GRB
Session 59 | Geneva | 28-30 Jan 2014
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRB/2014/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 59th GRB session
GRB/2014/1/Corr.1 | Corrigendum to the annotated provisional agenda for the 59th GRB session
2. Regulation No. 41 (Noise of motorcycles)
GRB/2012/5 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 Proposal from the Russian Federation to provide harmonized definitions for the terms "noise" and "sound" and also for a revised structure for introducing the provisions.
GRB-58-11/Rev.1 | Revised secretariat comments on proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to UN R41 Revised comments by the GRB secretariat concerning the IMMA proposal (document GRB-58-01) to permit the granting of certificates to the previous series of amendments through December 2013 rather than up to the date of the entry into force of the 04 series of amendments of UN R41.
3. Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)
3. (a) Development
GRB/2013/4 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposed revisions to the Annex 3 test procedures and interpretation of resulting data. This is based upon informal document GRB-56-06.
GRB-57-13 | Proposal of amendments to document GRB/2013/4 Proposal of two options for inserting provisions on tire dimensions into the amendment proposed in document GRB/2013/4 to revise the Annex 3 test procedures and interpretation of resulting data.
GRB-58-03 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal from the International Organization of Vehicle Manufacturers to update the requirements on the noise test track to the latest stage of the applicable standards (from ISO 19844:1994 (i.e. Annex 8 of this Regulation) to ISO 10844:2011) and to incorporate transitional provisions to allow repaving of non-compliant test tracks to the ISO 10844:2011 standards.
GRB/2014/2 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal from the International Organization of Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to update requirements for the noise test track from ISO 19844:1994 (i.e. Annex 8 of this Regulation) to ISO 10844:2011 and to allow for repaving of existing, non-compliant test tracks to meet the ISO 10844:2011 standards.
GRB-59-04 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Text prepared by the GRB Expert Group on Regulation 51 consolidating the proposed 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No 51 at their fourth meeting in Brussels on July 4 plus additions from November 8. This version removes references to "acoustic vehicle alerting systems" (AVAS)
GRB-59-10 | Terms of Reference: GRB Informal Working Group (IWG) on UN R51 and UN R59 Revised mandate as approved by the GRB at its January 2014 session for the informal working group established to finalize revisions to UN Regulation No. 51 and UN Regulation No. 59 with a view towards their alignment with the latest European Union decision concerning noise emissions from vehicles having at least four wheels.
GRB-59-10/Rev.1 | Terms of Reference: GRB Informal Working Group (IWG) on UN R51 and UN R59 (revised) Revised mandate (with changes marked up) as approved by the GRB at its January 2014 session for the informal working group established to finalize revisions to UN Regulation No. 51 and UN Regulation No. 59 with a view towards their alignment with the latest European Union decision concerning noise emissions from vehicles having at least four wheels.
GRB-59-04/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 (revised) Text prepared by the GRB Expert Group on Regulation 51 and revised during the GRB-59 session consolidating the proposed 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No 51 developed during the informal group's fourth meeting in Brussels on July 4 plus additions from November 8. This version removes references to “acoustic vehicle alerting systems” (AVAS)
GRB-58-17/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51: Revised Amendments agreed to document GRB-58-04 during the 58th session of GRB.
GRB-59-09 | Japan proposal for Flat Front Light N1 Vehicle Presentation in support of the proposal for additional vehicle categories and sound emission level requirements under UN R51. A "Flat Front Light N1 Vehicle" is defined as: <ul><li>GVM ≤ 2.5 ton</li><li>PMR (power to mass ratio) of GVM ≤ 35kW/t</li><li>Engine capacity ≤ 660cc</li><li>d value<1,100mm</li></ul>. Japan believes higher noise thresholds are warranted for these mini-trucks.
GRB-58-08 | Comments on Japanese noise-limit value suggestion of commercial vehicles China comments on Japanese proposal concerning vehicle categories and noise-limit values.
GRB-58-09 | Noise limit values in draft Chinese regulation GB 1495 and UN R51 values
GRB-58-10 | Noise-limit values and Chinese vehicle categories Discussion paper towards defining vehicle subcategories capable of addressing range of vehicles found in Chinese market, including high‐performance coupes, sports cars, saloon cars, SUV, MPV, Kei‐cars, Kei‐trucks, mini‐buses, mini‐trucks and so on.
3. (b) New limit values
GRB/2012/7 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal based on Informal document GRB-54-03 submitted by the expert from Germany and on Informal document GRB-55-01 submitted by the expert from Japan, including limit values with some modification of threshold of subcategories, which could be the basis of a common position.
GRB-58-08 | Comments on Japanese noise-limit value suggestion of commercial vehicles China comments on Japanese proposal concerning vehicle categories and noise-limit values.
GRB-58-09 | Noise limit values in draft Chinese regulation GB 1495 and UN R51 values
GRB-58-10 | Noise-limit values and Chinese vehicle categories Discussion paper towards defining vehicle subcategories capable of addressing range of vehicles found in Chinese market, including high‐performance coupes, sports cars, saloon cars, SUV, MPV, Kei‐cars, Kei‐trucks, mini‐buses, mini‐trucks and so on.
GRB-58-14 | Categorization of Light N1 Vehicles Presentation in support of document GRB-58-06 proposing amendments to UN R51 with regard to the categorization of flat-front light (kei) commercial vehicles.
GRB-58-17/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51: Revised Amendments agreed to document GRB-58-04 during the 58th session of GRB.
GRB-59-09 | Japan proposal for Flat Front Light N1 Vehicle Presentation in support of the proposal for additional vehicle categories and sound emission level requirements under UN R51. A "Flat Front Light N1 Vehicle" is defined as: <ul><li>GVM ≤ 2.5 ton</li><li>PMR (power to mass ratio) of GVM ≤ 35kW/t</li><li>Engine capacity ≤ 660cc</li><li>d value<1,100mm</li></ul>. Japan believes higher noise thresholds are warranted for these mini-trucks.
GRB-59-04/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 (revised) Text prepared by the GRB Expert Group on Regulation 51 and revised during the GRB-59 session consolidating the proposed 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No 51 developed during the informal group's fourth meeting in Brussels on July 4 plus additions from November 8. This version removes references to “acoustic vehicle alerting systems” (AVAS)
GRB-59-10/Rev.1 | Terms of Reference: GRB Informal Working Group (IWG) on UN R51 and UN R59 (revised) Revised mandate (with changes marked up) as approved by the GRB at its January 2014 session for the informal working group established to finalize revisions to UN Regulation No. 51 and UN Regulation No. 59 with a view towards their alignment with the latest European Union decision concerning noise emissions from vehicles having at least four wheels.
3. (c) Additional sound-emission provisions
WP.29/2011/64 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 51
4. Regulation No. 59 (Replacement silencing systems)
GRB/2013/8 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 59 Text prepared by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to introduce Additional Sound Emission Provisions (ASEP) into the UN R59.
GRB-58-05 | Draft proposal of amendments to Regulation No. 59 Proposal pursuant to GRB discussions (55th session, para. 12) and document GRB/2013/8 to insert the amendments concerning the ASEP provisions as soon as Regulation No. 51 has been accordingly amended (in line with the draft proposal (Reference 2011/XXXX (COD)) of the European Commission “Proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sound level of motor vehicles and of their exhaust systems”).
5. Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
6. Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling noise and wet grip adhesion)
GRB/2013/10 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Text prepared by the Russian Federation to elaborate on the concept of tyre deceleration (dω/dt) in the test technology.
GRB-58-02 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Text prepared by the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) in order to correct inconsistencies in time measurement accuracy in annex 6.
GRB-59-02 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 117 The Russian Federation has developed a "Deceleration Calculator" for use in the UN R117 procedures. Following work by an ad hoc group (including NAMI, UTAC, and ETRTO) formed to review and validate this tool, Russia has prepared this new proposal, modifying the version (document GRB/2013/10) submitted at the last GRB session. The changes primarily concern the explanation of the tool rather than the basic mathematical equations.
GRB-59-03 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117 Regulation 117, Annex 6 specifies several time duration values while Annex 6, Appendix 1 gives only one control accuracy value for time in its paragraph 4 (d): plus or minus 0.02 second. This means that this accuracy value applies to all the time durations specified in Regulation 117, Annex 6 and quoted above. This is not realistic for durations of more than one minute and not well fitted to the need of data acquisition for deceleration method. Therefore, Russia and ETRTO propose to introduce two accuracy sets of values in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Regulation 117, Annex 6, Appendix 1:<ol><li>a control accuracy of +/- 0.2 % s and a corresponding instrumentation accuracy of +/- 0.1 % s for the time increments specified in Annex 6 paragraph 3.5.a for the data acquisition in the deceleration method, both in ∆ω/∆t or dω/dt form, and</li><li>a control accuracy of +/- 5% and an instrumentation accuracy of maximum +/-10 sec for the other time durations specified in Annex 6.</li></ul>
GRB-59-08 | Method of Deceleration Measuring and Data Processing for Tyre Rolling Resistance Determination Report of the ad‐hoc working group organized in accordance with the recommendation of the 58th GRB session to consider testing and evaluation of the variant method using the dω/dt form proposed by Russia.
GRB-59-07 | Method of Deceleration Measuring and Data Processing for Tyre Rolling Resistance Determination Testing and Evaluation of the variant method using the dω/dt form.
7. Collective amendments
7. (a) Additional sound-emission provisions for Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92
7. (b) Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 28, 51, 59 and 117
GRB-57-16 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 28, 51, 59 and 117 Text prepared by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) in order to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” in the regulations under GRB responsibility.
8. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
9. Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions
GRB-59-05 | Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emission Overview of the NordTyre Project to investigate the noise performance of passenger car tyres on typical road surfaces in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and to clarify which combinations of road surfaces and tyres yield the lowest tyre/road noise levels.
GRB-59-05/Rev.1 | Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions (revised) Overview of the NordTyre Project to investigate the noise performance of passenger car tyres on typical road surfaces in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and to clarify which combinations of road surfaces and tyres yield the lowest tyre/road noise levels.
10. Quiet Road Transport Vehicles
GRB/2012/6 | Draft Recommendations for a Global Technical Regulation Regarding Audible Vehicle Alerting Systems for Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Draft recommendations from the informal group on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles pursuant to their deliberations on the risks such vehicles poses to vulnerable road users.
WP.29/AC.3/33 | Authorization to develop a GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles
11. Definitions and acronyms in Regulations under GRB responsibilities
GRB-57-12 | UN Regulation No. 63: Acronyms and Abbreviations IMMA contribution towards the World Forum project to codify and harmonize technical terms and abbreviations used across its regulations.
GRB-57-18 | Proposal for a list of Acronyms and Abbreviations to Regulation No. 51 List of acronyms and abbreviations contained in Regulation No. 51 prepared by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).
12. Proposal for amendments to Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
GRB/2013/9 | Proposal for Amendment 2 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Series of editorial corrections and clarifications to the resolution.
GRB-57-08 | Proposal for Amendment 2 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles The proposal concerns specifications on category G of road tractors, extracting from and revising document GRB/2012/12 pursuant to discussions from the last Working Party on Noise session.
GRB-59-01 | Possible amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Proposal by the WP.29 secretariat to consider amending the Consolidated Resolution to adhere with provisions of the UN Regulations concerning noise limits. Presently, the resolution (which provides a framework and general reference for UN Regulations) permits a 5 db(A) tolerance in measuring noise levels while the UN Regulations 51, 41 and 63 referred to in the resolution permit narrower margins of 1 db(A) or 3 db(A).
13. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
14. 1997 Agreement (periodical technical inspections)
15. Highlights of the November 2013 session of WP.29
16. Other business
GRB-59-11 | Tyre noise data: C1 tyres 175-245 mm width
16. (a) Regulation No. 28 (Audible warning devices)
GRB-59-06 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 28 Proposal to allow horn sound level testing with the engine running and lower the sound pressure level requirement for light-duty vehicles from 93 dB (A) to 90 dB (A).
GRB-59-06/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 28 Proposal (revised from its earlier version) to allow horn sound level testing with the engine running and lower the sound pressure level requirement for light-duty vehicles from 93 dB (A) to 90 dB (A).
16. (b) Exchange of views for the future programme of work of GRB
GRB-59-11 | Tyre noise data: C1 tyres 175-245 mm width
16. (c) Provisional agenda for the sixtieth session
17. Provisional agenda for the sixtieth session