This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.

GRE is invited to consider a proposal prepared by the experts from Czechia and Italy, with the support of the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TF HS), which corrects and clarifies the requirements for headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

GRE will address proposals prepared by the expert from Germany that allow the manual switch-off of all lighting devices in special cases and the use of hazard warning lights when opening a door.

GRE may expect a revised proposal from GTB and other interested parties which aims to reduce discomfort glare from rear signalling lamps when viewed at close proximity in slow moving traffic.

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

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.

GRE/2019/5 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments (Czech Republic and Italy)
GRE/2019/8 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments (Germany)