This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 76 | 25-28 Oct 2016

18. The experts from Germany and OICA proposed to define and describe the operation of the external status indicator for vehicle alarm systems, alarm systems and immobilizers, as contained in Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/33 and GRE-76-17). Some experts raised technical concerns about the size and colour of the external indicator as well as legal doubts on whether Regulation No. 48 could include provisions on devices which do not fall into its scope. GRE agreed to revert to this issue at the next session and invited the authors to prepare a revised proposal.

20. Due to lack of time, GRE agreed to postpone consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/24 to the next session.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 77 | 4-7 Apr 2017

17. The expert from GTB proposed to clarify inconsistencies and to correct the terminology in the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/24). GRE generally supported the proposals, but requested GTB, in cooperation with OICA, to extend them also to the 03 and 04 series of amendments and to submit a revised document for consideration at the next session.

18. The expert from OICA introduced a revised proposal with a view to defining and describing the operation of the external status indicators for vehicle alarm systems, alarm systems and immobilizers, as contained in Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 (GRE-77-25). Several experts reiterated their concerns that the proposed text, on the one hand, stated that such indicators were not considered lamps within the scope of Regulation No. 48, but, on the other hand, introduced requirements for the indicators. In the absence of a consensus on the issue, the Chair decided to postpone its consideration to the next session.

19. The experts from the Czech Republic, Italy and Japan proposed amendments to the provisions on automatic switching between daytime running lamps (DRL) and headlamps in the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GRE-77-06-Rev.1 and GRE-77-10-Rev.1). The proposals received comments from the expert of the Russian Federation (GRE-77-23 and GRE-77-24). GRE realized that the proposed amendments addressed two different issues: (i) deletion of several subparagraphs that were transitional provisions only for the 05 series of amendments, but were kept by mistake in the 06 series of amendments as well, and (ii) clarification of the requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamps. With regard to (i), GRE adopted the proposals for amendments, as contained in Annex II, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions. Concerning (ii), GRE agreed to establish a task force to consider this issue in detail. The experts from the Netherlands and OICA volunteered to act as, respectively, Chair and Secretary of the task force.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 78 | 24-27 Oct 2017

22. The expert from the Netherlands reported on the activities of the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TF HS). He presented a first draft of amendment proposals to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GRE-78-21-Rev.1) and a perspective on further editorial corrections (GRE-78-30). GRE agreed that these documents should be officially issued for the next session.

Documentation
GRE-77-25 | Proposal for a consolidated version of GRE/2016/33 and GRE-76-17 on Regulation No. 48 (OICA)
GRE-78-05 | Correction of errors and discrepancies in the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GTB)
GRE-78-21/Rev.1 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 48
GRE-78-29 | Interpretation of the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (MLIT)
GRE-78-30 | Outlook on possible results of the editorial work on Regulation No. 48 following the proposed introduction of new definitions
GRE/2017/23 | Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Czech Republic and Italy)
GRE/2017/24 | Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GTB)