Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
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Proposal to introduce new criteria on the automatic leveling of headlamps based on GTB glare and visibility studies. This proposal is for formal consideration and advice from Contracting Parties, with the expectation that a finalized text will be submitted for adoption at the seventy-fourth session of GRE.

Reference Number: GRE/2015/5
Origin: GTB
Date: 23 January 2015
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE-73-18 | Comments on the proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
GRE-73-28 | Comments on GTB & OICA proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
VGL-01-02/1 | EC comments on the draft VGL informal group terms of reference
VGL-05-03/Rev.1 | OICA presentation on visibility, glare, and leveling headlamp issues
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 73 | 13-17 Apr 2015

17. The experts from OICA and GTB proposed to introduce new criteria on the automatic levelling of headlamps based on the outcome of the GTB glare and visibility studies (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/5). The expert from Poland suggested further modifications to this proposal (GRE-73-28). The experts from Germany and Japan proposed to impose automatic levelling in all cases, in order to reduce glare problems for drivers (GRE-73-18). Following an in-depth exchange of views on these three documents, GRE realized that no consensus could be found as long as there was no single proposal.

18. To make progress on this issue and prepare a comprising proposal, GRE decided to establish an Informal Working Group with a draft title “on Visibility, Glare and Levelling” (IWG VGL), for which the experts from Germany and Poland agreed to act as Chair and Secretary, respectively. GRE requested IWG VGL to submit its terms of reference for consideration at the next session of GRE and mandated the Chair to obtain, in June 2015, the consent of WP.29 for the establishment of this IWG.