Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 181th session on 24 June 2020,1 chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy). The following countries were represented, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1): Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America and Viet Nam. Representatives of the European Union participated. The following international organization was represented: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), Consumers International (CI), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA),2 FSD Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH, Federation Internationale des Grossistes, Importateurs et Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles (FIGIEFA) / International Federation of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors, Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), Fédération International de l’Automobile (FIA), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), European Tyre and Rim Technical Association (ETRTO) and SAE International. Other non-governmental organizations were represented following Rule 1(d): American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) and Secure America’s Future Energy (SAFE).

Opening Statements

2. The Vice-Chair of WP.29, Mr. A. Erario (Italy), acting as Chair for this session, opened the 181st session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations. He recalled the exceptional circumstances of this session due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He welcomed all delegates and thanked them for participating remotely at the session.

3. The Secretary of WP.29 provided information for meeting participants related to the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the work of the World Forum and described consequent remote procedures that had been established for deliberations and voting processes within the Administrative Committees of the 1958 (AC.1) and 1998 (AC.3) Agreement.

1. Adoption of the agenda

4. WP.29 adopted the annotated provisional streamlined agenda for its 181st session.

WP.29-181-04/Rev.1 | Abbreviated agenda of the remote WP.29 181st (June 2020) session

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

WP.29/1153 | Report of WP.29 on its 181st (June 2020) session
2. Coordination and organization of work

6. The 133rd online (all delegates participating remotely) session of WP.29/AC.2 (22 June 2020) was chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy) and was attended, in accordance with 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), GRSG (Italy), GRSP (represented by United States of America delegate), the Vice-Chairs of GRE (Netherlands), GRPE (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), GRSP (Republic of Korea), GRVA (China), GRVA (Japan), the Chair of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement (United States of America), and by the representatives of the European Union.

7. Prior to its scheduled meeting on 22 June 2020, AC.2 held two ad-hoc virtual informal meetings. The first, held on 30 April 2020, related to the special procedures during COVID-19 period in order to enable business continuity for WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies. The second, held on 28 May 2020, focused on the activities related to automated/autonomous vehicles.

8. AC.2 took note of the special procedures during the COVID-19 period, which had been adopted by all members of the World Forum and all Contracting Parties to the 1958, 1997 and 1998 Agreements under a silence procedure on 12 June 2020, and was informed about the results of the written voting procedures, which took place from June 16 to 19, 2020, for WP.29, AC.1 and AC.3 items envisaged for voting in accordance with the agenda of the 181st session of the World Forum.

9. AC.2 considered the revised calendar of sessions for 2020, and the calendar of sessions for 2021. Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the sixty-seventh session of GRSP, scheduled for July 20-24, 2020, would be held in a virtual format. The chair of GRSG requested the secretariat to inform GRSG delegates as soon as possible about the format under which the 118th session of GRSG, scheduled for July 15-17, 2020, would be held (hybrid or fully virtual). Representatives of Contracting parties requested the rescheduling of meetings in the draft calendar for 2021 that coincide with national holidays in their countries.

WP.29-179-02/Rev.2 | Updated calendar of WP.29 sessions

10. AC.2 agreed to hold further in-depth discussions on the priorities for work of GRs at its November session, which would build a basis for the 2021 Programme of Work.

11. AC.2 discussed the draft revised Programme of Work (PoW) for 2020 that reflects both the relevant elements from the ITC Strategy as well the priorities of the work for the GRs.

WP.29/2020/1/Rev.1 | Revised programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies

12. AC.2 reviewed the progress made on the activities listed in the Framework document on autonomous/automated vehicles and discussed aspects of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies impact on the work of WP.29. AC.2 agreed to continue discussions on these matters at its November 2020 session.

WP.29-181-05 | Review of the progress made on the activities listed in the Framework Document on Automated/ autonomous Vehicles (Revision 2)

13. AC.2 recommended WP.29 to endorse the proposed amendment to Annex 4 of UN Regulation No. 0, scheduled for adoption by AC.1 its seventy-sixth session, in November 2020.

WP.29-181-03 | UN R0: Proposal for 03 series of amendments Proposal to update Annex 4, Part A, Section I (List of requirements for U-IWVTA) to align with recent changes to UN R110, 134, 135, 137, and 138.

14. AC.2 was briefed on the engagement and role of the UNECE WP.29 secretariat in the upcoming “Safer and cleaner used vehicles for Africa” project, funded through the UN Road Safety Trust Fund mechanism.

15. AC.2 discussed precedents related to patented systems, the performance of which is regulated through WP.29 legal instruments. AC.2 agreed to resume deliberations on this issue at its November 2020 session.

16. AC.2 reviewed and adopted the provisional streamlined agenda for the 181st session and reviewed the draft of the 182nd session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 10 to 12 November 2020.

17. AC.2 recommended AC.4 not to convene.

2.1. Report of the session of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (WP.29/AC.2)
2.2. Programme of work and documentation

18. The Secretary of WP.29 introduced of the list of Working Parties, Informal Working Groups (IWG) and Chairs (WP.29-181-01). He requested Contracting Parties to review the document and to inform the secretariat about any changes that would be required.

WP.29-181-01 | WP.29: Working Parties, Informal Working Groups and Chairs on 1 June 2020

19. The secretariat presented the revised 2020 calendar for WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies (WP.29-179-02/Rev.2) and the calendar of work for WP.29 for 2021 (WP.29-181-02). Contracting Parties requested the rescheduling of meetings envisaged for February, September and November of 2021, which coincide with their national holidays.

WP.29-179-02/Rev.2 | Updated calendar of WP.29 sessions
WP.29-181-02 | Calendar of WP.29 sessions in 2021

20. The Secretary of WP.29 presented the revised PoW with a strategic introduction on the main priorities of the WP.29 work, which are related to the implementation of the ITC strategy 2030 and among others, to vehicle automation and environmental protection (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/1/Rev.1). He announced that an in-depth discussion on PoW priorities would take place during the 182nd session of the World Forum in November 2020, and that its outcome would be the basis for the 2021 PoW.

WP.29/2020/1/Rev.1 | Revised programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies

21. The 2020 revised calendar of meetings, the list of Working Parties, Informal Working Groups (IWGs) and Chairs, and the 2021 calendar of meetings are reproduced in annexes II, III and IV to the session report.

WP.29/1153 | Report of WP.29 on its 181st (June 2020) session
2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems and coordination of automated vehicles related activities

22. The secretariat presented, for information, WP.29-181-05, reflecting the advancement evaluation of the activities listed in the Framework Document on Automated/autonomous Vehicles (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34/Rev.2).

WP.29-181-05 | Review of the progress made on the activities listed in the Framework Document on Automated/ autonomous Vehicles (Revision 2)
WP.29/2019/34/Rev.2 | Revised Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles

23. The representative of FIA presented WP.29-181-10 introducing their report on the Protection Profile and Common Criteria methodology that could potentially address FIA’s concern regarding the performance and the maintenance of vehicles regarding cyber security over their lifetime.

24. The representative of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland recalled that such an approach was already discussed by the Informal Working Group on Cyber Security and Over-The-Air issues. He advised that the report would also be reviewed by the IWG on Periodic Technical Inspection.

25. WP.29 agreed that this report would be referred to the Working Party on Automated/autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) as well as other relevant groups.

WP.29-181-10 | Open Telematics Platform Protection profile of an Automotive Gateway
3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Sixty-sixth session, 10-13 December 2019)

26. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRSP on its sixty-seventh session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/66 and Add.1) and approved the report.

GRSP/66 | Report of the GRSP on its 66th (December 2019) session
GRSP/66/Add.1 | Addendum to the report of the GRSP on its 66th session Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to fuel system integrity and safety of electric power train in the event of a rear-end collision.
3.2. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Eightieth session, 14-17 January 2020)

27. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRPE on its eightieth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/80) and approved the report.

GRPE/80 | GRPE: Report of the 80th (January 2020) session
GRPE/80/Add.1 | WLTP: Proposal for a new UN Regulation Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light duty passenger and commercial vehicles with regards to criteria emissions, emissions of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption and/or the measurement of electric energy consumption and electric range (WLTP).
GRPE/80/Add.2 | WLTP: 01 series of amendments to the new UN Regulation 01 series of amendments to the new UN Regulation on "Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light duty passenger and commercial vehicles with regards to criteria emissions, emissions of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption and/or the measurement of electric energy consumption and electric range (WLTP)".
GRPE/80/Add.3 | GTR 19: Proposal for Amendment 3 to introduce a WLTP EVAP procedure Proposal for Amendment 3 to the United Nations Global Technical Regulation No. 19 to introduce the evaporative emission test procedure for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP).
3.3. Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) (Seventy-first session, 28-31 January 2020)

28. The World Forum recalled the report of the Chair of GRBP on its seventy-first session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRBP/69) and approved the report.

GRBP/69 | Report of the GRBP on its 71st (January 2020) session
3.4. Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) (Fifth session, 10-14 February 2020 and sixth session, 3–4 March 2020)

29. The World Forum recalled the reports of the Chair of GRVA on its fifth and sixth sessions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/5 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/6) and approved the reports.

GRVA/5 | Report of GRVA on its 5th (February 2020) session
GRVA/6 | Report of GRVA on the 6th (March 2020) session
3.5. Highlights of the recent sessions

30. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its 182nd session.

4. 1958 Agreement

31. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under agenda items 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.14 and 4.15 to its 182nd session.

4.1. Status of the Agreement and of the annexed Regulations
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
4.2.2. Guidance on amendments to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system

32. The Chair of the IWG on IWVTA presented the proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA (WP.29-181-03). WP.29 requested the secretariat to distribute the document with an official symbol for consideration and vote at its November 2020 session.

WP.29-181-03 | UN R0: Proposal for 03 series of amendments Proposal to update Annex 4, Part A, Section I (List of requirements for U-IWVTA) to align with recent changes to UN R110, 134, 135, 137, and 138.
4.4. Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)
4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRSP

33. AC.1 voted on the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1. to 4.6.3. and 4.6.5. to 4.6.12., as reflected in para. 47 below. WP.29 recommended the postponement of consideration of the draft proposal for supplement 18 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (Child Restraint Systems), document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/53, under agenda item 6.4.4., to its 182nd session.

4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 09 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 14 (Safety-belt anchorages)
4.6.2. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)
4.6.3. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 42 (Front and rear protection devices)
4.6.4. Proposal Supplement 18 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 (Child restraint systems)
4.6.5. Proposal Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)
4.6.6. Proposal for Supplement 10 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.6.7. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.6.8. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.6.9. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)
4.6.10. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 137 (Frontal impact with focus on restraint systems)
4.6.11. Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)
4.6.12. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 95 (Lateral collision)
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRPE

34. AC.1 voted on the draft amendments under agenda items 4.7.1. to 4.7.3., as reflected in para. 47 below.

4.7.1. Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 (Emissions of M1 and N1 vehicles)
4.7.2. Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 (Emissions of M1 and N1 vehicles)
4.7.3. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 101 (CO2 emission/fuel consumption)
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRVA

35. AC.1 voted on the draft amendments under agenda items 4.8.1. to 4.8.6., as reflected in para. 47 below.

4.8.1. Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 (Motorcycle braking)
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)
4.8.4. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 140 (ESC)
4.8.5. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 152 (AEBS)
4.8.6. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 152 (AEBS)
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRBP

36. AC.1 voted on the draft amendments under agenda items 4.9.1. to 4.9.6., as reflected in para. 47 below.

4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 41 (Noise emissions of motorcycles)
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 138 (Quiet road transport vehicles)
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 22 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 30 (Tyres for passenger cars and their trailers)
4.9.4. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 108 (Retreaded tyres for passenger cars and their trailers)
4.9.5. Proposal for Supplement 10 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 109 (Retreaded tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers)
4.9.6. Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by GRs if any

37. AC.1 voted on the draft corrigenda under agenda item 4.10., as reflected in para. 47 below.

4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing UN Regulations submitted by the secretariat, if any

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

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

39. AC.1 voted on the draft amendments under agenda items 4.12.1. to 4.12.6., as reflected in para. 47 below.

4.12.1. Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to fuel system integrity and safety of electric power train in the event of a rear-end collision
4.12.2. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure
4.12.3. Proposal for a new 01 series of amendments to a new UN Regulation on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure
4.12.4. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regards to cyber security and cyber security management system
4.12.5. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regards to software update and software update management system
4.12.6. Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regards to Automated Lane Keeping System
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

40. The World Forum adopted the amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).

WP.29/2020/82 | RE3: Proposal for an amendment Proposal to introduce the use of software identification numbers (RXSWIN) in UN Regulations.
4.14. Pending proposals for amendments to existing UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties to the World Forum
4.14.1. Proposal for 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 93
4.15. Proposal for amendments to Mutual Resolutions
5. 1998 Agreement

41. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under agenda items 5.1. to 5.5. to its 182nd session.

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

42. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its 182nd session.

WP.29-181-08 | Russian Federation has switched to the registration of electronic communication for type approval
7. 1997 Agreement (Periodical Technical Inspections)

43. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under agenda items 7.1 to 7.5 to its 182nd session.

7.1. Status of the 1997 Agreement
7.2. Amendments to the 1997 Agreement
7.3. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement
7.4. Update of Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement
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
8. Other business

44. WP.29 agreed to postpone deliberations under agenda items 8.1. to 8.4. to its 182nd session.

8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems
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
8.3. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
8.4. Documents for publication
9. Adoption of the report

45. The World Forum adopted the report on its 181st session and its annexes based on a draft prepared by the secretariat under COVID-19 special procedures. The report included sections related to the seventy-fifth session of the Administrative Committee (AC.1) of the 1958 Agreement and to the fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement.

10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1 (1958 Agreement)

46. The AC.1 voting followed the special proceedings during COVID-19 period, which had been adopted by all Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement under a silence procedure on 12 June 2020. The written procedure, had been initiated on 16 June 2020 12:00 p.m. CET and had lasted for 72 hours, ending on 19 June 2020 12:00 p.m. CET. The seventy-fifth, online, session of AC.1 was held on 24 June 2020.

47. Of the 56 contracting parties to the agreement, 43 were represented by taking part in the written procedure and at the online AC.1 session, its seventy-fifth session, on 24 June 2020.

48. AC.1 invited the Vice-Chair of WP.29 to chair the online session.

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

49. The results of voting on documents submitted following the rules of procedure of article 12 and the appendix of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement.

  • With regard to the voting on the new UN Regulations, the European Union voted on behalf of its member States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • With regard to the proposal for a new UN Regulation on the approval of vehicles with regard to fuel system integrity and safety of electric power train in the event of a rear-end collision, the representative of Japan stated that there were square brackets in the section 2.8 on the definition of Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS), and that Japan had been discussing this issue with GRSP experts after its December 2019 session, because of related safety considerations. As the May 2020 GRSP session had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic no opportunity for further discussion was given. Japan’s understanding was that GRSP would reconsider this paragraph. Therefore, Japan was not in the position to agree with the current proposal, which included the text in square brackets. Japan expressed their intention to constructively discuss this issue with GRSP experts and make a proposal for solving this safety concern. Therefore, Japan abstained from voting.
12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3 (1998 Agreement)

50. The fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 24 June 2020 and chaired by the representative of the United States of America. Decision taking and voting followed the special proceedings during COVID-19 period, which had been adopted by all Contracting Parties to the 1998 Agreement under a silence procedure on 12 June 2020. The representatives of 16 of the 38 contracting parties to the agreement attended: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, 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

51. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

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

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

14.2. Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

53. Submitted for consideration and vote Amendments 4 to UN GTR No. 3 – Motorcycle braking (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/47, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/48, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/47) were adopted on 24 June 2020 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa and Turkey, with the following correction: for Amendment 4, read Amendment 3. Canada, Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

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
14.3. Proposal for Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

54. Submitted for consideration and vote Amendments 2 to UN GTR No. 6 – Safety glazing (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/43, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/44, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/52) were adopted on 24 June 2020 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa and Turkey, with the following correction: in Paragraph 5., Table 1 for “V”, read “VI”. Canada, Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

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
14.4. Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)

55. Submitted for consideration and vote Amendments 3 to UN GTR No. 6 – Safety glazing (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/45, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/46, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/55) were adopted on 24 June 2020 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa and Turkey. Canada, Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

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
14.5. Proposal for Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)

56. Submitted for consideration and vote Amendments 2 to UN GTR No. 16 – Tyres (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/41, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/42, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/48) were adopted on 24 June 2020 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa and Turkey. Canada, Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

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
14.6. Proposal for Amendment 1 to UN GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

57. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

WP.29/2020/85 | GTR 7: Proposal for Amendment 1 Proposal to specify a head restraint height between 720 mm and 830 mm including a new method for measuring the effective height of head restraints, use of the Biofidelic Rear Impact Device (BioRID II) test dummy, and to improve the overall text. This proposal also eliminates the backset measurement test procedure using the HRMD method.
WP.29/2020/86 | GTR 7: Final progress report of the informal working group on Phase II of UN GTR No. 7
14.7. Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 19 (Evaporative Test emission procedures for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (EVAP WLTP))

58. Submitted for consideration and vote Amendments 3 to UN GTR No. 19 – EVAP WLTP (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/87, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/88, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/44) were adopted on 24 June 2020 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa and Turkey. Canada, China,Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

WP.29/2020/87 | GTR 19: Proposal for Amendment 3 Proposal for Amendment 3 to the United Nations Global Technical Regulation No. 19 to introduce the evaporative emission test procedure for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP).
WP.29/2020/88 | GTR 19: Technical report on the development of Amendment 3
15. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for UN GTRs, if any

59. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

15.1. Listing Number 1: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards and Highway Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control; Requirements; Final Rule
15.2. Listing Number 2: Tier 2 Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Control Requirements; Final Rule
15.3. Listing Number 3: Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Non-road Diesel Engines and Fuel: Final Rule
15.4. Listing Number 5: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; FMVSS No. 108 Lamps, Reflective devices and Associated Equipment and its appended documentation
15.5. Listing Number 6: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; FMVSS No. 135 Passenger Car Braking Systems and its appended documentation
15.6. Listing Number 7: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; FMVSS No. 139 New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles and its appended documentation
15.7. Listing Number 9: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; FMVSS No. 213 Child Restraint and its appended documentation
16. Consideration of amendments to Mutual Resolution, if any.

60. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

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.

61. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

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

62. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

19. Progress on the development of new UN GTRs and of amendments to established UN GTRs

63. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under agenda items 19.1. to 19.7. and 19.10. to 19.23. to its fifty-ninth session.

19.1. UN GTR No. 1 (Doors locks and door retention components)
19.2. UN GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC))
19.3. UN GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)
19.4. UN GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty vehicle emission test Cycle (WHDC))
19.5. UN GTR No. 5 (On-Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD))
19.6. UN GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)
19.7. UN GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)
19.8. UN GTR No. 8 (Electronic stability control systems (ESC))

64. The representative of the Republic of Korea introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/99 requesting an authorization to work to adapt the UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 8 to the technical progress with the aim to amend the testing provisions to accommodate the latest innovations for steering systems. AC.3 endorsed the request and requested the secretariat to distribute with an AC.3 symbol

WP.29/2020/99 | GTR 8: Request for authorization to develop an amendment Request to develop an amendment to the GTR 8 testing provisions to accommodate the latest innovations for steering systems which have significantly low steering gear ratio (i.e. quick steering characteristics).
19.9. UN GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

65. The expert of the Republic of Korea informed AC.3 about the progress of IWG on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems and requested an extension of one year of the mandate of the IWG. AC.3 endorsed this request.

19.10. UN GTR No. 10 (Off-cycle emissions (OCE))
19.11. UN GTR No. 11 (Agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery emission test procedures)
19.12. UN GTR No. 12 (Motorcycle Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators)
19.13. UN GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2)
19.14. UN GTR No. 14 (Pole Side Impact (PSI)
19.15. UN GTR No. 15 (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) – Phase 2)
19.16. UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres)
19.17. UN GTR No. 17 (Crankcase and evaporative emissions for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)
19.18. UN GTR No.18 (On-board diagnostics for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles)
19.19. UN GTR No. 19 (EVAPorative emission test procedure for the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP EVAP))
19.20. UN GTR No. 20 (Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS))
19.21. Draft UN GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV)
19.22. Draft UN GTR on Global Real Driving Emissions (GRDE)
19.23. Draft UN GTR on determination of electrified vehicle power (Electric vehicles and the environment)
19.24. Proposal for a draft UN GTR on in-vehicle battery durability (Electric vehicles and the environment)

66. The representative of the United states of America introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/96 requesting an authorization to develop a new UN GTR on this subject highlighting the importance of the matter to shift towards electric powered vehicles. AC.3 endorsed the request and requested the secretariat to distribute with an AC.3 symbol.

WP.29/2020/96 | EV battery durability: Request for authorization to develop a new UN GTR Request for authorization to add a new mandate under the informal working group on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) to develop a new UN GTR on the topic of in-vehicle battery performance and durability.
20. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin

67. AC.3 agreed to postpone deliberations under this agenda item to its fifty-ninth session.

20.1. Harmonization of side impact
20.2. Specifications for the 3-D H-point machine
20.3. Event Data Recorder (EDR)
21. Other business

68. No information was provided under this item.

22. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 (1997 Agreement) and election of officers for the year 2020

69. Based on the recommendation by AC.2, AC.4 did not convene.

23. Amendments to Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement
24. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement
25. Other business