Session 117 | Geneva | 8-11 Oct 2019
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda

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

GRSG-117-01/Rev.1 | GRSG: Running order of the agenda for the 117th session
GRSG-117-20/Rev.2 | Updated agenda for the 117th GRSG session
GRSG/2019/15 | Provisional agenda for the 117th (October 2019) GRSG session
GRSG/2019/15/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 117th GRSG session
2. Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches

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

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

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to specify the position of escape hatches on M2 buses of Class B stemming from the transition from the 05 and 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/30).

GRSG-117-54 | UN R107: Proposal for amendments document GRSG/2019/30 Revised proposal to allow an alternative positioning and spacing of escape hatches on buses of Classes A and B to address limitations for shorter vehicles.
GRSG/2019/30 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplements to the 06 series, 07 series and 08 series of amendments For escape hatches on buses of Classes A and B, proposal to allow a maximum length of 1600 mm equally spaced to cover the shortest vehicles, so the allowed space should be the maximum of either the third of the length or 1600 mm. This proposal will not affect the positioning requirements for any mid-sized and larger buses.

GRSG may wish to be informed by GRSP on the establishement of a new IWG on “Securing of Children in buses and coaches” in order to develop a UN Regulation under the 1958 Agreement.

GRSG may also wish to consider a proposal by IWG on BMFE to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107, if available.

GRSG-117-08 | Behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in the case of a Fire Event Presentation on the status of the informal working group on bus management of fire events (BMFE).

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a request by Norway (GRSG-115-04) on the need to enhance the protection and integrity of the compartment of the driver and any crew member of buses and coaches in case of a frontal collision. GRSG agreed to the need and all governmental experts were invited to investigate their national/regional statistical data for such accidents. GRSG is expected to have an exchange of views on the collected data, if available.

GRSG-115-04 | Front section collision protection on buses Discussion paper proposing an effort to develop safety requirements for the protection of the driver and tourist guide situation at the front of motor coaches.

GRSG agreed to have a final review of documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/99, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/100 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/101 which will be considered by WP.29 and the Administrative Committee AC.1 of the 1958 Agreement at the November 2019 session.

WP.29/2019/99 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.
WP.29/2019/100 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.
WP.29/2019/101 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 08 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.

GRSG agreed to prioritize the consideration of specifications on autonomous shuttles with a view of reviewing the applicability of existing requirements or creating a new categories of these vehicles. GRSG is expected to receive a presentation by the expert from France on the status of the French legislation on this subject.

GRSG-117-07 | Status of the French legislation on shuttles Presentation on new national legislation that defines a new vehicle category, "urban shuttle". The legislation skirts the current M category definitions by defining an urban shuttle as having a total capacity to carry between nine and 16 passengers plus a driver with seating for 4-5 passengers. As such, France intends to propose national type approvals for such vehicles with a view to address driverless versions in future legislation.
GRSG-117-10 | French legislation on the definition of "urban shuttles" (French language only) "Arrêté du 6 mai 2019 définissant les conditions d’homologation, d’exploitation et de circulation des navettes urbaines"
GRSG-117-03 | UN R107: Proposal for amendments Proposal to require measure(s) to prevent a bus or coach from moving while a lift or ramp is not in its stowed position.
2. (b) UN Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)

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

GRSG-117-08 | Behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in the case of a Fire Event Presentation on the status of the informal working group on bus management of fire events (BMFE).
3. UN Regulation No. 26 (External projections of passenger cars)

GRSG agreed to continue considerations on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/2 submitted by OICA to amend the provisions for rear edges of the bonnet as they can be considered as not dangerous due to their location on the vehicle.

GRSG-117-45 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSG/2019/2 Changes to the proposal to exempt rear edges of fenders and rear edges of A pillars under certain conditions.
GRSG/2019/2 | UN R26: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to exempt rear edges of fenders and rear edges of A pillars under certain conditions from the requirement that sheet metal edges be folded back or fitted with a shield. These edges not easily contacted by VRU in a collision could be blunted instead.

GRSG will resume consideration of a proposal by France to clarify the provisions for windscreen wipers as a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 26, if available (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/34).

GRSG-117-26 | UN R26: Comments on document GRGS/2019/11 OICA comments on the original proposal (GRSG/2019/11) regarding interpretation of "contactable parts" and wiper systems. GRSG/2019/11 has been superseded by a revised proposal (GRSG/2019/34) incorporating the OICA comments.
GRSG-117-44 | Proposal to ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSG/2019/34
GRSG-117-44/Rev.1 | Proposal proposal to ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSG/2019/34
GRSG/2019/34 | UN R26: Proposal for the 04 series of amendment Proposal to introduce a generic drawing to improve interpretation of the regulation, especially with regard to contactable parts (sphere protocol). The proposal aims to clarify how to deal with potentially “exempted” parts and which requirements apply to which part of the windscreen wiper. Given the implications for approvals, the proposal is presented as a new series of amendments with transitional provisions starting 24 months after entry into force.
4. UN Regulation No. 34 (Prevention of fire risks)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by the European Commission to amend the scope of UN Regulation No. 34, if available.

5. UN Regulation No. 35 (Foot controls)

GRSG agreed to keep this item on the agenda, awaiting further information (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/95, para. 75).

6. Amendments to safety glazing regulations

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) about the work progress on amendments to the UN regulations on safety glazing with respect to new provisions on “ceramic printed areas”. GRSG may wish to consider an IWG proposal on a draft recommendation on ceramic printer areas, if available.

GRSG-117-37 | Progress report of the PSG informal group
GRSG-117-38 | PSG informal group status of Mutual Resolution [4]
GRSG-117-39 | Sunroof Ceramic Printed Areas: Proposal for a new Mutual Resolution Proposal for a mutual resolution [No. 4] concerning recommendations on ceramic printed area widths for panoramic sunroof designs.
6. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)

GRSG agreed to consider a proposal by India to align UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6 on the optional use of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties especially those for the front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle with UN R43.

GRSG/2019/35 | GTR 6: Proposal for Amendment 2 Proposal to enable the approval of the laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties.

(Discussion of proposals to define obscuration areas.)

GRSG-117-43 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/33 Proposal to modify the draft Amendment 2 to GTR 6 regarding obscuration area definitions.
GRSG-117-49 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/33 Updated proposal to exempt Zone I from opaque obscuration requirements of GTR 6 under certain conditions.
GRSG/2019/33 | GTR 6: Proposal for Amendment 2 Proposal to exempt Zone I from opaque obscuration requirements of GTR 6 under certain conditions.
6. (b) UN Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)

GRSG may wish to consider proposals to amend UN Regulation No. 43, if available.

7. Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity (VRU-Proxi) about the group’s outcome on the multimodal approach on the basis of direct or indirect vision devices (or a combination of both), camera monitor systems or obstacle detection systems as contained in the draft for a new UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/16).

GRSG/2019/16 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles Proposal for a new UN Regulation on the approval of devices for reversing motion and motor vehicles with regard to the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles. The purpose of this Regulation is to provide the provisions for reversing motion concerning on awareness of vulnerable road users proximity. UN Regulation No. 46 provides provisions for indirect vision of motor vehicles. This Regulation expands driver’s vision or awareness for vehicle rear direction when in reversing motion. Therefore, some requirements of this Regulation may be satisfied by devices complying with UN Regulation No. 46.
GRSG-117-34 | VRU-Proxi informal group status report on "Reversing Motion"
7. (a) UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)

GRSG is expected to consider the revised proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 tabled by the expert from Germany (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27) introducing temporary modified view for Camera-Monitor-Systems (CMS) and by OICA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/31) on indication lines for identifying changes in magnification for CMS with more than one field of vision on the same display.

GRSG-117-40 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27
GRSG-117-40/Rev.1 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27
GRSG-117-40/Rev.2 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27
GRSG-117-40/Rev.3 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/27
GRSG/2019/27 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments Proposal to introduce provisions for activation of a "temporary modified view" (such as change in image magnification or resolution) per ISO 16505:2015 to complement the static Class II field of vision using a Camera Monitoring System (CMS).
GRSG/2019/31 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments Proposal to enable the use of small indicative lines to assist the driver in discriminating among two or more fields of vision rendered as a combined continuous image on a display.
GRSG-117-16 | UN R46: Proposal for amendments Proposal to allow for the approval of optical reflecting mirrors being introduced to the market in addition to the current spherical product.
GRSG-117-17 | Proposal to include free from mirrors in Reg. ECE 46.06 Presentation in support of the proposal in document GRSG-117-16.
GRSG-117-32 | Camera monitoring system issues in Korea
GRSG-117-41 | UN R46: Proposal for a corrigendum Proposal to correct a typo: "Class II to <strike>IV</strike> <b>VI</b> exterior device"
GRSG-117-42 | UN R46: Proposal for a corrigendum Proposal to align requirements for conventional mirrors and camera-monitor systems. In the latest revision (where mirror and CMS provisions were split into separate sections), the phrase "including those parts remaining attached to the support after the test provided for in paragraph 6.3.2. below" was omitted from the CMS section.
7. (b) UN Regulation No. 151 (Blind Spot Information Systems)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the new UN Regulation No. [151] on BSIS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/25).

GRSG/2019/25 | UN R151: Proposal for amendments Proposal from the VRU Proximity Awareness informal group to <ol><li>clarify test procedures allowing non-random selection of parameter combinations and</li><li>provide for protrusion requirements for Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) external elements. </li></ol>
GRSG-117-04 | Reversing Warning Systems: Status of informal group discussions
GRSG-117-23 | UN R151: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to add the condition " and any part of the vehicle which is more than 2.0 m above the ground" to the definition of the “vehicle front right corner” to ensure that the BSIS detection zone is not adversely affected by specific elements added at later stages of completion of the vehicle (e.g., a crane).
GRSG-117-24/Rev.1 | UN R151: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify the regulation with regard to cone placement in the test procedure.
8. UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)

GRSG agreed to consider a proposal by the European Commission to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, in particular on the need to provide clear information to the driver (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6, GRSG-116-33). GRSG may wish to consider a revised proposal, if available.

GRSG-116-33 | UN R55: Examples of mechanical coupling devices of class A
GRSG-117-25 | UN R55: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Revised text with transitional provisions for the proposal (GRSG/2019/6) to specify that "the motor-vehicle’s user instructions (e.g. owner’s manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use.” The purpose is to comply with an EU General Safety Regulation provision that prohibits couplings from obscuring rear lighting components or registration plates.
GRSG/2019/6 | UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to add the text, “In such a case, the motor-vehicle’s user instructions (e.g. owner’s manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use.”
GRSG-117-06 | UN R55: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify that the term "special joint" does not include flexible components supporting coupling articulation (as is pertinent to Class C50 couplings).
GRSG-117-09 | UN R55: Proposal for amendment Proposal to add a line for restrictions on the use of Class T couplings to the type-approval communication form.
9. UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protective devices)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the UN Regulation No. 58 on rear underrun protective devices submitted by OICA introducing requirements in case of aerodynamic devices at the rear end of certain vehicle categories.

GRSG-117-46 | UN R58: Proposal for amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/32 Proposal to add a missing footnote and to clarify the application of Annex 4 for heat pumps.
GRSG-117-50 | UN R58: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/32
GRSG-117-51 | UN R58: Proposal for amendments to GRSG-117-50
GRSG/2019/32 | UN R58: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce a definition for “Aerodynamic devices” and ensure that such devices shall not compromise the functionality of rear underrun protection devices.
10. UN Regulation No. 62 (Anti-theft (mopeds/motorcycles))

GRSG agreed to reconsider the proposal tabled by the expert from the Euroepan Commission to ensure the electromagnetic compability by inserting a reference to UN Regulation No. 10 (EMC).

GRSG/2019/24 | UN R62: Proposal for a new 01 series of amendments Proposal to introduce electromagnetic specifications for the approval of an electronic device, such as a transponder — even without the traditional functionality of a mechanical key — under UN R62 via reference to UN R10 on electromagnetic compatibility (as is the case under UN R116).
11. Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations
11. (a) UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)

GRSG agreed to keep this item on the agenda, awaiting further information (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/95, para. 75).

GRSG-117-15 | UN R67: Proposal for amendments Proposal to align UN Regulation No. 67 with ISO 19825 by changing the name of the light vehicle Euro filling unit to K15 and inserting a new profile J15 into Annex 9.
GRSG-117-52 | UN R67: Proposal for amendments
11. (b) UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)

GRSG agreed to review proposals tabled by the expert from NGV Global on specifications for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders with composite materials as per ISO 11439 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/26) and one on amendments to table 6.7 of Annex 3A on change of design criteria (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/28).

GRSG-117-18/Rev.1 | UN R110: Proposal to amend document GRSG/2019/26 Updated proposal to clarify provisions for periodic testing and periodic requalification of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanks.
GRSG-117-28 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments OICA comments on the NGV proposal (document GRSG/2019/28) to introduce changes/additions in the Change of Design Table to better specify appropriate test requirements for CNG cylinders with composite materials and, in some cases, to harmonize with International Standard Organisation (ISO) standard 11439.
GRSG/2019/26 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments Proposal based on the outcomes of discussions by the GRSG task force on gas-fuelled vehicle regulations to clarify provisions for periodic testing and periodic requalification of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanks.
GRSG/2019/28 | UN R110: Proposal for amendments Proposal to introduce changes/additions in the Change of Design Table to better specify appropriate test requirements for CNG cylinders with composite materials and, in some cases, to harmonize with International Standard Organisation (ISO) standard 11439.
12. UN Regulation No. 93 (Front underrun protection)

GRSG agreed to consider a proposal by the European Commission to update the provisions on frontal underrun protection which are approved as an integrated part of the vehicle, in particular, to allow for a more rounded shape of the cab for a better aerodynamic performance, if available.

GRSG-117-36 | UN R93: Comments on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/19 Proposal to modify the scope and transitional provisions of the proposal concerning aerodynamic cabs.
GRSG-117-48 | UN R93: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSG/2019/19
GRSG-117-55 | Proposal based on GRSG-117-48 Revisions to the proposal to update Part III of UN R93 to enable approval of truck cabs where the front underrun protection is integrated in the motor vehicle (in order to improve aerodynamic performance). The proposal includes transitional provisions from 1 November 2025.
GRSG/2019/19 | UN R93: Proposal for amendments Proposal to update Part III of UN R93 to enable approval of truck cabs where the front underrun protection is integrated in the motor vehicle (in order to improve aerodynamic performance). This proposal would define the forward reference point as being the same transverse location where the force is applied. This results in FUPs where (in the case of cab fronts that are curved) at least 400 mm must be maintained along the front contour of the cab, instead of the foremost point. The proposal includes transitional provisions from 1 September 2020.
13. UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)

GRSG agreed to reconsider a proposal by OICA to amend the definition of keys that take account of innovative vehicle alarm systems, such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone, if available.

GRSG-117-31 | UN R116: Proposal for a new series of amendments Proposal to update the definition of "key" in line with technological progress and clarifying that a "key" is specifically a means for access, not an anti-theft system.
GRSG/2019/7 | UN R116: Proposal for Supplement 7 Proposal to redefine “key” to include “physical device or electronic solution”. At the same time, the proposal excludes “hardware (e.g. smartphone) provided by other than car manufacturer” from this definition.

GRSG agreed to consider the splitting of UN Regulation No. 116 into three new UN Regulations, one concerning approval of devices against unauthorized use and approval of a vehicle with regard to its devices against unauthorized use (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/20), one concerning approval of immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/21) and one concerning approval of vehicle alarm system and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/22).

GRSG-117-11 | Status report of the EMC task force Status report including a proposal to update UN R116 electromagnetic compatibility annexes.
GRSG-117-12 | Immobilizers: EMC task force proposal for document GRSG/2019/21
GRSG-117-13 | Unauthorized use: Proposal from the EMC task force for document GRSG/2019/20
GRSG-117-14 | Vehicle alarms: Proposal from the EMC task force for document GRSG/2019/22
GRSG-117-29 | UN R116: Split for IWVTA / New Regulations
GRSG/2019/20 | Proposal for a draft new UN Regulation on Devices Against Unauthorized Use Proposal to extract provisions from UN R116 in order to establish a separate regulation for the approval of devices to protect against unauthorized vehicle use. The splitting of UN R116 into three separate regulations has been proposed to advance the implementation of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
GRSG/2019/21 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer Proposal to extract provisions from UN R116 in order to establish a separate regulation for the approval of immobilizers and vehicles equipped with immobilizers. The splitting of UN R116 into three separate regulations has been proposed to advance the implementation of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
GRSG/2019/22 | Proposal for a draft new UN Regulation on vehicle alarm system and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system Proposal for a new regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system. The regulation would extract provisions from UN R116 in order to advance UN R0 on the international whole vehicle type approval system.
14. UN Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on the proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 121 submitted by OICA, to extend the quality of information possible to convey via existing tell-tales.

GRSG/2019/17 | UN R121: Proposal for Supplement 11 to the original series and Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal in line with ISO 2575 to allow for the use of different colors (e.g., red, yellow, green) to convey the status modes (e.g., failure, active) of seven functions via modification of footnote 18 under Table 1.
15. UN Regulation No. 122 (Heating systems)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on the proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 122 submitted by CLEPA, to add a missing reference to the existing note 2 and to clarify the application of Annex 4 for heat pumps.

GRSG/2019/29 | UN R122: Proposal for Supplement 6 Proposal to add a missing footnote concerning the exemptions for heaters located outside the passenger compartment using water as a transfer medium and to clarify that it is not necessary to apply Annex 4 for the heat pump because the heat transfer fluid does not contain polluting air.
16. UN Regulation No. 144 (Accident Emergency Call Systems)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on proposals for amendments to UN Regulation No. 144 submitted by OICA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2018/23), the Russian Federation, to provide for corrections and clarifications (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/18) and a draft 01 series of amendments with the broader scope for installation on vehicles others than M1 and N1 including also transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/23).

GRSG-117-47 | UN R144: Consolidated proposal for a 01 series of amendments Full UN R144 integrating the proposal to:<ol class="alpha"><li>clarify that the application of an AECD approval to other vehicle categories than M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> is not mandatory,</li><li>align the power supply requirement of Part III, para. 34.1 with the corresponding requirement in Part II, para. 25.1.</li><li>clarify with regard to para. 34.1 that if the vehicle is equipped with both<ul class="none"><li>-a <i>“back-power supply”</i> as listed in para. 35.10.1 and</li><li>-a <i>“Power supply other than back-up power supply mentioned in paragraph 35.10.1”</i> as listed in para. 35.10.2</li></ul> both should be tested according to Annex 9. The <i>“Power supply other than back-up power supply mentioned in paragraph 35.10.1”</i> should indeed only be tested if it is the only power supply for the AECS.</li><li>include two-year transitional provisions</li><li>remove the exclusion of M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> not equipped with a side airbag and to specify that the AECS shall be able to output the navigation solution in an NMEA-0183 protocol format (RMC, GGA, VTG, GSA and GSV message), among other clarifications.</li></ol>
GRSG/2019/18 | UN R144: Proposal for a corrigendum Proposal to correct erroneous references (to annexes in the regulation as well as to UN R94 and R95) in the text.
GRSG/2019/23 | UN R144: Proposal for a 01 series of amendments Proposal to:<ol class="alpha"><li>clarify that the application of an AECD approval to other vehicle categories than M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> is not mandatory,</li><li>align the power supply requirement of Part III, para. 34.1 with the corresponding requirement in Part II, para. 25.1.</li><li>clarify with regard to para. 34.1 that if the vehicle is equipped with both<ul class="none"><li>-a <i>“back-power supply”</i> as listed in para. 35.10.1 and</li><li>-a <i>“Power supply other than back-up power supply mentioned in paragraph 35.10.1”</i> as listed in para. 35.10.2</li></ul> both should be tested according to Annex 9. The <i>“Power supply other than back-up power supply mentioned in paragraph 35.10.1”</i> should indeed only be tested if it is the only power supply for the AECS.</li><li>include two-year transitional provisions</li><li>remove the exclusion of M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> not equipped with a side airbag and to specify that the AECS shall be able to output the navigation solution in an NMEA-0183 protocol format (RMC, GGA, VTG, GSA and GSV message), among other clarifications.</li></ol>
GRSG-117-02 | UN R144: Request for clarification Request from the GRSG secretariat for clarification of a possible inconsistency in the text of UN R144. Paragraph 26.7.2. refers to situations where the AECS is not equipped with a back-up power supply; however, the subparagraph 26.7.2.3. refers to an AECS with a back-up power supply.
GRSG-117-30 | UN R144: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to clarify that UN R144 does not specify the frequency (number) of attempts or the duration of efforts to establish a network connection (voice or data transmission) for automatic emergency call systems.
17. UN Regulation No. 0 (International Whole Vehicle Type Approval)

GRSG will be informed about the outcome of the recent meetings of IWG on IWVTA and the follow-up of GRSG on the new priorities of IWVTA Phase 2 in particular the UN Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG to be added to Annex 4 of UN Regulation No. 0.

18. Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles

GRSG may wish to be informed by the expert from IMMA about the need to amend the Special Resolution No.1 (S.R.1) to take account of the amendment to the Consolidated Resolution (R.E.3), recently adopted by WP.29.

GRSG/2019/8 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the construction of vehicles Proposal to enable application of the designation “twinned wheels” across all Category L vehicles.
GRSG-117-33 | RE3: Proposal for amendment Proposal to add new definitions, modify the description for Category L vehicles to align with addition of 4-wheel quadricycles, and update references to external standards.
19. Event Data Recorder

GRSG may wish to be informed on the establishment of the IWG on Event Data Recorder and Data Storage System for Automated Driving (EDR/DSSAD) and the adoption of its Terms of Reference by WP.29 at its 178th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1147, para 31 and AnnexVII) as well as on the Chinese mandatory standard on EDR, currently under finalization which will be submitted to the Compendium of Candidate for UN GTRs when it is officially released (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1147, para 28). GRSG may wish to be informed of the outcome of the meetings of the IWG on EDR/DSSAD.

GRSG-117-21 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal group
GRSG-117-22 | EDR versus DSSD comparison table
GRSG-117-05 | Chinese Mandatory National Standard on Event Data Recorder systems
20. Exchange of views on Vehicle Automation

GRSG agreed to continue the exchange of views and coordination on Vehicle Automation.

21. Election of officers

In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amends.1 and 2), GRSG will elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of the sessions scheduled for the year 2020.

22. Other business
22. (a) Door opening warning system

GRSG my wish to consider the activation of hazard warning lights when opening a door in vehicles not equipped with a door assistance and warning system based on a proposal by Germany at the April 2019 session of GRE.

GRSG/2019/8 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the construction of vehicles Proposal to enable application of the designation “twinned wheels” across all Category L vehicles.
22. (b) Proposed amendment to Resolution R.E.6

GRSG is invited to review informal document WP.29-178-14 prepared by the IWG on Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) with a proposal for an amendment to Resolution R.E.6 on the administrative and technical provisions required for carrying out the technical inspections according to the technical prescriptions specified in Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement.

WP.29-178-14 | RE6: Proposal to amend the provisions for carrying out technical inspections
22. (c) Implementation of the ITC Strategy

The Inland Transport Committee (ITC), at its eighty-first session in 2019, adopted the ITC Strategy until 2030 and invited its subsidiary bodies to follow-up by aligning their work with the strategy and requested the secretariat to take the necessary actions to promote the implementation of the strategy (ECE/TRANS/288, paras. 15 (a), (c) and (g)). Furthermore, the Committee expressed its concern for the limited progress globally in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal targets on road safety and those of the United Nation Decade of Action for Road Safety (ibid, para. 64). To help countries, particularly new contracting parties, to further implement legal instruments in the area of road safety, the secretariat has prepared the draft ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems for comments by the Working Parties. Against this background, GRSG will be invited to provide its contribution.

Documentation
Report of the ITC on its 81st session (19-22 February 2019) pdf version | word version
Addendum 1 to the Report of the ITC on its 81st session (19-22 February 2019) pdf version | word version
Addendum to the Report of the ITC on its 81st session (19-22 February 2019) pdf version | word version

22. (d) Priority topics for GRSG activities

Following a request of AC.2 the Chairs of GRs were invited to deliver their group’s priorities of work. The input from GRs will be the basis for a more strategically oriented Programme of Work for WP.29.

GRSG-117-53 | GRSG priorities - proposal
22. (e) Any other business
GRSG-117-19 | Caravans and Recreation Vehicles under GRSG Presentation from the caravan and recreation vehicle industries of Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United States proposing to develop a reference in collaboration with GRSG on their vehicle construction and use.