Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34
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Japan proposes revisions to certain collision conditions in the UN R34 provisions for fire prevention in the event of a rear collision to conform to conditions that have been made mandatory in Japan. Once amended, Japan would adopt UN R34 pursuant to the whole vehicle type approval (IWVTA) effort.

Reference Number: GRSG-103-07
Origin: Japan
Date: 24 September 2012
Meeting(s):
GRSG-103
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRSG/2013/4 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34
Discussion(s):
Working Party on General Safety | Session 103 | 2-5 Oct 2012

31. The expert from OICA reported on the progress (GRSG-103-28) made by the Informal Group on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). As the IWVTA ambassador of GRSG, he announced his intention to prepare a position paper for each candidate Regulation listed in Annex 2 of WP.29-156-21-Rev.1 under the GRSG responsibility. GRSG noted a number of comments on the validity of some candidate Regulations applicable to the IWVTA. Following the discussion, the IWTA ambassador invited all governmental delegates to email him (ofontaine@oica.net) their comments well in advance of the deadline for submission of official documents.

32. The expert from Japan introduced GRSG-103-07, proposing a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 34 on fuel tanks. GRSG welcomed the proposal on fire prevention and agreed on the need to complement the proposal with a cost-benefit analysis. GRSG decided to resume consideration of the proposal at its next session on the basis of an official document under a specific agenda item.

33. The expert from Japan presented GRSG-103-23, justifying the need to improve the field of vision for drivers of larger vehicles. In this respect, he proposed amending the provisions of UN Regulation No. 46 on devices for indirect vision (GRSG-103-13). GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-103-13 with an official symbol.