GRE
Session 80 | Geneva | 23-26 Oct 2018
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its eightieth session from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Geneva, under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium). Experts from the following countries participated in the work according to Rule 1 (a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amends. 1 and 2): Belgium, China, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), International Automobile Federation (FIA), International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRE considered and adopted the agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/31), as reproduced in GRE-80-01 together with the informal documents distributed during the session. GRE also noted the running order proposed by the Chair (GRE-80-11).

GRE-80-01 | Updated agenda for the 80th (October 2018) GRE session
GRE-80-11 | GRE 80: Running order of the agenda
GRE/2018/31 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 80th GRE session

3. The list of informal documents is contained in Annex I to the report. The list of GRE informal groups is reproduced in Annex V to the session report.

4. GRE took note of the highlights of the June 2018 session of WP.29 and the official document submission deadline of 18 January 2019 for the April 2019 session of GRE (GRE-80-15).

GRE-80-15 | GRE-80: General information and WP.29 session highlights
2. 1998 Agreement - Global Technical UN Regulations: Development

5. GRE noted that, in the future, a new UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) could be developed under stage 2 of the simplification of the lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations (SLR) (see para. 7 below) or as a result of consideration of light-signalling functions of automated/autonomous vehicles (see para. 40 below).

3. 1997 Agreement – Rules: Development

6. No information was reported under this agenda item.

4. Simplification of lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations

7. The Secretary of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling UN Regulations” (IWG SLR) presented their progress report (GRE-80-30) and proposed revising its Terms of Reference (GRE-80-14). Following an in-depth discussion, GRE agreed that stage 2 of IWG SLR should take over the outcome of the Informal Working Group on Visibility, Glare and Levelling (IWG VGL), and so, adopted the revised Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of IWG SLR, as laid down in Annex II. GRE mandated its Chair to seek the consent of WP.29, at its November 2018 session, to extend the mandate of IWG SLR until the end of 2022. At the same time, GRE agreed not to extend the mandate of IWG VGL beyond 2018.

GRE-80-14 | SLR informal group: Updated Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure
GRE-80-30 | SLR informal group status report

8. GRE was informed that the full package of amendment proposals drafted by IWG SLR under stage 1 of SLR, including the three new simplified UN Regulations on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD), in August 2018 had been submitted to WP.29 and to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration at their November 2018 sessions. GRE noted that the SLR package, if adopted, would be scheduled to enter into force at the end of May – beginning of June 2019. Therefore, under the above assumption, the June 2019 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 would provide for the very first opportunity to introduce amendments to the new LSD, RID and RRD UN Regulations.

GRE-80-14 | SLR informal group: Updated Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure

9. GRE recalled that, at its previous session, it had provisionally adopted transitional provisions to “freeze” UN Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 27, 38, 50, 69, 70, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/11), with square brackets around the third transitional provision on the validity of existing type approvals, and had agreed to take a final decision at this session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/79, paras. 11 and 17). The Secretary of IWG SLR presented the revised transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/34) which propose the deletion of the third transitional provision for all concerned UN Regulations. The expert from OICA expressed concerns that this deletion might lead to different interpretation among type approval authorities and that some of them might question the validity of existing type approvals (GRE-80-21). GRE confirmed that the revised transitional provisions, as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/34, do not affect the validity of type approvals already granted pursuant to the UN Regulations concerned.

10. Upon this understanding, GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/34 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2018 sessions as corrigenda to the original SLR package. GRE also expressed a hope that, in spite of the late submission of these modifications, contracting parties would be in a position to take them into consideration and to vote for the complete updated SLR package in November 2018.

GRE-80-21 | Comments on document GRE/2018/34 (Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 27, 38, 50, 69, 70, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123) Request to GRE and the SLR informal group to give consideration to transitional provisions.
GRE/2018/11 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 27, 38, 50, 69, 70, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal from the Simplification of Lighting Regulations informal group to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of the existing Regulations on lighting and light-signalling in conjunction with the introduction of three new simplified Regulations on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD).
GRE/2018/34 | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 27, 38, 50, 69, 70, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 SLR informal group removing the brackets around (i.e., confirming) the 24-month transition period for the switch to approvals only under the new LSD, RRD, and RID regulations and to delete the proposal that approvals and extensions of approvals granted under each regulation would remain valid indefinitely.

11. The Secretary of IWG SLR introduced the first proposals for amendments to the original versions of the LSD, RID and RRD UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/37 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/38). GRE adopted these proposals and noted that some of these amendments were essentially corrections of errors in the original SLR package while others were improvements. GRE stressed the need to rectify the discovered errors, such as the correction of Table 9 in the RID UN Regulation (as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/37) and the correction of Annex 7 of the RRD UN Regulation (as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/38) and requested the secretariat to submit these corrections to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2018 sessions as corrigenda to the original SLR package. The “improvement” amendments would be submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions, as explained in para. 8 above.

GRE/2018/36 | Proposal to improve and clarify the text of the UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD) Proposal to clarify paragraph 2.1 with regard to definitions: "All the definitions given in the latest series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 in force at the time of application for type approval shall apply, unless otherwise specified <b>in this UN Regulation or in the pertinent installation UN Regulations Nos. 53, 74 and 86</b>."
GRE/2018/37 | RID: Proposal to improve and clarify the text Proposal to specify the use of UN R48 definitions unless otherwise specified in the current regulation or in lighting installation regulations for other vehicles categories (i.e., in UN R53, R74, or R86), to harmonize the Conformity of Production (CoP) provisions regarding the permitted re-aim angles for class A and B headlamps, and to harmonize Class C passing beam values. The SLR informal group intends for these changes, if approved, to be considered by WP.29 at its November 2018 session along with the original RID proposal (WP.29/2018/158).
GRE/2018/38 | RRD: Proposal to improve and clarify the text Proposal from the SLR informal group to improve the text of the draft new UN Regulation on retro-reflecting devices (RRD). The proposal adds that the definitions in UN R48 apply unless the regulation or the vehicle-category-specific regulations (UN R53, 78, 86) specify different applicable definitions, to clarify that the construction provision and prohibition on use of paints or varnishes under paragraph 4.1.6 only apply to retro-reflectors, to correct the omission of Class F devices from the title of paragraph 5.4., and to add the water-resistance test (from UN R69 and R70) to Annex 7. The amendments, if approved, are intended to be considered with the original draft of the new Regulation sent to the November 2018 WP.29 for adoption (WP.29/2018/159).

12. The experts from IWG SLR and IMMA proposed to amend the inboard visibility angle for rear position lamps in pairs in the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/33 and GRE-80-32). GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2018 sessions as draft Supplement 1 to the original LSD UN Regulation. GRE also recalled that this modification should be submitted together with the corresponding proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 53 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/28), which had been agreed upon at the previous session, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series and draft Supplement 22 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53.

GRE-80-32 | LSD: Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 1 to the UN Regulation on light-signalling devices Proposal to amend the inboard visibility angle for rear position lamps in pairs.
GRE/2018/28 | UN R53: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to align UN R50 and UN R53 regarding the inward geometric visibility requirements for rear position lamps.
GRE/2018/33 | LSD: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the original version Proposal from IWG SLR based on a proposal from the International Motorcycle Manufactures Association (IMMA) to amend the inboard visibility angle for rear position lamps in pairs in the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).

13. The expert from IMMA proposed a modification to the presentation on change index (GRE-79-12-Rev.1). GRE adopted the modification and requested the secretariat to publish the revised presentation as a reference document on the GRE website.

GRE-79-12/Rev.1 | SLR: Explanation of the “Change Index” Because the new lighting device regulations (LSD, RRD, and RID) each cover multiple lighting functions (e.g. direction indicators, marker lamps, DRL in the LSD regulation), the potential exists for a change in stringency to impact some, but not all functions within the scope of each regulation. The change index is proposed in order to track the impact on each function and so restrict the need for new type approvals only to those functions impacted by a change in stringency.
GRE-80-04 | Amendments to the presentation on the Change Index (GRE-79-12-Rev.1)

14. The expert of SAE presented collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 98, 112, 113 and 123 for the purposes of the recently updated Canadian Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 108 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/32). GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 1 to the new 02 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 98, draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 112, draft Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 113 and draft Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 123.

GRE/2018/32 | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 98, 112, 113 and 123 Recent amendments to the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 108 allows UN Regulation headlamps to be used on vehicles in Canada. CMVSS 108 specifically refers to the existing UN Regulations. In order to continue the acceptance of headlamps compliant with UN Regulations in Canada after the switch to the new Road Illumination Devices (RID) regulation, the current regulations should make clear references to RID before they are frozen and superseded.

15. The expert from IMMA proposed amended definitions for UN Regulation No. 53 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/35 and GRE-80-05). GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53.

GRE-80-05 | UN R53: Corrigendum to the Proposal for Supplement [3] to the 02 series of amendments Correction to document GRE/2018/35 to effect the deletion of the definitions for “bend lighting”, “H plane”, “sequential activation” and “emergency stop signal” in UN R53 (because identical in UN R48). The deletions were inadvertently omitted in the original proposal.
GRE/2018/35 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement [3] to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to restore the definition of "device" (because the definition under UN R53 differs from that under UN R48) and to delete the definitions of “bend lighting”, “H plane”, “sequential activation” and “emergency stop signal” (because they are identical to the definitions in UN R48).
5. UN Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources), 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources) and the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories)

16. GRE was informed about the progress of the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) (GRE-80-23). GRE noted that TF SR had prepared proposals on the use of light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources for light-signalling applications (see below) and would continue with LED substitutes for front-lighting applications.

GRE-80-23 | Status report of the Task Force on LED Substitutes/Retrofits (TFSR)

17. On behalf of TF SR, the expert from Germany introduced amendment proposals to UN Regulation No. 128 for the use of LED substitute light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/39) as well as corresponding amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/40). GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 9 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128 and as draft amendment 3 to R.E.5. GRE noted that both amendments are part of the same package and should enter into force on the same date.

GRE/2018/39 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement [9] Proposal to introduce requirements and test specifications for light emitting diodes (LED) substitute light sources, including to<ol class="alpha"><li>introduce provisions for LED substitute light sources into Regulation No. 128;</li><li>introduce a new category sheet PY21W/LED based on LED technology into the Consolidated Resolution (R.E.5);</li><li> establish equivalence criteria as guidance for specifying sheets for LED substitute light source categories. (These guidelines are intended for publication, with the agreement of GRE, on the GRE website under “reference documents”, similar to criteria for new filament light sources for head lighting (GRE-77-04). In addition, these criteria are being prepared for insertion in publication IEC 60810.);</li><li>a draft proposal to IEC concerning the cap/holder system of the LED light source category PY21W/LED, for information to GRE (GRE-80-03) only, to show the interlock feature and the differences with the cap/holder system of its counterpart filament light source category PY21W.</li></ol>
GRE/2018/40 | RE5: Proposal for amendment to version [4] Proposal from the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) to introduce a new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source category PY21W/LED. This proposal is a revised version of GRE/2017/17 and is part of a package which also includes amendments to UN Regulation No. 128.

18. To introduce requirements for LED substitute light sources in the installation UN Regulations, the expert from Germany presented collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/41). The expert from OICA submitted comments (GRE-80-19). GRE adopted the proposals unamended and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 12 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48, draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53, draft Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 74 and draft Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 86.

GRE-80-19 | Corrections to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/41 (Collective amendment to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86) Proposal to improve the text regarding LED substitute light sources. ( "If a LED substitute light source is approved to be used in a lamp installed on a vehicle type, a declaration shall be made in the communication form.")
GRE/2018/41 | Proposal for a collective amendment to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86 Proposal to introduce requirements for light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources into Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86.

19. The expert from Germany also introduced equivalence criteria for LED substitute light source categories which substitute the corresponding filament light source categories (GRE-80-02), as well as the interlock solution, for the BA15-cap system developed by IEC (GRE-80-03). GRE decided to keep GRE-80-02 as a reference document and took note of GRE-80-03.

GRE-80-02 | Equivalence criteria for LED substitute light sources Guide for specifying LED substitute light source categories as equivalents for corresponding filament light source categories prepared by the Task Force on Substitutes/Retrofits.
GRE-80-03 | LED substitutes: Interlock solution for the BA15-cap system GRE and its Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits proposed and GRE at its 79th session agreed to include an “interlock feature” for LED substitute light sources to prevent the misuse of these light sources. The first LED substitute category proposal is the “PY21W/LED”. A further solution has been developed by IEC cap-holder experts in IEC TC34/SC34B/WG2 by adding a “third pin” at an angle of 110° (from the reference pin) for the BA15 cap system, including the BAU15s cap prescribed for the PY21W filament light source category. This document contains the relevant cap and holder sheets for implementation in the IEC 60061 structure.

20. GRE also considered a parallel proposal by TF SR which introduced requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources in the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/42). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by Annex III, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions.

GRE/2018/42 | LSD: Proposal to introduce requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources Proposal to introduce the following changes into the draft new Regulation on light-signalling devices:<ol><li>Use of LED substitute light source(s) is allowed and does not constitute a change of the lamp type. However, lamp performances shall be tested during type approval also with the LED substitute light source. Approval of the lamp using filament light source(s) is a prerequisite for approval of the lamp using LED substitute light source(s).</li><li>Testing with LED substitute light sources is exempted from conformity of production control.</li><li>The technical description shall include notice that the lamp also has to be approved with the LED substitute light source(s) according to UN R128 if the applicant has so determined.</li><li>The approval marking or the Unique Identifier as well as the category or categories of LED substitute light source(s) prescribed, if any, shall be visible.</li><li>The indication of both the holder of the filament light source and of its LED counterpart light source, if any, shall be explicitly provided.</li></ol>

21. The expert of SAE delivered a presentation on standardization of technical requirements for forward lighting LED replacement light sources (GRE-80-34) and offered to organize a live demonstration at the next session of GRE. The expert from FIA highlighted the advantages of using LED retrofits for front lighting application of vehicles in use and argued in favour of developing regulations in this area (GRE-80-33). He suggested that TF SR should prepare proposals. In this regard, some GRE experts expressed doubts whether this issue could be solved by UN Regulations and felt that it should be treated within national law. Those experts were also of the view that TF SR should finalize LED substitutes for front-lighting applications and then stop its activities without addressing LED retrofits. GRE decided to revert to this discussion at the next session and requested TF SR to continue its work in the interim.

GRE-80-33 | LSD: LED replacement light sources Presentation in support of the proposal submitted by the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) which introduces requirements for the use of light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources in the new LSD UN Regulation LED Replacement Light Sources.
GRE-80-34 | Standardization of technical requirements for forward lighting LED replacement light sources

22. The expert of GTB introduced amendment proposals that modified light source category LR4 in UN Regulation No. 128 and in the Consolidated Resolution R.E.5 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/48, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/49 and Add.1). GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 9 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128 and draft amendment 3 to R.E.5. GRE noted that both amendments are part of the same package and should enter into force on the same date.

GRE/2018/48 | RE5: Proposal for amendment 3 to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories Proposal to amend the light source category LR4. This proposal relates to document GRE/2018/49 proposing to amend UN R128 in relation to the 1 min/30 min ratio. The change to UN R128 would affect the requirements of the LR4 category which is not its intention. Therefore, the present proposal modifies the category sheet of LR4 in order to maintain the current requirements for the LR4 standard light sources.
GRE/2018/49 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement [8] The current text of UN R128, Annex 4, paragraph 1.2. allows only for a decrease of luminous flux from 1 minute to 30 minutes. This has proven to be unnecessarily design restrictive as the drive electronics in a stabilized light source can lead to a slight increase in the luminous flux from 1 minute to 30 minutes. Therefore, this proposal would allow a limited increase of luminous flux from 1 minute to 30 minutes within the given minimum and maximum requirements. This proposal relates to document GRE/2018/48 retaining requirements for LR4 category light sources which would otherwise have been impacted by the present proposal.
GRE/2018/49/Corr.1 | UN R128: Correction to the proposal for Supplement [8] Modification of Figure 1 (Example of allowed luminous flux behaviour of an approved LED light source under UN Regulation No.128, Annex 4, paragraph 1.2.) to add the range after one minute and 30 minutes with a positive or negative "gradient".
6. UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
6. (a) UN Regulation No. 48: Proposals for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments

23. The expert from GTB introduced amendment proposals with the aim to reduce discomfort glare from rear signalling lamps when viewed at close proximity in slow moving traffic (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/51). The expert from OICA suggested further improvements (GRE-80-20). Following an exchange of comments, GRE invited GTB, OICA and other interested parties to produce a revised document for consideration at the next session.

GRE-80-20 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/51 (Supplements to the 05 and 06 series of amendments) Proposal to delete the draft provisions that would limit the reduction of luminous intensity levels to conditions where the vehicle speed is below 20 km/h and the distance to the following vehicle(s) is less than 20 m.
GRE/2018/51 | UN R48: Proposal for Supplement [10] to the 05 series of amendments and Supplement [8] to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to introduce technical parameters for speed and vehicle distance in order to encourage reduced glaring effects from rear signaling lamps. The proposal allows for reduced intensity at speeds lower than 20 km/h.
6. (b) Other proposals for amendments to UN Regulation No. 48

24. GRE considered a proposal for a new 07 series of amendments prepared by the former Co-Chairs of the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TF HS), which updated the requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps (DRL) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/44, GRE-80-09 and GRE-80-10). The experts from EC and Japan, Russian Federation, OICA and SAE commented on the proposal (respectively, GRE-80-22, GRE-80-29, GRE-80-18 and GRE-80-07). Separately, the expert from EC proposed a new requirement of mandatory presence of emergency stop signal (ESS) on all categories of motor vehicles and trailers (GRE-80-08) and the expert from SAE submitted an amendment proposal on side retro-reflectors (GRE-80-17).

25. Following a brief exchange of views on the above proposals, GRE noted that each of them would require a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 with its own transitional provisions. To avoid amending this UN Regulation too many times and practical complications, GRE was of the view that all proposals should be consolidated into a single new 07 series of amendments. The expert from OICA offered to host in December 2018, at their premises in Paris, a special meeting of interested parties with a view to drafting a consolidated proposal for the next session of GRE.

GRE-80-07 | UN R48: Amendment to the draft new 07 series of amendments (GRE/2018/44) Proposal to amend the Headlamp Switching Task Force text aimed at updating requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps.
GRE-80-08 | UN R48: Amendment to the draft new 07 series of amendments (GRE/2018/44) Proposal to introduce requirements for the mandatory installation of emergency stop signals (ESS) on all categories of motor vehicles and trailers.
GRE-80-09 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/44 (Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments) Editorial corrections to the original document from the task force on headlamp switching.
GRE-80-10 | UN R48: Explanation of the proposals in document GRE/2018/44
GRE-80-17 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/44 (Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments) Proposal to require red retro-reflectors to identify the rear sides of a vehicle (presently not required for vehicles less than six meters in length).
GRE-80-18 | UN R48: Proposal to amend the transitional provisions of document GRE/2018/44 (Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments)
GRE-80-22 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/44 (Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments) European Commission and Japan joint position on the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TFHS) proposal to introduce updated requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps.
GRE-80-29 | UN R48: Proposal to amend the draft new 07 series of amendments (document GRE/2018/44)
GRE/2018/44 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments Proposal by the Co-Chairs of the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TFHS) to update requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps. In particular, the proposed 07 series of amendments aims to clarify electrical connection requirements, conditions for manual switching OFF of headlamps, and new definitions for switching ON/OFF and for activating/deactivating lamps.

26. The expert of GTB reported on the outcome of the Forum on Glare and Visibility that had been organized by GTB on 22 October 2018. GRE noted that all presentations from the Forum would be published on the GRE website and requested IWG SLR to take them into account when considering stage 2 of the SLR process.

7. Other UN Regulations
7. (a) UN Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility)

27. The expert from OICA, on behalf of the Task Force on Electromagnetic Compatibility (TF EMC), presented their progress report (GRE-80-12-Rev.1) and revised proposals for the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 10 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/43 and GRE-80-13). For L-category vehicles, the expert of IMMA proposed to limit the scope of this UN Regulation to categories L6 and L7 only (GRE-80-31). GRE supported the IMMA proposal. The expert of Japan proposed to exclude agricultural vehicles (categories T, R and S) from the scope (GRE-80-24). Following a discussion, the expert from Japan was in a position to accept categories T, R and S in the scope. Finally, GRE adopted the amendment proposals, as amended by Annex IV, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2019 sessions as a new 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 10.

GRE-80-12/Rev.1 | EMC task force status report to GRE
GRE-80-13 | UN R10: Proposal to amend the draft new 06 series of amendments (GRE/2018/43) EMC Task Force amendments to its original proposal.
GRE-80-24 | UN R10: Proposal to amend the draft new 06 series of amendments (GRE/2018/43)
GRE-80-31 | UN R10: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/43 Proposal to apply a provision to L5 and L6 vehicles to ensure adequate attention to the testing boundaries for unbodied category L vehicles. IMMA is concerned about unbounded use of radio transmitters during riding because of the risk of distraction and to see immunity testing by means of an on-board transmitter simulation (per ISO 11451-3).
GRE/2018/43 | UN R10: Proposal for the 06 series of amendments Proposal from the Task Force on Electromagnetic Compatibility (TF-EMC) to align UN R10 with the vehicle narrow-band limit and the latest set-ups (artificial networks, harness location, Z-folding, …) for vehicles in charging mode under the International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) 12 Standard. The proposal also introduces additional details for vehicle in charging mode operating conditions (alternative or direct current charging).
7. (b) UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)

28. On behalf of the Special Interest Group for DRL of L-category vehicles, the expert from Japan presented a revised proposal that introduced a new requirement for automatic switching from DRL to the headlamp for L3 category in UN Regulation No. 53 as well as a corresponding amendment to the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/50). The expert from India proposed to delete references to “passing beam” (GRE-80-25). The experts of Germany, Netherlands, UK and EC were not in favour of deleting “passing beam” and supported the original proposal. GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and draft Supplement 1 to the original LSD UN Regulation, subject to the following amendments:

Paragraphs 5.11.1.1., 5.11.1.2. and Annex 7 (twice), replace “headlamp [(passing beam)]” with “passing beam”.

Paragraphs 11.8. and 11.10., remove square brackets around 2023.

GRE-80-25 | DRL: Comments on document GRE/2018/50 India comments on the proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)
GRE/2018/50 | DRL: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD) Proposal from the Special Interest Group on L-category vehicle daytime running lamps to introduce requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamp(s) if the maximum luminous intensity of DRL is above 700 cd.

29. The expert from India proposed making optional the fitment of front position lamps, due to the introduction of auto headlamp switching, and alternatively DRL provisions in UN Regulation No. 53 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/47 and GRE-80-26). The experts of Finland, Germany and UK expressed doubts. The Chair concluded that there was not enough support for the proposal and proposed to revert to this issue at the next session. He also invited the expert from India to try to convince the experts in doubt before the next session.

GRE-80-26 | Response to a study reservation made in connection with GRE-78-24
GRE/2018/47 | UN R53: Proposal for a new supplement to the 01 series of amendments and to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to render optional the fitment of front position lamps where the motorcycle is fitted with qualified automatic headlamp switching or daytime running lamps.

30. The expert from IMMA proposed to clarify the use of direction indicators to show the status of the device for protection of a vehicle against unauthorised use (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/45). GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series and draft Supplement 21 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53.

GRE/2018/45 | UN R53: Proposal for a new supplement to the 01 series of amendments and to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to clarify conditions under which direction indicator lamps may be switched ON to indicate the status of the device to prevent unauthorized use.

31. The expert from IMMA presented a revised proposal on exterior courtesy lamps (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/46). GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 02 series and draft Supplement 21 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53, subject to the following modification:

New paragraph 6.15.19.3., second indent, delete “…one or more of…”.

GRE/2018/46 | UN R53: Proposal for a new supplement to the 01 series of amendments and to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to include provisions for exterior courtesy lamps on motorcycles under UN R53 (as is already the case for motor vehicles under UN R48).
7. (c) UN Regulation No. 74 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for mopeds)

32. The expert from the Netherlands presented an updated proposal that required the mandatory installation of direction indicators on mopeds. (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/52). Following a brief discussion, GRE invited the proponent to redraft the transitional provisions and to submit a revised document for consideration to the next session.

GRE/2018/52 | UN R74: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal to require installation of direction indicators on mopeds.
8. Other business
8. (a) Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 1968)

33. GRE noted that the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), at its recent session in September 2018, continued considering the amendment proposals to Article 32 and Chapter II of Annex 5 on lighting and light-signalling (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1) and is expected to finalize this activity in March 2019. At its next session, GRE may expect an oral report from the WP.1 Secretary.

8. (b) Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020

34. GRE was briefed on the recent developments in field of road safety at the ECE level.

8. (c) Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

35. GRE noted a request by IWG on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) to amend approval numbering in UN Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 to align it with Schedule 4 of the revised 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, para. 67). GRE recalled that, at its previous session, it had already adopted the necessary amendments which were subsequently submitted to the November 2018 session of WP.29 as documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/83, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/89 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/90.

WP.29/2018/83 | UN R37: Proposal for Supplement 47 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to align the approval code for light sources approved according to Regulation No. 37 with the approval number as prescribed by Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, schedule 4. Parallel proposals have been submitted with regard to UN R99 and R128.
WP.29/2018/89 | UN R99: Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to align the approval code for light sources approved according to Regulation No. 99 with the approval number as prescribed by Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, schedule 4. Parallel proposals have been submitted with regard to UN R37 and R128.
WP.29/2018/90 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the original version Proposal to align the approval code for light sources approved according to Regulation No. 129 with the approval number as prescribed by Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, schedule 4. Parallel proposals have been submitted with regard to UN R37 and R99.
8. (d) Phantom light and colour washout

36. The expert from Germany briefly mentioned draft amendments to the LSD Regulation on the sun load impact (phantom effect) (GRE-80-27) and stated that a formal proposal would be submitted to the next session of GRE.

GRE-80-27 | Sun load impact (phantom effect) of signalling lamps Initial proposal for discussion to introduce provisions to address risk of delayed response to a signal due to sun load impact on conspicuity.
9. New business and late submissions

37. The experts of France and Germany presented the preliminary results of their questionnaire on national treatment of evocative, suggestive or figurative apparent surfaces (GRE-80-28). GRE noted that the reported results seemed to indicate the need to harmonize national regulations on the issue. GRE decided to continue this discussion at the next session, based on a more detailed document to be prepared by the experts from France and Germany.

GRE-80-28 | Evaluation of the questionnaire on evocative, suggestive or figurative apparent surfaces

38. Due to lack of time, GRE decided to consider GRE-80-06 at the next session.

GRE-80-06 | Lighting regulations; Obsolete transitional provisions

39. GRE noted that Mr. V. Genone (Italy), who had participated in GRE activities since 1984, would no longer attend its sessions, due to his imminent retirement. GRE gave him a standing ovation for his dedication and extensive contributions to the work of GRE and wished him success in the future.

10. Direction of future work of GRE

40. The expert from GTB introduced a brainstorming paper on signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles (AVs) (GRE-80-16-Rev.1). The secretariat also informed GRE about the establishment, at the June 2018 session of WP.29, of a new Working Party “Groupe de Rapporteurs pour les Véhicules Autonomes” (GRVA) and that coordination between GRVA and other WP.29 Working Parties (GRs) would be done at the WP.29 level. GRE discussed at length how to pursue considering the signalling requirements for AVs, and came to a conclusion that a task force (TF) would be most appropriate for this purpose. The expert from Germany, who was leading TF SR, also agreed to take the lead in the new TF. The experts from UK, GTB and OICA expressed their support to TF. GRE agreed that TF should evaluate and report on the safety needs for AVs to signal their status and communicate their next intended actions using visual or audible signals or a combination of both.

GRE-80-16/Rev.1 | Signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles
11. Provisional agenda for the next session

41. GRE agreed to delete the agenda item on IWVTA and to include a new agenda item on international events in the field of automotive lighting of interest to GRE.

12. Election of officers

42. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1), GRE called for the election of officers. The representatives of the contracting parties, present and voting, elected unanimously Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium) as Chair and Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair for the sessions of GRE scheduled in the year 2019.