Session 120 | Web conference | 11 Jan
Attendance

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) met on 11 January 2021 online and with interpretation, hosted from Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1): Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America. Experts from the European Commission participated. Experts from non-governmental organizations participated: American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV Global), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRSG adopted the annotated provisional agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2021/1) for the 120th session.

3. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I to the session report. The GRSG informal working groups are listed in Annex II.

2. Event Data Recorders

4. The expert from Netherlands, Co-Chair of IWG on Event Data Recorder (EDR) / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving (DSSAD) introduced GRSG-120-04 containing a status report of the activities of IWG between October and December 2020, which included two sessions of the IWG on EDR/DSSAD and six sessions of Task-Forces on definitions, as well as of the progress achieved.

GRSG-120-04 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal working group

5. GRSG reviewed the proposals by IWG on EDR/DSSAD for Guidance on Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreements (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/100, as amended by GRSG-120-01 and GRSG-120-05), for a new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorder (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/123, as amended by GRSG-120-02 and GRSG-120-05), and for a new 01 series of amendments to the new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorder (GRSG-120-03 and GRSG-120-05).

6. The expert from AAPC introduced document GRSG-120-06, on data elements for EDR. GRSG took note of the matters raised by the expert.

7. Following detailed technical discussions, including comments from experts from, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, the European Commission, the AAPC and OICA, GRSG requested the secretariat to issue a consolidated version of amendments to document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/100, proposal for Guidance on Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreements Resolutions or Regulations, based on informal documents GRSG-120-01 and GRSG-120-05, as an official document with the unsolved elements between square brackets for consideration at the March 2021 WP.29 session.

8. GRSG adopted amendments to document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/123, proposal for a new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorder, based on informal documents GRSG-120-02 and GRSG-120-05 and requested the secretariat to submit it as official document to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2021 sessions.

9. Following detailed technical discussions, including comments from experts from, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the European Commission and OICA, GRSG adopted a proposal for 01 series of amendments to the new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorder, based on informal documents GRSG-120-03 and GRSG-120-05 with square brackets removed related to the additional data elements (pages 22 and 23 of document GRSG-120-03) and requested the secretariat to submit it as official document to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2021 sessions.

10. As the European Commission request to align transitional provisions with the dates provided by the EU General Safety Regulation did not find support by the other intervening contracting parties during the session, their representative envisaged that a related informal document would be provided by the European Commission to WP.29 for consideration at its March 2021 sessions, subject to the outcome of European Union internal process.

GRSG-120-01 | Guidance on Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreement Resolutions or Regulations Proposal of technical provisions for EDR applicable under a UN GTR and/or a UN Regulation. This document is also available in <a href="http://unece.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/GRSG-120-01%20Common%20Performance%20Elements%20chairs.pdf" target="_blank">pdf</a> and in <a href="http://unece.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/GRSG-120-01%20Common%20Performance%20Elements%20chairs.docx" target="_blank">doc</a> versions highlighting changes from the previous version shown to GRSG during its 119th session.
GRSG-120-02 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorders This proposal is also available in <a href="http://unece.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/GRSG-120-02%20UN%20Reg%20on%20EDR%20-%2000%20Series%20chairs%20edits.pdf" target="_blank">pdf</a> and <a href="http://unece.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/GRSG-120-02%20UN%20Reg%20on%20EDR%20-%2000%20Series%20chairs%20edits.docx" target="_blank">doc</a> versions highlighting changes from the proposal shown to GRSG during its 119th session.
GRSG-120-03 | Proposal for a 01 series of amendments to the draft UN Regulation on Event Data Recorders Proposal to add new data elements to be recorded by EDR allowing for a transitional period for introduction as mandatory requirements.
GRSG-120-05 | EDR: Revisions to documents GRSG-120-01, 02, and 03 Updates from the EDR/DSSAD informal working group to the draft guidance on EDR guidelines and draft 00 and 01 series of amendments to the draft new UN Regulation.
GRSG-120-06 | EDR: Which Triggers Apply to Which Data Elements?
WP.29/2020/100 | Guidance on Event Data Recorder (EDR) Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreement Resolutions or Regulations
WP.29/2020/123 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorders
3. Other business

11. The secretariat sought guidance from GRSG concerning references to UN Regulations No. 97 and No. 116 as amended by Supplements 8 to the 01 series of amendments and 7 to the 01 series of amendments, respectively, that had been in square brackets in paragraph 4.8 of the new draft UN Regulations on Immobilizers (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/26, adopted at the 119th session of GRSG), the removal of which would allow the approval of immobilizers and alarm systems in accordance with the new draft UN Regulations on Immobilizers and Alarm Systems as well as in accordance with UN Regulations No. 97 and No. 116.

12. GRSG requested the secretariat to remove the square brackets in paragraph 4.8 of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2020/26, and to submit it as official document to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2021 sessions.

GRSG/2020/26 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation concerning approval of immobilizers and a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer Proposal to create a new UN Regulation on uniform technical prescriptions concerning approval of immobilizers and approval of a vehicle with regard to its immobilizer, pursuant to splitting UN R116 into three separate regulations.