Session 160 | Geneva | 25-28 Jun 2013
Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 160th session from 25–28 June 2013 chaired by Mr. B. Gauvin (France). The following countries were represented, following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of WP.29 (TRANS/WP.29/690 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend.2):

AustraliaBelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina
CanadaChinaColombia
Czech RepublicEcuadorFinland
FranceGermanyHungary
IndiaIndonesiaItaly
JapanLatviaLuxembourg
MalaysiaNetherlandsNorway
Republic of KoreaRomaniaRussian Federation
SerbiaSlovakiaSouth Africa
SwitzerlandThailandTurkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
United States of AmericaViet Nam

Representatives of the European Union (EU) participated.

The following intergovernmental organization (IGOs) also participated: International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

The following nongovernmental organizations were also represented:
Association for Emission Control by Catalyst (AECC)
European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA);
European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO);
International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA);
European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA)2;
International Automotive Lighting and Light-Signalling Expert Group (GTB);
Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA);
Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation);
International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA);
International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA);
International Organization for Standardization (ISO);
Union of Technical Assistance for Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (UNATAC).

Statements given during the session

2. The Director of the Transport Division welcomed the representatives and presented the strategic orientation of the Division. She provided an outlook on the development of transport to 2020–2030 and the projected global increase of the middle class population, which would result in an increasing demand for individual mobility. She, therefore, welcomed the work done by the World Forum and encouraged the adoption of the UN GTR on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell vehicles as a sustainable solution to address these future needs. She reported on the outcome of the second UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2013, Geneva). She informed WP.29 about on-going activities to increase the safety at road/railway crossings, about cooperation with the insurance industry and, finally, welcomed the work of the World Forum on e-call systems.

3. Addressing especially the Asian delegations, the Director invited the representatives to attend the session of the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1) in New Delhi on 4-6 December 2013. She added that WP.1 continues to address the real or perceived issue of “consistency”, i.e. relation between the provisions of the 1968 Vienna Conventions and the vehicle regulations developed in the framework of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. She also reported on on-going activities in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). She recalled the workshop on “Intelligent transport systems in emerging markets” jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which will take place in the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 June 2013. Finally, she underlined the importance of transport for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and that the World Forum representatives were invited to support the establishment of a Sustainable Development Goal on transport in the post 2015 process.

4. Mr. Pérez Cajilema, Deputy Secretary of Rail and Road Transportation, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Ecuador informed WP.29 about the intention of his country to participate to the activities of the World Forum. He stated that his government had recently decided to undertake regulatory activities to increase vehicle safety on the basis of international regulations, including those developed by the World Forum. He, thus, indicated that his country would prioritize these initiatives, especially on passive and active safety. WP.29 welcomed the initiative and wished a fruitful collaboration in view of a possible accession to the Agreements under its responsibility.

5. Mr. Calleja-Crespo, Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission (EC), confirmed the commitment of the EC to contribute to the global and challenging tasks of the World Forum. He underlined the importance of the regulatory activities of WP.29 as a platform for gathering contributions from all countries worldwide, the automobile industry and many other stakeholders. He stated that a strong industry policy results in an enhanced competiveness and in a dynamic industry. He added that the industry, especially the automotive sector, had a strategic role to play to overcome crisis, by contributing to the economic growth and fostering employment. On the need for future mobility, he recalled the Cars 2020 strategy for a competitive and sustainable automotive industry in Europe based on the four pillars: innovative technologies, international cooperation, good skills and smart regulations. He added that in the latter one, WP.29 was at the centre of this strategy: providing worldwide harmonized regulations, integrating in a neutral way the technological development and better promoting the dialogue between countries and industry. He recognized the success of WP.29 through the past years, in anticipating regulatory needs such as regulations on Electric Vehicles as well as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles. He underlined that future challenges would be of a higher complexity and that WP.29 is the proper forum to deliver a regulatory framework for technical solutions.

6. Mr. David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), addressed the World Forum. He acknowledged the sustained international collaboration of all members of WP.29 and AC.3 as well as the expertise of its subsidiary Working Parties in the global harmonization of vehicle regulations involving safety, fuel efficiency, and environmental protection. He emphasized his organization’s commitment to the World Forum. He underscored the role of WP.29 in the development of the new draft UN GTR on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles. Furthermore, he thanked both Germany and Japan for co-sponsoring the GTR with the United States of America as well as their industry for their contributions.

7. Closing his address, Mr. Strickland recognized the work done by the WP.29 secretariat and presented Mr. Ramos, Chief of the WP.29 secretariat, with a commemorative NHTSA award “in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the Secretariat of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, to the advancement of global technical regulations for motor vehicle safety under the 1998 Global Agreement”. His presentation is reproduced in Annex I to this report. WP.29 representatives welcomed his remarks.

8. On behalf of the current and former members of the WP.29 secretariat, Mr. Ramos thanked Mr. Strickland for the appreciation and expressed the sustained commitment of the secretariat to serve the World Forum.

Statement of David Strickland, NHTSA Administrator, before AC.3

Oral statement of the Honorable David Strickland before the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement

Thank you, Chairman, ladies and gentlemen. It is my honor and privilege to join you today at the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29). Before we proceed with today’s session of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement and voting, it is my great pleasure to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle GTR Working Group.

Your collective skills, knowledge, and efforts have enabled you to overcome extremely complex challenges and advance the important work of our community. Your contribution is a shining example of international collaboration at its very best. There is no doubt in my mind that sustained collaboration is the most powerful tool available to our global community for advancing our shared interest in harmonization, across all borders and among all nations.

Under the auspices of WP.29, we all benefit from the contributions of technical experts from all the contracting parties and from the industry-including automakers, component manufacturers, and safety standard experts. Our alliance is stronger and more effective because our member nations share data and science-based knowledge, rather than expending resources on efforts to develop standards and regulations individually.

In the broadest sense, research and data-sharing shape every aspect of vehicle innovation. At the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, I have seen the benefits of collaboration and transparency in our long-term work with research partners to increase fuel efficiency, enhance the crash-worthiness of vehicles, and advance both vehicle-tovehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure technologies.

Sharing data internationally is even more important now that many countries in the increasingly motorized world are seeing more vehicles on the road and a rise in highway fatalities and injuries. Through our work with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, I have been privileged to collaborate with representatives of most APEC member Economies in workshops designed to enable them to build a strong foundation of traffic safety, including data collection and analysis.

The commitment to share data, experience, ideas, and expertise is a powerful resource that is moving our international community toward many common goals, including the vital work to establish a comprehensive set of global technical vehicle regulations.

When fully realized, these regulations will help to inform and enable consumers throughout the world: In every country it will be clear that vehicles produced under the regulations are the most advanced in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, and environmental protection.

The hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle Global Technical Regulation, sponsored by Germany, Japan, and the United States is an excellent example of the power of collaboration. The hard work and cooperative spirit among contracting parties and industry have produced a GTR that is performance- and science-based, well-supported by excellent research, and grounded in credible scientific data. The GTR will advance development and international deployment of safe hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, and ultimately enable our community to achieve its shared goals of decreasing our dependence on fossil fuel, reducing carbon emissions, and enabling clean, reliable power generation.

As you know, in the United States we have entered a transitional period which will bring new leadership to the Department of Transportation in the near future. I want to emphasize that during the transition and going forward that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will remain fully and enthusiastically engaged in the vital work of WP.29.

It is my pleasure to extend special thanks to our co-sponsor nations, Germany and Japan, especially Mr. Christoph Albus, the Task Manager, and Mr. Kazuyuki Narusawa, the co-chair of the Informal Working Group, for their consistent and invaluable contributions.

But our work would not be complete without the hard work of another team: the UNECE WP.29 Secretariat. On a daily basis, this team of dedicated individuals provides their support and expertise to the meetings of all GRs and Working Groups. And when our work is done, theirs continues: They are the ones who format, edit, and translate the texts of every report and GTR.

It is now my pleasure and honor to acknowledge the enormous and important work that this relatively small team does with a small token of appreciation:

“In recognition of the outstanding contribution of the Secretariat of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, to the advancement of global technical regulations for motor vehicle safety under the 1998 Global Agreement,” it is my honor to present this plaque to the WP.29 Secretariat.

Thank you."

1. Adoption of the agenda

9. The provisional annotated agenda for the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1103, Adds.1–2) was adopted with the amendments noted below:

(a) Addition of agenda items:
4.16.WP.29-160-21Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
8.8.Meeting of the Informal Working Group on UN lithium battery testing requirements
19.1.Proposal to develop amendments to gtr No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC)
WP.29-160-18
19.2.Proposal to develop amendments to gtr No. 3 (Motorcycle brakes)
WP.29-160-22
(b) Addition and correction of document references for items:
2.3.WP.29-160-03Comments by GRs on WP.29-157-06, for GRs read GRE
2.5.add ECE/TRANS/2012/9/Rev.1 and ECE/TRANS/2012/10/Rev.1
4.5.add ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/65/Corr.1 (E only)
4.15.add ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/67
8.7.for Proposal for Amendment 5
read Proposal for Amendment 4 (twice)
add ECE/TRANS/WP.29/78/Rev.2/Amend.3
14.1.for ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/47
read ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/147
14.3.add ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/34/Amend.1/Corr.1
for ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/AC.3/35
read ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/35
14.4.for ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/AC.3/34
read ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/34

10. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex II to the session report.

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

11. The 112th session of WP.29/AC.2 was held on 24 June 2013, chaired by Mr. B. Gauvin (France) and was attended, in accordance to Rule 29 of the terms of reference and rules of procedure of WP.29 (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amends.1-2), by the Chairs of WP.29 (France), GRB (France), GRE (Canada), GRSP (United States of America), GRPE (Germany), GRRF (United Kingdom), GRSG (Italy), the Administrative/Executive Committees of the three agreements administered by WP.29 (France, Russian Federation and the United States of America), by the representatives of the European Union, Japan and the United States of America and by the Vice-Chairs of WP.29 (Russian Federation), GRSG (Hungary) and GRSP (Republic of Korea).

12. The Committee reviewed the provisional agenda of the 160th session of the World Forum and recommended the amendments as indicated in para. 9 above. The Committee also recommended that agenda item 5.1 be considered by the World Forum and that the rest of the agenda items regarding the 1998 Agreement be considered by the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3). It was also recommended that the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4) not hold its session. WP.29/AC.2 reviewed the draft agenda for the 161st session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 12 to 15 November 2013.

13. The Administrative Committee reconfirmed the recommendation made at the last sessions that a representative of the Russian Federation be proposed as Vice-Chair of GRB (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1099, para. 9). WP.29/AC.2 also noted that GRE did not have, at the moment, any candidates for Chair or Vice-Chair for 2014, and that efforts were being made to resolve the issue.

14. The Administrative Committee noted that the ECE had approved the revision of the ECE reform and invited the secretariat to report to the World Forum under agenda item 2.4 (see para. 25 below).

15. The Administrative Committee considered the guidelines and procedures for ECE bodies, and recommended continuing their detailed consideration at its next session in November 2013. AC.2 underlined the need of having well-experienced Chairs and Vice-Chairs to correctly fulfil the tasks of WP.29 and its subsidiary Working Parties.

16. The Administrative Committee considered a secretariat document on possible solutions for amendments to UN Regulations when there are several series of amendments simultaneously in force due to a long period of transitional provisions. It was noted that several similar amendments had been adopted on previous occasions (i.e. UN Regulations Nos. 48 (June 2012), 19, 48 and 94 (November 2011), 83 (November 2010) and 48 (March 2010)). The Committee also noted that the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) had requested the secretariat to be sufficiently clear for the application of amendments to different series of amendments and requested a document for each amendment. AC.2 considered that a common position should be taken in all the GRs and recommended resuming consideration of this issue at its next session.

17. The Administrative Committee noted the intention of GRSP to submit an amendment to UN GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety) for Phase 1 and another amendment for Phase 2 at the same session of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3). WP.29/AC.2 was of the opinion that this procedure could be followed.

18. The representative of the Russian Federation introduced a document (WP.29-160-39) containing data on release of particulates by transport vehicles that included not only engine emissions, but also tyre wear and brake pads wear. The Committee recommended referring this document to GRPE for consideration by its IWG on Particulate Matter Programme (PMP) and to GRB and GRRF for information and requested the secretariat to take the necessary actions.

WP.29-160-39 | Real release of particulates by transport vehicles Background paper in support of the Russian proposal to consider further sources of harmful emissions, especially particulates, such as from tires and brake pads.

19. The Committee continued consideration of simplifying the insertion of provisions for granting revisions and extensions to type approvals in the UN Regulations. WP.29/AC.2 invited the Chairs of the GRs to find a common solution. As a result, the Chairs of the GRs suggested inserting the new provisions on revisions and extensions into the consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) and referring in UN Regulations to that part of R.E.3.

20. The World Forum adopted the report of the Administrative Committee on its 112th session and its recommendations.

2.2. Programme of work, documentation and calendar of sessions for the year 2014

21. The World Forum noted the revised programme of work and documentation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/1/Rev.1). WP.29 representatives were invited to review the document and to communicate to the secretariat any amendments deemed necessary. The secretariat presented the list of informal working groups of WP.29 and its subsidiary Working Parties (GRs) (WP.29-160-01). WP.29 agreed to fix 31 December 2015 as the expiry date of the groups not having an agreed upon date. The secretariat presented the draft calendar of sessions for the year 2014 (WP.29-160-02). The World Forum agreed with the proposal to modify the autumn session of GRSG (30 September–3 October 2014). It was noted that the proposed calendar should be confirmed by UNOG Conference Services.

2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems

22. The World Forum noted the final draft (WP.29-160-15) of the design principles for control systems for Advanced Diver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which included the comments received by GRE (WP.29-160-03), GRSG (WP.29-160-10), GRB and GRSP (WP.29-160-23) and GRRF (WP.29-160-24). The World Forum adopted WP.29-160-15 with the modifications indicated below. WP.29 agreed to transmit it to the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1). It was also agreed that the World Forum would decide, at its next session, how the adopted design principles would be published, either as an annex to R.E.3 and to S.R.1 or as a final document.

  Throughout the text for “minimum [provisions/recommendations]” read “main recommendations”.

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.
WP.29-160-03 | Proposal for amendments to the ADAS control-system design principles GRE proposal for amendment to informal document WP.29-157-06 (Design principles for control systems of ADAS)
WP.29-160-10 | GRSG comments to the draft Design Principles for Control Systems of ADAS Comments and revisions to the advanced driver assist systems guidelines as approved by the Working Party on General Safety.
WP.29-160-15 | Final Draft "Design Principles for Control Systems of ADAS"
WP.29-160-23 | GRB and GRSP comments to the ADAS control-systems design principles
WP.29-160-24 | GRRF comments to the ADAS control-systems design principles

23. The representative of ITU informed WP.29 about the upcoming joint ITU/UNECE workshop on “Intelligent transport Systems in emerging markets – drivers for safe and sustainable growth”, scheduled to be held on Wednesday 27 June 2013 at the ITU premises in Geneva. He underlined the importance of vehicle to vehicle communication systems in reducing a large proportion of road accidents as well as the relevance of driver distractions. Therefore, he encouraged cooperation among ITS stakeholders, ITU and the automotive industry. Moreover, he added that the use of mobile devices by drivers in moving vehicles creates risks of vehicle accidents; while mobile devices continued to increase in numbers and capabilities, this trend increased the risk of driver distraction issues in moving vehicles. He stated that ITU would expect that the issues of driver distraction by mobile devices be addressed by: (i) legal promulgations in various jurisdictions prohibiting certain actions by drivers with their mobile devices, (ii) regulations by various vehicle and mobile regulators to prescribe requirements for new vehicles and new mobile devices, and (iii) technical implementations to enforce legal prescriptions and regulations covering the use of mobile devices by drivers in moving vehicles. He expressed his wish for a fruitful cooperation with WP.29.

24. The representative of the United States informed the World Forum that his country had developed extensive research on vehicle to vehicle communication systems and that regulatory initiatives would likely follow. He introduced WP.29-160-34 on NHTSA’s driver distraction guidelines showing the serious consideration taken by his country to consider this issue. He concluded with appreciation for ITUs perspective and offered his cooperation. However, he underlined that developing solutions involving smart phone applications that prevent crashes fell within the framework of regulatory activities of vehicle safety regulators in his country. He also informed the World Forum about the status of potential national regulatory activities on automatic crash notification systems.

WP.29-160-34 | NHTSA’s Driver Distraction Guidelines Review of the development of driver distraction guidelines in the US and expectations for further phases in regulatory development.
2.4. Follow-up to the sixty-fifth session of the Commission (ECE) (9–11 April 2013), including the review of the ECE reform

25. The secretariat reported on the ECE session (9-11 April 2013). The World Forum noted with satisfaction that ECE had decided to reinforce the Transport Division with two professional (P) posts (one at P2 and one at P4 level) to work primarily for the secretariat of WP.29. The secretariat thanked the representatives of the World Forum for their support. WP.29 noted that the ECE report would be made available at the UNECE website.

2.5. Biennial evaluation for 2012–2013 and programme of work for 2014 – 2015 and for 2014– 2018

26. The Secretary reported that ITC had approved guidelines for the biennial evaluation and the programme of work (ECE/TRANS/2010/10/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/2012/9/Rev.1). On the basis of these documents, he had prepared the biennial evaluation and the programme of work of the World Forum (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/5 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/38). WP.29 agreed in general with the proposals and requested the secretariat to update both documents with the decisions taken during the current session and those expected for the November 2013 session. WP.29 noted that the biennial evaluation and the programme of work should be transmitted to the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) for final approval.

WP.29/2013/38 | WP.29 biennial evaluation for 2012-2013 and programme of work for 2014-2015
WP.29/2013/5 | Draft World Forum|WP.29 programme of work for 2014-2018
3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Fifty-second session, 11–14 December 2012)

27. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRSP given during the 159th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1102, paras. 23–27) and approved the report.

GRSP/52 | Report of the GRSP on its 52nd session
GRSP/52/Corr.1 | Correction to Annex V of the report of the GRSP on its 52nd session
3.2. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Sixty-fifth session, 15–18 January 2013)

28. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRPE given during the 159th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1102, paras. 28-34) and approved the report.

GRPE/65 | Report of the GRPE on its 65th session
3.3. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Fifty-seventh session, 5–7 February 2013)

29. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRB given during the 159th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1102, paras. 35-37) and approved the report.

GRB/55 | Report of the GRB on its 57th session Report of the Working Party on Noise from its February 2013 session.
3.4. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-fourth session, 19–22 February 2013)

30. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRRF given during the 159th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1102, paras. 38-42) and approved the report.

3.5. Highlights of the recent sessions
3.5.1. Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Sixty-ninth session, 8–11 April 2013)

31. On behalf of Mr. Gorzkowski, Chair of GRE, the representative of Canada reported on the results of the sixty-ninth session of GRE (for details see the report of the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/69). He drew attention to the on-going discussion on new concepts of direction indicators with expanding apparent surfaces and the challenge to preserve uniformity and clarity of light signals.

GRE/69 | Report of the GRE on its 69th session

32. [The GRE chair’s representative] informed WP.29 about the report made by the Secretary of WP.1 to GRE on the progress made by WP.1 in reviewing GREs proposal (adopted and submitted by WP.29 to WP.1 several sessions ago) to amend the 1968 Vienna Convention. WP.1 had finished the first reading of this proposal and would proceed to its second reading at its sixty-sixth session scheduled for September 2013.

33. [The GRE chair’s representative] announced that GRE had agreed to establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) to work on simplifying UN Regulations on lighting and light-signalling. The European Commission would chair the group and GTB would provide secretarial support. WP.29 endorsed this proposal.

34. [The GRE chair’s representative] confirmed that GRE fully endorsed the establishment of the electronic Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA) as this system would be essential for simplifying the marking provisions on lighting and light-signalling.

35. [The GRE chair’s representative] reported that GRE had proposed establishing an IWG to amend UN Regulation No. 86 on the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural tractors to improve the conspicuity of such vehicles on public roads. The group would be co-chaired by Germany and the Netherlands. CEMA had volunteered for the secretariat functions. WP.29 endorsed the establishment of this IWG.

36. [The GRE chair’s representative] informed WP.29 that GRE had supported the proposals tabled by the Russian Federation amending UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2. He announced that GRE had endorsed the comments made by OICA on the guidelines for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

37. Finally, [the representative of Canada] announced that Canada would no longer support the chairmanship of GRE. Therefore, GRE would need to find a Chair for 2014. The representative of EU acknowledged Mr. Gorzkowski’s valuable contributions and his successful chairmanship during the recent years on improving and simplifying UN Regulations on lighting and light-signalling.

3.5.2. Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) (104th session, 15–19 April 2013)

38. The Chair of GRSG, Mr. Erario, informed WP.29 about the results achieved during the 104th session of GRSG (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/83).

GRSG/83 | Report of the GRSG on its 104th session
GRSG/83/Add.1 | Amendments and corrections to Regulation No. 107 and Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 of Regulation No. 43 Various corrections and amendments, including SDWEE revisions, to UN R107 and series of corrections to UN R43, as approved by the GRSG.

39. [The chair of GRSG] added that several amendments concerning Regulations Nos. 67, 107 and 110, had been adopted and would be submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions. In particular, he underlined the importance of the amendment to Regulation No. 110, which would allow the approval of vehicles using Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) in their propulsion system.

40. [The GRSG chair] also informed WP.29 about the on-going activities of the IWG on Plastic Glazing and requested the extension of its mandate until October 2014.

41. WP.29 noted the report of Mr. Erario and agreed to this extension.

3.5.3. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Fifty-third session, 13–17 May 2013)

42. On behalf of Ms. Versailles, Chair of GRSP, the representative of the United States of America informed WP.29 about the results made by GRSP during its fifty-third session (for details see the session report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/53).

GRSP/53 | Report of the GRSP on its 53rd session

43. [The representative of the GRSP chair] informed WP.29 that GRSP expected to recommend that Amendment 2 (Phase 2) of the UN GTR on pedestrian safety, aimed at including the Flex-PLI and the definition of the head form impact point be included into the UN GTR No. 9 test. These provisions would also be included into UN Regulation No. 127. He also announced the submission of an Amendment 1 (Phase 1) to the UN GTR on pedestrian safety on an updated definition of the head form impact point.

44. [The GRSP chair’s representative] informed the World Forum that GRSP had recommended a proposal and a final report to AC.3 for consideration and vote at its November 2013 session on the development of a UN GTR on pole side impact (PSI). However, he added that a parallel proposal for Addendum 2 to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) introducing drawings and specifications of the World Side Impact Dummy (WorldSID) 50th percentile male would be submitted at a later stage to GRSP and to WP.29 for adoption. Finally, he added that GRSP had agreed, as an interim solution, to reference these specifications to the pertinent website of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Accordingly, he sought the guidance of WP.29 and AC.3 on this subject and to find a solution for the location of the dummy specifications until the addendum to M.R.1. could be approved (see para. 116 below).

3.5.4. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Sixty-sixth session, 4–7 June 2013)

45. The Chair of GRPE reported on the results of the sixty-sixth session of GRPE (for details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/66).

GRPE/66 | Report of the GRPE on its 66th session

46. [The GRPE chair] reminded the World Forum about the extraordinary session of GRPE in November 2013 on finalizing the work on the UN GTR on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).

47. [The GRPE chair] informed WP.29 that the terms of reference, timelines, and rules of procedures of the Particle Measurement Programme (PMP) and Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles informal working groups had been approved by GRPE and annexed to the GRPE report.

48. [The GRPE chair] added that GRPE had decided to develop a new UN Regulation for heavy-duty dual-fuel retrofit instead of amending UN Regulation No. 115.

49. [The GRPE chair] sought WP.29’s endorsement to extend the mandate of the IWG on Vehicle
Propulsion System Definitions (VPSD) until June 2014. WP.29 consented.

50. [The GRPE chair] announced the intention of the Republic of Korea to propose developing a new UN GTR on Vehicles Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) for consideration by WP.29 and AC.3 (see paras. 130 below).

51. WP.29 noted that Mr. C. Albus (Germany) had been re-elected as Chair of GRPE for the sessions of 2014 and that Mr. S. Marathe, nominated by the government of India, had been re-elected as Vice-Chair.

52. The representative of the Russian Federation underlined the importance of atmospheric pollution in urban areas due to the emission particles caused by tyre use and brake wear. WP.29 endorsed the recommendation by WP.29/AC.2 (see para. 18 above).

4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the 1958 Agreement and of the annexed UN Regulations

53. The World Forum noted that the update of the status of the 1958 Agreement and the list of modifications to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.21 were available on the WP.29 website. The secretariat informed the World Forum that an updated informal version of the status document would be available as soon as OLA issues the Depositary Notifications regarding the entry into force of the new Regulations and amendments to existing ones adopted at the November 2012 session.

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 and UN Rules

54. The representative of the United Kingdom reminded the World Forum that GRRF had sought guidance about referencing private standards in UN Regulations, UN Global Technical Regulations and UN Rules. He stated that the non-availability of former and draft versions of such standards as well as the non-availability of the referenced standards free of charge, would affect the transparency of the regulations. He encouraged dialogue with major international standard organizations in addressing these issues. WP.29 shared these concerns.

55. The Chair of WP.29 requested the secretariat to contact the concerned organizations to consider this issue. He suggested that the Chair of ISO/TC 22 on Road vehicles should be involved in this process. WP.29 agreed to continue consideration of this matter at its November 2013 session.

4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system

56. The representative of France, chairing the IWG on IWVTA, reported on the outcome of the meetings held in Paris prior to the WP.29 session. On behalf of the Chair of the IWVTA subgroup on the 1958 Agreement, the representative of EU presented the status on the review of the revised 1958 Agreement (WP.29-160-27). He outlined that the main part of the Agreement would remain unchanged and highlighted the new elements of the revision. He announced the intention of the informal group to finalize, at its forthcoming session in September 2013, the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement for consideration by WP.29 at the November 2013 session. WP.29 noted that it would be proposed that the current text of the Agreement on self-certification would remain unchanged. The representative of the Russian Federation expressed concerns on the new safeguard in view of the lack of objective criteria.

57. The World Forum noted that some remaining open issues have still to be resolved by the IWG on IWVTA: (i) level of ambition with respect to the “substantial and editorial” amendments to the Agreement and (ii) the legal status of the so-called placeholder specifying the administrative and procedural provisions applicable to all UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.

58. WP.29 urged the IWVTA subgroup on the 1958 Agreement to resolve the open issues and agreed to have a detailed discussion on this subject at the November 2013 session. In this respect, the Chair invited all interested delegates from the Contracting Parties to the Agreement to participate in the subgroup’s forthcoming meeting in September 2013.

WP.29-160-27 | IWVTA and the review of the 1958 Agreement Overview of the proposed plans to amend the 1958 Agreement as part of the development of an international whole vehicle type approval system.

59. The representative of Japan, chairing the IWVTA subgroup on the development of UN Regulation No. 0, reported on the work progress made by the group. He highlighted that the subgroup had been discussing, among others, three very important issues; obligation of CPs applying the UN Regulation No. 0 to apply all the UN Regulations listed in UN Regulation No. 0, right of the CPs to issue IWVTA if such CPs are not applying all the UN Regulations listed in UN Regulation No. 0, and the treatment of optional requirements in UN Regulations listed in UN Regulation No. 0 within the scope of IWVTA. He sought the advice of WP.29 on the principles of mutual recognition of IWVTAs granted by Contracting Parties applying the future UN Regulation No. 0, even if they do not apply all the UN Regulations listed in the annex of UN Regulation No. 0. Finally, he announced the subgroup’s intention to resume, at the forthcoming meeting in September 2013, its deliberation with a view to solve all the three issues in its session so that the subgroup could finalize a first proposal on UN Regulation No. 0 for consideration by WP.29 at its November 2013 session, and encouraged all CPs and potential new CPs to contribute to and participate in the next subgroup meeting.

60. Following further observations, it was agreed that a full discussion would be arranged at the next session of the World Forum and delegates were requested to consider the issue with their administrations in preparation to provide their views on this important topic.

61. The World Forum acknowledged the progress made by the IWVTA and its subgroups. The secretariat was requested to further clarify with the above-mentioned principles of rights and obligations of CPs applying the future UN Regulation No. 0.

WP.29-160-33 | Overview and issues of UN R0 discussion Presentation on the draft regulation for international whole vehicle type approval.
4.4. Consideration of amendments to the 1958 Agreement

62. WP.29 noted that this matter had been considered under agenda item 4.3.

WP.29-159-19 | Consolidated Drafting Proposals for the Revised 1958 Agreement Draft of modifications to the 1958 Agreement pursuant to plans for the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

63. The Chair of the IWG on DETA presented an interim report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/65) and recalled that his group had concluded the first stage. WP.29 agreed on the need to establish the DETA database following the principles of the above-mentioned document, excluding those related to the Unique Identifier as well as all the questions related to the IWVTA and the UN Regulation No. 0, which would be considered instead by the IWG on IWVTA. The secretariat stated that the final decision for hosting the DETA server was still under consideration by UNECE.

WP.29/2013/65 | Interim report on the development of DETA Interim report and proposal for a road map on the development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation
WP.29/2013/65/Corr.1 | Proposal for a corridendum to the DETA interim report and proposal Proposal from the Forum secretariat to correct a reference to an IWVTA document in the interim report and proposal for the road map on the development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation.
4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSP

64. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1 to 4.6.6 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)

Proposal adopted.

WP.29/2013/43 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session in order to reduce unintentional retractor locking when fastening safety belts by increasing the strap acceleration threshold to 3 g.
4.6.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 (Cabs of commercial vehicles)

Proposal adopted.

WP.29/2013/44 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session to permit additional arrangements of the test dummy and upper-legs rotation around the vertical and transverse axis
4.6.3. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 (Cabs of commercial vehicles)

Proposal adopted.

WP.29/2013/45 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session in order to permit additional arrangements of the test dummy to enable upper-leg rotation around the vertical and transverse axis.
4.6.4. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (Child Restraint Systems)

Proposal adopted.

WP.29/2013/46 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session to improve lap-strap placement procedures and to introduce improved overturning test procedures to reduce the risk of child ejection.
4.6.5. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)

Proposal adopted.

WP.29/2013/47 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session proposing requirements for vehicles with automatically activated door locking systems to allow for automatically unlocking systems to enable exit post-crash.
4.6.6. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 95 (Lateral collision)
WP.29/2013/48 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 95 Based upon a proposal (GRSP/2012/17) from OICA to include requirements for automatic door locking systems that would allow for "mixed configurations" of locked and unlocked doors in the test procedures, this text was adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session. The proposals allows for automatically unlocking systems to enable exit post-crash.
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRPE
4.7.1. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 96

65. The World Forum considered the draft amendment under agenda item 4.7.1 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2013/51 | Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 96 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at its 65th session, based upon a proposal by the European Commission, to align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 96 with the 8-mode cycle of European Directive 2010/26/EU and the 2012 amendment of European Directive 97/68/EC.
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRB

66. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda item 4.8.1 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the correction mentioned in para. 67 below.

4.8.1. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117

67. Agenda item 4.8.1, Regulation No. 117, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/55, add at the end:

Annex 4, the title, insert the reference to footnote 1 and footnote 1, to read:
1 The specifications for the test site reproduced in this annex are valid until the end of the period indicated in paragraph 12.9.”

WP.29-160-08 | Proposal to correct document WP.29/2013/55 Clarification submitted by the GRB chair of the transition provisions in the proposal to update noise test-track requirements from ISO 19844:1994 to ISO 10844:2011 and incorporate transitional provisions to allow repaving of existing, non-compliant test tracks with the ISO 10844:2011 standards.
WP.29/2013/55 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Based upon a proposal from the ETRTO and the UK, this text was adopted by the Working Party on Noise (GRB) at its 57th session to update noise test-track requirements from ISO 19844:1994 to ISO 10844:2011 and incorporate transitional provisions to allow repaving of existing, non-compliant test tracks with the ISO 10844:2011 standards.
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRRF

68. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.9.1 to 4.9.3 and 4.9.5 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting. The proposal under agenda item 4.9.4 should be considered at the November 2013 session.

4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13 (Heavy vehicle braking)
WP.29/2013/56 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session to clarify the requirements in Annex 21 of UN R13 on the use of EVSC simulation, to correct a "copy and paste" mistake concerning a signature requirement made when copying text from Annex 11 into Annex 12, Appendix 4, and to harmonize UN R13 with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 135 on electric vehicle requirements with regard to the regenerative braking system (RBS).
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 15 to Regulation No. 13-H (Brakes of M1 and N1 vehicles)
WP.29/2013/57 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to Regulation No. 13-H Text based upon a proposal from CLEPA and OICA as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session to harmonize UN R13-H with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 135 on electric vehicle requirements with regard to the regenerative braking system (RBS).
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)
WP.29/2013/58 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 Based upon a CLEPA proposal, the text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session to align M1 vehicle braking performance requirements with UN R13-H provisions and clarify those for N1 vehicles in Annex 3 of UN R79 regarding the 'energy failure' condition test procedure.
4.9.4. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 (Tyres, rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)

The proposal under agenda item 4.9.4 should be considered at the November 2013 session.

WP.29/2013/59 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session based upon a European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) proposal to amend the snow test method for C3 tyres in order to prescribe the wider of the possible speed ranges (document GRRF/2012/19). <i>Please note that this proposal was adopted at the November 2013 (161st) WP.29 session as Supplement 5, having originally been proposed as Supplement 4 during the June session.</i>
4.9.5. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to the draft Regulation on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS)
WP.29/2013/60 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to the draft Regulation on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session to amend the AEBS regulation, including provisions for M2 and N2 ≤ 8 tonnes vehicles.
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by GRSP
4.10.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 7 to Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts) (French version only)

69. The World Forum considered the draft corrigendum under agenda item 4.10.1 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2013/49 | Proposition de rectificatif 1 à la révision 7 au Règlement no 16 Text adopted by the Working Party on Passive Safety at its 52nd session to align the French version of UN R16 with its English and Russian counterparts.
4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by GRRF

70. The World Forum considered the draft corrigenda under agenda items 4.11.1 and 4.11.2 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.11.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 4 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13 (Heavy vehicle braking), Russian version only
WP.29/2013/61 | Proposal for Corrigendum 4 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13- Russian version only Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at 74th session to correct the Russian-version text.
4.11.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 3 to Revision 2 to Regulation No. 13-H (Brakes of M1 and N1 vehicles)
WP.29/2013/62 | Proposal for Corrigendum 3 to Revision 2 of amendments to Regulation No. 13-H Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session to add the paragraph: "Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to grant approvals to those types of vehicles which comply with the requirements of this Regulation as amended by Supplement 6 to the original version of this Regulation."
4.12. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by the secretariat
4.12.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 13 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting on L3 vehicles)

71. The World Forum considered the draft corrigendum under agenda item 4.12.1 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2013/18 | Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 13 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 Text prepared by the secretariat to reinsert a provision for the colour of Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) deleted by mistake when the proposal for Supplement 13 to the 01 series of amendments to the Regulation was prepared by the secretariat.
4.13. Consideration of draft Regulations
4.13.1. Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles

72. The World Forum agreed that the draft Regulation on recyclability under agenda item 4.13.1 would be reconsidered, at its November 2013 session, for a possible adoption. It was noted that the amendments to the draft Regulation included in informal document GRPE-66-41 needed to be reviewed by the Contracting Parties. The representative of EU confirmed that the draft proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/50) as amended by GRPE-66-41 is also acceptable for the EU. The secretariat was requested to consolidate both documents for consideration and voting at the November 2013 session.

GRPE-66-41 | OICA revisions to Russian proposal to amend the draft UN Regulation on vehicle recyclability Proposal for amendments to document GRPE-66-37 by the Russian Federation.
WP.29/2013/50 | Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles Based upon a proposal from OICA (WP.29/2012/116), this text was adopted by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at its 65th session in order to transpose into international legislation Directive 2005/64/EC and Directive 2009/1/EC concerning the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to their reusability, recyclability and recoverability.
4.14. Consideration of pending proposals for amendments to existing Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to WP.29

73. The World Forum considered the pending proposals for amendments to existing Regulations under agenda items 4.14.1 to 4.14.3 and agreed to keep them on the agenda for consideration at its November 2013 session.

4.14.1. Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)

[The World Forum agreed to keep this proposal on the agenda for consideration at its November 2013 session.]

WP.29/2011/64 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 51
4.14.2. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, telltales and indicators)

[The World Forum agreed to keep this proposal on the agenda for consideration at its November 2013 session.]

WP.29/2012/30 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal for transitional provisions concerning the electronic stability control telltale and approval markings related to UN R121.
4.14.3. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 (Tyres, rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)

[The World Forum agreed to keep this proposal on the agenda for consideration at its November 2013 session pending reconfirmation of the proposed limit values by GRRF at its September 2013 session.]

WP.29/2013/66 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 75th session based upon a proposal by the European Commission, France and ETRTO to introduce wet grip provisions and testing procedures for tyres of categories C2 and C3.
4.15. Proposal to develop a new UN Regulation on e-call systems

74. The representative of the Russian Federation gave a presentation (WP.29-160-35) justifying the proposal for a new UN Regulation on e-call systems (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/67). The representative of EU informed WP.29 that the European Commission had presented a proposal to develop a regulation on this matter. He welcomed the idea to develop an international regulation in this area. He suggested that GRSG be in charge of the development of such a Regulation, to be annexed to the 1958 Agreement, and supported the establishment on an IWG. The representative of the United Kingdom expressed his willingness to support this initiative, but stated that the provisions of the UN Regulation should be technologically neutral to allow innovation. The delegation of Japan stated that, although his country was in the research phase, he supported the observations made by the representative of the United Kingdom and added that the solutions should be applicable worldwide.

75. The representative of OICA noted that various countries and regions had already expressed interest for emergency call systems. Therefore, OICA generally welcomes any effort to reach harmonized provisions in the framework of the 1958 Agreement, including a detailed analysis of the appropriate scope and technical requirements by an expert group, taking also into account that a number of the technical specifications and test procedures needed to be developed. He added that OICA was prepared to actively contribute to the development of the UN Regulation as proposed by the Russian Federation. He pointed out that other stakeholders needed to be consulted, since not only motor vehicles are involved. Finally, he invited Contracting Parties to review and possibly adapt their regulatory plans to avoid the introduction of non-harmonized specifications and stressed the urgency to finalize the UN Regulation.

76. WP.29 agreed that GRSG should develop the new UN Regulation and, given the time constraints, authorized that an IWG on automatic emergency call system start work on this subject under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation, Mr. Denis Zagarin (e-mail: Zagarin@autorc.ru). WP.29 invited all interested experts to inform Mr. Kaganov (Deputy Director of Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation) (e-mail: Kaganov@minprom.gov.ru) on their interest and intention to participate in the IWG and to provide him detailed information on the subject as soon as possible.

ITS/AD-160-67 | Proposal to develop a new UN Regulation on e-call systems
WP.29-160-17 | Proposal for a new draft UN Regulation on emergency call devices Proposal and initial draft language to establish uniform requirements and approval procedures for satellite-based in-vehicle emergency response systems for post-accident communications.
WP.29-160-35 | Draft UN Regulation on emergency-call services Presentation on Russian expectations for its proposed new UN Regulation to govern the approval of in-vehicle emergency call devices.
4.16. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRE

77. The World Forum agreed that the proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (WP.29-160-21) should be considered at its November 2013 session and requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol.

WP.29-160-21 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 Series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 GRE proposal originating with a request by the GRB to amend paragraph 5.28.4 to clarify how the height of the lamp is measured under the revised requirements for geometric visibility adopted during the March 2013 WP.29 session (document WP.29/2013/22).
5.1. Status of the 1998 Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement

78. The World Forum noted the consolidated document containing the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.7) as well as the status of priorities of the 1998 Agreement and items on which the exchange of views should continue (WP.29-160-04). The secretariat encouraged the Contracting Parties to send, in due time, their status reports and final reports on the progress of transposition of the UN GTRs into domestic law. The World Forum noted that the monitoring of the 1998 Agreement would be considered under agenda item 20 (see paras. 96 and 97 below).

79. The World Forum agreed that agenda items 5.2 to 5.5 should be considered by the Executive Committee AC.3.

WP.29-160-04 | Situation on priorities and proposals to develop GTR as of 6 June 2013 Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates: Situation on priorities and proposals to develop gtrs as of 06 June 2013
WP.29/1073/Rev.7 | Status of the 1998 Agreement: Revision 7
5.2. Consideration of draft GTR and/or draft amendments to GTR
5.2.1. Proposal for a new global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles
5.2.2. Proposal for a new global technical regulation on tyres
5.2.3. Proposal for Amendment 1 to global technical regulation No. 12
5.2.4. Proposal for Amendment 3 to global technical regulation No. 2
5.3. Consideration and vote of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidate global technical regulations, if any
5.4. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft gtrs that have not been resolved by the World Forum
5.4.1. Request by GRPE regarding pending issues on the development of the draft UN GTR on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP)
5.4.2. Request by GRRF regarding pending issues on the development of the draft UN GTR on Tyres
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

80. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

7. 1997 Agreement (Periodical Technical Inspections)
7.1. Status of the 1997 Agreement

81. The World Forum noted the updated document on the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.4/Amend.1), including the status of the UN Rules annexed to the Agreement, the list of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement and of their Administrative Departments. WP.29 noted that the notifications regarding the Administrative Authorities and Technical Services were not sent by all the Contracting Parties (CPs) to the Agreement. Concerned CPs were invited to send these notifications to the secretariat at their earliest convenience.

WP.29/1074/Rev.4/Amend.1 | Status of the 1997 Agreement and of the Rules annexed to it
7.2. Update of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2

82. The representative of Italy, Chair of GRSG, informed the World Forum that his group had endorsed two corrigenda to the draft amendments of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2, respectively WP.29-160-11 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/64 (UN Rule No. 1–environment) and WP.29-160-12 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/32 (UN Rule No. 2–roadworthiness). The representative of the United Kingdom, Chair of GRRF, recalled that his group recommended deferring the adoption of the amendment to UN Rule No. 2 awaiting the final revision of the corresponding EU Directive 2010/48/EU to fully harmonize them. The representative of the Russian Federation noted that other GRs endorsed, in principle, the two proposals. He volunteered to update them in cooperation with CITA and other CPs to the Agreement, integrating the comments received.

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.
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.
8. Other business
8.1. Recall systems applied by various Contracting Parties to the Agreements

83. No new information on the subject was given during the session.

8.2. Technical contribution on diesel exhausts emissions by GRPE

84. Referring to WP.29-160-19-Rev.1, the secretariat informed the World Forum on the emissions of air pollutants due to vehicles and engines, focusing on diesel exhaust emissions and providing an overview of the WP.29 activities carried out in this field. Following a recommendation by WP.29 in November 2012, GRPE had considered earlier versions of this document in January and June 2013. The secretariat clarified that WP.29-160-19-Rev.1 incorporates and addresses additional comments received after the June 2013 session of GRPE. The GRPE Chair supported the document. The World Forum endorsed WP.29-160-19-Rev.1 and agreed that the document should become part of the contribution of the Transport Division to the UNECE position on diesel exhaust emissions.

WP.29-160-19/Rev.1 | Emissions of Air Pollutants in Transport: An Overview UNECE report in response to World Health Organization concerns over vehicle emissions, in particular diesel particulates.
8.3. Consistency between the 1968 Vienna Convention and UN Regulations and GTR

85. The Secretary of the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1) informed the World Forum that his group continued considering WP.29 proposals to amend the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic in view of aligning its provisions with those of the vehicle regulations developed in the framework of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. Referring to Annex V to the Convention, he added that WP.1 would consider an updated version of ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2011/4/Rev.1 at its September 2013 session. He expected that WP.1 would continue consideration of the requirement specifying that “every driver shall at all
times be able to control his vehicle” as well as the “Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)” definition on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2012/8 and the documents submitted by Germany (WP.29-160-31) and by Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden and the United States (WP.29-160-32). The latter contained the result of the discussion of the WP.1 informal expert group. The representative of OICA introduced a proposal (WP.29-160-16) on the subject of the driver’s control, converging in principle with WP.29-160-31. Therefore, the World Forum invited the representatives of Germany and OICA to submit a joint proposal for consideration at the September 2013 session of WP.1.

WP.1/2011/4/Rev.1 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations
WP.1/2012/8 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic and Vehicle Regulations Proposed amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (1968 Vienna Convention) in order to eliminate inconsistencies between the Convention and the vehicle regulations established by WP.29, especially with regard to driver-assist systems and the concept of driver responsibility for vehicle behavior.
WP.29-160-16 | 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic: OICA proposal for WP.1 and WP.29 consideration The requirement that "every driver shall at all times be able to control his vehicle" has recently given rise to discussions regarding the compatibility of the Convention with modern driver assistance systems. This proposal offers language to set parameters for the use of automated systems.
WP.29-160-31 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations German proposals for revision of the Vienna Convention to address the rise of automated driver assistance systems which currently would conflict with 'driver always in control of the vehicle' provisions.
WP.29-160-32 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations WP.1 document, prepared by Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, and the United States transmitted to WP.29 by Germany, proposing revisions to the Vienna Convention in order to address the rise in automated driver assistance systems.
8.4. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance

86. WP.29 noted the agenda of the meeting of the IWG (WP.29-160-28) scheduled to be held in the afternoon of 27 June 2013.

WP.29-160-28 | Agenda for the fourth EWG meeting (session 3) Agenda for the fourth meeting (including an initial "session 0" to organize the group) of the Enforcement Working Group.
8.5. Self-evaluation of the activities of the World Forum for the period 1 January 2012– 30 June 2013

87. The secretariat introduced the terms of reference (WP.29-160-06) and the draft self-evaluation on the activities of the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section of the UNECE Transport Division servicing the World Forum, covering the period January 2012–30 June 2013 (WP.29-160-07). WP.29 congratulated the secretariat for the detailed self-evaluation and approved it. The World Forum requested the secretariat to annex the adopted self-evaluation document to the session report as an addendum.

WP.29-160-06 | Terms of reference for the self-evaluation of the ECE Transport Division support of WP.29 The objective of the self-evaluation is to assess the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section (VRTIS) in its process of servicing the sessions of the World Forum WP.29 and its six subsidiary Working Parties, including the follow-up actions.
WP.29-160-07 | First draft self-evaluation of VRTIS support to WP.29 First draft report on the self-evaluation of the activities of the Vehicle Regulations and Technical Innovations Section (UNECE Transport Division) servicing the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
8.6. Report of the twenty-third Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference

88. The representative of the Republic of Korea reported on the results of the twenty-third Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference held in Seoul from 27 to 30 May 2013. The theme of the Conference was research collaboration to benefit safety of all users. Details of the Conference results are in WP.29-160-25. He informed WP.29 that the next ESV Conference would be hosted by Sweden from 8–11 June 2015 in Goteborg. The Chair offered the cooperation of WP.29 representatives for the preparation of this Conference.

WP.29-160-25 | Report of the 23rd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Presentation on the ESV conference held during 27-30 May 2013 in Seoul, Korea.
8.7. Proposal for Amendment 5 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)

89. WP.29 considered and adopted the proposal by GRPE for Amendment 4 to R.E.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/52) and requested the secretariat to publish it. WP.29 noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/78/Rev.2/Amend.3 updating the list of Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement as well as their corresponding E symbols.

WP.29/2013/52 | Proposal for Amendment 4 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Text as adopted by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at its 65th session to add a reference to and revise the title of Annex 4 (fuel quality parameters) in the main body of the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).
8.8. Meeting of the Informal Working Group on UN lithium battery testing requirements

90. Interested WP.29 representatives were invited to participate in the IWG meeting on UN lithium battery testing requirements, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. on 2–4 October 2013. More details about the meeting are available at the UNECE website. WP.29 representatives were informed that before registering for the meeting, they should get in touch with the Head of delegation of their country at the ECOSOC Sub-Committee. Upon request, the list of participants for the session of the ECOSOC Committee, with the head of delegations, could be obtained from the secretariat of the Transport of Dangerous Goods and Special Cargoes section. The secretariat was requested to transmit this information to the GRSP experts.

9. Adoption of the report

91. The World Forum adopted the report and its annexes on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat.

10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1 and election of officers for 2013

92. Of the 51 Contracting Parties to the Agreement, 38 were represented and established AC.1 for its fifty-fourth session held on 26 June 2013.

93. AC.1 invited Mr. B. Gauvin, Chair of WP.29, to chair the session.

11. Proposals for amendments and corrigenda to existing Regulations and for new Regulations – Voting by AC.1
12. Establishment of the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3)

95. The thirty-eighth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 27 June 2013. The representatives of 12 of the 33 Contracting Parties to the Agreement attended or were represented.

WP.29-160-20 | Voting table for new GTR and amendments to existing GTR on the June 2013 WP.29 agenda Table prepared for recording the votes on the new UN GTR on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and the new Tyre GTR, and on amendments to GTR No. 12 on motorcycle controls and GTR No. 2 on motorcycle emissions.
13. Monitoring of the 1998 Agreement

96. AC.3 noted the information, as of 13 June 2013, regarding the status of the 1998 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.7). It was noted that WP.29-160-29 and WP.29-160-30 updated the information of the United States and the Republic of Korea respectively. The representatives of the Contracting Parties were reminded of their obligation to send to the secretariat, the mandatory reports on the transposition process through their Permanent Missions in Geneva via the “1998 AGREEMENT-MISSIONS List” electronic system to ensure updating of the status document which is the monitoring tool of the Agreement. Assistance may be obtained from the secretariat (Mr. F. Guichard). It was indicated that WP.29-159-07 and WP.29-159-08 could be taken as examples of simplified ways to notify the information on the transposition of the UN GTRs into the national laws of the Parties.

WP.29-159-07 | Status report of global technical regulations in the Russian Federation This report reviews the transposition/application status within Russia of the first 11 global technical regulations.
WP.29-159-08 | Transposition of GTRs: notifications and state of play in the EU at the end of 2012
WP.29-160-29 | Status of the United States' incorporation of GTR into its domestic standards Status Report on the United States of America’s Consideration of Global Technical Regulations for Incorporation into Its Domestic Standards
WP.29-160-30 | Status of South Korea's incorporation of GTR into its domestic standards
WP.29/1073/Rev.7 | Status of the 1998 Agreement: Revision 7

97. The representative of EU provided an example of how the new UN GTR on Hydrogen and Fuel-cell vehicles, once adopted, would be transposed into EU legislation (WP.29-160-26): through a new UN Regulation annexed to the 1958 Agreement and amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 12, 94 and 95. He expected to conclude this process by the June 2014 session of WP.29 at the earliest. He announced that Annex 4 to the framework Directive 2007/47/EC would be modified accordingly.

WP.29-160-26 | Outlook implementation of new GTR on Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles in EU type-approval legislation
14. Consideration and vote of draft UN GTR and/or draft amendments to UN GTR
WP.29-160-20 | Voting table for new GTR and amendments to existing GTR on the June 2013 WP.29 agenda Table prepared for recording the votes on the new UN GTR on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and the new Tyre GTR, and on amendments to GTR No. 12 on motorcycle controls and GTR No. 2 on motorcycle emissions.
14.1. Proposal for a global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles

98. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed draft UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/41) was established in the UN Global Registry on 27 June 2013 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and United States of America.

99. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/42) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/17) will be appended to the established UN GTR.

WP.29/2011/147 | Report summarizing the findings and recommendations in the different areas addressed by the informal group on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles – Sub Group Environment
WP.29/2013/41 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles Text as endorsed by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session to introduce a new global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles. Presented to the Forum for consideration and vote to adopt.
WP.29/2013/42 | Report on the development of a global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles Text reproduced as recommended by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its 52nd session to introduce a new global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles.
14.2. Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres

100. The representative of the United Kingdom, Chair of the IWG on the UN GTR on Tyres, informed AC.3 that five questions were still unresolved. He confirmed that two Contracting Parties were still in the process of reviewing the text of the draft UN GTR. Referring to the final report on the development of the UN GTR (WP.29-160-09), he stated that, in the case of disagreement at the September 2013 session of GRRF, an optional test procedure should be included in addition to the two optional modules.

101. The representative of EU stated that a really long list of controversial provisions had been solved by March 2013 and, due to the five remaining unresolved questions, the UN GTR could not be adopted during the current session. He urged the Contracting Parties to make an effort to solve the pending issues at the September 2013 session of GRRF, thus allowing for voting on the draft UN GTR at the November 2013 session of AC.3.

102. The secretariat was requested to distribute WP.29-160-09 with an official symbol for consideration at the November 2013 session of AC.3.

WP.29-160-09 | Proposal for the final report of the Phase I development of the GTR on Tires Proposal prepared by the informal group on a Tyre GTR for the final report of Phase I on the development of a global technical regulation concerning uniform provisions for pneumatic radial tires for passenger and light truck (commercial) vehicles.
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres Text of the new GTR on light vehicle radial tires as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session.
14.3. Proposal for Amendment 1 to global technical regulation No. 12

103. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed Amendment 1 to UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 12 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/34, Amend.1, and Amend.1/Corr.1) was established in the UN Global Registry on 27 June 2013 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and United States of America.

104. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/35) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/35) will be appended to the established amendment to the UN GTR.

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.
WP.29/2013/35 | Technical report on the development of Amendment 1 to Global Technical Regulation No. 12
14.4. Proposal for Amendment 3 to global technical regulation No. 2

105. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed Amendment 1 to UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/53) was established in the UN Global Registry on 27 June 2013 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and United States of America.

106. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/54) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/34) will be appended to the established amendment to the UN GTR.

WP.29/2013/53 | Proposal for Amendment 3 to global technical regulation No. 2 Text based upon a proposal from Japan as adopted by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at its 65th session to introduce corrections to align the unit of each factor in the equations 8-2, 8-4, 8-6, and 8-10 in paragraph 8 and to Annex 13, paragraph 1, Figure A13-1 where, in the upper figure for "gear use during acceleration phases", the acceleration gear 1 incorrectly starts from zero.
WP.29/2013/54 | Report on the development of Amendment 3 Global Technical Regulation No. 2 Justification for the amendment to correct editorial and reproduction errors in the text.
15. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidate GTR, if any

107. AC.3 noted that no request was submitted for consideration.

16. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the World Forum, if any
16.1. Guidance requested by GRPE on the draft GTR on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP)

108. AC.3 noted that guidance was not requested.

16.2. Guidance requested by GRRF on the draft gtr on tyres

109. AC.3 noted that this matter had been considered under agenda item 14.2 (see paras. 100–102 above).

17. Progress on the development of new GTR and of amendments to established GTR
17.1. GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty Certification procedure (WHDC))

110. The representative of EU reported that a drafting group for the work on UN GTR No. 4 had been established. He expected that GRPE would submit, at its January 2014 session, a draft amendment to UN GTR No. 4, including the draft report on the work undertaken. Consideration by WP.29 was foreseen for November 2014.

17.2. GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

111. The representative of the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG on UN GTR No. 7 Phase 2, gave an oral report on the work progress. He informed AC.3 that, as a result of its activities, the group had agreed on: (i) an effective head restraint height measurement procedure and (ii) an appropriate dynamic test, including the test procedure and the associated corridors for the Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy (BioRID II). However, he added that the development of injury criteria for the use of the BioRID II was at a critical point, because medical research in the United States was still progressing but not as rapidly as was expected. As the deadline of the IWG is December 2013, he sought AC.3 guidance on whether the upcoming proposal of UN GTR could be delayed by more than one year to encompass as a whole the two above-mentioned issues or to proceed in two steps: adopt (i) the measurement of height of head restraint and then (ii) the dynamic test procedure with the dummy and the associated injury criteria. AC.3 preferred to proceed in a one-step approach, to consider a complete proposal, including a draft Addendum to M.R.1 and agreed to extend the mandate of the IWG until the end of 2015.

17.3. GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

112. The representative of Japan, Vice-Chair of the IWG on Phase 2 of UN GTR No. 9, introduced the fourth progress report of the group (WP.29-160-13) together with a presentation (WP.29-160-37). He explained that the IWG had made good progress and that an official proposal for incorporating the flexible pedestrian legform impactor would be submitted to the December 2013 session of GRSP. AC.3 adopted the fourth progress report and requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol at its November 2013 session.

WP.29-160-13 | Fourth progress report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 9
WP.29-160-37 | Fourth progress report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 9
17.4. Draft GTR on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2

113. The representative of OICA indicated that Phase 2 of the UN GTR should still address some open issues such as electric safety. The representative of EU announced that actions were already underway at the European level for the effective transposition of the UN GTR in the EU. The representative of Germany confirmed his intention to step down as project manager of the IWG on HFCV activities and clarified that only the safety part would need a road map for further development. The representative of China requested an increase in the number of technical sponsors for developing Phase 2 of the UN GTR. The representative of the United States of America requested that the consideration of new Terms of Reference for the IWG, sponsors and the way forward be included in the agenda of the next session of AC.3. AC.3 finally agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its November 2013 session.

17.5. Draft GTR on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP)

114. The Chair of GRPE (Germany) reported on behalf of the other two co-sponsors (Japan and European Union) on the development of the WLTP UN GTR. He added that work was progressing successfully, and that GRPE had considered the draft GTR on the basis of an informal document (GRPE-66-02) at its June 2013 session. He said that the subgroup for the development of the test procedure (DTP) was still working on some of the open issues and that the drafting group would further work on improvements of the text of the UN GTR until the deadline for submission of the working document by the end of August. He added that the technical report would be available, as an informal document, at the November session 2013 of GRPE. He mentioned that this approach had been agreed by the Contracting Parties in GRPE. AC.3 noted, that an adoption of the first version of the WLTP UN GTR was expected at the extraordinary GRPE session in November 2013 and finally at the session of AC.3 in March 2014.

17.6. Draft GTR on Pole Side Impact (PSI)

115. The representative of Australia, Chair of the IWG, informed AC.3 that GRSP at its May 2013 session had recommended the draft UN GTR and the final report (see Annex 2 of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/53) for adoption by AC.3 at its November 2013 session. He clarified that the draft UN GTR (WP.29-160-14) was submitted to the current session of AC.3 to initiate consideration for voting at the next session. Accordingly, he encouraged AC.3 representatives to undertake all preparations necessary to ensure a unanimous vote for the establishment of the UN GTR at the November 2013 session. He informed AC.3 that his country had already initiated the task of transposing the UN GTR into a UN Regulation, pending clarification from GRSP in December 2013, whether the UN GTR would be part of an amendment to UN Regulation No. 95 or a new UN Regulation.

116. The representative of Australia informed AC.3 (see para. 44 of this report), that the secretariat had prepared WP.29-160-36-Rev.1 amending the draft UN GTR, suggesting the removal of ISO references and other related changes, and recommended its adoption. AC.3 requested the secretariat to distribute WP.29-160-14 with an official symbol at its November 2013 session for consideration and vote, as amended by WP.29-160-36-Rev.1.

WP.29-160-14 | Revised draft global technical regulation on Pole Side Impact New pole side impact GTR presented as a prelude to its formal presentation for an adoption vote at the November 2013 WP.29 session.
WP.29-160-36 | Proposal of amendments to the draft UN GTR on pole side impact Changes proposed by the WP.29 secretariat pursuant to discussions in GRSP to enable the adoption of the GTR in November while finalization of the test dummy specification to be added to Mutual Resolution No. 1 and resolution of the use of ISO standards remain pending.
WP.29-160-36/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendment of the draft gtr on pole side impact: revised Changes proposed by the WP.29 secretariat pursuant to discussions in GRSP to enable the adoption of the PSI GTR in November while finalization of the test dummy specification to be added to Mutual Resolution No. 1 and resolution of the use of ISO standards remain pending.
17.7. Draft GTR on Electric Vehicles

117. The representative of Japan, Secretary of the IWG on electric vehicle safety (EVS), informed AC.3 that the group had agreed on an outline of the draft UN GTR to address all safety issues. He added that two options were considered: (i) a two-step approach or (ii) a single step approach on the road map to have a comprehensive UN GTR covering a broader range of technologies. He finally announced that a draft road map would be provided at the November 2013 session of AC.3.

118. The representative of EU stated that further research was still needed in the field of the safety of batteries. The representative of OICA stated that, in view of the growing importance of new propulsion systems, in particular electric vehicles, OICA strongly supported the development of a UN GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety as currently conducted by the IWG. He stated that, while the goal was to complete the development of the GTR by the end of 2014, some Contracting Parties were in the process of conducting further research, and consequently feared that this would compromise the timely completion of all the work. Therefore, OICA had proposed a two-step approach, with a quick completion of the GTR in step 1, using the available work, knowledge and experience gained from the development of UN Regulation No. 100 under the 1958 Agreement. The UN GTR could then be further developed in step 2 on the basis of the research currently conducted in some Contracting Parties on issues that they consider as insufficiently addressed in step 1. He asked for a renewed commitment by all parties to complete the work before the end of 2014 and to agree on a two-step approach, if necessary. The representative of Italy agreed with a two-step approach.

119. AC.3 agreed to resume discussion on this subject on the basis of a progress report and timeline plan drafted by the IWG on EVS.

17.8. Draft GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles

120. The representative of the United States, Chair of the IWG on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV), reported on the progress made by the group. He informed AC.3 that the third meeting of the group had been held at the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) offices in Brussels on 16-18 April 2013. He added that the American expert had presented a complete proposal that covered many of the key elements necessary for mitigating the risks to pedestrians that quiet EV and hybrid electric vehicles present. A key part of that proposal (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)) was being contemplated by the United States for a minimum sound requirement. He added that the IWG had discussed several questions that car manufacturers had raised.

121. The representative of the United States added that the blind community had raised concerns on the perception of moving vehicles and had suggested solutions to allow precautionary measures to protect themselves. He added that industry had argued that it was not possible to determine the influence of background noise during a test run and those heavy vehicles and motorcycles might be excluded by the scope of the QRTV IWG. He finally announced that the next meeting would take place at the US Department of Transportation (DOT), NHTSA Head Quarter in Washington, D.C. on 16-18 July 2013.

18. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin
18.1. Vehicle crash compatibility

122. No new information was provided for this agenda item.

18.2. Intelligent Transport Systems

123. No supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 2.3 (see paras. 22 to 24 above).

18.3. Road illumination technologies

124. No new information was provided for this agenda item.

18.4. Harmonization of side impact dummies

125. The United States representative informed AC.3 about the IWGs work progress. He clarified that the IWG believed that a main conclusion of its activity was that the WorldSID 50th percentile male dummy would be ready for incorporation into the PSI UN GTR as a reliable test tool.

18.5. Electric vehicles and the environment

126. Referring to the discussion on the draft UN GTR on Electric Vehicles, the Chair of GRPE (Germany) recalled that the mandate of the IWG on EVE did not foresee the drafting of a UN GTR, but the development of a regulatory reference guide on electric vehicle technologies. The representative of China supported this statement, adding that the regulatory reference guide was expected at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 agreed that future developments of the UN GTR would be possible, subject to a revised mandate. She mentioned that at the sixth meeting of the IWG the reference items to develop a UN GTR were discussed and invited interested parties to provide research data. Finally, she informed AC.3 that the seventh meeting of the IWG was scheduled in Beijing on 17 October 2013.

18.6. New technologies not yet regulated
19. Proposals to develop new UN GTR and/or amendments to established UN GTR, not included under agenda item 17, if any
19.1. Proposal to develop amendments to GTR No. 2

127. The representative of EU reported that the IWG on environmental and propulsion performance requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles had met three times before this session. He introduced WP.29-160-18 containing a request for a mandate to amend UN GTR No. 2 (including its scope and purpose, if necessary) and to develop one or more new UN GTRs within the terms of reference of the EPPR group. He stressed the importance of developing UN Regulations and UN GTRs as well as transposing them into domestic law.

128. The representative of IMMA expressed his support for this proposal. AC.3 requested the secretariat to distribute WP.29-160-18 with an official symbol at its next session for further consideration.

WP.29-160-18 | Request for a mandate to amend GTR No. 2 and to develop new regulations in the area of EPPR Request for a mandate to amend UN GTR No. 2 and to develop new UN GTRs and UN Regulations in the area of Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for light vehicles
19.2. Proposal to develop amendments to GTR No. 3

129. The representative of Italy introduced a proposal to amend UN GTR No. 3 (WP.29-160-22) and offered to be the sponsor for this amendment. The representative of Canada raised concerns related to some new provisions to be incorporated in the amended UN GTR that could not be applied in a self-certification system. The representative of IMMA supported the proposal. AC.3 requested the secretariat to distribute WP.29-160-22 with an official symbol at its next session for a detailed consideration.

WP.29-160-22 | Request for authorization for the development of amendments to GTR No. 3 Proposal to develop amendments to global technical regulation No. 3 on motorcycle brake systems in order to make editorial changes and clarify the possible confusion caused by the terms "inoperative" and "disconnected". This document also enhances the definition of combined braking systems (CBS) to cover the recent developments in structures of the braking systems.
20. Exchange of information on new priorities to be included in the programme of work

130. The representative of the Republic of Korea presented WP.29-160-38 on including a new priority in the AC.3 programme of work for developing a new UN GTR on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality. Due to the lack of time, AC.3 agreed to continue consideration of this matter at its next session in November 2013.

WP.29-160-38 | Proposal for a New GTR on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Presentation of Korea's proposal to develop global procedures for the regulation of emissions of harmful chemical compounds within vehicle interiors.
21. Other business

131. No other business was raised.

22. Establishment of the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4) and election of officers for 2013

132. Following the recommendation made by the Administrative Committee WP.29/AC.2 for the coordination of work, AC.4 did not hold its session (see para. 12 above).

23. Other business

133. No other business was raised.