Document GRSG/2015/29
Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118
Status: Superseded
Submitted by Germany

Proposal to clarify the scope and the application of the regulation. The proposal clarifies that the provisions concern any cable used in the entire vehicle, not only to those in the interior compartment, engine compartment and separate heater compartment. The proposal also clarifies that the regulation applies not only to electric cables, but also to cable sleeves or cable conduits and it updates the reference to paragraph 5.22. of ISO 6722-1:2011. Specifically, the proposal would apply testing to electric cables, cable sleeves, and cable conduits that exceed a length of 100 mm.

Discussions and Outcomes
168th WP.29 session (8-11 Mar 2016)
This proposal (WP.29/2016/14) was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-five Contracting Parties out of the 48 applying UN R118 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-five voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
109th GRSG session (29 Sep-2 Oct 2015)

38. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/29 and Corr.1 aimed at clarifying the scope and updating the reference to ISO standards as well as the test requirements for electric cables in UN Regulation No. 118. The expert from Finland proposed to correct a reference error in Annex 4, Appendix 1 (GRSG-109-06).

39. GRSG adopted both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2016 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 118.

40. The expert from Germany also introduced GRSG-109-09 (superseding document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/28) proposing to insert, as a further improvement of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 118, new test requirements for electric cables sleeves and cable conduits. The proposal received a general support. The expert from OICA suggested clarifying the proposed text of paragraph 1.2. GRSG agreed to have a final review of the proposed transitional provisions at the next session of GRSG and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-109-09, as revised, with an official symbol.

108th GRSG session (4-8 May 2015)

50. Recalling the purpose of his justification document GRSG-107-18, the expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/24 updating the provisions on the cable test, especially the reference to international standard ISO 6722 (available in GRSG-107-28). The expert from Germany presented additional test requirements for cables (GRSG-108-09). The expert from OICA supported in principle the more stringent test requirements proposed by Germany, but raised a reservation to study the possible need for transitional provisions.

51. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document, jointly prepared by Germany and OICA, including a proposal for transitional provisions, if necessary.