Session 180 | Geneva | 9-12 Mar 2020
Attendance
0. Opening remarks

WP.29 will receive a presentation from Malaysia on its National Automotive Policy.

WP.29-180-24 | Update on Malaysia Automotive Development
1. Adoption of the agenda

In accordance with Chapter III, Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amend.1 and Amend.2), the first item on the provisional agenda is the adoption of the agenda.

WP.29-180-03 | WP.29-180: Running order of the agenda
WP.29-180-04 | WP.29-180: Updated consolidation agenda
WP.29/1150/Rev.1 | WP.29: Annotated provisional agenda for the 180th (March 2020) 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)

The Chair of the Administrative Committee (WP.29/AC.2) will report on the discussions held during its 132nd session and submit the recommendations of the Administrative Committee to the World Forum for consideration and adoption.

2.2. Programme of work and documentation

The World Forum may wish to consider the programme of work, calendar of meetings and the list of Informal Working Groups (IWGs).

WP.29-179-02-Rev.1 | Calendar of WP.29 and subsidiary group sessions for 2020
WP.29-180-01 | List of WP.29 informal working groups
WP.29-180-02 | Priorities and recurrent items of the GR Working Parties
WP.29/2020/1 | WP.29 Programme of work
WP.29-179-02-Rev.1 | Calendar of WP.29 and subsidiary group sessions for 2020
2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems and coordination of automated vehicles related activities

The World Forum agreed to continue consideration of the work related to automated vehicles. WP.29 is expected to coordinate the activities within its GRs towards possible regulatory development for automated vehicles in the legal framework of both the 1958 and 1998 Agreements (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, para. 35).

WP.29-180-10 | Common Functional Performance Requirements for Automated Driving Systems and ADS-Equipped Vehicles In accordance with the WP.29 Framework Document on Automated/Autonomous Vehicles, this document provides common functional performance requirements based on national/regional guidelines and other relevant reference documents consistent with the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. The document is based primarily upon discussions held among the experts of the Informal Working Group on Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) under the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) and informal documents GRVA-05-40 and GRVA-05-41 as presented during the 5th GRVA session (10-14 February 2020). This document highlights common concepts identified through the first two FRAV sessions. These concepts are not exhaustive and many, if not all, will undergo changes as the FRAV and GRVA work progresses. This document does not constitute a proposal, formal or otherwise, for automated vehicle legal requirements but may serve to support discussions across WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies.
WP.29-180-18 | 1958 Agreement and lifetime/lifecycle considerations Consideration of terms such as "lifetime" and "lifecycle" in UN Regulations under the 1958 Agreement.
WP.29-180-19 | Automated Driving: Japan’s Policy and Contribution to International Activities
WP.29/2019/34/Rev.2 | Revised Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles

The World Forum may wish to be informed about the development of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The IWG on ITS is expected to meet on Thursday, 12 March 2020, starting at 9.30 a.m.

The World Forum may consider presentations prepared for the joint WP.1-WP.29 session scheduled for Wednesday, 11 March.

WP.29-180-25 | Status report on WP.29 activities related to Automated and Connected Vehicles
WP.29-180-26 | Automated vehicle terminology - Comparison between WP.1 and WP.29
2.4. Follow-up to the eighty-second session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC)

The secretariat will inform the World Forum about the relevant decisions taken by the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) at its eighty-second session (25 to 28 February 2020).

3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29

The World Forum is expected to consider and approve the reports of the Working Parties on Noise and Tyres (GRBP), Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA), General Safety Provisions (GRSG) and Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE).

3.1. Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) (70th session, 11-12 September 2019)
3.2. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (Fourth session, 24-27 September 2019)
3.3. Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (117th session, 8–11 October 2019)
3.4. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Eighty-second session, 22-25 October 2019)
3.5. Highlights of the recent sessions

3.5.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Sixty-sixth session, 10-13 December 2019): The Chair of GRSP will report orally on the highlights of the session.

3.5.2. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (80th session, 14-17 January 2020): The Chair of GRPE will report orally on the highlights of the session.

3.5.3. Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) (Seventy-first session, 28-31 January 2020): The Chair of GRBP will report orally on the highlights of the session.

3.5.4. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (Fifth session, 10-14 February 2020): The Chair of GRVA will report orally on the highlights of the session.

3.5.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Sixty-sixth session, 10–13 December 2019)
4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the Agreement and of the annexed UN Regulations

The secretariat will present the status of the Agreement and of the annexed UN Regulations on the basis of a new version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.28, containing all information received by secretariat up to 20 February 2020. Subsequent modifications to the original status document will be available in the document “informal updated version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.28”.

WP.29-180-14 | WP.29 179th (November 2019) session: Adopted proposals, amendments, corrigenda and new UN Regulations and situation of their entry into force

Information on notified Type Approval Authorities and designated Technical Services is made available via the online tool: https://apps.unece.org/WP29_application/

4.2. Guidance requested by the Working Parties on matters related to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement

The World Forum may wish to consider and to provide guidance on any matter related to the 1958 Agreement at the request of the Chairs of the Working Parties subsidiary to WP.29.

4.2.1. Reproduction and reference to private standards in UN Regulations, Global Technical Regulations and Rules

4.2.1. Reproduction and reference to private standards in UN Regulations, Global Technical Regulations and Rules

The World Forum agreed to resume consideration of this issue.

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

The World Forum agreed to continue consideration of this issue, which affects both the current version of the 1958 Agreement (Revision 3) as well as its previous version. WP.29 may wish to continue considerations on the update of the draft guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations at the March 2019 session, if any.

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

The Chair of the Informal Working Group on IWVTA will report on the work progress made during the meetings of the group and of the two subgroups in charge of drafting the amendments to UN Regulation No. 0.

WP.29-180-11 | Report to the 180th WP.29 from the 32nd IWVTA meeting
4.4. Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

The World Forum may wish to be informed on the implementation status of the Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and on the entry into force of the amendments to Schedule 4.

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

The expert from Germany will report on the current hosting activities of DETA. The secretariat will report on the situation for hosting of DETA at UNECE.

WP.29-180-12 | Report to the 180th WP.29 from the 37th DETA meeting
WP.29-180-13 | Draft report of the 37th DETA informal group session
4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRBP

The World Forum will consider the following proposals and may decide to submit them to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) with recommendations on its adoption by vote.

Proposals not subject to presentation by the GRBP Chair (A-Points):
4.6.1. Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments to UN R9
4.6.2. Supplement 6 to the original series of amendments to UN R28
4.6.3. Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments to UN R51
4.6.4. Supplement 18 to the original series of amendments to UN R106
4.6.5. Supplement 11 to the 02 series of amendments to UN R117

Proposals subject to presentation by the GRBP Chair:
4.6.6. New 03 series of amendments to UN R59

WP.29/2020/2 | UN R9: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendment Proposal to introduce mandatory additional sound emission provisions (ASEP) tests and to correct inconsistencies in the ASEP exemption conditions for vehicles with variable gear ratios or automatic transmission with non-lockable gear ratios.
WP.29/2020/3 | UN R28: Proposal for Supplement 6 Proposal to define “electronic” as a “principle of operation by electric or electro-magnetic force with amplifier and speaker or resonator”.
WP.29/2020/4 | UN R51: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal for clarifications and corrections, including an update to reference ISO 5130:2019.
WP.29/2020/5 | UN R106: Proposal for Supplement 18 to the original series of amendments Proposal to:<ol class="alpha"><li>include the load variation with speed for IF and VF tyres in Table A of Annex 7</li>introduce a new paragraph (2.18.13) and amend paragraph 3.1.9.and Annex 3,part D to reconcile contradictions</li><li>clarify Annex 6 “Test method for measuring tyre dimensions” via references to other provisions</li><li>Correct example in Annex 3, part C by introducing the dimension “b” for the tyre size designation, and</li><li>Modify inflation pressure markings.</li></ol>
WP.29/2020/6 | UN R117: Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal for an amendment to complement the content of working document GRVA/2018/5. The proposal includes amendments to:<ol><li>The Standard Reference Test Tyre (SRTT) denominations</li><li>Remove the discrimination between the two Class C3 tyres</li><li>Clarify that there are no C3 tyres in the scope of this UN Regulation "not marked with speed symbol"</li><li>Align Annex 6 with the most recent amendments made to standard ISO 28580</li><li>Define "standard deviation" as appropriate in the text</li><li>Clarify that, in the cases of C2 and C3 tyres, the “Reference (test) pressure” and the value “Pr” correspond to the indication of the inflation pressure which is always marked on the sidewall</li><li>Use "repeatable" instead of references to "reproducibility"</li><li>Update test report forms</li><li>Include the date on which the new proposed supplement of UN Regulation No. 117 will apply</li><li>Improve the description of the evaluation of the rolling sound emission test</li>Correct the figure in Annex 2, Appendix 2, and</li><li>Update cross references pursuant to paragraph renumbering.</li></ol>
WP.29/2020/7 | UN R59: Proposal for a new 03 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.
WP.29/2020/4 | UN R51: Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal for clarifications and corrections, including an update to reference ISO 5130:2019.
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRVA

The World Forum will consider the following proposals and may decide to submit them to AC.1 with recommendations on their adoption by vote.

Proposals not subject to presentation by the GRVA Chair (A-Points):
4.7.1. Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to UN R90
4.7.2. Supplement 1 to UN R152

Proposals subject to presentation by the GRVA Chair:
4.7.3. New 01 series of amendments to UN R152
4.7.4. Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN R79

WP.29/2020/8 | UN R90: Proposal for a Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments Proposal to align approval numbers and markings under UN R90 with Schedule 4 of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement. <span class="orange">Please note that WP.29 adopted document WP.29/2019/47 as Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to UN R90 during its June 2019 session. Therefore, this proposal (if adopted) would be Supplement 6.</span>
WP.29/2020/9 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 1 Proposal to improve and clarify the text of the Regulation.
WP.29/2020/10 | UN R152: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments Proposal to introduce new and enhanced requirements for the car-to-pedestrian test scenario. These requirements would be phased in from May 2024.
WP.29/2020/11 | UN R79: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to introduce provisions for<ul><li>the approval of Remote Control Manoeuvring (RCM) systems</li><li>a “two-step Human Machine Interface” in the requirements for Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF) of Category C lane-change functions, and</li><li>to resolve measurement concerns in the test requirements for ACSF of Category B1 and C by introducing provisions for tolerances, including:<ul><li>inclusion of the position at which the lateral acceleration was measured and the position of the centre of gravity of the vehicle for better traceablility,</li><li>sampling rate of at least 100 Hz for dynamic testing,</li><li>specification of filters and cut-off frequency for determination of lateral acceleration,</li><li>option to measure “overriding force” torque via an internal sensor or an external device (e.g., steering robot).</li></ul></li></ul>
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSG

Proposals not subject to presentation by the GRSG Chair (A-Points):
4.8.1. Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments to UN R107
4.8.2. Supplement 4 to the 07 series of amendments to UN R107
4.8.3. Supplement 3 to the 08 series of amendments to UN R107
4.8.4. Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments to UN R26
4.8.5. Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to UN R46
4.8.6. Supplement 8 to the 04 series of amendments to UN R46
4.8.7. Supplement 1 to UN R151
4.8.8. Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to UN R58
4.8.9. Supplement 1 of 04 series of amendments to UN R110
4.8.10. Supplement 2 of 04 series of amendments to UN R110
4.8.11. Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R121
4.8.12. Supplement 6 to UN R122
4.8.13. Supplement 1 to UN R144
4.8.14. Supplement 2 to UN R144

Proposals subject to presentation by the GRSG Chair:
4.8.15. 04 series of amendments to UN R26
4.8.16. 02 series of amendments to UN R55
4.8.17. 01 series of amendments to UN R62
4.8.18. 01 series of amendments to UN R144

WP.29-180-05 | UN R151: Proposal for amendment to the proposal for Supplement 1 Proposal to correct values presented in document WP.29/2020/18 and clarification of "first point of information" application in assessment of BSIS.
WP.29/2020/12 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to allow an alternative positioning and spacing of escape hatches on buses of Classes A and B to address limitations for shorter vehicles.
WP.29/2020/13 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 07 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.
WP.29/2020/14 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 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.
WP.29/2020/15 | 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.
WP.29/2020/16 | UN R46: Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of 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).
WP.29/2020/17 | UN R46: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 04 series of 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.
WP.29/2020/18 | UN R151: Proposal for Supplement 1 Proposal 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>
WP.29/2020/19 | UN R58: Proposal for Supplement 2 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.
WP.29/2020/20 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments Proposal to clarify provisions for periodic testing and periodic requalification of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanks.
WP.29/2020/21 | UN R110: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 04 series of 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.
WP.29/2020/22 | UN R121: Proposal for 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.
WP.29/2020/23 | 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.
WP.29/2020/24 | UN R144: Proposal for Supplement 1 Proposal to correct erroneous references (to annexes in the regulation as well as to UN R94 and R95) in the text and to correct an inconsistency in the text (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).
WP.29/2020/25 | UN R144: Proposal for Supplement 2 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. <span class="orange">This proposal has been deferred to the June 2020 WP.29 session.</span>
WP.29/2020/26 | UN R26: Proposal for the 04 series of amendments Proposal to introduce a generic drawing to improve interpretation of the regulation, especially with regard to contactable parts (sphere protocol). The proposal clarifies which requirements apply to which part of the windscreen wiper and thus clarifies whether parts may be “exempted”. Given the implications for approvals, the proposal is presented as a new series of amendments with transitional provisions starting from September 2022.
WP.29/2020/27 | UN R55: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments Proposal 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.
WP.29/2020/28 | UN R62: Proposal for the 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).
WP.29/2020/29 | UN R144: Proposal for the 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>
WP.29/2020/22 | UN R121: Proposal for 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.
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRE

The World Forum will consider the following proposals and may decide to submit them to AC.1 with recommendations on their adoption by vote.

Proposals not subject to presentation by the GRE Chair (A-Points):
4.9.1. Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN R10
4.9.2. Supplement 10 to the original version of UN R128
4.9.3. Supplement 2 to the original series of UN R148
4.9.4. Supplement 2 to the original series of UN R149
4.9.5. Supplement 2 to the original series of UN R150

Proposals subject to presentation by the GRE Chair:
4.9.6. 07 series of amendments to UN R48

WP.29-180-07 | UN R48: Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2020/36 Proposal to modify the transitional provisions for the 07 series of amendments.
WP.29/2020/30 | UN R10: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to require that the vehicle manufacturer’s statement regarding frequency bands, power levels, antenna positions and installation provisions for the installation of radio frequency transmitters (RF-transmitters) be added to the information document (e.g. under item 63, Annex 2A) to facilitate conformity of production and other compliance checks.
WP.29/2020/31 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement 10 Proposal to insert a minimum luminance gradient as an alternative criteria. The current text requires a certain “asymmetry” of the Light Emitting Area (LEA) in order to ensure a “minimum worst-case gradient”; however, this requirement has been deemed too design-restrictive.
WP.29/2020/32 | UN R148: Proposal for Supplement 2 Proposal to differentiate light source modules in cases where a signalling device contains more than one different module, 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, to delete a footnote indicator, and to delete characters from a figure on the standard light distribution of devices.
WP.29/2020/33 | UN R149: Proposal for Supplement 2 Proposal to reintroduce the run-up provisions for high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that were unintentionally omitted from the original text of UN R149.
WP.29/2020/34 | UN R150: Proposal for Supplement 2 Proposal 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.
WP.29/2020/36 | UN R48: Proposal for a new 07 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the definitions of “switching” and “activation” and to introduce the mandatory use of Emergency Stop Signals (ESS) to align UN R48 with the General Safety Regulation of the European Union.
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by the GRs, if any

4.10.1 WP29 may wish to consider the text, adopted by GRPE at its 80th session, for corrigendum to Supplement 8 to UN R115.

WP.29/2020/49 | UN R115: Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 8 Proposal to correct errors identified in the text of Supplement 8 (document WP.29/2019/45) as adopted by the World Forum.
4.11. Consideration of pending proposals for amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any

No proposal for an amendment to existing UN Regulations is pending.

4.12. Consideration of proposals for new UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any

No proposal for a new UN Regulations has been submitted.

4.13. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) submitted by the Working Parties to the World Forum for consideration, if any

No proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) has been submitted.

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

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

WP.29/2020/37 | RE5: Proposal for amendment 5 Proposal to amend light source categories L1A/6 and L1B/6 in the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5). This proposal is intended to enter into force simultaneously with draft Supplement 10 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128.
4.15. Proposal for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements

No proposal for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements has been submitted.

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

The secretariat will present an updated list of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement, the adopted UN GTRs, the technical regulations listed in the Compendium of Candidates and the status of the 1998 Agreement incorporating the comments received. A list with the priorities and items, which the World Forum and its subsidiary bodies are considering as exchange of views, will also be presented, including the most recent information.

WP.29-180-08 | Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates - Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 5 March 2020
5.2. Consideration of draft UN GTRs and/or draft amendments to established UN GTRs
5.3. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs, if any
5.4. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any
5.5. Implementation of the 1998 Agreement Programme of Work by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum
6. Exchange of views on national/regional rulemaking procedures and implementation of established UN Regulations and/or UN GTRs into national/regional law

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

7. 1997 Agreement (Periodical Technical Inspections)

WP.29 may wish to receive a report on the 17th PTI informal group session.

WP.29-180-21 | 17th PTI informal group session: Report to WP.29
7.1. Status of the 1997 Agreement

The secretariat will present an updated document with 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 responsible for periodic technical inspection (PTI).

7.2. Amendments to the 1997 Agreement

The World Forum may wish to be informed on the implementation of the amendments to the 1997 Agreement on Periodic Technical Inspection of wheeled vehicles.

WP.29/2020/38 | Consolidated text of the 1997 Agreement on Periodic Technical Inspection of wheeled vehicles
7.3. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

The World Forum may wish to consider proposals for establishment of new UN Rules to be annexed to the 1997 Agreement for their possible adoption by AC.4, if any.

7.4. Update of existing Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

The World Forum may wish to consider the following proposals for amendments of UN Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement for their possible adoption by AC.4.

7.4.1. Proposal for Amendment 1 to UN Rule No. 3

WP.29/2020/39 | UN Rule 3: Proposal for an amendment Proposal from the WP.29 Secretariat to clarify the text with regard to the periodicity of technical inspections.

7.4.2. Proposal for Amendment 1 to UN Rule No. 4

WP.29/2020/40 | UN Rule 4: Proposal for an amendment Proposal from the WP.29 Secretariat to clarify the text with regard to the periodicity of technical inspections.
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

The World Forum may wish to consider the following proposal for amendments to requirements for testing equipment, for skills and training of inspectors and for supervision of test centres.

WP.29-180-06 | RE6: Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2019/120 Proposal to specify that if a particulate filter is defective and/or has been removed, soot deposit are likely to appear on the exhaust pipe, highlighting a potential problem with the particulate filter during the inspection.
8. Other business
8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

WP.29 may wish to receive a presentation from the Russian Federation on bus safety research.

WP.29-180-16 | UN R66: Results of bus testing and proposals for bus safety
WP.29-180-17 | UN R66: Draft proposal for amendments Proposal to add checks under the current tests: <ul><li>damage to seat attachments</li><li>occupant compartment hazards (e.g., risk of impact by loose objects such as fire extinguisher) and</li><li>post-crash functionality of escape hatches (including force required to open)</li></ul>
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

A joint meeting of the World Forum with the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1) about common interest in automated driving (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1149, para. 104) is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 March 2020 from 5.30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WP.29-180-23 | Agenda for the joint WP.1-WP.29 meeting
8.3. Safe transport of children in buses and coaches

The World Forum may wish to be informed about recent development of the work of the IWG on safer transport of children in buses and coaches.

8.4. Documents for publication

The World Forum may wish to take note of the progress made on the translation of the authentic texts of UN Regulations adopted by WP.29 in June 2019 and entry into force in January 2020.

9. Adoption of the report

In accordance with established practice, the World Forum will adopt the report on its 180th session on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat.

The report shall also include sections on the:

  1. Seventy-fourth session of the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement;
  2. Fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement; and
  3. Thirteenth session of the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement.

WP.29/1151 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 180th (March 2020) session
10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1 (1958 Agreement)

The Administrative Committee shall be composed of all the Contracting Parties in accordance with the rules of procedure set out in Appendix 1 of the 1958 Agreement (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.3, Article 1, para. 2).

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

The Administrative Committee, according to the procedure indicated in Appendix 1 of the 1958 Agreement, shall establish new Regulations and amendments to Regulations. Proposed Regulations and amendments to Regulations shall be voted on:

  1. In case of new Regulations, each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement, shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties is required for the purpose of taking decisions. For determining the quorum, regional economic integration organizations being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of its constituent sovereign countries. Draft new Regulations shall be established by a four-fifths majority of those present and voting (Article 1 and Appendix);

  2. In case of amendments to existing Regulations, each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement applying the Regulation, shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties applying the Regulation is required for the purpose of taking decisions. For determining the quorum, regional economic integration organizations being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of its constituent sovereign countries, which apply the Regulation. Draft amendments to Regulations shall be established by a four-fifths majority of those present and voting (Article 12 and Appendix).
Amendments to the Schedules of Administrative and Procedural Provisions shall be established by the Administrative Committee. Proposed amendments to the Schedules of Administrative and Procedural Provisions shall be voted on. Each Contracting Party to the Agreement applying one or more UN Regulations shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than half of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement applying one or more UN Regulations is required for the purposes of taking decisions. For the determination of the quorum, regional economic integration organizations, being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of those of its constituent sovereign countries which apply one or more UN Regulations. Draft amendments to the Schedules of Administrative and Procedural Provisions shall be established by unanimous vote of those present and voting (Article 13bis and Appendix 1).

If all Contracting Parties to the Agreement agree, any UN Regulation adopted under the terms of the unamended Agreement may be treated as though it were a UN Regulation adopted under the terms of the amended Agreement (Article 15, para. 3).

AC.1 will vote on the proposed amendments and corrigenda to existing UN Regulations of agenda items 4.3 and 4.6 to 4.13, taking into account the recommendations of the World Forum.

AC.1 will vote on the proposed amendments to Schedules of Administrative and Procedural Provisions of agenda item 4.4, taking into account the recommendations of the World Forum.

12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3 and election of officers for the year 2020

The Executive Committee shall be composed of all the Contracting Parties in accordance with the rules of procedure set out in Annex B of the 1998 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/132 and Corr.1). At its first session, AC.3 is expected to elect the officers for the year.

WP.29-180-09 | Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-sixth session (item 12) - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs (items 14.2.1. to 14.2.4.)
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

AC.3 agreed to continue consideration of this matter. Contracting Parties to the Agreement were invited to use the notification system developed by the secretariat for the annual reports on the transposition of UN GTRs and their amendments. Contracting Parties can use, as a model, the examples provided by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States of America (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1102, paras. 96 and 97). The secretariat will contact the heads of the delegations of the Contracting Parties with pending notifications to facilitate the notification process (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1108, para. 78).

WP.29-180-08 | Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates - Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 5 March 2020
14. Consideration and vote by AC.3 of draft UN GTRs and/or draft amendments to established UN GTRs, if any

The Contracting Parties shall establish, through an Executive Committee consisting of all the Contracting Parties in conformity with the rules of procedure set out in Annex B and on the basis of the following articles and paragraphs, UN GTRs on safety, environmental protection, energy efficiency, and anti-theft performance of wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles (Article 1, para. 1.1.1).

Proposed new UN GTRs, as well as proposed amendments to established UN GTRs, shall be put to vote. Each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement, shall have one vote. A quorum consisting of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement is required for the purpose of taking decisions. For determining the quorum, regional economic integration organizations and its member States being Contracting Parties to the Agreement shall be counted as one Contracting Party. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of its constituent sovereign countries that are Contracting Parties to the Agreement (Annex B, Articles 3 and 5). New draft UN GTRs, as well as draft amendments to established UN GTRs, shall be established by a consensus vote of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement present and voting (Annex B, Article 7.2.).

14.1. Proposal for a new UN GTR, if any

No proposals for a new UN GTR have been submitted.

14.2. Proposal for amendments to a UN GTR, if any
14.2.1. Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

Proposal for Amendment 3
Proposal for technical report for Amendment 3

WP.29-180-09 | Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-sixth session (item 12) - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs (items 14.2.1. to 14.2.4.)
WP.29/2020/47 | GTR 3: Proposal for Amendment 3 Proposal to align GTR No. 3 with technical progress, addressing among others: electromagnetic compatibility/immunity of ABS-systems, ABS performance requirements for category 3-5 vehicles (three-wheelers), uniform requirements for equipment such Emergency Stop Signal and the means to disable the ABS, if equipped. This amendment aims to harmonize GTR with recent amendments made to UN Regulation No. 78 while addressing its use under self-certification compliance systems.
WP.29/2020/48 | GTR 3: Proposal for the Technical Report on the development of Amendment 3
14.2.2. Proposal for Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

Proposal for Amendment 2
Proposal for technical report for Amendment 2

WP.29-180-09 | Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-sixth session (item 12) - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs (items 14.2.1. to 14.2.4.)
WP.29/2020/43 | GTR 6: Proposal for Amendment 2 Proposal to introduce provisions for the optional use of laminated-glass panes with improved mechanical properties, particularly for the front, exterior, forward-facing glazing of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle.
WP.29/2020/44 | GTR 6: Proposal for the technical report on Amendment 2
14.2.3. Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

Proposal for Amendment 3
Proposal for technical report for Amendment 3

WP.29-180-09 | Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-sixth session (item 12) - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs (items 14.2.1. to 14.2.4.)
WP.29/2020/45 | GTR 6: Proposal for Amendment 3 Proposal to exempt Zone I from opaque obscuration requirements of GTR 6 under certain conditions.
WP.29/2020/46 | GTR 6: Proposal for the technical report on Amendment 3
14.2.4. Proposal for Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)

Proposal for Amendment No. 2
Proposal for technical report for Amendment No. 2

WP.29-180-09 | Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs Establishment of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement Fifty-sixth session (item 12) - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs (items 14.2.1. to 14.2.4.)
WP.29-180-20 | GTR 16: Overview of Amendment 2
WP.29/2020/41 | GTR 16: Proposal for Amendment No. 2 Proposal to amend GTR including:<ul><li>Amendment to the scope</li><li>Addition of new definitions (Section 2)</li><li>Harmonization of the Load Range concept in relationship to Inflation Pressure (Section 2)</li><li>Alignment of the provisions with the most recent developments in UN Regulations Nos. 30 and 54 (Sections 3.3 and 3.5, Annexes 3 and 6)</li><li>Harmonization with FMVSS 139 requirements relative to UN Regulation No. 54 “PSI” index (Sections 3.7 and 3.8)</li><li>Addition of new harmonized provisions for physical dimensions of LT/C tyres (new Section 3.5.2; old Sections 3.20 & 3.21 deleted)</li><li>Addition of new harmonized provisions for high speed test for LT/C tyres (new Section 3.6.2.2, old Section 3.16 modified with endurance test only and renumbered 3.9, old Section 3.19 deleted)</li></ul>
WP.29/2020/42 | GTR 16: Proposal for the technical report for Amendment No. 2
14.3. Proposal for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreement, if any

No proposals for amendments to the Mutual Resolutions of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreement have been submitted.

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

The Executive Committee should, at the request of any Contracting Party, vote on the listing in the Compendium of Candidates of any national or regional technical regulation, in accordance with the procedure set up in paragraph 7 of Annex B to the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/132 and Corr.1). A quorum consisting of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement is required for the purpose of taking a vote (Annex B, Article 5).

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

WP.29 and AC.3 agreed to give guidance by consensus on pending issues of the draft UN GTRs and to its amendments to which the corresponding Working Party has been unable to find a solution (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1085, para. 78).

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

AC.3 may wish to update its Programme of work, if necessary.

WP.29/2019/31/Rev.1 | Draft programme of work (PoW) under the 1998 Agreement
18. Progress on the development of new UN GTRs and of amendments to established UN GTRs

The Executive Committee may wish to review the work progress of the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum on proposals for new UN GTRs and on the development of established UN GTRs listed in the programme of work (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106, paras. 95-106 and Annex IV). Only the documents of the provisional agenda that are not in brackets require consideration and possible adoption by AC.3. The documents of the provisional agenda in brackets are mentioned as reference documents and, therefore, do not require consideration by the Executive Committee (AC.3).

18.1. UN GTR No. 1 (Doors locks and door retention components)

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

18.2. UN GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC))
18.3. UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)
18.4. UN GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty vehicle emission test Cycle (WHDC))

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

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

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

18.6. UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

WP29 to consider the request from Republic of Korea to develop an amendment to UN GTR 6 Safety Glazing

WP.29/AC.3/55 | GTR 6: Request for authorisation to develop an amendment WP29 to consider the request from Republic of Korea for authorization to develop an amendment to UN GTR 6 (Safety Glazing)
18.7. UN GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)
18.8. UN GTR No. 8 (Electronic stability control systems (ESC))

AC.3 may wish to review a request, if any, for authorization to amend UN GTR No. 8 as announced by the Republic of Korea at the fifty-seventh session of AC.3.

WP.29-180-15 | GTR 8: Request for authorization to develop an amendment The objective of this proposal is to develop, in the framework of the 1998 Agreement, an amendment to UN Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 8 on Electronic Stability Control to amend to the testing provisions to accommodate the latest innovations for steering systems which have significantly low steering gear ratio (i.e. quick steering characteristics).
18.9. UN GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)
18.10. UN GTR No. 10 (Off-cycle emissions (OCE))
18.11. UN GTR No. 11 (Agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery emission test procedures)

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

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

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

18.13. UN GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2)
18.14. UN GTR No. 14 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

18.15. UN GTR No. 15 (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) – Phase 2)
18.16. UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)
18.17. UN GTR No. 17 (Crankcase and evaporative emissions for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)

AC.3 agreed to keep this item on its agenda awaiting further information.

18.18. UN GTR No.18 (On-board diagnostics for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)
18.19. UN GTR No. 19 (EVAPorative emission test procedure for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP))
18.20. UN GTR No. 20 (Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS))
18.21. Draft UN GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV)
18.22. Draft UN GTR on Global Real Driving Emissions (GRDE)
18.23. Draft UN GTR on determination of electrified vehicle power (Electric vehicles and the environment)

WP 29 to consider the request the authorization submitted by the representatives of the USA to develop a new UN GTR on the Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power (DEVP)

WP.29/AC.3/53/Rev.1 | UN GTR Revised request for authorization to develop GTR on the Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power (DEVP) WP29 to consider the request from USA for authorisation to develop a UN GTR on the Determination of Electrified Vehicle Power (DEVP)
19. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin

AC.3 will be informed about the development of the other priorities included in the programme of work (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106, paras. 107-115 and Annex IV).

19.1. Harmonization of side impact

(a) Side impact dummies;
(b) Pole side impact.

19.2. Specifications for the 3-D H-point machine
19.3. Event Data Recorder (EDR)
20. Other business
21. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 (1997 Agreement) and election of officers for the year 2019

The Administrative Committee (AC.4) should be convened if the Contracting Parties to the Agreement so require for adopting decisions regarding the Agreement and or the UN Rules annexed to it. AC.4 shall be composed of all the Contracting Parties in accordance with the rules of procedure set out in Appendix 1 of the 1997 Agreement (ECE/RCTE/CONF/4). A quorum consisting of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties is required for the purposes of taking decisions (Article 5 of Appendix 1 to the Agreement). At its first session, AC.4 should elect the officials for the year.

WP.29-180-22 | Thirteenth session of the Administrative Committee AC.4 - Determination of the Quorum (item 21) - Consideration and vote by AC.4 (item 22)
22. Amendments to UN Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

WP.29 agreed to transmit proposals for amendments to UN Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement, if any, to the Administrative Committee AC.4 for consideration and adoption by vote. Proposed amendments to Rules shall be put to the vote. Each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement applying the Rule shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties applying the Rule is required for the purposes of taking decisions. For the determination of the quorum, regional economic integration organizations, being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their Member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of those of its constituent sovereign countries which apply the UN Rule. Draft amendments to UN Rules shall be established by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting (Appendix 1, Article 6 of the 1997 Agreement). Contracting Parties to the Agreement are invited to be represented either by their representatives from the capitals or from their Missions in Geneva). The vote is expected to take place on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at the end of the morning session.

22.1. Proposal for Amendment 1 to UN Rule No. 3
22.2. Proposal for Amendment 1 to UN Rule No. 4
23. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

WP.29 agreed to transmit the proposals for new UN Rules to the Administrative Committee AC.4 for consideration and adoption by vote, if any. Proposed new Rules shall be put to the vote. Each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties is required for the purposes of taking decisions. For the determination of the quorum, regional economic integration organizations, being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their Member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes of those of its constituent sovereign countries. New UN Rules shall be established by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting (Appendix 1, Article 6 of the 1997 Agreement). Contracting Parties to the Agreement are invited to be represented either by their representatives from the capitals or from their Missions in Geneva). The vote is expected to take place on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at the end of the morning session.

24. Other business