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Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019
Agenda Item 7. | Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity (VRU-Proxi) about the group’s outcome on the multimodal approach on the basis of direct or indirect vision devices (or a combination of both), camera monitor systems or obstacle detection systems as contained in the draft for a new UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/16).

GRSG/2019/16 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles


(a) UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
(b) New UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems


GRSG-117-34 | VRU-Proxi informal group status report on "Reversing Motion"

GRSG-117 Discussion

26. The expert from Switzerland, in his role as GRBP ambassador, introduced GRSG-117-04 highlighting discussion on the scope and on the installation of a pause switch which was considered feasible in cases where a Camera-Monitor-System (CMS) would be active. GRSG noted that the use of CMS could be hampered in cases where vehicles were used in combination with trailers and therefore recommended that, in such cases, the pause switch shall be inactive.

27. GRSG noted GRSG-117-34 tabled by IWG on awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity in low speed manoeuvres (VRU-Proxi) which provided the status of IWG and a summary of proposed regulation on the approval of devices for reversing motion and motor vehicles with regard to the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles. The regulation would follow a multi modal approach consisting of indirect vision, detection systems, direct vision or combinations of methods or devices. It would cover both the approval of components and also their installation.

28. GRSG agreed to resume discussions on the new UN Regulation based on a proposal to be submitted by VRU-Proxi at its next session and noted the next meeting of IWG that would be held in Brussels from 26 to 28 November 2019.