Proposal to clarify that the regulation applies to the type approval of anti-theft devices if fitted in the vehicle (and therefore is not meant to render such devices compulsory in vehicles).
16. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/20 clarifying the scope of UN Regulation No. 18 with the possibility for motor vehicles to not apply this Regulation if no device to prevent unauthorized use of the vehicle is fitted. GRSG welcomed the initiative to insert the provisions as “if fitted requirements”.
17. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit the amendment to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 18.
Paragraph 1.1. (Scope), amend to read (keeping the reference to footnote 1):
“1.1. This Regulation applies to motor vehicles having at least three wheels with the exception of those of category M1 and N1(1), with regard to their protection against unauthorized use, if devices to prevent unauthorized use covered by this Regulation are fitted.”
18. GRSG agreed to remove this item from the agenda of the next session.