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Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 81 | 15-18 Apr 2019
Geneva

The deadline for the submission of official working documents to this session is 18 January 2019.

Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRE/2019/1 | GRE-81: Annotated provisional agenda for the April 2019 session
GRE-81-01 | Updated provisional agenda for the 81st (April 2019) GRE session
GRE-81-15 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 81st (April 2019) GRE session
GRE-81-11 | Running order of the agenda for 81st GRE session
2. 1998 Agreement – UN Global Technical Regulations: Development
3. 1997 Agreement – Rules: Development
4. Simplification of lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations

GRE will be briefed about WP.29 discussions at its sessions in November 2018 and March 2019: the SLR package of amendment proposals and the three new simplified UN Regulations on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD). GRE will also be informed about the progress of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR).

GRE is invited to provide feedback on a proposal from IWG SLR for a new 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48. (GRE/2019/3)

GRE will consider proposals for amendments to the UN LSD Regulation and to UN Regulation No. 48 submitted by the experts from France and Germany, which introduce conditions for the use of logos inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp. (GRE/2019/6)

GRE/2019/6 | LSD and UN R48.06: Proposal for supplements Proposal to allow under specified conditions the use of logos inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp.

GRE will consider a proposal for a Supplement to the UN LSD Regulation transmitted by the expert from Germany which introduces requirements for testing the sun load impact. (GRE/2019/7)

GRE/2019/3 | UN R48: Proposal for a new [07] series of amendments Discussion document presenting potential new requirements for headlamp levelling, in particular regarding the vertical inclination in relation to the dipped-beam headlamp mounting height.
GRE/2019/6 | LSD and UN R48.06: Proposal for supplements Proposal to allow under specified conditions the use of logos inside the illuminating surface of a signalling lamp.
GRE/2019/7 | LSD: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to introduce requirements for testing the sun load impact to avoid delays in the perception of light signals under certain sunlight conditions.
GRE-81-13 | UN R48: Proposal to amend the draft [07] series (document GRE/2019/3) Proposal for changes to the discussion document presenting potential new requirements for headlamp levelling, in particular regarding the vertical inclination in relation to the dipped-beam headlamp mounting height.
GRE-81-16 | UN R48: Box justification for document GRE-81-13 Supporting data justifying the headlamp aiming and cut-off points diagrammed in the proposal for a new series of amendments (GRE-81-13).
GRE-81-17 | LSD (UN R148): Japan comments on document GRE/2019/7 Comments on the proposal to introduce requirements for testing sun-load impact.
GRE-81-19 | SLR informal group status report
GRE-81-20 | Unique Identifier for the new simplified UN lighting Regulations
GRE-81-21 | Updated diagram in document GRE/2019/3 Updated headlamp aiming diagram in the proposal for a new 07 series of amendments to UN R48 as agreed during the April 2019 GRE session.
GRE-81-22 | Poland response to the SLR informal group request for guidance
5. UN Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources), 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources) and the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories

GRE will consider a proposal prepared by the expert from the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) that introduces new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source categories C5W/LEDK and R5W/LED in the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5).

GRE is also invited to address a proposal from the expert of GTB that introduces new LED substitute light source categories W5W/LEDK and WY5W/LED in R.E.5.

GRE may expect a progress report on the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) and may also wish to resume the discussion on whether or not TF SR should address LED retrofits.

GRE/2019/10 | RE5: Proposal for amendment [7] to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories Proposal to introduce new LED substitute light source categories W5W/LEDK and WY5W/LED.
GRE/2019/9 | RE5: Proposal for amendment [6] to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories Proposal to introduce new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source categories C5W/LEDK and R5W/LED.
GRE-81-03 | Substitute light sources: equivalence reports for C5W and R5W Presentation in support of the proposa to introduce new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source categories C5W/LEDK and R5W/LED (document GRE/2019/9).
GRE-81-04 | Substitute light sources: equivalence reports for W5W and WY5W Presentation in support of the proposal to introduce new LED substitute light source categories W5W/LEDK and WY5W/LED (document GRE/2019/10).
GRE-81-06 | RE5: Modifications to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/40 Proposal from the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) to modify GRE/2018/40, where the information for the 24V version was missing, and to implement editorial corrections. GRE/2018/40 was adopted by GRE during its 80th session as part of a package which also includes amendments to UN Regulation No. 128.
GRE-81-07 | Substitute – interlock solutions: Fit & function / Fit & non-function by the “Electrical key-system” Illustration of interlock solutions for the categories C5W/LEDK, W5W/LEDK and WY5W/LED proposed in the documents GRE/2019/9 and GRE/2019/10.
GRE-81-14/Rev.1 | LED Substitute Light Sources Task Force (TFSR) status report
6. UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
6. (a) Proposals for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments

GRE is invited to consider a proposal prepared by the experts from Czechia and Italy, with the support of the Task Force on Headlamp Switching (TF HS), which corrects and clarifies the requirements for headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

GRE will address proposals prepared by the expert from Germany that allow the manual switch-off of all lighting devices in special cases and the use of hazard warning lights when opening a door.

GRE may expect a revised proposal from GTB and other interested parties which aims to reduce discomfort glare from rear signalling lamps when viewed at close proximity in slow moving traffic.

GRE/2019/5 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to correct and clarify the requirements for daytime running lamps (DRL) in conjunction with rear position lamps.
GRE/2019/8 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to introduce provisions:<ol class="alpha"><li>For vehicles intended for use by the armed services and forces responsible for maintaining public order: the manual switching off of all lighting devices in all circumstances;</li><li>In the absence of a “vehicle door assistance and warning system”: the mandatory application of the hazard warning lights to reduce the safety risks in the case a door is opened to the traffic side.</li></ol>
6. (b) Other proposals for amendments to UN Regulation No. 48
GRE/2019/4 | UN R48: Proposal for a Supplement to the new 07 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the requirements of paragraph 5.26. for the variable luminous intensity of four different light signaling functions: rear direction indicator lamps of category 2b, rear position lamps of category R2, stop lamps of category S2,and rear fog lamps of category F2. The intent is to ensure that all the lamps maintain their proportionate relationships throughout the transitions in luminosity. vary all together proportionally.
GRE/2019/11 | UN R48: Proposal for a new series of amendments Proposal to:<ol class="alpha"><li>update requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps related to headlamp switching. In particular, the proposed 07 series of amendments aims to clarify electrical connection requirements, conditions for manual switching OFF of headlamps, and new definitions for switching ON/OFF and for activating/deactivating lamps;</li><li>introduce technical parameters for speed and vehicle distance, allowing reduced intensity at speeds lower than 20 km/h, in order to encourage reduced glaring effects from rear signaling lamps;</li><li>introduce references to the three new simplified lighting Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)).</li></ol>The proposal was prepared by a special interest group of GRE experts on the new 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.
GRE-81-10 | UN R48: Special Interest Group revised proposal for a new series of amendments Updated proposal, superseding document GRE/2019/11, to:<ol class="alpha"><li>update requirements for headlamps and daytime running lamps related to headlamp switching. In particular, the proposed 07 series of amendments aims to clarify electrical connection requirements, conditions for manual switching OFF of headlamps, and new definitions for switching ON/OFF and for activating/deactivating lamps;</li><li>introduce technical parameters for speed and vehicle distance, allowing reduced intensity at speeds lower than 20 km/h, in order to encourage reduced glaring effects from rear signaling lamps;</li><li>introduce references to the three new simplified lighting Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)).</li></ol>The proposal was prepared by a special interest group of GRE experts on the new 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48. This revised proposal includes:<ul><li>Paragraph 5.26 contains the two proposed alternatives from France</li><li>Paragraph 5.26.2. contains the proposals from Czech Republic and GTB</li><li>Paragraph 6.2.7.5.1. contains 3 alternatives for subparagraph (d)</li><li>Paragraph 6.19.7.6. (new) contains the proposal from OICA because of the replacement of “may” by “shall”</li><li>Paragraph 12.6 contains the OICA proposed changes of the Transitional Provisions, linked to ESS introduction.</li></ul>
GRE-81-09 | UN R48: Supporting information on document GRE/2019/11 (SIG proposal)
GRE-81-24 | UN R48-07: Invitation to the fifth session of the Special Interest Group
GRE-80-17 | UN R48: Proposal to amend document GRE/2018/44 (Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments) Proposal to require red retro-reflectors to identify the rear sides of a vehicle (presently not required for vehicles less than six meters in length).
7. Other UN Regulations
7. (a) UN Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
GRE/2019/12 | UN R53: Proposal for an amendment to the draft 03 series of amendments Proposal to restore the original automatic headlamp ON (AHO) requirement for vehicles not equipped with daytime running lamps (DRL). The 03 series of amendments (focusing on DRL) as approved by GRE during its October 2018 session (document GRE/2018/50) changes provisions for automatic headlamps as adopted for motorcycles in 2004 (see document GRE/2003/12/Rev.1). While appropriate for vehicles equipped with DRL, the changes would reduce safety for vehicles not equipped with DRL.
GRE-81-18 | UN R53: Clarification of document GRE/2018/47 Clarification of the proposal to render optional the fitment of front position lamps where the motorcycle is fitted with qualified automatic headlamp switching or daytime running lamps.
GRE/2018/50 | DRL: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD) Proposal from the Special Interest Group on L-category vehicle daytime running lamps to introduce requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamp(s) if the maximum luminous intensity of DRL is above 700 cd.
7. (b) UN Regulation No. 65 (Special warning lamps)
GRE-81-05 | UN R65: Proposal for corrections Proposal for corrections to UN Regulation 65 (Special Warning Lamps) based upon Supplement 10 to the original Regulation. A recent review of the content of UN Regulation 65 has revealed some long-standing editorial errors that do not affect the technical requirements but do create confusion.
7. (c) UN Regulation No. 74 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for mopeds)
GRE/2019/2 | UN R74: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal to require installation of direction indicators on mopeds.
GRE-81-02/Rev.1 | UN R74: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal from the Netherlands, with support from Finland, Italy, France and Germany, to require installation of direction indicators on mopeds.
8. Other business
8. (a) Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 1968)
8. (b) Decade of action for road safety 2011–2020
8. (c) Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval
WP.29-176-21 | Candidate items for technical regulations applicable to IWVTA Phase 2 (2018 – 2022)
8. (d) International events in automotive lighting
9. New business and late submissions
GRE-80-06 | Lighting regulations; Obsolete transitional provisions
10. Direction of future work of GRE
GRE-81-08/Rev.1 | Outcome of the discussion on AV signalling requirements
GRE-81-12/Rev.1 | AVSR Task Force status report
GRE-81-23 | GTB Activity Report
11. Provisional agenda for the next session
Documents
Agenda | Formal | Informal | Report |