Proposal for an 01 series of amendments to the proposed new UN Regulation on pole side-impact protection (transposing GTR No. 14). This proposal would permit contracting parties to to require a vehicle-to-pole impact speed of 32 ± 1 km/h regardless of the “vehicle width” and is based upon document GRSP/2014/12 and amends the draft PSI regulation as proposed in document WP.29/163/14. The Working Party on Passive Safety approved this proposal provided that Australia would seek guidance on its transitional provisions (since this amendment would, in principle, be adopted at the same time as the original PSI regulation at the November 2014 WP.29 session). This draft incorporates comments from Germany, Japan, and OICA received after the GRSP 55th session.
41. The representative of Australia introduced the draft UN Regulation (WP.29-163-14) as well as a draft 01 series of amendments (WP.29-163-15) to receive guidance (see para. 29 above). He explained that a revised version of WP.29-163-14 would be submitted for consideration and vote to the November 2014 session of WP.29 on appropriately addressing the reference to the ISO standard. He indicated that in the framework of the IWG activities on side impact dummies, work was adequately progressing on including the 50th percentile WorldSID into the draft Addendum 2 to M.R.1. He added that, as a result of recent negotiations, ISO would provide the specifications needed. Therefore, he announced that a draft Addendum 2 would be ready for consideration and vote by the end of 2015 or beginning 2016. The representative of the United States of America confirmed this schedule.
42. WP.29 noted the information by OLA that the legal notification procedure for any amendment to a UN Regulation which was not in force would be initiated only after the entry into force of that UN Regulation. Therefore, WP.29 agreed that the draft 01 series of amendments, even if adopted at its November 2014 session, would await the entry into force of the draft UN Regulation. WP.29 noted that a revised version of WP.29-163-15 would be submitted by Australia, with new transitional provisions in line with the general guidelines ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1.