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Informal Document WP.29-175-30

Document Title GTR 6: Request for authorization to develop an amendment
Reference Number WP.29-175-30
Origin India
Document Date 21 June 2018
Document Posted 22 June 2018
Meeting Session(s)

137. The representative of the Republic of Korea reported on the progress of work of the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) in developing an amendment to UN GTR No. 6. He announced that a research programme is expected to start in August 2018 for a duration of 2 or 3 years. The representative of the Republic of Korea requested WP.29 views on the way forward, and proposed two options: (a) to extend the mandate of the IWG to follow the research activities or (b) to freeze the activities until the research work is finalized.

138. The representative of Italy suggested extending the mandate, so that the IWG can be active if desired.

139. AC.3 endorsed the extension of the mandate of the IWG on PSG until April 2020.

18. As a follow-up of WP.29-175-30, the expert from India introduced GRSG-115-38 to align UN GTR No. 6 on the optional use of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties especially those for the front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to resume consideration at its next session in April 2019. The secretariat was requested to circulate GRSG-115-38 with an official symbol.

Summary

Proposal to enable the approval of the laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, especially as designed for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle. This request follows the approval by GRSG of a similar amendment to UN R43 (document GRSG/2018/7) and therefore seeks to maintain the alignment between GTR 6 and UN R43.

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