This proposal amends UN Regulation No. 115 to list conditions, especially with regard to retrofit systems, to be met by indirect and direct injection vehicles to be considered as belonging to the same vehicle family. Gasoline direct injection vehicles which operate in indirect gas injection mode should be listed in the same family as indirect gasoline injection vehicles, as the applied gas injection technology is the same and provided that at least one such vehicle is tested as parent vehicle according to the requirements of this Regulation.
30. The expert from Italy presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2019/10 which established the conditions to consider direct and indirect injection vehicles as being part of the same approval family. The representative from Netherlands requested some clarifications to the text to make sure the Particulate Number (PN) limit was valid. The representative from Italy declared the proposal has no impact on gasoline operations and a proposed slight amendment to the text, as reproduced in Annex IV. The representatives from Netherlands, France and EC agreed the proposed new text clarified the proposal.
31. The representative from Liquid Gas Europe agreed with the proposed improvement and supported the proposal.
32. GRPE endorsed the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit Annex IV of the session report to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 9 to UN Regulation No. 115.