Working Party
Working Party on General Safety
115th session | Geneva | 9-12 Oct 2018 Download Copy
Agenda Item 3. | UN Regulation No. 26 (External projections of passenger cars)

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by France to clarify the provisions for windscreen wipers.

Documentation
GRSG-115-08 | UN R26: Suggestion for changes to document GRSG/2018/17 (France)
GRSG-115-16 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments (OICA)
GRSG-115-32 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments (CLEPA)
GRSG/2018/17 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments (France)

12. Referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/17, the expert from France introduced GRSG-115-08 that clarifies the requirements on windscreen wipers with a simple generic drawing of the areas concerned. The expert from EC supported the proposal. The expert from CLEPA was of the opinion that the clarification by France imposed more stringent requirements particularly for the wiper holder and would require a justification for evolving costs (GRSG-115-32). The expert from OICA endorsed the position of CLEPA. He suggested inserting transitional provisions and adopting the proposal as a new series amendments to UN Regulation No. 26. The Chair invited the experts from France and OICA to submit, in due time, a revised proposal including transitional provisions, for consideration at the next GRSG session on the basis of an official document.

13. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-115-16 amending the provisions for rear edges of the bonnet as they can be considered as not dangerous due to their location on the vehicle. The expert from EC raised a study reservation. GRSG requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-115-16 with an official symbol for consideration at its next session.