The 05 and 06 series of amendments provide for automatic adjustment of lamps based on ambient light conditions. To avoid misuse of the daytime running lamps (DRL), automatic switching between DRL and dipped-beam headlamps is preferable; however, manual switching for specific cases is still necessary. Under the transitional provisions for series 05 of amendments, only automatic switching would be permissible after 30.7.2016 (for new type of categories M1 and N1 vehicles) and after 30.1.2018 (for new type of other categories vehicles). Nonetheless, in the transitional provisions for series 06 of amendments, the same transitional period appears to have been unintentionally omitted. This proposed supplement corrects this mistake in the 06 series by deleting the alternatives to the automatic switching from the 06 series of amendments:
19. The experts from the Czech Republic, Italy and Japan proposed amendments to the provisions on automatic switching between daytime running lamps (DRL) and headlamps in the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (GRE-77-06-Rev.1 and GRE-77-10-Rev.1). The proposals received comments from the expert of the Russian Federation (GRE-77-23 and GRE-77-24). GRE realized that the proposed amendments addressed two different issues: (i) deletion of several subparagraphs that were transitional provisions only for the 05 series of amendments, but were kept by mistake in the 06 series of amendments as well, and (ii) clarification of the requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamps. With regard to (i), GRE adopted the proposals for amendments, as contained in Annex II, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions. Concerning (ii), GRE agreed to establish a task force to consider this issue in detail. The experts from the Netherlands and OICA volunteered to act as, respectively, Chair and Secretary of the task force.