Session 177 | Geneva | 11-15 Mar 2019
Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 177th session from 12 to 15 March 2019, chaired by Mr. B. Kisulenko (Russian Federation). The following countries were represented, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America. Representatives of the European Union participated. The following international organization was represented: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA) , Consumers International (CI), European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO), Federation Internationale des Grossistes, Importateurs et Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles (FIGIEFA), International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB), International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and SAE International. Other non-governmental organizations were represented following Rule 1(d): American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA).

Opening

2. The Chair of WP.29 welcomed delegates to the 177th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, WP.29, and opened the meeting.

3. The Chair of WP.29 called for a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the tragic aircraft crash in Ethiopia, where 157 persons from more than 30 nationalities perished. More than twenty UN staff members had been among the victims.

1. Adoption of the agenda

4. The annotated provisional agenda was adopted.

WP.29/2019/1144 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 177th WP.29 session Draft agenda for the session. Hyperlinks in the original documents posted on 14 December 2018 have been corrected in this version posted on 25 February 2019.
WP.29/2019/1144/Add.1 | Addendum to the provisional agenda for the 177th (March 2019) WP.29 session

5. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to the session report.

2. Coordination and organization of work
2.1. Report of the session of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (WP.29/AC.2)

6. The 129th session of WP.29/AC.2 (11 March 2019) was chaired by Mr. B. Kisulenko (Russian Federation) and was attended, in accordance to Rule 29 of the terms of reference and rules of procedure of WP.29 (TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1) by the Chairs of Working Party on Noise (GRBP) (France), Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Belgium), Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Netherlands), Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (Italy), the Vice-Chair of Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Republic of Korea), the Chair of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement (Japan), the Vice-Chair of WP.29 (Italy), and by the representatives of Canada, China, Germany, United States of America and European Union.

7. AC.2 reviewed the proposed calendar of meetings for 2020 and recommended to reassess the distribution of meeting half-days among “Groupe de Rapporteurs” (GRs) at the upcoming sessions of AC.2 during 2019, and in accordance with set priorities and workload of GRs. AC.2 also reviewed WP.29-177-01 and discussed the expired mandates.

WP.29-177-01 | WP.29 Working Parties, Informal Working Groups and Chairmanship State of play on 15 February 2019

8. AC.2 discussed in detail the draft programme of work (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/1) and proposed changes related to the work of GRE and requested the introduction of a new item in Table 1, to be numbered as 1.0, to include all items concerning vehicle automation that are relevant to all Agreements under its purview. The revised programme of work is reproduced in Annex III of the session report.

9. AC.2 reviewed the WP.29 Strategic note on priorities of work. AC.2 requested Chairs of GRs to provide their lists of priorities to the secretariat to compile as a new document on priorities for the June 2019 session of AC.2.

10. AC.2 discussed the document titled European Union Work priorities for 2019-2021 for ECE activities and requested the secretariat to transmit it to WP.29 for discussion (WP.29-177-18).

WP.29-177-18 | EU Work Priorities for 2019-2021 for UNECE activities Overview of work priorities of the European Commission for EU regulatory requirements as input towards defining priorities for work under WP.29. (The EU directly applies UN Regulations under its legislation.)

11. AC.2 reviewed and discussed documents WP.29-177-04 and WP.29-177-08. Following discussions among GR Chairs, Japan offered to merge them into a single framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles to be transmitted to WP.29 for discussion (WP.29-177-19).

WP.29-177-04 | Deliverables, timeline and working arrangements on priorities for automated and connected vehicles
WP.29-177-08 | Automated vehicles principles document
WP.29-177-19 | Proposal for a framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles Document prepared by the WP.29 secretariat pursuant to discussions held among Contracting Parties during the March 2019 WP.29 session.

12. AC.2 discussed the draft terms of reference for the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and asked the secretariat to issue it as informal document for WP.29 to seek feedback on several open questions (WP.29-177-14).

WP.29-177-14 | Draft proposal for terms of reference for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) informal group

13. The Chair of IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) reported on the progress in phase II of UN Regulation No. 0 and reminded all GR Chairs on the review for candidate regulations.

14. AC.2 noted that Database on the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) will go operational by 18 March 2019 and thanked Germany for its support in hosting DETA.

15. The Vice Chair of WP.29 reported on the joint WP.29-WP.1 event during the week of the eighty-first session of the Inland Transport Committee.

16. AC.2 reviewed and adopted the provisional agenda of the 177th session of the World Forum and reviewed the draft agenda of the 178th session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 25 to 28 June 2019.

17. AC.2 recalled that consideration of the package for the simplification of lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations (SLR), including the three new draft UN Regulations, had been postponed from November 2018 to the March 2019 session of WP.29. Therefore, if adopted, the SLR package would enter into force in September- October 2019. AC.2 noted that GRE had already approved first amendments to the new UN Regulations as well as amendments to other UN Regulations with specific references to the new Regulations, and that these amendment proposals were intended for submission to the June 2019 session of WP.29. Because the original SLR package would not be yet in force by June 2019, AC.2 recommended to postpone consideration of these proposals to the November 2019 session of WP.29.

18. The representative of the Netherlands, Chair of GRPE, informed AC.2 on a recent withdrawal of type approvals under UN Regulation No.16 for two suppliers and problems encountered when informing other type approval authorities. The secretariat recalled that information in the ‘343-application’ needs to be kept up to date.

19. AC.2 recommended Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4) not to convene.

2.2. Programme of work and documentation

20. The Secretary of WP.29 presented the WP.29 programme of work highlighting the strategic priorities. WP.29 adopted the programme of work ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/1 pending the revisions requested by AC.2 (para. 11). The revised programme of work is reproduced in Annex III of the session report.

WP.29/2019/1 | Revised programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies

21. The World Forum took note of the list of informal working groups (WP.29-177-01).

WP.29-177-01 | WP.29 Working Parties, Informal Working Groups and Chairmanship State of play on 15 February 2019

22. The representative of the European Union presented its work priorities for 2019-2021 for activities at WP.29 (WP.29-177-18), which contained a list of envisaged regulatory activities for WP.29 subsidiary GR and tentative timelines for their accomplishment.

23. The representative of OICA stated that, in particular for the items related to automated and autonomous vehicles, continuous coordination of activities, clear identification and allocation of responsibilities, among the GRs is needed to avoid divergencies in the overall direction of activities.

WP.29-177-18 | EU Work Priorities for 2019-2021 for UNECE activities Overview of work priorities of the European Commission for EU regulatory requirements as input towards defining priorities for work under WP.29. (The EU directly applies UN Regulations under its legislation.)

24. The representative of the United States of America welcomed the document (WP.29-177-18) but invited interested contracting parties to also share their priorities for the work of WP.29 with the Forum and recalled that the priorities for work of the World Forum were contained in its Programme of Work document.

WP.29-177-18 | EU Work Priorities for 2019-2021 for UNECE activities Overview of work priorities of the European Commission for EU regulatory requirements as input towards defining priorities for work under WP.29. (The EU directly applies UN Regulations under its legislation.)
2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems and coordination of automated vehicles related activities

25. The representative of the United Kingdom, Chair of GRVA, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/2. He proposed to delay the adoption of this document until the review of WP.29-177-19, which was under preparation at that time.

WP.29-177-19 | Proposal for a framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles Document prepared by the WP.29 secretariat pursuant to discussions held among Contracting Parties during the March 2019 WP.29 session.
WP.29/2019/2 | Priority topics for automated and connected vehicles

26. The representative of the European Union introduced WP.29-177-04 focusing on the priorities of work on vehicle automation, allocating the work to the relevant working groups and proposing deadlines and deliverables.

WP.29-177-04 | Deliverables, timeline and working arrangements on priorities for automated and connected vehicles

27. The representative of the United States of America introduced WP.29-177-08 referring to the work priorities on vehicle automation in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/2 and proposing principles relevant for the performance assessment of automated vehicles.

WP.29-177-08 | Automated vehicles principles document
WP.29/2019/2 | Priority topics for automated and connected vehicles

28. The representative of CLEPA introduced WP.29-177-13, stressing the need to complete the Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) activities of IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function, as one working package.

WP.29-177-13 | Position of CLEPA on ALKS

29. The Co-Chair of the IWG on ITS introduced draft Terms of Reference (ToR) proposed in WP.29-177-14, acknowledging that there would be need for further improvement.

30. The representatives of Finland and ITU supported the document. The representatives of Germany and of the United States of America raised questions on the content of the draft proposal.

31. The Chair stated the need to preserve the activities of IWG on ITS.

32. WP.29 reflected on the possibility to have the IWG on ITS as a platform for exchange with other Working Parties under ITC, other United Nations organizations such as ITU, standardization organizations and other stakeholders active in ITS.

33. WP.29 requested the Co-Chairs of IWG on ITS to submit a revised version of ToR to its June 2019 session.

WP.29-177-14 | Draft proposal for terms of reference for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) informal group

34. The representative of the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, presented ZalaZONE Proving Ground facility, a test field for classic and automated vehicles, located in the city of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. In his detailed presentation (WP.29-177-17) he introduced project development and operations, including its background, purpose, investment costs, location details, size of the testing ground and its modules, available facilities, the business and operational model, phases of construction and operation, cooperating countries, industrial and academic partners, and the expected results. He emphasized that the testing ground was the first of its kind to incorporate roads in three countries (Austria, Hungary and Slovenia), and to allow cross border testing of automated vehicles.

35. WP.29 expressed its appreciation to the representative of the Technical University of Budapest for this information.

WP.29-177-17 | Presentation of the ZalaZONE Proving Ground

36. The representative of OICA introduced WP.29-177-20 on the views of OICA on certifying automated / autonomous vehicles and on the “Multi-pillar Approach for the Certification of Automated Vehicles”. He emphasised the importance for the industry that the contracting parties would harmonize performance requirements for automated vehicles. He also introduced WP.29-177-20/Add.1 with a consolidated table on the items in guidelines issued by contracting parties. He called for an exchange with the contracting parties on these items.

37. The representative from Japan stated that Japan as well as other contracting parties were willing to exchange views with OICA, including on WP.29-177-20/Add.1.

38. The representative of the United States of America welcomed the proposals and input from the industry (represented by AAPC, CLEPA and OICA).

WP.29-177-20 | Future Certification of Automated Driving Systems
WP.29-177-20/Add.1 | Comparison of automated vehicle safety principles

39. The secretariat recalled the series of meetings between December 2018 and March 2019 that led to the preparation of WP.29-177-19 and presented the informal document following which the World Forum had a wide-ranging discussion.

40. The representatives from AAPC, CLEPA, Sweden, and the United States of America offered their views and questions on how the existing ongoing activities were to be included in the document. The representative of the United Kingdom, who had assisted in preparing the document explained that it was aimed at setting the strategic vision for WP.29 in this framework document rather than to intervene in how GRVA would structure its work plan. For this reason, it did not provide much details on these aspects. The representative of the European Union clarified that the said ongoing activities would be addressed as a part of the identified priorities included in the table contained in the document.

41. The representatives of Australia, China, European Union and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland welcomed the document.

42. The representative of Japan thanked all involved delegates for their efforts to prepare a framework document for automated/autonomous vehicles based on the contributions from the European Union and the United States of America, including the prioritized topics and working management, as the framework document was vital to coordinate the activities and solve concerns of stakeholders.

43. He also mentioned that Japan would support this direction and emphasized the importance of further discussions based on informal document WP.29-177-19, which was submitted for discussion at this session of WP.29.

44. He stated that the special session of GRVA in June 2019, before the next session of WP.29, would be a good opportunity to discuss ToRs based on the document as well as the draft regulations on cyber security and software update. He also expressed the willingness of Japan to contribute to discussions for the establishment of those items.

45. He recalled the internal discussions, at political level, about the external Human Machine Interface (HMI) related to automated/autonomous vehicles, specified in the formal document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/2. He underlined the importance of the function, informing the surrounding of the vehicle when it is driven in an automated mode above Level 3, to ensure safety of traffic participants around.

46. The World Forum agreed the general approach outlined in WP.29-177-19 and directed GRVA to use the issues, topics and deliverables from the document as guidance to inform its further discussions on structuring its work and delivery plans. WP.29-177-19 would be transformed into a formal document for the 178th session. The World Forum expected GRVA to report at the June 2019 session on its proposed structure, and ToRs of informal groups in this respect.

WP.29-177-19 | Proposal for a framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles Document prepared by the WP.29 secretariat pursuant to discussions held among Contracting Parties during the March 2019 WP.29 session.

47. WP.29 noted the proposal of the GRVA Chair to use the special session of GRVA, that would take place on 3-4 June 20192, to address cyber security and software updates as envisaged (see para. 44) and to review proposals for ToRs for four informal working groups.

2Note by the Secretariat: Confirmation of room received on the last day of 177th session of WP.29.

48. WP.29 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/2 with the following amendment:

Table 1 to read:

TitleAllocation to Main targetsComments
Framework document on automated /autonomous vehiclesGRVAWP.29Automated / Autonomous vehiclesThis work item should concentrate on developing principles and guidelines governing automated / autonomous vehicles and especially their safety.
It covers all key elements and evaluation methods.
….

WP.29/2019/2 | Priority topics for automated and connected vehicles
2.4. Follow-up to the eighty-first session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC)

49. The secretariat presented the list of main decisions adopted at the eighty-first session of ITC (19-22 February 2019). Decisions Nos. 22, 23 and 27 were emphasized as of particular importance to the work of WP.29.

50. In decision No. 22, the ITC considered the status of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in its work and that of its subsidiary bodies, and, among other considerations, decided to encourage continuation of the work of WP.29 on regulating autonomous/automated and connected vehicles.

51. In decision No. 23, the ITC welcomed the actions taken by Global Forum on Road Safety (WP.1) and WP.29 in the area of automated driving, including the organization of the joint event on the “Safe deployment of automated vehicles in traffic”, which resulted in a high profile and productive occasion to identify priority areas in the field of automated driving. The ITC Invited WP.1 and WP.29 to continue their close cooperation to facilitate the safe deployment of automated vehicles.

52. In decision No. 27, the ITC endorsed the transformation of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) to the Working Party on Autonomous/Automated Vehicles (GRVA), implementing the relevant ITC decision (ECE/TRANS/274, para 52). In the decision the ITC also endorsed amendments to the WP.29 terms of reference and rules of procedure, reflecting the transformation of GRRF to GRVA and other consequent adaptations, including the renaming of the Working Party on Noise (GRB) to Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP), and the request for an additional session for GRVA in 2019. The ITC in its decision reiterated support for hosting the (DETA) at ECE; and requested financing of DETA under the United Nations budget.

53. The secretariat also introduced the main elements of the ITC strategy until 2030, including the vision, mission, strategic objectives, action plan, list of priorities and resource mobilization and partnership.

3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Sixty-eighth session, 12-14 September 2018)

54. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRB on its sixty-eighth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/66) and approved the report.

GRB/66 | Report of the GRB on its 68th (September 2018) session
3.2. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (First session, 25-28 September 2018)

55. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRVA on its first session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/1) and approved the report.

GRVA/1 | Report of the GRVA on its first session
3.3. Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (115th session, 9–12 October 2018)

56. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRSG on its 115th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/94) and approved the report.

GRSG/94 | Report of GRSG on its 115th (October 2018) session
3.4. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (eightieth session, 23-26 October 2018)

57. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRE on its eightieth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/80) and approved the report.

GRE/80 | Report of the GRE on its 80th (October 2018) session
3.5. Highlights of the recent sessions
3.5.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP)

58. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of GRSP informed WP.29 about the results made by his group during its sixty-fourth session (for details see the session report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/64).

59. The World Forum noted that Mr. N. Nguyen (United States of America) had been elected as GRSP Chair and re-elected Mr. J. W. Lee (Republic of Korea) as Vice-Chair of GRSP for the year 2019 sessions.

3.5.2. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE)

60. The Chair of GRPE (Netherlands) reported to WP.29 on the results achieved by GRPE during its seventy-eight session (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/78.

61. He noted that GRPE endorsed the Terms of Reference for the IWG on Real Driving Emissions (RDE), with a timeline reflecting the views of all parties involved.

62. He mentioned that GRPE also endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/33, giving a mandate to the IWG on Electric Vehicle and the Environment (EVE) proposed for approval during this session of WP.29/AC.3.

3.5.3. Working Party on Noise (GRBP)

63. The GRB Chair reported on the results achieved by GRB during its sixty-ninth session (for details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/67).

64. He mentioned that GRB had decided to introduce transitional provisions in Supplements 4 and 5 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 51. Given a limited transition period foreseen, he requested WP.29 to exceptionally consider these transitional provisions already at this session under agenda item 4.6.2, on the basis of a revised document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/4/Rev.1.

65. He pointed out that GRB had established a new Informal Working Group on Wet Grip Performance for Tyres in a Worn State (WGWT) and adopted its Terms of Reference and that France and the European Commission would act as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, while ETRTO would provide secretariat support

66. The GRB Chair also mentioned that, in line with the WP.29 request, GRB was soliciting views of national road administrations on the draft Resolution on Road Surface Labelling.

3.5.4. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)

67. The representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Chair of GRVA, reported to WP.29 on the results achieved by GRVA during its second session (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2).

68. WP.29 requested that a special session of GRVA be organized in May or June 2019 according to room availabilities. The secretariat had been informed that no meeting room was available in the Palais des Nations from the mid-May to the mid-July period. The expert from the European Union offered to host the meeting in Brussels. The secretariat mentioned that this would require the establishment of a Host Country Agreement. The expert from Germany informed that this process was cumbersome and not feasible to conclude within a few weeks. The representative of OICA also offered to host, if deemed desirable, an informal meeting (without interpretation) in their office in Paris. WP.29 requested the secretariat (i) to verify the information provided on the room availability in the Palais des Nations, then (ii) to explore the possibility to host a meeting in one of the UN agencies in Geneva (as it was done for the GRPE session in June 2014 at the World Trade Organization), then (iii) to explore the possibility to host the meeting in one of the UN premises such as Bonn in Germany or New York City in the United States of America.

69. WP.29 approved the proposed mandate extensions for the IWGs on Modular Vehicle Combination (MVC) and on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) until February 2020, as well as for the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over-The-Air software updates until March 2020.

70. WP.29 noted the election of Mrs. C. Chen (China) and Mr. T. Onoda (Japan) as Vice-Chairpersons for the GRVA sessions in 2019.

GRVA/2 | Report of the GRVA on its 2nd session
4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the 1958 Agreement and of the annexed UN Regulations

71. The secretariat introduced the latest update of the status of the 1958 Agreement, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.27, that contains information up to 20 February 2019. The secretary of the World Forum recalled the new layout of the document for the June and November 2019 sessions, in which only Part II and Annexes II and III will be updated, while Part I and Annex I will be available via the “343 app". He reminded Contracting Parties that changes and new information on national Type Approval Authorities should be introduced by the national Single Points of Contact (SPOC) via the “343 app”. Notifications received in paper will no longer be followed up by the secretariat, as previously agreed by WP.29.

72. WP.29 noted that contracting parties should notify the secretariat about any amendments needed to the status document via the new established online database only.

73. The secretariat also introduced the new IWVTA functionality of the “343 app” (WP.29-177-21) expected to be rolled out before the application date of UN Regulation No. 0. This tool is deemed to serve as the unique means of notifications as per its para. 13.5.

WP.29-177-21 | IWVTA: Exchange of information with the WP.29 secretariat
4.2. Guidance requested by the Working Parties on matters related to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
4.2.1. Reproduction and reference to private standards in UN Regulations, Global Technical Regulations and Rules

74. No information was provided under this agenda item.

4.2.2. Guidance on amendments to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement

75. No information was provided under this agenda item.

4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system

76. The Chair of the IWG on IWVTA introduced the results of the groups twenty-ninth session, held on 8 March 2019, in Brussels, at the premises of the European Commission. He informed the World Forum that the IWG on IWVTA was working on Phase II of the IWVTA. He recalled that candidates of UN Regulations applicable to IWVTA Phase II were endorsed at the last WP.29 session for review by responsible GRs and that the responsible GRs were requested to report the outcome of their reviews to the IWG on IWVTA by June 2019. He urged GR Chairs that have not done so to submit their reports in time. The next IWG on IWVTA will be held in Paris on 21 June 2019, at OICA premises, to consider the result of the review by respective GRs. He thanked GR chairs and secretariats for the reviews already received and the European Commission for hosting the IWG March 2019 meeting.

4.4. Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

77. The World Forum noted that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/165, Proposal for amendments to Schedule 4 of the 1958 Agreement had remained on the agenda because not all Contracting Parties were in the position to take a vote on this matter during the November 2018, 176th session of the World Forum. WP.29 also noted that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/131, Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement – questions and answers, was revised based on WP.29-176-22, and issued as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/131/Add.1, a working document for the current session, in order to secure translation of the additional questions and answers content contained in WP.29-176-22 into the official ECE languages.

78. The representative of the Russian Federation sought guidance from WP.29 concerning national administrative and organisational setups (mechanisms) such as a ‘Technical Secretariat’ for e.g. the electronic exchange of information required by Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, specifically the newly established electronic platforms, the “343 app” and DETA.

79. WP.29 acknowledged the request of the Russian Federation, recommending an amendment of the Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement – questions and answers document to address this matter.

80. The Russian Federation volunteered to prepare draft amendments to the Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement – questions and answers document and submit it to World Forum for consideration at an upcoming session.

81. The World Forum considered the draft amendment to Schedule 4 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/165) and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29-176-22 | Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement — questions and answers
WP.29/2017/131/Add.1 | Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement — questions and answers
WP.29/2017/133 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation No. XXX on ISOFIX anchorage systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions Proposal to consolidate provisions concerning ISOFIX anchorages systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions removed from Regulation No. 14 in a new regulation. This change removes obstacles to the inclusion of UN R14 into Annex 4 of the future UN Regulation No. 0 of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA).
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.
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

82. The representative of Germany, Chair of the IWG on Database for Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA), presented a status report (WP.29-177-11) of the activities of the group. He introduced WP.29-177-10 with the report of the last session of the group. He informed WP.29 about the expected extensions of DETA functionality for the: Declaration of Conformance (DoC), Unique Identifier (UI) and later Software Identification Number (RxSWIN). He asked the secretariat about the current status of the DETA financing through ECE regular budget.

83. The Secretary of WP.29 informed delegates that the ECE Executive Committee (EXCOM) had adopted the ECE budget proposal including DETA. He informed delegates on the following steps for the adoption of the budget in the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), the Fifth Committee and the General Assembly. He recommended that the member States and contracting parties inform their representations in New York of their position on DETA.

84. WP.29 thanked Germany for hosting the current version of DETA, as well as OICA and CITA for commissioning the development of DoC and UI. WP.29 welcomed the announcement that CLEPA would contribute to the financing of UI, together with ETRTO and OICA.

85. The representative of Germany, Chair of the IWG on DETA, introduced WP.29-177-12 and informed WP.29 that the official start-up of DETA was envisaged for 18 March 2019.

86. WP.29 requested that all Type Approval Authorities (TAA) of the contracting parties to the 1958 Agreement start using DETA, as soon as possible.

87. WP.29 recalled that, according to Article 3, paragraph 2 of the revised 1958 Agreement, contracting parties applying UN Regulations shall, by mutual recognition, accept for the placement in their markets, and subject to the provisions of Articles 1, 8 and 12 as well as any special provisions within these UN Regulations, type approvals granted pursuant to these UN Regulations, without requiring any further testing, documentation, certification or marking concerning these type approvals and that DETA was intended to facilitate the access of those contracting parties to the type approval documentation.

88. WP.29 agreed that only contracting parties of the 1958 Agreement could nominate a single DETA focal point to liaise with the DETA administrator. WP.29 agreed to decide on the case-by-case basis on further access to DETA upon availability of the further information provided by the IWG on DETA.

89. WP.29 agreed that the WP.29 Heads of Delegation of the contracting parties were requested to notify the ECE secretariat with their DETA focal point.

90. WP.29 agreed that, as the access rights to DETA would be given only to Type Approval Authority (TAA) for the very first stage of DETA implementation, they shall have access to the document parts uploaded to DETA subject to the access rights provided in annex to the report.

91. WP.29 decided that the use of DETA shall be subject to the formal engagement of the user to keep the information confidential to respect intellectual property related to the DETA documents.

92. WP.29 decided to request that the DETA focal point of each contracting party manage the access and users accounts of the said contracting party: access to DETA would be provided by the DETA administrator to a single focal point of the contracting party.

93. WP.29 decided that the DETA focal point shall submit to the DETA administrator a list (and further updates) with the names and the city and country of establishment of the manufacturers, for which it granted type approvals to be uploaded to DETA.

94. WP.29 noted that the effectiveness of DETA would depend on the number of type approval documents it contains. Therefore WP.29 noted the importance of uploading to DETA not only currently issued communications on type approvals but also, on a voluntary basis, those issued before launching DETA. The representative of Germany announced that batch upload functionality would be made available by 2020.

94. WP.29 decided to specify that the communications on type approvals shall be uploaded to DETA as three or four separate pdf files: a communication on type approval (“CERT”), an information document (“IF”), a test report (“TR”), and additional documents (“OTHER”) if appropriate, with the access rights specified in the table annexed to the report.

96. WP.29 noted that the uploading process was explained in the draft DETA manual.

97. The representative of OICA explained the importance of reviewing at a later stage the access rights, subject to agreement byWP.29, after proper discussion at the IWG on DETA on the extension of access rights reflecting all real-world needs related to Type Approvals of the industry, of all Contracting Parties and of other countries.

98. WP.29 decided on the detailed access rights as noted in annex V of the session report. WP.29 would revisit the matter at its June 2019 session, if necessary.

99. WP.29 agreed with the extension by two years of the IWG on DETA mandate.

WP.29-177-10 | Draft report of the 34th DETA informal group session
WP.29-177-11 | Report of the DETA informal group to the March 2019 WP.29 session
WP.29-177-12 | DETA official start and application: Drafting WP.29 decisions
4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRBP

100. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1 to 4.6.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

101. The Chair of GRBP presented the draft amendment proposals in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/6 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/7 under agenda items 4.6.4 and 4.6.5, to amend UN Regulations Nos. 9 and 92. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 41 (Noise emissions of motorcycles)
4.6.2. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)
4.6.3. Proposal for Supplement 17 to the original series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 106 (Tyres for agricultural vehicles and their trailers)
4.6.4. Proposal for the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 9 (Noise of three-wheeled vehicles)
4.6.5. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRVA

102. WP.29 noted that no document had been submitted under this item.

4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSG

103. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.8.1 to 4.8.8 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the following corrections:

104. For agenda item 4.8.6, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/13, para. 6.12, the last sentence “Manufacturers are advised …… Appendix H to this annex.” shall be deleted.

105. The Chair of GRSG presented the amendment proposal in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/16 under agenda item 4.8.9, to amend UN Regulation No. 110 with the following correction in annex 1A, add: “Items 1.2.4.5.15.4. to 1.2.4.5.15.6., shall be deleted.”. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2019/13 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of 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. The proposal further would 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.
WP.29/2019/16 | UN R110: Proposal for the 04 series of amendments Proposal to introduce requirements for CNG compressor and CNG accumulator components designed to maintain stable pressure in fuel systems and 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).
4.8.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to UN Regulation No. 62 (Anti-theft for mopeds/motorcycles)
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
4.8.4. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 73 (Lateral protection devices)
4.8.5. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.8.6. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)
4.8.7. Proposal for Supplement 6 to UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)
4.8.8. Proposal for Supplement 5 to UN Regulation No. 122 (Heating systems)
4.8.9. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRE

106. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.9.1 to 4.9.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the below corrigenda.

107. For agenda item 4.9.1, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/17, the correct title shall read: “Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)”.

108. For agenda item 4.9.2, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/18, the correct title shall read: “Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)”.

109. The Chair of GRE presented amendment proposal contained in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/20 under agenda item 4.9.4, to amend UN Regulation No. 10. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2019/17 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 2 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 and to include provisions for exterior courtesy lamps on motorcycles under UN R53 (as is already the case for motor vehicles under UN R48).
WP.29/2019/18 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 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 and to include provisions for exterior courtesy lamps on motorcycles under UN R53 (as is already the case for motor vehicles under UN R48).
WP.29/2019/20 | UN R10: Proposal for a new 06 series of amendments Proposal 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 vehicles in charging mode operating conditions (alternating or direct current charging).
4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No.53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 21 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No.53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128 (LED light sources)
4.9.4. Proposal for a new 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility)
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by the GRs, if any

110. The World Forum considered the draft corrigenda under items 4.10.1 to 4.10.7 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.10.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 2 of UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)
4.10.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 3 of UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
4.10.3. Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 4 of UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.10.4. Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 5 of UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.10.5. Proposal for Corrigendum 3 to Revision 6 of UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.10.6. Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 7 of UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.10.7. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 8 of UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.11. Consideration of pending proposals for amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

111. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.11.1 to 4.11.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

112. The Chair of GRE presented amendment proposal contained in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/91/Rev.1 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/119/Rev.1, under agenda items 4.11.4 to 4.11.32, to amend UN Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 27, 38, 48, 50, 53, 69, 70, 74, 77, 86, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123. WP.29 noted that these proposals had been the result of intensive work of GRE and its IWG on Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations, as well as that further intensive work by the groups was expected towards finalizing the process of simplification of the relevant UN Regulations. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the following modification to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/105 (Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53), agenda item 4.11.18:

Paragraph 6.2.1.2. (a), replace “Class D or E of UN Regulation No. 113” by “Class B, D or E of UN Regulation No. 113”.

WP.29/2018/100/Rev.1 | UN R48: Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 05 series of amendments Revised proposal (for the March 2018 WP.29 session) to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 05 series of Regulation No. 48.
WP.29/2018/101 | UN R48: Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 04 series of Regulation No. 48.
WP.29/2018/102 | UN R48: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 03 series of Regulation No. 48.
WP.29/2018/103/Rev.1 | UN R50: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R50 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signaling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/104/Rev.1 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 02 series of Regulation No. 53.
WP.29/2018/105 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 01 series of Regulation No. 53.
WP.29/2018/106/Rev.1 | UN R69: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R69 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflecting Devices (RRD).
WP.29/2018/107/Rev.1 | UN R70: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R70 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflecting Devices (RRD).
WP.29/2018/108/Rev.2 | UN R74: Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments Updated proposal (for consideration during the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 01 series of Regulation No. 74.
WP.29/2018/109/Rev.1 | UN R77: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R77 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signaling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/110/Rev.1 | UN R86: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 01 series of Regulation No. 86.
WP.29/2018/111 | UN R86: Proposal for Supplement 7 to the original series of amendments Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the original series of Regulation No. 86.
WP.29/2018/112/Rev.1 | UN R87: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R87 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signaling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/113/Rev.1 | UN R91: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R91 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signaling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/114/Rev.1 | UN R98: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R98 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/115/Rev.1 | UN R104: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R104 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflecting Devices (RRD).
WP.29/2018/116/Rev.1 | UN R112: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R112 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/117/Rev.1 | UN R113: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (submitted to the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R113 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/118/Rev.1 | UN R119: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal from GRE to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R119 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/119/Rev.1 | UN R123: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal from GRE to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R123 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/91/Rev.1 | UN R3: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Proposal 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).
WP.29/2018/92/Rev.1 | UN R4: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Proposal from GRE to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R4 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/93/Rev.1 | UN R6: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal from GRE to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R6 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/94/Rev.1 | UN R7: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R7 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/95/Rev.1 | UN R19: Proposal for the 05 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R19 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID).
WP.29/2018/96/Rev.1 | UN R23: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R23 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/97/Rev.1 | UN R27: Proposal for the 05 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R27 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflecting Devices (RRD).
WP.29/2018/98/Rev.1 | UN R38: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Revised proposal from GRE (for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R38 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signaling Devices (LSD).
WP.29/2018/99/Rev.2 | UN R48: Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 06 series of amendments Proposal (submitted for the March 2019 WP.29 session) to introduce references to the three new simplified lighting Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 06 series of Regulation No. 48.
4.11.1. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 0 on uniform provisions concerning the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval
4.11.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.11.3. Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.11.4. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 3 (Retro-reflecting devices)
4.11.5. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 4 (Illumination of rear registration plates)
4.11.6. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 6 (Direction indicators)
4.11.7. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 7 (Position, stop and end-outline lamps)
4.11.8. Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 19 (Front fog lamps)
4.11.9. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 23 (Reversing lamps)
4.11.10. Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 27 (Advance warning triangles)
4.11.11. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 38 (Rear fog lamps)
4.11.12. Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4.11.13. Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4.11.14. Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4.11.15. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4.11.16. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 50 (Position, stop, direction indicator lamps for mopeds and motorcycles)
4.11.17. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.11.18. Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.11.19. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 69 (Rear-marking plates for slow moving vehicles)
4.11.20. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 70 (Rear-marking plates for heavy and long vehicles)
4.11.21. Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 74 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for mopeds)
4.11.22. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 77 (Parking lamps)
4.11.23. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural vehicles)
4.11.24. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural vehicles)
4.11.25. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 87 (Daytime running lamps)
4.11.26. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 91 (Side marker lamps)
4.11.27. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 98 (Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources)
4.11.28. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 104 (Retro-reflective markings)
4.11.29. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 112 (Headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing-beam)
4.11.30. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 113 (Headlamps emitting a symmetrical passing-beam)
4.11.31. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 119 (Cornering lamps)
4.11.32. Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 123 (Adaptive front lighting systems (AFS))
4.12. Consideration of proposals for new UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

113. The World Forum considered the proposals for new UN Regulations on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles on Blind Spot Information Systems for the Detection of Bicycles, on Light Signalling Devices (LSD), on Road Illumination Devices (RID) and on Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD) under items 4.12.1 to 4.12.4. The World Forum considered the proposals and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2018/157 | LSD: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices Proposal for a new UN Regulation on light-signalling devices, consolidating and superseding provisions of UN Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87 and 91.
WP.29/2018/158/Rev.1 | RID: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID) to supersede UN Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112 (thus 1, 8, and 20), 113 (thus 56, 57, 72, 76, and 82), 119, and 123.
WP.29/2018/159/Rev.1 | RRD: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflective Devices
WP.29/2019/28 | BSIS: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Blind Spot Information System for the Detection of Bicycles
4.12.1. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Blind Spot Information System for the Detection of Bicycles
4.12.2. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)
4.12.3. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID)
4.12.4. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)
4.13. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) submitted by the Working Parties to the World Forum for consideration

114. WP. 29 noted that no document had been submitted under this item.

4.14. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5)
4.14.1. Proposal for amendment 3 to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5)

115. The World Forum adopted the proposal and noted that it constitutes a package and should enter into force on the same date with draft Supplement 9 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128 (LED light sources) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/19, agenda item 4.9.3).

WP.29/2019/29 | RE5: Proposal for amendment 3 Proposal to introduce a new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source category PY21W/LED and to amend the light source category LR4. The latter amendment relates to Supplement 9 to UN R128 (document WP.29/2019/19) to allow under Annex 4, paragraph 1.2. a limited increase of luminous flux from 1 minute to 30 minutes.
4.15. Proposal for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements

116. WP. 29 noted that no document had been submitted under this item.

5. 1998 Agreement
5.1. Status of the 1998 Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement

117. The World Forum agreed that agenda items 5.2 to 5.5 should be considered in detail by the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3).

WP.29-177-02 | Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates - Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 6 March 2019
WP.29/1073/Rev24 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates
5.2. Consideration of draft UN GTRs and/or draft amendments to established UN GTRs
5.3. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs, if any
5.4. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any
5.5. Implementation of the 1998 Agreement Programme of Work by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum
6. Exchange of views on national/regional rulemaking procedures and implementation of established UN Regulations and/or UN GTRs into national/regional law

118. The World Forum agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting additional presentations.

WP.29-177-17 | Presentation of the ZalaZONE Proving Ground
7. 1997 Agreement (Periodical Technical Inspections)
7.1. Status of the 1997 Agreement

119. WP.29 noted the consolidated document (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.12) on the status of the agreement, including the status of the UN Rules annexed to the agreement, the list of the Contracting Parties (CP) to the agreement and of their administrative departments.

120. The CPs were reminded to notify the secretariat of any relevant update.

7.2. Amendments to the 1997 Agreement

121. The secretariat informed WP.29 about the notification of the Office of Legal Affairs on the proposal for amendments to the 1997 Agreement submitted by the Russian Federation based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/92/Rev.1 containing the text previously agreed by WP.29.

WP.29/2017/92 | Proposal for amendments to the 1997 Agreement Proposal to update and clarify the agreement, particularly with the definition of certain terms related to vehicle inspections, and to introduce provisions for testing equipment, centres, inspectors, and inspection supervisory bodies.
WP.29/2017/92/Corr.1 | 1997 Agreement: Corrigendum to the proposal WP.29/2017/92 Correction to the preamble and definition of the term "testing centre".

122. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of IWG on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI), presented to the World Forum the results of the thirteenth meeting of the group. He introduced the draft work plan for the working items included in the Terms of Reference of the group, the expected deliverables and feasible timelines. He reported on the consideration of his group for the coordination of its work with the calendars of the GRs. He introduced WP.29-177-15. The World Forum approved the updated working plan.

123. The Co-Chair of IWG on PTI stated that the group discussed how to coordinate the work with the GRs and how to avoid overlapping work. He suggested that the GRs propose topics on the matter of in-service compliance to the IWG on PTI, that would serve as a platform. He added that it would allow the proper management and preparation of general solutions with the participation of experts on in-service compliance. He proposed that the existing title of the group could be modified to IWG on in-service compliance of vehicles and their components.

124. He proposed that IWG on PTI, in cooperation with the GRs, work out the approach for development of the corresponding requirements for the performance of systems and components and assessment methods, which can be prescribed within either UN Regulations or the UN Rules.

125. He reported that the group had supported the proposal of GRPE and CITA to draft precise proposals to make the design of vehicles more difficult for tampering.

126. He informed that the group had assessed the feasibility of including a Particulate Number (PN) measurement method in UN Rule 1. He noted that the group was monitoring the development of the NOx measurement methods suitable for PTI. He reported on the presentation of the expert from the International Standard Organization (ISO) on electronic-PTI (ePTI).

127. The representative of OICA questioned the use of the term “in service compliance” in a context where the object of compliance is not defined.

128. The representative of CITA agreed that PTI tests were not aimed at mimicking type approval tests and that the object for compliance would need to be further defined by IWG.

129. The representative of Sweden welcomed the work performed by IWG on PTI and also supported the development of PTI relevant provisions under the 1958 Agreement which are consistent with the provisions of the 1997 Agreement. He highlighted the current challenge of identifying what the vehicle should self-monitor to insure continuous roadworthiness.

130. The representative of the Netherlands, Chair of GRPE, referred to the presentation made by CITA at the January 2019 session of GRPE (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/78, paras. 26 to 29) and highlighted that GRPE welcomed the diagnosis presented by the experts from CITA and the need to address the issue of vehicle tampering. He reaffirmed the importance for GRPE to liaise with PTI experts to address this issue.

WP.29-177-15 | Working plan of the IWG on PTI. Priorities, deliverables and expected timelines Expectations of the informal working group on Periodical Technical Inspections.

131. The representative of UK, Chair of GRVA, reported on the considerations of IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function with regards to sensor deterioration suggesting the need for durability requirements. He stated that the roadworthiness needed to be ensured continuously, not only during PTI tests. In this respect, the representative of CITA suggested to review WP.29-177-16.

132. The Co-Chair of IWG on PTI, introduced WP.29-177-16, and explained the proposal of the group for a safety assurance framework, based on a risk-analysis approach, which would have to be developed for each relevant system in the vehicle. He added that it would consist of assessing the possibilities of non-compliance and their impacts. The method was deemed appropriate for anticipating both the development of Type Approval provision and roadworthiness provisions for vehicles in-service. The World Forum noted the approach proposed and agreed to be informed about further developments of the proposals at its June 2019 session.

WP.29-177-16 | PTI: Proposal for assurance of the safety of vehicles, equipment and systems, including automated/autonomous driving systems in operation
7.3. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

133. No proposals for new UN Rules were submitted under this agenda item.

7.4. Update of existing Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

134. No proposals for amendments or updates to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 were submitted under this agenda item.

7.5. Update of Resolution R.E.6 related to requirements for testing equipment, for skills and training of inspectors and for supervision of test centres

135. No proposals new were submitted under this agenda item.

8. Other business
8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

136. No elements were raised under this agenda item.

8.2. Consistency between the provisions of the 1968 Vienna Convention and the technical provisions for vehicles of UN Regulations and UN GTRs adopted in the framework of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements

137. WP.29 noted that no matters were raised under this agenda item other than the information in para. 51 above.

8.3. Documents for publication

138. The secretariat informed WP.29 that the English language version of the fourth edition of the “Blue Book” ECE/TRANS/289 had been published. WP.29 welcomed the distribution of the publication and noted that the translation of the publication into the other official UN languages was still in process, that French and Russian language versions were expected to be available during the 178th session of WP.29 in June 2019, while the Arabic, Chinese and Spanish language versions were expected to be available during the 179th session of WP.29 in November 2019.

139. The Secretary of WP.29 presented informal document WP.29-177-09, the List of Adopted Proposals at the November 2018, 176th session of WP.29 and their entry into force, recalling that AC.1 had adopted at the time 38 amendments and five corrigenda to UN Regulations under the 1958 Agreement, that the corrigenda had already entered into force while the amendments would enter into force on 28 May 2019, following the delivery of notifications.

WP.29-177-09 | 176th (November 2018) WP.29 session: Adopted proposals 38 amendments and situation of entry into force

140. WP.29 was informed that document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/30 contains a road map for accession of the 1998 Agreement which had been presented at its 176th session.

WP.29/2019/30 | 1998 Agreement: Road Map for accession to and implementation Document prepared by the ECE Secretariat to support countries considering accession to the 1998 Agreement
8.4. Tributes

141. It was brought to the attention of the World Forum that Mr. B. Gottselig (OICA) would no longer attend WP.29 sessions. WP.29 thanked him for his long-lasting cooperation and his highly valuable contributions to the success of the World Forum during his years of participation. WP.29 wished him a long and happy retirement.

9. Adoption of the report

142. The World Forum adopted the report on its 177th session and its annexes based on a draft prepared by the secretariat. The report included sections related to the seventy-first session of the Administrative Committee (AC.1) of the 1958 Agreement, to the fifty-fifth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement. The session of the Administrative Committee (AC.4) of the 1997 Agreement was not held.

10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1

143. Of the 56 contracting parties to the agreement, 38 were represented and established AC.1 for its seventy-first session on 13 March 2019.

144. AC.1 invited the Chair of WP.29 to chair the session.

11. Proposals for amendments and corrigenda to existing UN Regulations and for new UN Regulations – Voting by AC.1

145. AC.1 established by unanimous vote the draft amendment to Schedule 4 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/165). The secretariat was requested to notify the amendment to Schedule 4 to the Secretary-General.

146. Click here for the results of the voting on the documents submitted by the subsidiary Working Parties.

12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3 and election of officers for the year 2018

147. The fifty-fifth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 13 and 14 March 2019 and chaired by the representative of the United States of America. The representatives of 16 of the 38 contracting parties to the agreement attended: Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, the European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States of America.

148. The AC.3 unanimously elected Mr. EZANA Wondimneh, United States of America, as Chair.

WP.29-177-03 | Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-fifth session
13. Monitoring of the 1998 Agreement: Reports of the Contracting Parties on the transposition of UN GTRs and their amendments into their national/regional law

149. AC.3 noted the information, as of 26 February 2019, on the status of the Agreement of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.24), the status of the priorities of the 1998 Agreement (based on WP.29-177-02 as reproduced in Annex IV to this report) and items on which the exchange of views should continue. AC.3 noted that notifications and the mandatory reports on the transposition process through their Permanent Missions in Geneva to the secretariat, are publicly accessible at: https://wiki.unece.org/display/TRAN/Home. AC.3 recalled its agreement to always send the above-mentioned reports and notifications through their Permanent Missions in Geneva and directly to the secretariat (email: edoardo.gianotti@un.org) to ensure updating of the status document, which is the monitoring tool of the agreement. AC.3 reiterated its request to its representatives to provide the secretariat with the coordinates of their corresponding focal points to the agreement, appointed in their capitals to draft the reports and notifications to keep them informed in the exchange of information through the above-mentioned website.

WP.29-177-02 | Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates - Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 6 March 2019
WP.29/1073/Rev24 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates
14. Consideration and vote by AC.3 of draft UN GTRs and/or draft amendments to established UN GTRs, if any
14.1. Proposal for a new UN GTR, if any

150. No new proposals for were submitted under this agenda item.

14.2. Proposal for amendments to a UN GTR, if any

151. No new proposals for were submitted under this agenda item.

14.3. Proposal for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreement, if any

152. No new proposals for were submitted under this agenda item.

15. Consideration of technical UN Regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs, if any

153. No documents were submitted for consideration and vote under this agenda item.

154. The Chair of AC.3 reminded contracting parties that previous submissions of candidate technical regulation submitted to the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs expire every 5 years. Contracting parties were therefore invited to resubmit candidate technical regulations that were due to expire, if they were to be maintained in the Compendium of Candidates. The Chair encouraged contracting parties to submit national regulations that they had considered as good candidate technical regulations to the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs.

16. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any

155. Contracting parties did not, at the time, request additional guidance under this agenda item, beyond the discussions that had taken place under agenda item 18.

17. Exchange of information on new priorities to be included in the programme of work

156. The Chair of AC.3 introduced the documents that were considered under this agenda item. AC.3 considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/31, aimed at providing an updated overview of the priorities of the Programme of Work of the development of UN GTRs or amendments to the existing ones. AC.3 referred to the discussions on document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/2 under agenda item 2.3.

157. The Chair of AC.3 proposed that agenda item 17 could be divided into two items: 17.1 on the conventional priority topics in the programme of work of the 1998 Agreement, and 17.2. on priority topics in the programme of work of the 1998 Agreement concerning automated and connected vehicles for consideration.

158. Discussion was inconclusive, and the Chair of AC.3 proposed to prepare and submit an informal document to the fifty-sixth session detailing the proposed changes to the agenda. AC.3 accepted this proposal and deferred continuation of discussions on the matter to the subsequent AC.3 session in June 2019.

WP.29-177-04 | Deliverables, timeline and working arrangements on priorities for automated and connected vehicles
WP.29-177-08 | Automated vehicles principles document
WP.29/2017/144 | Draft programme of work (PoW) under the 1998 Agreement
WP.29/2019/2 | Priority topics for automated and connected vehicles
WP.29/2019/31 | Draft programme of work (PoW) under the 1998 Agreement
18. Progress on the development of new UN GTRs and of amendments to established UN GTRs
18.1. UN GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC))

159. The representative of the European Union, as technical sponsor for these activities, informed WP.29 about the status of work of IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR). He reported that the official proposal for Amendment 4 to UN GTR No. 2 would be submitted for consideration at the May 2019 session of GRPE.

160. He noted that activities of IWG on EPPR had focused on a new amendment to UN GTR No. 18, which developed OBD2 provisions for L category vehicles. He finally confirmed that IWG on EPPR would consider future activities on propulsion unit performance (i.e. the durability of pollution control devices) once other priority activities had been finalized.

18.2. UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

161. The representative of Italy reported on the progress in harmonizing the provisions of UN GTR No. 3 and UN Regulation No.78 according to the mandate (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/47). He recalled the purpose of the amendment in development, and reported on the discussion, at the second session of GRVA, of their formal document. He mentioned the comments received by the representatives of Canada and the Netherlands. He mentioned the progress on the wording concerning the defeat device prohibition. He announced that a new document would be produced for review by GRVA at its September 2019 session.

162. AC.3 agreed with the proposed mandate extension until March 2020.

18.3. UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

163. The representative of the Republic of Korea reported on the progress of work of the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) in developing an amendment to UN GTR No. 6. He informed AC.3 that the next IWG meeting would be held before the upcoming face-to-face meeting during the next GRSG meeting in Geneva. He stated that discussions would be held on draft recommendations on ceramic printed areas when panoramic sun roofs were installed in vehicles. He stated that the group would share recent information on the status of dimensions of the ceramic printed area with seventeen manufacturer’s existing models in Europe. The draft recommendations would be discussed at the next IWG meetings. The IWG was expected to present the draft recommendations to the 116th GRSG session in April 2019.

164. The representative of India recalled that, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/52, the authorization to amend UN GTR No. 6 on safety glazing and the optional use of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties especially for front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle, had been granted at the previous session of AC.3. An official document proposing to amend UN GTR No. 6 would be submitted to the upcoming GRSG session.

18.4. UN GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

165. The representative of Japan, as technical sponsor for these activities, reported on the progress of work of the IWG on Phase 2 of UN GTR No.7 on head restraints. He stated that Chair of the IWG had informed AC.3 of his intention to restart activity at the 2018 June session of WP.29. He recalled that working document on GTR No.7 phase 2 activity had been submitted to the last GRSP session in December 2018. He further noted that informal document containing a proposal to remove the square brackets that remained in that working document had been jointly prepared by Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. The representative if Japan explained that, in parallel, a proposal to amend UN Regulation No.17 in line with GTR No.7, Phase 2 had been jointly prepared by Japan and the European Commission. CLEPA had also submitted their proposals for injury criteria and the static test method. He added that GRSP had discussed the remaining items and had decided to continue discussing these points in the IWG until the next GRSP session in May 2019.

166. The representative of Japan highlighted that a working document for the next GRSP in May 2019, which took CLEPA comments into consideration, had already been prepared, retaining the square brackets on the injury criteria intended for discussion at the IWG. The IWG, at its next meeting, would prepare another informal document containing a proposal for injury criteria supported by the group and would remove the square brackets that remained in the working documents that had been prepared for the next GRSP.

18.5. UN GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

167. The representative of the Republic of Korea reported on the progress that the IWG on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (IWG-DPPS) had achieved in design provisions covering active deployable systems in the bonnet area (Amendment 4 to the UN GTR). The IWG had held three meetings since its first meeting in April 2018, during which the IWG members had discussed over 25 items and had reached agreement on many, while some remained pending agreement. The IWG would hold its next meeting in November 2019.

18.6. UN GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2)

168. The representative from the United States of America on behalf of the sponsors (Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union) of the IWG on UN GTR No. 13 – Phase 2, reported to AC.3 on the last IWG meeting (5 to 7 March 2019) in Vancouver, Canada. She stated that more than sixty participants from contracting parties, industry, standardizations organizations and academia attended the meeting. She noted that the focus had mainly been on technical items for Phase 2, requirements for heavy duty vehicles and buses, material compatibility, tank stress rupture, fire test parameters and clarification of test existing procedures of the Phase 1 of the UN GTR. She added that there were five IWG task forces on specific technical items: (i) heavy duty vehicles and buses, that address inter alia roll-over (ii) fuelling receptacle requirements, that is preparing a draft proposal on requirements which are based on the geometry requirements for different refuelling pressures (iii) recommendations for test procedures, (aimed to complete its work by the next IWG meeting) (iv) fire test related work, within which Japan was conducting a series of test requirements to determine the test parameters (work is to be completed by the end of 2019) and (v) recommendations from ISO TC 197 and whether to include the rational section into technical information. She explained that the materials from the meeting had been in preparation, that progress was satisfactory, and the work was expected to be finished by the end of 2020. She informed AC.3 that the next meeting of the group had been scheduled for June 2019 in China.

18.7. UN GTR No. 15 (Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) – Phase 2)

169. The representative of the European Union, as technical sponsor, informed AC.3 that Amendment 5 to UN GTR No. 15 and Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 19 had been endorsed by GRPE during their last session in January 2019. They would be submitted for approval at the June 2019 session of WP.29. He highlighted that the work on the transposition of UN GTR No. 15 into a UN Regulation focused on determining harmonized provisions that would be subject to mutual recognition, called Level 2.

170. He added that IWG on WLTP was not actively developing provisions for conformity of production, low temperature test and cycle/ gear shift/ Drive Trace Indices (DTI), that would also contribute to developing the UN Regulation on WLTP.

171. The representative of the Netherlands, Chair of GRPE, mentioned that the standalone UN GTR on the Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power (DEVP) had been moved to agenda item 18.12 as the new UN GTR was expected to be developed under the supervision of the IWG on Electric Vehicle and the Environment (EVE) with close collaboration of the IWG on WLTP.

18.8. UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)

172. The representative of the Russian Federation, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Tyre GTR, recalled the IWG activities on Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres), and reported on the results of the recent meetings held in Geneva (21-22 January 2019) and Brussels (4-5 March 2019). He thanked the experts from Canada, China, Japan, the United States of America and the tyre industry for participating. He encouraged other contracting parties to take part in the activities of IWG on Tyre GTR, in particular, at its next session in Munich (8-9 May 2019). He informed AC.3 that IWG on Tyre GTR continued work on the text of Amendment 2, its technical justification and technical report, which would be adapted both to the type approval and self-certification systems, with the aim to present a complete package to the September 2019 session of GRBP. He further recalled that AC.3, at its previous session, supported informal document WP.29-176-15 with an addendum to the authorization to develop Amendment No. 2 to UN GTR No. 16 to reflect the transfer of tyre-related activities from the former GRRF to GRBP, and pointed out that this addendum had officially been submitted to AC.3 for adoption as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/32. AC.3 adopted this document.

WP.29/2019/32 | UN R16: Proposal for an Addendum to the Authorization to Develop Amendment No. 2
18.9. UN GTR No. 20 on Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS)

173. The representative of the European Union, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on EVS, UN GTR No. 20, Phase 2 and of GRSP, informed AC.3 on the work progress of the group. He said that IWG had met in Detroit, United States of America, from 23 to 24 January 2019, had been chaired by the representative of the European Union, and had discussed topics such as thermal propagation, water immersion, toxicity and gas management, as well as 3-D vibration. IWG also conducts research on thermal propagation and toxicity to identify the most appropriate initiation methods for thermal propagation and methods for detection of gases. He stated that results had been shared during the IWG meeting, in particular, thermal propagation and that discussions continued on the basis of a white paper on thermal propagation that guides contracting parties on activities to detect appropriate methods. He explained that other main item of discussion concerned field incident data. He stated that other important topics that were still in discussion, included water immersion and vibration of the battery system. IWG members had agreed to continue discussions the next meeting in June 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. He concluded that IWG was on target to complete its work by the expiration of its mandate in 2021.

18.10. Draft UN GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV)

174. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Quiet Road Transport Vehicle GTR (QRTV GTR), informed AC.3 that no new meetings of IWG were planned, pending consideration of several petitions to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) on Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. The IWG QRTV GTR would then, resume its activities with the aim to complete its accomplishments by the end of its mandate in December 2020.

18.11. Draft UN GTR on Global Real Driving Emissions (RDE)

175. The representative of the European Union, as technical sponsor, informed the Committee about the last meeting that in January 2019, that took place in conjunction with the seventy-eighth session of GRPE. He mentioned that the work continued on creating global provisions, so that UN GTR could be applied in and by any contracting party. He noted that data was collected so as to deliver a UN GTR by June 2020, according to the revised timeline endorsed during the last session of GRPE in January 2019.

176. The representative of the Netherlands, Chair of GRPE, added that the next meeting of the IWG on RDE would take place in April 2019 in Tokyo, and that the activities were developed according to schedule, and in line with the terms of reference of the IWG, as endorsed by GRPE at their January 2019 session. The Chair of GRPE requested the secretariat to prepare an update of the authorization to develop the UN GTR on RDE to reflect the new timeline for approval at the June 2019 session of WP.29. AC.3 endorsed the mandate for the IWG on RDE until November 2021, in accordance with the revised timeline.

18.12. Electric vehicles and the environment

177. The representative of Canada provided an update on the latest activities of the Electric Vehicles and Environment (EVE) IWG on behalf of the EVE leadership. He noted that the IWG on EVE had met on two occasions since the last WP.29 session. The first meeting (January 2019, Geneva) included a separate half-day discussion on the validation-testing programme for the subgroup on system power determination. He recalled that the EVE IWG held a teleconference on 13 February 2019 as a follow-up to the Geneva meeting. He noted that EVE continues to progress on its assigned areas of work.

178. The representative of Canada stated that the group had developed a first draft of the GTR on Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power and had conducted the first round of validation testing. He explained that the IWG on EVE identified some discrepancies between the results from the two test procedures that determine system power and that it would discuss solutions to address those discrepancies at its meeting in April 2019, when it would also determine the extent of time required for moving forward. He noted that the IWG on EVE planned to discuss the potential need for an extension at the upcoming GRPE meeting in May 2019.

WP.29/2019/33 | Determination of Electric Vehicle Power (DEVP): Request for the authorization to develop a new UN GTR

179. The representative of Canada recalled that efforts to model Electric Vehicle (EV) durability are led by the European Union Joint Research Centre (JRC) and validated using long-term EV testing results from Canada. EVE members continued to discuss how to proceed with in-vehicle battery durability. He explained that some members expressed that the technologies are still new and that it may be better to continue research for some time and potentially address durability in a future UN GTR, while others expressed alternative approaches to addressing in-vehicle battery durability, including non-UN GTR approaches such as a warranty requirement and/or labelling.

180. The representative of the European Union supported the development of specifications for the terms of reference on the power determination of hybrids, which, he stated, would result in a minor delay to the submission of the UN GTR. In terms of battery durability, he stated that the European Union would continue to support the objective of establishing a UN GTR, which should also be viewed in the context of the European Union’s work on the post-Euro 6 and Eco-design as these aims necessitate the establishment of technical requirements.

WP.29/2019/33 | Determination of Electric Vehicle Power (DEVP): Request for the authorization to develop a new UN GTR

181. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/33, the request for authorization to develop a new UN GTR on Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power.

WP.29/2019/33 | Determination of Electric Vehicle Power (DEVP): Request for the authorization to develop a new UN GTR
19. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin
19.1. Harmonization of side impact
19.1. (a) Side impact dummies

182. AC.3 noted that the plans for the future of the group would be addressed at the May 2019 session of GRSP and expected an update at its 56th session.

19.1. (b) Pole side impact

183. No new subject was raised under this agenda item.

19.2. Specifications for the 3-D H-point machine

184. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

19.3. Event Data Recorder (EDR)

185. The representative of Italy informed AC.3 that the next GRSG meeting would be held during the first week of April 2019 with Event Data Recorder on the agenda for the purpose of restarting discussions on the potential development of a draft UN GTR.

20. Other business
20.1. Proposal for amendments to Special Resolution No. 2

186. No subject was raised under this agenda item.

21. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 and election of officers for the year 2018

187. AC.4 did not hold its session pursuant to the recommendation of WP.29 (para. 19).

22. Amendments to UN Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

188. No subject was raised under this agenda item.

23. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

189. No subject was raised under this agenda item.

24. Other business

190. No subject was raised under this agenda item.