Document WP.29/2022/93
UN R149: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments
Status: WP.29 amended and adopted

Proposal aim to allow driver assistance projections on the road ahead of the vehicle as part of the Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB), to allow the installation of Adaptive Driving Beams (ADB) on vehicles of category L3, and otherwise to comprehensively clarify and update the text.

Discussions and Outcomes
WP.29-187-05

13. The expert of IWG SLR also presented clarifications and corrections to the text of the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2022/4). GRE adopted the document and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as an informal document to correct the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/93). GRE recalled a question raised by the expert from Germany concerning footnote (a) to paragraph 5.2.2. in the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/85, paragraph 14) and noted that it had been clarified by IWG SLR.

GRE-85-09
GRE-85-14
GRE-85-33
GRE/2021/14
GRE/2021/18

9. The expert from IWG SLR presented a draft new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 148 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/13, GRE-85-03 and GRE-85-13). The expert from IEC proposed updating the references to standard IEC 60809 (GRE-85-09). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by GRE-85-09 and GRE-85-13, 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. 148.

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.

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.

GRE-83-51
GRE/2020/13/Rev.1