Document WP.29/2021/148
Proposal for a Framework Document on Vehicle Whole-Life Compliance
Status: Superseded

Proposal submitted by the Co-Chairs of the Informal Working Group on Periodical Technical Inspections.

Discussions and Outcomes
188th WP.29 session (14-16 Nov 2022)
WP.29/2022/145

94. The Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI informed the World Forum on the consultations of WP.29 subsidiary bodies on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/145. He noted that the representative of CLEPA submitted informal document WP.29-188-24, proposing amendments to the official document.

95. The representative of Sweden mentioned main principles included in the document. He inquired about the practical implications in terms of implementation of these principles and way to operationalize them.

96. The representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland noted the potential implications of the document. He sought clarification on the purpose of the document, in particular whether it related to those undertaking PTI or to vehicle owners/users. He recommended to clarify who would be addressed by the document.

97. The representative of France supported the views expressed by the representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He mentioned the WP.29 deliverables already addressing different phases of vehicle lifecycles. He emphasised the importance clarifying methodologies with this regard.

98. The representative of the European Union proposed to postpone the vote on this document to facilitate coordination among the Member States of the European Union and allow for verification of the implications.

99. The representative of CLEPA introduced WP.29-188-24, proposing to insert a subparagraph under paragraph 8 of the official document considered under this item and highlighted some other principles.

100. The representative of the Netherlands proposed that IWG on PTI should review the proposal tabled by the representative of CLEPA and bring the outcome of the discussion back to WP.29 in March 2023. He continued that all comments provided during the session were true, that many WP.29 deliverables already addressed different phases of the vehicle lifecycles. He highlighted the merit of the proposal for a Vehicle Whole Life Compliance framework to streamline contracting parties’ efforts with this regard. He supported the proposal of the representative of the European Union.

101. The representative of OICA confirmed that the draft framework document continues to raise questions as to its implications and supported the statements by UK and France.

102. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI, recalled that the document had been reviewed by all the WP.29 subsidiary bodies and that he did not see any new matter that had not been previously discussed by the IWG on PTI. He recommended the adoption of the document. He gave a positive initial assessment of the proposal tabled by the representative of CLEPA and suggested further review of it.

103. WP.29 recommended the IWG on PTI to consider the input received, to review WP.29-188-24 and agreed to resume consideration of this agenda item at its March 2023 session.

86th GRPE session (30 May-2 Jun 2022)
GRPE-86-43

63. The Chair asked GRPE for their comments on the draft Framework Document on Vehicle Whole-Life Compliance (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148), as agreed during the last session of GRPE (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/85, para. 71). Following bilateral consultations, the representatives from the European Commission and the Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI introduced GRPE-86-43 as proposed amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148. GRPE supported the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it as an informal document to the June 2022 session of WP.29.

123rd GRSG session (28 Mar-1 Apr 2022)
GRSG-123-07

66. GRSG commented on the Whole Life Compliance document (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148) by suggesting removal of those elements that are not covered by the 1958 and 1998 Agreements: Market Surveillance, Registration and Un-registration. GRSG also noted the withdrawal of GRSG-123-07 on this subject.

67. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-123-12, proposing a new rule, devised by the IWG on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI) to introduce periodical technical inspections of Emergency Call Systems (AECS), intended to be fitted to vehicles of categories M1 and N1 covered by UN Regulation No. 144. The expert from Germany informed GRSG that the current Directive (EU) 2021/1717 excluded AECS from PTI. The expert from OICA made several comments on the proposal (GRSG-123-36).

68. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its October 2022 session on this subject based on a revised document with the comments from experts.

186th WP.29 session (7-11 Mar 2022)

109. The World Forum noted that the proposal for a framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance would still need to be reviewed by three GRs and therefore agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148 on the agenda for the next session.

75th GRBP session (8-11 Feb 2022)
GRBP-75-15

37. The expert from the Informal Working Group on Periodical Technical Inspections (IWG PTI) introduced a draft WP.29 framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148 and GRBP-75-15). Following an exchange of views, GRBP requested its Chair to report to WP.29 on the GRBP considerations.

85th GRPE session (11-14 Jan 2022)
GRPE-85-40

69. The Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI introduced GRPE-85-40 introducing the draft Framework Document on Vehicle Whole-Life Compliance (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148). The representative from CITA supported the proposal. The representative from the EC highlighted some inconsistencies in the diagram shown and sought clarifications on the intention of the document. The Chair also highlighted some differences between EU and UN legislative framework which might lead to misinterpretation of the document.

70. The Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI agreed the document could be improved and agreed that it would be beneficial to present the discrepancies between different countries/regions to improve the harmonization offered by the activities developed within WP.2929 and its subsidiary bodies.

71. The secretariat proposed to report to WP.29 that GRPE identified potential improvements to the draft Framework Document on Vehicle Whole-Life Compliance, and that a proposal for improvement would be formalized during the next session of GRPE in June 2022 and communicated to WP.29 during its June 2022 session. The representatives from Sweden, the UK, and OICA as well as the Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI supported that approach. GRPE agreed to keep this item on the agenda for its next session.

185th WP.29 session (23-26 Nov 2021)

107. The World Forum noted that the proposal for a framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance was still under review by GRs, which was deemed to be finalized before the WP.29 March 2022 session.

84th GRPE session (12 Nov 2021)

7. GRPE agreed to request WP.29 for more time to consider ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2021/148 on a proposal for a draft framework document on whole-life compliance prepared by the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI).

11th GRVA session (27 Sep-1 Oct 2021)

128. The Secretary recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/148, titled “Proposal for a Framework Document on Vehicle Whole-Life Compliance”, which was circulated to all WP.29 subsidiary bodies (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1159, para. 112).

129. The expert from OICA asked for clarifications about the purpose of the document. He mentioned that the document was going beyond Periodic Technical Inspection. He explained that it was overlapping with activities being otherwise developed by GRVA, such as performance requirements for sensor range over lifetime. He stated that some definitions would require further review.

130. The expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland also sought guidance about the purpose of the document.

131. The expert from the Russian Federation clarified that the document was a declaration. He detailed that the Figure 1 was providing clarifications on the purpose of the document, containing phases of a vehicle, compliance assessment elements and a mixture of legal frameworks and responsibilities.

132. The expert from Germany stated that more time was needed to review the document.

133. GRVA noted that some definitions should be reviewed and agreed that the document should be revised to indicate its purpose and the proposal it brings to the international level and WP.29 as well as the impact that it is intended to have on GRs. GRVA agreed to reconsider the document at its January 2022 session.

184th WP.29 session (22-24 Jun 2021)
WP.29-184-10/Rev.1

109. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of the IWG on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI) reported to WP.29 on the activities of the IWG at its twenty-first, twenty-second and twenty-third sessions, which took place in April, May and June 2021, in a virtual format (WP.29-184-08). He informed delegates that IWG on PTI had revised its terms of reference and submitted it for consideration by the World Forum. He stated that the IWG had completed the development and submitted for approval to WP.29 the framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance, which contained definitions, a safety and environmental vision, working principles, and a whole-life compliance principles based on a risk assessment approach. In addition, he introduced the work of the IWG concerning a draft proposal for amending UN Rule No. 1 and the WP.29 recommendation on application of Particulate Number (PN) measurement at PTI, as well as the work towards the development of the draft Guidance for road-side technical inspections and enforcement.

110. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of the IWG on PTI introduced the updated draft terms of reference of the IWG (WP.29-184-09). The World Forum endorsed the updated draft terms of reference, as amended in session (WP.29-184-09/Rev.1). He also introduced the draft Framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance (WP.29-184-10).

111. The representative of the Netherlands, Chair of GRPE, congratulated the IWG on PTI for the initiatives taken, and the forward-thinking activities introduced. He welcomed the approach of the IWG on PTI, and insisted both IWG on PTI and GRPE were already working closely together on the topic of lifetime compliance, especially looking at tampering and the links between the type approval and periodic technical inspection procedures. The Chair of WP.29 agreed a close collaboration was fully appropriate.

112. Upon detailed discussion pertaining to its contents, and further comments from representatives of the Russian Federation, CITA and OICA, WP.29 requested the draft Framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance as revised in session (WP.29-184-10/Rev.1) to be issued as an official document, circulated among all GRs for their comments and contributions and submitted for consideration at the November 2021 session of the World Forum.

113. The Chair of WP.29 invited the IWG on PTI to initiate activities in line with its newly endorsed terms of reference and invited the IWG to regularly report on its activities to the World Forum.