Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46
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This document aims at improving the transitional provisions of the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46, including: Provisions for extensions to approvals to the 03 series of amendments for devices, provision for approval of devices to the 02 series, and provisions for aftermarket.

Reference Number: GRSG-104-25
Origin: OICA
Date: 10 April 2013
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRSG/2013/18 | Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
Discussion(s):
Working Party on General Safety | Session 104 | 15-19 Apr 2013

26. The expert from Japan introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/5 and its Corr.1 proposing to increase the safety benefits of the driver’s field of vision and the pedestrian safety in narrow streets. The expert from OICA requested details on the formula used for the range of a blind area. The expert from Japan presented their concept of obstacles aiming at improving the driver’s vision of pedestrian or other vulnerable road user approaching the vehicle (GRSG-104-45). He also presented the results of a study on this subject (GRSG-104-46). GRSG welcomed the initiative by Japan and noted a number of comments. The experts from EC, France and Germany raised a study reservation on the proposed amendments.

27. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its next session in October 2013 on the basis of a revised document by Japan, if available, or to keep otherwise ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/5 on the agenda as a reference document.

28. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/23/Rev.1 to allow replacement of all mirrors with camera-monitor systems (CMS), the experts from ISO and OICA reported on the progress (GRSG-104-30) made by the ISO Task Force on the standardization of camera-monitor systems (ISO 16505). GRSG noted that the ISO standard was expected to be published by mid 2014. GRSG had an exchange of views on a number of safety aspect of the new camera-monitor systems. The Chair welcomed the offer by Germany to share, at a further session of GRSG, more detailed research results on this subject. GRSG agreed to have, at the next session, a detailed consideration of all the safety aspects linked to CMS and to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2011/23/Rev.1 on the agenda as a reference document awaiting the conclusion of the ISO Task Force.

29. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-104-25 and GRSG-104-26 clarifying the transitional provisions of the 03 series and the 04 series of amendments, respectively, to UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and invited the secretariat to distribute GRSG-104-25 and GRSG-104-26 with an official symbol (in two different parts).

29. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-104-25 and GRSG-104-26 clarifying the transitional provisions of the 03 series and the 04 series of amendments, respectively, to UN Regulation No. 46. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and invited the secretariat to distribute GRSG-104-25 and GRSG-104-26 with an official symbol (in two different parts).