GRE
Session 69 | Geneva | 8-11 Apr 2013
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its sixty-ninth session from 8 to 11 April 2013 in Geneva, under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada). Experts from the following countries participated in the work following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amend. 1): Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Serbia; Spain; South Africa; Thailand and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Upon the special invitation of the Chair, the experts from the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery (CEMA) participated.

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRE noted GRE-69-01-Rev.1, including all the informal documents and the amendments of the provisional agenda. GRE adopted the agenda proposed for the sixtyninth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/1 as amended by Add.1 and GRE-69-1 Rev. 1). The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the meeting report.
3. The list of the GRE informal groups is contained in Annex II of the meeting report.

GRE-69-01 | Revised provisional agenda for the 69th GRE session
GRE/2013/1 | Provisional agenda for the 69th GRE session
2. Development of new global technical regulations

4. GRE noted that proposals on this subject are awaited and agreed to defer discussion to its October 2013 session.

3. Regulation No. 37

5. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/6 and the expert from IEC introduced GRE-69-05. GRE adopted both documents, agreed to delete the square brackets and requested the secretariat to submit the proposals to WP.29 and to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration at their November 2013 session as draft Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37.

GRE-69-05 | Proposal for Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments of Regulation No. 37 Text prepared by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in order to amend data in draft Supplement 40 (WP.29/2012/70) and draft Supplement 41 (WP.29/2013/17).
GRE/2013/6 | Proposal for Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments of Regulation No. 37 Text prepared by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) to introduce light source categories WT(Y)21W and WT(Y)21/7W.
4. Regulation No. 48
4. (a) Proposal for amendments to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments

6. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/7, amended by GRE-69-08, proposing to allow a reduction of the minimum mounting height of front position lamps. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/7 (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft:
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE-69-08 | Correction to the justification section of document GRE/2013/7 Forum Secretariat proposal for editorial changes to clarify the reasoning behind the GTB to amend the requirements for the installation of front-position lamps.
GRE/2013/7 | Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 Series, Supplement 5 to the 05 Series and Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Submitted by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) in order to amend the requirements for installation of front-position lamps.

7. GRE considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/8 on replacing of light sources introduced by the expert from GTB. GRE adopted this proposal (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see para. 6):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE/2013/8 | Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 Series, Supplement 5 to the 05 Series and Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Submitted by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and proposing to revise the requirements on replacing light sources.
4. (b) Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments

8. The expert from GTB introduced GRE-69-17 amended by GRE-69-36 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/9, clarifying the transitional provisions of Regulation No. 48. The proposal solved the situation set before the adoption of the guidelines on transitional provisions as set in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1. The experts confirmed that the specificities of Regulation No. 48 required a small deviation from the transitional provisions’ guideline. GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report. GRE requested the secretariat to submit the proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6 and 7).

GRE-69-17 | Proposal for editorial correction to document GRE/2013/9 Corrections to the proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of UN R48
GRE-69-36 | Proposal for editorial correction to GRE-69-17 Further corrections and clarifications to the proposal to clarify and simplify the transitional provisions of the 06 series of UN R48.
GRE/2013/9 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of Regulation No.48 Submitted by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and proposing to clarify and simplify the transitional provisions.

9. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/11 proposing to clarify the general provision determining the mounting height of the lamp in paragraph 5.28.4. GRE adopted this proposal (not amended) and, in effort to have this document considered at their June 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6, 7 and 8), requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as an informal document. Alternatively, this document would be converted into an official proposal for consideration at their November 2013 sessions.

GRE/2013/11 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of Regulation No.48 Submitted by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and proposing to clarify the general provision to determine the mounting height of the lamp in paragraph 5.28.4.

10. The expert for the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/2 amending the tale tells requirements. GRE agreed to resume consideration on the basis of a revised document at its October 2013 session.

GRE/2013/2 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Submitted by the Netherlands to introduce a mandatory requirement for fitting an operating tell-tale on the daytime running lamp, in case the failure provision (for the light sources) according to paragraph 7.4.2.(b) of UN Regulation No. 87 is applied.

11. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/20 on Light Emitting Diodes (LED) modules producing the principal passing beam: to be wired so that the failure of one does not cause all of them to stop emitting light. The expert from OICA introduced GRE-69-29, proposing an alternative proposal. GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (see paras. 6, 7, 8 and 9).

GRE-69-29 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/20 Text prepared by OICA to propose amendments to the document GRE/2013/20 from Germany concerning Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 48 (Revision 6).
GRE/2013/20 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Submitted by Germany to clarify the requirements and to avoid the need for a telltale where one or more Light Emitting Diodes (LED) or LED modules, used to produce the principal passing beam, are wired such that the failure of any LED or LED module causes all the LED to stop emitting light.

12. The expert from Poland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/15 proposing an alternative to the existing initial aiming provisions. The experts from France and the United Kingdom requested the author to clarify the aspect linked to the measurements and to specify the measurement method as well as the tools to be used. The expert from the Netherlands supported, in general, the proposal but questioned waiving automatic levelling as an incentive to use this alternative method. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its October 2013 session on the basis of an updated proposal prepared by the expert from Poland in collaboration with experts from France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

GRE/2013/15 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Submitted by Poland to replace document GRE/2012/27 proposing an alternative set of requirements for the initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps and allowing to remove the artificial 2,000 lm borderline and Light Emitting Diode (LED) automatic levelling.

13. GRE agreed to defer consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/99 and Corr.1 (referred back by WP.29) at its October 2013 session.

WP.29/2011/99 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal concerning the retention of headlamp initial aiming. Due to reservations raised over the unusually long transition periods, this proposal was returned to the Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling for further consideration.
WP.29/2011/99/Corr.1 | Corrigenda to document WP.29/2011/99
4. (c) Other amendments to Regulation No. 48

14. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/39 tabled by the proposal from Germany, deleting the exemption for vehicles of category M1 and N1 on the separation of the position lamps. GRE agreed to continue the discussion on this matter and requested the secretariat to provide a specific agenda item “vehicle signature” for the October 2013 GRE session.

GRE/2013/39 | Proposal for supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Submitted by Germany and based on informal document GRE-68-30, proposing to delete the exemption for category M1 and N1 vehicles from the requirement for a minimum distance between the inner edges of two adjacent lighting surfaces.

15. GRE noted GRE-69-09 proposing to correct a reference to paragraph 6.22 in paragraph 6.6.7.2. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

Paragraph 6.6.7.2., amend to read:
“6.6.7.2. The hazard warning signal may be activated automatically in the event of a vehicle being involved in a collision or after the de-activation of the emergency stop signal, as specified in paragraph 6.22. 6.23. In such cases, it may be turned “off” manually."

GRE-69-09 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 48 Correction to paragraph 6.6.7.2. in the regulation which incorrectly cross-references paragraph 6.22. instead of 6.23.

16. GRE noted GRE-69-25, proposing to correct the reference to Lamps of category IVA instead of category IV, which doesn’t exist. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced below and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 15):
(a) Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

Paragraph 6.21.1.2.5., amend to read:
“6.21.1.2.5. …
Where partial fulfilment is deemed acceptable, retro-reflective devices like retro-reflectors of class IV class IVA of Regulation No. 3 …”

GRE-69-25 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to Regulation No. 48 Para 6.21.1.2.5. of Regulation No. 48 makes reference to retro-reflectors of class IV of Regulation No. 3, however Regulation No. 3 contains requirements to class IVA, not IV.
5. Collective amendments
5. (a) Simplification of the approval markings

17. The expert from GTB reported on the work progress of the informal group on Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA). The informal working group on DETA sought endorsement of WP.29 for its proposal to establish the DETA proposal as defined in its preliminary report. GRE endorsed the establishment of such a Database, as a condition sine qua none for simplifying of the approval marking and agreed to keep this item on the agenda.

5. (b) Phantom light and colour washout phenomena in signalling and marking devices

18. The expert from Germany reported on progress in research on the above subject. GRE agreed to defer discussion on this subject to its October 2013 session, on the basis of official proposals.

5. (c) Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91 and 119

19. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17, proposing requirements on the use of non-replaceable filament lamps in light sources modules and signalling lamps and referencing to paragraph 2.11 of the IEC 60809, Edition 3 standard. The Chair noted that this standard was not final. He recalled GRE-68-06 reproducing the relevant part of the draft standard. The expert from IEC confirmed that the IEC standard was now final and the proposed text was in compliance with the final text of the standard. The Chair reminded experts of their responsibility to ensure proper use of standards covered by copyrights in their proposals. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17 (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 session as draft:

(a) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4;
(b) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6;
(c) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7;
(d) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23;
(e) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38;
(f) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 50;
(g) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77;
(h) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87;
(i) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91;
(j) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119.

GRE/2013/17 | Proposal for Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91 and 119 Submitted by Germany proposing to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources. This proposal supersedes document GRE/2012/20 and informal document GRE-68-03.
5. (d) Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 65, 69, 70, 77, 87, 91, 98, 112, 113 and 119

20. The expert from Germany introduced the documents listed above, proposing simplifications of Conformity of Production (COP) requirements for these Regulations. The expert from the Netherlands expressed concerns that these proposals might introduce excessive tolerances by deleting the statistical confidence of 95 per cent requirement. The expert from Germany introduced GRE-69-33, GRE-69-34 and GRE-69-35 respectively amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/23, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/24 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/31, as reproduced in Annex V. GRE adopted these three proposals as amended by Annex V to the report as well as the remaining proposals (not amended), and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see para. 19 item (a) to (j)):

(a) Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3,
(b) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4,
(c) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6,
(d) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7,
(e) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(f) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23,
(g) Supplement 27 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38,
(h) Supplement 9 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 65,
(i) Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69,
(j) Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70,
(k) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77,
(l) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87,
(m) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91,
(n) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(o) Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113,
(p) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119,
(q) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112.

GRE-69-33 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/23 Clarifications to the proposal by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE-69-34 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/24 Clarifications to the proposal by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE-69-35 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/31 Clarifications to the proposal by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE/2013/21 | Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3 Submitted by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE/2013/22 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4 Submitted by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE/2013/23 | Proposal for Supplement 24 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Submitted by Germany proposing to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
GRE/2013/24 | Proposal for Supplement 22 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Submitted by Germany to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/25 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/26 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/27 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/28 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 65
GRE/2013/29 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/30 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/31 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/32 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/33 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/34 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/35 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/36 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
GRE/2013/37 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Submitted by Germany in order to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
5. (e) Regulations Nos. 19, 48 and 98

21. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 deleting remaining provisions regarding distributed lighting systems (DLS) to avoid potential misinterpretations of the provisions. France and Italy expressed their objections to this proposal. The expert from Austria introduced GRE-69-32-Rev. 1 amending the proposal from Germany. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 as amended by Annex VI to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 16):

(a) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(b) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98.

GRE-69-32 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/19 Proposed changes to the proposal to finalize the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from certain lighting regulations.
GRE-69-32/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/19 Proposed changes to the proposal to finalize the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from certain lighting regulations.
GRE/2013/19 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 19, 48 and 98 Text prepared by Germany, with support from the Netherlands, to finalize the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from the regulations.
5. (f) Regulations Nos. 5 and 31

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/5, proposing to cease the granting of new type approvals to the “Sealed Beam” headlamps and to correct the title of Regulation No. 31. The expert from Italy introduced GRE-69-37 amending the original proposal. He also introduced GRE-69-38 proposing similar amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74. GRE requested the secretariat to distribute GRE-69-38 with an official symbol at its October 2013 session. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/5 as amended by Annex VII to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 16):

(a) new 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 5;
(b) new 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 31;
(c) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE-69-37 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 48 Under agenda item 5(f) of the 69th GRE session, the GTB proposal (GRE/2013/5) to cease granting type approvals under UN R5 and R31 was approved. Pursuant to an Italian request, GRE agreed to delete the references to UN R31 in paragraphs 6.1.2. and 6.2.2. of UN R48 and requested Italy to prepare present document specifying the proposed changes.
GRE-69-38 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 Pursuant to item 5(f) of GRE-69, the GTB proposal (GRE/2013/5) to cease issuing type approvals under UN R5 and R31 was approved. This prompted proposals to look for similar references in UN R53, R74 and R86. No references to UN R31 were found, but references to similarly 'frozen' regulations (UN R1, R8, R20, R56, R57, R72, R76 and R82) were found. The present document proposes to delete these obsolete references in UN R53 and R74.
GRE/2013/5 | Proposal for Collective Amendments to Regulations No. 5 and No. 31 Text prepared by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) to amend the transitional provisions to cease granting new type approvals for the "Sealed Beam" headlamps and to correct the title of UN Regulation No. 31.
5. (g) Regulations Nos. 48 and 112

23. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/18 aiming to avoid intentional (voltage) variation of passing beam, using halogen light sources. Agreeing that the proposed wording would be in contradiction with adaptive front light systems, the expert agreed to update his proposal. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter on the basis of an updated formal proposal, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare for the October 2013 session of GRE.

GRE-69-42 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Revised text prepared by Germany with support from the Netherlands, to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize this with operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation 48.
GRE/2013/18 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 48 and 112 Text prepared by Germany with support from The Netherlands, to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize this with operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation 48.
5. (h) Regulations Nos. 98, 112 and 123

24. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/10, updating the heat resistance test requirements. GRE adopted this proposal (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 20 and 21):

(a) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123.

GRE/2013/10 | Proposal for Supplements to Regulations No. 98, 112, and 123 Text prepared by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for conformity of production.
5. (i) Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, [69], [70], 77, 82, 87, 89, 91, [104], 112, 113, 119 and 123

25. GRE considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16, introduced by the experts from Austria and Poland, clarifying the obligation of compliance with the installations requirements of devices which obtained type approval according to the component regulations. The expert from Italy introduced GRE-69-20, providing an alternative wording. GRE didn’t support ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter on the basis of a revised proposal, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare on the basis of GRE-69-20, for the October 2013 session of GRE.

GRE-69-20 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, [69], [70], 77, 82, 87, 89, 91, [104], 112, 113, 119, 123. Italy proposes to introduce into each Regulation dealing with the type approval of lighting or light signalling devices a direct reference to the requirements contained in Regulations 48, 53 and 74, and 86, mandating the lamp manufacturers to apply them to obtain type approvals.
GRE/2013/16 | Proposal for collective amendments - Regulations Nos. 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 87 and 91 Text prepared by Poland and Austria to clarify the possibility of installing on vehicles light-signalling devices which obtained a type approval according to component UN Regulations.
5. (j) Regulations Nos. 6, 7 and 48

26. GRE considered two proposals introduced by the experts of France and Germany, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/13 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/14, introducing provisions for variations of the apparent surface of direction indicators. The expert from OICA introduced amendments to the proposals (GRE-69-27 and GRE-69-28). Introducing GRE-69-18 and GRE-69-19, the expert from the Netherlands expressed the concern about the lack of signal uniformity that this proposal would create. GRE requested an assessment of impact upon safety relating to direction indicators with variable apparent surface. The majority of experts from Contracting Parties opposed the proposal made by Germany and France but agreed to resume consideration on this issue on the basis of a revised proposal by the experts from France and Germany. GRE agreed to keep GRE-69-17, GRE-69-18 and GRE-69-30 on the agenda of its October 2013 session.

GRE-69-17 | Proposal for editorial correction to document GRE/2013/9 Corrections to the proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of UN R48
GRE-69-18 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Text prepared by the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in response to the proposal (document GRE/2013/13) from France and Germany to implement direction indicator lamps with a variable apparent surface into UN Regulation No. 6.
GRE-69-19 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulations No. 48 Text prepared by the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in response to the proposal (document GRE/2013/14) from France and Germany to implement provisions concerning direction indicator lamps with spatial variation of the intensity within UN Regulation No. 48.
GRE-69-27 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/14 OICA revisions to the text prepared by France and Germany to implement direction indicator lamps with spatial variation of the intensity into UN Regulation No. 48.
GRE-69-28 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/13 Text prepared by OICA to propose amendments to document GRE/2013/13 submitted by France and Germany for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
GRE-69-30 | Comments on Document GRE/2013/14 Proposed revision to ensure that a minimum horizontal and vertical movement ratios on the apparent surface of direction indicators is maintained in the proposal by France and Germany for lamps with spatial variation of the intensity under UN Regulation No. 48.
GRE/2013/13 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Text prepared by France and Germany to implement direction indicator lamps with a variable apparent surface into UN Regulation No. 6.
GRE/2013/14 | Proposal for [Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments, Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments], Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulations No. 48 Text prepared by France and Germany to implement direction indicator lamps with spatial variation of the intensity into UN Regulation No. 48.
5. (k) Regulations Nos. 38 and 87

27. In the absence of new documents, GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

GRE-68-25 | Proposal for editorial correction to document GRE/2012/36 GRE/2012/26 is a proposal from the Working Party "Brussels 1952" (GTB) to update provisions on heat resistance tests. This correction from GTB provides an improved justification for the proposed amendments.
GRE/2012/36 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 38 and 87 Proposal from the Working Party "Brussels 1952" (GTB) to update provisions on heat resistance tests.
6. Draft Horizontal Reference Document for light-signalling devices

28. Following the decision to suspend the work of the informal working group (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/67, para. 34), GRE had agreed that this subject might be resumed in the framework of the future activities on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) and the development of the “Regulation No. 0” (if needed) and to keep as reference ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2008/32, GRE-66-13 GRE-66-14 and GRE-69-14 on the agenda.

29. The expert from the EC introduced GRE-69-14 proposing a new approach for the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations, which is inspired by the former idea of a horizontal reference document and the proposal made by GTB at the 158th WP.29 session. GRE agreed to create a Special Interest Group, which shall define the terms of reference of a new Informal Working Group.

7. Regulation No. 7

30. GRE considered GRE-69-31 tabled by the expert from China, agreed to resume consideration on this matter and requested the secretariat to distribute GRE-69-31 with an official symbol at its October 2013 session.

GRE-69-31 | Proposal for Supplement 22 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to enable the 'reciprocal incorporation' of front position lamps with front fog lamps for construction or style.
8. Regulation No. 6

31. In the absence of revised proposal from the GTB expert, GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

9. Regulation No. 112

32. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/35 tabled by the expert from China. The expert from SAE reported on the work progress of his organization on this matter. GRE agreed to resume discussion on this item at its October 2013 session awaiting the work outcome of SAE.

GRE/2011/35 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to update the 'resistence to atmospheric agents' test by applying the spectral energy distribution of sunlight as defined in CIE Publication No. 85:1989, Table 4.
10. Regulation No. 10

33. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 and Corr. 1 proposing to update the electromagnetic compatibility requirements for electrical vehicles. It was noted the absence of justification for raising the COP tolerance. GRE adopted the proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 as amended by its Corr. 1 and a correction noted below. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10.

Appendix 8, figure 1, HV artificial network, R2 value in the table, amend to read:
“R2: 1 MΩ 100kΩ (discharging C2 to < 50 Vdc within 60 s)”

34. The Expert from OICA introduced GRE-69-26 Rev.1 proposing corrections to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/3 and its Corr. 1. GRE agreed to resume consideration of GRE-69-26 Rev.1 on the basis of a revised document that the expert from OICA volunteered to prepare for the October 2013 session of GRE.

GRE-69-26 | OICA proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/3 Text prepared by OICA to amend document GRE/2013/3 on extending the scope of Regulation No. 10 to all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage level when they are in charging mode.
GRE/2013/3 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Text prepared by OICA to extend the scope of the Regulation to all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage level, when they are in charging mode and including type approval of separate electrical components for the "REESS charging mode coupled to power grid" configuration.
GRE/2013/3/Corr.1 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Corrections to document GRE/2013/3 (proposal to extend the scope of UN R10) prepared by the Secretary to GRE.
11. Regulation No. 23

35. The expert from the Netherlands withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/4. GRE agreed to delete this agenda item.

GRE/2013/4 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23 Text prepared by the Netherlands to harmonize the general wording used in the communication form with the corresponding wording in Regulation No. 7.
12. Regulation No. 27

36. The expert from GTB informed GRE about the work progress made by its organization on this matter, combining the approach from CLEPA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2012/25) and GTB (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/46). GRE agreed to reconsider this agenda item at its October 2013 session on the basis of a formal document that the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare.

GRE/2011/46 | Proposal for 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27
GRE/2012/25 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27 Proposal to update UN R27 in accordance with technological progress by establishing provisions for the use of fluorescent retro-reflective strip, enabling the consolidation of currently separate fluorescent (daytime) and retro-reflective (nighttime) striping.
13. Regulation No. 65

37. GRE reconsidered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/48 tabled by the expert of SAE, clarifying the execution of the design and test requirements. The expert from SAE confirmed that SAE is cooperating with GTB on this issue. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its October 2013 session.

GRE/2011/48 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 65 Submission from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in order to clarify the execution of the design and test requirements for the special warning lamp while allowing for harmonization with the requirements for emergency warning lamps as prescribed by SAE.
14. Regulation No. 86

38. The expert from CEMA introduced GRE-69-02 proposing several amendments to the Regulation No. 86. GRE agreed to set up an informal group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI) to deal with this item. The experts from Germany and the Netherlands were proposed to serve as co-Chair. The expert from CEMA was proposed to serve as the Secretary to the informal group. The first session of the AVLI informal group was scheduled to be held in Bonn, Germany, on 19 June 2013. GRE requested the AVLI informal group to draft a proposal for the Terms of Reference of the informal working group for its October 2013 session and to consider GRE-69-02, GRE-69-03 and GRE-69-21.

GRE-69-02 | Tractor accident risks Although, in Germany, motorized agricultural vehicles (MAV) are few, an above-average number of people are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving these vehicles, and MAV are more often the main cause of the accident. This paper analyzes the issues involved such accidents.
GRE-69-03 | Presentation: Revision of UN Regulation No. 86 VDMA presentation submitted by CEMA to open a discussion on amending the UN Regulation on tractor lighting to reduce accidents involving agricultural machinery. This proposal is supported by document GRE-69-02: German Insurance Association study of tractor-related accidents.
GRE-69-21 | Proposal for amendment to document GRE/2013/12 Amendments to the CEMA proposal for an updating of UN R86.
15. Conspicuity of motorcycles

39. In the absence of proposals, GRE agreed to postpone this discussion to its October 2013 session.

16. Other business
16. (a) Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna 1968)

40. The Secretary of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) reported on the progress made by WP.1 during its March 2013 session, particularly on updating the new draft Annex 5 to the Vienna Convention, dealing with vehicle lighting and light-signalling. The first reading of this draft was finalized. WP.1 was expected to finish the second reading within the next two or three sessions. GRE offered its assistance to WP.1, if needed, concluding its reading and deliberations. GRE noted the brief notes (GRE-69-22) on this matter provided by the expert from Germany.

GRE-69-22 | Brief notes on the 65th WP.1 session Report on discussions aimed at reconciling the requirements of the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic with UN Regulations on lighting equipment.
16. (b) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

41. Referring to the request of WP.29 at its June 2012 session (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1097, para. 14) to provide comments on WP.29-157-06 (Design principles for control systems of ADAS), GRE endorsed GRE-68-23.

GRE-68-23 | Proposal for amendment to informal document WP.29-157-06 Proposals from OICA to revise elements of the draft guidelines on design principles for automated driver assistance systems (ADAS).
WP.29-157-06 | Design Principles for Control Systems of ADAS (Draft) Updated text pursuant to the 16 March 2012 meeting of the informal working group on Intelligent Transport Systems.
16. (c) Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020

42. The Secretary to WP.1 informed GRE about the second United Nation Global Road Safety Week scheduled from 6 to 12 May 2013 in Geneva. He announced the highlights prepared for the week: 4 events, an exhibition, a poster as well as a simulator on the effect of fatigue on drivers. He invited GRE experts to attend to the United Nation Global Road Safety Week.

16. (d) Development of an international whole vehicle type approval (IWVTA)

43. The GRE Ambassador on IWVTA activities introduced GRE-69-15 and GRE-69-16 on how GRE shall address the IWVTA related items. GRE noted that some of the component regulations were missing in the list proposed in GRE-69-15. GRE requested its Ambassador to submit an updated presentation for its October 2013 session.

GRE-69-15 | Discussion of IWVTA technical requirement priorities relevant to GRE Table of lighting-related regulations for integration into the international whole vehicle type approval system.
GRE-69-15/Rev.1 | Discussion of IWVTA technical requirement priorities relevant to GRE: Revised
GRE-69-16 | International Whole Vehicle Type Approval presentation Overview for GRE on the objective, status, and scope of IWVTA including component regulations under consideration for integration into the whole vehicle approval system.
WP.29-156-21/Rev.1 | Proposal for candidate items for technical regulations applicable to IWVTA (revised) Document proposing regulations for inclusion in the pending regulation on International Whole Vehicle Type Approvals and providing guidance to the Working Parties in their respective reviews of this work.

44. The expert from Japan introduced GRE-69-23 proposing amendments to Regulation No. 4 taking into account national specificities of the Japanese registration plate. GRE wondered if it was necessary to add a new specific plate category into Regulation No. 4 or if an amendment of the existing dimensions would solve Japan’s issue. GRE agreed to revisit this item at its October session, based on an updated proposal that the expert from Japan volunteered to prepare.

GRE-69-23 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4 UN R4 specifies requirements regarding registration plates that are used primarily in Europe. Japan proposes to include additional provisions in order to extend the applicability of the regulation to registration plates of different sizes used in non-European countries. Japan also proposes creating Class A and Class B lamp categories towards this end.
GRE-69-23/Add.1 | Background information on the Japanese proposal to amend UN R4 for IWVTA UN R4 specifies requirements regarding registration plates that are used primarily in Europe. Japan proposes to include additional provisions in order to extend the applicability of the regulation to registration plates of different sizes used in non-European countries. This presentation supplements the proposal.

45. The expert from Japan introduced GRE-69-24 proposing amendments to Regulation No. 48 taking into account specificities of the Japanese climate and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), Rear Fog Lamps (RFL) and Headlamp cleaners (HLC) mandatory fitment. GRE noted that Regulation No. 48 already contained a provision in Footnote 14 allowing Contracting Parties not applying Regulation No. 87 (DRL) to prohibit the installation of DRL. GRE agreed to reconsider this subject at its October 2013 session on the basis of a revised proposal that the expert from Japan volunteered to prepare.

GRE-69-24 | Proposal for Supplement X to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal from Japan to extend the Regulation No. 48 type approval that will be a part of the IWVTA system to more countries and vehicles, following document WP.29-156-21-Rev.1. Japan examined R48 according to the IWVTA guidelines (WP.29-156-21-Rev.1, page 2: "(ii) whether amendments of the said UN Regulation is necessary or not (Some requirements should be converted into "If fitted" category.)" and found some devices that could be converted from "mandatory" to "optional", including daytime running lamps, rear fog lamps and headlamp cleaners.
GRE-69-24/Add.1 | Background information on the Japanese proposal to amend UN R48 for IWVTA Japan submitted a proposal (GRE-69-24) to extend the Regulation No. 48 type approval that will be a part of the IWVTA system to more countries and vehicles. This document supplements that proposal.
16. (e) 1997 Agreement
16. (e) 1997 Agreement

46. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/32 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/64 proposing amendments to UN Rule No. 1 and UN Rule No. 2. GRE supported both documents without amendments.

WP.29/2013/32 | Proposal for draft amendments to Rule No. 2 Proposal prepared by the WP.29 secretariat for draft amendments to Rule No. 2 on uniform provisions for periodical technical inspections of wheeled vehicles with regard their roadworthiness, based upon informal document WP.29-158-21 for review by GRE, GRSP, GRRF and GRSG.
WP.29/2013/64 | Proposal for Revision 2 to Rule No. 1 Text prepared by the Russian Federation and the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA) to align the provisions of Rule No. 1 with Rule No. 2, the latest UN Regulations, and with EU Directives. The draft amendments concern: (i) harmonization of the structure of the Rule No. 1 with Rule No. 2 (Roadworthiness), (ii) introduction of vehicle categories M1 and N1 and trailer categories O2, O3 and O4, and (iii) introduction of inspection methods, defect assessment and current state of practices.
16. (f) Other business

Please see the meeting report for paragraphs 47-53.

GRE-69-04 | Correction to document GRE/2012/15 IMMA correction to previously adopted GTB proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 113 on bend lighting for motorcycles subsequently adopted by WP.29 as Supplement 2 (document WP.29/2012/83).
GRE-69-06 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to extend a correction effected in Supplement 02 to the 04 series of amendments to UN R19 to Supplement 04 to the same series as originally intended but delayed for technical reasons.
GRE-69-07 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to Regulation No. 19 Proposal for Supplement 04 to the 03 series of amendments to UN R19 to correct an error introduced into paragraph 6.4.3 in Amendment 1 to Revision 6 of the regulation.
GRE-69-10 | First International Forum on Automotive Lighting Information from the GRE Chairman concerning an automotive lighting symposium scheduled for June 19-21, 2013 in Kunshan, China.
GRE-69-11 | Proposal for Supplement [42] to the 03 series of amendments of Regulation No. 37 Proposal to extend the identification markings from two digits to three because the available codes for the German type-approval authority will soon be exhausted.
GRE-69-12 | Proposal for Supplement [8] to the 00 series of amendments of Regulation No. 99 Proposal to extend the identification markings from two digits to three because the available codes for the German type-approval authority will soon be exhausted.
GRE-69-13 | Proposal for Supplement [2] to the 00 series of amendments of Regulation No. 128 Proposal to extend the identification markings from two digits to three because the available codes for the German type-approval authority will soon be exhausted.
17. Direction for future GRE work
17. (a) Work tasks of GRE

54. The work task of GRE was discussed in conjunction with Item 6.

GRE-69-14 | New approach for lighting regulations EC proposal to overhaul the system of 41 lighting regulations to minimize design-specific criteria (and thus the constant flow of rule revisions and overlap among rules) by focusing on performance requirements.
WP.29/2012/119 | New approach to lighting and light-signalling in UN Regulations Introduction to GTB initial thoughts on restructuring UN lighting regulations to focus on performance requirements rather than on design and technical descriptions.
17. (b) Work progress of Working Party "Brussels 1952" task forces

55. The expert from GTB introduced GRE-69-39, reporting on the exchange of view between GTB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) on new headlighting technologies. He introduced GRE-69-40, a status report of the activities of the GTB task force dealing with COP requirements and Regulation No. 123. He introduced GRE-69-41 reporting on the feasibility study on performance based requirements and the rationales for excluding the Light Source Regulations from the study. He also reported on the feasibility of LED retrofit, listing the challenges expected and calling for input and guidance by GRE.

GRE-69-39 | GTB Mirror Working Group SAE Report on the dialogue between SAE's Lighting Systems Group and NHTSA.
GRE-69-40 | GTB Task Force on Conformity of Production Report on task force work to simplify 150 measurements required for UN R123 CoP.
18. Vice chair election

56 The Chairman of GRE, Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada), informed GRE about the intention of Canada to no longer chair GRE. He invited the GRE experts to apply as Chair or vice-Chair to GRE for 2014. In case a new Chair would be elected, he would volunteer to be candidate as a vice-Chair.

57. GRE was informed that Mr. A Burrows would no longer attend GRE. GRE thanked him for his excellent contributions and wished him all the best in his new responsibilities.