Document WP.29/2022/89
UN R48: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 06 series of amendments
Status: Formal WP.29 review

Proposal from GRE to permit the use of manufacturer logos inside the illuminant surface of a signalling lamp, to introduce an objective value to define the visibility of the red light towards the front and white light towards the rear of the vehicle, to allow for additional contributors to the driving beam without an adaptive front-lighting system (AFS), to allow driver assistance projections on the road ahead of the vehicle as part of the Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB), and to clarify (via interpretation) that retrofitted and distracting stylish and outside facing interior lighting is prohibited.

Discussions and Outcomes
85th GRE session (26-29 Oct 2021)
GRE-85-23
GRE-85-26
GRE-85-33
GRE/2020/5/Rev.2
GRE/2021/16
GRE/2021/18

16. The expert of IWG SLR proposed a new Supplement to the 06, 07 and 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 which introduced an objective value to define the visibility of the red light towards the front and white light towards the rear of the vehicle. He also made further editorial corrections (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/16). The expert from Germany suggested modifications (GRE-85-23).

17. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/16, as amended by GRE-85-23, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 16 to the 06 series of amendments, draft Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments and draft Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

18. GRE considered a proposal for a Supplement to the 03, 04 and 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 that introduced references to the headlamp classes and a performance-oriented criterion for the visibility of red light to the front and white light to the rear of the vehicle (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/17, GRE-85-12).

19. Subject to reservation of the expert from Germany, GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/17 subject to the following amendments:

  • those in GRE-85-12;
  • removing the square brackets and keeping the text inside;
  • adding paragraph 6.26.9.2 from ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/16 to parts I.B and I.C of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/17.

20. GRE requested the secretariat to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 8 to the 03 series of amendments, draft Supplement 21 to the 04 series of amendments and draft Supplement 16 to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

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.

30. The expert of GTB introduced an updated proposal with the aim to allow for projection of driver assistance symbols, on the road ahead of the vehicle, as part of the adaptive driving beam. This proposal was submitted in a package with an amendment to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/18, GRE-85-20). The experts from Japan and SAE suggested several modifications (GRE-85-25 and GRE-85-32). The expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pointed out challenges for the type approval authorities when approving the driver assistance projections.

31. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/18, as amended by GRE-85-33 and subject to removal of square brackets, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of draft Supplement 16 to the 06 series of amendments, of draft Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments, of draft Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments and of the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

32. The experts from France and Germany presented a revised proposal that allowed the use of manufacturer logos inside the illuminant surface of signalling lamps (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/5/Rev.2, GRE-85-16 and GRE-85-26).

33. Subject to reservations of the expert from the Netherlands and EC, GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/5/Rev.2, as amended by GRE-85-26, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of draft Supplement 16 to the 06 series of amendments, of draft Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments, of draft Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments and of the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 148.