UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments
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Proposal from a GRE Special Interest Group on the 07 series of amendments to UN R48 to clarify the definitions of “switching” and “activation” and to introduce the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) to align UN R48 with the General Safety Regulation of the European Union.

Reference Number: GRE/2019/29
Date: 7 August 2019
Meeting(s):
GRE-82
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE-81-10 | UN R48: Special Interest Group revised proposal for a new series of amendments
GRE-82-06 | UN R48: Proposal of amendments to document GRE/2019/29
GRE-82-11 | UN R48: Proposal for amendment to document GRE/2019/29
GRE-82-23 | UN R48: Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2019/29
GRE/2019/11 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments
WP.29/2020/36 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

30. On behalf of SIG, the expert from OICA introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments which clarifies the definitions of “switching” and “activation” and introduces the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/29, GRE-82-06 and GRE-82-11). The experts from EC and OICA suggested modified transitional provisions (GRE-82-23, GRE-82-34 and GRE-82-44-Rev.1). Finally, GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by Annex IV, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions as draft 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

54. In particular, he informed WP.29 about the adopted draft new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 that introduces the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). He further mentioned that GRE agreed to correct few mistakes and omissions in the new simplified UN Regulations Nos. [148], [149] and [150]. He recalled that, according to the WP.29 mandate, the requirements in the original series of the three new UN Regulations should be totally identical to the requirements in the device UN Regulations which had been frozen in the course of the simplification process. Therefore, GRE was of the view that eventual discrepancies should be corrected by means of supplements or corrigenda to the original series of the new UN Regulations, while substantial changes should only be introduced by the 01 series of amendments and its supplements.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 179 | 12-14 Nov 2019

30. On behalf of SIG, the expert from OICA introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments which clarifies the definitions of “switching” and “activation” and introduces the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/29, GRE-82-06 and GRE-82-11). The experts from EC and OICA suggested modified transitional provisions (GRE-82-23, GRE-82-34 and GRE-82-44-Rev.1). Finally, GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by Annex IV, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions as draft 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

54. In particular, he informed WP.29 about the adopted draft new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 that introduces the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). He further mentioned that GRE agreed to correct few mistakes and omissions in the new simplified UN Regulations Nos. [148], [149] and [150]. He recalled that, according to the WP.29 mandate, the requirements in the original series of the three new UN Regulations should be totally identical to the requirements in the device UN Regulations which had been frozen in the course of the simplification process. Therefore, GRE was of the view that eventual discrepancies should be corrected by means of supplements or corrigenda to the original series of the new UN Regulations, while substantial changes should only be introduced by the 01 series of amendments and its supplements.