UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments
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Proposal to introduce new requirements for headlamp levelling, in particular on the vertical inclination in relation to the dipped-beam headlamp mounting height.

Reference Number: GRE/2020/8/Rev.1
Date: 5 August 2020
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE-82-25 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments
GRE-83-31 | UN R48: Revised proposal for a new [0x] series of amendments
GRE-83-41 | UN R48: Comments on document GRE/2020/8/Rev.1
GRE/2020/8/Rev.2 | UN R48: Revised proposal for a new series of amendments
SLR-39-19/Rev.1 | UN R48: Justification for GRE/2020/8
SLR-39-20 | UN R48: Proposal to retain Manual Headlamp Levelling
SLR-HL-03 | UN R48: Headlamp leveling provisions including 5 November 2020 SLR informal group session
SLR-HL-03-Rev.1 | UN R48: Revised proposal aligned with the 07 and [08] series of amendments
SLR-HL-07-Rev.2 | UN R48: Manual levelling for M2, M3, N2, N3, MG (off road), NG (off road)
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 83 | 19-23 Oct 2020

29. Based on a proposal of IWG SLR, GRE continued its deliberations for preparing a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 with new requirements for headlamp aiming and automatic levelling (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/8/Rev.1). The expert from Poland held the view that the justification part contained mistakes and inconsistencies and recalled his earlier proposals on the subject (GRE-83-41). Several experts expressed their support to the IWG SLR proposal.

30. The expert from OICA proposed to keep an option of manual levelling (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/23 and GRE-83-31). Some experts supported this option, while others were not in favour.

31. In the absence of a consensus, GRE stressed the need to finalize the issue as soon as possible and requested IWG SLR to take into account the comments made and to prepare a revised working document for the next session, based on the following principles:

  • the aiming diagram agreed at the eighty-first session of GRE (Annex II to ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/GRE/81);
  • automatic levelling;
  • manual levelling, only if a consensus is reached within IWG SLR.

32. The expert from Poland did not agree to that conclusion.

33. GRE instructed IWG SLR to organize a separate meeting on this issue and encouraged all experts of Contracting Parties to participate.