UN R48: Special Interest Group revised proposal for a new series of amendments
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Updated proposal, superseding document GRE/2019/11, to:

  1. update requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps related to headlamp switching. In particular, the proposed 07 series of amendments aims to clarify electrical connection requirements, conditions for manual switching OFF of headlamps, and new definitions for switching ON/OFF and for activating/deactivating lamps;
  2. introduce technical parameters for speed and vehicle distance, allowing reduced intensity at speeds lower than 20 km/h, in order to encourage reduced glaring effects from rear signaling lamps;
  3. introduce references to the three new simplified lighting Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)).
The proposal was prepared by a special interest group of GRE experts on the new 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48. This revised proposal includes:
  • Paragraph 5.26 contains the two proposed alternatives from France
  • Paragraph 5.26.2. contains the proposals from Czech Republic and GTB
  • Paragraph contains 3 alternatives for subparagraph (d)
  • Paragraph (new) contains the proposal from OICA because of the replacement of “may” by “shall”
  • Paragraph 12.6 contains the OICA proposed changes of the Transitional Provisions, linked to ESS introduction.

Reference Number: GRE-81-10
Date: 1 April 2019
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE-81-09 | UN R48: Supporting information on document GRE/2019/11 (SIG proposal)
GRE/2019/11 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments
GRE/2019/29 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 81 | 15-18 Apr 2019

18. The expert from the GRE special interest group introduced a consolidated proposal for a new 07 series of amendments (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/11, GRE-81-09 and GRE-81-10). The expert from France proposed an additional modification (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/4). Following in-depth discussion, GRE agreed that, given the complexity of the proposal, further work should be pursued by means of a task force. The experts from the Netherlands and Finland volunteered to act as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, while the expert from OICA agreed to become secretary. GRE noted that the next session of the special interest group/task force would be convened on 16 and 17 May 2019 at the OICA office in Paris (GRE-81-24). The expert from SAE invited the task force to also address the earlier proposal of SAE on side retro-reflectors (GRE-80-17). Finally, GRE agreed to continue consideration of proposals for a new 07 series of amendments at the next session.