Session 176 | Geneva | 12-16 Nov 2018
Agenda Item 3.5.4. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Eightieth session, 23-26 October 2018)

78. The Chair of GRE reported on the results of the eightieth session of GRE (for details, see the report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/80).

79. The GRE Chair briefed WP.29 about corrections to the extensive package of amendment proposals in the framework of Simplification of Lighting and light-signalling Regulations (SLR) that had been submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 in August 2018. In this context, WP.29 recalled the recommendation of AC.2 to consolidate the SLR package and to postpone its adoption to the March 2019 session (see paras. 42-43 above).

80. The Chair of GRE pointed out that now the GRE Informal Working Group on “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling UN Regulations” (IWG SLR) would start the second stage which would focus on introducing technology-neutral and performance-based requirements and that, to this end, GRE had revised the Terms of Reference of IWG on SLR. He sought the consent of WP.29 to extend the mandate of IWG on SLR until the end of 2022. WP.29 agreed to this request.

81. WP.29 noted that GRE considered and adopted a set of amendment proposals on the use of LED substitute light sources for light-signalling applications and would continue considering LED substitutes for front-lighting applications. WP.29 was also informed that GRE had adopted new series of amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility) and 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles).

82. The Chair of GRE added that GRE had established a task force to evaluate the need for signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles to signal their status and communicate their next intended actions using visual or audible signals or a combination of both. He committed himself to keep the World Forum informed about this work.

83. WP.29 noted that GRE had re-elected Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium) as Chair and Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair for the year 2019.

Documentation
GRE/80 | Report of the GRE on its 80th (October 2018) session
GRE/2018/41 | Proposal for a collective amendment to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86
GRE/2018/43 | UN R10: Proposal for the 06 series of amendments
GRE/2018/48 | RE5: Proposal for amendment 3 to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (GTB)
GRE/2018/49 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement [8] (GTB)
GRE/2018/49/Corr.1 | UN R128: Correction to the proposal for Supplement [8] (GTB)
GRE/2018/50 | DRL: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)