Adoption of the agenda
In accordance with Chapter III, Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1) of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the first item on the provisional agenda is the adoption of the agenda.
Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches
The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) is expected to be informed by the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) about the outcome of the most recent meetings on the behaviour of the general construction of M2 and M3 vehicles in a fire event (BMFE).
UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a proposal by Poland (GRSG-114-05) to align the provisions of Annexes 3 and 11 of UN Regulation No. 107.
GRSG also agreed to revisit a proposal tabled by Italy (GRSG-114-16) that proposed new provisions for the possible approval of innovative equipment other than a platform to improve the accessibility of people with reduced mobility, particularly on coaches.
UN Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by the IWG on BMFE to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 118, if available.
UN Regulation No. 26 (External projections of passenger cars)
GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by France to clarify the provisions for windscreen wipers.
UN Regulation No. 35 (Foot controls)
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 35, if available.
Amendments to safety glazing regulations
GRSG will be informed by the Chair of the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) about the work progress on amendments to the UN regulations on safety glazing with respect to new provisions on “ceramic printed areas”.
UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)
GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by India (based on GRSG-114-20 and WP.29-175-30) or by the IWG on PSG to clarify the provisions of UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6, if available.
UN Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 43, if available.
Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users
GRSG will be informed by the Chair of the IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity (VRU-Proxi) about the progress of the group on new requirements for the close proximity vision area.
UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 46, if available.
New UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS)
GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a revised proposal tabled by Germany for a new UN Regulation on BSIS, taking into account the detailed feedback by the IWG on VRU-Proxi.
UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)
Upon the decision by WP.29 at its June 2018 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, para. 33), GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by CLEPA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/10) to clarify the provisions of UN Regulation No. 55.
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by Poland to introduce an editorial amendment clarifying the text of the Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/11).
UN Regulation No. 62 (Anti-theft for mopeds/motorcycles).
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by Germany to insert new provisions on electromechanical and electronic devices to prevent unauthorized use.
Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations
UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
GRSG may wish to resume consideration of a proposal by the Task Force to amend the provisions of the ageing test in Annex 15 and on the results of the ageing of material (e.g. rubber hoses) that is in contact with LPG (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/2).
GRSG is expected to further consider a proposal by Turkey on new provisions for the location on the vehicle of the filling unit and a limitation of the service life of LPG containers (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/22).
GRSG may wish to review ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/20 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/8) tabled by the European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL) to simplify and adapt the Regulation to technical progress, specifically for the definition of a type of container and Annex 2B.
UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)
GRSG is expected to be informed by the expert from Germany who is leading the Task Force to review the amendments proposed to UN Regulation No. 110 on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/29. Thus, GRSG may wish to consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/16 tabled by Italy, proposing to amend Annex 3A of the Regulation, i.e. the test requirements for the periodic requalification of CNG cylinders to avoid structural failures during their service life, including new provisions for a mandatory impact damage test for all cylinders without the use of shoulder pads.
GRSG agreed to consider in detail a proposal by the Netherlands to insert into the Regulation new requirements for components used in LNG/CNG systems such as the “CNG accumulator” and the “CNG compressor” (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/11). GRSG also agreed to revisit a proposal by the Netherlands to allow the use of gas fuelled generators to provide electrical power for accessories or other vehicle systems (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/12).
GRSG may wish to consider a proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/13) by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to adapt the text of the Regulation to the current technology on the gas flow adjustor in the carburettor or injector.
UN Regulation No. 73 (Lateral protection devices)
GRSG agreed to resume consideration of proposals by France to improve the performance level of lateral protection devices for a better protection of vulnerable road users.
UN Regulation No. 105 (ADR vehicles)
GRSG agreed to review the proposal to align the text of the Regulation with that of the new provisions of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), edition 2019, that had been adopted by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15).
UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)
GRSG agreed to revisit the proposals by the Ambassador of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) that remove some provisions and inserting the latter ones into two new UN Regulations.
GRSG may wish to consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/14 tabled by OICA to remove from the current text of the Regulation, the references to the European standards on frequencies.
GRSG agreed to review a proposal by OICA to clarify the provisions on the environmental testing of components that are not embedded in the vehicle, e.g. keys (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/25).
UN Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)
GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a proposal by OICA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/6) to simplify the handling of colour changes of controls, tell-tales and indicators and to remove footnote 18 from the table.
UN Regulation No. 122 (Heating systems)
GRSG may wish to consider proposals by France to insert new provisions for the installation of heat pump heating systems and to limit the possible exemptions for electrical heating systems.
UN Regulation No. 144 (Accident Emergency Call Systems)
At its previous session, GRSG supported the new draft UN Regulation on AECS and agreed on the need to further develop the provisions of the Regulation. Thus, GRSG may wish to consider proposals for amendments to the Regulation, if available.
GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by OICA to clarify the scope of UN Regulation No. 144 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/23).
UN Regulation No. 0 (International Whole Vehicle Type Approval)
GRSG may wish to be informed by the IWVTA Ambassador about the outcome of the recent meetings of the IWG on IWVTA and the follow-up of the horizontal issue on the new provisions on the numbering of UN type approvals in accordance with Schedule 4 and the existing format of the communication form affecting all UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.
Exchange of views on Vehicle Automation
GRSG may wish to be informed about the outcome of the recent sessions of WP.29 on vehicle automation activities (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, paras. 22-42).
The strategy of the Inland Transport Committee
GRSG may wish to be informed about the outcome of the future strategy of the Inland Transport Committee.
Election of Officers
In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1), GRSG will elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of the sessions scheduled for the year 2019.
UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
Amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
Proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 93
Tributes to Messrs. Kincl and Gouweleeuw