Working Party
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling
83rd session | Geneva | 19-23 Oct 2020
Attendance
1.
Adoption of the agenda

In accordance with Chapter III, Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amend. 1 and Amend. 2), the first item on the provisional agenda is its adoption.

GRE-83-18 | GRE 83rd (October 2020) session: Running order of the agenda
GRE-83-39 | Virtual meeting participation guidelines for the 83rd GRE session
GRE/2020/1/Rev.1 | GRE: Annotated provisional agenda for the 83rd session
2.
1998 Agreement – UN Global Technical Regulations: Development

The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) may wish to resume consideration of this subject, awaiting new proposals and sponsors to develop a UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR). At its previous session, the Chair recalled that GRE was awaiting further progress in automated/autonomous vehicles, and particularly, if their light-signalling functions could become a subject for a new UN GTR.

3.
1997 Agreement – Rules: Development

GRE will consider new proposals for amendments to the Rules, if any.

4.
Simplification of lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations
4. (a)
Activities of the Informal Working Group "Simplification of the Lighting and Light- Signalling Regulations"

GRE will be informed about the progress of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR).

GRE-83-28 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments
GRE-83-47 | SLR informal group progress report to GRE
4. (b)
UN Regulation No. 148 (Light-signalling devices)

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. 48.

GRE-83-46 | Comments on document GRE/2020/5
GRE-83-50 | Revised proposal for UN R148 and R48 submitted as GRE/2020/5
GRE/2020/5 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R148 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48

GRE is invited to consider draft amendments which were prepared by IWG SLR with the aim to insert missing text and to correct errors inadvertently introduced in UN Regulation No. 148.

GRE-83-09 | UN R148: Draft consolidated proposal for amendments
GRE-83-10 | UN R148: Presentation of proposals for amendments (GRE-83-09)
GRE/2020/9/Rev.1 | UN R148: Proposal for corrections to the text

GRE may wish to be updated on discussions concerning the impact of sun load on light-signalling devices.

GRE-83-40 | Update concerning sun-load impact on light-signalling devices proposal
GRE/2019/22 | Proposal for Supplements to the new UN Regulation No. [148] and to the 06 and [07] series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48
4. (c)
UN Regulation No. 149 (Road illumination devices)

GRE will address a proposal submitted by the expert of the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) that aims to allow the 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. 48.

GRE-83-30 | Modifications to document GRE/2020/4 (UN R48 and R149)
GRE-83-31 | UN R48: Revised proposal for a new [0x] series of amendments
GRE-83-49 | Driver assistance symbol projection: Possible concerns on document GRE/2020/4
GRE/2020/4 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R149 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48

GRE is invited to consider draft amendments which were prepared by IWG SLR that aim to correct errors inadvertently introduced in UN Regulation No. 149.

GRE-83-24 | Draft consolidated proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 149
GRE-83-25 | UN R149: Summary of proposed changes from the SLR informal group
GRE-83-37 | UN R149: Proposal to correct the 00 series of amendments
GRE-83-43 | UN R149: Comments on document GRE-83-24
GRE/2020/10/Rev.1 | UN R149: Proposal for corrections

GRE will review a proposal by the expert from IMMA that allows the installation of Adaptive Driving Beams (ADB) on vehicles of category L3. This proposal is submitted in a package with amendment proposals to UN Regulation No. 53.

GRE-83-51 | Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/13/Rev.1
GRE/2020/13/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R53 and UN R149

GRE may wish to consider proposals to introduce references to the headlamp Classes in UN R149 into lighting installation regulations.

GRE-83-19 | UN R53: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments
GRE-83-20 | UN R53: Proposal for a Supplement to the 02 and 03 series of amendments
GRE-83-21 | UN R74: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 and 02 series of amendments
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
4. (d)
UN Regulation No. 150 (Retro-reflective devices)

GRE will review a proposal for correction of Annex 24 that was prepared by IWG SLR.

GRE-83-17 | UN R150: Proposal for a Supplement
GRE/2020/12/Rev.1 | UN R150: Proposal for corrections

GRE may wish to offer feedback on a draft proposal from the SLR informal group to amend UN Regulation No. 150.

GRE-83-26 | Draft consolidated proposal to amend UN Regulation No.150
GRE-83-27 | UN R150: Stage 2 of simplification
4. (e)
Simplification of UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86
5.
UN Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources), 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources) and RE5 (Common specifications of light source categories)

GRE may expect a progress report from the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) and will consider their proposal for an amendment to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5) which introduces a new Light Emitting Diode (LED) substitute light source category H11/LED/6 for road illumination applications.

GRE-83-13 | RE5: Proposal to modify document GRE/2020/16
GRE-83-48 | Status report of the task force on LED Substitutes and Retrofits
GRE/2020/6 | RE5: Proposal for amendment to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories
GRE/2020/16 | RE5: Proposal for amendment

GRE will recall that, at its previous session, it had adopted the requirements for LED substitute light sources for UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/19), but had postponed their submission to WP.29 and AC.1 with the intention to include them in the future 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

GRE/2019/19 | UN R149: Proposal for Supplement [1]

GRE may consider a proposal from the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits to introduce LED replacement light sources into UN R37.

GRE-83-05 | UN R37: Study on LED replacement light sources introduction
GRE-83-11 | UN R37: Proposal for modification of document GRE/2020/15
GRE-83-12 | UN R37: Study on LED replacement light sources introduction
GRE-83-14 | UN R37: Supporting information for documents GRE/2020/15, GRE-83-11, GRE-83-12, and GRE-83-13
GRE-83-15 | Equivalence Criteria: Guide for specifying LED replacement light source categories
GRE-83-16 | RE5: Equivalence report for H11 LEDr
GRE-83-38 | Comments on document GRE/2020/15 and the LEDr light source package
GRE/2020/15 | UN R37: Proposal for Supplement 48
GRE/2020/17 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement 11

GRE may wish to consider other proposals concerning light sources.

GRE/2020/22 | RE5: Proposal for amendment to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories
6.
UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
6. (a)
UN R48: Proposals for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments

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-83-44 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/2
GRE/2020/2 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement

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-83-52 | UN R48: Correction to document GRE/2020/3
GRE/2020/3 | UN R48: Proposal for an amendment to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments

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-83-30 | Modifications to document GRE/2020/4 (UN R48 and R149)
GRE-83-31 | UN R48: Revised proposal for a new [0x] series of amendments
GRE-83-33 | UN R48: Supporting information on Driver Assistance Projections (GRE/2020/4, GRE-83-31)
GRE-83-34 | UN R48: Study setup on distraction potential of road projection symbols
GRE/2020/4 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R149 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48

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-83-36 | Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/5 (UN R48 and R148)
GRE/2020/5 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R148 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48

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-82-41/Rev1 | Proposal to amend ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/20
GRE/2019/14 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement

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

GRE-83-03 | Requirements for dynamic levelling devices to prevent headlamp glare blinding oncoming road users

GRE may wish to consider additional proposals for UN R48.

GRE-83-06 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement
GRE-83-29 | UN R48: Proposal for amendments
GRE-83-42 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement
6. (b)
UN R48: Proposals for new series of amendments

GRE will address a proposal which was prepared by IWG SLR with the intention to introduce new requirements for headlamp levelling, in particular for the vertical inclination in relation to the dipped-beam headlamp mounting height.

GRE-83-03/Add.1 | Presentation of the study on dynamic levelling in GRE-83-03
GRE-83-31 | UN R48: Revised proposal for a new [0x] series of amendments
GRE-83-41 | UN R48: Comments on document GRE/2020/8/Rev.1
GRE/2020/8/Rev.1 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments

GRE is invited to consider a revised 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-83-32 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2020/14
GRE/2020/14 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 08 series of amendments

GRE may wish to consider additional proposals for UN R48.

GRE-83-45 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments
GRE/2020/23 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 and 07 series of amendments
GRE/2020/24 | UN R48: Proposal for a corrigendum to the 06 and 07 series of amendments
7.
Other UN Regulations
7. (a)
UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)

GRE will review a proposal by the expert from IMMA that allows the installation of ADB on vehicles of category L3. This proposal is submitted in a package with amendment proposals to UN Regulation No. 149.

GRE/2020/13/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R53 and UN R149

GRE may wish to consider other proposals concerning UN R53.

GRE/2020/19 | UN R53: Proposal to correct the 02 and 03 series of amendments
7. (b)
UN Regulation No. 65 (Special warning lamps)

At the previous session, the expert from Poland proposed to clarify the definition of the “on” time for the case of a group of flashes. The expert from GTB pointed out that the GTB Working Group Photometry had recently considered an alternative wording for the same purpose. GRE invited both experts to submit a new proposal to this session.

GRE-82-09 | Proposal to amend UN R65
GRE/2020/18 | UN R65: Proposal for Supplement 11

GRE will also recall that, at its previous session, it had adopted the corrections proposed by GTB (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/17) but had postponed their submission to WP.29 and AC.1, in order to combine them with the results of the discussion reflected in the previous paragraph.

GRE/2019/17 | UN R65: Proposal for Supplement [11]
7. (c)
UN Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural vehicles)

GRE is invited to review a proposal by the experts from the European Agricultural Machinery Association (CEMA) that improves lateral lighting on vehicles, which are longer than 4.6 m, and takes into account asymmetric vehicles designs.

GRE/2020/7 | UN R86: Proposal for a draft amendment

GRE may wish to consider additional proposals concerning UN R86.

GRE/2020/21 | UN R86: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments
7. (d)
UN Regulations Nos. 98 (Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources) and 123 (Adaptive front lighting systems)

GRE will consider a proposal for corrections submitted by IWG SLR.

GRE/2020/11/Rev.1 | Proposal for corrections to UN Regulations Nos. 98 (Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources) and 123 (Adaptive front lighting systems)
7. (e)
UN Regulation No. 74 (Moped lighting)

GRE may wish to consider a proposal to correct the installation provisions of passing and driving beams for mopeds.

GRE/2020/20 | UN R74: Proposal to correct the 01 and 02 series of amendments
8.
Other business
8. (a)
Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

GRE may expect an oral report from the GRE Ambassador on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) and any required follow-up actions.

GRE will be informed about the progress of the electronic Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA).

GRE-83-02 | Status report of the DETA informal group

GRE will note that WP.29, at its session in November 2019, had encouraged the subordinate Working Parties (GRs) to review the question raised by IWG on DETA concerning the application of the Unique Identifier (UI) together with markings and to provide guidance on how to proceed based on two options:

  • Option 1: Using UI and keeping installation marking and information on the part.
  • Option 2: Using UI only for the approval marking and providing open access to the communication document, which would also contain the necessary installation marking.

8. (b)
Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 1968)

GRE will be informed about considerations of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) at its recent session and about liaison between GRE and WP.1 on common issues, in particular on the signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles.

GRE-83-35 | Position paper on lighting for automated driving systems
8. (c)
Decade of action for road safety 2011–2020

GRE will be invited to share and discuss national and international developments in road safety and lighting and light-signalling.

8. (d)
Obsolete transitional provisions

GRE is invited to consider a discussion paper submitted by the experts from Italy and the Netherlands.

9.
New business and late submissions

GRE may also consider new issues and/or documents which were received after the annotated provisional agenda had been submitted for translation.

GRE-83-07 | Proposal for corrections to UN Regulations Nos. 113 and 149
GRE-83-08 | Use of scientific notation in lighting regulations
10.
Direction of future work of GRE

GRE will review its possible future activities, including the signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles.

GRE-83-04/Add.1-Rev.1 | Addendum to the GRE list of priorities
GRE-83-04/Rev.1 | GRE priorities and recurrent items
11.
Provisional agenda for the next session

GRE may wish to provide guidance on the provisional agenda for the next session.

12.
Election of officers