Document WP.29-169-10
Request for authorization to develop an amendment to global technical regulation No. 9
Status: Request for mandate
Submitted by Korea

Proposal for an amendment to update global technical regulation (GTR) No. 9 in line with technical progress, notably to provide a test procedure for deployable systems of the outer surface of vehicles to ensure an adequate protection of pedestrians or other vulnerable road users during the accident.

Discussions and Outcomes
170th WP.29 session (15-18 Nov 2016)
WP.29/2016/115

133. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/115, submitted by the representative of the Republic of Korea, on the authorization to develop an amendment to the UN GTR to provide the test procedure for deployable systems of the outer surface to ensure an adequate protection of pedestrians. The secretariat was requested to prepare the corresponding AC.3 document.

134. The representative of the United States of America reported that they had begun discussions with the Chair of the IWG on a way forward for Phase 2. He informed AC.3 that the cost benefits analysis in his country continued to be delayed, but NHTSA was hopeful that during the December 2016 session of GRSP, he would be able to provide a path towards completion of Phase 2. Finally, he suggested an extension of the mandate for the IWG to allow time for completion of this phase of the GTR until December 2017. AC.3 endorsed this request.

169th WP.29 session (21-24 Jun 2016)

122. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced a proposal for authorization to amend UN GTR (WP.29-169-10), to incorporate provisions for active deployable systems in the bonnet area. AC.3 requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol at its November 2016 session.

59th GRSP session (9-13 May 2016)
GRSP-59-16

9. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced a proposal of authorization to amend UN GTR (GRSP-59-16), to incorporate provisions for active deployable systems in the bonnet area. GRSP noted that the proposal would be preliminarily sent to AC.3 as an informal document to the June 2016 session of AC.3 aiming to its official adoption at the November 2016 session by the Committee. It was also agreed that the expert from the Republic of Korea would submit an official proposal of amendments to the December 2016 session of GRSP, amending the current text of the UN GTR (Phase 1) and the draft text of the Phase 2 of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15). GRSP noted that the proposed time schedule to finalization was tight (December 2017). The expert from the Republic of Korea proposed the establishment of a task force to develop the proposed amendments instead of an IWG. The expert from OICA recommended the participation of the experts of all the Contracting Parties to the 1958 and 1998 Agreements so that the group could develop a globally harmonized test procedure.

58th GRSP session (8-11 Dec 2015)
GRSP-58-31

10. The experts from the Republic of Korea and OICA introduced a proposal of amendments to UN GTR (GRSP-58-31), to incorporate provisions for active deployable systems in the bonnet area. The expert from OICA clarified that the proposal aimed to use a well-established procedure that had been presented several years ago and that had been recommended to Contracting Parties (CPs) for consideration. The Chair of GRSP informed the Group that he would be able to provide some NHTSA research information on pedestrian safety active systems at the national level to GRSP at its May 2016 session.

11. GRSP agreed to resume consideration on these matters at its May 2016 session and to keep GRSP-58-31 as an informal document for further development.