Session 115 | Geneva | 9-12 Oct 2018
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda

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

GRSG/2018/10 | Provisional agenda for the 115th GRSG session Please note that responsibility for coupling regulations (UN R55 and R147) has been transferred to GRSG from GRRF.
GRSG-115-01 | Running order of the GRSG 115th session agenda
GRSG/2018/10/Add.1 | Addendum 1 to the provisional agenda for the 115th GRSG session Annotated provisional agenda for the October 2018 GRSG session.
GRSG-115-02/Rev.1 | General information and GRSG highlights from the June 2018 WP.29 session
WP.29-175-25 | Automated Vehicles: Creation of a dedicated GR working group Discussion document prepared under the WP.29 committee for coordination on the creation of a permanent GR Working Party dedicated to automated/autonomous and connected vehicles.
2. Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches

The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) is expected to be informed by the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) about the outcome of the most recent meetings on the behaviour of the general construction of M2 and M3 vehicles in a fire event (BMFE).

2. (a) UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a proposal by Poland (GRSG-114-05) to align the provisions of Annexes 3 and 11 of UN Regulation No. 107.

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 also agreed to revisit a proposal tabled by Italy (GRSG-114-16) that proposed new provisions for the possible approval of innovative equipment other than a platform to improve the accessibility of people with reduced mobility, particularly on coaches.

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.
GRSG-115-04 | Front section collision protection on buses Discussion paper proposing an effort to develop safety requirements for the protection of the driver and tourist guide situation at the front of motor coaches.
GRSG-115-15 | UN R107: Proposal for a Supplement to the 08 series of amendments Proposal to amend the transitional provisions in order to extend the use of the 06 and 07 series beyond 2022 for vehicles not affected by the 08 series of amendments (i.e., new interior fitting visual contrast requirements).
GRSG-115-41 | UN R107: Draft proposal for a correction in several supplements and series of amendments In 2008 WP.29 adopted document WP.29/2008/98 under Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments, deleting all marking requirements and transferring them to Annex 11. Nonetheless, Revision 4 of UN R107 as published on the UNECE website erroneously includes the deleted paragraphs. This proposal aims to correct that error.
GRSG-115-26 | 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.
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/2007/33 | Proposal for a new regulation for vehicles of category M3 with regard to the protection of the driver and crew member(s) seated alongside the driver in the case of a frontal collision
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) UN Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by the IWG on BMFE to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 118, if available.

GRSG-115-07 | BMFE informal group status report Progress report on the effort to improve the behaviour of M<sub>2</sub> and M<sub>3</sub> general construction of buses in case of fire events.
3. UN Regulation No. 26 (External projections of passenger cars)

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by France to clarify the provisions for windscreen wipers.

GRSG/2018/17 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce a generic drawing to clarify the requirements applicable to elements of windscreen wipers.
GRSG-115-08 | UN R26: Suggestion for changes to document GRSG/2018/17 Proposal to add a drawing and text to clarify which requirements apply to which parts of the windscreen wiper.
GRSG-115-16 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to exempt rear edges of fenders and rear edges of A pillars under certain conditions from the requirement that sheet metal edges be folded back or fitted with a shield. These edges not easily contacted by VRU in a collision could be blunted instead.
GRSG-115-32 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to add a drawing and text to clarify which requirements apply to which parts of the windscreen wiper.
GRSG/2018/17 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce a generic drawing to clarify the requirements applicable to elements of windscreen wipers.
4. UN Regulation No. 35 (Foot controls)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 35, if available.

GRSG-115-17 | UN R35: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments
5. Amendments to safety glazing regulations

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) about the work progress on amendments to the UN regulations on safety glazing with respect to new provisions on “ceramic printed areas”.

GRSG-115-35 | Panoramic Sunroof Glazing informal group status report
5. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by India (based on GRSG-114-20 and WP.29-175-30) or by the IWG on PSG to clarify the provisions of UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6, if available.

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.
WP.29-175-30 | GTR 6: Request for authorization to develop an amendment Proposal 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. This request follows the approval by GRSG of a similar amendment to UN R43 (document GRSG/2018/7) and therefore seeks to maintain the alignment between GTR 6 and UN R43.
GRSG-115-35 | Panoramic Sunroof Glazing informal group status report
GRSG-115-38 | GTR 6: Comment on Amendment 2 Proposal for an amendment to provide for the optional use of laminated-glass panes meeting mechanical strength requirements in front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of upper deck of double decked buses instead of laminated windscreen. This is in line with similar proposal discussed in 114th session of GRSG for UN Regulation No. 43.
WP.29/2018/167 | GTR 6: Request for authorization to develop an amendment The objective of this proposal is to develop, in the framework of the 1998 Agreement, an amendment to UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 6 on Safety Glazing to adapt the Regulation to technical progress by providing optional use of thinner laminated-glass panes meeting mechanical strength requirements in front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of upper deck of double decked buses instead of laminated windscreen.
WP.29-175-30 | GTR 6: Request for authorization to develop an amendment Proposal 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. This request follows the approval by GRSG of a similar amendment to UN R43 (document GRSG/2018/7) and therefore seeks to maintain the alignment between GTR 6 and UN R43.
5. (b) UN Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 43, if available.

GRSG-115-09 | UN R43: Suggestion for an amendment Proposal to delete the reference to abrasion requirements in Annex 3, paragraph 6.4.1.3. since abrasion resistance is not relevant in the assessment of resistance to weathering.
GRSG-115-27/Rev.1 | UN R43: 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 1, Supplement 4, Supplement 5 and Supplement 6 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 1, Supplement 4, Supplement 5 and Supplement 6.”)
6. Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of the IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity (VRU-Proxi) about the progress of the group on new requirements for the close proximity vision area.

GRSG-115-40 | Status report of “Reversing Motion” in VRU-Proxi Informal Working Group Presentation on rear vision systems for pedestrian protection.
6. (a) UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 46, if available.

GRSG-115-40 | Status report of “Reversing Motion” in VRU-Proxi Informal Working Group Presentation on rear vision systems for pedestrian protection.
GRSG-115-39 | UN R46: Proposal for the 05 series of amendments Updated proposal for Class VIII field of vision and provisions for sonar systems. The updated proposal adds provisions for headrest position and draft text for transitional provisions under discussion with the VRU-Proxi Informal Working Group.
6. (b) New UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS)

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a revised proposal tabled by Germany for a new UN Regulation on BSIS, taking into account the detailed feedback by the IWG on VRU-Proxi.

GRSG/2018/24 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information System for the Detection of Bicycles Text prepared by the Informal Working Group on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity in low speed manoeuvres (VRU-Proxi) to establish a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) intended to be fitted to heavy goods vehicles.
GRSG-115-10/Rev.1 | BSIS: Revised proposal for a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems Revised version of document GRSG/2018/24 as adopted by GRSG during its 115th session.
GRSG-115-13 | BSIS: ISO/CD 19206-4 Password protected file: ISO/CD 19206-4: Road vehicles -- Test devices for target vehicles, vulnerable road users and other objects, for assessment of active safety functions -- Part 4: Requirements for bicyclist targets. The proposed new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems refers to this standard presently under development within ISO. The GRSG secretariat controls access to the working party participants.
GRSG-115-30 | BSIS: Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation Proposal to remove ambient light constraints (e.g., 1000 lux threshold) from the draft blind spot information systems text.
GRSG-115-37 | Truck drivers' turning information concept - a psychological approach
GRSG-115-36 | BSIS: Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation Proposal to explicitly reference consideration of the time to collision in assessing the blind spot detection system performance.
GRSG-115-24 | BSIS: Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation (GRSG/2018/24) Proposal to define the scope of the new regulation as vehicles of categories N<sub>2</sub> > 8 t and N<sub>3</sub>. The proposal argues against inclusion of M<sub>2</sub> and M<sub>3</sub> vehicles.
GRSG-115-31 | BSIS: Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation (GRSG/2018/24) Proposal to increase the 0.25 m gap between the vehicle and the bicycle to 0.50 m in order to avoid excessive false positive warnings.
GRSG-115-33 | BSIS: Introduction and summary of changes from the VRU-Proxi informal group
GRSG/2018/24 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information System for the Detection of Bicycles Text prepared by the Informal Working Group on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity in low speed manoeuvres (VRU-Proxi) to establish a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) intended to be fitted to heavy goods vehicles.
7. UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)

Upon the decision by WP.29 at its June 2018 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, para. 33), GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by CLEPA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/10) to clarify the provisions of UN Regulation No. 55.

GRVA/2018/10 | UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 Series of Amendments Proposal to correct Revision 2 of UN R55 to align with the text of Supplement 04 to 01 series of amendments. This proposal removes a subparagraph under paragraph 13.1 that should not have been included in the Revision.

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by Poland to introduce an editorial amendment clarifying the text of the Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/11).

GRVA/2018/11 | UN R55: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of Amendments Annex 1 of UN R55 concerns the type approval communication form. Item 9.3. requires information “For Class A mechanical coupling devices or components, including towing brackets”. Poland proposes to add “if applicable” to the description in order to avoid interpretations that brackets must be part of the approval (i.e., the approval may concern the coupling ball without additional attachments).
GRSG-115-11/Rev.1 | UN R55: Proposal to clarify the transitional provisions Proposal to clarify the treatment of extensions of existing approvals under the new transitional provision guidelines (“Until 31 December 2019, Supplement 5 and Supplement 7 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 5 and Supplement 7.”)
GRSG-115-34 | UN R55: Proposal for amendments Proposal to add the text, "In such a case, the motor-vehicle's user instructions (e.g. owner's manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use."
GRVA/2018/10 | UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 Series of Amendments Proposal to correct Revision 2 of UN R55 to align with the text of Supplement 04 to 01 series of amendments. This proposal removes a subparagraph under paragraph 13.1 that should not have been included in the Revision.
GRVA/2018/11 | UN R55: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of Amendments Annex 1 of UN R55 concerns the type approval communication form. Item 9.3. requires information “For Class A mechanical coupling devices or components, including towing brackets”. Poland proposes to add “if applicable” to the description in order to avoid interpretations that brackets must be part of the approval (i.e., the approval may concern the coupling ball without additional attachments).
8. UN Regulation No. 62 (Anti-theft for mopeds/motorcycles).

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by Germany to insert new provisions on electromechanical and electronic devices to prevent unauthorized use.

GRSG/2018/15 | 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.
GRSG/2018/15 | 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.
9. Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations
GRSG-115-05 | Report of the 2nd Task Force on "gas-fueled vehicle regulations" meeting session
9. (a) UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)

GRSG may wish to resume consideration of a proposal by the Task Force to amend the provisions of the ageing test in Annex 15 and on the results of the ageing of material (e.g. rubber hoses) that is in contact with LPG (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/2).

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 is expected to further consider a proposal by Turkey on new provisions for the location on the vehicle of the filling unit and a limitation of the service life of LPG containers (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/22).

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.

GRSG may wish to review ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/20 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/8) tabled by the European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL) to simplify and adapt the Regulation to technical progress, specifically for the definition of a type of container and Annex 2B.

GRSG/2018/8 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments
GRSG/2018/20 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to insert type (item 1.1.) and pressure classification (item 1.2.) in the communication form (Annex 2B).
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.
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/2018/20 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to insert type (item 1.1.) and pressure classification (item 1.2.) in the communication form (Annex 2B).
9. (b) UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)

GRSG is expected to be informed by the expert from Germany who is leading the Task Force to review the amendments proposed to UN Regulation No. 110 on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/29. Thus, GRSG may wish to consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/16 tabled by Italy, proposing to amend Annex 3A of the Regulation, i.e. the test requirements for the periodic requalification of CNG cylinders to avoid structural failures during their service life, including new provisions for a mandatory impact damage test for all cylinders without the use of shoulder pads.

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.
GRSG/2018/16 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments 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.

GRSG agreed to consider in detail a proposal by the Netherlands to insert into the Regulation new requirements for components used in LNG/CNG systems such as the “CNG accumulator” and the “CNG compressor” (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/11). GRSG also agreed to revisit a proposal by the Netherlands to allow the use of gas fuelled generators to provide electrical power for accessories or other vehicle systems (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/12).

GRSG/2018/11 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce requirements for CNG compressor and CNG accumulator components designed to maintain stable pressure in fuel systems.
GRSG/2018/12 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments 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 may wish to consider a proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/13) by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to adapt the text of the Regulation to the current technology on the gas flow adjustor in the carburettor or injector.

GRSG/2018/13 | UN R110: Proposal for a Supplement to the 02 and 03 series of amendments 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-115-06 | UN R110: Suggestion for changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/16 Proposal for clarifications and editorial improvements to the draft amendment to require, in instances where that ogive covers be removed before conducting the impact damage (drop) test.
GRSG-115-18/Rev.2 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments Proposal prepared by OICA per decisions by the task force on gas-fuelled vehicle regulations to resolve issues associated with periodic requalification of CNG cylinders. The proposal amends Annexes 3A and 3B, particularly to state "Contracting Parties requiring a more frequent (than every 48 months) or more stringent periodic requalification of cylinders may do so in accordance with the national or regional requirements."
GRSG-115-19 | UN R110: Proposal for the 04 series of amendments This proposal introduces transitional provisions into UN Regulation No. 110 should the proposals in document GRSG/2018/11 be adopted. GRSG/2018/11 would change the technical requirements for vehicles equipped with CNG compressors and/or accumulators and therefore would transitional provisions be applicable.
GRSG/2018/16 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments 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.
GRSG/2018/13 | UN R110: Proposal for a Supplement to the 02 and 03 series of amendments 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/2018/11 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce requirements for CNG compressor and CNG accumulator components designed to maintain stable pressure in fuel systems.
GRSG/2018/12 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments 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.
10. UN Regulation No. 73 (Lateral protection devices)

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of proposals by France to improve the performance level of lateral protection devices for a better protection of vulnerable road users.

GRSG/2018/18 | 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/2018/19 | UN R73: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the positioning of lateral protection devices on central axle trailers
GRSG/2018/19 | UN R73: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments and for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the positioning of lateral protection devices on central axle trailers
GRSG/2018/18 | 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.
11. UN Regulation No. 105 (ADR vehicles)

GRSG agreed to review the proposal to align the text of the Regulation with that of the new provisions of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), edition 2019, that had been adopted by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15).

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.
WP.29/2018/126 | UN R105: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 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.
12. UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)

GRSG agreed to revisit the proposals by the Ambassador of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) that remove some provisions and inserting the latter ones into two new UN Regulations.

GRSG may wish to consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/14 tabled by OICA to remove from the current text of the Regulation, the references to the European standards on frequencies.

GRSG/2018/14 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 6 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 agreed to review a proposal by OICA to clarify the provisions on the environmental testing of components that are not embedded in the vehicle, e.g. keys (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/25).

GRSG/2018/25 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 6 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-115-28/Rev.1 | UN R116: 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 5 to the original version of this Regulation may not apply to extensions of approvals that were originally granted prior to the entry into force of Supplement 5”.)
GRSG-115-20 | UN R116: Proposal for amendments Proposal to redefine "key" to include "physical device or electronic solution". At the same time, the proposal excludes "hardware (e.g. smartphone) provided by other than car manufacturer" from this definition.
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/Rev.1 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on vehicle alarm systems and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system 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/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.
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/2018/14 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 6 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/2018/25 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 6 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.
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.)
14. UN Regulation No. 122 (Heating systems)

GRSG may wish to consider proposals by France to insert new provisions for the installation of heat pump heating systems and to limit the possible exemptions for electrical heating systems.

GRSG/2018/21 | UN R122: Proposal for Supplement 5 Proposal to introduce provisions for interior heating systems using heat pumps.
GRSG/2018/22 | UN R122: Proposal for Supplement 5 Proposal to clarify the requirements for electric heaters by limiting possibilities for exemptions applicable to interior heating systems supplied by several electrical elements.
GRSG-115-21 | UN R122: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments This proposal introduces transitional provisions into UN Regulation No. 122 should the proposals in document GRSG/2018/21 be adopted. GRSG/2018/21 would change the technical requirements for vehicles equipped with heat pump heating systems and therefore, transitional provisions would be applicable.
GRSG/2018/21 | UN R122: Proposal for Supplement 5 Proposal to introduce provisions for interior heating systems using heat pumps.
GRSG/2018/22 | UN R122: Proposal for Supplement 5 Proposal to clarify the requirements for electric heaters by limiting possibilities for exemptions applicable to interior heating systems supplied by several electrical elements.
15. UN Regulation No. 144 (Accident Emergency Call Systems)

At its previous session, GRSG supported the new draft UN Regulation on AECS and agreed on the need to further develop the provisions of the Regulation. Thus, GRSG may wish to consider proposals for amendments to the Regulation, if available.

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by OICA to clarify the scope of UN Regulation No. 144 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/23).

GRSG/2018/23 | UN R144: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify the scope of the Regulation especially with regard to the relationship between AECS and the presence of airbag systems in the vehicle.
GRSG-115-22 | UN R144: Proposal to amend GRSG/2018/23 on Accident Emergency Call Systems Proposal to correct editorial and numbering errors and to clarify references to certain passive safety regulations in the original proposal (regarding the relationship between AECS and the presence of airbag systems in the vehicle).
GRSG-115-23 | UN R144: Proposal for amendments Proposal to correct and clarify cross-references to testing under Annex 9, including power suppliers other than the back-up power supply.
GRSG/2018/23 | UN R144: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify the scope of the Regulation especially with regard to the relationship between AECS and the presence of airbag systems in the vehicle.
16. UN Regulation No. 0 (International Whole Vehicle Type Approval)

GRSG may wish to be informed by the IWVTA Ambassador about the outcome of the recent meetings of the IWG on IWVTA and the follow-up of the horizontal issue on the new provisions on the numbering of UN type approvals in accordance with Schedule 4 and the existing format of the communication form affecting all UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.

WP.29/2018/82 | UN R0: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Proposal to update the list of UN Regulations subject to UN R0 (Annex 4), including addition of UN R14 (safety belt anchorages) and UN R34 (rear impact and fire risk).
WP.29/2018/165 | IWVTA: Proposal for an amendment to Schedule 4 of the 1958 Agreement OICA proposal to clarify that the numbering of type approvals for UN Regulations does not apply to UN Regulation No. 0 on international whole vehicle type approval. Numbering under UN R0 is explained in that Regulation.
17. Exchange of views on Vehicle Automation

GRSG may wish to be informed about the outcome of the recent sessions of WP.29 on vehicle automation activities (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, paras. 22-42).

GRSG-115-02/Rev.1 | General information and GRSG highlights from the June 2018 WP.29 session
WP.29-175-29 | 1998 Agreement: Updated proposal for new priorities
18. The strategy of the Inland Transport Committee

GRSG may wish to be informed about the outcome of the future strategy of the Inland Transport Committee.

GRSG-115-42 | ITC strategy 2030 - UN management reform update
19. Election of Officers

In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1), GRSG will elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of the sessions scheduled for the year 2019.

20. Other business
GRSG-115-03 | UN R58: Proposal for a corrigendum to Revision 3 Proposal from the GRSG secretariat to correct the "model B" figure illustrating marking provisions with a reference to the 03 series of amendments to UN R31.
20. (a) UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
GRSG/2018/26 | UN R58: Proposition de rectificatif 1 à la révision 3 Proposal to strike "sur un montage rigide" from paragraph 6 (Essai effectué sur un montage rigide/sur un véhicule/sur des parties représentatives du châssis d’un véhicule<sup>2</sup>) in order to align the French version with the English and Russian versions of the text.
20. (b) Amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
GRSG-115-12 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution Proposal to enable application of the designation "twinned wheels" across all Category L vehicles.
20. (c) Proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 93
GRSG-115-25 | UN R93: Proposal for amendments In anticipation of improvements to truck-cab aerodynamics, this proposal would update Part III of UN R93 where the front under-run protection is integrated in the motor vehicle by defining the forward reference point as the same transverse location where the force is applied. This results in FUPs that, in the case of cab fronts that are curved, at least 400 mm must be maintained along the front contour of the cab, instead of the foremost point.
20. (d) Tributes to Messrs. Kincl and Gouweleeuw