Session 179 | Geneva | 12-14 Nov 2019
Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 179th session from 12 to 14 November 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): Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), United States of America, and Uzbekistan. Representatives of the European Union participated. The following observer country was represented: State of Palestine. The following international organization was represented: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The following intergovernmental organizations were represented: Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR), Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), European Union funded EuroMed Transport Support Project. The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA)1, Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH (FSD), Fédération Internationale des Grossistes, Importateurs et Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles (FIGIEFA), Consumers International (CI), European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO), International Automobile Federation (FIA), Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE International). Other non-governmental organizations were represented following Rule 1(d): American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA). Other non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, independent experts and observers were represented: European Committee for Standardization (CEN); Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), United States of America Tire Manufacturers Association and The American University in Cairo.

Opening remarks

2. The Chair of WP.29, Mr B. Kisulenko (Russian Federation), welcomed delegates to the 179th session of WP.29 and opened the meeting. He recalled the decision of WP.29 at its June 2019 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1147, para. 14) to limit the duration of the 179th session to three days only as a trial to streamline its work.

3. The Director of the ECE Sustainable Transport Division, Mr Yuwei Li, informed WP.29 on the restructuring of the division in order to better address the road safety crisis with globally more than 1.3 million road traffic fatalities per year. The new section on transport of dangerous and road safety management included also oversight of the secretariat of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and of the secretariat of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund. Mr R. Hubert had been promoted to head of this section.

4. The Director explained that due to budgetary issues, the former post of Mr Hubert as Secretary to GRSG could not be filled immediately. He informed WP.29 participants that the recruitment process had recently been initiated and that a related job-opening would be published in the coming days. He recalled the Secretary-General’s gender strategy and the Executive Secretary’s commitment that aimed at equal distribution of gender at staff of the secretariat, which is not the case for the Division yet. He requested WP.29 delegates to help spreading information on the job-opining to potential candidates and encourage eligible females to apply for the post. He also informed delegates that the Secretary of WP.29 would e-mail the job-opening and the request to help encourage females’ applications.

1. Adoption of the agenda

5. The annotated provisional agenda was adopted.

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

WP.29/1148 | WP.29: Annotated provisional agenda for the 179th (November 2019) session
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)

7. The 131st session of WP.29/AC.2 (12 November 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 GRBP (France), GRPE (Netherlands), GRVA (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), GRSG (Italy), the Vice-Chair of GRSP (Republic of Korea), the Vice-Chair of GRSG (Canada), the Vice-Chair of GRVA (China), the Chair of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement (United States of America), the Vice-Chair of WP.29 (Italy), and by the representatives of Germany, Japan and the European Union.

8. AC.2 welcomed the work done by the Chairs of GRs on strategic planning and asked the Chairs to identify their top three priorities and to provide the associated timelines. AC.2 requested the secretariat to prepare a pre-filled template containing the priorities as well as items for maintaining existing regulations, that each Chair would use for this exercise. AC.2 agreed that this document would be the basis for establishing the programme of work for 2020. AC.2 invited contracting parties to provide comments on the programme of work in advance of the next meeting. AC.2 noted that the absence of comments would be considered as agreement.

WP.29-179-01 | WP.29, Working Parties, Informal Working Groups and Chairs

9. AC.2 adopted the calendar of meetings for 2020 with the option to amend, during the March 2020 session of AC.2, the allocation of GRs to the meetings planned in the second half of 2020.

WP.29-179-02 | WP.29 calendar of meetings for 2020

10. AC.2 revisited the format of WP.29 sessions based on experiences gained at its 179th session and agreed to continue with the three days format subject to a regular review. AC.2 would have a preparatory meeting on Mondays afternoon (2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.) and thus providing more time for discussions. GRVA would benefit from half days gained by the restructuring of WP.29 sessions and would have two sessions of up to five days each per year. AC.2 would reconsider the possibility of an additional two days meeting for GRVA directly linked to the WP.29 June 2020 session at its 132nd session.

11. AC.2 noted the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) Informal Document No. 5 (2019) on implementing the ITC strategy that incorporating the ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems.

12. AC.2 approved the participation at the World Forum, under Rule 1(d) of the Rules of Procedure of WP.29, of the Non-Governmental Organization “Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA)” for the 2020–2021 biennium.

13. AC.2 reviewed and adopted the provisional agenda for the 179th session and reviewed the draft of the 180th session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 10 to 12 March 2020.

14. AC.2 confirmed that AC.4 would not convene.

2.2. Programme of work and documentation

15. The Secretary of WP.29 presented the programme of work with a strategic introduction on the main priorities of the WP.29 work, which are related, among others, to vehicle automation and environmental protection (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/1/Rev.2).

16. WP.29 adopted the revised programme of work for 2019 based on document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/1/Rev.2.

WP.29/2019/1/Rev.2 | WP.29 Programme of Work

17. The World Forum took note of the list of Working Parties and Chairs (WP.29-179-01) and the draft 2020 calendar for WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies (WP.29-179-02). In line with the recommendation of AC.2 proposal, WP.29 adopted the calendar of meetings for 2020 with the option to amend, during the March 2020 session of AC.2, the allocation of GRs to the meetings planned in the second half of 2020.

18. The 2020 calendar and the list of Working Parties, Informal Working Groups (IWG) and Chairs are reproduced in annexes I and II to this report.

WP.29-179-01 | WP.29, Working Parties, Informal Working Groups and Chairs
WP.29-179-02 | WP.29 calendar of meetings for 2020
2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems and coordination of automated vehicles related activities

19. The representative of FIA presented WP.29-179-18 on consumer views on automated/autonomous vehicles emphasising the challenges associated with the cyber security performance of vehicles over their life time. He presented a possible solution to address the challenges. He admitted that the solution proposed was not design neutral. He explained that his purpose was to demonstrate that the challenge could be solved and that at least one solution would exist. He stated that the World Forum was the right place to address this issue. He proposed that WP.29 mandate GRVA to regulate Information Technology (IT) security in automotive products over their life time at the ECE level within the framework of the 1958 Agreement.

20. The representative of the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Co-Chair of the Task Force on Cyber Security and OTA issues, explained that the task force was facing difficulties of legal nature concerning what could be done within the frameworks of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. He questioned whether, under the 1958 Agreement, manufacturers can be required to undertake to protect vehicles from cyber-attack throughout their lifetime. The representative of OICA supported this statement.

21. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of IWG on PTI, supported the views expressed in the presentation. He invited delegates to participate in the work of IWG on PTI to work in the spirit proposed in the presentation.

22. The representative of CITA supported the idea proposed in the presentation. He clarified that the comparison of replacement parts (e.g. brake pads) with IT products did not reflect the complexity related to cyber security. He mentioned that it was certainly possible to draft technical provisions under the 1958 Agreement to address this challenge.

23. The representative of ITU supported the view of CITA. He recalled his previous compromise proposal that regulatory provisions require that manufacturers were responsible and able to address cyber security as long as the communication capability in the vehicle existed. He explained, that in practice, this would mean that manufacturers would have to apply security patches (as it is done in other industries) as long as the vehicle is equipped with a functioning communication capability.

24. The representative of Germany stated that there was no disagreement among WP.29, that cyber security would need to be archived over the life time of a vehicle. He stated that the main point was to find out how to reasonably achieve that goal from the regulatory perspective. He mentioned that his country would certainly be able to regulate this, but that given the international nature of road traffic, internationally harmonized provisions would be needed.

25. The representative of the United Kingdom noted that this issue had already been discussed at GRVA and that the key issue in the discussion was whether there was a legal basis to provide provisions. He invited the secretariat, possibly with the support of the Office of Legal Affairs, to provide guidance on this point for the next session of WP.29.

26. The representative of the United States of America suggested that the Task Force could continue its work and consider developing voluntary guidelines, while legal matters were clarified.

27. The representative of the Republic of Korea informed WP.29 about their plan to issue a national guideline for cyber security in the Republic of Korea. He stated that Korea would release a guideline for cyber security before the end of 2019, based on the activities of the Task Force on Cyber Security and Software Update and the research conducted in the Republic of Korea. He added that they would introduce their guideline in the upcoming Cyber Security and Software Update meeting in Washington, D.C.

WP.29-179-18 | Consumer views on automated and connected vehicles

28. The representative of the United States of America presented WP.29-179-25 proposing the correction of a printing error in the Framework Document on Automated Vehicles. WP.29 requested the secretariat to prepare Revision 2 to the framework document.

WP.29-179-25 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the Framework Document on automated vehicles
WP.29/2019/34/Rev.2 | Revised Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles

29. The representative of CLEPA presented WP.29-179-23. WP.29 referred this document to GRSP for review at its December 2019 session.

WP.29-179-23 | AV Framework Document: Proposal for amendment Proposal to add "extended occupant safety systems" to the list of AV safety elements for consideration and development. The aim is to ensure consideration of new seating positions and occupant postures that may emerge as automated and autonomous vehicles enable new mobility concepts and intended uses of vehicles.

30. The representative of the United Kingdom introduced WP.29-179-24 with the report on the test phase for Software Updates of the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over-the-air issues. He highlighted that seven contracting parties as well as 15 manufacturers contributed to this work. He highlighted that the initial assessment was positive and that findings would be addressed at the coming meeting of the Task Force.

31. The representative of the European Union stated the importance of completing this work soon as it would be relevant for the activities on Automated Lane Keeping Systems.

32. The representative of the United Kingdom cautioned that the application of the new cyber security measures to ALKS may prove challenging due to the advanced development status of the technology.

33. The representative of France stated the importance for the group to avoid divergence in the application of the provisions by the manufacturers, the technical services, the approval authorities and the countries.

34. WP.29 noted the report.

35. The GRVA Secretary presented WP.29-179-19 providing a comparison of both Event Data Recorder and Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving systems. The representative of the United States of America noted that the document was still work in progress and would be further developed during the next meeting of IWG.

WP.29-179-19 | Comparison between Event Data Recorder (EDR) and Data Storage System for Automated Driving (DSSAD)
3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Eighty-first session, 15-18 April 2019)

36. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRE on its eighty-first session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/81) and approved the report.

GRE/81 | Report of the GRE on its 81st (April 2019) session
3.2. Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (116th session, 1-5 April 2019)

37. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRSG on its 116th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/95) and approved the report.

GRSG/95 | Report of GRSG on its 116th (April 2019) session
3.3. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Sixty-fifth session, 13-17 May 2019)

38. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRSP on its sixty-fifth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/65) and approved the report.

GRSP/65 | Report of the GRSP on its 65th (May 2019) session
3.4. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Seventy-ninth session, 21-24 May 2019)

39. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRPE on its seventy-ninth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/79) and approved the report.

GRPE/79 | Report of the GRPE on its 79th (May 2019) session
GRPE/79/Add.1 | GTR 2: Amendment 4 as approved by GRPE Proposal to further harmonize test procedures for two-wheeled vehicles equipped with conventional combustion engine technology, including restructuring to dedicate separate sections to test types I (tailpipe emission after cold start), II (idle / free acceleration emissions) and VII (energy efficiency). The amendment aligns the GTR with technological progress, including changes related to<ol><li>reference fuels</li><li>temperature conversion</li><li>forced induction systems (turbo/super-chargers)</li><li>treatment of open/closed systems</li><li>test room humidity</li><li>CO<sub>2</sub> tolerance, and</li><li>reference mass of the vehicle.</li></ol>
3.5. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (Third session, 3-4 June 2019)

40. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRVA on its third session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/3) and approved the report.

GRVA/3 | Report of the GRVA on its 3rd session
3.6. Highlights of the recent sessions
3.6.1. Working Party on Noise (GRBP) (Seventieth session, 11-13 September 2019)

41. The GRBP Chair reported on the results achieved by GRBP during its seventieth session (for details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRBP/68).

GRBP/68 | Report the GRB on its 70th (September 2019) session

42. The GRBP chair mentioned that GRBP had adopted a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 59 (Replacement silencing systems) and a draft technical report and Amendment No. 2 to UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres). He also indicated that the recently established Informal Working Group on Wet Grip Performance for Tyres in a Worn State (IWG WGWT) would be co-chaired by France and the European Commission.

GRBP-70-02 | GTR 16: Consolidated GTR incorporating draft Amendment 2 TyreGTR informal group draft highlighting amendments, including provisions for LT/C tyres.
GRBP-70-17/Rev.1 | GTR 16: Proposal for amendments to document GRBP/2019/21 Latest changes from the TyreGTR informal group to the draft Amendment 2.
GRBP-70-18/Rev.1 | GTR 16: Presentation on draft Amendment 2
GRBP/2019/15 | UN R59: Proposal for a Supplement to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to transpose the modified requirements for non-original replacement exhaust silencing systems (NORESS) from UN R92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles) into UN R59.
GRBP/2019/20 | GTR 16: Technical Report for Amendment 2
GRBP/2019/21 | GTR 16: Proposal for Amendment 2

43. The GRBP Chair mentioned that, in line with the WP.29 request, GRBP solicited views of national road administrations on the draft Resolution on Road Surface Labelling and that the main conclusions of the survey were as follows:

  1. The Draft Resolution in many aspects does not seem suitable for international implementation;
  2. There was not much interest expressed to pursue the issue of labelling road surfaces in the framework of GRBP;
  3. GRBP and WP.29 do not seem to be appropriate fora to consider this issue, as it is currently out of their scope;
  4. The issue should be communicated to the European Committee for Standardization (its technical committee CEN/TC 227) and/or to the relevant International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committee, if available.

44. WP.29 agreed to the above conclusions.

45. Finally, WP.29 noted that GRB had re-elected Mr. S. Ficheux (France) as Chair and Mr. A. Bocharov (Russian Federation) as Vice-Chair for the year 2020.

3.6.2. Working Party on Automated, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (Fourth session, 24-27 September 2019)

46. The Chair of GRVA (United Kingdom) reported to WP.29 on the results achieved by GRVA during its fourth session (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/4).

GRVA/4 | Report of the GRVA on its 4th (September 2019) session

47. WP.29 agreed with the mandate extension until September 2020 of IWG on Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS).

48. WP.29 agreed with the mandate extension until September 2021 of the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over the Air Software Updates (OTA) issues.

49. WP.29 was informed that Mr. R. Damm (Germany) had been elected Chair of GRVA for the year 2020 and that Ms. C. Chen (China) and Mr. T. Onoda (Japan) were re-elected as Vice–Chairs of GRVA. WP.29 thanked Mr. B. Frost for his excellent leadership when chairing the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear since 2012 and then GRVA since 2018.

3.6.3. Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (117th session, 8-11 October 2019)

50. The Chair of GRSG (Italy) reported on the results achieved during the 117th session of GRSG (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/96).

GRSG/96 | Report of the GRSG on its 117th (October 2019) session

51. He informed WP.29 that GRSG had agreed to request withdrawal of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/93 from the agenda (item 4.7.1) of this session of WP.29 in order to resume considerations.

WP.29/2019/93 | UN R35: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the measurement method of the lateral distance between the left-most pedal and the nearest “wall”. <span style="color:red">During the October 2019 GRSG session, OICA asked that the working party request WP.29 to withdraw this proposal to allow for further consideration.</span>

52. WP.29 noted that GRSG had re-elected Mr. A. Erario (Italy) as Chair and Mr. K. Hendershot (Canada) as Vice-Chair for the year 2020.

3.6.4. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Eighty-second session, 22-25 October 2019)

53. The secretariat, on behalf of the Chair of GRE, reported on the results of the eighty-second session of GRE (for details, see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/82).

GRE/82 | Report of the GRE on its 82nd (October 2019) session

54. In particular, he informed WP.29 about the adopted draft new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 that introduces the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). He further mentioned that GRE agreed to correct few mistakes and omissions in the new simplified UN Regulations Nos. [148], [149] and [150]. He recalled that, according to the WP.29 mandate, the requirements in the original series of the three new UN Regulations should be totally identical to the requirements in the device UN Regulations which had been frozen in the course of the simplification process. Therefore, GRE was of the view that eventual discrepancies should be corrected by means of supplements or corrigenda to the original series of the new UN Regulations, while substantial changes should only be introduced by the 01 series of amendments and its supplements.

GRE-82-27 | UN R148: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to restore the sequential activation of direction indicators of categories 11, 11a, 11b, 11c and 12, which were included in UN Regulation No. 50 but omitted when UN R148 was developed during SLR Stage 1. The corresponding references to UN Regulation Nos. 53 and 86 have been included.
GRE-82-28 | UN R148: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to differentiate light source modules in cases where a signalling device contains more than one different module. The proposal adds the missing provision for multiple light source modules that is present in paragraph 3.6.2. of UN R7 and should be transposed into this regulation.
GRE-82-29 | UN R148: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to correct an error in the figure in Annex II, A3-X based on the original figure taken from UN R4, Annex 3 (b).
GRE/2019/24 | Proposal to correct UN Regulation No. [149] (Road Illumination Devices) Proposal to reintroduce the run-up provisions for high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that were unintentionally omitted from the original text of UN R149.
GRE/2019/25 | Proposal to correct UN Regulation No. [148] (Light Signalling Devices) Proposal from the Simplification of Lighting Regulations informal group to delete a footnote indicator and delete characters from a figure on the standard light distribution of devices.
GRE/2019/26 | Proposal to correct UN Regulation No. [150] (Retro-Reflective Devices) Proposal from the Simplification of Lighting Regulations informal group to correct a paragraph reference ('3.3.2.2' in place of '3.2.3.2') and to insert a provision from UN R3 (para. 4.1.2.) unintentionally omitted from the original text.
GRE/2019/29 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments Proposal from a GRE Special Interest Group on the 07 series of amendments to UN R48 to clarify the definitions of "switching" and "activation" and to introduce the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) to align UN R48 with the General Safety Regulation of the European Union.

55. WP.29 noted that GRE had re-elected Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium) as Chair and Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair for the year 2020.

4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the Agreement and of the annexed Regulations

56. The secretariat informed the World Forum about the latest update of the status of the 1958 Agreement, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.27. WP.29 noted that contracting parties should notify the secretariat about any amendments needed to the status document via the new established online data base (/343app) only. The secretariat invited those Contracting Parties who had not yet notified their Single Points of Contact, to gain writing permission for the database, to do so as soon as possible.

57. WP.29 noted the introduction of new style of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.27 document. Only informal update of Part II would be available on the website for the June and November sessions. Part I and Annex I were accessible via the /343app. The full document would be issued at the annual March session.

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, UN Global Technical Regulations (UN GTRs) and Rules

58. No discussion took place under this agenda item.

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

59. No discussion took place under this agenda item.

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

60. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda item 4.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2019/74 | UN R0: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the original series Proposal from the IWVTA informal group concerning acceptance of Limited IWVTA approvals.
WP.29/2019/75 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of UN Regulation No.0 (IWVTA) Proposal from the IWVTA informal group concerning the acceptance of Limited IWVTA approvals.
WP.29/2019/76 | UN R0: Proposal for a new 02 series of amendments Proposal to update UN R0 in line with the restructuring of the UN lighting regulations, to introduce use of the UN on-line system for sharing information on acceptance of type approvals, and to amend the annex concerning “Specifications of the IWVTA DoC”, including replacing a reference to the type approval number with the VIN.

61. WP.29 endorsed the informal document WP.29-179-08 and requested the secretariat to prepare it as official document for the next session.

WP.29-179-08 | IWVTA informal group: Report to WP.29 Proposed list of UN Regulations applicable to IWVTA Phase 2 (2018 – 2022).
4.4. Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

62. No further information was presented under this agenda item.

4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

63. The representative from Germany reported, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on DETA, on the thirty-sixth meeting of IWG on DETA. He mentioned the number of contracting parties that had already notified the secretariat about a DETA Focal Point and have access to the database. He presented the ongoing work and expected timelines. He informed WP.29 that an automated upload functionality was under consideration and that a news area had been added to allow for the exchange of information between approval authorities of contracting parties.

64. The representative from the Russian Federation highlighted the positive developments with DETA, however some technical problems were encountered when introducing new information. The representative from Germany proposed to directly get in contact with their agency, Kraftfahrt Bundesamt, where DETA is currently hosted. The representative of Switzerland reported that when they had experienced similar problems with DETA, they had immediately been solved once they had contacted the German Agency.

65. WP.29 encouraged GRs to review the question raised by IWG on DETA concerning the application of the Unique Identifier (UI) together with markings and to provide guidance on how to proceed based on two options:

  • Option 1: Using UI and keep installation marking and information on the part;
  • Option 2: Using UI only for the approval marking and providing open access to the communication document, which would also contain the necessary installation marking.
66. The delegate from Finland expressed their support for option 2 that allowed open access to the type approval communication forms in DETA, while the representative from Switzerland supported option 1 as the E-mark including installation marking and information was well known and removed the necessity to retrieve information from DETA, which could not be always feasible. The delegate from Austria supported by the expert from FIA, highlighted the need to have information on the installation of a part during the whole lifetime of the vehicle as this would be important for cases when replacement parts were used as well as for Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI) or individual approvals of vehicles.

67. The representative from ETRTO noted that free access to DETA could lead to misinterpretation of communication forms and therefore the issue needed to be discussed further, which found support from by the representative of OICA, who also noted potential server overload and security issues.

68. The delegate from Germany clarified that DETA was already designed so that different levels of access were provided and that the communication form was different to the Declaration of Conformance (DoC). He proposed that the GRs should identify the content of the communication form to avoid issues of intellectual property rights.

4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRE

69. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1 to 4.6.15 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the following modifications:

  • Item 4.6.3, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/81, last page, Table A2-1, line “Rear position pair (MR)”, replace “15°/15°” with “15°/10°”.
  • Item 4.6.5, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/125, amend the title to read “Supplement 1 to the original series of UN Regulation No. [149] on Road Illumination Devices (RID)”.

WP.29/2019/125 | UN R149: Proposal for Supplement 2 Proposal from the Simplification of Lighting Regulations informal group to delete the luminous intensities minimum requirements for the measuring point 50L (which are not in UN R112 and therefore should not be in UN R149) from Table 8 and to correct a typo in the angular position for S100RR in Table 13. Given its urgency, the proposal has been submitted in parallel for GRE consideration (GRE-82-02).
WP.29/2019/81 | UN R148: Supplement 1 Proposal to<ul><li>clarify paragraph 2.1 with regard to definitions: “All the definitions given in the latest series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 in force at the time of application for type approval shall apply, unless otherwise specified in this UN Regulation or in the pertinent installation UN Regulations Nos. 53, 74 and 86.”</li><li>amend the inboard visibility angle for rear position lamps in pairs in the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)</li><li>Use of LED substitute light source(s) is allowed and does not constitute a change of the lamp type. However, lamp performances shall be tested during type approval also with the LED substitute light source. Approval of the lamp using filament light source(s) is a prerequisite for approval of the lamp using LED substitute light source(s).</li><li>Testing with LED substitute light sources is exempted from conformity of production control.</li><li>The technical description shall include notice that the lamp also has to be approved with the LED substitute light source(s) according to UN R128 if the applicant has so determined.</li><li>The approval marking or the Unique Identifier as well as the category or categories of LED substitute light source(s) prescribed, if any, shall be visible.</li><li>The indication of both the holder of the filament light source and of its LED counterpart light source, if any, shall be explicitly provided.</li><li>Introduce requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamp(s) if the maximum luminous intensity of DRL is above 700 cd.</li></ul>
4.6.1. Proposal for a new 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 74 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for mopeds)
4.6.2. Proposal for a new 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No.53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)
4.6.3. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the original series of UN Regulation No. [148] on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)
4.6.4. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the original series of UN Regulation No. [149] on Road Illumination Devices (RID)
4.6.5. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the original series of UN Regulation No. [149] on Road Illumination Devices (RID)
4.6.6. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the original series of UN Regulation No. [150] on Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)
4.6.7. Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4.6.8. 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)
4.6.9. 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)
4.6.10. Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 74 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for mopeds)
4.6.11. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural vehicles)
4.6.12. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 98 (Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources)
4.6.13. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 112 (Headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing-beam)
4.6.14. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 113 (Headlamps emitting a symmetrical passing-beam)
4.6.15. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 123 (Adaptive front lighting systems (AFS))
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSG

70. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.7.2. to 4.7.10. and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting subject to the following modifications:

  • Item 4.7.2., document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/94, throughout the document replace “para. 6.15.10.8.” by “para. 6.17.10.8.”
  • Item 4.7.6., document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/98, throughout the document replace “Annex 15” by “Annex 16”.
  • Item 4.7.8, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/100, amend the title to read “Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)”.

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.29/2019/94 | UN R67: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments Proposal to insert new provisions on the location on the vehicle of the filling unit, marking of the LPG container date of production, and a limitation on the maximum service life of LPG containers to 15 years.
WP.29/2019/98 | UN R67: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to improve the specifications for LPG multi-valves in order to reduce the risks of blockage of the PRV/PRD due to deterioration of the hose connecting the PRV/PRD of the multi-valve to the gaseous phase.

70 bis. WP.29 recommended AC.1 not to vote on draft amendment under agenda item 4.7.1.

WP.29/2019/93 | UN R35: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the measurement method of the lateral distance between the left-most pedal and the nearest “wall”. <span style="color:red">During the October 2019 GRSG session, OICA asked that the working party request WP.29 to withdraw this proposal to allow for further consideration.</span>
4.7.1. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 35 (Foot controls)
4.7.2. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
4.7.3. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
4.7.4. Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)
4.7.5. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
4.7.6. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
4.7.7. Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.7.8. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.7.9. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
4.7.10. Proposal for Supplement 7 to UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSP

71. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.8.1. to 4.8.9. and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.8.1. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 80 (Strength of seats and their anchorages (buses))
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)
4.8.4. Proposal for Supplement 4 the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 21 (Interior fittings)
4.8.5. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 29 (Cabs of commercial vehicles)
4.8.6. Proposal Supplement 17 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (Child restraint systems)
4.8.7. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.8.8. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the original series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 135 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))
4.8.9. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 135 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRPE

72. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.9.1 to 4.9.9 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 10 to UN Regulation No. 85 (Measurement of the net power and the 30 min. power)
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 9 to UN Regulation No. 115 (LPG and CNG retrofit systems)
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 (Emissions of M1 and N1 vehicles)
4.10. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRVA

73. Following the recommendation by the Chair of GRVA, WP.29 deferred adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/114 to its March 2020 session and requested the secretariat to issue it as a revised version incorporating the proposed amendments of WP.29-179-15.

WP.29-179-15 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2019/114 Amendments submitted from GRVA.
WP.29/2019/114 | UN R79: Proposal for the Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce provisions for the approval of Remote Control Manoeuvring (RCM) systems.
4.10.1. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)
4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRs if any

74. The World Forum considered the draft corrigenda under items 4.11.1 to 4.11.2 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.11.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 5 to UN Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)
4.11.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to the 09 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)
4.12. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by the secretariat, if any

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

4.13. Consideration of proposals for new UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

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

4.14. 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

77. The representative of the European Union informed WP.29 that it would be able to vote on document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/118 if it was together with the informal document WP.29-179-06.

78. The World Forum adopted the amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) under items 4.14.1 to 4.14.2.

WP.29-179-06 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2019/118
WP.29/2019/118 | RE3: Proposal for an amendment to Annex 4 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Proposal to amend the annex on market fuel quality to provide recommendations for parallel introduction of fuel (gasoline and diesel) quality standards and the corresponding emissions standards given their interdependence and complementarity.
4.14.1. Proposal for an amendment to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
4.14.12. Proposal for an amendment to Annex IV of Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E. 3)
4.15. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5)

79. The World Forum approved the amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5).

WP.29/2019/126 | RE5: Proposal for amendment 4 Proposal to introduce new light emitting diode (LED) substitute light source categories C5W/LEDK, R5W/LED, W5W/LEDK and WY5W/LED.
4.15.1. Proposal for amendment 4 to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5)
4.16. Pending proposals for amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties to the World Forum

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

4.17. Proposals for amendments to Mutual Resolution

81. The World Forum approved the Amendment 2 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) and noted it would also be considered in the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3).

WP.29/2019/119 | MR1: Proposal for Amendment 2 Proposal to add the specifications of flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor (FlexPLI) to the Resolution on test devices.
4.17.1. Proposal for Amendment 2 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (MR.1) — Draft Addendum 3
5. 1998 Agreement

82. The World Forum agreed that agenda items 5.1 to 5.5 should be considered in detail by the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3).

5.1. Status of the Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement
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 global technical regulations 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

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

7. 1997 Agreement (Periodical Technical Inspections)

84. The representative of the Russian Federation, Co-Chair of IWG on PTI, reported on the activities of IWG since June 2019 (WP.29-179-20) and presented WP.29-179-22 with a general overview of the “in–service compliance assessment approach”. He noted that, according to the principles for in-service compliance enforcement addressed by WP.29, a shift towards sustainability of transport systems that includes safety needed to be considered. He added that the increased complexity of vehicles would require these vehicles to be properly maintained throughout their life. He stated that, to meet the above two principles, the continuous compliance of vehicles through their whole life shall be warranted.

85. He listed several procedures servicing the purpose of continuous compliance of the vehicle: Conformity of Production (CoP) and in-service conformity in framework of the 1958 Agreement, market surveillance, PTI and roadside inspections in framework of the 1997 Agreement. He added that the data collected in these processes could be used by the contracting parties for a proper safety management. He mentioned that both international legal acts shall be interconnected and could be united in the future. He recalled that there were precedents: one of them being the Customs Union Regulation on the safety of wheeled vehicles.
86. He proposed that compliance management should:

  1. Incorporate procedures to identify compliance obligations and to evaluate compliance risks;
  2. Include planning to address compliance risks and to achieve the objectives;
  3. Operational planning and control of compliance risks;
  4. Performance evaluation and compliance reporting;
  5. Managing non-compliances; and
  6. Continual improvement of the management.

87. He emphasized that the two principles of integrity and compliance were the basis and thus an opportunity for a sustainable transport system.

88. The Co–Chair of IWG on PTI proposed that information on the results of PTI/Roadside Inspection could be used for in–service conformity purposes as well as information from type approval authorities, warranty claims, contracting party surveillance testing and warranty repair works recorded at servicing.

89. He concluded that there was need to explore the feasibility of introducing provisions, relevant for in-use requirements for vehicles, into the relevant UN Regulations by GRs. PTI/Roadside Inspection could be the element of in-service conformity. He advocated that in-use requirements for vehicles together with test and inspection methods stemming from the relevant UN Regulations should be placed into UN Rules.

90. He advised that the next task was the development of the definitions for:

  • In-service conformity;
  • In-service compliance;
  • Vehicle normal in-service conditions; and
  • Vehicle normal useful life period.
91. The representative of Sweden expressed support for the work going on in IWG on PTI. He raised the question of how to take the work forward and to propose provisions.

92. The representative of Italy, Vice–Chair of WP.29, noted that the in-service conformity process involved the manufacturer and the authorities of the country which had granted type approval for a vehicle type, while the PTI process involved the vehicles registered in a given country. He asked how to reconcile these two different scopes and jurisdictions. The Chair of IWG confirmed that this item was currently under discussion.

93. The representative of the Netherlands provided insight on the reasons for their support for the ongoing activities of IWG. He explained that they supported the overall concept presented and that his organization was in charge of both type approval and period technical inspection and that, therefore, they had an interest to manage the implications of technical progress and regulatory updates on the period technical inspection system.

WP.29-179-22 | General overview of in-service compliance assessment Presentation from the PTI informal group.
7.1. Status of the Agreement

94. WP.29 noted the consolidated document (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.14) on the status of the agreement, including the status of the UN Rules annexed to the agreement, the list of the contracting parties to the agreement and of their administrative departments.

WP.29/1074/Rev.14 | Status of the 1997 Agreement and of the Rules annexed to it - Revision 14
7.2. Update of Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

95. No update was provided under this agenda item.

7.3. Amendments to the 1997 Agreement

96. The secretariat recalled that the amendments to the 1997 Agreement discussed by WP.29 had been sent by the Russian Federation to the Office of Legal Affairs in New York. The secretariat presented WP.29-179-10 reproducing the notification sent by OLA on the entry into force of the amendments to the 1997 Agreement on 13 November 2019.

WP.29-179-10 | 1997 Agreement: Notification of entry into force of amendments
7.4. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

97. No document had been 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

98. The Co–Chair of IWG on PTI recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/120 and that this document was currently under review by the GRs. He noted that the proposal for the amendment to R.E.6 that introduced recommendations for technical roadside inspections, had been submitted to WP.29 Working Parties with the request to provide comments according to their areas of expertise.

99. He announced that this document could be reviewed and considered for voting by AC.4 at its March 2020 session.

WP.29/2019/120 | Proposal for amendments to the of Resolution R.E.6. Proposal to introduce provisions for roadside vehicle inspections into the resolution.
8. Other business
8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

100. The representative of CLEPA presented informal document WP.29-179-07 and invited everyone to join the event celebrating their anniversary taking place on 4 December 2019 in Brussels.

WP.29-179-07 | Future as we move – Shaping solutions for mobility CLEPA announcement for its <a href="https://futureaswemove.eu/event/" target=_blank">60th anniversary event and exposition</a> of advanced automotive technologies, scheduled for 4 December 2019 at The Square-Brussels convention center.

101. The representative of the Russian Federation presented the informal document WP.29-179-17/Rev.1 and described the results of the state surveillance and monitoring of buses. He concluded that work would continue with finding solutions to issues that arose during the tests and asked for support on the proposals to move forward. These findings would warrant reflection related to UN Regulations Nos. 66, 80 and 107. A completed report would be available early 2020.

102. The representative of France welcomed this work, especially on UN regulation No. 66.

WP.29-179-17/Rev.1 | Results of the state surveillance of buses
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

103. The Secretary of WP.1 informed WP.29 on the progress in harmonizing lighting provisions in the 1968 Vienna convention and the UN Regulations on lighting annexed to the 1958 agreement where still open issues had not been solved.

104. He introduced WP.29-179-05 related to the activities of the WP.1-WP.29 Executive-Task-Force that aimed at enhanced cooperation between the two fora. The United States proposed a joint WP.1–WP.29 event for March 2020 when both fora would have their sessions during the same week. Both secretaries agreed to identify a time for such a meeting.

WP.29-179-05 | Collaboration and common approaches between WP.1-WP.29 on automated vehicles Submission from WP.1 on road safety.
8.3. Safer vehicles as the third pillar of the global plan for the decade of action for road safety

105. The secretariat reported on actions taken in the framework of the responsibilities of the World Forum regarding the third pillar (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1095, para. 97).

106. The representative of OICA presented the informal document WP.29-179-11 and their manifesto. He stressed the strong commitment of OICA to road safety and stated that only an integrated approach would yield benefits in improving road safety. He continued that manufacturers had the responsibility to offer safe and affordable vehicles to the public and strongly recommended governments to place manufacturers on a level playing field by legislating mandatory minimum safety requirements on the basis of the list contained in informal document WP.29-179-11.

107. The representative of NCAP welcomed the initiative of OICA and announced that they would comment through a letter. The representative of Germany considered it as important action and expressed the willingness of his country to support those countries asking for support for improving road safety. He also encouraged other countries to do so. The representative of South Africa congratulated OICA on the important agreement and informed WP:29 that manufacturers in South Africa had already changed their approach towards legally mandating minimum safety regulations due to the manifesto.

WP.29-179-11 | Global Road Safety: An OICA Manifesto

108. The representative of Consumer International presented the project aiming at raising awareness about the safe transport of children among consumers in Latin America (PESRI).

109. The representative of the Russian Federation thanked Consumer International for the presentation and noted that the Russian Federation also made significant efforts for increasing child safety during transportation. He also noted that WP.29 adopted the supplement to UN Regulation No. 44 initiated by the Russian Federation, which excluded various adapters from the types of child restraint systems. This initiative increased child safety during transportation by vehicles.

WP.29-179-26 | PESRI: Evaluation of child restraint systems in Latin America

110. The representative of Global NCAP highlighted that fake labels on car seats were a problem as they undermined our work. He encouraged the WP.29 and its secretariat to think about developing digital systems to check if labels are real, perhaps through some support from DETA.

8.4. Documents for publication

111. The WP.29 Secretary presented the informal document WP.29-179-14 and announced that amendments agreed in June 2019 would enter into force in January 2020. He clarified that corrigenda should only correct typos and not have impact on the substance.

WP.29-179-14 | 1958 Agreement: Adopted proposals, amendments, corrigenda and new UN Regulations and situation of their entry into force Proposals adopted during the June 2019 WP.29 session and situation as of 31 October 2019.
8.5. Tributes

112. It was brought to the attention of the World Forum that Mrs. R. Urdhwareshe (India) and Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom) would no longer attend WP.29 sessions. WP.29 thanked them for their long-lasting cooperation and their important contributions to the success of the World Forum. WP.29 wished them long and happy retirements.

9. Adoption of the report

113. The World Forum adopted the report on its 179th session and its annexes based on a draft prepared by the secretariat. The report included sections related to the seventy–third session of the Administrative Committee (AC.1) of the 1958 Agreement, to the fifty–seventh session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement and to the fourteenth session of the Administrative Committee (AC.4) of the 1997 Agreement.

WP.29/1149 | Report of WP.29 on its 179th (November 2019) session
10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1.

114. Of the 55 contracting parties to the agreement, 40 were represented and established AC.1 for its seventy–third session on 13 November 2019.

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

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

116. The results of the voting on the documents submitted are in the following table, following the rules of procedure of article 12 and the appendix of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement.

12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3.

117. The fifty-seventh session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 13 November 2019 and chaired by the representative of the United States of America. The representatives of 14 of the 38 contracting parties to the agreement attended: Australia, 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, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and United States of America.

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

118. AC.3 noted the information, as of 6 November 2019, on the status of the Agreement of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.26), the status of the priorities of the 1998 Agreement (based on WP.29-176-04 as reproduced in Annex II 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. AC.3 agreed 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. Finally, AC.3 requested to its representatives to provide to the secretariat with the coordinates of their corresponding focal points to the agreement: they are 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.29-176-04 | 1998 Agreement: Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 5 November 2018
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

119. No new proposals for new UN GTRs have been submitted under this agenda item.

14.2. Proposal for Amendment 4 to UN GTR No. 2 (on the measurement procedure for two- wheeled motorcycles equipped with a positive or compression ignition engine with regard to the emissions of gaseous pollutants, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption)

120. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for Amendment 4 to UN GTR No  2 on the measurement procedure for two wheeled motorcycles equipped with a positive or compression ignition engine with regard to the emissions of gaseous pollutants, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/121, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/122 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/36), subject to the following modification in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/121:

Paragraph 3.4.3.1 to Annex 1: “1.225 Pa” should read “1.225 kPa”.

121. The proposal was adopted on 13 November 2019 by consensus of vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, 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, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States of America.

122. The representatives from San Marino abstained from voting.

WP.29/2019/121 | GTR 2: Proposal for Amendment 4 Proposal to further harmonize test procedures for two-wheeled vehicles equipped with conventional combustion engine technology, including restructuring to dedicate separate sections to test types I (tailpipe emission after cold start), II (idle / free acceleration emissions) and VII (energy efficiency). The amendment aligns the GTR with technological progress, including changes related to<ol><li>reference fuels</li><li>temperature conversion</li><li>forced induction systems (turbo/super-chargers)</li><li>treatment of open/closed systems</li><li>test room humidity</li><li>CO<sub>2</sub> tolerance, and</li><li>reference mass of the vehicle.</li></ol>
WP.29/2019/122 | GTR 2: Proposal for a technical report on the development of Amendment 4
15. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs, if any

123. AC.3 Chair reminded representatives of contracting parties to the Agreement to provide secretariat with official letters to re-affirm listing of candidate regulations whose 5-year period would expire next year.

16. Consideration of amendments to Mutual Resolution

124. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for amendment 2 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements (M.R.1) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/119) was adopted on 13 November 2019 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, 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, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey.

125. The representatives from Tunisia and the United States of America abstained from voting.

WP.29/2019/119 | MR1: Proposal for Amendment 2 Proposal to add the specifications of flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor (FlexPLI) to the Resolution on test devices.
17. 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

126. 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.

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

127. AC.3 noted that GRSP would provide their priority topics after its December 2019 meeting.

19. Progress on the development of new UN GTRs and of amendments to established UN GTRs
19.1. UN GTR No. 1 (Doors locks and door retention components)

128. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

19.2. UN GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle Emission Test Cycle (WMTC))

129. The representative of European Union thanked AC.3 for the vote on Amendment 4 to UN GTR No. 2 under agenda item 14.2. He highlighted that two levels of stringency had been implemented in Amendment 4 to reflect discrepancy among the different regions involved in the development work of the UN GTR. IWG on EPPR would now focus on transposing Amendment 4 to UN GTR No. 2 into an equivalent UN Regulation for L category vehicle. He informed that IWG will extend the requirements to other categories as a part of the next stage discussion.

19.3. UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

130. 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 announced that GRVA adopted a proposal for amendments to UN GTR No. 3 as well as the corresponding technical report and that both would be reviewed by AC.3 in March 2020. He thanked the contracting parties involved in the development of this amendment. He announced that the outcome of this work could result in amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 which the expert from IMMA volunteered to submit for review at the fifth session of GRVA.

19.4. UN GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty vehicle emission test Cycle (WHDC))

131. The representative of the United States of America updated AC.3 about their work on proposing new federal standards for pollutant emissions from heavy duty vehicles. He expected a proposal to be issued in 2020 and a final rule adopted in 2021. He explained that the United States of America were exploring the possibility to use part of UN GTR No. 4 as a basis for this proposal, for example, on heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.

19.5. UN GTR No. 5 (On Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD))

132. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

19.6. UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

133. The representative of the Republic of Korea reported on the progress of IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) in developing an amendment to UN GTR No. 6.

134. AC.3 noted that IWG was developing a draft Mutual Resolution No. [4] on the ceramic printed areas under the mandate, as amendments to the UN GTR No. 6 were considered premature.

135. The representative also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/123, which is the request for authorization to develop an amendment to UN GTR No.6 on Safety Glazing. He explained that the authorization included the proposal for an amendment to exempt, in Zone I, the possible opaque obscuration in the test area on the windscreen of Categories 1-2 and 2 vehicles, which was used for installing devices such as rain-drop sensor, inside mirror or autonomous vehicle sensors.

136. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/123 and requested the secretariat to prepare the corresponding AC.3 document.

WP.29/2019/123 | GTR 6: Proposal for authorization to develop an amendment Proposal to exempt Zone I from opaque obscuration requirements of GTR 6 under certain conditions to facilitate the installation of devices such as rain-drop sensors, inside mirrors or automated vehicle sensors, etc.
19.7. UN GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

137. The representative of Japan, as technical sponsor, reported on the progress of IWG on Phase 2 of UN GTR No. 7 on head restraints. He explained that IWG had proposed an advanced proposal that removed several square brackets and, therefore, had solved the main issues. He added that the draft amendment would introduce injury criteria focusing on Neck Injury Criteria (NIC), namely upper and lower neck flexion and extension and the procedure for establishing the height of the head restraint based on head contact. He concluded that the proposal would be further discussed at the December 2019 session of GRSP and complemented by the final status report.

138. The representative of the United Kingdom explained that a proposal to amend Mutual Resolution No. 1 would incorporate drawings and specifications of the Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy. However, he indicated that the major challenge was the legal issue of copyright infringement concerning the above-mentioned specifications and consequent limitation of their public usage. He concluded by announcing that work would continue in close cooperation with the secretariat and with the dummy manufacturer to devise a disclaimer text, that would be removed from the drawings once the amendment was adopted by WP.29 and AC.3.

19.8. UN GTR No. 8 (Electronic stability control systems (ESC))

139. The representative of the Republic of Korea recalled that, at the fourth session of GRVA, discussions had begun for the Sine “with Dwell” series test of vehicle directional stability performance in UN Regulation No. 140 (ESC) as well as in UN GTR No. 8 (ESC). He confirmed that Republic of Korea would prepare a request for authorization to amend GTR No. 8 for the next AC.3 session.

19.9. UN GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

140. The expert of the Republic of Korea informed AC.3 about the progress of IWG-DPPS. He stated that the fifth meeting of IWG-DPPS had been held in London in September 2019. He announced that the group was about to start drafting amendments, based on a proposed structure that was still under consideration and that a next IWG meeting was scheduled in March 2020 in Sweden.

19.10. UN GTR No. 10 (Off-cycle emissions (OCE))

141. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

19.11. UN GTR No. 11 (Agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery emission test procedures)

142. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

19.12. UN GTR No. 12 (Motorcycle Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators)

143. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

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

144. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on EVS UN GTR No. 13, Phase 2 and of GRSP, informed AC.3 on the progress of the group. She reported on IWG meeting that had been held from 6 to 9 November 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany. She stated that, under Phase 2 of the UN GTR, the task forces and subgroups of IWG were working on issues such as extending the scope of the UN GTR to cover heavy-duty vehicles and buses, material compatibility, tank stress rupture, fire test parameters and further clarification of existing GTR test procedures. Overall, she added that IWG was on track, however, some items had proven to be more complex and challenging, and additional work may be necessary. She added, that task force work would continue on heavy duty vehicles and buses, fuelling receptacle requirements, fire tests and test procedure recommendations. In addition, subgroups were looking at issues such as initial burst pressure, material compatibility and humid gas stress corrosion cracking.

19.14. UN GTR No. 14 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))

145. AC.3 recalled the group’s discussions on side impact dummies. He reminded AC.3 about the vacant chairmanship of IWG on Harmonization of Side Impact Dummies. He further underlined that Technical Services continued to lack the technical specifications and drawings of side impact dummies, which led to inconsistencies in the test results. Difficulties related to legal uncertainties due to copyright issues had been recently solved for the FlexPLI (see para. 158 below) and a similar approach was envisaged for other dummies.

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

146. The representative of the EU updated AC.3 on the latest progress on the development of UN GTR No. 15. He explained that IWG on WLTP was drafting Amendment 6 to UN GTR No. 15, which reflected some modifications made within the transposition of UN GTR No. 15 into a UN Regulation. He stated this transposition process had taken significant resources from IWG on WLTP.

19.16. UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)

147. The representative of the Russian Federation, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Tyre GTR, reported that GRBP, at its seventieth session in September 2019, had adopted draft Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 16 and that the adopted documents would be submitted to the March 2020 session of AC.3. He pointed out that the draft amendment had been prepared by IWG and thanked the experts from Canada, China, Japan, Netherlands, United States of America, and the tyre and automotive industry for participating.

19.17. UN GTR No. 17 (Crankcase and evaporative emissions for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)

148. No new information was provided under this agenda item. AC.3 agreed to keep this agenda item until new proposal would be submitted.

19.18. UN GTR No.18 (On-board diagnostics for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)

149. The representative of the European Union reported on the latest progress in developing OBD, stage 2 as part of UN GTR No. 18. He explained the work had been split into two phases; Phase 1 had been completed in time for the GRPE session of May 2019 where an informal document was presented. He informed AC.3 that Phase 2 was still being developed, and highlighted that consensus still had to be reached on certain topics such as requirements for In Use Permanent Ratio, access to OBD information and administrative provisions. He finally informed the session that a new amendment to UN GTR No. 18 was expected to be presented at the November 2020 session of AC.3.

19.19. UN GTR No. 19 (EVAPorative emission test procedure for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP))

150. The representative of the European Union informed the session that Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 19 had been submitted as a working document for the January 2020 session of GRPE. He explained that the new amendment contained issues reflecting the transposition of WLTP in a UN Regulation, such as the update of the scope (includes all vehicles fuelled with petrol), and a new optional annex for the conformity of production method.

19.20. UN GTR No. 20 (Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS))

151. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS), UN GTR No. 20, Phase 2 and of GRSP, informed AC.3 about the progress of the group. She said that IWG had met in Tokyo from 11 to 13 June 2019. She explained that an official report of the meeting was being drafted, and that, once reviewed by GRSP, would be presented to AC.3. She clarified that IWG had covered such issues as thermal runaway, battery vibration and water immersion safety. Finally, she announced that the next meeting was scheduled to take place in Berlin in the first week of December 2019.

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

152. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Quiet Road Transport Vehicle GTR (QRTV GTR), recalled that the work of IWG had been put on hold, pending consideration of several petitions to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141 on Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. She reported that one petition had been considered so far. She estimated that, in September 2019, 50 % of all hybrid and electric vehicles in the United States of America were in compliance with the FMVSS No. 141 and that this figure was expected to reach 100 % in September 2020.

19.22. Draft UN GTR on Global Real Driving Emissions (GRDE)

153. The representative of the European Union informed the session about the fast-paced progress in developing a new UN GTR on global real driving emissions. He added that the last meeting of IWG on GRDE that had taken place in Seoul in October 2019 and provided a good platform for drafting both the new UN GTR and the UN Regulation that was developed simultaneously. He stated that IWG on GRDE was expecting a vote on the new UN GTR during the AC.3 session in November 2020. He also stated that GRPE would be requested to renew the mandate for phase 2, in order to reflect the request from a contracting party on specific requirements for dedicated driving.

19.23. Draft UN GTR on determination of electrified vehicle power (Electric vehicles and the environment)

154. The representative from Canada, Secretary of IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE), briefed WP.29 about the latest activities in developing the new UN GTR on Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power (DEVP). He explained that extra validation testing led to the one-year delay requested in the revised authorization (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/124), with a proposal to AC.3 now expected for the November 2020 session.

155. AC.3 adopted the revision of the authorization to develop a new UN GTR on DEVP (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/124) and requested the secretariat to issue it as Revision 1 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/53.

156. He also informed the session about other activities of IWG on EVE on in-vehicle battery durability, with IWG on EVE expecting to present a proposal to GRPE in January 2020. At GRPE in May 2019, IWG on EVE noted that a UN GTR on in-vehicle battery durability for EVs could be developed, incorporating the concepts of battery life modelling, deterioration factors and in-service conformity checks. This approach was further confirmed during IWG on EVE meeting in October 2019 in Brussels. He stated IWG on EVE was continuing to refine these views to coordinate a proposal.

157. He finally explained that the ECE secretariat had led interactions with other bodies within the ECE framework on developing a method of stating energy consumption. He provided an update at the thirty-second meeting of IWG on EVE that the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE) had outlined a pilot project in their work plan that considers joint activities between IWG on EVE and GEEE. He highlighted the pilot project could look at EV recharging parameters and upstream emissions. He indicated that GEEE was interested to have support from IWG on EVE for developing this work, particularly with quantifying emissions data for the recharging of EVs.

20. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin
20.1. Harmonization of side impact

(a) Side impact dummies

158. The Chair of AC.3 recalled that intellectual property rights were held by dummy manufacturers and had hampered their introduction into M.R.1. in the past. He emphasized that good experience had been made during the work on GTR No. 9, Phase 2 with the FlexPLI where the dummy manufacturer had provided the set of drawings for the test tool and had agreed to have the disclaimer on intellectual property rights removed from the drawings, which was done after the positive vote on the Phase 2 amendment in AC.3.

(b) Pole side impact

159. No subject was raised under this agenda item.

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

160. The representative of Spain informed AC.3 that IWG work on defining specifications for the 3-D H-point machine was in progress. He added that the group currently dealt with a proposal for an amendment to the (R.E.3) with the aim to present an official document at the May 2020 session of GRSP.

20.3. Event Data Recorder (EDR)

161. The Chair of GRSG recalled discussions on this topic under agenda item 2.3 (see para. 35 above)

21. Other business

162. No subject was raised under this agenda item.

22. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 and election of officers for the year 2019

163. The Administrative Committee (AC.4) did not convene, as recommended by AC.2 during its 131st session.

23. Amendments to Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

164. No further supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 7.2. (see para. 95 above).

24. Establishment of new Rules to be annexed to the 1997 Agreement

165. No further supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 7.4. (see para. 97 above).

25. Other business

166. No subject was raised under this agenda item.