Session 104 | Geneva | 15-19 Apr 2013
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG/2013/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 104th GRSG session
GRSG-104-01 | Running order of the 104th session of GRSG (15-19 April 2013) Running order of the agenda for the April 2013 session of the Working Party on General Safety
GRSG-104-31 | Updated provisional agenda for the 104th GRSG session
GRSG-104-31/Rev.1 | Updated provisional agenda for the 104th GRSG session
GRSG-104-31/Rev.2 | Updated provisional agenda including follow-up actions for the 104th GRSG session Categorical decisions on the documents discussed during the GRSG-104 session.
2. Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
2. (a) Proposals for further amendments
GRSG/2013/2 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by the Russian Federation to amend the provisions of the installation height of interior emergency controls in Class B vehicles.
GRSG-104-07 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum to Revision 3 to UN Regulation No. 107 – Russian version only
GRSG/2013/3 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by Italy to introduce requirements allowing the installation of systems to control the access of passengers on board.
GRSG/2013/9 | Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by the European Commission, France and Germany to provide a specific area in buses of Class I, allowing a child to remain seated in his/her pram or pushchair.
GRSG-104-16 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/9 OICA supports the proposal from the EC, France, and Germany (GRSG/2013/9) to provide for a specific area on Class I buses for prams/pushchairs where a child could remain seated, but proposes changes to the text for clarity.
GRSG-104-02 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by Germany to introduce requirements to prevent accidents when the flap covering the engine compartment is open.
GRSG-104-03 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal from Germany to amend the requirements for the minimum number of priority seats: four in Class I, two in Class II and Class III and one in Class A and Class B and disallowing the priority designation for folding seats.
GRSG-104-04 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by Germany to introduce the automatic activation of the hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in engine and/or heater compartment.
GRSG-104-08 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal to strike "retractable step" language from the regulation with regard to low-floor buses since these vehicles are specifically associated with only one single step from the ground into the low floor area.
GRSG-104-10 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No.107 Proposals to clarify the text of the amendments updating provisions for service doors, windows and emergency exits.
GRSG-104-13 | Proposal for draft amendments to Annex 12 of Regulation No. 107 Text from Belgium to amend the annex on additional safety prescriptions for trolleybuses in order to update these with regard to the respective electrical standards.
GRSG-104-15 | Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2013/2 In document GRSG/2013/2, the Russian Federation proposed to amend the position requirement for interior controls of power-operated service doors in Class B vehicles from the current minimum of 1600 mm to a range between 1000-1500 mm. Here OICA proposes to replace the suggested range with a single minimum value of 1000 mm for all classes of vehicles.
GRSG-103-12 | Automatic fire suppression in the engine compartment of buses and coaches Introductory comment to support discussion of adding provisions to UN R107 for engine compartment fire suppression systems and of a method for testing such systems that has been developed by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
GRSG-103-22 | Test method for fire-suppression systems in buses and coaches Presentation on a method for testing engine-compartment fire-suppression systems that has been developed by SP Technical Research Institute (as introduced by Sweden in document GRSP-103-12 with a view toward its inclusion in UN R107).
2. (b) Requirements for service doors, windows and emergency exits
GRSG-103-29 | Revisions to GRSG/2012/15 agreed during the 103rd GRSG session GRSG/2012/15 proposes amendments to UN R107 developed by the Informal Group for Service Doors, Windows, and Emergency Exits (SDWEE) for inclusion in the 06 series of amendments to the regulation.
GRSG/2012/15 | Proposal for draft 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Series of amendments resulting from the work of the Informal group on Service Doors, Windows and Emergency Exits (SDWEE) to update and improve UN R107, including passenger entry/exit, driver compartments, passageways, use of signs, and emergency lighting.
GRSG-104-05 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by the expert from Germany to amend requirements concerning the accessibility of emergency windows as presented in document GRSG/2012/15 following the GRSG discussion during its 103rd session.
GRSG-104-17 | Proposal for amendments to informal document GRSG-103-29 Revisions to the changes proposed for the amendments to UN R107 developed by the Informal Group for Service Doors, Windows, and Emergency Exits (SDWEE) for inclusion in the 06 series of amendments to the regulation (document GRSG/2012/15).
GRSG-104-23 | Comments and proposal for amendments to documents GRSG/2012/15 and GRSG-103-29 Comments on the proposals to amend UN R107 with regard to service doors, windows, and emergency exits.
GRSG-104-11 | Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2012/15 Recommendations from the SDWEE informal group to revise its proposed amendments to UN R107 in response to GRSG comments on the original draft (i.e., GRSG/2012/15).
GRSG-103-29/Rev.1 | Text of document GRSG/2012/15 as adopted during 104th GRSG Agreed changes to the series of amendments resulting from the work of the Informal group on Service Doors, Windows and Emergency Exits (SDWEE) to update and improve UN R107, including passenger entry/exit, driver compartments, passageways, use of signs, and emergency lighting.
3. Regulation No. 34 (Fuel tanks)
GRSG-104-47 | Comparison of Japanese and UN Rear Collision Standards Review of UN R34 and Japan Safety Regulation 35 in view of the latter's use of 50 km/h collision speeds in test procedures and the interest in harmonizing procedures to enable IWVTA.
GRSG/2013/4 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 Text prepared by Japan to amend the requirements for fire prevention under certain conditions in the event of a rear collision.
4. Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG-104-40 | Prolongation of the Draft Schedule of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing Request to extend the mandate of the informal group working on type approval test procedures for plastic glazed windows.
GRSG-104-24 | 5th Progress Report of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing
GRSG-104-43 | Draft proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 43 This document was prepared by the informal group on the introduction of plastic glazing for windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens in Regulation No. 43 (IGPG). It supersedes the informal document GRSG-103-20.
GRSG-104-41 | Proposal to revize the terms of reference of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing Proposal to extend the mandate of the informal group from April 2013 to October 2014.
GRSG-104-42 | Draft Schedule of Informal Group on Plastic Glazing: Revision 3 Project schedule for completion of amendments to introduce the type approval of plastic glazing into UN R43.
GRSG-104-48 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to UN Regulation No. 43 Text prepared by Germany to reintroduce 1) special type-approval tests and 2) special requirements regarding conformity of production to rigid plastic planes and rigid plastic double glazed units. Two further corrections are proposed in deleting 3) a false approval mark and 4) references to tests in the table of tests to be applied to safety glazing.
GRSG/2012/26 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendment to Regulation No. 43 Proposal from Germany to allow type-approval of multiple-glazed (for example, double insulation) units as an assembly of more than two panes, such as used in caravans and motor homes.
5. Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG/2011/23/Rev.1 | Proposal for a supplement to Regulation No. 46 Revised proposal prepared by the Informal Group on Camera-Monitor Systems to permit the replacement of all mirrors by camera-monitor systems, taking into account comments received during the 101st and 102nd GRSG sessions.
GRSG/2013/5 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Text prepared by Japan to add field-of-vision provisions to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in narrow alleys and by-streets and other improvements to Regulation No. 46
GRSG/2013/5/Corr.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Correction to the descriptive paragraph of document GRSG/2013/5, noting its purpose as "to increase the safety benefits of the driver's field of vision and the pedestrian safety in narrow streets".
GRSG-104-45 | Obstacle specifications under UN Regulations Nos. 46 and 125 Japanese explanation of its field of vision requirements and test specifications under UN R125 and R46 pursuant to enabling Japan's participation in IWVTA.
GRSG-104-46 | Concept of the exclusion of the blind area Background paper on the proposal to specify the rear field of vision such that the driver, when starting the vehicle, can notice an object in a blind spot and stop the vehicle before the object comes in contact with the rear wheel.
GRSG-104-25 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 This document aims at improving the transitional provisions of the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46, including: Provisions for extensions to approvals to the 03 series of amendments for devices, provision for approval of devices to the 02 series, and provisions for aftermarket.
GRSG-104-26 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 This document aims at improving the transitional provisions of the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46, including: Provisions for extensions to approvals to the 04 series of amendments for devices, provision for approval of devices to the 02 series, and provisions for aftermarket. It assumes approval of document GRSG-104-25 on 03 series transition provisions.
6. Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
GRSG-104-49 | Heavy Goods Vehicle Under Run Protection Presentation in support of revisions to the current underrun protection vehicle specifications.
GRSG-104-50 | Position on Improved Heavy Goods Vehicle Rear Under-Run Protection Position paper arguing for improvements in rear underrun protection.
GRSG/2011/19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 58 Text prepared by the expert from Germany to introduce more stringent requirements for rear under run protection devices.
GRSG-104-51 | Rear underrun protection devices – Information on the cost benefit analysis performed by Germany At the 100th GRSG session, Germany presented the document GRSG/2011/19 to propose more demanding requirements for rear underrun protection devices on heavy goods vehicles. The target is to ensure a higher level of safety for passenger car occupants, who have a high risk to get severely or fatally injured in case of hitting the rear of a truck or trailer. This document provides a cost-benefit analysis in support of the proposal.
7. Regulation No. 67 (Equipment for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG))
GRSG/2012/18 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal from Germany to clarify the nature of approvals granted under UN R67 with respect to Class 1 and Class 2 hoses and their couplings (i.e., as hose assemblies or as hose and coupling pairs approved as separate components).
GRSG/2012/19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal from AEGPL to revise the text proposed by Germany (GRSG/2012/18) (to clarify approvals of hoses and couplings) in order to preserve the possibility to type-approve flexible hoses separately and prior to hose assembly approval.
GRSG/2013/6 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Text prepared by Germany clarifying the provisions of UN Regulation No. 67 with respect to hose assemblies.
GRSG/2013/10 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to enable the approval of an OEM engine control unit on a CNG/LNG vehicle during the vehicle type approval process, eliminating the need for a separate type approval of the ECU as is the current requirement.
GRSG/2013/11 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by CLEPA to introduce a prohibition on any flow of a gaseous fuel into a diesel/gasoline reservoir and limiting the flow of diesel/gasoline into a gaseous fuel tank in bi-fuel vehicles.
GRSG/2013/12 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to introduce into Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 type approval provisions for "valve control at stop-start". This proposal allows the tank valves to stay open in an active stop-start phase for CNG/LPG with stop-start engines.
GRSG-104-18 | Proposal for amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/12 Proposed revisions to the CLEPA to introduce into Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 type approval provisions for "valve control at stop-start". The CLEPA proposal would allow the tank valves to stay open in an active stop-start phase for CNG/LPG with stop-start engines.
8. Regulation No. 110 (Specific components for CNG)
GRSG/2013/7 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chair of the Task Force on Liquefied Natural Gas vehicles to introduce type-approval provisions for vehicles equipped with LNG propulsion systems. The proposal has been prepared as a new consolidated version (Revision 3) of UN Regulation No. 110.
GRSG/2013/10 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to enable the approval of an OEM engine control unit on a CNG/LNG vehicle during the vehicle type approval process, eliminating the need for a separate type approval of the ECU as is the current requirement.
GRSG/2013/11 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by CLEPA to introduce a prohibition on any flow of a gaseous fuel into a diesel/gasoline reservoir and limiting the flow of diesel/gasoline into a gaseous fuel tank in bi-fuel vehicles.
GRSG/2013/12 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 Text prepared by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to introduce into Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 type approval provisions for "valve control at stop-start". This proposal allows the tank valves to stay open in an active stop-start phase for CNG/LPG with stop-start engines.
GRSG-104-09 | Need for measures to mitigate fire risks of CNG and LNG vehicles IRU request for a risk assessment on CNG and LNG vehicles pursuant to a coach fire during which the main valves on CNG cylinders ruptured.
GRSG-104-09/Add.1 | Need for measures to mitigate fire risks of CNG and LNG vehicles: video attachement Link to the video referenced in the IRU discussion paper on the need for measures to mitigate CNG/LNG fire risks.
GRSG-104-12 | Request for information on the pressure relief device for CNG As part of investigations into a bus accident involving CNG container ruptures, the Netherlands would like to know whether other countries have experienced fires in CNG vehicles and what measures have been taken to reduce the potential risks.
GRSG-104-19 | Proposal for amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/12 Proposed revisions to the CLEPA to introduce into Regulations Nos. 67 and 110 type approval provisions for "valve control at stop-start". The CLEPA proposal would allow the tank valves to stay open in an active stop-start phase for CNG/LPG with stop-start engines.
GRSG-104-32 | LNG Heavy-duty Truck Case Studies This compendium of case studies is provided in response to a question raised by the French delegation to the Amendments proposed to Regulation 110 pertaining to the use of LNG as a vehicular fuel.
GRSG-104-33 | LNG amendments to UN Regulation No. 110: Background on specific issues Document prepared by the Chairman of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) to respond to questions raised by France concerning the proposed LNG amendments to UN R110 (document GRSG/2013/7).
GRSG-104-34 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chairman of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) in response to concerns raised by France regarding the possibility of overfilling an LNG system. This amendment to the proposal to introduce LNG provisions into UN R110 (document GRSG/2013/7) matches ISO requirements covering the same issue.
GRSG-104-35 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chairman of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) in response to questions raised by France concerning the proposed amendment to introduce LNG provisions into UN R110 (document GRSG/2013/7). The amendments aim to improve the internal consistency of the proposed amendments.
GRSG-104-36 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chairman of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) to address issues and concerns about proposed amendments to UN R110 (document GRSG/2013/7) raised by France.
GRSG-104-37 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chairman of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) to address issues and concerns about proposed amendments to UN R110 (document GRSG/2013/7) raised by France.
GRSG-104-38 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chair of the LNG Task Force (Netherlands) to improve provisions for the identification of the correct device for cryogenic applications and consistency within the proposed amendments to UN R110 (GRSG/2013/7) pursuant to concerns raised by France.
GRSG-104-44 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Chair of the Task Force on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles (based on document GRSG/2013/7) to introduce type approval provisions for vehicles equipped with LNG propulsion systems. The proposal has been prepared as a new consolidated version (Revision 3) of UN Regulation No. 110.
9. Revisions and extensions of approvals
GRSG/2013/8 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 18, 34, 35, 43 and 58 Text prepared by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to introduce the concept of "revision of approvals" in the UN Regulations under the responsibility of the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG).
10. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
GRSG-104-39 | Discussion of IWVTA technical requirement priorities relevant to GRSG Priority of Discussion on Technical Requirements for IWVTA
GRSG-104-39/Rev.1 | Discussion of IWVTA technical requirement priorities relevant to GRSG: Revised
GRSG-104-45 | Obstacle specifications under UN Regulations Nos. 46 and 125 Japanese explanation of its field of vision requirements and test specifications under UN R125 and R46 pursuant to enabling Japan's participation in IWVTA.
GRSG-104-47 | Comparison of Japanese and UN Rear Collision Standards Review of UN R34 and Japan Safety Regulation 35 in view of the latter's use of 50 km/h collision speeds in test procedures and the interest in harmonizing procedures to enable IWVTA.
11. Abbreviations and acronyms used in UN Regulations
GRSP-51-03 | Abbreviations and Acronyms used in the UN Regulations of GRSP During the 50th session of GRSP, the chairperson had requested participants to prepare a list with abbreviations used in the UN regulations under GRSP. EC had volunteered to carry out this task and it was agreed that the list would be submitted to GRSP as an informal document.
12. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
GRSG-103-15 | Guidelines on establishing requirements for high-priority warning signals Copy of the guidelines for use in GRSG discussion of same.
GRSG-104-20 | OICA comments on the draft Design Principles for ADAS Control Systems Comments on the proposed guidelines for advanced driver-assistance systems (lane-change, hazard, collision, etc.).
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.
13. 1997 Agreement on periodical technical inspections - UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2
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.
WP.29-160-11 | Draft corrigendum to the proposed amendments to UN Rule No. 1 Working Party on General Safety proposal for corrections to document WP.29/2013/64.
WP.29-160-12 | Draft corrigendum to the proposed amendments to UN Rule No. 2 Working Party on General Safety recommendation to remove O1 category vehicles from the scope of UN Rule No. 2.
14. Other business
14. (a) Draft Amendment 1 to the UN GTR No. 12
GRSG-104-29 | Draft correction to document WP.29/2013/34 After document WP.29/2013/34 was submitted as the approved text from GRSG, it was noted that some of the agreed changes from informal document GRSG-103-10/Rev.2 had not been implemented. The present document aims to effect the omitted changes, avoid unintentional deletions from the adopted GTR 12 text, and ensure alignment with the agreed text in UN R60.
WP.29/2013/34 | Proposal for Amendment 1 to global technical regulation No. 12 Text as adopted by the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) at its 103rd session, introducing editorial corrections and aligning the provisions of UN Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 12 with those of UN Regulation No. 60.
WP.29/2013/34/Amend.1 | Proposal for corrections to the proposal for Amendment 1 to global technical regulation No. 12 Corrections to align the GTR amendment with the provisions of UN Regulation No. 60, prepared for consideration at the June 2013 WP.29 pending the outcome of their consideration at the May 2013 GRSP session.
WP.29/2013/34/Amend.1/Corr.1 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to draft Amendment 1 to global technical regulation No. 12 Corrections to the draft Amendment 1 as adopted by the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) at its 104th session. The document corrects certain unintentional omissions and deletions from the originally adopted GTR 12 text and ensures alignment with the agreed text of UN R60.
14. (b) Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 18
GRSG-104-06 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 18 Proposal to introduce an "if fitted" clause into the regulation scope in order to clarify that installation of devices to prevent unauthorized vehicle use is not mandatory.
14. (c) Proposal for new provisions with regard to odometer equipment
GRSG-104-14 | Proposal for a new regulation on odometer equipment including its installation Proposal to set mandatory requirements for odometers installed in vehicles in order to address odometer use in vehicle maintenance and inspections and to combat odometer fraud in sales of used cars.
14. (d) Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 121
GRSG-104-21 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to delete the unintended duplication of generic automatic functions in the table concerning specific automatic functions.
14. (e) Safety of Infant-Carrying Vehicles
GRSG-104-27 | Development of Guidelines for Improvement of Vehicle Safety Regarding Infant-Carrying Vehicles Presentation proposing a need to develop uniform guidelines for vans and buses used for the transport of young schoolchildren (ages 3-6).
GRSG-104-28 | Guidelines for Improvement of Vehicle Safety Regarding Infant-Carrying Vehicles Japan Vehicle Safety Policy Study Group March 2013 report and recommendations for the safety of vehicles intended to carry young schoolchildren (ages 3-6).
14. (f) Cruise control function