6. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced GRSP-69-20, providing the progress report of the Informal Working Group on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (IWG-DPPS). He confirmed his previous statement at the December 2020 session of GRSP that due to the limitation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWG had still open issues and the finalization of a proposal would be expected by May 2022 session of GRSP. Accordingly, he requested the extension of the mandate until November 2022. In the meantime, he requested the official position of Contracting Parties on applying the numerical simulation method to the proposed requirements to the UN Regulation/UN GTR. He explained that this would constitute the core proposed amendments and in the case of a negative response of CPs this would have a negative effect on the work performed so far by the IWG. GRSP endorsed the request of the expert from the Republic of Korea to extend the mandate of the IWG to seek endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 at their June 2021 sessions. Moreover, GRSP requested experts of C.P.s of both 1958 and 1998 Agreements to provide an answer to the Chair of the IWG concerning the simulation method by the December 2021 session of GRSP at the latest. The expert from United States of America announced her participation in the next IWG meeting.
GRSP-69-20 | Status of Informal Working Group on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (IWG-DPPS) (Korea)