Collective amendment to update the definition of "REESS" in UN Regulations
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Pursuant to GRPE work on vehicle propulsion system definitions (VPSD informal group; see document WP.29-165-17), this proposal would update the definition of the acronym “REESS” to refer to “rechargeable electrical energy storage system” across the passive safety regulations and currently proposed texts that make use of this acronym. (REESS had previously referred generically to “rechargeable energy storage systems”.)

Reference Number: GRSP-57-02
Date: 10 April 2015
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
WP.29/2015/92 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 12
WP.29/2015/97 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 95
WP.29/2015/98 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 57 | 18-22 May 2015

26. The expert from France, Chair of the frontal impact (FI) IWG, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/7 to align the UN Regulation No. 94 with the provisions of new draft UN Regulation (full-width frontal collision) on the protection of older occupants. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/7, as amended by Annex III (including GRSP-57-02) to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/7 as amended to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their November 2015 sessions as draft 03 series of amendment to UN Regulation No. 94.

27. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/13 aligning the provisions of UN Regulation No. 94 with the new provisions on Camera-Monitor Systems provisions in UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision). GRSP adopted the proposal, as reproduced by Annex III (including GRSP-57-02), and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments and as part of (see para. 26) the draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94.

41. GRSP noted the request of WP.29 (WP.29-165-16) to change the definition of Rechargeable Energy Storage System (REESS) in Rechargeable Electric Energy Storage System and maintaining the same acronym REESS in all UN Regulations under GRSP responsibilities (where REESS is present). It was noted that this was needed to avoid confusion with Rechargeable Storage Systems of different kinds (such as mechanical storage systems). Accordingly, GRSP adopted GRSP-57-02 as reproduced in Annex VI of the report. The secretariat was requested to submit it to the November 2015 session of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft: (i) Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 12 (Steering mechanism), (ii) as part of (see para. 27) Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision protection), (iii) 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/7) (see para. 26), (iv) Supplement 5 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 95 (Lateral collision protection), (v) Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 (Battery electric vehicle safety), (vii) amendment to draft Regulation on electric vehicles of category L (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/69) and (viii) amendment to draft Regulation on uniform provisions for the approval of passenger cars in the event of a frontal collision with focus on the restraint system (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/11) (see para. 33).