Document GRRF/2015/35
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55
Status: Superseded

Proposal draft by the informal group on UN Regulation No. 55 to update this regulation with respect to:
a) Requirements on remote indication;
b) Availability of information on coupling fixing points for A50X couplings;
c) On lateral strength of drawbars; and
d) a new class definition for fully automatic drawbar couplings.

Discussions and Outcomes
168th WP.29 session (8-11 Mar 2016)

58. Agenda item 4.7.1, Regulation No. 55, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/5, insert the following amendment to read:
Annex 7, paragraph 1.2.2., for “…a = 25° and b = 60°” read “…α = 25° and β = 60°”.

This proposal (WP.29/2016/5), Amended para. 58, was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-three Contracting Parties out of the 42 applying UN R55 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-three voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
80th GRRF session (15-18 Sep 2015)

17. The Chair of the IWG on Regulation No. 55 introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/34, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/35, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/36 presenting the outcome of the work done by the group and taking into account the comments received at the previous sessions of GRRF.

18. GRRF adopted the proposals, as reproduced Annex III (based on GRRF-80-41) to the session report and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2016 sessions, as Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 55.

9th R55 session (26-27 Mar 2015)
79th GRRF session (16-20 Feb 2015)

18. The Chair of the IWG on Regulation No. 55 introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/14, partially addressing the mandate defined in the terms of reference to the group. He announced that further work would be necessary to deliver the remaining items expected. The Chair of GRRF agreed to inform WP.29 about the necessity to extend the mandate duration of the group. The proposal received some comments. The Chair of the IWG volunteered to prepare a revised proposal for the September 2015 session of GRRF.