Document GRE-85-14
UN R149: Correction of errors in the proposal for the 01 series of amendments

The text reproduced below was prepared by the GRE Informal Working Group on Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations (IWG SLR) with the aim to correct some errors identified in the proposal for the 01 series of amendments (doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14).

Discussions and Outcomes
187th WP.29 session (20-24 Jun 2022)
85th GRE session (26-29 Oct 2021)

12. The expert from IWG SLR introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, GRE-85-04 and GRE-85-14). The expert from IEC proposed updating the references to standard IEC 60809 (GRE-85-09). GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, as amended by GRE-85-09 and GRE-85-14, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

13. For reasons mentioned at the previous session (GRE-84-28), the expert from Poland was not in a position to support the IWG SLR proposal. GRE also recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

14. The expert from Germany wondered if it would be acceptable to drive, for a limited time, with one headlamp (passing beam) of the matched pair, as defined in paragraph 4.18. of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14. He recalled that, under the current requirements for periodical technical inspections in the European Union (e.g. paragraph. 4.1.1 (a) of directive 2014/45/EU), a non-working headlamp was a minor defect which would not impede passing the inspection. He added that footnote (a) to paragraph 5.2.2. in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14 might lead to an expectation that, in the worst-case scenario with one remaining headlamp of the matched pair, only 50 per cent of luminous intensity would be reached in some elements instead of 100 per cent for one headlamp. According to the expert, this could affect the assessment of roadside inspections and periodical technical inspections. GRE requested IWG SLR to address the question raised by the expert from Germany.

27. GRE stressed that the adopted amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74, 86, 148, 149 and 150, as reflected in paragraphs 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23–26, 31 and 33, should be submitted as a package to the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. GRE agreed to review these proposals at its next session in April 2022.