG on PSG. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at the next session and welcomed Mr. Fuhrmann (Germany) as new Co-Chair of the IWG.

18. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/15 as amended by GRSG-113-16 and GRSG-113-30 to fully align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 43 with those of UN Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 6. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/15 as reproduced in Annex II to the session report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

19. Referring to Figure 4-2 in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/111, GRSG recalled the adoption at its last session of draft Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 and reconfirmed that the values in the figure were rounded to integers.

24. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-113-17 to clarify the requirements of UN Regulation No. 46 on overlays in Camera Monitor Systems with respect of the spirit of the decisions of the IWG. The proposal received a number of comments. GRSG noted concerns of possible interpretation risks of the text in the three official languages. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed on the proposed English text as reflected in GRSG-113-17-Rev.1. The expert from OICA volunteered to submit, in due time, the proposed text in the three official languages for consideration by GRSG at its next session on the basis of an official document.

23. The Secretary of the IWG on VRU-Proxi also introduced GRSG-113-14 on the revised terms of references and rules of procedures of the IWG. GRSG welcomed the information received and adopted the terms of references and rules of procedures of the IWG as reproduced in Annex III to this report.

21. In his function as Secretary of the IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users Proximity (VRU-Proxi), the expert from OICA presented GRSG-113-35 on the work progress made by the group during its recent meetings. He introduced GRSG-113-27 on the collection of accident data, aimed to select the best road safety approach to be developed by the IWG.

22. The Chair invited all governmental experts to fill in the tables with their national accident data and to send it back to the Secretary of the IWG before 10 November 2017 to allow the IWG to have a clear vision of worldwide accidents.

23. The Secretary of the IWG on VRU-Proxi also introduced GRSG-113-14 on the revised terms of references and rules of procedures of the IWG. GRSG welcomed the information received and adopted the terms of references and rules of procedures of the IWG as reproduced in Annex III to this report.

25. The expert from the Netherlands proposed to correct in UN Regulation No. 46 the communication form in Annex 3 (GRSG-113-31-Rev.1). GRSG adopted the proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as Corrigenda to Revisions 5 and 6 of UN Regulation No. 46 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

Annex 3, item 9, amend to read (replacing the letter “S” by class “VII” and keeping the reference to footnote 2 unchanged):

"9.Brief description
Identification of the device: mirror, camera/monitor, other devices for indirect vision of Classes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII 2
Symbol as …… "

26. The expert from Spain sought the advice of GRSG on the possibility to type approve a taximeter that is integrated into the indirect vision device of Class I (taximeter visible for the passenger) and that maintains the function of an interior mirror for the driver (GRSG-113-28). A number of GRSG experts were of the opinion that a type approval according to UN Regulation No. 46 as a separate technical unit would not be sufficient. The installation of such a device for indirect vision would need to be covered, in addition, by an approval granted to the vehicle manufacturer only. The expert from Germany explained that, for the after-market in Germany, a national approval for the installation of a device for indirect vision might be granted to the manufacturer of the device for indirect vision, if its installation is in line with the respective requirements of UN Regulation No. 46. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to send their written comments to the expert from Spain and suggested further discussion of this subject at other fora, such as the European Union Type Approval Authority Meetings.

27. The expert from Germany reported that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/11 was still under consideration by the IWG on VRU-Proxi. He announced the intention of the IWG to further review the proposal at its forthcoming meetings and to submit it to GRSG for consideration at the next session in April 2018. GRSG agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/11 on the agenda as a reference document, awaiting submission by the IWG of the revised proposal.

28. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 that amends the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 to improve the specifications for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connecting the pressure relief valve with the gaseous phase for multi-valve in the vehicle tanks and those for the installation and inspection of LPG containers and their accessories. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-113-18 on modifications to the aging test requirements of some rubber materials and on further transitional provisions. The expert from AEGPL endorsed the proposal to avoid a ban of some technologies and materials. Both proposals received a number of comments.

29. GRSG agreed on the need to revise the requirements on pipes for multivalves on LPG containers and to keep, at the same time, the testing provisions technology neutral. Thus, GRSG agreed to set up a Task Force under the leadership of Germany to find a compromise and to prepare a revised proposal for consideration at the next GRSG. It was also agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/16 on the agenda as a reference document. The secretariat was requested, in the absence of a revised proposal by the task force, to circulate GRSG-113-18 with an official symbol.

30. The expert from Turkey introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/22 proposing to insert new provisions on the location on the vehicle of the filling unit and a limitation of the service life of LPG containers. The expert from OICA introduced a counter proposal for transitional provisions (GRSG-113-19). The expert from AEGPL raised concerns on the location of filling unit on the vehicle and the limitation of the service life of LPG containers. He proposed to amend the provisions on the location of the filling unit and to insert a limitation of the service life as reflected in GRSG-113-32. GRSG noted a number of comments and study reservations. Following the discussion, the expert from Turkey volunteered to prepare a revised proposal for consideration at the next GRSG session, taking into account the comments received.

31. The expert from AEGPL presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/26 proposing to insert new safety provisions into UN Regulation No. 67 on LPG systems that have hydraulic interconnections with the petrol or diesel fuelling system through which inter-flows of fuels may occur. GRSG adopted the proposal, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

New paragraph 2.22., replace “Interconnected LPG-system” by “Interconnected LPG-system (ICS)”.

32. Referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/27, the expert from AEGPL recalled the purpose of his proposal to clarify the provisions in UN Regulation No. 67 on the use of non-seamless gas tubes in LPG vehicles. GRSG adopted the document, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see para. 31 above) of draft Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

Paragraph 2.2., subparagraph (s), amend to read:

“(s) Non-seamless and seamless gas tubes and their couplings;”

New paragraph 17.7.1.2., amend to read:

“17.7.1.2.The outer diameter of Class 1 gas tubes made of copper shall not exceed 12 mm with a wall thickness of at least 0.8 mm, gas tubes of Class 1 from steel and stainless steel shall not exceed 25 mm with, for gas services, an appropriate wall thickness.”
Paragraph 17.7.4., amend to read:
“17.7.4.Gas pipes made of a non-metallic material shall comply with the requirements of this Regulation, paragraph 6.7.”

Annex 15, paragraph 5., replace “Only longitudinal welding” by “Only straight longitudinal welding”.

33. Recalling the discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/10 at the previous GRSG session, the expert from AEGPL presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/30 to further clarify the provisions for type approved accessories fitted to LPG containers and to insert an additional indication mark. The expert from Poland raised a study reservation and introduced the obligation to mark the products with the designation of the version, variant and the extension number of the type-approval certificate (GRSG-113-09). Both proposals received a number of comments.

34. Finally, GRSG considered a revised proposal (GRSG-113-36) and adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/30 as amended below.

Part I, paragraph 4.2., amend to read:

“4.2. All equipment shall have …… drawings referred to in paragraph 3.2.2. above. In the case of limited space for the approval mark(s), other means of identification that link it to the approval mark shall be provided.

35. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see paras. 31 and 32 above) of draft Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

36. The expert from Poland introduced GRSG-113-08 proposing to amend the provisions of Annex 2B on the layout of the communication form and to insert new items for information on the type, variant, version and class of the approved LPG equipment. The document received a number of comments. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2018 on the basis of a revised proposal by Poland.

37. Referring to GRSG-113-10, the expert from Poland also proposed to remove the trade name or trade mark from the definition of a type of LPG container. GRSG noted some comments and general support. The expert from Poland volunteered to review his proposal taking into account the comments received and to submit, in due time, a combined official document for consideration at the next GRSG session.

38. The expert from ISO introduced GRSG-113-02 and GRSG-113-37 justifying the alignment of the provisions in the UN Regulation with those in the latest version of ISO 11439:2013 (as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/31). The expert from OICA expressed his preference to adopt the proposal as a new series of amendments and suggested inserting transitional provisions (GRSG-113-21). GRSG agreed on the need to insert transitional provisions and to replace the dynamic references to international standards by static ones. Following the discussion, the expert from ISO presented GRSG-113-38 taking into account the comments received. GRSG considered the document in detail and adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV (based on GRSG-113-38-Rev.1). The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, as a new draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110, for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

39. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/17 to improve the specifications for the installation and inspection of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders or of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanks and their accessories. GRSG welcomed the proposal and noted that WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement were expected to consider and adopt ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/134 on a new UN Rule on Periodical Technical Inspections of motor vehicles using CNG and/or LNG in their propulsion system. The proposal from Germany received a number of comments, especially on the need to align the recommendations for the periodical technical inspections of such vehicles with the specifications for the re-qualification of the CNG cylinders or LNG tanks. GRSG noted the comments received by the experts from NGV Global (GRSG-113-03) and OICA (GRSG-113-20).

40. The expert from Italy proposed to amend in Annex 3A of the Regulation the test requirements for the periodic requalification of CNG cylinders to avoid structural failures during their service life (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/29). The expert from the Netherlands raised his concern on the access by inspection centres to detailed provisions for the inspection of such cylinders. Thus, he underlined the need that cylinder manufacturers should make available cylinder inspection manuals. GRSG welcomed the offer by Germany to take the lead of a Task Force to review ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/17 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/29. It was agreed to also involve the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA) in the discussion and to resume consideration of this subject at its next GRSG session in April 2018.

41. The expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-113-24 and GRSG-113-25 justifying the need to introduce in the Regulation new requirements for components used in LNG/CNG systems such as the “CNG accumulator” and the “CNG compressor”. GRSG noted general support on the proposals. The Chair invited all GRSG experts to send their comments, in due time, to the expert from the Netherlands. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document, prepared by the Netherlands, taking into account the comments received.

42. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSG-113-26 proposing to correct and clarify the references to Annex 5Q in UN Regulation No. 110. GRSG welcomed the proposal and invited the expert from the Netherlands to prepare an official document for consideration at the next session of GRSG in April 2018.

43. The expert from the NGV Global proposed to correct Table 6.4. on the cylinder design qualification tests (GRSG-113-06). GRSG noted general support on the proposal and agreed to take a final position on this subject at its next session. The secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-113-06 with an official symbol.

44. The expert from France presented an evolution study of UN Regulation No. 73 on lateral protection devices and proposed to review the test requirements with respect to the geometric and loading/displacement criteria (GRSG-113-11-Rev.1). Thus, he introduced GRSG-113-12 amending the geometric criteria and GRSG-113-13 amending the static force. GRSG welcomed the research study and the proposed amendments. GRSG noted general support and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2018. The secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-113-12 and GRSG-113-13 with official symbols and to keep GRSG-113-11-Rev.1 as a reference document.

45. In the absence of an expert from Transport and Environment (T&E), GRSG agreed to remove the item from the agenda of its next session.

46. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-113-22 to remove from UN Regulation No. 116 the references to the European standards on frequencies, as the specifications on radio transmission were not yet harmonized and still regulated on a national or a regional level. GRSG noted some comments and agreed on the need to clarify this fact in the scope of the Regulation. The expert from OICA volunteered to review his proposal and to submit, in due time, a revised document for consideration at the next GRSG session in April 2018.

47. As GRSG ambassador on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA), the expert from OICA presented GRSG-113-41 on the status of the splitting of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 116 into three separate Regulations. He briefly introduced

  1. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/23 containing the prescriptions for devices against unauthorized use as an amendment to UN Regulation No. 116,
  2. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/24 as a new draft UN Regulation on vehicle immobilizers and
  3. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/25 and Corr.1 as a new draft UN Regulation on vehicle alarm systems.
He added that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/23 would still need to be reviewed and should be submitted to WP.29 as a new series of amendments and, thus, supplemented with transitional provisions.

48. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in April 2018 on the basis of revised official documents to be submitted by the GRSG ambassador.

49. The expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/18 to clarify footnote 18 where tell-tales Nos. 1 and 19 were combined. Some experts were of the opinion that footnote 12 already offers that possibility. Following the discussion, the expert from OICA offered an alternative proposal GRSG-113-39 that simplifies the handling of colour changes of tell-tales and to remove footnote 18 and all references to it. The expert from France preferred to keep the existing text of footnote 18 and to only insert under symbol No. 1 a reference to footnote 18, as reflected in GRSG-113-42. GRSG agreed to go forward with a two-step approach and adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/18 as reproduced below.

No.Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemSymbol 2FunctionIlluminationColour
1.Master lighting switch


Tell-tale may not act as the tell-tale for the position (side) lamps

Master Lighting Switch Symbol1, 18ControlNo
Tell-tale 12YesGreen

50. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 10 to the original series of amendments and Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 121 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions, subject to the endorsement of the Working Party on Lighting and Light Signalling (GRE) at its October 2017 session. (Note by the secretariat: At its seventy-eighth session, GRE endorsed the principles for amending UN Regulation No. 121 as proposed by GRSG.)

51. As a second step, GRSG requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-113-39 with an official symbol, for consideration at the next GRSG session and to also circulate it all WP.29 Working Parties concerned.

52. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/19, proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 122 on the application of the annexes for heaters located outside the passenger compartment and using water as the transfer medium. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 4 to UN Regulation No. 122 for consideration at their March 2018 sessions.

53. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the IWG on AECS, recalled the detailed consideration of GRSG at its previous session of the new UN Regulation on AECS on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/12. He informed GRSG that the IWG had again reviewed the proposal to remove some editorial inconsistencies. He added that the latter ones have been taken into account in the official document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/132 which was submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2017 sessions. He concluded that further work needed to be done. As Secretary of the IWG on AECS, the expert from OICA introduced the revised justification document (GRSG-111-06-Rev.1) on draft UN Regulation on AECS. He reiterated his concern that Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement which intend to apply the Regulation should ensure the necessary infrastructure for the application of the new UN Regulation, once it enters into force.

54. GRSG reconfirmed its adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/132 and agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its forthcoming session, especially on the need for further developments to the new UN Regulation.

55. GRSG noted that Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement entered into force on 14 September 2017. GRSG welcomed the Question & Answer document on Revision 3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/131) as well as the draft UN Regulation on IWVTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/108) and the explanation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/109). GRSG noted that these documents were expected to be considered and adopted by WP.29 at its session in November 2017.

56. Upon the request of the World Forum and the IWG on IWVTA, GRSG considered the general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107, Add.1 and Corr.1). GRSG endorsed the guideline documents and recommended the IWG on IWVTA to consider further amendments as reflected in GRSG-113-40.

57. GRSG also noted that with the entry into force of Revision 3, the experts should take into account, when preparing future proposal for amendments to UN Regulations, alignments of the new provisions of the 1958 Agreement such as:

  1. the conformity of production should reference to Schedule 1,
  2. the use of the unique identifier UI should refer to Schedule 5, and
  3. the reference to “UN” Regulations.
The Chair suggested resuming the discussion of this subject at the next GRSG session in April 2018.

58. Upon the request of the Working Party on Noise (GRB), the expert from the Russian Federation proposed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/20 to change, in the current version of R.E.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/78/Rev.6), the units for vehicle masses from tonnes to kilograms.

59. The document received the full support of GRSG. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/20 to WP.29 as an amendment to R.E.3, for consideration at its March 2018 session.

60. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended by Amendments 1 and 2), GRSG called for the election of officers on Wednesday afternoon, 11 October 2017. Mr. A. Erario (Italy) was unanimously re-elected as Chair and Mr. K. Hendershot (Canada) as Vice-Chair for the GRSG sessions scheduled for 2018.

61. GRSG noted that M. Jacques Marmy had to end his activities with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) for economic reasons and, therefore, would no longer attend the sessions. GRSG acknowledged his continued support during the long period of participation in the sessions and wished him all the best for his future activities.

62. Learning that Mr. Giulio Mendoni (Italy) would be retiring, GRSG thanked him for his considerable contributions over the last decades to the activities of GRSG. GRSG recognized his commitment with a long applause and wished him a long and happy retirement.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 62 | 12-15 Dec 2017

3. GRSP considered and adopted the agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2018/1 and Add.1) proposed for the sixty-second session with the new agenda items 26 (g), 26 (h) and 27 as well as the running order (GRSP-62-03). The list of GRSP informal working groups are listed in Annex X of the session report.

1. The Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) held its sixty-second session in Geneva from 12 to 15 December 2017, chaired by Mr. J.-Wan Lee (Republic of Korea) due to absence of Mr. N. Nguyen (United States of America), in compliance with Rule 13 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amend. 1 and 2). 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): Australia; Belgium; Canada; China; Czech Republic; France; Germany; India; Islamic Republic of Iran; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom). Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: Consumers International (CI); Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA); Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). At the invitation of the secretariat, an expert from the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) also attended.

2. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the session report.

4. The expert from the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 7 – Phase 2, informed GRSP that for the time being the IWG had not yet decided when to resume its activity. He added that further information would be provided at the May 2018 session of GRSP.

5. The expert from Germany, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG, informed GRSP that the group had met on 24 November 2017. As a result of this meeting, he was able to introduce the consolidated text of draft Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 9 (GRSP-62-15-Rev.1), incorporating: (a) the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15), (b) the new bumper test area (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2) and the removal of the study reservation on the Injury Assessment Values (IARVs) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/3). He also introduced the progress report of the IWG (GRSP-62-16) superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/16. GRSP was not yet in the position to adopt the proposal and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-62-15-Rev.1 and GRSP-62-16 with official symbols for final review at its May 2018 session. Moreover, GRSP requested the IWG to draft Addendum 3 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements to provide drawings and technical specifications of the FlexPLI. GRSP also requested the IWG to liaise with the FlexPLI manufacturer to have free availability of the above-mentioned technical information. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek endorsement from WP.29 and the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) at their March 2018 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG by one year.

6. Due to the lack of information on this subject, GRSP agreed to defer discussion to its May 2018 session.

7. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced the Status Report (GRSP-62-13) of the Task Force of Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (TF-DPPS). He reiterated his previous statement that the basis of discussion within the TF was New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) test protocols. He added that the TF had agreed on the need to discuss numerical simulation and human body models for the amendment to UN GTR No. 9 and UN Regulation No. 127 to cover this subject. However, he clarified that the amendment would not be limited to simulation only but would allow other alternatives like a physical dummy testing. He finally regretted the limited participation from Contracting Parties of both the 1958 and 1998 Agreements and encouraged their attendance. GRSP noted that the Chair of the TF in his previous presentation suggested to transform the TF into an IWG also to cope this issue. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 at their March 2018 sessions to establish the IWG.

8. The expert from Japan, co-Chair of the IWG on the UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 13 – Phase 2, informed GRSP on the group’s progress. He introduced the report of the first meeting of the IWG (GRSP-62-26), held in Brussels on 17-19 October 2017. He explained that the meeting had received contributions from over fifty experts and that the group had provided updates on regulatory work, research and vehicle technologies and production. He concluded that the IWG had also drafted the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the IWG, submitted as an informal document (GRSP 62-25-Rev.1) for endorsement by GRSP and announced that the date of the next meeting of the IWG was scheduled 5-7 February, 2018. GRSP adopted GRSP 62-25-Rev.1, as reproduced in Annex II to the report and agreed to submit it to the June 2018 session of AC.3. Finally, it was agreed to resume consideration on work of the IWG at the May 2018 session of GRSP.

9. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG Mr. D. Sutula, informed GRSP that the IWG had not yet met to discuss the next steps, but would like to do so before making any decisions. To that end, he informed GRSP that the Chair of the IWG would apprise WP.29 and AC.3 during the March 2018 session of the extension of the mandate of the IWG and how the group would move forward.

10. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-09 aimed at updating the reference of the ISO standard concerning the World Side Impact Dummy (WorldSID) fiftieth percentile in Addendum 2 of Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1). He urged GRSP to adopt the amendment to prevent disruption in type approval testing. The expert from Australia supported the proposal as the only viable solution to quickly solve the issue. The expert from Germany informed GRSP about the intention of his country to inform WP.29 about the current status of the M.R.1. He solicited that the addenda of the M.R.1, such as those incorporating anthropomorphic test devices (crash test dummies) and the World Side Impact Dummy fiftieth percentile specifications, be completed as soon as possible. He therefore urged the establishment of an advisory group of experts from research institutes, test laboratories, dummy manufacturers and experts from the industry under the aegis of GRSP to regularly update M.R.1. The expert from CLEPA made a similar statement (GRSP-62-34) urging the completion of M.R.1 of specific descriptions of crash test dummies which were essential for the correct application of UN Regulations and GTRs. GRSP finally adopted GRSP-62-09, as reproduced in Annex III to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Amendment 1 to Addendum 2 to M.R.1 for consideration and vote at the March 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/36).

11. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG, informed GRSP that the representative of the United States of America was preparing for the vote on the draft UN GTR on vehicle safety scheduled for the March 2018 session of AC.3. He clarified that the IWG discussed the matter of wireless charging batteries and agreed to resume discussion on this matter at its next meeting. GRSP noted that the authorization to develop the Phase 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/143) was endorsed by AC.3 at its November 2017 session. Thus, GRSP learned that the IWG was ready to continue the work, even prior to the establishment of the UN GTR Phase 1 in the Global Registry of the 1998 Agreement.

12. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2018 on the work progress of the IWG.

13. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/23 on the minimum distance between the two effective lower belt anchorages L1 and L2, which aims to clarify that rear seat rows could only have one central seating position with a reduced minimum distance of 240 mm and 350 mm for the other rear seats. GRSP adopted the proposal, not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft 09 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 14, for consideration and vote at the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

14. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/21 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/22 to correct typo errors. The expert from Japan proposed GRSP-62-06-Rev.2 (amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/21), GRSP-62-07-Rev.1 (amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/22) and GRSP-62-08 to complete the set of corrections. Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/21 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/22 as amended by Annex IV and GRSP-62-08 as reproduced by Annex IV to the report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1: a) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/21 as Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments, b) ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/22 as Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments and c) GRSP-62-08 as Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 10 to the 06 series of amendments and Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 2 to the 07 series of amendments.

15. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/24, aimed at clarifying the second level warning application concerning occupant detection on the rear seating positions. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

16. Finally, the expert from Australia, withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13.

17. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/25 aimed at clarifying that safety-belts and components should continue to function after the load retention test. He added that according to the current text of the UN Regulation, when safety-belt retractor destruction occurred during a test, there were no means to refuse the type approval. However, the expert from OICA argued that the text proposed still shows misinterpretations. Therefore, the expert from Germany, in cooperation with the experts from CLEPA and OICA introduced GRSP-62-37. The experts from the Russian Federation and Australia remarked on the need to verify cross references to other UN Regulations. The expert from OICA suggested that the proposal should be a new series of amendments instead of a supplement. In the meantime, the expert from France argued that it should be considered as a Supplement because it introduces clarifications. He requested further a study reservation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2018 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-62-37 with an official symbol. Finally, the expert from Germany proposed to establish a Technical Service Group (TSG) to address interpretation issues, as for UN Regulation No. 44.

18. The expert from Belgium introduced (GRSP-62-04) aiming at establishing a more appropriate frequency for inspection and random sampling indicated in Annex 12 to the UN Regulation to ensure an effective control of the conformity of production. GRSP noted GRSP-62-10 on preventing the use of a Unique Identifier, since in the case of the UN Regulation No. 22 on handling protective helmets and their visors, the approval number carried particular information that were relevant for users and enforcement controls. GRSP also noted that the same provisions had already been introduced for Child Restraint Systems in UN Regulations Nos. 44 and 129. Finally, GRSP adopted GRSP-62-04 and GRSP-62-10 as reproduced in Annex V to the report. The secretariat was requested to submit both proposals for consideration and vote to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 22.

19. The expert from France introduced a presentation (GRSP-62-19), on the need to update the UN Regulation according to the new research results in biomechanics on head protection. The expert from FIA introduced a presentation1 showing the work progress of FIA in the field of safety helmets based on its experience from motor sports. He also announced the intention of his organization to handover its experience on improving motorcycle helmets. GRSP agreed, with the support of the experts from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom to seek consent of WP.29 at its March 2018 session to establish an IWG on protective helmets to deal with the most urgent technical issues. The expert from Germany clarified that, for the time being, the topic of protective helmets designed for riders of bikes assisted by an electric engine (pedelec) should be excluded from the ToR of the IWG. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject on the basis of a draft ToR submitted by the IWG to the May 2018 session of GRSP, pending consent of WP.29.

20. GRSP agreed (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/26) on how to secure a cab mounted on a vehicle on the test rig allowing the use of rigid composite blocks and/or metal brackets instead of the wooden blocks (Annex 3, Appendix 1, para. 1), and on the necessity to secure the vehicle with ropes or chains for test C. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-62-11 on tolerance for the position of the loading device during the test. GRSP agreed in principle with GRSP-62-11, to combine both documents and to resume discussion at the May 2018 session of GRSP to allow for any further provisions. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-62-11 with an official symbol at the next session of GRSP.

21. The expert from CI introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/20 to definitively phase out approvals granted to non-integral group 2 or group 2/3 of child restraint systems (CRS). The expert from CLEPA supported a unique set of provisions in the future (UN Regulation No. 129) to which the CRS manufacturers could refer. However, he introduced the rationales in GRSP-62-18 for an adequate time period to implement this transition sensibly. In response to the presentation of CLEPA the expert from CI stated that the timeline of the withdrawal of group 0, 0+ and 1 integral harness from UN Regulation No. 44 should not precedent the withdrawal of group 2/3 CRS. He explained that a short lead time could apply, as demonstrated by CRS manufacturers in the past and could allow consumers to benefit from a higher standard as soon as possible. However, the expert from France noted that the transitional provisions proposed by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/20 cannot be applied from the administrative point of view and proposed a one year delay to cease new type approvals. The expert from the United Kingdom encouraged a compromise to allow the industry to phase out any such provisions from UN Regulation No. 44. Finally, GRSP agreed on the transitional provisions set out GRSP-62-29 and adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/20 as amended by Annex VI to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit it to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 14 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

22. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/28, concerning the correct use of the symbol Y for the use of a crotch strap and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/33 to allow the use of digital information for customers. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/28 not amended and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/33 as amended below. The secretariat was requested to submit both proposals as part of (see para. 21) draft Supplement 14 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44, for consideration and vote at the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

Paragraph 15.2.2., amend to read:
“15.2.2. For “restricted” and “semi-universal” category child restraints the following information, in at least a physical version, shall be clearly visible at the point of sale without removing the packing: …"

23. The expert from France, on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG), introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/37 to clarify the test protocol for the opening force of the ISOFIX attachments and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/38 to clarify the positioning and securing of child restraint systems in the vehicle. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRSP-62-27, amending the figures for the explanation of the measurement procedure of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/38. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/37 not amended and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/38 as amended by Annex VI to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit both proposals as part of (see paras. 21 and 22) draft Supplement 14 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44, for consideration and vote at the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

24. The expert from the Netherlands gave a presentation (GRSP-62-39) to introduce ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/39 on preventing a lie of belt that could lead to injuries to children using non-integral CRS. The expert from CLEPA agreed in principle with the proposal but requested further clarification. Therefore, the expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSP-62-33-Rev.1. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2018 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-62-33-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

25. The expert from Global NCAP, stated that L7 category of vehicles were becoming more popular and frequent on roads, and that, it was probable that they become popular in emerging markets as well. He urged that these vehicles be designed to perform adequately in frontal and side impacts tests, as well as pedestrian protection tests. He reminded GRSP of the low-rate crash test results of four L7 vehicles that had been displayed on the grounds of the Palais de Nations (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, para. 86). The expert from France stated that the actual number of these kinds of vehicles in his country was still low (0.5 per cent). He suggested fixing priorities and identifying the main areas to be addressed in parallel with other types of vehicles. The expert from Australia informed GRSP that his country had decided that there should be minimum crashworthiness requirements for L6 and L7 vehicles. He added that his country did not adopted the L6 and L7 vehicle categories into its national law, which means these vehicles were classified as M1 category of vehicles and were required to meet the national standards applied to passenger cars, including crashworthiness standards. He concluded that as a result, there were very few L6 and L7 vehicles in Australia. The expert from the Republic of Korea reminded GRSP of the presentation he had given during the May 2017 session of GRSP (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/61, para. 31), on a plan for implementing safety requirements of micromobility. However, he clarified that, according to the plan, crashworthiness requirements would be covered by the Korean NCAP. The expert from CI supported the statement from Global NCAP and reminded GRSP about the recommendation made by the World Forum at its June 2017 session (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1141, para. 41) on the need to address roadworthiness issue related to this category of vehicles, especially frontal collision. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2018 session.

26. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/40 aimed at defining the conditions of door opening after test collision. The expert from OICA expressed concerns on the interpretation of results and underlined the need of a reasonable and repeatable test procedure. The expert from Italy endorsed in principle the proposal. However, he requested more depth to avoid misinterpretations. The expert from Germany clarified that the test procedure was already described in the test protocol of Euro NCAP. However, he suggested that the matter be dealt with in cooperation with the expert from OICA to devise a repeatable test. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2018 session on the basis of a revised proposal.

27. The expert from Belgium withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/7. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-31, aiming at correcting the transitional provisions in accordance with the General Guidelines for United Nations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107) regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (see para. 47 below). He explained the need to confirm that existing type approvals should remain valid as they were established at the time of the adoption of the 01 and 02 series of amendments. GRSP acknowledged the relevance of this issue and agreed in principle with the proposal, pending its official adoption at its May 2018 session. Therefore, the secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-62-31 with an official symbol at its next session.

28. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

29. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/29, aligning the requirements of UN Regulation No. 129 with those of UN Regulation No. 44 on the belt behaviour of the adult safety-belt. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote as draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

30. The expert from France withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/30, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/31 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/32 for further revision. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/34, proposing the deletion of the reference to the “Chest deflection Abdominal Pressure (in frontal impact)”. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote as draft Supplement 7 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 129 at the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

31. Referring to the same amendments introduced to UN Regulation No. 44 (see para. 23 above), the expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/35 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/36 to clarify the test protocols for the opening force of the ISOFIX attachments. GRSP adopted both proposals not amended and requested the secretariat to submit them to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote as draft Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/35) and as part of (see para. 29 above) draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/36) to UN Regulation No. 129.

32. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRSP-62-23, clarifying the test provisions of the toxicity of materials in the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VII to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit it for consideration and vote to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see paras. 29 and 31) draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129.

33. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), gave a presentation (GRSP-62-28) on the work progress of the draft 03 series of amendments to the UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/41). He also introduced GRSP-62-20, covering definition and provisions for lower tether strap and lower tether anchorages. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/41 received several comments and amendments including transitional provisions that were adapted according to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/41 as amended by Annex VII to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 for consideration and vote at the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. GRSP requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-62-20 with an official symbol at the May 2018 session of GRSP.

34. Finally, the expert from France withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/42, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/43 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/44. Moreover, he explained that the IWG on ECRS could be dissolved, since the main objectives of the IWG have been achieved.

35. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

36. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

37. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

38. The expert from Japan introduced GRSP-62-05, removing the reference to the bending moment of the axial compressive force. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VIII to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 1 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 137 and as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 137.

39. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-14, as an alternative proposal to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/27 tabled by the expert from EC, concerning the information in the airbag warning label on the correct installation of CRS on a passenger seat with an activated frontal airbag. He suggested that the proposal should be adopted as a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts) instead of a Supplement and to regroup these kind of requirements in UN Regulation No. 16 only. He also underlined the problem of translation in all languages of the detailed information, which makes reference to the warning, that should be contained in the owner’s manual.

40. The expert from Australia explained that his country requires vehicles to be fitted with an airbag warning label through a national rule that requires vehicles to meet UN Regulation No. 94. He added that although his country also had a national rule that incorporates UN Regulation No. 16, this rule does not require vehicles to meet the airbag warning label requirements of UN Regulation No. 16. Therefore, he stated that removing the requirement for an airbag warning label from UN Regulation No. 94 would create a loophole, which would allow vehicles to be supplied to the Australian market without any airbag warning label.

41. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2018 session. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-62-14 with an official symbol at the next session awaiting a possible revised proposal submitted by the expert from OICA.

42. The expert from Australia withdrew GRSP-58-13 and GRSP agreed to delete this item from the agenda of its May 2018 session.

43. The expert from Japan introduced the draft UN Regulation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles of category L (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/19) with a presentation (GRSP-62-01). GRSP noted that GRSP-62-02 showed the changes introduced in the official proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/19) with reference to the original ones introduced during the May 2017 session of GRSP (GRSP-61-03). The expert from the United Kingdom suggested incorporating these provisions into UN Regulation No. 134 instead to creating a new UN Regulation. However, the expert from Japan confirmed his intention of have a separate UN Regulation addressing specific conditions related to L category of vehicles, such as: (a) frontal and lateral shocks, (b) fuel system leakage and © parking conditions. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/19, as amended by Annex IX to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft new UN Regulation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles of category L to the June 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote.

44. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amendments.1 and 2), GRSP called for the election of officers. The representatives of the Contracting Parties, present and voting, unanimously re-elected Mr. N. Nguyen (United States of America) as Chair and Mr. J.W. Lee (Republic of Korea) as Vice-Chair for the sessions of GRSP scheduled in the year 2018.

45. The expert from the Republic of Korea informed GRSP about the recent rule-making result for the implementation (GRSP-62-38) of safety-belt reminders and FlexPLI provisions in the legislation of the Republic of Korea.

46. As a follow-up of the adoption of the UN Regulation on HFCV of category L, the expert from Japan stated that an updated list of definitions and acronyms should be added.

47. GRSP noted that Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement entered into force on 14 September 2017. It was also noted that the General Guidelines for United Nations regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107, Corr.1 and Add.1) had been adopted at the November 2017 session of WP.29 (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1135, para. 53). It was also noted that UN Regulation No. 0 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/8), its explanatory, and questions and answers documents (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/9 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/31) had been adopted by WP.29 at that session and that UN Regulation No. 0 was expected to enter into force in June 2018. However, due to the administrative notification process, it was noted that UN Regulation No. 0 would be fully applicable from spring 2019.

48. The Secretary reported on the highlights of the 172nd and 173rd sessions of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1131 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1135).

49. The expert from Spain, Chair of the IWG on the harmonization of specifications of the 3-D H-point machine, informed GRSP on the progress of work of the IWG through a presentation (GRSP-62-24). The expert from OICA informed GRSP that the 3-D H-point machine was used for both vehicle safety development and comfort. He added that the latest standards of the machine did not correspond to those mentioned in the UN Regulations and there were different versions of the machine on the market.

50. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

51. The expert from Germany gave two presentations (GRSP-62-35 and GRSP-62-36) to introduce a proposal of amendment (GRSP-62-12) to the UN Regulation aimed at removing the static tests and improving the dynamic test on seat anchorages. Referring also to the video presentations Nos. 1 and 2, he provided evidence that seat anchorages tested statically do not reach the same level of safety as that tested dynamically and, therefore, they cannot be considered as equivalent. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its May 2018 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-62-12 with an official symbol.

52. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-32, addressing a similar issue (see para. 27) on transitional provisions as discussed for UN Regulation No. 100. GRSP agreed in principle with the proposal and requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol at its May 2018 session of GRSP.