This agenda item relates to UN R48 Installation of Lighting.

GRE is invited to consider a proposal for a new series of amendments prepared by the experts from the Special Interest Group that defines the switching conditions of dipped-beam and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and the variable intensity of rear lamps in conjunction with traffic conditions.

GRE will address a proposal for a new series of amendments submitted by the expert from Japan that introduces parking conditions in the scope of UN Regulation No. 48 to minimize glare and distraction for other road users.

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

34. The expert from the Special Interest Group (SIG) presented a proposal for another new draft series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 concerning switching conditions of various lamps and the variable intensity of rear lamps in conjunction with traffic conditions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/14). The expert from OICA proposed further modifications (GRE-83-32). Following an in-depth discussion, GRE invited SIG to take into account various comments and to submit a revised document to the next session.

35. GRE noted GRE-83-45 submitted by the experts from Japan and invited them to submit an official document to the next session. In the interim, the Chair suggested that IWG SLR should also consider this proposal.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 84 | 26-30 Apr 2021

28. The expert from Japan presented a draft new series of amendments that introduces park conditions and an answer-back signal in the scope of UN Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/2, GRE-84-29 and GRE-84-30). The expert from OICA posed questions on the proposal (GRE-84-33) and the experts from Japan provided their replies (GRE-84-34). Several experts made further remarks on the functionalities of answer-back signals and the proposed selection of lamps for such signals.

29. The Chair concluded that the proposal would need fine-tuning. To make progress and prepare a revised proposal for the next session, GRE agreed to establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) on these topics, which would be co-chaired by the experts from Finland and the Netherlands while OICA would act as Secretary. GRE noted that the first meeting of SIG was planned to take place on 7 June 2021.

Documentation
GRE-84-22 | UN R 48: Proposal for 08 series of amendments (OICA)
GRE-84-29 | UN R48: Proposal for 08 series of amendment (Japan)
GRE-84-30 | UN R48: proposal for 08 series of amendments (Japan)
GRE-84-33 | UN R48: Proposal for new series of amendments (OICA)
GRE-84-34 | UN R48: Response to questions on proposal to for a new series of amendment (Japan)
GRE/2021/2 | UN R48: Proposal for a new [08] series of amendments (Japan)
GRE/2021/4 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 08 series of amendments