UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments
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Proposal to add the text, “In such a case, the motor-vehicle’s user instructions (e.g. owner’s manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use.”

Reference Number: GRSG/2019/6
Origin: EC
Date: 8 January 2019
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRSG-115-34 | UN R55: Proposal for amendments
GRSG-117-25 | UN R55: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments
WP.29/2020/27 | UN R55: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments
Discussion(s):
Working Party on General Safety | Session 116 | 8-12 Apr 2019

35. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. He added that the proposal should not increase the stringency of the technical requirements but should rather provide the driver with appropriate information on the use of removable or repositionable mechanical coupling devices in the manufacturer’s user manual or handbook. The expert from OICA stated that, under the 1958 Agreement, a user manual was not yet mandatory. Some experts endorsed that position. The expert from the Russian Federation expressed her preference to proceed with the proposal as a new series of amendments. The expert from EC volunteered to prepare a revised official document for further consideration at the next session of GRSG.

37. The expert from EC introduced GRSG-117-25 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. The expert from Finland introduced GRSG-117-06 with further amendments to UN Regulation No.55 clarifying flexible components of the articulation.

38. GRSG adopted GRSG-117-25 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 and requested the secretariat to add, based on the related part of GRSG-117-06, an updated Annex 3 on the approval mark and to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 55 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions.

39. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on GRSG-117-06 on basis of new working documents and on GRSG-117-09 at its next session.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019

35. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. He added that the proposal should not increase the stringency of the technical requirements but should rather provide the driver with appropriate information on the use of removable or repositionable mechanical coupling devices in the manufacturer’s user manual or handbook. The expert from OICA stated that, under the 1958 Agreement, a user manual was not yet mandatory. Some experts endorsed that position. The expert from the Russian Federation expressed her preference to proceed with the proposal as a new series of amendments. The expert from EC volunteered to prepare a revised official document for further consideration at the next session of GRSG.

37. The expert from EC introduced GRSG-117-25 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. The expert from Finland introduced GRSG-117-06 with further amendments to UN Regulation No.55 clarifying flexible components of the articulation.

38. GRSG adopted GRSG-117-25 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 and requested the secretariat to add, based on the related part of GRSG-117-06, an updated Annex 3 on the approval mark and to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 55 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions.

39. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on GRSG-117-06 on basis of new working documents and on GRSG-117-09 at its next session.