Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138
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Proposal to refine the scope by replacing the phrase “can travel” by “can be propelled”. The use of “travel” in the scope can be interpreted to include vehicles using using electrical systems for purposes other than propulsion (e.g., energy recuperation) that fall outside the test conditions of UN R138. The proposal further amends:

  1. Paragraph 2.7. to make clear the “pause function” refers to systems that allow the driver to deactivate an AVAS system;
  2. Paragraph 6.2.6.: The vehicle operator shall not deactivate AVAS while driving. However, the manufacturer shall be enabled to activate or deactivate AVAS, including automatically, by regional coding according to legal provisions of various markets.
  3. Paragraph 11.: the transitional provisions were added according to the rules of WP.29 for new series of amendments. Paragraph 11.6. has been added to maintain approvals that also comply with the new series of amendments, as is the case for vehicles that do not have a pause function according to the newly suggested paragraph 6.2.6.
  4. Annex 1, Addendum to the communication form No …, Technical Information: technical information regarding “Pause switch (yes/no)” will be no longer necessary.

Reference Number: WP.29/2017/7
Date: 21 December 2016
Proposal Status: Adopted
Related Documents:
GRB-64-03 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 00 series and a proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138
GRB-65-23 | Proposal for a new Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138
GRB/2016/8 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138
GRB/2016/9 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to the new Regulation No. 138
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 171 | 14-17 Mar 2017

67. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1 to 4.6.6 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the following modification of the title on top of page 2 of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/7 (agenda item 4.6.6): “01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138 (Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV))”.