This agenda item relates to UN R46 Indirect Vision.

29. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27 on possibility for a temporary modified view and based on GRSG-117-40 highlighted the difference between the relevant field of view and the required field of view. The expert from France, in principle, welcomed the proposal however raised questions on conditions for activation or de-activation of temporary modified view by the driver and requested a better definition of ‘temporary manoeuvre’. The expert from the United Kingdom engaged in the discussion by supporting concerns raised by his French colleague and adding that the modified view could end up with new blind spot areas.

30. Following detailed technical discussions and adjustment of language used, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27 as amended by reproduced GRSG-117-40-Rev.3. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions.

31. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/31 on identification lines identifying changes in magnification for Camera-monitor-Systems (CMS) with more than one field of vision on the same display. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/31 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft supplement to UN Regulation No. 46 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions.

32. The expert from Italy introduced GRSG-117-16 and GRSG-117-17 on free form mirrors. GRSG noted that experts needed more information on this new technology and decided to keep this item on the agenda for reconsideration at its next session. The Chair invited delegates to contact the expert from Italy for further information.

33. The expert from the Republic of Korea presented GRSG-117-32 to clarify the provisions on tests of CMS when installed on a vehicle. The expert from Germany clarified that UN Regulation No. 46 would already cover the test of installed systems on vehicles and therefore he would not see the need for additional test provisions. The Chair invited the experts to check if UN Regulation No.46 would need to be amended and invited Korea to come up with a related proposal at the next GRSG session, if necessary.

34. The expert of Germany introduced GRSG-117-41 and GRSG-117-42 proposing corrections to the text of UN Regulation No. 46. Experts from France and Netherlands engaged in discussion on different needs for corrections in the text of the regulation. GRSG agreed to resume discussions on corrections to the text of the regulation based on a proposal to be submitted by experts from France and Germany at its next session. The secretariat reminded GRSG on the strict understanding of corrigenda by the Office for Legal Affairs and invited the experts considering a supplement in case of substantive changes to the text.

Documentation
GRSG-117-16 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments (Italy)
GRSG-117-17 | Proposal to include free from mirrors in Reg. ECE 46.06 (Italy)
GRSG-117-32 | Camera monitoring system issues in Korea (KATRI)
GRSG-117-41 | UN R46: Proposal for a corrigendum (Germany)
GRSG-117-42 | UN R46: Proposal for a corrigendum (Germany)