UN R39: Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2021/17
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Amendment to include the unit of odometer measurement in the display to resolve concerns over dual-mode systems.

Reference Number: GRSG-121-35
Origin: France, OICA, and UK
Date: 15 April 2021
Proposal Status: Formal GR review
Related Documents:
GRSG/2021/7 | UN R39: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 Series of amendments
GRSG/2021/20 | UN R39: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments
Discussion(s):
Working Party on General Safety | Session 121 | 12-16 Apr

50. The expert from France introduced the proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 39 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/7), providing for the possibility for drivers to switch the odometer value from kilometres to miles and vice-versa.

51. The expert from OICA introduced document GRSG-121-21, proposing amendments to the proposal of France for amendments to UN Regulation No. 39 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/7) and document GRSG-121-20 elaborating the rationale for the proposal contained in document GRSG-121-21.

52. The expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland introduced document GRSG-121-29, also proposing amendments to the proposal of France for amendments to UN Regulation No. 39 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/7).

53. The expert from France introduced GRSG-121-35, the consolidated proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 39, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/7, GRSG-121-21 and GRSG-121-29, submitted jointly by France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and OICA.

54. GRSG considered and discussed documents proposing amendments to UN Regulation No. 39 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/7, GRSG-121-21, 29 and 35), and upon comments delivered by experts from Canada, Finland, France, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the European Commission, IMMA and OICA, decided to resume consideration of the proposal based on an updated version, with the aim of including L category vehicles, at the October 2021 session of GRSG. GRSG invited interested parties to work towards developing the proposal based on the draft contained in document GRSG-121-35.