Document GRSP-57-02
Collective amendment to update the definition of "REESS" in UN Regulations
Status: Superseded

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”.)

Discussions and Outcomes
167th WP.29 session (10-13 Nov 2015)
WP.29/2015/92
WP.29/2015/97
WP.29/2015/98
This proposal (WP.29/2015/92), Not amended, was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-four Contracting Parties out of the 41 applying UN R12 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-four voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining. This proposal (WP.29/2015/97), Not amended, was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-three Contracting Parties out of the 38 applying UN R95 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-three voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining. This proposal (WP.29/2015/98), Not amended, was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-six Contracting Parties out of the 45 applying UN R100 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-six voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
57th GRSP session (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).