Session 115 | Geneva | 9-12 Oct 2018
13. UN Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a proposal by OICA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/6) to simplify the handling of colour changes of controls, tell-tales and indicators and to remove footnote 18 from the table.

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-115-14/Rev.1 | UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to add a new symbol (as defined by IEC standard 60417-5009) for power on/off controls in electrified vehicles (e.g., electric or fuel cell vehicles).
GRSG-115-29/Rev.1 | UN R121: Proposal to clarify transitional provisions Proposal to clarify the treatment of extensions of existing approvals under the new transitional provision guidelines ("Until 31 December 2019, Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation may not apply to extensions of approvals that were originally granted prior to the entry into force of Supplement 2.")
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-115-14/Rev.1
UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments (Korea)
15 Oct 2018 Working Party Informal Documents Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Proposal to add a new symbol (as defined by IEC standard 60417-5009) for power on/off controls in electrified vehicles (e.g., electric or fuel cell vehicles). GRSG-115-0014/Rev.1
GRSG-115-29/Rev.1
UN R121: Proposal to clarify transitional provisions (OICA)
14 Oct 2018 Working Party Informal Documents Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Proposal to clarify the treatment of extensions of existing approvals under the new transitional provision guidelines ("Until 31 December 2019, Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation may not apply to extensions of approvals that were originally granted prior to the entry into force of Supplement 2.") GRSG-115-0029/Rev.1