Proposal of Amendment 1 to UN GTR No. 16 to include new provisions on wet grip performance, rolling resistance, and qualification of tires for use in severe snow conditions for passenger cars and light trucks/commercial vehicles. The amendment also reflects recent changes adopted in US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (tire strength and tubeless tire bead unseating resistance) and UN Regulations Nos. 30 and 54.
116. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for Amendment 1 to UN GTR on Tyre (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/117, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/71, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/42) was established in the UN Global Registry on 17 November 2016 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Tunisia and United States of America.
108. AC.3 agreed to defer this subject to its November 2016 session.
30. The Chair of GRRF recalled the authorization to develop an amendment to GTR No. 16 (see ECE/TRANS/WP29/AC.3/42) and the sponsorship of the Russian Federation for this activity. The expert from the Russian Federation reported on the work done by the group of interested experts dealing with this amendment, introducing the draft amendment 1 to GTR No.16 in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/2 as well as the report contained in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/3. He explained that GRRF-81-02 contained additional information to show the amendments to the existing text of the GTR as well as the origin of the amended text. GRRF adopted both official documents above (and removed the square brackets in paras. 14 and 20 of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/3). GRRF requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration and vote at their June 2016 sessions.