The scope of the new Global Technical Regulation on Pole Side Impact includes vehicles of category N1 (limited to GVM < 3.5 t) and vehicles of category M1 (without mass limit). However, the vehicle fleet includes a small number of M1 vehicles with a GVW > 3.5t which are based on vehicles of category N2, N3, M2 or M3. Therefore, OICA proposes to limit the scope of the GTR to both M1 and N1 vehicles under 3.5 t maximum vehicle mass in order to alleviate burdens on manufacturers producing M1 variants based on N2, N3, M2, or M3 vehicles.
48. The expert from Australia introduced GRSP-56-33 (superseding GRSP-56-12), to clarify the scope of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VII of this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their June 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 1 to the new UN Regulation on Pole Side Impact.