15. The Chair of the informal group on Camera Monitor Systems (CMS) presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/23 and GRSG-101-03 on new provisions to replace all mirrors by camera monitor systems. He sought the advice of GRSG to prepare the amendments as a Supplement or a new series of amendments to Regulation No. 46. GRSG noted a number of comments and a general support to prepare the new provisions as a Supplement to the 02 series of amendments. The expert from EC raised a study reservation on the proposal. GRSG welcomed a presentation (GRSG-101-14) by the expert from Japan on the results of an ongoing research on the admissible range of use of CMS for indirect
fields of vision. The expert from Germany invited Japan to participate in drafting work of the International Standard Organization (ISO) on the development of a standard dealing with the technical requirements of camera monitor systems. The expert from IRU stressed the importance of the subject and underlined the high potential of CMS to improve road safety. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on the open issues at its next sessions, awaiting the outcome of discussions within the ISO working group. The secretariat was requested to make, in the absence of a revised proposal by the CMS Chair, GRSG-101-03 available with an official symbol.
16. Referring to the discussion at the previous session of GRSG on GRSG-100-26, the expert from the United Kingdom introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2010/29/Rev.1 to reduce the blind spot on the passenger side of N2 and N3 vehicles. The expert from OICA proposed a road map (GRSG-101-20) on how to proceed with this topic. He offered to organize a first meeting to be held at the OICA office (Paris) in December 2011. GRSG welcomed this initiative and endorsed the proposed road map. The GRSG Chair underlined the urgency of this activity and invited all interested experts to participate in the meetings. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this important subject at its next session in April 2012.
17. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/12, the expert from OICA introduced GRSG-101-07 to align the provisions on external projections of rear view mirrors with those of Regulation No. 26 (External projections). GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced in Annex III, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2012 session, as draft Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46.