Session 63 | Geneva | 14-18 May 2018
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda

In accordance with Chapter III, Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amend. 1 and Amend. 2) of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the first item on the provisional agenda is the adoption of the agenda.

GRSP-63-06 | GRSP 63rd Session: Running order of the agenda
GRSP/2018/1 | GRSP: Annotated provisional agenda for the 63rd (May 2018) session
GRSP/2018/1 | GRSP: Annotated provisional agenda for the 63rd (May 2018) session
GRSP/2018/1/Add.1 | Addendum 1 to the provisional agenda for the 63rd GRSP session
GRSP-63-06 | GRSP 63rd Session: Running order of the agenda
2. UN Global Technical Regulation No. 7 (Head restraints)

GRSP agreed to resume discussion based on the latest results of work of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 7, Phase 2 and its revised proposals on: (a) UN GTR Phase 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/34) and (b) a proposal of amendments to the Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1).

GRSP/2015/34 | Draft amendment 1 to GTR No. 7 on Head Restraints The GTR7 Informal Working Group has been preparing amendments to the regulation with regard to head restraint height, use of the BioRID test dummy, and to improve the overall text. This document provides the current draft text with open items enclosed in brackets.
3. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for Amendment 2 (Phase 2)

GRSP may resume discussion on the final report of the IWG (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2018/3) and on the consolidated text of draft Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 9 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2018/2), incorporating: (a) the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI), (b) the new bumper test area and (c) the removal of the study reservation on the Injury Assessment Values (IARVs).

GRSP/2018/2 | GTR 9: Proposal for Amendment 2 (Phase 2) Proposal from the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Global Technical Regulation No. 9 Phase 2 (GTR9-PH2) to introduce the Flex PLI lower legform impactor and related test procedures into the GTR on pedestrian safety protection, including new bumper test area specifications.
GRSP/2018/3 | GTR 9: Technical report on the development of Amendment 2 (Phase 2) Appendix to the proposal for Amendment 2 to GTR 9 providing the rationale, justifications, and other supplemental information concerning the development of the amendment to introduce the Flex PLI lower legform impactor and related test procedures, including new bumper test area specifications.
GRSP/2018/2 | GTR 9: Proposal for Amendment 2 (Phase 2) Proposal from the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Global Technical Regulation No. 9 Phase 2 (GTR9-PH2) to introduce the Flex PLI lower legform impactor and related test procedures into the GTR on pedestrian safety protection, including new bumper test area specifications.
GRSP/2018/3 | GTR 9: Technical report on the development of Amendment 2 (Phase 2) Appendix to the proposal for Amendment 2 to GTR 9 providing the rationale, justifications, and other supplemental information concerning the development of the amendment to introduce the Flex PLI lower legform impactor and related test procedures, including new bumper test area specifications.
3. (b) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for Amendment 3
GRSP/2012/2 | Final progress report on the proposal to develop amendment 2 to GTR 9 Review of the work behind the proposal to clarify GTR 9, in particular concerning the definition of the headform testing/contact area for measurement purposes.
GRSP/2014/5 | Proposal for amendment to draft Phase 2 to global technical regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety) Proposal to clarify provisions of the headform tests of UN GTR No. 9.
3. (c) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for Amendment 4
GRSP-63-19 | GTR 9: Status Report of the Informal Working Group of Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems
GRSP-63-20 | GTR 9: Draft Terms of Reference for the Informal Working Group on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems
4. UN Global Technical Regulation No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles)
GRSP-63-29 | GTR 13: Report of the 2nd HFCV Phase 2 informal group session
WP.29/2018/75 | GTR 13: Terms of reference of the informal working group on the UN GTR No. 13 - Phase 2
5. Harmonization of side impact dummies
6. UN Global Technical Regulation on electric vehicles
7. UN Regulation No. 11 (Door latches and hinges)
GRSP/2018/11 | UN R11: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to amend the transitional provisions in order to explicitly confirm that approvals granted under the preceding series of amendments and the establishment of the new guidelines on UN Regulation procedures (documents WP.29/2017/107 including Corrigendum 1 and Addendum 1) will continue to be accepted. This amendment thus confirms the understanding that the new procedures apply only to new approvals and do not affect previous approvals.
GRSP-63-02 | UN R11: Proposal for Supplement 5 to 03 series and Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to clarify and align the French version of the text with regard to its English counterpart and the provisions on locking devices for each vehicle door.
8. UN Regulation No. 14 (Safety-belt anchorages)
GRSP/2018/12 | UN R14: Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 5 Proposal prepared by the secretariat to correct and improve the quality of the image of Figure 1a of Annex 5.
GRSP-63-03 | UN R14: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments Proposal to correct a cross-reference with regard to an ISOFIX exemption.
9. UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)
GRSP-63-04 | UN R16: Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 06 series and Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments Proposal to correct an oversight by adding the minimum requirement for at least a two-point lap belt (Br3, Br4m, Br4Nm) for use with rearward facing child restraints for M<sub>3</sub> as is already the case for M<sub>2</sub> vehicles.
GRSP-63-07/Rev.1 | UN R95: Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to amend document GRSP/2017/40 in order to clarify the performance requirements for impacted doors (i.e., determination of whether a door remained closed during the test) and to reduce the proposed force level from 500 N to 400 N for the test to open the door.
GRSP-63-23 | UN R16: Proposal for a 08 series of amendments Proposal clarify that only a 3-point-belt shall be permitted for the driver seating position in order to address differing interpretations among Technical Services regarding which requirements apply for driver position seat-belt approval.
GRSP-63-01/Rev.1 | UN R16, 44 94, 129 and 137: Proposal for collective amendments
10. UN Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)
GRSP/2018/4 | UN R17: Proposal for the 09 series of amendments Proposal to require seat belt components such as retractors to remain functional if damaged during the load-retention test according to Annex 9 of UN R17. Such components have occasionally been damaged during testing such that their functionality has been impaired. In order to ensure adequate occupant safety, this proposal would require all safety-belt components to be included in the test installation and require post-test inspection to confirm the continued functionality.
GRSP-63-24 | UN R17: Proposal for a supplement to the 08 series of amendments Clarification with regard to the possibility to install side-facing seats in buses of category M<sub>2</sub> and M<sub>3</sub> of classes A and I.
11. UN Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)
GRSP-63-18 | UN R22: French considerations
GRSP-63-26 | UN R22: Proposal for terms of reference for a new informal working group
12. UN Regulation No. 29 (Cabs of commercial vehicles)
GRSP/2018/5 | UN R29: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce installation specifications for securing a cab mounted on a vehicle to the test rig for tests B and C, as is currently provided for test A, under UN R29. This proposal aims to improve repeatability and reproducibility while allowing more flexibility in permitting the use of rigid composite blocks and/or (adjustable) metal brackets in securing the vehicle in the place of the wooden block presently prescribed in Figure 1.
13. UN Regulation No. 44 (Child Restraint Systems)
GRSP/2018/6 | UN R44: Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to require checking of non-integral child restraints (e.g., booster seats) for risk of injuries caused by narrow contact with buckle and safety-belt such as may be caused by strong local pressure from twisted buckles, belts, or tongues.
GRSP-63-13 | UN R44: CLEPA analysis of belt contact width measurement CLEPA presentation proposing further study of possible responses to the concerns raised and solution proposed in document GRSP/2018/6 regarding non-integral child restraints (e.g., booster seats) and the risk of injuries from narrow contact with buckle and safety-belt.
GRSP-63-12 | UN R44: Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal of amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2018/6
14. UN Regulation No. 80 (Strength of seats and their anchorages (buses))
GRSP/2018/10 | UN R80: Proposal for the 04 series of amendments Proposal to delete Appendix 5 and thereby end static testing as a compliance option. In addition, this proposal amends Appendix 1 by reducing the forward movement of the head of the manikin to 1.2 m in alignment with UN Regulation No. 14. Further, the proposal would limit the movement of the seat anchorages to 100 mm to ensure a minimum residual space for the passenger between the seats. Lastly, to ensure that seat fixations are reliably fastened after relocation, the proposal would require the necessary information to be marked directly on the seat and provided in the owner’s manual.
GRSP-63-17 | UN R80: Proposal for the 04 series of amendments Proposal to amend to document GRSP/2018/10 in order to clarify the torque specification for attaching seats and to delay the proposed entry into force.
15. UN Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)
16. UN Regulation No. 95 (Lateral collision)
GRSP/2017/40 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 95 Proposal to clarify the conditions where a door is deemed to be open under UN R95. Technical Services have interpreted the definition of “open” under paragraph 5.3.1. differently, resulting in divergent outcomes. The proposed definitions are taken from UN Regulation No. 135 Revision 1.
GRSP-63-07/Rev.1 | UN R95: Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to amend document GRSP/2017/40 in order to clarify the performance requirements for impacted doors (i.e., determination of whether a door remained closed during the test) and to reduce the proposed force level from 500 N to 400 N for the test to open the door.
17. UN Regulation No. 100 (Electric power trained vehicles)
GRSP/2018/7 | UN R100: Proposals for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments and Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to amend the transitional provisions in order to explicitly confirm that approvals granted prior to the respective supplements to the 01 and 02 series of amendments and the establishment of the new guidelines on UN Regulation procedures (documents WP.29/2017/107 including Corrigendum 1 and Addendum 1) will continue to be accepted. This amendment confirms the understanding that the new procedures apply only to new approvals and do not affect previous approvals.
18. UN Regulation No. 127 (Pedestrian safety)
19. UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
GRSP/2018/8 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to add provisions for the definition and requirements for lower tether strap and the definition and specifications of Lower Tether Anchorages (LTA).
GRSP/2018/13 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 00 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to require that the shoulder strap positioner, if any, and the buckle open independently of each other in order to satisfy the requirement that the buckle can be opened by a single action. Currently, if the shoulder strap positioner has not been opened, it is possible that the buckle cannot be opened.
GRSP/2018/14 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to require that the shoulder strap positioner, if any, and the buckle open independently of each other in order to satisfy the requirement that the buckle can be opened by a single action. Currently, if the shoulder strap positioner has not been opened, it is possible that the buckle cannot be opened.
GRSP/2018/15 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to require that the shoulder strap positioner, if any, and the buckle open independently of each other in order to satisfy the requirement that the buckle can be opened by a single action. Currently, if the shoulder strap positioner has not been opened, it is possible that the buckle cannot be opened.
GRSP/2018/16 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to require that the shoulder strap positioner, if any, and the buckle open independently of each other in order to satisfy the requirement that the buckle can be opened by a single action. Currently, if the shoulder strap positioner has not been opened, it is possible that the buckle cannot be opened.
GRSP/2018/17 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to restrict iSize booster seats (Non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems) to occupants with a maximum stature of 135 cm in order to satisfy the plug and play principle. Presently, UN R129 would allow for approval of such CRS for children up to 150 cm.
GRSP/2018/18 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to restrict iSize booster seats (Non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems) to occupants with a maximum stature of 135 cm in order to satisfy the plug and play principle. Presently, UN R129 would allow for approval of such CRS for chiildren up to 150 cm.
GRSP/2018/19 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 00 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to allow the head of the dummy to pass the DE plane provided there is a structure (e.g., head pad or backrest) that provides adequate protection for the head. Under UN R129, the combination of a stiffer test bench foam and the design of the test dummy can mean that when testing forward-facing child restraints (including boosters), the dummy’s head often passes the DE plane. The Q-series dummies are not proven to be biofidelic during the rebound phase of the impact test. In such cases, the head pad or backrest provides protection to the child's head and the energy-absorption properties of this structure will have been tested using the test method described in UN Regulation No. 129.
GRSP/2018/20 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to allow the head of the dummy to pass the DE plane provided there is a structure (e.g., head pad or backrest) that provides adequate protection for the head. Under UN R129, the combination of a stiffer test bench foam and the design of the test dummy can mean that when testing forward-facing child restraints (including boosters), the dummy’s head often passes the DE plane. The Q-series dummies are not proven to be biofidelic during the rebound phase of the impact test. In such cases, the head pad or backrest provides protection to the child's head and the energy-absorption properties of this structure will have been tested using the test method described in UN Regulation No. 129.
GRSP/2018/21 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to allow the head of the dummy to pass the DE plane provided there is a structure (e.g., head pad or backrest) that provides adequate protection for the head. Under UN R129, the combination of a stiffer test bench foam and the design of the test dummy can mean that when testing forward-facing child restraints (including boosters), the dummy’s head often passes the DE plane. The Q-series dummies are not proven to be biofidelic during the rebound phase of the impact test. In such cases, the head pad or backrest provides protection to the child’s head and the energy-absorption properties of this structure will have been tested using the test method described in UN Regulation No. 129.
GRSP/2018/22 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal from Spain on behalf of the Technical Services Group (TSG) on UN R129 to allow the head of the dummy to pass the DE plane provided there is a structure (e.g., head pad or backrest) that provides adequate protection for the head. Under UN R129, the combination of a stiffer test bench foam and the design of the test dummy can mean that when testing forward-facing child restraints (including boosters), the dummy’s head often passes the DE plane. The Q-series dummies are not proven to be biofidelic during the rebound phase of the impact test. In such cases, the head pad or backrest provides protection to the child’s head and the energy-absorption properties of this structure will have been tested using the test method described in UN Regulation No. 129.
GRSP-63-08/Rev.1 | UN R129: Proposal for various supplements to different series of amendments Proposal to align end-user information provisions with those adopted for UN R44.
GRSP-63-09 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 00 series of amendments, Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments, Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments and Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Certain enhanced child restraint systems are designed for forward-facing and rearward-facing depending upon the age of the occupant. This proposal would clarify the labeling and packing information to avoid confusion between the requirements for these "dual" systems and exclusively forward-facing CRS.
GRSP-63-11/Rev.1 | UN R129: Proposal of supplements to the series of amendments Pursuant to the concern raised by Spain to avoid a misinterpretation that shoulder strap positioners must be designed to be released before the harness buckle, This proposal clarifies that a shoulder strap positioner may be released before, after, or simultaneously with the harness buckle. The proposal also improves the text with regard to the release of modules from a base.
GRSP-63-27 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to remove the age and stature characteristics from the definition of an "Infant carrier" to avoid misinterpretations. These seats may be used by children above the age specification provided they fall within the stature limits.
GRSP-63-28 | UN R129: CLEPA responses to documents GRSP/2018/17-18 regarding approval categories and stature limits for booster seats
GRSP-63-30 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to explicitly allow the granting extensions for type approvals under the 02 series of amendments and for any approval not affected by 03 series of amendments pursuant to the new guidelines on UN Regulations.
GRSP-63-10/Rev.1 | UN R129: Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments and Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments During its 61st session, GRSP approved Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments and Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments. This proposal reinserts text inadvertently omitted during the reproduction of the text as approved during the session.
20. UN Regulation No. 134 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV))
21. UN Regulation No. 135 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))
22. UN Regulation No. 136 (Electric Vehicles of Category L (EV-L))
23. UN Regulation No. 137 (Frontal impact with focus on restraint systems)
GRSP-63-14 | UN R137: Proposal for a supplement to extend the scope to L7 vehicles Proposal to require rigid barrier frontal crash testing for commercial use quadricycles (i.e., four-wheeled vehicles with unladen mass not more than 400 kg (550 kg for goods-carrying vehicles), not including the mass of batteries in the case of electric vehicles and whose maximum continuous rated power does not exceed 15 kW).
GRSP-63-15 | Global NCAP letter to WP.29 concerning quadricycle crash testing Global NCAP letter of November 2016 supporting attention to the crashworthiness of L-category four-wheeled vehicles (L6/L7) via a "new global standard".
GRSP-63-16 | Public Interest Litigation Regarding Motor Vehicle Safety in India December 2015 notes prepared by Global NCAP in safety awareness following "Safer Cars in India" program.
24. Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137
GRSP/2018/9 | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 94 and 137 Alternative proposal to GRSP/2017/27 submitted by the EC to clarify and improve airbag warning label requirements and to group these provisions under UN R16 in order to avoid the need to update multiple regulations in case of changes. OICA would not, however, add provisions concerning language variations (these are handled at the point of sale).
GRSP/2017/27 | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137 Proposal to harmonize airbag warning labels regarding the correct use of a child restraint system in a seating position equipped with an activated frontal airbag in order to prohibit the display of additional information unrelated to child safety.
GRSP-63-01/Rev.1 | UN R16, 44 94, 129 and 137: Proposal for collective amendments
25. Securing of children in buses and coaches
26. (a) Other business: Exchange of information on national and international requirements on passive safety
GRSP-63-21 | Harmonization of Crash Regulations in Korea
GRSP-63-22 | Korea New Car Assessment Program Roadmap
GRSP-63-31 | Revision of the EU General Safety Regulation and Pedestrian Safety Regulation
26. (b) Other business: Definitions and acronyms in Regulations under GRSP responsibilities
26. (c) Other business: Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system and involvement of the Working Parties
26. (d) Other business: Highlights of the March 2018 session of WP.29
26. (e) Other business: Three-dimensional H-point machine
26. (f) Other business: Intelligent transport systems
26. (g) Other business: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to UN R145
GRSP-63-05 | UN R145: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 Proposal to correct a cross-reference regarding an ISOFIX anchorage exemption.
26. (h) Proposal to amend Mutual Resolution No. 1
GRSP-63-25 | MR 1: Proposal to introduce FlexPLI specifications Proposal to introduce references to specifications for the construction, preparation and certification of the Flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor (FlexPLI).
26. (i) Tributes