Session 162 | Geneva | 11-14 Mar 2014
Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 162nd session from 11-14 March 2014 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; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Korea; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; United States of America. Representatives of the European Union (EU) participated. The following governmental organization was also represented: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emission Control by Catalyst (AECC); Consumers International (CI); European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA, representing also MEMA and JAPIA); the Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation); International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA); International Organization of Standardization (ISO).

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. The provisional annotated agenda for the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1107 and its Add.1 and Add.2) was adopted with the amendments noted below:

(a) Addition of agenda items:
7.2. Update of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2.
Documentation
ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/132Proposal for draft amendments to Rule No. 1
ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/133Proposal for draft amendments to Rule No. 2
8.3. Presentation of the results of the GlobalNCAP in India;
8.4. Amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 94 and 95;
8.5. Defect investigation on panorama sunroof.
(b) Correction of document references for item:
4.4. For “WP.29-162-03” read “WP.29-162-04”
(c) Documents to be referred back to GRE for items:
4.9.6. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/31
4.9.10. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/32
(d) Items to be deferred to a further session: 4.12.1, 4.12.2, 4.13.1 to 4.13.5.

3. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to this report.

WP.29/1107 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 162nd WP.29 session
WP.29/1107/Add.1 | Addendum to the provisional agenda for the 162nd WP.29 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)

4. The 114th session of WP.29/AC.2 was held on 10 March 2014, 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, 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).

5. The Committee reviewed the draft agenda of the 162nd session of the World Forum and recommended the amendments as indicated in paragraph 2 above. The Committee also recommended that agenda item 5.1 be considered by the World Forum and that the rest of the agenda items regarding the 1998 Agreement be considered by the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3). The insertion of agenda item 7.2 was recommended to allow consideration of the position of some Contracting Parties to the 1997 Agreement regarding the voting procedure on the proposals for amendments to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2. Following discussion in WP.29, the session of the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4) would be either held or postponed. WP.29/AC.2 also reviewed the draft agenda for the 163rd session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 24 to 27 June 2014.

6. WP.29/AC.2 noted the progress of work made by the informal group on the revision of the 1958 Agreement and on the development of UN Regulation No. 0. The Committee noted the concerns raised by the Russian Federation at the February 2014 session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) regarding the proposals for proxy voting and the conditions for the adoption of new UN Regulations and amendments to existing ones. The Vice-Chair of WP.29 (i.e., the representative of Russia) was invited to clarify these matters in his capital (i.e., within his government). WP.29/AC.2 recalled the decision by the World Forum at its November 2013 session to dedicate a half-day session to consider in detail, Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement and the draft UN Regulation No. 0 under agenda items 4.3. and 4.4.

7. The secretariat informed the Committee about the delay, of one year in some cases, in the translation into French and Russian of the Amendments and Revisions of UN Regulations, which had entered into force. He added that an explanatory Memorandum would be transmitted by the Transport Division to the Documents Management Section explaining the need of having these translations urgently to avoid the delay in applying the provisions. AC.2 noted that the European Union needed, in due time, the translations into French of UN Regulations as reference in the EU legislation. The Committee invited the delegations concerned to take the necessary actions to support the need of the translations on time.

8. The Committee considered how to develop amendments to different phases of UN Global Technical Regulations (GTRs). The Committee was of the opinion that this matter should be considered by AC.3 during this session and by AC.2 at its June 2014 session.

9. The Committee reviewed a first draft calendar of sessions for 2015 and invited the secretariat to transmit it, with some amendments, to the Conference Services. The Committee requested the secretariat to submit the draft calendar for consideration by the World Forum at its June 2014 session.

10. The World Forum adopted the report of the Administrative Committee on its 114th session and its recommendations.

2.2. Programme of work and documentation

11. The World Forum noted the revised programme of work and documentation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/1). WP.29 representatives were invited to review the document and to communicate to the secretariat any amendments deemed necessary. The secretariat presented the list of informal working groups (WP.29-162-01), which was presented at the last session of ITC (25-27 February 2014). An updated list of the informal working groups will be transmitted for consideration at the June 2014 session of WP.29, including the names of Vice-Chair of the GRs.

2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems

12. The World Forum noted that at the February 2014 session of ITC, a policy oriented segment on “Innovations for sustainable inland transport and mobility” was organized, with special attention on autonomous vehicles. WP.29 also noted that some ITC delegates requested detailed information on the activities of WP.29 on ITS and that a round table on ITS would be organized by Belgium under the auspices of ITC. WP.29 recommended that Mr. Guichard of the WP.29 secretariat should be proposed to the Director of the Transport Division as focal point on ITS to coordinate all ITS activities of the Division and to report to ITC.

13. WP.29 noted that the Informal Working Group (IWG) on ITS is scheduled to hold its meeting during this session of WP.29 in the morning of 14 March 2014. WP.29 considered the future of the IWG on ITS, especially the meeting frequency and venue to allow the Co-Chairs to report to WP.29 and to include the conclusions in the report of WP.29.

14. The representative of ITU informed the World Forum about main discussions at the symposium on the Future Networked Car, organized by UNECE and the ITU on 5 and 6 March 2014. He reported that delegates of WP.29 participated in the “Human factors and regulatory requirements for the introduction of automated driving” and in “Automated emergency calls – Cars and roadside connected” sessions. He added that the deployment of autonomous vehicles was estimated to be earlier than expected. Development of regulatory strategies on the adoption of automated driving and ITS in China, the EU, Japan, Korea and the United States of America have started. Finally, he stated that standards were identified as means through which the automotive industry and regulators meet. He noted the lack of standards in the area of automated driving. The representative of the United Kingdom endorsed the comments of ITU and suggested that WP.29 should consider developing a road map to identify the regulatory work on autonomous vehicles to ensure their safe use in condition of future mixed traffic. WP.29 thanked Mr. Rakhmanov (Russian Federation) and Mr. Yarnold (United Kingdom) for their excellent contributions as moderators during the above-mentioned symposium.

2.4. Follow-up of the seventy-sixth session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC)
2.5. Follow-up of the ECE Reform
3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Fifty-eighth session, 2-4 September 2013)

Report adopted.

3.2. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-fifth session, 17-19 September 2013)

Report adopted.

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

Report adopted.

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

Report adopted.

3.5. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Sixty-seventh session, 14 November 2013)
3.6. Highlights of the recent sessions
3.6.1. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Fifty-fourth session, 17-19 December 2013)
3.6.2. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Sixty-eighth session, 7-10 January 2014)
3.6.3. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Fifty-ninth session, 28-30 January 2014)
3.6.4. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-sixth session, 17-21 February 2014)
4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the Agreement and of the annexed UN Regulations
4.2. Guidance requested by the Working Parties on matters related to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
4.2.1. Reproduction and reference to private standards in UN Regulations, UN Global Technical Regulations and UN Rules
4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
4.4. Consideration of amendments to the 1958 Agreement
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)
4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRB
4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRRF
4.7.1. Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSG

49. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.8.1 to 4.8.6 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.8.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 18
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
4.8.4. Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67
4.8.5. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107

[Proposal and corrigendum adopted.]

WP.29/2014/11 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to amend requirements for the minimum number of priority seats (four in Class I, two in Class II and Class III and one in Class A and Class B), to disallow the priority designation for folding seats, and to establish uniform provisions for gangway barriers in vehicles of Classes I and A, including a proposed 50N force limit for moving such barriers out of the way.
WP.29/2014/11/Corr.1 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Note from the WP.29 Secretariat to note a correction to the proposed supplement. In document WP.29/2014/11 the item concerning Annex 3, paragraph 7.7.8.5.3. where it reads "one in Class A and B", the text should read "one in Class A."
4.8.6. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRE

50. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.9.1 to 4.9.13 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

51. The World Forum agreed to refer ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/31 (agenda item 4.9.6) and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/32 (agenda item 4.9.10) back to GRE for further consideration.

WP.29/2014/31 | Proposal for the new 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.
WP.29/2014/32 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.
4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
4.9.3. Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7
4.9.4. Proposal for the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10
4.9.5. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19
4.9.6. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27
4.9.7. Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.9.8. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.9.9. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.9.10. Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65
4.9.11. Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 74
4.9.12. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113
4.9.13. Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123
4.10. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by GRRF

52. The World Forum considered the draft corrigenda under agenda items 4.10.1 to 4.10.3 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.10.1. Proposal for Corrigendum 1 (Russian only) to Revision 8 of Regulation No. 13
4.10.2. Proposal for Corrigendum 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117
4.10.3. Proposal for Corrigendum 5 (Russian only) to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117
4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by the secretariat, if any

53. The World Forum noted that no draft corrigenda were submitted.

4.12. Consideration of pending proposals for amendments to existing Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

54. The World Forum agreed to keep ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/64 (agenda item 4.12.1) and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/30 (agenda item 4.12.2) on the agenda for consideration at its June 2014 session.

4.12.1. Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 51
4.12.2. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121
4.12.3. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117

55. The World Forum considered the pending proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117 listed under agenda item 4.12.3 (document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/66) and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the correction of para. 47 below (see WP.29-162-05).

56. Page 1, the title, replace “Supplement 5” by “Supplement 6”. Page 2, paragraph 6.2.3, correct the wet grip index G for normal tyres other than traction tyres to read 0.80.

[The proposal was adopted as amended as “Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 117” by a vote of 36 in favor and none either opposed or abstaining.]

WP.29-162-05 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Submission of the wet grip limit values for Class C3 tires as agreed to within the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF). These values were originally proposed in document WP.29/2013/66.
WP.29/2013/66 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Text as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 75th session based upon a proposal by the European Commission, France and ETRTO to introduce wet grip provisions and testing procedures for tyres of categories C2 and C3.
4.13. Proposals for amendments to existing Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum for consideration at its June 2014 session

57. The World Forum considered the proposals for amendments to existing Regulations under agenda items 4.13.1 to 4.13.5 and agreed to keep them on the agenda for consideration at its June 2014 session.

WP.29/2012/30 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal for transitional provisions concerning the electronic stability control telltale and approval markings related to UN R121.
4.14. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSP
4.14.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 129

58. The World Forum considered the draft amendment under agenda item 4.14.1 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

WP.29/2014/33 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 129 This supplement concerns child restraint systems comprised of a base fixture to which a portable shell can be attached. The base fixture is attached to the vehicle by the ISOFIX anchorages in the seating position and the shell attached to the base. However, since the shells may also be designed for use without the base fixture in a configuration where the shell is secured by the adult safety belt of the seating position, this supplement would enable type approvals under UN R129 for this configuration.
5. 1998 Agreement
5.1. Status of the 1998 Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement

59. The World Forum noted the consolidated document containing the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.9). WP.29 further 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 other 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. 78 below).

WP.29-162-07 | Situation on priorities and proposals to develop gtrs as of 21 February 2014 Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates.
WP.29/1073/Rev.9 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates Update on the status of work on UN Global Technical Regulations.

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

5.2. Consideration of draft UN Global Technical Regulations (UN GTR) and/or draft amendments to established Global Technical Regulations
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 GTR 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

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

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

62. The World Forum noted that the secretariat had not been notified of any modifications on the status of the Agreement since the November 2013 session, therefore ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.5 had not been prepared. WP.29 noted that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.4 and its Amend.1 still reflected the current status of the Agreement.

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

63. The representatives of Estonia, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania noted the parallel development of amendments to the UN Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement and the corresponding EU Directive. They requested to delay (WP.29-162-09) the submission of the proposed amendments to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/132 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/133) to the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4), making sure that their obligations would not conflict with the EU Directive. Theye stated that if the amendments to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 are adopted, they would not be harmonized with the current EU Directive. The Chair of GRRF recalled the discussion outcome at GRRF that the most pragmatic approach would be to consider aligning the amendments to the 1997 Agreement and the EU Directive as much as possible as these activities were progressing nearly in parallel.

64. The representative of the Russian Federation noted that WP.29 at its 156th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1095, para 84) had confirmed the importance of Periodical Technical Inspection (PTI) of vehicles for road safety and had agreed to extend the scope of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 to cover vehicles of categories M1, N1 and O1 making the 1997 Agreement more useful for emerging economies and for those countries not having a PTI system. He added that, accordingly, WP.29 had agreed to defer to a later stage the alignment of the provisions of both UN Rules to the corresponding EU Directive. He expressed the wish that the submission of the proposal for amendments to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 should not be further delayed, given the safety and environmental implications of these amendments.

65. After examination with the Contracting Parties present, WP.29 saw no possibility to organize the vote on the amendments to the UN Rules and recommended not to hold the AC.4 session.

WP.29-162-09 | Concerns expressed regarding the vote on amendments to UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 Note from the WP.29 secretariat to convey concerns received from the Netherlands and Romania on the planned vote to amend UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 on vehicle inspections.
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 on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

66. Following the decision to dedicate the afternoon session of WP.29 on 26 June 2014 to an additional session of GRRF (see paras. 36 and 79), WP.29 also noted that the next IWG meeting would be held during the afternoon session of WP.29 on 13 November 2014.

8.2. Consistency between the 1968 Vienna Convention and World Forum regulations

67. The secretariat of the Working Party on Road Safety (WP.1) informed WP.29 about the recent session of WP.1 (4-6 December 2013, New Delhi). She stated that some progress had been made in updating the 1968 Vienna Convention on lighting issues and in defining Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which could resolve the issue of permanent control of the vehicle by the driver. She clarified that the legal concerns expressed in para. 20 of the WP.1 report (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/143) referred to the mandatory recognition of the UN Regulations and UN GTRs by Contracting Parties to the 1968 Vienna Convention, if any such reference was to be made in the text of the Convention. The representative of the United Kingdom reported that many presenters at the recent ITU symposium on the Future Networked Car expressed concerns that the current text of the 1968 Convention could stifle future transport development. He added that further delay in this issue could begin to reflect poorly on the UNECE. The representative of OICA highlighted the importance of finding a solution to this matter. Upon the request by the representative of Germany on how to solve the legal issues mentioned in the WP.1 report (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/143, paras. 20 and 21, available at: www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/wp1rep.html), the secretariat of WP.1 reported that WP.1 had initiated a search for external legal advice, but that the lack of funding was delaying the legal consultation. The representative of the Russian Federation indicated that the legal instruments administered by WP.1 and WP.29 had different Contracting Parties. He hoped that the Contracting Parties to both these legal instruments could contribute to resolve this issue.

8.3. Latest results for Global NCAP in India

68. The representative of the FIA Foundation introduced WP.29-162-21 presenting the results of a Global NCAP research project “Safer cars for India” on the passive safety performance of the most popular vehicle models in India. WP.29 noted that Global NCAP recommended: (i) to apply UN Regulation No. 94 for all passenger cars, (ii) to mandate the use of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) and (iii) to promote collaboration between governments, manufacturers, their suppliers, automobile clubs and consumer organizations in order to improve adult and child protection in road vehicles.

69. The representative of India informed WP.29, that following these recommendations, actions had already been taken in his country to increase the stringency of vehicle regulations on passive safety. However, a transitional time would be necessary to develop the technical services capacity to perform the related tests. The representative of OICA welcomed these indications but stressed that a holistic approach was needed in order to further improve road safety, taking into account that the individual road transport conditions in the countries were different. He said that, in his opinion, focusing all efforts on vehicle specifications only, thereby making them unaffordable for a large proportion of the population, might in the end be counterproductive in that consumers would find it more difficult to move to safer transportation modes.

WP.29-162-21 | Global NCAP research project: Safer Cars for India Presentation on crash testing results of selected Indian passenger cars and efforts to improve minimum safety levels for the most basic passenger cars on the Indian market.
8.4. Amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 94 and 95

70. The representative of the Russian Federation introduced WP.29-162-19 proposing to insert new test provisions for in-vehicle emergency call systems into UN Regulations Nos. 94 and 95. The representative of EU acknowledged this proposal and offered to continue the discussion in the IWG and in GRSG as, in his view, it is not yet sufficiently clear how the test should be conducted. The representative of OICA supported the statements of the EU. The representative of the Russian Federation, Chair of the IWG on AECS, clarified that the purpose of the IWG was the development of a new UN Regulation which should cover the majority of the issues concerning accident emergency call system and its components. He added that, currently, this work was concluded but experts still need to reach consensus on some open issues. He clarified that the progress report of the IWG would be presented at the May 2014 session of GRSG. The Chair of GRSG noted that the IWG on AECS would provide results to GRSG two weeks before the May 2014 session of GRSP and that these results could also be then addressed in GRSP. Finally, the World Forum endorsed this approach.

WP.29-162-19 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 94 and 95 concering in-vehicle emergency call systems Presentation outlining proposals to include performance testing of in-vehicle emergency call systems under frontal (or possibly UN R12 steering requirements) and side impact regulations.
8.5. Korea's automotive recall system and panoramic sunroof investigation

71. Mr. Sokchang Kwon, Director General of the Motor Vehicles Policy Division of the Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea gave a presentation on the results of their national defect investigations on panoramic sunroofs (WP.29-162-15). The Chair of GRSG suggested that this topic be investigated further by GRSG experts to determine whether it is necessary to adjust the relevant UN Regulation No. 43 and UN GTR No. 6 on glazing. Thus, he invited the representative of the Republic of Korea to share these findings with GRSG experts during the forthcoming session in May 2014. The representative of the Republic of Korea (Korea Automobile Testing and Research Institute (KATRI)) introduced WP.29-162-22 showing the detailed results of their investigations on safety issues with panoramic sunroofs. The representative of Japan agreed with the suggestion by the Chair of GRSG. Finally, the World Forum requested GRSG to discuss this issue at its forthcoming session in April 2014.

WP.29-162-15 | Recall System & Latest Issue in Korea Presentation on Korea's automotive safety agencies, recall system, and investigation into shattering of panoramic sunroofs.
WP.29-162-22 | KATRI video regarding the safety investigation of certain panoramic sunroofs
9. Adoption of the report

72. 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 Administrative Committee AC.1 and election of officers for the year 2014

73. Of the 51 Contracting Parties to the Agreement, 39 were represented and established AC.1 for its fifty-sixth session held on 12 March 2014.

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

11. Proposals for amendments and corrigenda to existing Regulations and for new Regulations – Voting by AC.1
12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3 and election of officers for 2014

76. The fortieth session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 12-13 March 2014. The representatives of 13 of the 19 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, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

77. At the proposal of the representative from Germany, Mr. K. Simon (United States of America) was unanimously elected Chair and Mr. I. Yarnold (EU) was unanimously elected Vice-Chair for 2014.

13. Monitoring of the 1998 Agreement

78. AC.3 noted the information, as of 25 February 2014, on the status of the 1998 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.9). AC.3 also noted WP.29-162-13 and WP.29-162-14 submitted respectively by the representatives of EU and the Republic of Korea, containing the status of the transposition of UN GTRs in their national legislations. AC.3 reiterated the notification obligations of the Contracting Parties. Representatives were also 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. The secretariat announced that it would contact each Contracting Party with pending notifications in order to facilitate the notification process.

WP.29-162-13 | Report on the transposition of UN GTR into EU law Status report on the introduction and application of the 14 current UN Global Technical Regulations into European Union directives.
WP.29-162-14 | Notification and update of the status report on UN GTR application in Korea Notification on the status of the transposition of UN Global Technical Regulations into Korean law.
WP.29/1073/Rev.9 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates Update on the status of work on UN Global Technical Regulations.
14. Consideration and vote by AC.3 of draft UN Global Technical Regulations and/or draft amendments to established UN Global Technical Regulations
14.1. Proposal for a global technical regulation on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP)

79. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed draft UN GTR on WLTP (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/27 and its Corr.1) was established in the UN Global Registry on 12 March 2014 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 the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, South Africa and Turkey.

80. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/28) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/26 and its Add.1) will be appended to the established UN GTR.

81. The representative of the Republic of Korea welcomed this new UN GTR which is closely related to fuel efficiency. He stated that his country was making every effort to provide consumers with accurate information. He announced that his country would contribute in the work of the IWG for developing Phase 2 of the UN GTR.

82. The representative of the United States of America abstained. He explained that the existing requirements in his country provided significant controls, covered many different operating systems and applied to various pile requirements. It was also explained that his
country still needed to verify the equivalence of the provisions of the UN GTR with their current national regulations. However, he stated that his country supported the UN GTR and looked forward to further contributing to aligning the two sets of regulations as part of future WLTP work. The representative of Canada also abstained providing similar justifications.

83. The representative of Germany welcomed the establishment of the UN GTR on WLTP which completes the emissions requirements for all categories of vehicles covered by UN GTRs. He thanked the co-sponsors of the UN GTR, all experts of GRPE, WLTP informal groups and task forces for their longstanding efforts.

WP.29/2014/27 | Proposal for a new global technical regulation on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) Text of the proposed new GTR on light vehicle emissions and fuel consumption as approved at the November special session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy and submitted to the Forum for consideration and adoption at its March 2014 session.
WP.29/2014/28 | Final report on the development of a new global technical regulation on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) Report to accompany the proposal for the new GTR on light vehicle emissions and fuel consumption detailing its development.
WP.29/AC.3/26 | Proposal to develop a new global technical regulation on worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedures
WP.29/AC.3/26/Add.1 | Addendum to the proposal to develop a new GTR on worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedures
14.2. Proposal for a global technical regulation on Tyres

84. The Chair of GRRF informed AC.3 that the draft proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/63 was not recommended for vote at this session. He noted that WP.29 has approved an extraordinary session of GRRF during the June 2014 session of WP.29 to address remaining issues (see para. 36 above). AC.3 welcomed this information and expected consideration and vote on this proposal at its November 2014 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 Candidates for UN Global Technical Regulations, if any

85. AC.3 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
16.1. Guidance on elements of draft GTR No. 9 – Phase 2 that have not been resolved by the Working Party on Passive Safety

86. Upon the request of the representative of the United States of America, AC.3 agreed to discuss WP.29-162-03 under agenda item 17.5 (see paras. 91 and 92 below).

WP.29-162-03 | Guidance, by consensus decision on elements of draft GTR No. 9 – Phase 2 that have not been resolved by the Working Party on Passive Safety Phase 2 of GTR No. includes proposals for injury assessment reference values (IARV). The United States has asserted that the IARV have not been sufficiently validated through cost-benefit analysis, which is a requirement in US rulemaking. Therefore, the US has proposed to permit regulators to select IARV that correspond to their local vehicle populations. However, adding this qualification (through a footnote) would create a precedent for future GTR and OICA has lamented that such diversity in application hampers the goal of harmonization. Therefore, the GTR 9 informal group and GRSP are putting this issue before the World Forum for guidance.
17. Progress on the development of new UN Global Technical Regulations and of amendments to established UN Global Technical Regulations
17.1. GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC))

87. The representative of EU summarized the work progress of the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles. He reported on meetings and indicated that the work on amending UN GTR No. 2 had started. He informed AC.3 that the highest priority had been given to the elaboration of draft UN GTRs on the evaporative emissions and on OBD. The other two draft UN GTRs on durability requirements of pollutant control devices and on propulsion unit performance requirements would be developed later. He added that the seventh meeting of EPPR would take place in conjunction with the June session of GRPE and that the eighth meeting was tentatively planned to be held in Brussels in October 2014. AC.3 requested the secretariat to modify the title of this agenda item as follows: Gtr No. 2 and other gtrs on environmental and propulsion unit requirements for L category of vehicles.

17.2. GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

88. The representative of Italy gave a status report on the activities of GRRF on parallel amendments to UN GTR No. 3 and UN Regulation No. 78, introducing provisions for new types of Combined Braking Systems (CBS). The Chair of GRRF added that the group precisely clarified its intentions during the February 2014 session and was targeting the completion of the work for the September 2014 session of GRRF.

17.3. GTR No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty Certification procedure (WHDC))

89. The representative of EU confirmed that the IWG would present a formal proposal for amendments to the UN GTR for consideration by GRPE at its June 2014 session and expected that AC.3 would adopt it at its November 2014 session. He presented WP.29-162-08 requesting an extension of the GRPE mandate on developing amendments to the UN GTR including the alignment of UN GTRs Nos. 4 and 11. AC.3 adopted the request and invited the secretariat to prepare the corresponding AC.3 authorization.

WP.29-162-08 | Extension of the scope of the mandate to the GRPE Informal Group on Heavy-Duty Hybrids for the alignment between gtr nº 4 and gtr nº 11 Proposal to extend the mandate of the informal working group on heavy-duty hybrids to allow for the adaptation of the hybrid provisions developed for GTR No. 4 (WHDC heavy-duty emissions test cycle) to GTR No. 11 (Non-road vehicle emissions).
17.4. GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

90. The representative of the United Kingdom reported on the work progress of the IWG on Phase 2 of UN GTR No. 7. He informed AC.3 that the validation of Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II (BioRID II) was well advanced and that the IWG would submit to the May 2014 session of GRSP, an informal document complementing the official proposal for amendments to the UN GTR. He clarified that GRSP was expected in December 2014 to recommend the amendments for consideration by AC.3 at its June 2015 session. He added that a proposal for Addendum 1 to the Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) would also be submitted to that session of GRSP to incorporate a complete set of drawings and specifications of BioRID II. He finally thanked the manufacturer of the dummy for the close cooperation, the support in delivering all the specifications mentioned above and the removal of restrictions for their use.

17.5. GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

91. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of GRSP, introduced WP.29-162-03 (seeking guidance on issues not solved at the December 2013 session of GRSP), concerning the Injury Assessment References Values (IARVs) for the flexible lower legform (FlexPLI) to bumper test of the proposal for amendments to the UN GTR. He clarified that the text of the amendment to UN GTR No. 9 had been recommended by GRSP to the June 2014 session of AC.3. He reported that during the December 2013 session of GRSP, the expert from the United States of America had submitted informal document GRSP-54-32 stating that it was not in a position to agree with the proposed IARVs. He added that the proposed compromise solution of a footnote had been made by Germany at GRSP to allow other injury thresholds for Contracting Parties that do not have existing pedestrian protection regulations. He concluded that, at that session of GRSP, the expert from OICA had observed that this would compromise harmonization.

92.The representative of the United States of America proposed referring the document back to GRSP for consideration at its May 2014 session, which would delay the establishment of the UN GTR to a later session of AC.3. The representative of Germany noted that if the establishment of the amendments to the UN GTR would be delayed, the corresponding amendments to UN Regulation No. 127 should be transmitted to AC.1 for consideration at its June 2014 session. Furthermore, he sought the consent of AC.3 to extend the mandate of the IWG until November 2014. The representative of OICA added that amending UN Regulation No.127 would be perfectly possible since the needed transitional provisions would maintain the desired alignment with the current GTR No.9, thereby granting time for the research conducted in the United States of America. He also suggested consideration of yet another approach, by proceeding with the amendment of GTR No. 9 without the proposed footnote, but with a review clause for the IARV. AC.3 gave its consent to extending the mandate of the IWG and requested GRSP to further revise the compromise proposal at its May 2014 session based on the cost-benefit analysis.

GRSP-54-32 | US comments on the draft amendment [2] to Global Technical Regulation No. 9 on pedestrian safety Statement of US concerns with the draft amendment to introduce the Flex PLI test tool into GTR No. 9 (document GRSP/2013/25) in particular with regard to the use of the injury assessment reference values (IARVs). US definition of the IARV will be dependent upon the outcome of a US cost-benefit analysis based upon the characteristics of the American vehicle population. The US cannot accept injury curves that do not fall within what is justifiable according to US traffic conditions.
WP.29-162-03 | Guidance, by consensus decision on elements of draft GTR No. 9 – Phase 2 that have not been resolved by the Working Party on Passive Safety Phase 2 of GTR No. includes proposals for injury assessment reference values (IARV). The United States has asserted that the IARV have not been sufficiently validated through cost-benefit analysis, which is a requirement in US rulemaking. Therefore, the US has proposed to permit regulators to select IARV that correspond to their local vehicle populations. However, adding this qualification (through a footnote) would create a precedent for future GTR and OICA has lamented that such diversity in application hampers the goal of harmonization. Therefore, the GTR 9 informal group and GRSP are putting this issue before the World Forum for guidance.
17.6. GTR No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) – Phase 2)

93. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the co-sponsors, provided an oral report on this matter. He informed AC.3 that his country had begun the process of transposing the UN GTR and that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was expected in 2015. He clarified that his country and the co-sponsors (Germany and Japan) were expected to submit draft terms of references (ToR) to the May 2014 session of GRSP and to the June 2014 session of AC.3 on Phase 2 of the UN GTR. He also anticipated that topics for Phase 2 would include: (i) potential harmonization of crash test specifications, (ii) potential scope revision to address additional vehicle categories, (iii) refinement of test procedures and correction of errors, (iv) material compatibility and hydrogen embrittlement, (v) evaluation of performance test and stress rupture proposed in Phase 1, (vi) electric barrier enclosure and (vii) consideration of research results reported after completion of Phase 1. AC.3 agreed that due to the complexity of the proposed Phase 2, a proposal of authorization to develop it, including the ToR and a new IWG mandate would be submitted as soon as possible to GRSP and AC.3.

17.7. GTR No. 14 (Pole Side Impact (PSI) – Phase 2)

94. AC.3 noted that GRSP had not yet received any further proposal for amendments to the UN GTR related to the issues raised by the United States of America at the November 2013 session of AC.3.

17.8. Draft GTR on Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS)

95. The representative of the United States of America informed AC.3 about the progress made by the IWG in developing the outline of the UN GTR along with a draft UN GTR submitted by Canada, Japan and the United States of America. He announced that the IWG would provide a status report at the June 2014 session of AC.3 based on the results of the fifth meeting of the IWG scheduled to be held in May 2014 in Washington, D.C.

96. The representative of EU underlined the importance of a quick outcome of the IWG activities. He urged delegates to overcome the disagreements that still remain on developing the draft UN GTR, especially the issue of whether to draft the UN GTR in one or two phases. He recommended considering this subject prior to the May 2014 meeting of the IWG. AC.3 welcomed this recommendation. The representative of OICA also supported these statements and added that the suggestion for a two-phase approach was linked to the urgency of completing harmonized requirements in a first phase, based on available knowledge, while future research results could be considered in a second phase.

97. AC.3 noted that an extension of the mandate of the IWG could be needed given the current schedule of development of the UN GTR. AC.3 expected to further discuss this topic at the June 2014 session.

17.9. Draft GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV)

98. The representative of the United States of America informed AC.3 on the outcome of the fifth meeting of the IWG on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (Tokyo, 10-12 December 2013), which was attended by stakeholders from governments, consumer advocacy groups and industry. He added that the IWG had addressed each element of the draft UN GTR and had identified difficulties in a number of areas. He reported that various views and positions had been explained in a document that facilitated discussions and decision-making at GRB or AC.3. He concluded that several smaller and more focused task force meetings had been conducted to consider all views and positions and that the results of these meetings would be consolidated in a document for consideration at the next session of the IWG (Washington, D.C., 13-15 May 2014).

99. The secretariat reported on the outcome of the discussions on this matter by GRB at its February 2014 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/57, paras. 25 and 26). He added that during that GRB session, the expert from the World Blind Union (WBU) had highlighted three key elements of Audible Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) for people with impaired vision: (i) the alert sound should be of a sufficient volume and its composition (frequency, etc.) should allow for location and identification of the movement of the vehicle; (ii) the system should be active on stationary vehicles; and (iii) the AVAS should not be switched off.

17.10. Draft GTR No. 15 (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) – Phase 1(b))

100. On behalf of the GRPE Chair, the representative of EU introduced a proposal requesting authorization to amend UN GTR on WLTP, just adopted (see para. 77 above), and to extend the mandate of the IWG to June 2016 in order to develop Phase 1(b) of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30). The proposal included an outline of the forthcoming activities, a road map and the structure of the IWG on WLTP. He explained that the remaining open issues had been resolved at the GRPE session held in Geneva on 14 November 2013. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30 and extended the mandate of the IWG until June 2016. AC.3 requested the secretariat to prepare the corresponding AC.3 authorization to amend the UN GTR and to transmit it to GRPE.

WP.29/2014/30 | Proposal for the development of amendments to GTR No. [15] on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) Proposal for a further "phase 1b" in the development of the GTR on light vehicle emissions. In order to meet Contracting Party objectives, the draft GTR has been submitted for adoption by the Forum in March 2014. Although the current draft offers a complete test cycle, the WLTP experts want to improve the regulation by further addressing a number of technical elements that were set aside due to time and resource constraints.
18. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin

101. The representative of the EU stated that, due to the high number of priorities listed under agenda item 17, no new priorities should be incorporated into the programme of work.

18.1. Vehicle crash compatibility

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

18.2. Intelligent Transport Systems

103. No supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 2.3 (see paras. 12-14 above).

18.3. Road illumination technologies

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

18.4. Harmonization of side impact dummies

105. The representative of the United States of America reported on the activities of the IWG. He indicated that work was adequately progressing on including the 50th percentile world side impact dummy (WorldSID) into the draft Addendum 2 to M.R.1. He added that some parts of the 5 percentile female dummy needed to be redesigned and that the resulting delay would likely be to the end of 2015 after which the 5th percentile female dummy could be included into M.R.1. The representative of the United Kingdom underlined that the lack of free access to drawings and specifications of the WorldSID by ISO would affect the good work results for UN GTR No. 7 (Phase 2), UN GTR No. 9 (Phase 2) as well as future ones. He considered that a reference in the UN GTRs to the ISO standards should not be accepted. He invited the representative of the United States of America to inform AC.3 on the manner in which his administration was managing such access restrictions to the corresponding standards on side impact dummies. AC.3 agreed to resume consideration on this issue at its next session.

18.5. Electric vehicles and the environment

106. The representative of Canada reported on the results of the eighth and ninth meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) (Geneva, 7 January 2014 and Ann Arbor, United States of America, 17-18 February 2014). She added that the draft Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide had been presented as an informal document, at the January 2014 session of GRPE and that the draft guide had been agreed on, in principle, at the subsequent meeting of the IWG. An updated version of the draft guide had been submitted as an official document for consideration at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 was expected to consider the reference guide at its November 2014 session. She reported that during the ninth EVE meeting the group decided to pursue a request for a new mandate post-2014 which would be considered informally at the June 2014 GRPE session. She announced that the next meeting of the IWG would be held in Geneva on 2 June 2014 in conjunction with the June 2014 session of GRPE.

GRPE/2014/13 | Proposal for an Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide Proposed text of the guide to worldwide environmental and related regulations concerning electric vehicles as developed by the informal working group on Electric Vehicles and the Environment.
18.6. Autonomous vehicles

107. The representative of OICA introduced WP.29-162-20 proposing a classification system with six levels of automation in vehicles. He highlighted the importance of harmonizing such a classification system and the related definitions at an international level. The secretariat indicated that the OICA proposal included an additional definition of step of autonomy compared with the NHTSA classification system presented in November 2013 (WP.29-161-18). The representative of Germany underlined the importance of the harmonization of legal frameworks for future vehicle automation. He added that WP.29-162-20 focused on the role of the driver. He was of the opinion that, from a legal perspective, the World Forum should concentrate on the performance requirements of automated vehicles. The representative of Japan affirmed the necessity to also take into account the driver’s role. He announced a presentation, at the next meeting of the ITS IWG, with only two types of automation –with the driver “in the loop” or “out of the loop”. The representative of the United Kingdom noted the challenges remaining on the transition between autonomous driving and the driver resuming control of the vehicle. However, he emphasized that a classification system and the corresponding definitions should first be established.

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.
WP.29-162-20 | Automated Driving: Definition for Levels of Automation Motor vehicle manufacturer perspectives and recommendations towards defining uniform classifications, terms, and references to facilitate discussions on requirements for autonomous vehicle technologies.
18.7. New technologies not yet regulated

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

19. Proposals to develop new UN GTRs and/or amendments to established UN GTR, not included under agenda item 17, if any

109. No new proposal was raised.

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

110. The representative of the Republic of Korea presented WP.29-162-16 complementing his presentations on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) given at the previous session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106, para. 117). He invited AC.3 to evaluate the possibility of establishing an IWG under GRPE with the aim to develop a new UN GTR. He added that his country would be committed to chair such a group.

111. The representative of Canada recalled her statement made at the previous session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106, para. 118). She suggested focusing on the identification of best practices and the collection of information before undertaking regulatory work. The representative of the Russian Federation indicated that his country was concerned by air quality issues and announced an active participation in this work, if included in the programme of work. The representative of EU expressed his concern to involve the proper experts from the European Commission on this topic. The representative of OICA stated that work in this area may be, instead, based on an international standard and be addressed in the Consolidated Resolution for the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) and the Special Resolution S.R.1.

112. Before taking a decision on including this matter into the programme of work, AC.3 requested the secretariat to provide information, if any, on activities in this area within the UN and to report back to AC.3 at the next session in June 2014.

WP.29-162-16 | Implementation of vehicle indoor air quality requirements Presentation on Korean steps to address concerns over emissions of volatile organic compounds including formaldehyde, toluene, ethylbenzene, styrene, benzene, and xylene emanating from materials used in vehicle interior components such as dashboards, carpeting, and seats.
21. Other business

113. The World Forum noted that Mr. Doornheim (the Netherlands) would no longer attend the WP.29 sessions and thanked him for his very valuable contributions to the activities of WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies. WP.29 wished him all the best for his retirement.

22. Establishment of the Committee AC.4 and election of officers for the year 2014

114. Following the recommendation of WP.29, the Administrative Committee AC.4 did not convene (see paras. 63-65 above).

23. Amendments to Rules Nos. 1 and 2
24. Other business