UN R48: Consolidated version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/28
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Reference Number: GRE-82-32
Origin: France and Germany
Date: 18 October 2019
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE/2019/28 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R148 and R48.06
GRE/2020/5 | Proposal for Supplements to UN R148 and to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

16. The experts from France and Germany presented an updated proposal for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48 and 148, which introduce conditions for the use of logos of the vehicle or body manufacturer inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/28 and GRE-82-32). The expert from CLEPA proposed adding the logo of the lamp manufacturer (GRE-82-20). The expert from OICA suggested a modified definition of “manufacturer logo” (GRE-82-36).

17. Several experts expressed their preference to completely prohibit the use of logos inside the lamps on safety concerns, while some others pointed out that road safety would not be compromised, as the lamps should meet all requirements in the respective UN Regulations. Some experts wondered whether the use of letters inside the logos was allowed. Following an in-depth discussion, GRE agreed that the “manufacturer logo” definition would need further clarification and invited the experts from France and Germany to submit a revised proposal for consideration at the next session. Pending the outcome of this discussion, GRE invited type approval authorities to refrain from granting type approvals to signalling lamps with logos inside the illuminating surface.