Document GRE/2019/29
UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments
Status: Superseded

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.

Discussions and Outcomes
180th WP.29 session (9-12 Mar 2020)
WP.29/2020/36
This proposal (WP.29/2020/36), as amended by para. 91, was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-six Contracting Parties out of the 47 applying UN R48 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-six voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
179th WP.29 session (12-14 Nov 2019)

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.

82nd GRE session (22-25 Oct 2019)
GRE-82-06
GRE-82-11
GRE-82-23

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.

81st GRE session (15-18 Apr 2019)
GRE-81-10
GRE/2019/11

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.