This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.

GRE will consider a proposal which was prepared by the expert from Poland with the aim to add a reference to the installation parameters of the licence plate illumination lamps.

GRE will review a proposal tabled by the expert from the Russian Federation that clarifies the height requirements for the installation of the dipped-beam headlamp, reversing lamp and rear fog lamp for vehicles of category G (designed for off-road use).

GRE will address a proposal submitted by the expert of GTB with the aim to allow for projection of driver assistance symbols, on the road ahead of the vehicle, as part of the adaptive driving beam. This proposal is submitted in a package with an amendment to UN Regulation No. 149.

GRE will review a revised proposal submitted by the experts from France and Germany that allows the use of manufacturer logos inside the illuminant surface of a signalling lamps. This proposal is submitted together with an amendment to UN Regulation No. 148.

GRE may wish to revert to the proposal by the expert from Germany that allows the manual switch-off of all lighting devices in vehicles used by authorities responsible for maintaining public order.

GRE may wish to receive a report on requirements on dynamic headlamp levelling devices.

GRE may wish to consider additional proposals for UN R48.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 78 | 24-27 Oct 2017

39. Due to a lack of time, GRE was not in a position to consider GRE-78-03.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 80 | 23-26 Oct 2018

37. The experts of France and Germany presented the preliminary results of their questionnaire on national treatment of evocative, suggestive or figurative apparent surfaces (GRE-80-28). GRE noted that the reported results seemed to indicate the need to harmonize national regulations on the issue. GRE decided to continue this discussion at the next session, based on a more detailed document to be prepared by the experts from France and Germany.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 81 | 15-18 Apr 2019

11. The experts from France and Germany proposed introducing conditions for the use of logos inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp in the UN LSD Regulation and UN Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/6). Various experts commented and posed questions on the proposal. GRE noted that a clear definition of “logo” would be needed and that technological neutrality should be ensured. The expert from EC was of the view that the underlying issue did not have bearing on road safety and, thus, should not be discussed by GRE. The proponents agreed to revise the proposal in accordance with the comments received. The expert of OICA offered its assistance.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

16. The experts from France and Germany presented an updated proposal for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48 and 148, which introduce conditions for the use of logos of the vehicle or body manufacturer inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/28 and GRE-82-32). The expert from CLEPA proposed adding the logo of the lamp manufacturer (GRE-82-20). The expert from OICA suggested a modified definition of “manufacturer logo” (GRE-82-36).

17. Several experts expressed their preference to completely prohibit the use of logos inside the lamps on safety concerns, while some others pointed out that road safety would not be compromised, as the lamps should meet all requirements in the respective UN Regulations. Some experts wondered whether the use of letters inside the logos was allowed. Following an in-depth discussion, GRE agreed that the “manufacturer logo” definition would need further clarification and invited the experts from France and Germany to submit a revised proposal for consideration at the next session. Pending the outcome of this discussion, GRE invited type approval authorities to refrain from granting type approvals to signalling lamps with logos inside the illuminating surface.

18. The expert from Germany presented an updated proposal which introduces requirements for testing the sun load impact into UN Regulation No. [148] (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/22). He further indicated that these amendments should be introduced by a new 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. [148], together with transitional provisions. The proposal received comments from Japan (GRE-82-38). The experts from the United Kingdom, CLEPA and OICA requested justification for additional testing in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/22. Finally, GRE invited the expert from Germany, in cooperation with Japan, CLEPA and OICA, to complement the document with transitional provisions and research justification.

47. The expert from GTB presented driver assistance projections as a new feature of the adaptive driving beam with the aim to increase driver’s comfort and road safety (GRE-82-40). The presentation was accompanied by a live demonstration of three vehicles equipped with the new feature. To allow for the driver assistance projections, the expert proposed amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48 and [149] (GRE-82-04, GRE-82-40).

48. GRE welcomed both GTB presentation and demonstration. Several experts were of the view that the new system could bring safety benefits provided that:

  • Road projections symbols are standardized (e.g. according to UN Regulation No. 121).
  • Road projections symbols do not distract other drivers.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 83 | 19-23 Oct 2020

21. The expert from Poland proposed adding a reference to the installation parameters of the licence plate illumination lamps (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/2). The expert from OICA commented on the proposal (GRE-83-44). GRE adopted the proposal unamended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the March 2021 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 14 to the 06 series of amendments and draft Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

22. The expert from the Russian Federation tabled a proposal that clarified the height requirements for the installation of the dipped-beam headlamp, reversing lamp and rear fog lamp for vehicles of category G designed for off-road use (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/3). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by GRE-83-52, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the March 2021 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 19 to the 04 series of amendments, draft Supplement 14 to the 05 series of amendments, draft Supplement 14 to the 06 series of amendments and draft Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

23. The expert of GTB tabled a proposal which allowed for projection of driver assistance symbols on the road ahead of the vehicle, as part of the adaptive driving beam (ADB). This proposal was submitted in a package with an amendment to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/4 and GRE-83-30). The expert from OICA presented supporting material for the proposal (GRE-83-33 and GRE-83-34), while the experts from Japan expressed concerns identified in the course of their own study (GRE-83-49). Other experts also expressed various views and concerns, such as the need for possible restrictions and standardization of the projected symbols, and that distraction must be avoided. Based on the comments received and pending further studies on the issue, GRE requested GTB to submit a revised document to the next session and invited all interested parties to contribute. Meanwhile, GRE asked the expert from Finland to liaise with the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) which had established a Task Force on Field of Vision Assistant.

24. The experts from France and Germany introduced a revised proposal for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48 and 148 that regulates the use of manufacturer logos inside the illuminant surface of a lamp (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/5 and GRE-83-50). The experts from the Russian Federation and OICA commented on the proposal (GRE-83-36 and GRE-83-46). Taking into account concerns expressed by the experts from EC and the Russian Federation, GRE invited the authors to liaise with those experts and to prepare an updated text for the next session. In the interim, GRE reiterated its request to type approval authorities to refrain from granting type approvals to lamps with such logos.

Documentation
GRE-83-06 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement
GRE-83-22 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 and 07 series of amendments
GRE-83-23 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03, 04, and 05 series of amendments
GRE-83-29 | UN R48: Proposal for amendments (CLCCR)
GRE-83-30 | Modifications to document GRE/2020/4 (UN R48 and R149) (GTB)
GRE-83-33 | UN R48: Supporting information on Driver Assistance Projections (GRE/2020/4, GRE-83-31) (OICA)
GRE-83-34 | UN R48: Study setup on distraction potential of road projection symbols (OICA)
GRE-83-36 | Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/5 (UN R48 and R148) (OICA)
GRE-83-40 | Update concerning sun-load impact on light-signalling devices proposal (Germany)
GRE-83-42 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement (Germany)
GRE-83-44 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/2 (OICA)
GRE-83-46 | Comments on document GRE/2020/5 (Russia)
GRE-83-49 | Driver assistance symbol projection: Possible concerns on document GRE/2020/4 (Japan)
GRE-83-50 | Revised proposal for UN R148 and R48 submitted as GRE/2020/5 (France and Germany)
GRE-83-52 | UN R48: Correction to document GRE/2020/3 (Russia)
GRE/2020/2 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement (Poland)
GRE/2020/3 | UN R48: Proposal for an amendment to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments (Russia)
GRE/2020/4 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R149 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48 (GTB)
GRE/2020/5 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R148 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48 (France and Germany)
GRE/2020/24 | UN R48: Proposal for a corrigendum to the 06 and 07 series of amendments