GRE
Session 70 | Geneva | 21-23 Oct 2013
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its seventieth session from 21 to 23 October 2013 in Geneva, under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada). Experts from the following countries participated in the work following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amend. 1): Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; the Netherlands; Poland; the Republic of Korea; the Russian Federation; Serbia; Spain; South Africa and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Upon the invitation of the Chair, the experts from the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) and the expert from the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) participated.

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRE considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the seventieth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/40, its Add.1 and 2).

GRE/2013/40 | Provisional agenda for the 70th GRE session
GRE/2013/40/Add.1 | Addendum to the provisional agenda for the 70th GRE session
GRE/2013/40/Add.2 | Addendum 2 to the provisional agenda for the 70th GRE session

3. GRE also adopted GRE-70-37, the updated agenda including the informal documents distributed during the session.

GRE-70-37 | Updated provisional agenda for the 70th GRE session

4. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to the report. The list of GRE informal groups is reproduced in Annex XI to the session report.

2. Development of new global technical regulations

5. In absence of new proposal, GRE agreed to defer consideration of this agenda item to its next session.

3. Regulation No. 37 (Filament lamps)

6. In absence of new proposal, GRE agreed to defer consideration of this agenda item to its next session.

4. Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4. (a) Proposal for amendments to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments

7. In absence of new proposal, GRE agreed to defer consideration of this agenda item to its next session.

4. (b) Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments

8. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/50 as amended by GRE-70-27 and GRE-70-35, clarifying definitions and requirements associated with the installation of “single lamps”, “lamps marked D” and “interdependent lamps”. GRE-70-20 was not discussed as the subject was covered by the two informal documents. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from GTB volunteered to prepare.

GRE-70-20 | Proposal for amendments to document GRE/2013/50 Proposal to restructure the definitions and requirements associated with the installation of “single lamps”, “lamps marked D” and “interdependent lamps” as proposed by GTB. OICA agrees with the principle, but proposes changes to the placement of the definitions within the rule.
GRE-70-27 | Proposal for Correction to document GRE/2013/50 Proposal to retroactively extend the clarifications to the definitions and requirements associated with the installation of "single lamps", "lamps marked D" and "interdependent lamps" to the 04 and 05 series amendments to Regulation No. 48.
GRE-70-35 | Proposal for additions to document GRE/2013/50 Following discussions with OICA, GTB proposes improvements to the definitions and requirements associated with the installation of "single lamps", "lamps marked D" and "interdependent lamps".
GRE/2013/50 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Proposal to clarify the definitions and requirements associated with the installation of "single lamps", "lamps marked D" and "interdependent lamps".

9. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/51 amending activation criteria for Class “E” passing beam of an Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). GRE adopted this proposal, not amended, and requested the secretariat to submit the proposal to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48. GRE agreed to reconsider GRE-70-28, provided that a Contracting Party supporting it would justify the need for introducing the amendment to 04 and 05 series of amendments.

GRE-70-28 | Proposal for Correction to document GRE/2013/51 Proposal to extend to the the 04 and 05 series amendments to Regulation No. 48 the proposed reduction in the minimum speed for activation of E-class passing beams from 70 km/h to 60 km/h and to prescribe clear alternatives to either detect motorway conditions with sensors or only activate the E mode above a speed of 110km/h.
GRE/2013/51 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Proposal to reduce the minimum speed for activation of E-class passing beams from 70 km/h to 60 km/h and to prescribe clear alternatives to either detect motorway conditions with sensors or only activate the E mode above a speed of 110km/h. Moreover, the proposal extends the provisions to all vehicles.

10. GRE agreed to defer discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/99 and Corr.1 to its next session, awaiting the results of a study conducted by GTB.

WP.29/2011/99 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal concerning the retention of headlamp initial aiming. Due to reservations raised over the unusually long transition periods, this proposal was returned to the Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling for further consideration.
WP.29/2011/99/Corr.1 | Corrigenda to document WP.29/2011/99
WP.29/2011/99/Corr.2 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Corrections to the earlier proposal revising the title from "Supplement 8 to the 04 series" to read "Supplement 1 to the 06 series" and changing "90 months" read "84 months".

11. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRE-70-09, GRE-70-10 and GRE-70-11 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/2 on tell-tales associated with operation of lighting and light signalling devices. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-36). GRE supported the proposal and agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from the Netherlands volunteered to prepare.

GRE-70-09 | Proposal for a supplement to the 06 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce the following into Regulation No. 48: a) General definition of ‘tell-tale’, as also currently defined in Regulation No. 121; b) Requirement that the specifications of the tell-tale (location, identification, symbol, illumination and colour) shall meet the relevant requirements of Regulation No. 121; c) Provision that tell-tales shall always provide an optical signal, thus aligning with Regulation No. 121; however, it is suggested to allow additional signals (auditory or any equivalent signal); d) New definition of a ‘failure tell-tale’ and stating the mandatory presence of such tell-tale for the daytime running lamp in certain cases; e) Editorial changes clarifying the situation for a few other cases in Regulation No. 48, where apparently also a ‘failure tell-tale’ was meant.
GRE-70-09/Rev.1 | Proposal for a supplement to the 06 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Revised proposal to introduce the following into Regulation No. 48: a) General definition of ‘tell-tale’, as also currently defined in Regulation No. 121; b) Requirement that the specifications of the tell-tale (location, identification, symbol, illumination and colour) shall meet the relevant requirements of Regulation No. 121; c) Provision that tell-tales shall always provide an optical signal, thus aligning with Regulation No. 121; however, it is suggested to allow additional signals (auditory or any equivalent signal); d) New definition of a ‘failure tell-tale’ and stating the mandatory presence of such tell-tale for the daytime running lamp in certain cases; e) Editorial changes clarifying the situation for a few other cases in Regulation No. 48, where apparently also a ‘failure tell-tale’ was meant.
GRE-70-10 | Proposal for a supplement to the original version to Regulation No. 87 Given the mandatory requirement for a daylight running lamp tell-tale, this proposal replaces the word "operating" with the word "failure" in describing the failure tell-tale of paragraph 7.4.2.(b). This proposal complements the similar proposal for Regulation No. 48 contained in informal document GRE-70-09.
GRE-70-11 | Proposal for a supplement to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to clarify that in the case of a stop lamp, the failure indicator of paragraph 6.1.7.2. is a "failure tell-tale" rather than an "operating tell-tale". This proposal complements the similar proposal for Regulation No. 48 contained in informal document GRE-70-09.
GRE-70-36 | OICA comments on document GRE-70-09 concerning tell-tales OICA comments on the Dutch proposal to revise definitions and specifications concerning "operating" and "failure" tell-tales under UN R48.
GRE/2013/2 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Submitted by the Netherlands to introduce a mandatory requirement for fitting an operating tell-tale on the daytime running lamp, in case the failure provision (for the light sources) according to paragraph 7.4.2.(b) of UN Regulation No. 87 is applied.

12. The expert from Poland presented GRE-70-41, introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/57 and proposing performance based requirements on initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps as an alternative to the existing requirements. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-42). The expert from France requested adding proper tolerances from the Conformity of Production provisions. GRE agreed to revisit this subject (on initial aiming and considering the original 50 m visibility distance requirement) at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Poland volunteered to prepare.

GRE-70-41 | Presentation on the proposal for alternative headlamp aiming/leveling under Regulation No. 48 Presentation in support of document GRE/2013/57 proposing to introduce an alternative set of performance-based requirements for the initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps and allowing removing the artificial 2,000 lm borderline and Light Emitting Diode (LED) automatic leveling.
GRE-70-41/Rev.1 | Presentation on the proposal for alternative headlamp aiming/leveling under Regulation No. 48: Revised Revised presentation in support of document GRE/2013/57 proposing to introduce an alternative set of performance-based requirements for the initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps and allowing removing the artificial 2,000 lm borderline and Light Emitting Diode (LED) automatic leveling.
GRE-70-42 | Proposal to amend the dipped-beam headlamp-aiming provisions of document GRE/2013/57 Proposal to expand the tolerances proposed for the initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps in order to encompass all vehicle configurations and conform to the practical constraints of vehicle mass production.
GRE/2013/57 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce an alternative set of performance-based requirements for the initial aiming of dipped-beam headlamps and allowing removing the artificial 2,000 lm borderline and Light Emitting Diode (LED) automatic leveling. This document supersedes document GRE/2013/15.
4. (c) Other amendments to Regulation No. 48

13. The expert from CLCCR introduced GRE-70-19 amending provisions relevant for vehicles of Category O. GRE supported most of the proposed changes and agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document (addressing the comments received), which the expert from CLCCR volunteered to prepare in cooperation with the experts from CLEPA and the UK.

GRE-70-19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation 48 Series of proposals to revise the positioning specifications for direction indicators, marker lamps, and reflectors on trailers (O category) and to make clarifications.
4. (d) Vehicle signature

14. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/39 on the separation of position lamps. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document concentrating on the separation of front position lamps, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare in collaboration with OICA, CLEPA and the expert from Japan.

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

15. GRE agreed on the necessity to implement the “unique identifier” function into the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA) in order to proceed with the simplification of the approval markings.

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

16. The expert from GTB briefly reported that the activities on this matter that were still ongoing.

5. (c) Regulations Nos. 53 and 74

17. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/43, on obsolete references in UN Regulations Nos. 53 and 74. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare.

GRE/2013/43 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 Proposal to delete references to obsolete Regulations Nos. 1, 8, 20, 56, 57, 72, 76 and 82.

18. The expert from IMMA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/56 as amended by GRE-70-32. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex II to the session report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 74.

GRE-70-32 | Proposal for amendment to IMMA proposal GRE/2013/56 IMMA correction (of an oversight on inclusion of the colors of the lights from R53 to ensure complete alignment of UN R74 with R53) to its proposal to enable the optional use of hazard warning lamps on L1 category vehicles to alert other vehicles in case of breakdown or other situations that could lead to danger on the road.
GRE/2013/56 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 74 Proposal to enable the optional use of hazard warning lamps on L1 category vehicles to alert other vehicles in case of breakdown or other situations that could lead to danger on the road. This proposal brings L1 category warning signal options in line with those for other 2-wheeled vehicles.

19. The expert from France proposed the following correction to the French version of paragraph 5.15.5. in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/56. GRE requested the secretariat to take this correction into account when preparing the corresponding document for WP.29.

For “Alerte en cas de danger”, read “Signal de détresse”

GRE/2013/56 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 74 Proposal to enable the optional use of hazard warning lamps on L1 category vehicles to alert other vehicles in case of breakdown or other situations that could lead to danger on the road. This proposal brings L1 category warning signal options in line with those for other 2-wheeled vehicles.
5. (d) Regulations Nos. 48 and 112

20. The expert from Germany, referring to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/18, introduced a revised proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/62) on avoiding intentional voltage variation of a passing beam using halogen light sources. The expert from the Netherlands proposed clarifications to this proposal (GRE-70-17). The expert from IEC proposed an alternative to this proposal (GRE-70-34). The expert from France requested to simplify this proposal. The expert from Austria expressed reservations about the test procedure proposed in this proposal. The expert from Germany clarified that his proposal addressed and superseded the proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/44 under agenda item 8 below. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Germany volunteered to prepare, in coordination with the experts from France and IEC.

GRE-70-17 | Clarification of document GRE/2013/62 concerning electronic light source control gear Clarification of the proposal to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize them with the operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation No. 48
GRE-70-34 | Proposed alternatives to document GRE-70-17, concerning electronic light source control gear Proposal to improve the clarifications proposed regarding the requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize them with the operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation No. 48
GRE/2013/18 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 48 and 112 Text prepared by Germany with support from The Netherlands, to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize this with operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation 48.
GRE/2013/44 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to amend document GRE/2013/18 (on aligning UN R48 with UN R112) and establishing limits for minimum and maximum voltages values.
GRE/2013/62 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize them with the operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation No. 48. This document supersedes document WP.29/2013/18.
5. (e) Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 69, 70, 77, 82, 87, 89, 91, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123

21. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55 as amended by GRE-70-12 on the compliance obligation of lighting components with installation requirements. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-21). GRE agreed to finalize this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare.

GRE-70-12 | Editorial corrections to document GRE/2013/55 Editorial correction to the presentation of the collective amendments to selected lighting regulations proposed in document GRE/2013/55.
GRE-70-21 | Proposal for amendment to document GRE/2013/55 Proposal to revise the Italian proposal in order to clarify that the requirements pertain only to characteristics verifiable directly on each lamp in order to avoid confusion with characteristics that can only be verified on the vehicle after installation.
GRE/2013/55 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal to reference the requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86 into the Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123.

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/45 as amended by GRE-70-02 clarifying the “type” definition with regard to manufacturer, trade name and marks. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as part of upcoming amendments to the corresponding UN Regulations, awaiting the adoption of the revised version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55.

GRE-70-02 | Proposal for corrections to document GRE/2013/45 Recommended corrections to the proposal to clarify the definition of "type" with regard to manufacturer, trade names and marks as used in Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 45, 50, 77, 87, 91,98 ,104, 112, 113, 119 and 123.
GRE/2013/45 | Proposal for Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 45, 50, 77, 87, 91,98 ,104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal to clarify the definition of "type" with regard to manufacturer, trade names and marks.
GRE/2013/55 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal to reference the requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86 into the Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123.
5. (f) Regulations Nos. 6 and 48

23. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/47 as amended by GRE-70-05, introducing “interdependent lamps” into Regulation No. 6. GRE adopted this proposal as amended in Annex IV to the session report, but refused the amendment proposed in GRE-70-24. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 6 and as draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

GRE-70-05 | Proposal for corrections to document GRE/2013/47 Editorial corrections to the proposal to introduce "interdependent lamps" into Regulation No. 6, taking into account the function of direction indicators as hazard warning signals, and including amendments to Regulation No. 48.
GRE-70-24 | Proposal for Correction to document GRE/2013/47 Proposal to extend the proposed amendment to introduce "interdependent lamps" to the 04 and 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.
GRE/2013/47 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce "interdependent lamps" into Regulation No.6, taking into account the function of direction indicators as hazard warning signals.
GRE/70 | Report of the GRE on its 70th session

24. The expert from France proposed the correction noted below to the French version of para. 5.6. of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/47. GRE requested the secretariat to take this correction into account when preparing the corresponding WP.29 document.

For “feux arrière de position”, read “feux arrière de direction”

GRE/2013/47 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce "interdependent lamps" into Regulation No.6, taking into account the function of direction indicators as hazard warning signals.

25. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/60 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/61, two revised proposals by France and Germany introducing provisions of direction indicators with variable apparent surface. He gave a practical demonstration supporting the proposal. The expert from OICA presented a study supporting the benefits of such systems (GRE-70-16). The expert from France proposed amendments (GRE-70-43) to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/61, addressing comments received during the session. GRE noted the intention to only allow the principle of variable apparent surface for direction indicators. GRE agreed on and adopted these proposals as amended by Annex V to the session report and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 6, as draft Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments and as draft Supplement 6 to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

26. GRE agreed to revisit this item at its next session and consider the prohibition of variable apparent surface direction indicators for a hazard warning signal and may consider its adoption at its next session for the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

GRE-70-16 | Dynamic Turn Indicator: Research/Investigation Findings Summary of test results to assess human responses to variable intensity direction indicators under various driving conditions.
GRE-70-43 | Proposal to amend the provisions for variable direction indicator lamps in document GRE/2013/61 Proposal to improve the draft text prepared in order to introduce provisions for direction indicator lamps with variable apparent surfaces.
GRE/2013/60 | Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments, Supplement 6 to the 05 series of amendments, Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to amend UN R48 in order to enable type-approval of direction indicators with variable apparent surfaces.
GRE/2013/61 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Revised proposal from France and Germany to introduce provisions for direction indicator lamps with variable apparent surfaces. This document supersedes document GRE/2013/13.
GRE/70 | Report of the GRE on its 70th session
6. Draft Horizontal Reference Document for light-signalling devices

27. GRE noted the endorsement by WP.29 of the establishment of a Special Interest Group as proposed in GRE-69-14. The expert from the European Commission announced that he would send invitations for the first meeting scheduled in February 2014. During the meeting the Terms of Reference would be established and a Chair and a secretariat of the informal group would be selected. The GRE chair recalled the purpose of GRE-66-13 and GRE-66-14 and suggested that the group consider these documents.

GRE-66-13 | Draft revised Regulation No. 87 as adapted under the Horizontal Reference
GRE-66-14 | Working draft of the Horizontal Reference Document for lighting equipment
GRE-69-14 | New approach for lighting regulations EC proposal to overhaul the system of 41 lighting regulations to minimize design-specific criteria (and thus the constant flow of rule revisions and overlap among rules) by focusing on performance requirements.
7. Regulation No. 7 (Position, stop and end-outline lamps)

28. The expert from China introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/42 to correct the maximum intensity limit of front position lamps in case the front position lamps are reciprocally incorporated with front fog lamps. GRE agreed and adopted this proposal. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their
March 2014 sessions as part of the draft Supplement 24 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 7.

GRE/2013/42 | Proposal for Supplement 22 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to increase the maximum intensity limit for front position lamps in cases where front position lamps are reciprocally incorporated with front fog lamps.

29. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/48 as amended by GRE-70-07. GRE agreed and adopted this proposal as amended by Annex VI to the session report. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of the draft Supplement 24 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 7.

GRE-70-07 | Proposal for corrections to document GRE/2013/48 Editorial revision of the proposal to clarify the intensity ratio requirement for stop lamps reciprocally incorporated with position or rear-end outline marker lamps.
GRE/2013/48 | Proposal for Supplement 24 to the 02 Series of Regulation No. 7 Proposal to clarify the intensity ratio requirement for stop lamps reciprocally incorporated with position or rear-end outline marker lamps.
GRE/70 | Report of the GRE on its 70th session
8. Regulation No. 112 (Headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing beam)

30. The expert from Germany confirmed that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/44 was addressed by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/62 (see agenda item 5(d)) and withdrew this document.

GRE/2013/44 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to amend document GRE/2013/18 (on aligning UN R48 with UN R112) and establishing limits for minimum and maximum voltages values.
GRE/2013/62 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the principal passing beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize them with the operating voltage requirements in UN Regulation No. 48. This document supersedes document WP.29/2013/18.

31. The expert from SAE introduced GRE-70-18 providing comments on the proposal by the expert from China (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2011/35). The expert from China withdrew this proposal.

GRE-70-18 | Comments on the proposal to update resistance to atmospheric agents testing under Regulation No. 112 In document GRE/2011/35, China proposed to update the ‘resistance to atmospheric agents’ test under UN R112 by applying the spectral energy distribution of sunlight as defined in CIE Publication No. 85:1989, Table 4. Following up on its initial response (document GRE-68-41), SAE explains its opposition to the proposal.
GRE/2011/35 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to update the 'resistence to atmospheric agents' test by applying the spectral energy distribution of sunlight as defined in CIE Publication No. 85:1989, Table 4.
9. Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility)

32. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/41 as amended by GRE-70-14 and GRE-70-33 correcting ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/73. The expert from IEC recalled the purpose of GRE-70-13, containing amendments adopted at the sixty-ninth GRE session. The expert from OICA offered to consolidate all corrections agreed (GRE-70-15-Rev.2). GRE preferred to postpone the vote by WP.29 and AC.1 on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/73 and requested the secretariat to submit GRE-70-15-Rev.2 to AC.1 and WP.29 as a revision to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/73.

GRE-70-13 | Proposal to amend document GRE/2013/41 concerning UN Regulation No. 10 Proposal to clarify and reinsert provisions concerning the approval of electronic/electrical subassemblies related to lighting devices within the proposal to extend the scope of UN R10 to all power train systems above a certain working voltage level when they are in charging mode and and including type approval of separate electrical components for the “REESS charging mode coupled to power grid” configuration. [Note: Document GRE/2013/41 has been superseded by document GRE-70-14.]
GRE-70-14 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Proposal to amend document WP.29/2013/73 which has been submitted for the November 2013 WP.29 session in order to extend the scope of UN R10 to include all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage level, when they are in charging mode and including type approval of separate electrical components for the “REESS charging mode coupled to power grid” configuration. This document supersedes the previous amendment proposal (document GRE/2013/41).
GRE-70-15/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10: Revised Consolidated version (97 pages) of the amendments to UN R10 presented in documents WP.29/2013/73 (formal proposal of amendments pending before the November 2013 Forum session) and GRE-70-14 (revised proposal of further amendments superseding GRE/2013/41). This document is intended to supersede the formal proposal WP.29/2013/73.
GRE-70-15/Rev.2 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10: Second revision Revised consolidated version (98 pages) of the amendments to UN R10 presented in documents WP.29/2013/73 (formal proposal of amendments pending before the November 2013 Forum session) and GRE-70-14 (revised proposal of further amendments superseding GRE/2013/41). This document is intended to supersede the formal proposal WP.29/2013/73.
GRE/2013/41 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Proposal to amend document GRE/2013/3 and extend the scope of UN R10 to all power train systems above a certain working voltage level when they are in charging mode.
WP.29/2013/73 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 GRE proposal to extend the scope of UN R10 to include all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage level, when they are in charging mode and including type approval of separate electrical components for the "REESS charging mode coupled to power grid" configuration.

33. The expert from France introduced GRE-70-31 proposing a correction to the French version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/41. GRE requested the secretariat to take the correction, reproduced below, into account when preparing the corresponding WP.29 document as revision to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/73.

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GRE-70-15/Rev.2 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10: Second revision Revised consolidated version (98 pages) of the amendments to UN R10 presented in documents WP.29/2013/73 (formal proposal of amendments pending before the November 2013 Forum session) and GRE-70-14 (revised proposal of further amendments superseding GRE/2013/41). This document is intended to supersede the formal proposal WP.29/2013/73.
GRE-70-31 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/41 Correction to the French version of the proposal to extend the scope of UN R10 to all power train systems above a certain working voltage level when they are in charging mode.
GRE/2013/41 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Proposal to amend document GRE/2013/3 and extend the scope of UN R10 to all power train systems above a certain working voltage level when they are in charging mode.
WP.29/2013/73 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 GRE proposal to extend the scope of UN R10 to include all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage level, when they are in charging mode and including type approval of separate electrical components for the "REESS charging mode coupled to power grid" configuration.
10. Regulation No. 27 (Advance warning triangle)

34. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/49 as amended by GRE-70-03 and GRE-70-25, updating tests requirements of UN Regulation No. 27. GRE adopted this proposal as amended by Annex VII to the session report. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of the draft 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 27.

GRE-70-03 | Proposal for correction to document GRE/2013/49 Corrections to the combined GTB and CLEPA proposal to update UN R27 in line with technological progress and performance-based methodologies.
GRE-70-25 | Proposal for Correction to document GRE/2013/49 Editorial corrections to the GTB and CLEPA proposal to update UN R27 in line with technological progress and performance-based methodologies.
GRE-70-26 | Warning triangle diagrams in support of document GRE-70-25 Diagrams further illustrating the corrections proposed in document GRE-70-25.
GRE/2013/49 | Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27 Combined GTB and CLEPA proposal, superseding documents GRE/2011/46 and GRE/2012/25, to update UN R27 in line with technological progress and performance-based methodologies. The main changes are: a) Revised provisions to combine color boundaries for the night time color, b) Replacement of Illuminant C with Illuminant D65 in the measurement of fluorescent materials, c) Alternative methods introduced for instrumental measurement of the fluorescent color, d) New Annex 10 to replace reference to ISO 105, e) Clarification of the wind test (Annex 5), f) Standardization of the test surface representing the road, g) Simplification of the test device for clearance to the ground in Annex 3, h) Amendment of COP requirements, and i) 36-month transitional period in a new paragraph 14.

35. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/58, amending the Conformity of Production requirements. GRE adopted this proposal. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of the draft 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 27.

GRE/2013/58 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.
11. Regulation No. 65 (Special warning lamps)

36. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/52 as amended by GRE-70-04, harmonizing special warning lamps requirements with those prescribed by SAE. GRE agreed to keep the text and delete the square brackets in paragraph 5.1. and adopted this proposal as amended by Annex X to the session report. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of Supplement 9 to UN Regulation No. 65.

GRE-70-04 | Proposal for corrections to document GRE/2013/52 Editorial improvements to the proposal to clarify the requirements for the special warning lamp while allowing for harmonization with the requirements for emergency warning lamps as prescribed by SAE.
GRE/2013/52 | Proposal for Supplement 09 to the 00 Series of Regulation No. 65 Proposal to clarify the requirements for the special warning lamp while allowing for harmonization with the requirements for emergency warning lamps as prescribed by SAE.
GRE/70 | Report of the GRE on its 70th session

37. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/59, amending the Conformity of Production requirements. GRE adopted this proposal. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of Supplement 9 to UN Regulation No. 65.

GRE/2013/59 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to Regulation No. 65 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.
12. UN Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural tractors)

38. The expert from the Netherlands, chairing the informal Group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI) introduced GRE-70-01, proposing the terms of reference and the rules of procedures of the group. GRE agreed on this proposal, reproduced in Annex VIII to the session report.

GRE-70-01 | Proposed Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the AVLI informal group Guidelines for the mandate of the expert group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation working on an overhaul of UN Regulation No. 86.
GRE/70 | Report of the GRE on its 70th session
13. Conspicuity of motorcycles

39. In absence of any new proposal, GRE agreed to defer consideration of this agenda item to its next session.

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

40. The expert from Germany introduced GRE-70-23, providing a summary report on the progress of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) on lighting and light-signalling related amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic.

GRE-70-23 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations Status of WP.1 reconciliation of the Vienna Convention with WP.29 technical regulations, especially with regard to automated systems.
14. (b) Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020

41. GRE agreed to defer this item to its next session.

14. (c) Development of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)

42. The expert from EC, recalling the purpose of WP.29-156-21, introduced GRE-69-15-Rev.1 on the candidate items to be incorporated in IVWTA and UN Regulation No. 0. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-08 and GRE-70-29). GRE endorsed GRE-70-45 and requested the secretariat to submit it to the IWVTA informal group.

GRE-69-15/Rev.1 | Discussion of IWVTA technical requirement priorities relevant to GRE: Revised
GRE-70-08 | IEC comments on the proposed IWVTA technical requirement priorities Comments from IEC on the informal document GRE-69-15/Rev.1 ("Priority of Discussion on Technical Requirements for IWVTA and Draft Report to IWVTA Informal Meeting")
GRE-70-29 | OICA Comments on GRE candidate items for IWVTA OICA comments on document GRE-69-15/Rev.1 concerning the lighting regulations under consideration for inclusion in the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system.
GRE-70-45 | List of candidate regulations for inclusion within the IWVTA system Status of the lighting regulations listed for inclusion within the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval systems.
WP.29-156-21/Rev.1 | Proposal for candidate items for technical regulations applicable to IWVTA (revised) Document proposing regulations for inclusion in the pending regulation on International Whole Vehicle Type Approvals and providing guidance to the Working Parties in their respective reviews of this work.

43. The expert from Japan presented GRE-70-38, supporting GRE-70-30 amending Regulation No. 4 for the purpose of IVWTA. The proposal received some comments. GRE agreed to revisit this item at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal, which the expert from Japan volunteered to prepare.

GRE-70-30 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4 Proposal to add registration plates used in non-European Contracting Parties to the scope of the regulation. This document is based on the previous document GRE-69-23.
GRE-70-38 | Explanation of the proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 4 on rear registration plates As part of the work on establishing an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system, Japan has noted differences between European and Japanese vehicle registration (license) plates. Since UN R4 would be part of the IWVTA process, Japan seeks to add its plate requirements to the European requirements embodied in UN R4 in order to enable Japan to adopt this regulation and thereby adhere to the IWVTA.
14. (d) Other business

44. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/46 proposing to delete the shape requirements of retro-reflecting devices. GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 16 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 3.

GRE/2013/46 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 02 Series of Regulation No. 3 Proposal to delete the shape requirements for retro-reflecting devices, except for triangles.

45. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/53 proposing accuracy improvements of the photometric performance stability test. GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 113.

GRE/2013/53 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 113 Proposal to improve the accuracy of test procedures measuring the stability of the photometric performance, including replacement of the test point HV with points 0.50U/1.5L and 0.50U/1.5R and of percentage values for the heat test at these points with an absolute value of 225cd.

46. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/54, updating photometric test requirements relating to the type approval of Adaptive Front-lighting Systems (AFS). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 123.

GRE/2013/54 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 123 Proposal to update the photometric test requirements for type approval of the AFS driving beam.

47. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/63, clarifying the text of Regulation No. 123. GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 123.

GRE/2013/63 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 Proposal to correct the text by replacing the erroneous use of the term "principal passing beam" with the correct term "class C (basic) passing beam".

48. The expert from CLEPA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/64 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/65, introducing requirements for a new class 5 of devices into Regulation No. 70 and requirements and for a new class F of devices into Regulation No. 104. GRE agreed to revisit this subject at its next session on the basis of revised documents, which the expert from CLEPA volunteered to prepare.

GRE/2013/64 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 70 Proposal to introduce new Class 5 devices made solely of retro-reflective plates with chevron type pattern to be applied to special utility vehicles or trailers not regularly covered by standard rear marking plates in order to harmonize existing national requirements.
GRE/2013/65 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 104 Proposal to introduce a new Class F marking designed with chevron-type pattern to be applied to special utility vehicles or trailers not normally covered by standard contour marking materials in order to harmonize national requirements making use of such markings.

49. The expert from France presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/66, introducing the 04 series of amendments for replacement parts in the transitional provisions of Regulation No. 19. GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 19.

GRE/2013/66 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to enable approval of Class B front fog lamp for replacement purposes only in the 04 series of amendments to UN R19 (as is currently the case for approvals under the 02 and O3 series).

50. The secretariat presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/75/Add.1, clarifying the context of the amendments to Regulation No.19 introduced by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/75. GRE endorsed and adopted this addendum.

WP.29/2013/75 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from the regulation and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements
WP.29/2013/75/Add.1 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Addendum to clarify the context of document WP.29/2013/75 (the proposal to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from the regulation and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements).

51. The expert from GTB proposed to clarify the requirements related to testing of the resistance to mechanical deterioration of the plastic lens surface (GRE-70-06). GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex IX to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as Supplement 4 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 113.

GRE-70-06 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 Series of Regulation No. 113 Proposal to specify that headlamps producing only a driving beam are subject to testing of the resistance to mechanical deterioration of the plastic lens surface. The current text only specifies procedures for the passing beam.
14. (e) Clarifications

52. The expert from the UK, introduced GRE-70-39, proposing amendments to the ten documents listed above in reply to European Commission letter (GRE-70-22) stating concerns with GRE documents submitted for WP.29 adoption. GRE agreed on the proposed corrections and requested the secretariat to submit the document as an informal document for consideration at the November 2013 session of WP.29.

GRE-70-22 | Request for correction of amendments to Regulations No. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 The European Commission, pursuant to concerns raised in its Technical Committee Motor Vehicles, raises issues with two paragraphs that are reproduced in a number of GRE proposals set for consideration at the November WP.29. The EU, therefore, cannot vote to adopt the proposals until these concerns have been addressed (i.e., for the March 2014 session).
GRE-70-39 | Proposed amendments addressing GRE-70 agenda item 14c concerning non-replaceable filament lamps UK proposal to address concerns raised in the series of proposals to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources.
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/79 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 38 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/83 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources.
WP.29/2013/87 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 77 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources, and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/88 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to Regulation No. 87 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/89 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 91 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/94 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
15. Direction for future GRE work
15. (a) Work tasks of GRE

53. GRE agreed to defer consideration of this item to its next session.

WP.29/2012/119 | New approach to lighting and light-signalling in UN Regulations Introduction to GTB initial thoughts on restructuring UN lighting regulations to focus on performance requirements rather than on design and technical descriptions.
15. (b) Work progress of Working Party "Brussels 1952" task forces

54. The expert from GTB presented a status report of the GTB Mirror Working Group SAE activities (GRE-70-44).

GRE-70-44 | GTB Mirror Working Group SAE: Status Update Status report on the GTB working group establish with SAE to assist NHTSA in the development of test protocols for adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlamps under FMVSS 108.

55. The expert from GTB reported on the progress made on the subject of LED retrofit.

GRE-70-47 | Status report of the GTB Light Sources working group
16. Election of officers

56. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended by Amend. 1 and 2) GRE called the election of officers. Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada) was unanimously elected Chair of GRE for the sessions scheduled for the year 2014. Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) was unanimously elected Vice-Chair of GRE for the year 2014.