Session 118 | Web conference | 15-17 Jul 2020
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda

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

GRSG-118-01 | GRSG: Running order of the virtual 118th session
GRSG-118-15 | Procedures for the 118th GRSG (July 2020) session to be held remotely
GRSG-118-33 | Participation guidelines for virtual meeting of 118 GRSG (July 2020) session
GRSG-118-34 | Consolidated Revised provisional agenda for the 118 GRSG (July 2020) session
GRSG-118-38 | GRSG items for formalization under silence procedure List of items approved during the remote GRSG July session but subject to confirmation via absence of objections following the session. Under the "silence procedure", if a Contracting Party expresses dissent, the GRSG approval is nullified.
GRSG/2020/1 | Provisional agenda for the 118th (March 2020) GRSG session
GRSG/2020/1/Add.1/Rev.1 | Provisional annotated agenda for the 118th (postponed July 2020) GRSG session
GRSG-118-38 | GRSG items for formalization under silence procedure List of items approved during the remote GRSG July session but subject to confirmation via absence of objections following the session. Under the "silence procedure", if a Contracting Party expresses dissent, the GRSG approval is nullified.
2. Amendments to regulations on buses and coaches

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

GRSG-118-16 | IWG BMFE : Report on previous meetings
GRSG-118-16 | IWG BMFE : Report on previous meetings
2. (a) UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

GRSG may wish to be informed by GRSP on the outcome of recent meetings of IWG on “Securing of Children in buses and coaches” developping a UN Regulation under the 1958 Agreement.

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

GRSG-118-02 | UN R107: Alarm initiation based on a temperature reference

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a request by Spain (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/2 based on GRSG-117-03) on a proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 107 aiming at prevention of movements of vehicles of categories M2 and M3 whilst their lifts or ramps were used.

GRSG-117-03 | UN R107: Proposal for amendments Proposal to require measure(s) to prevent a bus or coach from moving while a lift or ramp is not in its stowed position.
GRSG-118-03 | UN R107: Proposal for amendment
GRSG-118-30 | UN R107 : Proposal for the 09 series of amendments Amends 118-03
GRSG/2020/2 | UN R107 Proposal for a new Supplement to the 04 series of amendments Text is prepared by the expert from Spain to amend the provisions concerning the approval of category M2 or M3 vehicles with regard to their general construction. The aim is to guarantee that the vehicle remains stopped whilst the lifts or the ramps are being used.

GRSG agreed to continue the consideration of specifications on autonomous shuttles with a view of reviewing the applicability of existing requirements or creating a new categories of these vehicles.

2. (b) UN Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)

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

GRSG-118-04 | UN R118: Influence of adhesive agents Proposal to clarify that adhesive agents should not exacerbate the burning behavior of materials or components. The manufacturer should list the adhesives used in construction.
GRSG-118-31 | UN R118 : Proposal for amendment
3. UN Regulation No. 35 (Foot controls)

GRSG agreed to revisit document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/93 based on an amended proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/15 submitted by International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

GRSG/2020/15 | UN R35: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments The text prepared by the expert from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to clarify the measurement method of the lateral distance of the pedals to the nearest "wall" to the left.
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. Amendments to safety glazing regulations

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) about the work progress on safety glazing with respect to new provisions on “ceramic printed areas”. GRSG may wish to consider an IWG proposal on a draft Mutual Resolution No. [4].

GRSG/2020/3 | MR4: 1958 and 1998 Agreements concerning Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) The IWG on PSG proposes the text of Mutual Resolution 4. It contains the provisions and harmonized test procedures for the maximum measurement of Ceramic Printed Area (CPA) of each single toughened safety glass pane of a Panoramic Sunroof Glazing, which is touchable from inside the passenger area.
4. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)

GRSG may wish to consider proposals to amend UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6, if available.

4. (b) UN Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)

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

5. Awareness of the proximity of Vulnerable Road Users

GRSG will be informed by the Chair of IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity (VRU-Proxi) about the group’s outcome on the multimodal approach on the basis of direct or indirect vision devices (or a combination of both), camera monitor systems or obstacle detection systems as contained in the draft for a new UN Regulation No. [XXX] for reversing motion and motor vehicles with regard to the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/4).

GRSG-118-05 | Reversing detection: Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation Proposal for amendment to UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for reversing motion and motor vehicles with regard to the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles
GRSG-118-07 | IWG VRU-Proxi: Revision of ToR and RoP
GRSG/2020/4 | Reversing Motion: Proposal for a new UN Regulation on VRU detection GRSG to confirm the proposal from IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users Proximity (VRU-Proxi) to improve the rear field of vision and the driver’s awareness of vulnerable road users behind vehicles.

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal for a new UN Regulation No. [XXX] on the Moving Off Information System for the Detection of Pedestrians and Cyclists (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/5).

GRSG-118-06 | MOIS: Proposal for a new UN Regulation Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Moving Off Information System for the Detection of Pedestrians and Cyclists.
GRSG-118-08 | MOIS: Analysis of Dooring accidents
GRSG-118-32 | MOIS : OICA position on draft regulation
GRSG-118-36 | MOIS: Overview of Proposed New UN Regulation
GRSG/2020/5 | MOIS: Proposal for a new UN Regulation The text prepared by the IWG on Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users proximity in low speed manoeuvres (VRU-Proxi) to establish a new UN Regulation for the type approval of Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS) for the Detection of Pedestrians and Cyclists intended to be fitted to heavy vehicles.
GRSG-118-36 | MOIS: Overview of Proposed New UN Regulation
5. (a) UN Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 tabled by the expert from Italy (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/6) adjusting requrements for covering free form mirror technology.

GRSG/2020/6 | UN R46: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 04 series of amendments The text prepared by the expert from Italy to adapt the provisions of UN R46 to allow the usage of free form mirrors as an alternative to spherical mirrors
5. (b) UN Regulation No. 151 (Blind Spot Information Systems)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal to amend the new UN Regulation No. 151 on BSIS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/7).

GRSG-118-09 | UN R151: Proposal for Supplement 2
GRSG/2020/7 | UN R151: Proposal for a Supplement The text was prepared by the expert from the EC to modify the scope and gives the opportunity for Contracting Parties to apply BSIS prescriptions to all trucks and buses, including small and light ones.
6. UN Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal by Finland to update the provisions on mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, in particular to clarify flexible components of the articulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/8 based on GRSG-117-06, and GRSG-117-09)).

GRSG-118-35 | UN R55 : Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments
GRSG/2020/8 | UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments and for the 02 series of amendments GRSG to approve the text prepared by the expert from the Finland to update the provisions on mechanical couplings. The text clarifies the interpretation of wording for the articulation provided by flexible components.
7. UN Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protective devices)

GRSG may wish to consider proposals to amend UN Regulation No. 58, if available.

8. Amendments to gas-fuelled vehicle regulations
8. (a) UN Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal by Italy introducing a new connector “J15” (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/9 based on GRSG-117-15).

GRSG/2020/9 | UN R67: Proposal for an amendment GRSG to review the text prepared by the expert from Italy to amend UN R67 to introduce the new filling unit profile “J15” as specified in ISO 19825 and to align with the same standard the naming of Euro filling unit.
8. (b) UN Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)

GRSG may wish to consider proposals to amend UN Regulation No. 110, if available.

9. UN Regulation No. 93 (Front underrun protection)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal by the European Commission to update the provisions on frontal underrun protection which are approved as an integrated part of the vehicle, in particular, to allow for a more rounded shape of the cab for a better aerodynamic performance (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/10 based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/19, as amended GRSG-117-48).

GRSG-117-48 | UN R93: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSG/2019/19
GRSG-118-28 | UN R93: Comments to proposals for amendments
GRSG/2019/19 | UN R93: Proposal for amendments Proposal to update Part III of UN R93 to enable approval of truck cabs where the front underrun protection is integrated in the motor vehicle (in order to improve aerodynamic performance). This proposal would define the forward reference point as being the same transverse location where the force is applied. This results in FUPs where (in the case of cab fronts that are curved) at least 400 mm must be maintained along the front contour of the cab, instead of the foremost point. The proposal includes transitional provisions from 1 September 2020.
GRSG/2020/10 | UN R93: Proposal for the 01 series of amendments The text was prepared by the expert from the European Commission (EC) to update and amend the provisions on Frontal Underrun Protection (FUP), to extend to more vehicle models the safety and aerodynamic benefits from the recent evolution of cab (flexibility and rounded shape)
10. UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal by OICA to amend the definition of keys that take account of innovative vehicle alarm systems, such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone, if available. GRSG may wish to be informed on the establishment of the task force on the definition of keys.

GRSG-116-08 | UN R116: New regulation concerning vehicle alarm systems Proposal for a new regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system. The regulation would extract provisions from UN R116 in order to facilitate the integration of UN R116 into the UN R0 international whole vehicle type approval system.
GRSG-117-31-Rev.1 | UN R116: Proposal for amendments Proposal to update the definition of “key” in line with technological progress and clarifying that a “key” is specifically a means for access, not an anti-theft system.
GRSG-118-10 | UN R116: Innovative vehicle alarm systems/anti-theft systems
GRSG-118-21 | Proposal for a draft new UN Regulation on vehicle alarm system and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system
GRSG-118-23 | UN R97 : Proposal for amendments
GRSG-118-24 | UN R116 : Proposals for amendment
GRSG/2019/21 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer Proposal to extract provisions from UN R116 in order to establish a separate regulation for the approval of immobilizers and vehicles equipped with immobilizers. The splitting of UN R116 into three separate regulations has been proposed to advance the implementation of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
GRSG/2020/16 | Immobilizers: Proposal for amendments to the draft UN Regulation The text prepared by the expert from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to amend the draft new UN Regulation (document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/20) dedicated to the approval of immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer, in the frame of the process of splitting the UN Regulation No.116 into three separate regulations

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on the splitting of UN Regulation No. 116 into three new UN Regulations, one concerning approval of devices against unauthorized use and approval of a vehicle with regard to its devices against unauthorized use (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/20 as amended by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/16), one concerning approval of immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/21 as amended by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/17) and one concerning approval of vehicle alarm system and approval of a vehicle with regard to its vehicle alarm system (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/22).

GRSG-116-06/Rev.1 | UN R116: Proposal to exclude radio transmission frequencies from the scope Proposal to clarify that UN R116 covers protection against unauthorized use "by means of a locking system".
GRSG-116-09/Rev.2 | Overview of the proposals to split UN R116
GRSG-118-19 | Proposal for draft regulation on devices against unauthorized Use
GRSG-118-20 | Immobilizers: Proposal for a new UN Regulation Proposal for a new regulation excerpted from UN R116.
GRSG-118-22 | UN R18 : Proposal for amendments
GRSG-118-25/Rev.1 | UN R116 : Presentation on the splitting of the regulation
GRSG/2019/20 | Proposal for a draft new UN Regulation on Devices Against Unauthorized Use Proposal to extract provisions from UN R116 in order to establish a separate regulation for the approval of devices to protect against unauthorized vehicle use. The splitting of UN R116 into three separate regulations has been proposed to advance the implementation of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
GRSG/2020/17 | Unauthorized-use Devices: Proposal for amendments to the draft UN Regulation The text prepared by the expert from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to amend the draft new UN Regulation (document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/21) dedicated to the approval of the fitting of devices against unauthorized use, and of vehicles equipped with devices against unauthorized use.
GRSG-118-10 | UN R116: Innovative vehicle alarm systems/anti-theft systems
GRSG-116-09/Rev.2 | Overview of the proposals to split UN R116
GRSG-117-31-Rev.1 | UN R116: Proposal for amendments Proposal to update the definition of “key” in line with technological progress and clarifying that a “key” is specifically a means for access, not an anti-theft system.
GRSG-118-20 | Immobilizers: Proposal for a new UN Regulation Proposal for a new regulation excerpted from UN R116.
11. UN Regulation No. 125 (Forward field of vision of drivers)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by the European Commission to extend the scope and requirements to category N1 vehicles (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/11).

GRSG-118-17 | UN R125 : Proposal for an amendment
GRSG-118-26 | UN R125 : Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments
GRSG/2020/11 | UN R125: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments The text prepared by the expert from the European Commission to extend the scope of the requirements to forward field of visions of drivers to category N1 of vehicles

GRSG agreed to resume considerations for introduction of Field of View Assistant (FOVA) based on a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 125 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/12 based on GRSG-117-27).

GRSG/2020/12 | UN R125: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments The text prepared by the expert from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to introduce provisions for Field of Vision Assistant (FVA)
GRSG-118-17 | UN R125 : Proposal for an amendment
12. UN Regulation No. 144 (Accident Emergency Call Systems)

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 144 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/13 based on GRSG-117-30).

GRSG-117-30 | UN R144: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to clarify that UN R144 does not specify the frequency (number) of attempts or the duration of efforts to establish a network connection (voice or data transmission) for automatic emergency call systems.
GRSG/2020/13 | UN R144: Supplement to the 03 series of amendments The text prepared by the expert from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to introduce the non-transmission of data retry.
13. UN Regulation No. 0 (International Whole Vehicle Type Approval)

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

14. Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles

GRSG agreed to resume considerations on a proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the construction of vehicles (R.E.3) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/14 based on GRSG-117-33).

GRSG-117-33 | RE3: Proposal for amendment Proposal to add new definitions, modify the description for Category L vehicles to align with addition of 4-wheel quadricycles, and update references to external standards.
GRSG-118-11 | RE3: Proposal for amendments The objective of this proposal is to differentiate bodied quadricycles from the wide variety of vehicles of category L7 covered by the definition in paragraph 2.1.7. of the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) with a view to enhancing the passive safety of bodied heavy quadricycles for the transport of passengers.
GRSG-118-18 | RE3 : Proposal to introduce bodied L7 vehicles
GRSG/2020/14 | UN Consolidated Resolution R.E.3 Proposal for amendment The text prepared by the expert from Egypt to amend Consolidated Resolution R.E.3.
GRSG-118-11 | RE3: Proposal for amendments The objective of this proposal is to differentiate bodied quadricycles from the wide variety of vehicles of category L7 covered by the definition in paragraph 2.1.7. of the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) with a view to enhancing the passive safety of bodied heavy quadricycles for the transport of passengers.
15. Event Data Recorder

GRSG may wish to be informed of the outcome of the meetings of the IWG on EDR/DSSAD.

GRSG-118-12 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal group
GRSG-118-13 | Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreements Proposal of technical provisions for EDR applicable under a UN GTR and UN Regulation.
GRSG-118-14 | EDR: Proposal for a new UN Regulation
GRSG-118-29 | EDR/DSSAD : Proposal for EDR performance elements
GRSG-118-12 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal group
GRSG-118-13 | Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreements Proposal of technical provisions for EDR applicable under a UN GTR and UN Regulation.
GRSG-118-14 | EDR: Proposal for a new UN Regulation
16. Exchange of views on Vehicle Automation

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

GRSG-118-27 | Review of regulations with regard to automated driving Review of GRSG regulations and possible need for changes to address automated driving. The table considers how often regulations refer to a "driver" where the absence of a human driver could raise questions.
GRSG-118-27 | Review of regulations with regard to automated driving Review of GRSG regulations and possible need for changes to address automated driving. The table considers how often regulations refer to a "driver" where the absence of a human driver could raise questions.
17. Other business

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal from Russia for additional checks under UN R66.

GRSG-118-37 | UN R66: Draft proposal for amendments Proposal for additional checks following complete vehicle tests:<ol><li>destruction of seats mounts. The break-off and displacement of seats is not covered by the current Regulation, since they are initially located inside the residual space and their displacement is not assessed;</li><li>injury-causing objects entering the residual space and moving within it (e.g., if a person is hit by a fire extinguisher or other object when the vehicle overturns, it may cause serious or even fatal injuries).</li></ol>
GRSG-118-37 | UN R66: Draft proposal for amendments Proposal for additional checks following complete vehicle tests:<ol><li>destruction of seats mounts. The break-off and displacement of seats is not covered by the current Regulation, since they are initially located inside the residual space and their displacement is not assessed;</li><li>injury-causing objects entering the residual space and moving within it (e.g., if a person is hit by a fire extinguisher or other object when the vehicle overturns, it may cause serious or even fatal injuries).</li></ol>