Session 114 | Geneva | 9-13 Apr 2018
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG/2018/1 | Provisional agenda for the 114th GRSG session The annotated version of the agenda will be published later as an addendum to this document.
GRSG/2018/1/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 114th GRSG session
GRSG-114-01 | GRSG: Running order of the agenda for the 114th (April 2018) session
GRSG-114-13 | General information and GRSG highlights from the November 2017 and March 2018 WP.29 sessions
2. (a) Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches: Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
GRSG-114-05 | UN R107: Draft proposals for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments and for Supplement 7 to the 05 series of amendments Proposal to align Annex 11 with Annex 3 following the removal of paragraphs in the latter regarding the marking of a vehicle with respect to the mass of baggage (done via Corrigendum 1 to Revision 6). This proposal would delete the same requirements (paragraphs 3.3.1.2.1, 3.3.1.2.2., 3.3.1.2.2.1. and 3.3.1.2.2.2) from Annex 11.
GRSG-114-16 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments Proposal to enable to approval of vehicles equipped with mechanisms other than platforms intended to assist access by persons with reduced mobility. The purpose is to avoid hindering innovation in offering solutions to persons with reduced mobility. The proposal add "lift" to the examples of possible mechanisms and modifies the language to be less specific in references to "wheelchairs" to address persons with reduced mobility regardless of whether they use a wheelchair.
2. (b) Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches: Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)
GRSG-114-11 | Behaviour of M2 and M3 general construction in case of Fire Event (BMFE) Report on the task force sessions held to discuss the potential for improvements in the safety of M<sub>2</sub> and M<sub>3</sub> vehicles in the event of fire.
GRSG-114-12 | UN R118: Terms of reference for a new informal group on M2 and M3 vehicle fire event safety Draft Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the GRSG informal working group on the behaviour of M2 and M3 general construction in case of fire event (BMFE) pursuant to discussions held since the last GRSG session.
GRSG-114-24/Rev.1 | UN R18: OICA comments on the terms of reference for the informal group on the behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in case of fire event (BMFE) OICA comments on document GRSG-114-12.
3. Regulation No. 34 (Prevention of fire risks)
GRSG/2018/4 | UN R34: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments and for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the test requirements in alignment with the French text of the regulation by amending paragraph 5.10 to read "Tanks shall be installed in such a way as to be protected from the consequences of a collision to the front or the rear of the vehicle; there shall be no protruding parts, sharp edges, etc. <strike>near</strike> <b>nearby all around</b> the <strike>tank</strike> <b>tanks</b>." The proposal aims to clarify the inspection of potentially protruding parts around the tanks in order to ensure their integrity in the event of a collision.
4. Amendments to safety glazing regulations
GRSG-114-22 | GTR 6: Progress report of the PSG informal group
4. (a) Amendments to safety glazing regulations: Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)
GRSG-114-20 | UN R43: Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to amend GRSG/2018/7 by adding the marking "/D" to signify laminated-glass panes subjected to the 2,260 g ball test and the headform test.
GRSG-114-22 | GTR 6: Progress report of the PSG informal group
4. (b) Amendments to safety glazing regulations: Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG/2018/7 | UN R43: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to amend Annex 7 (laminated-glass panes), inserting a new paragraph 6. to allow optional 2,260 g ball test and headform test for laminated-glass panes. The proposal aims to amend UN R43 to enable the approval of the laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, especially as designed for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle.
GRSG-114-04 | UN R43: Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series Proposal to clarify the text of document GRSG/2018/7 submitted to enable the approval of the laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, especially as designed for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle. The proposal would amend Annex 7 (laminated-glass panes), inserting a new paragraph 6. to allow optional 2,260 g ball test and headform test for laminated-glass panes.
GRSG-114-20 | UN R43: Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to amend GRSG/2018/7 by adding the marking "/D" to signify laminated-glass panes subjected to the 2,260 g ball test and the headform test.
GRSG-114-23/Rev.1 | UN R43: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal as finalized during the April 2018 GRSG session to amend Annex 7 (laminated-glass panes), inserting a new paragraph 6 to allow optional 2,260 g ball test and headform test for laminated-glass panes. The proposal adds the marking “/D” to signify laminated-glass panes subjected to the 2,260 g ball test and the headform test. The proposal aims to enable the approval of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, especially as designed for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle.
5. Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users
GRSG-113-27 | VRU-Proxi matrix of accident data collection Request by the VRU-Proxi informal group for data on close proximity maneuvering collisions with vulnerable road users.
5. (a) Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users: Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG/2018/9 | UN R46: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to clarify that overlays may only be used to convey "safety-related rearward vision information." The proposal addresses confusion regarding circumstances under which the provision of information through overlays is permissible. The proposal also amends the French text. The overall proposal aims to make clear that overlays may convey safety information regarding the rearward environment of the vehicle and are not necessarily limited only to when the vehicle is moving in reverse. The proposal also aims to restrict the information to rear-vision safety. Other information, not related to the rear view, should never appear within the defined field of view.
GRSG-113-27 | VRU-Proxi matrix of accident data collection Request by the VRU-Proxi informal group for data on close proximity maneuvering collisions with vulnerable road users.
GRSG-114-25/Rev.1 | UN R46: OICA proposal to correct document GRSG/2018/9 Proposal to correct the draft text to align with the latest version of UN R46. GRSG/2018/4 aims to clarify the circumstances under which the provision of information through overlays is permissible.
5. (b) Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users: New Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS)
GRSG-114-21 | BSIS: Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Blind Spot Information System Draft regulation proposed by the VRU-Proxi informal working group.
GRSG/2017/11 | Proposal for a new Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Blind Spot Information System Proposal to establish requirements for Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) intended to be fitted in heavy goods vehicles to protect vulnerable road users. This proposal is based on GRSG-109-19 and explained in presentations GRSG-110-18-Rev.1 and GRSG-111-24.
6. Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations
GRSG-114-08 | Report on the 1st meeting of the GRSG Task Force on "Gas-fueled vehicle regulations" The target of the meeting was to define essential periodic inspection requirements to be respected when installing gaseous fuel components into a vehicle, and to clarify the material requirements for components inside the LPG tank. The work addressed UN R67 and UN R110. No further meetings are planned at this time.
6. (a) Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations: Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
GRSG/2018/2 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments Alternative solution from OICA to the German proposal GRSG/2017/16 regarding visibility/access requirements for PRV/PRD-related components in order to improve maintenance and reduce the risk of critical failures of pressure relief devices. The proposal also proposes amending provisions of the ageing test in Annex 15 in response to concerns over failures of rubber hoses.
GRSG/2018/8 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments
GRSG-114-08 | Report on the 1st meeting of the GRSG Task Force on "Gas-fueled vehicle regulations" The target of the meeting was to define essential periodic inspection requirements to be respected when installing gaseous fuel components into a vehicle, and to clarify the material requirements for components inside the LPG tank. The work addressed UN R67 and UN R110. No further meetings are planned at this time.
GRSG-114-09/Rev.1 | UN R67: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal developed by the Gas-fueled Vehicle Regulations Task Force to facilitate periodic inspections of gas containers through better visibility. In addition, Germany suggests adding that paragraph to allow a Contracting Party or a regional organization of Contacting Parties like the EU to refuse national or regional type-approval and to refuse first registration of a vehicle type affected by the changes introduced by the 02 series of amendments but not meeting those stipulations. Paragraph 22.13 is an addition to paragraph 22.9. giving more stress to aspects of national and regional type-approval and of first registration of vehicles.
GRSG/2017/16 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to improve the specifications for LPG multi-valves in response to an LPG vehicle fire that resulted in injuries to first responders. A German Type Approval Authority (KBA) analysis concluded that the hose connecting the PRV/PRD of the multi-valve to the gaseous phase was damaged and hose-fragments blocked both PRV and PRD such that pressure could not be adequately reduced. The PRV and PRD were activated, but the fragments considerably reduced the effective section of the relevant tubing and prevented the release of pressure. This proposal aims to prevent such occurrences.
GRSG/2017/22 | Proposal for the amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to insert new provisions on the location on the vehicle of the filling unit, marking of the LPG container date of production, and a limitation on the maximum service life of LPG containers to 15 years.
6. (b) Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations: Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)
GRSG/2018/3 | UN R110: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 3 In the absence of complete harmonization with ISO 11439, this proposal recommends that Table 6.4 of UN R110 should be amended by the following for CNG-1 designs:<ol class="alpha"><li>Delete A.17, A.25, and A.7 since they do not match the tests specified in paragraph 7.5 on Cylinder design qualification tests</li><li>Add A.15 and A.6 since they do match the tests specified in paragraph 7.5 on Cylinder design qualification tests</li><li>Add A.24 because paragraph 6.9 on Fire protection requires all PRDs on all cylinder types to comply with A.24.</li></ol>
GRSG-114-03 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments Proposal to introduce requirements for CNG compressor and CNG accumulator components designed to maintain stable pressure in fuel systems. See also documents GRSG-113-24 and 25 from the previous GRSG session.
GRSG-114-07 | UN R110: Information in support of GRSG/2017/29 Italy research on type CNG4 cylinders in support of the proposal to require that covers be removed in cases where ogive protective covers are fitted to a cylinder before conducting the impact damage (drop) test (document GRSG/2017/29).
GRSG-114-06/Rev.1 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments to reduce venting via new technologies Proposal to allow the use of a generator fueled by the vehicle gaseous fuel system that provides electricity to run accessories (e.g., overnight power in sleeper cabs, to maintain battery charge during high electrical power use with loading or lifting equipment). This proposal would allow for the use of LNG/CNG from vehicle fuel tanks and thereby reduce the potential need to vent gas into the air in response to pressure buildup due to warming over time by using the gas to power other devices and equipment.
GRSG-114-08 | Report on the 1st meeting of the GRSG Task Force on "Gas-fueled vehicle regulations" The target of the meeting was to define essential periodic inspection requirements to be respected when installing gaseous fuel components into a vehicle, and to clarify the material requirements for components inside the LPG tank. The work addressed UN R67 and UN R110. No further meetings are planned at this time.
GRSG-114-10/Rev.1 | UN R110: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Proposal developed by the Gas-fueled Vehicle Regulations Task Force to facilitate periodic inspections of gas containers through better visibility. In addition, Germany suggests adding a paragraph to allow a Contracting Party or a regional organization of Contacting Parties like the EU to refuse national or regional type-approval and to refuse first registration of a vehicle type affected by the changes introduced by the 03 series of amendments but not meeting those stipulations. Paragraph 24.22. is an addition to paragraph 22.18. giving more stress to the aspects of national and regional type-approval and of first registration of vehicles.
GRSG-114-14 | UN R110: Specific tests on CNG4 cylinders- Provider 1
GRSG-114-15 | UN R110: Specific tests on CNG4 cylinders - Provider 2
GRSG-114-19 | UN R110: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Proposal to allow for the removal of non-structural parts and accessories in fulfilling the accessibility/inspection provisions of UN R110.
GRSG-114-26 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments with regard to visual inspections Proposal to delete the reference to visual inspection under the support straps of the cylinders from the text under consideration. Such inspection would require dismantling of the cylinder installations which would contravene the consensus decision to avoid such exhaustive dismantling.
GRSG-114-27 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments concerning gas flow adjuster Proposal to amend and clarify the need for a gas flow adjuster under UN R110 with regard to the use of carburetors and fuel injectors. A gas flow adjuster is not necessary when an electronic fuel injection system manages the air/fuel mixture and therefore should be removed from paragraph 18.3.1. An adjuster is needed when air/fuel mixture runs via a carburetor and therefore should be added to paragraph 18.3.2.
GRSG-114-32 | UN R110: Presentation on amendments with regard to CNG4 cylinders
GRSG/2017/17 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal for a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 to improve the specifications for the installation and inspection of CNG cylinders and of LNG tanks and their accessories. This proposal addresses incidents caused by cylinder corrosion. The proposal aims to reinforce the requirements for adequate cylinder protection and for sufficient access to the cylinder and its accessories to allow regular visual inspection.
GRSG/2017/29 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to require, in instances where ogive protective covers are fitted to a cylinder, that the covers be removed before conducting the impact damage (drop) test.
7. Regulation No. 73 (Lateral protection devices)
GRSG/2018/5 | UN R73: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal to amend geometrical criteria (dimensions and distances between lateral protection devices) and installation provisions for lateral protection barriers in order to improve their performance with regard to vulnerable road users. The proposal would<ol class="alpha"><li>increase the maximum distance between lateral rails from 300 mm to 400 mm</li><li>redefine the limits for the lower edge from "550 mm above the ground" to definition via an isosceles triangle formed by lines drawn at 8° from the ground contact points of the vehicle tires intersecting at point "I" above the road surface where the maximum limit "I" is between 350-450 mm</li><li>define the upper edge as from 450 mm rather than 300 mm maximum from the vehicle structure or maximum height of the upper edge above the ground from 950 mm to 850 mm</li><li>update the horizontal static force requirement for lateral protection devices to 3 kN and the deflection under load criteria to 90 mm over the rearmost 250 mm of the device and 450 mm over the remainder of the device.</li></ol> The purpose is to reduce the risk of running over a person (e.g., a motorcycle rider) during a lateral collision.
GRSG-113-11/Rev.1 | Lateral Protection Devices (UN Regulation No. 73) Discussion of the evolution of UN R73 with a proposal to update load requirements for lateral protection devices:<ul><li>Application of a force of 3kN perpendicular to the device (as currently defined)</li><li>Max. strain under loading at 90mm over the 250mm most rearwards part</li><li>Max. strain under loading at 450mm on the other parts.</li></ul>
8. Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)
GRSG-114-28 | UN R116: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on vehicle immobilizers Proposal to separate requirements for vehicle immobilizers into a new UN Regulation (from UN R116) in order to facilitate the inclusion of anti-theft regulations in UN R0 on whole vehicle type approvals.
GRSG-114-29 | UN R116: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify that anti-theft-related vehicle components such as keys are not subject to the environmental tests (section 6.4.) of UN R116 which were established for components embedded in the vehicle.
GRSG-114-30 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the original series of amendments Proposal to remove references to European radio frequency standards (paragraphs 6.2.3., 7.2.3. and 8.2.2.). Telecommunications devices must meet requirements specific to local markets. Therefore, the references to standards specific to European markets (but not other markets) fall outside the purview of UN Regulations.
GRSG/2017/23 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 116 Proposal from the IWVTA informal group to limit the scope of UN R116 to the protection of motor vehicles against unauthorized use and the approval of devices to prevent unauthorized use (while establishing new regulations to incorporate the provisions concerning alarm systems and immobilizers)
GRSG/2017/24 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of immobilizers Proposal from the IWVTA informal group to extract provisions from UN R116 into a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of immobilizers and the approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer.
GRSG/2017/25 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems Proposal from the IWVTA informal group to extract provisions from UN R116 into a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems and the approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system.
GRSG/2017/25/Corr.1 | Vehicle alarm systems: Corrigendum to the proposal for a new UN Regulation Correction to document GRSG/2017/25 (Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system) submitted by the GRSG secretariat.
9. Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)
GRSG/2018/6 | UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 10 to the original series of amendments and Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal pursuant to discussions on the application of footnote <sup>18</sup> under Table 1 concerning tell-tale symbols and the use of colours to convey different meanings. ISO standard 2575-2004, para. 5.1. allows for the use of different colours to convey a change in the operating condition. This proposal would remove the current footnote <sup>18</sup> text and application of the footnote to telltales 2, 9-12, and 19 pending a decision on the proposal to apply a revised footnote to the master lighting switch (tell-tale 1). Paragraph 5.4.1.1. of UN R121 references ISO 2575-2004 which was developed to simplify the application of UN R121 when colour changes are adopted in other UN Regulations; however, OICA submits that the footnote which references ISO 2575-2004 in relation to specific lighting devices or systems creates a degree of confusion. (If approved, this proposal would likely impact Supplement 3 to the 01 series rather than Supplement 2 given that WP.29 at its November 2017 session adopted the proposal to add a telltale and symbols for “Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)” and to align UN R121 with the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 as Supplement 2 to the 01 series.)
GRSG-114-17 | UN R121: Proposal for a Corrigendum Proposal to correct the Russian text of the regulation.
10. Regulation No. 122 (Heating systems)
11. Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS)
GRSG-114-34 | eCall for heavy goods vehicles
GRSG-114-35 | UN R144: Proposal for amendments Proposal to confirm that M<sub>1</sub> vehicles not fitted with a side airbag are outside the scope of UN R144.
12. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
GRSG-114-33 | 1958 Agreement: Proposal for an amendment to the approval Communication forms Proposal to align the Communication forms with regard to the separation of approval numbers and extension numbers with the provisions of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.3) Schedule 4.
WP.29/2017/108 | Draft UN Regulation No. 0 on uniform provisions concerning the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval Proposal submitted by the informal working group on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval for the establishment of UN Regulation No. 0 regarding the approval of whole vehicles within the framework of the 1958 Agreement. The regulations would establish an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) scheme whereby Contracting Parties adhering to the Regulation may issue approvals to either a limited level (L-IWVTA) or to a wider range of technical topics included in the universal level (U-IWVTA). Contracting Parties are able to apply the limited or universal IWVTA depending upon the national situation. The Universal-IWVTA (U-IWVTA) provides a greater level of certainty for vehicle manufacturers and Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation, as the approval has to be accepted without further assessment of the technical items covered by the U-IWVTA issued. Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation are not obliged to accept approvals to the limited level (L-IWVTA) but may do so at their choice. However, they have also to accept approvals issued pursuant to U-IWVTA. The UN Regulation includes the administrative obligations of the IWVTA scheme. It does not establish separate technical requirements but instead refers to the provisions of the separate UN Regulations.
WP.29/2017/109 | Explanation to UN Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval - Questions and answers
WP.29/2017/107 | Draft General Guidelines for United Nations regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations Proposal from the IWVTA informal group to supersede the current guidelines for regulatory procedures and transitional provisions for UN Regulations (document WP.29/1044 and its Revision 1) with updated general guidelines for establishing or amending UN Regulations, including for the definition of scope, administrative and transitional provisions, use of alternative requirements, and cross-referencing with other regulations. This proposal aims to <ol class="alpha"><li>Streamline future work without superseding provisions of the 1958 Agreement and the existing UN Regulations,</li><li>Clarify rulemaking procedures pursuant to Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, and</li><li>Ensure "good regulatory practice" through clarifications to avoid divergence between the interpretation of Revision 3 and the application to UN Regulations.</li></ul>
WP.29/2017/107/Add.1 | Draft General Guidelines for United Nations regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
WP.29/2017/107/Corr.1 | Corrigendum to the draft General Guidelines for United Nations regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
WP.29/2017/131 | Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement - Questions and answers
13. (a) Other business: UN Regulation No. 62 (Anti-theft for mopeds/motorcycles)
GRSG-114-02 | UN R62: Proposal for Supplement 3 Proposal to expand the scope of the regulation on unauthorized L-category vehicle use to include electronic devices such as keyless entry systems, similarly to what already exists in UN R116 on passenger car use.
13. (b) Other business: Any other business
GRSG-114-18 | UN R60: Proposal for Corrigendum Proposal to correct the Russian text of the regulation.
GRSG-114-31 | UN R105: Proposal for Supplement 1 to 06 series of amendments Proposal to align UN R105 with provisions adopted by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), edition 2019.
13. (c) Tributes to Messrs. J. Kownacki and F. Boulay