Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 97
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Proposal as approved by the GRSG to delete provisions regarding the optical display of the status of the vehicle alarm system outside the passenger compartment in order to avoid driver distraction by and/or confusion of such exterior lighting with primary lighting and signaling equipment required under UN R48.

Reference Number: WP.29/2015/36
Date: 24 December 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRSG-107-26/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 97
GRSG-108-50 | Amendments to the proposed Supplements to UN Regulations No. 97 and No. 116
WP.29/2015/87 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 97
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 165 | 10-13 Mar 2015

38. GRSG recalled the submission to WP.29 of a proposal (GRSG-107-26-Rev.1) to clarify the requirements on the optical signal outside the vehicle on the status of VAS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36), subject to the review by GRE. The experts from France and Germany reported on the concerns raised by GRE at its April 2015 session. Following the discussion, GRSG noted general support on the compromise proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-50.

39. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 97 as reproduced in Annex II to this report and agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. The secretariat requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 97.

46. At the GRSG request, GRE considered proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 stipulating that, to provide information on the status of the vehicle alarm system and/or immobilizer, optical displays outside the passenger compartment can be used and that such displays should fulfil the requirements of Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37). Some experts expressed concerns that optical displays are not defined in Regulation No. 48. GRE noted that these provisions were intended to prohibit lights that are not in conformity with Regulation No. 48 and did not see the need to intervene with GRSG on this subject.

68. The Chair of GRSG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37. The World Forum decided to defer consideration of these documents to its June 2015 session.

76. The Chair of GRSG suggested that these two documents be removed from the agenda and that a new official document be discussed at the November session of WP.29.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 73 | 13-17 Apr 2015

38. GRSG recalled the submission to WP.29 of a proposal (GRSG-107-26-Rev.1) to clarify the requirements on the optical signal outside the vehicle on the status of VAS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36), subject to the review by GRE. The experts from France and Germany reported on the concerns raised by GRE at its April 2015 session. Following the discussion, GRSG noted general support on the compromise proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-50.

39. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 97 as reproduced in Annex II to this report and agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. The secretariat requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 97.

46. At the GRSG request, GRE considered proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 stipulating that, to provide information on the status of the vehicle alarm system and/or immobilizer, optical displays outside the passenger compartment can be used and that such displays should fulfil the requirements of Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37). Some experts expressed concerns that optical displays are not defined in Regulation No. 48. GRE noted that these provisions were intended to prohibit lights that are not in conformity with Regulation No. 48 and did not see the need to intervene with GRSG on this subject.

68. The Chair of GRSG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37. The World Forum decided to defer consideration of these documents to its June 2015 session.

76. The Chair of GRSG suggested that these two documents be removed from the agenda and that a new official document be discussed at the November session of WP.29.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 108 | 4-8 May 2015

38. GRSG recalled the submission to WP.29 of a proposal (GRSG-107-26-Rev.1) to clarify the requirements on the optical signal outside the vehicle on the status of VAS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36), subject to the review by GRE. The experts from France and Germany reported on the concerns raised by GRE at its April 2015 session. Following the discussion, GRSG noted general support on the compromise proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-50.

39. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 97 as reproduced in Annex II to this report and agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. The secretariat requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 97.

46. At the GRSG request, GRE considered proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 stipulating that, to provide information on the status of the vehicle alarm system and/or immobilizer, optical displays outside the passenger compartment can be used and that such displays should fulfil the requirements of Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37). Some experts expressed concerns that optical displays are not defined in Regulation No. 48. GRE noted that these provisions were intended to prohibit lights that are not in conformity with Regulation No. 48 and did not see the need to intervene with GRSG on this subject.

68. The Chair of GRSG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37. The World Forum decided to defer consideration of these documents to its June 2015 session.

76. The Chair of GRSG suggested that these two documents be removed from the agenda and that a new official document be discussed at the November session of WP.29.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 166 | 23-26 Jun 2015

38. GRSG recalled the submission to WP.29 of a proposal (GRSG-107-26-Rev.1) to clarify the requirements on the optical signal outside the vehicle on the status of VAS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36), subject to the review by GRE. The experts from France and Germany reported on the concerns raised by GRE at its April 2015 session. Following the discussion, GRSG noted general support on the compromise proposal as reflected in GRSG-108-50.

39. GRSG adopted the proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 97 as reproduced in Annex II to this report and agreed to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 from the June 2015 agenda of WP.29. The secretariat requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 97.

46. At the GRSG request, GRE considered proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 stipulating that, to provide information on the status of the vehicle alarm system and/or immobilizer, optical displays outside the passenger compartment can be used and that such displays should fulfil the requirements of Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37). Some experts expressed concerns that optical displays are not defined in Regulation No. 48. GRE noted that these provisions were intended to prohibit lights that are not in conformity with Regulation No. 48 and did not see the need to intervene with GRSG on this subject.

68. The Chair of GRSG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/36 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/37. The World Forum decided to defer consideration of these documents to its June 2015 session.

76. The Chair of GRSG suggested that these two documents be removed from the agenda and that a new official document be discussed at the November session of WP.29.