Session 161 | Geneva | 12-15 Nov 2013
Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 161st session from 12 to15 November 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): Australia; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; South Africa; Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK); United States of America. Representatives of the European Union (EU) participated. The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), Consumers International (CI); European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA),1 the Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation); International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA); The International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization for Standardization (ISO); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 161st session from 12 to15 November 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): Australia; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; South Africa; Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK); United States of America. Representatives of the European Union (EU) participated. The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC), Consumers International (CI); European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA),1 the Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation); International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA); The International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization for Standardization (ISO); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

Opening statements made during the session

2. The Director of the Transport Division welcomed the WP.29 representatives. She underlined the importance of the ongoing revision of the 1958 Agreement, which can be taken as an example for other legal instruments. She encouraged the World Forum to adopt the draft UN Regulations on recyclability of motor vehicles and retrofit emissions control devices. She invited countries to accede to the 1997 Agreement as a relevant indicator in the framework of the decade of action for road safety.

3. The Director of the Transport Division announced that, as a continuation of the UNECE road map on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), a round table on ITS synergies to improve road safety would be organized in Belgium. She invited the representatives to attend the Europe–Asia Road Safety Forum to be held in New Delhi on 4-6 December 2013 during the session of the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1).

4. Mr. J. Bucayan, Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications of the Philippines, underlined that the participation of his country in WP.29 was in view of finalising the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on type approval for automotive products. He stated that the MRA was anchored to the principle of the 1958 Agreement and that signature was expected for implementation by ASEAN member States by 2015. He informed WP.29 that his country was taking the necessary steps to ensure the technical capability of carrying out automotive testing, inspections and certifications according to international safety standards. He added that the national committee on the harmonization of vehicle standards and regulations was aligning their standards and technical regulations with the provisions of UN Regulations. He acknowledged the assistance of Japan in the preparation of the Philippines to accede to the 1958 Agreement, as well as in the formulation of a road map for accession to the 1958 Agreement and in the introduction of the type approval system in his country. Finally, he stated that with the above-mentioned road map and a better understanding of the significance of the 1958 Agreement, the accession of the Philippines to the 1958 Agreement would be ensured in the near future.

5. Mr. S. Bandopadhyaya, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India, confirmed his country’s interest in the harmonizing activities of the World Forum. He recalled the active participation of delegates of India in the work of WP.29. He announced that India was considering its accession to the 1958 Agreement, subject to the modification of the rule for adopting new UN Regulations and amendments to existing ones from the current two-thirds majority to a higher one.

1. Adoption of the agenda

6. The provisional annotated agenda for the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1105 and its Add.1) was adopted with the amendments noted below:

  • (a) Addition of agenda items:
    • 8.5. Election of officers for 2014
  • (b) Addition and correction of document references for items:
    • 3.2. Add the reference to document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/83/Add.1
    • 18.5. for (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/33), read (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/32)

7. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to the session report.

WP.29/1105 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 161st WP.29 session
WP.29/1105/Add.1 | Addendum to the provisional agenda for the 161st WP.29 session
WP.29/1106 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 161st session
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)

8. The 113rd session of WP.29/AC.2 was held on 11 November 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 and 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, the 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), GRPE (India) and GRSP (Republic of Korea).

9. The Committee reviewed the draft agenda of the 161st session of the World Forum and recommended the amendments as indicated in para. 6 above. The Committee also recommended that agenda item 5.1 be considered by the World Forum and that the rest of the agenda items of 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 convene. WP.29/AC.2 also reviewed the draft agenda for the 162nd session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 11 to 14 March 2014.

10. The Administrative Committee AC.2 noted that all the GRs had elected Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the year 2014.

11. The Administrative Committee noted the recent adoption by the ECE of guidelines and procedures for ECE bodies and for the election of the Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the Bureau (E/ECE/1464, Appendix V, available here). AC.2 recalled that the election of officers for WP.29 and its GRs were made in conformity with the Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedures of WP.29. Therefore, no change to the current election process was deemed necessary. 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.

12. The Chairs of the GRs considered the possible granting of revisions and extensions of the Type Approvals granted in conformity with the UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement. It was recommended to delete the part related to revisions and extensions from ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/126 awaiting the final Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement to maintain consistency.

WP.29/2013/126 | Proposal for Amendment 4 to Revision 2 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Document prepared by the Forum Secretariat pursuant to the decisions of the Forum, inserting five new regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and adding a new Annex 5 on general administrative provisions for revisions and extensions of the type approvals granted in the framework of the UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.

13. AC.2 noted the outcome of the joint International Telecommunication Union (ITU)/ECE workshop on “Intelligent transport systems in emerging markets – drivers for safe and sustainable growth” (27 June 2013, ITU Headquarters, Geneva), as noted in the report of the previous session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1103, paras. 23-24) and the Action Plan).

14. AC.2 welcomed this action plan that highlights the role of globally harmonized standards and the importance of this work to improve road safety. To ensure the continued engagement between WP.29 (and its subsidiary bodies) with the ITU, AC.2 recommended that WP.29 extends an open invitation to the ITU to attend future sessions of WP.29 as a means of collaborating in the pursuit of closer alignment of future standards and regulations.

15. The Committee considered the issue of patented technologies. AC.2 agreed that patented technologies could improve vehicles safety and reduce emissions, but that in principle patented technologies should not be incorporated, as such, in the UN Regulations, UN GTRs and UN Rules. The Committee recommended to overcome this situation by continuing efforts to prescribe performance based requirements in the framework of UN Regulations, UN GTRs and UN Rules.

16. The Committee noted the delay on the translation of the legal text of UN Regulations, UN GTRs and UN Rules and their amendments, as well as the report of the June 2013 session of WP.29 in French.

17. The World Forum adopted the report of the Administrative Committee on its 113th session and its recommendations.

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

18. The World Forum noted the revised programme of work and documentation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/1/Rev.2). The secretariat was requested to include, under the subjects under consideration by GRE, para. 3.1.2, the work in progress on merging some UN Regulations under the responsibility of GRE. WP.29 representatives were invited to review the document and to communicate to the secretariat any amendments deemed necessary. The secretariat presented the draft calendar of sessions for the year 2014 (WP.29-161-01). The World Forum agreed with the calendar as reproduced in Annex II to the session report.

WP.29-161-01 | Calendar of meetings of WP.29 and its Working Parties and Committees for 2014
WP.29/2013/1/Rev.2 | Revised Programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies
2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems

19. The World Forum agreed that the design principles for control systems for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), adopted at its June 2013 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, para. 22), be published as an annex to R.E.3.

20. WP.29 noted that the informal working group (IWG) on ITS was not holding its meeting during this session, but had agreed that the next session be during the March 2014 session of WP.29.

WP.29-160-15 | Final Draft "Design Principles for Control Systems of ADAS"
2.4. Biennial evaluation for 2012–2013 and programme of work for 2014 – 2015 and for 2014–2018

21. The World Forum adopted the evaluation for 2012–2013 and the programme of work for 2014–2015 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/123) as well as its programme of work for 2014–2018 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/124). In the latter document, in the ‘outputs expected …’ under sections 02.4.2 (d) and (e), amend the date “2015” to read “2016” (twice). The World Forum requested the secretariat to transmit the documents to the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) for consideration at its February 2014 session.

WP.29/2013/123 | World Forum evaluation for 2012-2013 and programme of work for 2014- 2015 Proposal for the goals and objectives of the World Forum during 2014-2015 for review and approval by the Forum participants.
WP.29/2013/124 | World Forum draft programme of work for 2014-2018 Report of the secretariat of the World Forum to its parent body, the Inland Transport Committee.
2.5. Follow-up of the ECE reform

22. The secretariat informed the World Forum about the implementation of the ECE reform, particularly about the assignation of new professionals to work primarily at the WP.29 secretariat. The additional posts (one P4 and one P2) were expected to take up their new functions in January 2014. The World Forum invited the secretariat to present the distribution of tasks of the secretariat at its next session in March 2014.

3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) (Sixty-ninth session, 8-11 April 2013)

23. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRE given during the 160th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, paras. 31–37) and approved the report.

3.2. Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG) (104th session, 15-19 April 2013)

24. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRSG given during the 160th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, paras. 38-41) and approved the report.

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

25. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRSP given during the 160th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, paras. 42-44) and approved the report.

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

26. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRPE given during the 160th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, paras. 45-52) and approved the report.

3.5. Highlights of the recent sessions
3.5.1. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Fifty-eighth session, 2-4 September 2013)

27. Mr. S. Ficheux, Chair of GRB, reported on the results achieved by GRB during its fifty-eighth session (for more details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/56).

28. He informed WP.29 that GRB would need further discussion to clearly indicate the way forward on the mandatory activation of Audible Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) in stationary position and in starting the vehicle motion. He encouraged delegates to participate in the next meetings of the informal group on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV).

29. The World Forum noted that Mr. Ficheux (France) had been re-elected GRB Chair and Mr. A. Bocharov (Russian Federation) had been elected as Vice-Chair of GRB for the 2014 sessions.

GRB/56 | Report of the GRB on its 58th session
3.5.2. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-fifth session, 17-19 September 2013)

30. The Chair of GRRF, Mr. B. Frost, informed WP.29 about the results achieved by GRRF during its seventy-fifth session (for more details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/75).

GRRF/75 | Report of the GRRF on its 75th session

31. The Chair of GRRF reported on the progress made by GRRF to completely redraft the transitional provisions of Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H and to harmonize them with the corresponding guidelines.

32. The Chair of GRRF reported that GRRF was still seeking a consensus proposal on new wet grip limits for tyres of category C3 in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/66 (Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 117) and proposed WP.29 and AC.1 to defer the vote.

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.

33. The Chair of GRRF requested authorization for the informal working group on the Tyre GTR to hold an additional meeting for consideration of a proposal by the experts from China on the “bead unseating test” and of potential findings from research associated with the wet grip test performed by the United States of America. WP.29 gave its consent to that request, subject to the confirmation by AC.3 (see para. 92).

34. The World Forum noted that Mr. Frost (UK) and Mr. Kubota (Japan) had been re-elected Chair and Vice-Chair of GRRF for the sessions in 2014.

3.5.3. Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG) (105th session, 8-11 October 2013)

35. The GRSG Chair, Mr. A. Erario, informed WP.29 about the results achieved during the 105th session of GRSG (for more details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/84).

GRSG/84 | Report of the GRSG on its 105th session

36. The GRSG Chair sought the consent of WP.29 to re-establish the informal group on Camera-Monitor Systems (CMS). WP.29 gave its consent.

37. The representative of the Russian Federation, Chair of the IWG on Automatic Emergency Call System (AECS), reported on the progress made during its first meeting.

38. The World Forum noted that Mr. A. Erario (Italy) and Mr. M. Matolcsy (Hungary) had been re-elected Chair and Vice-Chair of GRSG for the sessions in 2014.

3.5.4. Working Party on Light and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Seventieth session, 21-23 October 2013)

39. The GRE Chair, Mr. M. Gorzkowski, informed WP.29 about the results achieved during the seventieth session of GRE (for more details, see the report of the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/70).

40. The GRE Chair informed WP.29 that the Special Interest Group (SIG) considering simplification of UN Regulations on lighting and light-signalling would meet during February 2014 to establish the terms of reference for the future IWG. The chairmanship and secretariat of this IWG would be decided at that meeting. WP.29 gave its consent.

41. The World Forum noted that Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada) was unanimously re-elected as Chair and that Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) was unanimously elected as Vice-Chair for the GRE sessions scheduled for the year 2014.

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

42. The World Forum noted that the last 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 some Type Approval Authorities (TAA) had communicated the categories of the designated Technical Services (TS). The secretariat explained that incorporating the category of TS in the status document would result in thousands of additional entries and, therefore, would make it difficult to handle. The World Forum agreed not to insert the categories of the TS. WP.29 noted that Japan would apply UN Regulations Nos. 125, 130 and 131 from 5 January 2014.

WP.29/343/Rev.21/Rev.2/Add.1 | List of revisions to the informal updated version of the Status of the 1958 Agreement as of 15 August 2013
WP.29/343/Rev.21/Rev.3 | Updated version of the Status of the 1958 Agreement as of 20 December 2013 Status of the Agreement, of the annexed UN Regulations and of amendments thereto, including contact points for testing services and type approval authorities.
4.2. Guidance requested by the Working Parties on matters related to 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

43. The secretariat reported on the meeting organized with the ISO secretariat to consider the issues raised during the 160th session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, paras. 54-55) on the non-availability of former and draft versions of such standards as well as the non-availability of the referenced standards free of charge, affecting the transparency of the UN Regulations, UN GTRs and UN Rules.

44. The representative of ISO noted the issues raised and agreed to consider them with WP.29 and its secretariat.

45. The representative of the United States of America referred to the guidelines OMB Circular No. A-199. He added that the background material used for supporting the redaction and establishment of a standard was a key element for the assessment of the standard prior to its incorporation by reference into a regulation and should, therefore, be available to regulatory bodies. He added that the intellectual property restrictions on private standards should not apply when governments were participating in the funding or research for the establishment of a private standard.

46. WP.29 noted that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) had announced on 28 October 2013 the official launch of the ANSI IBR Portal, a free online tool with read-only access to standards that have been incorporated by reference into federal laws.

47. WP.29 also noted that an International Conference on “Standards and Regulatory Frameworks” would be held on 19 November 2013 in the framework of the session of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6 of the UNECE Trade Division). The Conference would present global best practices in the use of standards in regulatory work and review, in particular, the Recommendation D on “Reference to Standards” (ECE/TRADE/C/WP.6/2013/5). The World Forum requested the secretariat to represent WP.29 in the noted conference to: (i) share the experience of WP.29 on the incorporation by reference of private standards into regulations, (ii) stress the need of cooperation of standards developing organizations with regulatory bodies to ensure regulatory transparency, and (iii) suggest the “read-only” access of standards referenced in the regulations through “reading rooms” (similar to the ANSI IBR portal referenced above) hosted by trusted organizations, such as the United Nations.

WP.6/2013/5 | WP.6 policy recommendations on the use of private standards Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies updated recommendations on the reference to private standards (such as developed by ISO, IEC, SAE and others) in UN regulations.
4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system

48. The representative of France, chairing the IWG on IWVTA, gave a general overview of the outcome of the two meetings held in Paris and Bonn prior to the WP.29 session. The representative of Japan, chairing the IWVTA subgroup on the development of UN Regulation No. 0, reported on the group’s work progress (WP.29-161-17). He recalled that the main objective of the IWVTA was the extension of the mutual recognition of vehicle systems and components to whole vehicles. He added that the subgroup recognized that this objective could not be achieved in a single step. UN Regulation No. 0 would thus allow, in a first step, a partial IWVTA limited to M1 category of vehicles. This partial type approval would need completion by national or regional approvals. At a future point, a complete whole vehicle approval would be possible. He described the working assumptions concerning the rights and obligations of the Contracting Parties (CPs) applying UN Regulation No. 0 and that it was foreseen to annually update UN Regulation No. 0. He presented the structure of UN Regulation No. 0 and two tentative lists with UN Regulations for further review that would need to be complied with for obtaining a Whole Vehicle Type Approval. List A contained thirty-nine UN Regulations that could already be included in the first step of the partial IWVTA. List B contained fourteen UN Regulations that would need amendment before their inclusion into list A. The representative of Japan also reported on the foreseen evolution of UN Regulation No. 0 and highlighted that the ultimate goal of IWVTA was the universal Whole Vehicle Type Approval mutually recognized by all CPs applying UN Regulation No. 0 without any additional national requirements. An additional further step would include vehicle categories other than M1. He concluded his presentation by indicating that the subgroup intended to complete the drafting of the partial IWVTA requirements by March 2016 and announced that the next meeting of the subgroup was scheduled to be held in Japan on 21-23 January 2014. He added that the latest version of draft UN Regulation No. 0 was available.

49. The representative of EU supported this process and the efforts achieved. He underlined the need for agreement on the list of UN Regulations to be included in UN Regulation No. 0. The representative of OICA joined the EU in this support and added that the IWVTA was of the highest importance for the automotive industry.

SGR0-08-13 | Working draft of the UN Regulation on the international approval of whole vehicles
WP.29-161-17 | Progress Towards an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval Scheme Progress report from the expert group working on the IWVTA regulation providing on overview of the proposed whole vehicle regulation, issues for attention of the World Forum, and consideration of future development.
4.4. Consideration of amendments to the 1958 Agreement

50. The representative of the EU, chairing the IWVTA subgroup on the review of the 1958 Agreement, informed the World Forum that a first proposal for amendments to the 1958 Agreement had been completed by the subgroup (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/134). He indicated that, after transmitting the proposal, the subgroup had convened again prior to the WP.29 session and that the majority of the pending issues had been solved (WP.29-161-15 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/134). He provided WP.29 with a general overview on the development of the proposal (WP.29-161-16) and recalled certain major features aimed to increase the attractiveness of the revised 1958 Agreement: (i) the possibility to grant and recognize type approvals according to previous series of amendments to UN Regulations, (ii) the possibility of a CP to delegate its voting right to another CP and (iii) the possibility for a CP to vote in favour of a new UN Regulation but to apply the UN Regulation at a later time point. He reported that the main pending issue for WP.29 to consider was the need to modify the two-third majority threshold for adopting new UN Regulations and amendments to existing UN Regulations. He concluded his presentation by inviting all the CPs to analyse the proposal and to provide their feedback at the next session of WP.29 in March 2014. The subgroup should resolve the issues by the November 2014 session of WP.29. At the March 2015 session, WP.29 should be in a position to identify if unanimity can be achieved to amend the Agreement and to launch the formal procedure for the amendment of the Agreement by a CP. Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement would then enter into force on March 2016.

51. WP.29 noted a general support on the development of the amendments to the Agreement and requested the secretariat to distribute WP.29-161-15 with an official symbol for consideration at its next session. WP.29 also noted that further amendments to WP.29-161-15 to resolve the pending issues, would be presented at the March 2014 session as an informal document.

WP.29-161-15 | Consolidated proposals for the revised 1958 Agreement This informal document builds on informal document WP.29-159-19 (submitted by the Chair of IWVTA to WP.29 in March 2013), and complements working document WP.29/2013/134 submitted for consideration at the WP.29 November 2013 session. It provides an update of the progress achieved within the IWVTA informal group since the submission of document WP.29/2013/134. As a result of this progress, the majority of outstanding issues have been resolved, leaving only a few issues which need further fine-tuning by the IWVTA sub-group on the review of the 1958 Agreement.
WP.29-161-16 | Review of the 1958 Agreement Progress report on the revision to the 1958 Agreement to enable the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval system.
WP.29/2013/134 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal from the IWVTA expert group for revisions to the 1958 Agreement, including text in brackets for further consideration.
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

52. The secretariat pointed out that the DETA concept had already been incorporated into draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement. He reported that several UNECE internal meetings had been held concerning the hosting of DETA within the United Nations. He added that a request had been transmitted to the relevant UNECE Committee to secure the necessary budget for the second half of 2015. He informed WP.29 that this matter was still under consideration by UNECE and that for 2016–2017, it would be necessary to include the funding of DETA in the general budget of the UNECE for its approval by the General Assembly. He added that the WP.29 secretariat was targeting March 2016 for the final implementation of DETA.

53. The secretariat suggested limiting the maintenance services (i.e., user support) for DETA that would be provided by the United Nations, to the normal Geneva office working hours. WP.29 agreed with this proposal.

4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRE

54. The World Forum, in considering informal documents WP.29-161-06 and WP.29-161-11, agreed to refer the official documents listed under agenda items 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.4, 4.6.5, 4.6.8, 4.6.9, 4.6.12, 4.6.16, 4.6.17, 4.6.18, 4.6.19, 4.6.20, 4.6.21, 4.6.22, 4.6.23, 4.6.25, 4.6.26 and 4.6.27 back to GRE for further consideration.

WP.29-161-06 | Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2013/69 concerning UN R4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 Revisions to the GRE proposal (document WP.29/2013/69) 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). This proposal also applies to documents: WP.29/2013/71, WP.29/2013/72, WP.29/2013/76, WP.29/2013/79, WP.29/2013/83, WP.29/2013/87, WP.29/2013/88, WP.29/2013/89 and WP.29/2013/94.
WP.29-161-11 | Request for correction of amendments to Regulations No. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 In a letter to Mssrs. Gauvin and Ramos, 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).

55. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.3, 4.6.7, 4.6.10, 4.6.11, 4.6.13 to 4.6.15, 4.6.24, 4.6.28 as well as 4.6.29, and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of para. 56 below.

4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3 (Retro-reflecting devices)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3 Proposal to update the Conformity of Production provisions.
4.6.2. Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4 (Illumination of rear registration plates)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29-161-06 | Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2013/69 concerning UN R4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 Revisions to the GRE proposal (document WP.29/2013/69) 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). This proposal also applies to documents: WP.29/2013/71, WP.29/2013/72, WP.29/2013/76, WP.29/2013/79, WP.29/2013/83, WP.29/2013/87, WP.29/2013/88, WP.29/2013/89 and WP.29/2013/94.
WP.29-161-11 | Request for correction of amendments to Regulations No. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 In a letter to Mssrs. Gauvin and Ramos, 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).
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).
4.6.3. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 5 (Sealed beam headlamps)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/70 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 5 GRE proposal to amend the transitional provisions to cease granting new type approvals for the “Sealed Beam” headlamps.
4.6.4. Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 (Direction indicators)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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).
4.6.5. Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 (Position, stop and end-outline lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.6. Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility)

57. For agenda item 4.6.6, Regulation No. 10, the World Forum requested the secretariat to incorporate the corrections of WP.29-161-04 into ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/73 for consideration at its March 2014 session.

WP.29-161-04 | Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 Revised consolidated proposal to extend the scope of UN R10 to all kinds of power train systems above a certain working voltage, including type approval for separate electrical components (electrical/electronic sub-assemblies or ESA). This document supersedes document WP/29/2013/73.
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.
4.6.7. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 (Front fog lamps)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/74 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to correct Line 6 in the table of Paragraph 6.4.3. of the regulation, replacing "2,700 min" by "2 000 min".
4.6.8. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 (Front fog lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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).
4.6.9. Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23 (Reversing lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.10. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 31 (Halogen Sealed Beam (HSB) Headlamps)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/77 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 31 GRE proposal to amend the transitional provisions to cease granting new type approvals for the "Sealed Beam" headlamps and to correct the title of UN Regulation No. 31.
4.6.11. Proposal for Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37 (Filament lamps)

56. Agenda item 4.6.11, Regulation No. 37, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/78, correct on page 5, sheet WT21/7W, the dimensions “E” and “F” to read “e” and “f” respectively. [Proposal adopted as amended.]

WP.29/2013/78 | Proposal for Supplement 42 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37 GRE proposal to introduce light source categories WT(Y)21W and WT(Y)21/7W.
4.6.12. Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 38 (Rear fog lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.13. Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/80 | Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 GRE proposal to amend the requirements for installation of front-position lamps and to revise the requirements on replacing light sources.
4.6.14. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/81 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 05 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 GRE proposal to amend the requirements for installation of front-position lamps and to revise the requirements on replacing light sources.
4.6.15. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/82 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 GRE proposal to amend the requirements for installation of front-position lamps, to revise the requirements on replacing light sources, to clarify and simplify the transitional provisions, to clarify the general provision to determine the mounting height of the lamp in paragraph 5.28.4., to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS) (light generators) from the regulation, and to clarify the requirements and avoid the need for a telltale where one or more Light Emitting Diodes (LED) or LED modules, used to produce the principal passing beam, are wired such that the failure of any LED or LED module causes all the LED to stop emitting light.
4.6.16. Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50 (Position, stop, direction indicator lamps for mopeds and motorcycles)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.17. Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65 (Special warning lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/84 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65 GRE proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
4.6.18. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69 (Rear-marking plates for slow moving vehicles)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/85 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69 GRE proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
4.6.19. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70 (Rear-marking plates for heavy and long vehicles)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/86 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70 GRE proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
4.6.20. Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 77 (Parking lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.21. Proposal for Supplement 18 to Regulation No. 87 (Daytime running lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.22. Proposal for Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 91 (Side marker lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

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.
4.6.23. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 (Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/90 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production (CoP), to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS) (light generators) from the regulations, and to update the general CoP requirements.
4.6.24. Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 99 (Gas-discharge light sources)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/91 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 99 Proposal to expand the range of possible combinations for identification codes under Regulation No 99.
4.6.25. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 (Headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing-beam)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/92 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production and to otherwise update the CoP requirements.
4.6.26. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 (Headlamps emitting a symmetrical passing-beam)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29/2013/93 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 Proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements and to correct provisions on bend lighting for motorcycles recently adopted by WP.29 as Supplement 2 (document WP.29/2012/83).
4.6.27. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 (Cornering lamps)

[Proposal returned to GRE for further consideration.]

WP.29-161-06 | Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2013/69 concerning UN R4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 Revisions to the GRE proposal (document WP.29/2013/69) 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). This proposal also applies to documents: WP.29/2013/71, WP.29/2013/72, WP.29/2013/76, WP.29/2013/79, WP.29/2013/83, WP.29/2013/87, WP.29/2013/88, WP.29/2013/89 and WP.29/2013/94.
WP.29-161-11 | Request for correction of amendments to Regulations No. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, and 119 In a letter to Mssrs. Gauvin and Ramos, 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).
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.
4.6.28. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 (Adaptive Front lighting Systems (AFS))

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/95 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for conformity of production.
4.6.29. Proposal for Supplement 2 to Regulation No. 128 (Light Emitting Diode (LED) light sources)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/96 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to Regulation No. 128 Proposal to extend the approval code identification markings from two digits to three.
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSG

58. The World Forum considered the draft amendment under agenda items 4.7.1 to 4.7.5 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of para. 59 below.

4.7.1. Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
4.7.2. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/98 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal as approved by the GRSG to amend provisions on the installation height of interior emergency controls in Class B vehicles.
4.7.3. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/99 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal as approved by the GRSG to provide for a specific area in Class I buses whereby a child may remain safely seated in his/her pram or pushchair.
4.7.4. Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/100 | Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal as approved by the GRSG to update and improve provisions concerning passenger entry/exit, driver compartments, passageways, use of signs, and emergency lighting pursuant to the work of the informal group on Service Doors, Windows and Emergency Exits (SDWEE).
4.7.5. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 (CNG vehicles)

59. Agenda item 4.7.5., Regulation No. 110, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/101, (see WP.29-161-05):
Page 12, definitions 4.70. to 4.76., renumber as definitions 4.68. to 4.74.

Page 13, paragraph 5.3.1. (including footnote 10), amend the footnote 10 to read:
“10 [n] stands for the sample size and shall be determined by the Type Approval Authority.”

Page 16, paragraph 8.13.1., amend to read:

“8.13.1.The LNG tank shall be equipped at least with the following components, which may be either separate or combined (special care shall be taken to prevent LNG trapping):”

Page 16, insert a new paragraph 8.13.1.3., to read:

“8.13.1.3.Automatic valve;”

Page 16, paragraph 8.13.1.3. (former), renumber as paragraph 8.13.1.4.

Page 16, paragraph 8.13.3., correct to read:

“8.13.3.The components mentioned in paragraphs 8.13.1.1. to 8.13.1.4. (above) shall be type approved pursuant to the provisions laid down in Annex 4 to this Regulation.”

Page 24, insert new paragraphs 18.6.1. to 18.6.1.2., to read:

“18.6.1.Automatic valve
18.6.1.1.An automatic valve shall be installed in the fuel supply line, directly on every LNG tank (in a protected position).
18.6.1.2.The automatic valve shall be operated such that the fuel supply is cut off when the engine is switched off, irrespective of the position of the ignition switch, and shall remain closed while the engine is not running. A delay of 2 seconds is permitted for diagnostic.”

Page 24, paragraphs 18.6.1. to 18.6.3. (former), renumber as paragraphs 18.6.2. to 18.6.4.

Page 25, paragraph 18.6.4. (former), renumber as paragraph 18.6.5. and amend to read:

“18.6.5.Manual fuel shut off valve
The manual fuel shut off valve shall be mounted directly on the LNG tank (in a protected position). It should be readily accessible. The manual fuel shut off valve can be integrated into the automatic valve.”

Page 25, paragraphs 18.6.5. to 18.6.7. (former), renumber as paragraphs 18.6.6. to 18.6.8.

Page 26, paragraph 18.10.3., correct the reference to “Annex 4F1” to read “Annex 4F”.

Page 28, insert a new paragraph 24.3., to read:

“24.3.Type approvals of components other than fuel rail, as defined in paragraph 4.74., granted according to the original version of this Regulation, shall remain valid and shall be accepted for the purpose of their installation on vehicles.”

Page 28, paragraphs 24.3. to 24.5. (former), renumber as paragraphs 24.4. to 24.6.

Page 28, paragraph 24.6. (former), renumber the as paragraph 24.7. and amend the references to paragraphs 24.4. and 24.5. to read paragraphs 24.5. and 24.6.

Pages 40 and 41, Annex 1B, items 1.2.4.5.18. to 1.2.4.5.29.2., correct the footnote 1 (former) to read footnote 2 and footnote 2 (former) to read footnote 1.

Page 48, Annex 2B – Addendum, paragraphs 1.22.2., 1.23.2., 1.24.2., 1.25.2., 1.26.2., 1.27.2., 1.28.2., 1.29.2., 1.30.2. and 1.31.2., correct the wording “Working pressure(s)1:” to read “Material:”.

Page 53, Annex 3A, paragraphs 2. and 3., correct the references to “page 6” and “page 12”
to read “page 2” and “page 7” respectively.

Page 68, Annex 3A, Table 6.7, first column, tenth row, correct the wording “Working
pressure change ≤ 20 per cent” to read “Working pressure change ≤ 20 per cent @” (inserting a reference to note @).

Page 86, paragraphs A.22. to A.24., correct the references (3 times) to “Annex 3” to read
“Annex 3A”.

Page 91, the numbering of the annex, correct “Annex 3 – Appendix D” to read “Annex 3A – Appendix D”.

Page 96, Annex 3A – Appendix F, the note to paragraph F.2.2., correct the figure “36 MPa” to read “26 MPa”.

Page 103, Annex 3A – Appendix H, paragraph H.6.(a), correct to read:

“(a)Pressure cycle
As defined in the test sequence, cylinder shall be hydraulically pressure cycled between not less than 2 MPa and not more than 26 MPa. The total cycle shall be …”

Page 109, Annex 3B, paragraph 4.1., correct to read (re-insert paragraph numbering 4.2.):

“4.1.General
The design of tanks shall cover all relevant aspects that are necessary to ensure that every tank produced according to the design is fit for its purpose for the specified service life.
4.2.Design
This Regulation does not provide …”

Page 110, Annex 3B, paragraph 4.6.(b), correct the wording “the external vessel surfaces” to read “the external tank surfaces”.

Page 112, Annex 3B, paragraph 4.15.1., correct the reference to paragraph 6.11. to read paragraph 4.11.

Page 118, Annex 3B – Appendix C, paragraph C.5., correct the wording “to cause cylinder material damage” to read “to cause tank material damage”.

Page 119, Annex 3B – Appendix D, item 6., correct the wording “Serial number: from to inclusive” to read “Serial number: from …… to …… inclusive ……”.

Page 122, Annex 4A, paragraph 7.3., correct the reference to paragraph 2 to read paragraph 3.

Page 142, Annex 4B, paragraph 4.3.1.3., correct the reference to paragraph 1.3.1.1. to read paragraph 4.3.1.1.

Page 143, Annex 4B, paragraph 4.3.2.3., correct the reference to paragraph 1.3.2.1. to read paragraph 4.3.2.1.

Page 143, Annex 4B, paragraph 4.4.1.3., correct the reference to paragraph 1.4.1.1. to read paragraph 4.4.1.1.

Page 144, Annex 4B, paragraph 4.4.2.3., correct the reference to paragraph 1.4.2.1. to read paragraph 4.4.2.1.

Page 151, Annex 4F, footnote 1, correct “Road vehicles Compressed Natural Gas” to read “Road vehicles Compressed Natural Gas”.

Page 158, Annex 4J, paragraph 3.1.4.3., correct the wording “completion of the room temperature cycles” to read “completion of the high temperature cycles”.

Page 165, Annex 4N, paragraph 6.4., correct the wording “The LNG non-return valve” to read “The LNG manual valve”.

Page 176, Annex 5E, paragraph 2., correct the reference to “ISO CD 15500-2” to read “ISO 15500-2”.

[The proposal in document WP.29/2013/101 was adopted pursuant to the corrections specified in the informal document WP.29-161-05, including the specification for the installation of an automatic shut-off valve on LNG tanks.]

WP.29-161-05 | Corrigendum to draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Corrections adopted by GRSG (at its 105th session) to the draft supplement pending before the World Forum for its November 2013 session. The supplement introduces provisions for motor vehicles using liquefied natural gas (LNG).
WP.29/2013/101 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Text as approved by the GRSG to introduce type-approval provisions for vehicles equipped with liquefied natural gas propulsion systems. The proposal has been prepared as a new consolidated version of UN Regulation No. 110.
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSP

60. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.8.1 to 4.8.10 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of paras. 61 and 62 below.

61. Agenda items 4.8.8 and 4.8.9, Regulation No. 100, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/109 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/135:

Page 3, Annex 6, item 2.5., correct the reference to “RESSS” to read “REESS”.

WP.29/2013/109 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to remove unnecessary constraints on electric vehicle systems having a working voltage of 48V and to adapt the safety provisions of the regulation to this technology.
WP.29/2013/135 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 Proposal to remove unnecessary constraints on electric vehicle systems having a working voltage of 48 V and to adapt the safety provisions concerning this technology.
4.8.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 12 (Steering mechanism)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/102 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 12 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to introduce provisions for coupling systems used in the charging of a Rechargeable Energy Storage System (REESS).
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14 (Safety-belt anchorages)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/103 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to introduce exemptions for vehicles not intended for transporting children during normal use.
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/104 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to clarify the risks involved in installing a rearward-facing child restraint in a seating position that is equipped with a frontal airbag and to align the labeling requirements with new requirements of UN Regulation No. 94 on frontal impacts.
4.8.4. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/105 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 17 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to introduce new provisions for folding seats.
4.8.5. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)
4.8.6. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)
4.8.7. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 95 (Lateral collision)
4.8.8. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 (Electric powertrain vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/109 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 Proposal as approved by the GRSP to remove unnecessary constraints on electric vehicle systems having a working voltage of 48V and to adapt the safety provisions of the regulation to this technology.
4.8.9. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 (Electric powertrain vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/135 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 100 Proposal to remove unnecessary constraints on electric vehicle systems having a working voltage of 48 V and to adapt the safety provisions concerning this technology.
4.8.10. Proposal for Supplement 2 to Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS))

62. Agenda item 4.8.10, Regulation No. 129, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/110 (see WP.29-161-02):

Page 4, paragraph 6.3.5., renumber the reference to footnote 1 and the footnote 1 to read footnote 2.

Page 6, the amendment to paragraph 7.1.2.5. (former) shall be deleted.

Page 16, Annex 21, the second table, last column and last row, correct the figure “1600 mm” to read “160 mm”.

WP.29-161-02 | Editorial corrections to the proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 129 on enhanced child restraint systems Corrections to the proposal as approved by the GRSP to amend the regulation pursuant to the recommendations resulting from a review of the text by the informal working group on child restraint systems.
WP.29/2013/110 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to Regulation No. 129 on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems Proposal as approved by the GRSP to amend the regulation pursuant to the recommendations resulting from a review of the text by the informal working group on child restraint systems.
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRPE

63. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.9.1 to 4.9.5 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 (Compression ignition and positive ignition (LPG and CNG) engines)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/111 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 Proposal as approved by the GRPE to introduce type-approval provisions for vehicles equipped with LNG propulsion systems and to extend the pollutant emission requirements of the regulation to dual-fuel heavy duty engines and vehicles.
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 (Compression ignition and positive ignition (LPG and CNG) engines)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/112 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 GRPE-approved text, based on a proposal prepared by the Euro VI Expert Working Group of the European Commission to revise the 06 series of amendments to UN R49 in order to address situations that were not covered by the latest series of amendments and to clarify the text.
WP.29/2013/112/Corr.1 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to the draft Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 49 Proposal to correct provisions concerning permissions to disable OBD system monitors during testing under certain altitude and temperature conditions contained in the proposal to revise the 06 series of amendments to UN R49.
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 101 (CO2 emissions/fuel consumption)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/113 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 101 GRPE-approved text to align the requirements of UN R101 with those of EU Regulation (EC) Nos. 459/2012 and 630/2012.
4.9.4. Proposal for Supplement 4 to Regulation No. 103 (Replacement pollution control devices)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/114 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to Regulation No. 103 GRPE-approved proposal to align the requirements of UN R103 with those of EU Regulation (EC) Nos. 459/2012 and 630/2012.
4.9.5. Proposal for Supplement 6 to Regulation No. 115 (LPG and CNG retrofit systems)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/115 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to Regulation No. 115 Proposal to align UN R115 with UN R83, replacing FC<sub>mean</sub> with FC<sub>norm</sub> as defined in UN R101. FC<sub>mean</sub>, as defined in paragraphs 6.1.2.4.3.2. (LPG) and 6.2.2.4.3.2. (CNG) of UN Regulation No. 115, is the mean value of the fuel consumption of all the parent (test) vehicles, whereas the calculation of the gas ratio has to be made individually for each parent vehicle.
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by GRSG
4.10.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/116 | Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 43 Corrections to the text concerning testing of resistance to chemicals in Annex 20 and to references in Annex 21.
4.10.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 4 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/117 | Proposal for Corrigendum 4 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to align the Russian version of the regulation with the English and French versions.
4.10.3. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 7 to Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/118 | Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 7 to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to correct the generic provisions on automatic functions in table 1 of Supplement 7 to UN Regulation No. 121.
4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by the secretariat

65. 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 1 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 54 (Tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/130 | Proposal for Corrigendum 1 to Revision 3 to Regulation No. 54 Proposal to correct the symbol for regroovable tyres as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) and to align the rows of the second column of the table of Annex 7, Appendix 2 to the Regulation.
4.11.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83 (Emissions of M1 and N1 vehicles)

[Proposal adopted.]

WP.29/2013/131 | Proposal for Corrigendum 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83 Proposal was prepared by the secretariat to correct a typographical error in the unit of the diameter of particulates in the 06 series of amendments: Page 7, paragraph 2.5.1., for "23 mm" read "23 nm".
4.12. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRRF

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

4.12.1. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 (Tyres, rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)

[Proposal adopted.]

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>
4.13. Consideration of draft Regulations

67. The World Forum considered the draft Regulations under agenda items 4.13.1 and 4.13.2 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of para. 68 below.

4.13.1. Proposal for a new Regulation on the approval of Retrofit Emission Control Devices (REC)

68. Agenda item 4.13.1, new Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of Retrofit Emission Control Devices (REC), document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/119:

Page 45, Annex 8, paragraph 1., the second diagram, replace the wording “Incremental increase of NO2, not more than 20% (30%)” by “Incremental increase of NO 2, not more than 30 %”.

Page 55, Annex 10, paragraphs 6.1.1. and 6.1.2., correct to read:

“6.1.1.The operator warning system shall be activated in accordance with paragraphs 4.3. to 4.7. of this annex.
”6.1.2.The operator inducement system shall be activated in accordance with paragraphs 5.2. and 5.3. of this annex, 20 hours after detection of the malfunction in paragraph 6.1.1. of this annex."

[Japan abstained from this vote, which generally signals the intention not to adopt and/or transpose the new regulation into national legislation.]

WP.29-161-03 | Corrections to the draft proposal for a new UN Regulation on retrofit emissions control devices Corrections to the proposed new UN Regulation on the type approval of REC devices (document WP.29/2013/119) submitted by the REC informal group.
WP.29/2013/119 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation for the type-approval of retrofit emissions control devices Proposal for a new Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of Retrofit Emission Control Devices (REC) for heavy duty vehicles, agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery equipped with compression-ignition engines
4.13.2. Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles

[Proposal adopted. Japan abstains signaling likely intention not to adopt and/or transpose the new regulation into its national legislation.]

WP.29/2013/125 | Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles Amended text pursuant to decisions of the 160th (June 2013) World Forum session.
4.14. Consideration of pending proposals for amendments to existing Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

69. 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 June 2014 session.

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

[Decision postponed until the June 2014 WP.29 session.]

4.14.2. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)

[Decision postponed until the June 2014 WP.29 session.]

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)

[Decision postponed until the June 2014 WP.29 session.]

5. 1998 Agreement
5.1. Status of the Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement

70. The World Forum noted the consolidated document containing the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.8). WP.29 noted that some Contracting Parties had fulfilled their obligation to send their status and final reports on the progress of transposition of the UN GTRs and their amendments into their domestic law. The representatives of the Contracting Parties were reminded of their obligation to send the mandatory reports on the transposition process through their Permanent Missions in Geneva via the “1998 AGREEMENT-MISSIONS List” electronic system to the secretariat. The World Forum agreed that a more detailed consideration of the monitoring of the 1998 Agreement, including details of the notification obligation would be considered under agenda item 13 of the Executive Committee AC.3 session (see para. 85 below). The representative of Japan stated that his country would transpose UN GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel-cell vehicles) into its national legislation and confirmed that listing No. 10 of the Compendium of Candidates could be deleted as a candidate UN GTR.

71. WP.29 agreed that agenda items 5.2 to 5.5 should be considered by AC.3.

WP.29/1073/Rev.8 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates Status report on UN Global Technical Regulations.
5.2. Consideration of draft UN Global Technical Regulations (UN GTRs) and/or draft amendments to established Global Technical Regulations
5.2.1. Proposal for draft global technical regulation on Pole Side Impact
5.2.2. Proposal for draft global technical regulation on Tyres
5.3. Consideration 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 UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the World Forum, if any
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

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

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

73. The World Forum noted that the secretariat had not been notified of any modifications on the status of the Agreement since the June 2013 session. The secretariat recalled that the notifications concerning the Administrative Authorities and Technical Services had not been sent by all CPs to the Agreement. CPs were invited to send these notifications to the secretariat at their earliest convenience.

7.2. Update of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2

74. The representative of the Russian Federation presented proposals to the World Forum for amending UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/132 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/133). WP.29 agreed to transmit the proposals to AC.4 for consideration at the March 2014 session.

WP.29/2013/132 | Proposal for Revision 2 to Rule No. 1 on uniform provisions for Periodical Technical Inspections Proposal to harmonize the provisions of UN Rule No. 1 with those of the latest UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and the EU Directives.
WP.29/2013/133 | Proposal for draft amendments to Rule No. 2 on uniform provisions for periodical technical inspections Proposal to harmonize the provisions of UN Rule No. 2 with those of the latest UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and the EU Directives.
8. Other business
8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues regarding defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

75. The representative of the United States of America reported on the outcome of the fourth meeting of the IWG on enforcement issues (27 June 2013, Geneva) which was chaired by the Senior Associate Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mr. D. Smith. He informed WP.29 that, among others, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) had presented a case study on the need for enforcement efforts based on tyre defects, while the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) had discussed their continued efforts to battle counterfeit air-bags. He also informed WP.29 that the representatives of Australia, the United Kingdom and the European Union had explained their approaches to addressing safety defects and recalls, enforcement policies and development of type approval legislation by incorporating dedicated market surveillance provisions. He announced that the next meeting of the IWG was scheduled to be held during the June 2014 session of WP.29.

8.2. Consistency between the 1968 Vienna Convention and UN Regulations and GTR

76. In absence of the secretariat of the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1), the representative of Germany informed WP.29 about the progress of work on Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as an outcome of the last session of WP.1 (23-26 September 2013, Geneva). He reported that a proposal to amend the 1968 Vienna Convention would be considered at the next session of WP.1, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 4-6 December 2013.

8.3. Safer vehicles as the third pillar of the global plan for the decade of action for road safety

77. The secretariat presented the results of the World Forum for 2012 on the development of UN Regulations and UN GTR to make vehicles safer (WP.29-161-10) in 2012. WP.29 adopted WP.29-161-10 and requested the secretariat to reproduce it as Annex III to this report and to transmit it to the Inland Transport Committee (ITC).

WP.29-161-10 | UNECE Plan to implement the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) This document is an abstract of WP.29 activities from document ECE/TRANS/2012/4, introduced at the March 2012 session of the Inland Transport Committee, in which UNECE presents its Action Plan for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020).
8.4. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)

78. The secretariat presented a proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/126) for amending R.E.3 by adding the new UN Regulations in force and a new annex with the concept of Revisions and Extensions to type approvals granted in the framework of the 1958 Agreement. Following the recommendation by AC.2 (see para. 12), WP.29 adopted the proposal, with the deletion of the proposed Annex 5, and requested the secretariat to publish it.

WP.29/2013/126 | Proposal for Amendment 4 to Revision 2 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Document prepared by the Forum Secretariat pursuant to the decisions of the Forum, inserting five new regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and adding a new Annex 5 on general administrative provisions for revisions and extensions of the type approvals granted in the framework of the UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.
8.5. Election of officers for the year 2014

79. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended by Amends. 1 and 2), the World Forum called for the election of officers on 12 November 2013. At the proposal of the representatives of Italy and the United States of America, WP.29 unanimously elected Mr. B. Gauvin (France) as Chair and Mr. B. Kisulenko (Russian Federation) as Vice-Chair of the World Forum for 2014.

9. Adoption of the report

80. The World Forum adopted the report and its annexes on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat. The report includes the sections related to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement and to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement.

10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1

81. Of the 51 Contracting Parties to the Agreement, 39 were represented and established AC.1 for its fifty-fifth session held on 13 November 2013.

82. 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

83. The results of the voting on the documents submitted are found in the session report from page 22.

WP.29/1106 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 161st session
12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3

84. The thirty-ninth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 13 November 2013. The representatives of 12 of the 33 Contracting Parties to the Agreement attended: Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

13. Monitoring of the 1998 Agreement

85. The Executive Committee noted the information, as of 28 October 2013, on the status of the 1998 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.8). AC.3 also noted that some Contracting Parties had not voted on a UN GTR but had voted on its Corrigenda or Amendments. AC.3 agreed to further clarify, at the next session, the notification obligations of the Contracting Parties. Representatives were reminded of their obligation to send the mandatory reports on the transposition process through their Permanent Missions in Geneva via the “1998 AGREEMENT-MISSIONS List” electronic system to the secretariat to ensure updating of the status document which is the monitoring tool of the Agreement. Assistance may be obtained from the secretariat. AC.3 considered WP.29-161-20, containing communication information from the secretariat to the Missions and to the AC.3 Heads of Delegations to new Contracting Parties to the Agreement.

WP.29-161-20 | Examples of notifications concerning the 1998 Agreement Example texts of a letter and e-mails concerning the notification procedures for GTR under the 1998 Agreement (sent by the UNECE to Contracting Parties and their Foreign Missions to the UN in Geneva).
WP.29/1073/Rev.8 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates Status report on UN Global Technical Regulations.
14. Consideration and vote of draft UN GTR and/or draft amendments to UN GTR
14.1. Proposal for a global technical regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI)

86. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed draft UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/120) was established in the UN Global Registry on 13 November 2013 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, 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 and Turkey.

87. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/121) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/28) will be appended to the established UN GTR.

88. The representative of the United States of America abstained from voting because of the existence of a national pole side impact regulation that incorporates both the 50th percentile and the 5th percentile test dummy in his country. He added that the United States of America was not in a position to commit to proposing the GTR domestically because it included only a 50th percentile test dummy. In addition, the test procedure and injury criteria in the proposed UN GTR had yet to be demonstrated as at least as effective as the existing American standard. The representative of Canada also abstained from voting and gave a similar statement.

89. The representative of the EU volunteered to review the proposed amendments by the United States of America contained in WP.29-161-07 and to provide a written statement for the next session of GRSP that the EU is committed to discuss and, if possible, to address the issues at stake in the second phase of the programme.

90. The representative of India recognized the contribution of Australia in developing the UN GTR. However, he indicated that some areas of improvement need to be addressed, such as the harmonization of the World Side Impact Dummy (WorldSID) and impact test speeds with adequate tolerances.

91. A statement given by the representative of Australia is reproduced in Annex V to this report.

[Russia noted that its transposition of the regulation will be undertaken once its UN Regulation counterpart has been finalized.]

WP.29-161-07 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Pole Side Impact GTR Proposal of two amendments needed to enable the United States to vote in favor of the draft GTR. First, the document allows contracting parties the option of an alternate procedure for adjusting the seat and positioning the dummy based on that used by the United States during its WorldSID research. Second, the document allows contracting parties to modify the injury criteria in the GTR based on cost/benefit analysis for their own country, but using the same injury risk curves used to develop the injury criteria in the GTR.
WP.29/2013/120 | Proposal for a new global technical regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI) Text as approved by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its fifty-third session to introduce a new UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) on pole side impact protection.
WP.29/2013/121 | Final progress report on the proposal for a new global technical regulation on pole side impact The intention of this report is to supplement procedural information on the development of the GTR included in the Part I (Statement of technical rationale and justification) of the GTR and to provide further details on the informal working group.
WP.29/AC.3/28 | Proposal to develop a new global technical regulation on pole side impact

Annex V

Oral statements by the representative of Australia during the Executive Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement concerning the establishment of the gtr on pole side impact in the Global Registry

A. Pre-Vote

It is my great pleasure to bring forward the draft UN GTR on Pole Side Impact (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/120) for voting by AC.3. This UN GTR represents the culmination of over three years of work by the informal working group, by GRSP, WP.29 and AC.3.

A number of Contracting Parties, organizations and individuals have played large roles in the process of developing the UN GTR and if there is opportunity I will comment on this further after the vote.

This UN GTR is a life-saving and injury reducing legislation, and one of which I hope all members of WP.29 will be proud. It will save lives in both pole side impacts and other side impacts, including vehicle to vehicle crashes. It will reduce serious injuries, in particular brain injuries which are common in both pole side and other side impacts and which have enormous societal impact and high cost.

Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has estimated that in Australia the UN GTR will save nearly 700 lives over a 30 year period and avert or diminish some 800 severe or serious brain injuries. MUARC estimates suggest the benefit cost ratio is likely to be at least 7:1 for Australia. MUARC final report on the benefits of the UN GTR can now be found at the GRSP Pole Side Impact website.

The incidence of side impacts and costs and benefits will vary from country to country, but overall the UN GTR will save many lives and be highly beneficial.

Two points are worth stressing in conclusion: first, that while the costs of implementation may be higher in some countries, where airbag fitment is low, benefits will be correspondingly higher. Second, benefit cost analysis should take full account of the cost of severe and serious brain injuries, which are much more costly than the average figures generally used for severe and serious brain injuries.

I commend the UN GTR to you.

B. Post-Vote

With the vote now taken, I would like to make some additional comments.

In particular, I would like to provide my thanks, starting with the members of the informal working group: Canada, China, the European Commission, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). Germany, the European Commission, the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, BMW and OICA all hosted informal working group meetings.

To Canada which cooperated with Australia in a large crash programme, to other countries that undertook crash programmes and to the United States of America for its leadership on development of the WorldSID, I say additional thanks.

Finally, to some key inviduals, and I am sorry for leaving anyone out but there are limits of time: I thank Mr. Ian Yarnold, Dr. Lee and his colleagues from the Republic of Korea and Mr. Onoda for their strong early encouragement; Mr. Richard Damm from Germany, Ms. Suzanne Tylko from Canada, Ms. Mary Versailles and Mr. Steve Ridella from the United States of America, Mr. Hans Ammerlann from the Netherlands, Mr. Peter Broertjes from the EC and our many industry colleagues for their assistance on drafting and technical questions; and Mr. Edoardo Gianotti for all his assistance.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my Australian colleagues: Mr. Mark Terrell and especially Mr. Thomas Belcher, who is here today, for their outstanding work and dedication.

Australia has been transposing the UN GTR into a UN Regulation and will present a draft to GRSP in December 2013.

Thank you.

WP.29/2013/120 | Proposal for a new global technical regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI) Text as approved by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its fifty-third session to introduce a new UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) on pole side impact protection.
14.2. Proposal for a global technical regulation on Tyres

92. The representative of the United Kingdom, Chair of the IWG on the Tyre GTR, informed AC.3 that the draft proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/63 was not recommended for vote at this session because GRRF at its September 2013 session had not resolved the pending issues. He expressed his disappointment that it had not been possible to resolve these detailed points but remained optimistic that the GRRF session in February 2014 would finalise the GTR. He therefore, proposed to extend the mandate of IWG until June 2014. The representative of the United States of America clarified that some necessary research in his country had not be concluded on time and therefore supported the proposal to extend the mandate. AC.3 gave its consent for the extension of the mandate.

[US government shutdown delayed research on the proposed wet grip test procedures necessary before the United States can commit to the new GTR. As a result, US position should only be ready in time for discussion and finalization of draft GTR within GRRF in February 2014. This time-line suggests a vote on the GTR at the June 2014 WP.29 session.]</

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.
15. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidate for UN Global Technical Regulations, if any

93. The Executive Committee noted that no requests for listing were submitted.

16. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft UN GTRs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiaries to the World Forum, if any

94. The Executive Committee noted that no requests for guidance were submitted.

17. Progress on the development of new UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTRs) and of amendments to established UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTRs)
17.1. GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC))

95. The representative of EU reported on the work progress of the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles. He introduced a proposal to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/127), aimed at inserting environmental and propulsion performance requirements and at extending the scope to three-wheeled vehicles. He added that the proposal also aimed at developing new UN GTRs and Regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for light vehicles, specifying new provisions on (i) crank case and evaporative emissions, (ii) On Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD) and (iii) propulsion unit performances (i.e. power, torque and maximum speed). He concluded his report indicating that the terms of reference and rules of procedures of EPPR had been annexed to the GRPE report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/66. AC.3 endorsed the proposal and requested the secretariat to prepare a corresponding AC.3 document for transmission to GRPE. The Representative of IMMA stated the industry’s support to the IWG EPPR and emphasized the importance of the decision taken in the IWG to give priority to the work on two-wheelers, in particular L3 vehicles. He also emphasized the high ambition of the IWG to deliver the results and final report in 2016.

GRPE/66 | Report of the GRPE on its 66th session
WP.29/2013/127 | Request for authorization to develop amendments to GTR No. 2 and new regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for light vehicles The main objective of this proposal is to establish an amendment to global technical regulation No. 2 on the Worldwide harmonized Motorcycle emissions Certification-test procedure (WMTC) to insert Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR), currently only applicable for two-wheeled motorcycles. Should an amendment to GTR No. 2 be deemed inappropriate, alternatives including development of a new GTR will be considered. The objectives also include development of requirements and/or test procedures to create synergies and uniform provisions with related 1958 Agreement UN Regulations, exchange information on current and future regulatory EPPR, e.g. for "category 3 vehicles" or "L-category vehicles", minimize differences between these regulatory EPPR, with the view to facilitate the development of light vehicles complying with such internationally harmonized requirements, and to assess coherence with other regulatory requirements and groups activities, such as those on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) and on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE).
17.2. GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

96. The representative of Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/128, requesting the authorization for developing amendments to UN Regulation No. 3, taking into consideration (i) the state of the art technologies on Combined Braking Systems (CBS), (ii) a new K-method for the determination of the Peak Braking Coefficient (PBC) and (iii) the option of a representative vehicle for testing. AC.3 agreed to develop such an amendment to UN GTR No. 3 and requested the secretariat to prepare, on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/128, an AC.3 document for transmission to GRRF.

WP.29/2013/128 | Request for authorization to develop amendments to GTR No. 3 Request for authorization to develop an amendment to the GTR on motorcycle braking systems to clarify the terms "inoperative" and "disconnected", refine the definition of combined braking systems (CBS) in line with technological advances, and to make editorial improvements.
17.3. GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty Certification procedure (WHDC))

97. The representative of EU confirmed that a drafting group for the work on UN GTR No. 4 had been established to develop a draft amendment to UN GTR No. 4 for submission to and consideration by AC.3 at its November 2014 session.

17.4. GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

98. The representative of Japan reported on the work progress (WP.29-161-19) of the IWG on UN GTR No. 7 Phase 2. The representative of the United Kingdom, chairing the group, informed AC.3 that the injury criteria for the use of the Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy (BioRID II) were still pending due to constraints of medical research in the United States of America. Nevertheless, he reported that his group had made good progress in drafting the UN GTR for consideration at the December 2013 session of GRSP. He added that the draft UN GTR would be supplemented with an addendum to the Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) that could also be useful as a model for future addenda developed by other IWGs. He finally suggested that a complete discussion of the proposals would take place during the 2014 sessions of GRSP, leaving Contracting Parties with a final decision concerning the removal of the current Hybrid III dummy from the dynamic test.

WP.29-161-19 | Status report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 7
17.5. GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

99. The representative of Germany, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG on Phase 2 of the UN GTR No. 9, introduced the fifth progress report of the group (WP.29-161-21). He informed AC.3 that the last meeting of the IWG was held in Paris, on 9-10 September 2013. Experts considered open issues such as injury criteria and femur certification corridors. He added that the IWG had submitted an official proposal for amendments to the UN GTR to incorporate the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI) to the December 2013 session of GRSP. A further proposal had been transmitted to introduce the FlexPLI into M.R.1 as an addendum. He finally announced that the ninth meeting of the IWG would take place in Geneva, on 16-17 December 2013, prior to the GRSP proper session. He expected that the official draft amendment to the UN GTR could be considered by GRSP at its December 2014.

WP.29-161-21 | Draft fifth progress report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 9
17.6. GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2)

100. The representative of the United States of America informed AC.3 that the three co-sponsors (EU, Japan and the United States of America) for the development of the UN GTR would resume discussions for the development of Phase 2. He added that a working plan would be transmitted to the December 2013 session of GRSP.

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

101. The Chair of GRPE (Germany) reported on behalf of the two co-sponsors (Japan and EU) on the development of the UN GTR on WLTP. He explained that the remaining open issues had been resolved. He confirmed that the consideration of the draft UN GTR would take place in the extraordinary GRPE session, scheduled to be held in Geneva on 14 November 2013. He expected that both the draft UN GTR and the Technical Report be recommended and transmitted to AC.3 for final consideration and possible adoption at its March 2014 session.

102. The representative of EU introduced a proposal to amend the UN GTR on WLTP (WP.29-161-14) and to extend the mandate of the IWG until the end of 2015. The proposal contained an outline of the forthcoming activities, a road map and the structure of the WLTP IWG. The representative of Japan, co-sponsor of this activity, corroborated the proposal. AC.3 supported the activities for the development of the first amendment to the UN GTR and authorized the IWG to initiate its tasks. AC.3 requested the secretariat to distribute an updated version of WP.29-161-14, including the recommendations to be made in the extraordinary session of GRPE, with an official symbol for consideration at the March 2014 session of AC.3.

WP.29-161-14 | Request to extend the mandate of the WLTP informal group through 2015 Request to continue development, through a second phase following adoption of the current draft GTR, of the light vehicle emissions and fuel consumption test cycle in order to improve certain technical aspects in the current cycle.
17.8. Draft GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS)

103. The representative of Japan, Secretary of the IWG on electric vehicle safety (EVS), informed AC.3 about the outcome of the fourth meeting recently held in Beijing. He reported that the IWG had made progress in developing the outline of the UN GTR along with a draft UN GTR proposal submitted by the United States of America, Canada and Japan. During the technical discussion, the IWG had decided to establish seven task forces dedicated to specific issues to increase progress efficiency. He added that consolidated results were expected by the next IWG meeting. He also informed AC.3 that it had yet to decide on developing the UN GTR in either a single step or in two steps. He concluded that the IWG would provide a status report by the March or June 2014 session of AC.3 and that the fifth meeting of the group was scheduled in Washington D.C. in April 2014.

104. The representative of the United States of America confirmed his country’s commitment to the successful establishment of a UN GTR on electric vehicle safety. Although the IWG had made some good progress, the United States of America requested that the development of the UN GTR should be based on research evidence. He added that his administration was investing a considerable amount of money to develop a full research-based UN GTR and that a single-phase approach would only delay the work [by] 6-8 months over choosing a two-phase approach [that would first aim] to take into consideration the provisions of UN Regulation No. 100, which were considered by NHTSA as not evidence based. Therefore, he supported a one-phase approach only.

105. The representative of EU underlined the importance of the work of the IWG. He reminded AC.3 about the time needed for EU member States to adapt current EU regulations on electrical safety with the future requirements of the UN GTR. He volunteered to provide evidence that proceeding by phases in the development of a UN GTR leads to its more rapid development. Finally, AC.3 agreed to resume consideration on this subject in the case that consensus could not be reached in the IWG.

17.9. Draft GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles

106. The representative of the United States of America informed AC.3 that the last meeting of the IWG was held at NHTSA headquarters on 16-19 July 2013. He indicated that the main objective of the meeting had been to complete the first draft of the UN GTR. He reported that the draft had mainly been based on the United States of America Notice of Proposal of Rulemaking (NPRM) for QRTV. He explained that the IWG had also considered different approaches to go forward taking into account the provisions of Japan, the guidelines listed on the R.E.3 and the final report of the former IWG on QRTV. He stated that the IWG had completed half of the draft UN GTR. The remaining half was expected to be completed within a few more meetings of the IWG. He announced that the next meeting of the IWG was scheduled to be held in Tokyo in December 2013. Finally, he sought the consent of AC.3 to extend for one year the mandate of the IWG to recover delays in the publication of the United States of America’s final rule on QRTV, which was expected to be published by the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. AC.3 agreed to extend the mandate of the IWG to November 2015.

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

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

18.2. Intelligent Transport Systems

108. No supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 2.3 (see paras. 19 and 20 above).

18.3. Road illumination technologies

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

18.4. Harmonization of side impact dummies

110. The representative of the United States of America reported on the activities of the IWG. He indicated that work was adequately progressing to include the 50th percentile dummy into the M.R.1. He added that some parts of the 5 th percentile female dummy would need to be redesigned.

18.5. Electric vehicles and the environment

111. The representative of Canada reported on the success of the seventh meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE), held on 17 and 18 October in Beijing, at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. She reported that a draft Electric Vehicle (EV) reference guide was further elaborated. She added that the draft guide would be presented, as an informal document, at the January 2014 session of GRPE for comments. An updated version of the draft would be submitted as an official document at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 was expected to consider the reference guide at its November 2014 session.

112. The representative of EU underlined the importance of coordinating EVE with other IWG for subjects not only relevant for light vehicles, but also for other categories, such as heavy duty vehicles and motorcycles. The representative of Canada confirmed that the reference guide would be finalized with these considerations in mind. AC.3 agreed with the proposal, made by the Chair of GRPE, to organize a meeting among the leaders of the IWGs on WLTP and EVE. This meeting could improve the cooperation in drafting proposals for the possible development of a UN GTR on environment-related aspects of electric vehicles.

18.6. New technologies not yet regulated

113. The representative of the United States of America gave a presentation on the approach of his Administration concerning the five possible levels of vehicle automation (WP.29-161-18). He stated that although a lot of progress had been accomplished so far by manufacturers in his country and around the world on this subject, his Administration considered this technology not mature [enough] to be regulated at this time. He stated that NHTSA was taking into account several areas of technology and provided definitions to provide a better understanding on how the United States of America was approaching this subject. Therefore, he invited AC.3 representatives to participate in a workshop organized by his country in the Vehicle Research Test Center (VRTC) of NHTSA in Columbus, in the spring or summer of 2014, to share research progress.

114. The representative of the United Kingdom stated that the timely initiation of this discussion could lead the way for a possible start in a harmonized approach worldwide. He underlined that the issue of acronyms designated by manufacturers for individual technological solutions could create confusion for customers and prevents a future performance-based approach. He suggested that the WP.29 IWG on ITS would be the best place to continue and develop discussions on a harmonized approach on this matter. The representative of Germany endorsed this statement. He informed AC.3 that similar discussions were taking place in his country and that a forum had been established dealing with three different groups of interests: (i) research, (ii) vehicle and liability and (iii) the driver. Finally, he raised concerns on the different levels of automation and the responsibility (manufacturer or driver) associated to them. He concluded that liability issues should be prioritized before starting discussion on definitions and invited AC.3 to establish a round table to develop discussions. The representative of Japan endorsed the statement by the United Kingdom. He informed that his country had also been studying vehicle automation and could present the approach of his Ministry at the next IWG on ITS.

115. AC.3 requested the secretariat to insert a specific agenda item on this matter.

WP.29-161-18 | NHTSA activities to address levels of vehicle automation Presentation on US research into driver interaction with various levels of vehicular automation towards determining regulatory safety requirements.
19. Proposals to develop new UN GTRs and/or amendments to established UN GTRs, not included under agenda item 17, if any

116. No new proposal was raised.

20. Exchange of information on new priorities to be included in the programme of work

117. The representative of the Republic of Korea presented WP.29-161-12 and WP.29-161-13 complementing his presentation on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) given at the previous session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104, para. 130). He invited AC.3 to evaluate the possibility of establishing an IWG with the aim to develop a new UN GTR by 2017. He added that Korea would be committed to chairing such a group.

118. The representative of EU appreciated the presentations, but advised to complete first the development of current tasks before starting new activities. He indicated that this issue may already have been addressed by current legislation. The representative of Canada underlined the importance of addressing potential health impacts related with VIAQ. He supported the idea to work in this area taking into consideration the advice of the EU. He suggested focusing on the identification of best practices and the collection of information before undertaking regulatory work. The Chair of GRPE (Germany) supported the considerations of EU and Canada. He stressed the need to collect information and to analyse the subject before deciding upon the need to develop a UN GTR, if CPs see the need for such a step. Recalling the purpose of WP.29-160-38, the representative of the Russian Federation underlined the importance of the impact of pollutants emitted in the atmosphere on VIAQ. He introduced information through document WP.29-161-22, and expressed readiness to present additional information to the March 2014 session of WP.29. He evoked the need of regulatory initiatives aiming at establishing environmental requirements for vehicle design with respect to ventilation, heating, air conditioning and cabin filters. He recalled the work on tyre and brake wear, which he had introduced in WP.29 in earlier sessions, and underlined the importance of taking a holistic approach. The representative of the United States of America stressed the need to distinguish between emissions from materials used in vehicle construction, which were the responsibility of another agency of his country, and emissions due to vehicle propulsion systems.

119. AC.3 invited all participants to collect information on this topic and requested the secretariat to keep this item on the agenda of the March 2014 session for further discussion.

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.
WP.29-161-12 | Proposal for development of a new UN GTR on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Proposal to develop a new global technical regulation concerning the protection of occupants from harmful substances,such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or aldehydes, emitted by interior materials used in the construction of vehicles.
WP.29-161-13 | Proposal for Development of a New UN GTR on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Presentation in support of Korea's request document WP.29-161-12) to establish an informal expert group to develop a new global technical regulation to protect occupants from harmful emissions originating with materials used in vehicle interiors.
WP.29-161-22 | On the environmental safety of automobile vehicles Discussion paper on non-tailpipe vehicle emissions, especially related to air quality and suspended particulates along roadways. This subject includes particulates from tire and brake wear.
21. Other business

120. No other business was raised.

22. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 and election of officers for the year 2013

121. Following the recommendation of AC.2, the Administrative Committee AC.4 did not convene (see para. 9 above).

23. Other business

122. No other business was raised.