Session 106 | Geneva | 5-9 May 2014
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG/2014/1 | Addendum 2 to the annotated provisional agenda for the 106th GRSG session
GRSG-106-01 | Running order of the agenda for the 106th GRSG session
2. Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
2. (a) Proposals for further amendments
GRSG/2014/2 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to clarify that “low-floor vehicles” concern only those vehicles that provide a single step from the ground into the low floor area and that any equipment that would counteract the intention of such single-step low-floor vehicles to facilitate access by passengers with reduced mobility is prohibited.
GRSG/2014/3 | Proposal for Supplements to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce the automatic activation of the hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in the engine and/or heater compartment.
GRSG/2014/4 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to clarify the text of the amendments updating provisions for service doors, windows and emergency exits. The main purpose of the proposal is to delete the prohibition on the use of laminated glass or plastic material in window panes and to delete the provision that emergency windows shall be capable of being operated from outside.
GRSG/2014/5 | Proposal for Supplements to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Text proposing to clarify the current transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 107. The proposal aims to ensure the validity of the preceding series of amendments to UN R107 for vehicles not impacted by the 05 series (mandating temperature alarm systems in certain bus compartments not directly visible to bus occupants).
GRSG/2014/19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to amend Annex 12 of the regulation to align its safety prescriptions for trolley buses with current electrical standards.
GRSG-106-23 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal to require, in configurations where the engine compartment is located to the rear of the driver's compartment, that the engine cannot be started from the driver's position when the panel giving access to moving parts of the engine is open. It takes into account the comments received during the 105th session and supersedes documents GRSG/2013/14 and GRSG-105-14.
GRSG-106-25 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal to align Annex 11 of UN R107 with Regulation (EU) 1230/2012. Annex 11 was originally based on EU Directive 97/27 EC (type approval of vehicles with regard to their masses and dimensions) which has now been replaced by Regulation (EU) 1230/2012, thus prompting the need for realignment.
GRSG-106-28 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Text prepared by the GRSG secretariat pursuant to GRSG discussions on the proposal for a supplement to UN R107 to align the provisions of Annex 12 (concerning trolley buses) with current electrical standards.
GRSG-106-28/Rev.1 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Updated version of the text prepared by the GRSG secretariat pursuant to GRSG discussions on the proposal for a supplement to UN R107 to align the provisions of Annex 12 (concerning trolley buses) with current electrical standards.
GRSG-106-19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to modify document GRSG/2014/5 which would amend the current transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 107in order to ensure the validity of the preceding series of amendments to UN R107 for vehicles not impacted by the 05 series (mandating temperature alarm systems in certain bus compartments not directly visible to bus occupants). This proposal would change the proposed language in order to clarify that vehicles not affected by the 05 Series of amendments can continue to be approved with no modification to their markings, and that extensions to the approvals for these vehicles can continue to be granted.
GRSG-105-32 | Fire suppression systems in bus and coach engine and heater compartments Presentation in support of the proposal to introduce new fire suppression requirements under UN R107 on bus and coach construction.
GRSG/2014/6 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce fire suppression systems for buses and coaches upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment.
GRSG-106-09 | Comments on proposed new requirements for trolleybuses under Regulation No. 107 Russian comments and proposals to modify the proposal to amend Annex 12 of the regulation to align its safety prescriptions for trolley buses with current electrical standards.
2. (b) Requirements for service doors, windows and emergency exits
GRSG/2014/7 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Updated proposal to insert provisions in Annex 3 to facilitate access to a roof escape hatch in the event that the vehicle is lying on its side, superseding document GRSG-105-05 which superseded the original proposal in document GRSG/2013/17.
GRSG-106-18 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to clarify that an "overnight locking system" referred to in the proposed amendment to paragraph 2.41 is not one intended to be operated by passengers from inside the vehicle.
3. Regulation No. 34 (Fuel tanks)
GRSG/2014/16 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 Proposal to amend the requirements for fire prevention under certain conditions in the event of a rear collision. This document supersedes the earlier proposal contained in document GRSG/2013/4.
GRSG-106-20 | Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2014/16 Corrections and clarifications by Japan to its earlier submission concerning the requirements for fire prevention under certain conditions in the event of a rear collision (Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 ).
GRSG-106-33 | Proposal for amendment of UN R34 Presentation in support of Japan's proposal to increase the stringency of UN R34.
GRSG-106-39 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 as adopted by GRSG at its 106th session Adopted version of the proposal by Japan (GRSG/2014/16) to amend provisions for testing of fire risks in rear-end collisions as amended during the May 2014 GRSG session.
4. Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG/2014/8 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Text prepared to introduce provision to address difficulties encountered by technical services located at high altitudes in fulfilling the barometric pressure conditions required for the impact test. This document supersedes informal document GRSG-105-24.
GRSG/2014/9 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to clarify the testing method for resistance to high temperature in order to address issues raised with testing at high altitudes. CLEPA proposes to amend the wording of paragraph 5.1. to clarify how to proceed with a test in boiling water, which is permitted for safety glazing with both external surfaces of inorganic material. The tolerance of +0 °C / -2 °C is taken from ISO 3917, high temperature test. The temperature of boiling water can be determined with the required accuracy easily.
GRSG/2014/14 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to avoid imposing administrative burdens on small glazing that is not required for the driver's forward or rearward field of vision.
GRSG-106-02 | Proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 Proposal to introduce provisions for the use of plastic safety glazing in side windows behind the B pillar more in line with the stipulations for glazing with a light transmittance below 70 per cent in that area.
GRSG-106-05 | CLEPA comments on document GRSG/2014/14 CLEPA comments on the OICA proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 (document GRSG/2014/14) that seeks to avoid imposing administrative burdens on small glazing that is not required for the driver’s forward or rearward field of vision.
GRSG-106-13 | 7th Progress Report of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing
GRSG-106-16 | Draft proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 Proposal by the IGPG working group to introduce provisions for plastic glazing for windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens into UN Regulation No. 43, superseding document GRSG-104-43.
GRSG-106-30 | Proposal for a corrigendum to UN Regulation No. 43-01 series of amendments This proposal corrects an editorial mistake in the tolerances of Annex 6. In Annex 10, paragraph 3.2.2.2. and in Annex 12, paragraph 3.2.2., the correct tolerance should read: 1.5m +0/-5mm. (The same tolerances also appear in UN GTR No. 6, paragraphs 5.4.3. and 6.5.4.2.)
GRSG/2014/15 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Text prepared by the Informal Group on the Introduction of Plastic Glazing for windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens into UN Regulation No. 43 (IGPG) in order to clarify the requirements of Annex 21 (provisions on the installation of safety glazing on vehicles).
GRSG-106-04 | Defect investigation by the Republic of Korea on panorama sunroofs Excerpt from the March 2014 session of the World Forum where Korea explained its investigation into the shattering of certain panoramic sunroofs.
GRSG-106-10 | Proposal for an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 Proposal to amend the methodology of the 227g ball drop test for toughened glass in order to assess its mechanical strength (resistance against outside impact). This proposal stems from Korean testing that demonstrated inadequate mechanical strength of toughened glass treated with ceramic printing.
GRSG-106-21 | Defect investigation on panoramic sunroofs in Korea Presentation on Korean investigations that identify certain conditions under which ceramic printing (black enamel) weakens toughened glass such that the glass no longer meets the mechanical strength requirements of GTR 6, UN R43 or FMVSS 205. Korea proposes amending the UN glazing regulations.
5. Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG/2014/10 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to introduce, for special cases, adjustments to the coordinates of the ocular points used to check compliance with the required field of vision provided by the rear-view mirrors.. The proposal would align the definition of the “driver’s ocular points” with that of Regulation No. 125 (forward vision) as also used in EC Directive 2003/97/EC as amended by Directive 2005/27/EC. This document is based on informal document GRSG-105-19.
GRSG/2014/17 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to require automatic mirrors to unfold automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed higher than 10 km/h. The concern is to address certain mirrors designed not to unfold at speeds up to 45 km/h.
GRSG/2013/21 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to allow the installation of exterior mirrors with automatic pivoting functions on the passenger side of a vehicle in order to enable designs that offer a better field of vision for the driver during turning maneuvers.
GRSG-106-22 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to add field-of-vision provisions to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in narrow alleys and by-streets and other improvements to UN R46. This document replaces documents GRSG/2013/5 and its Corrigendum 1.
GRSG/2013/5 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Text prepared by Japan to add field-of-vision provisions to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in narrow alleys and by-streets and other improvements to Regulation No. 46
6. Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
GRSG/2014/11 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58 Alternative from OICA to the proposal offered by Germany (document GRSG/2013/27 which is expected to be updated and presented as GRSG/2014/18) to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices.
GRSG-106-11 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 Proposal to clarify restrictions on the application of an RUPS according to specific vehicle chassis characteristics (e.g., stiffness, profile dimensions) under Annex 1 (item 9) the test set-up Annex 1 item 9 and to adapt the test procedure of Annex 5 (paragraph 1.1.3.) accordingly by the use of representative side rails. The proposal would also specify that the device used to distribute the test force over the stated flat surface be connected to the force actuator through a swivel joint since a wholly rigid set up can result in very different and unintended outcomes.
GRSG/2014/18 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58 Proposal to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices.
GRSG-106-26 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 Editorial changes to the proposal to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices (document GRSG/2014/18).
GRSG-106-32 | Comparison of proposed RUPD requirements between documents GRSG/2014/11 and GRSG/2014/18 Comparison of the OICA and German proposals to set new requirements for rear under-run protection devices.
GRSG-106-40 | Concerns regarding proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 Query concerning the intent of the proposed changes to the test procedures for rear underrun protection devices (RUPD). Sweden believes that the wording of the amendments proposed in document GRSG/2014/18 would change the nature of RUPD from being generic devices for installation across ranges of vehicle types to being vehicle-specific devices requiring repetitive testing for approval to be installed on a range of vehicles. Therefore, Sweden raises the question of whether this is the intent of the German proposal.
GRSG/2013/27 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 58 Proposal to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices.
7. Regulation No. 67 (Equipment for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG))
GRSG-106-12 | Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2013/29 In document GRSG/2013/29, the AEGPL proposed to introduce new provisions into Regulation No. 67 for preventing the flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa in order to address a potential safety risk in bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles. At the 105th GRSG session, Germany requested a more detailed test procedure. Therefore, this proposal responds to the German request, improves certain descriptions of requirements, and provides comments to justify the various provisions.
GRSG/2013/29 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to introduce new provisions into Regulation No. 67 for preventing the flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa in order to address a potential safety risk in bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles.
8. Regulation No. 110 (Specific components for CNG)
GRSG-106-07 | UN Regulation No. 110 – CNG/LNG vehicles Proposal to regulate the discharge direction of pressure relief devices (PRD) on CNG containers in response to a fire accident in the Netherlands in which the PRD produced a long horizontal jet flame for several minutes posing a risk to other road users and surrounding buildings.
GRSG-106-15 | UN Regulation No. 110 – CNG/LNG vehicles Note to open a discussion concerning the gas-cylinder periodic inspection requirements of Annex 3 of UN R110.
GRSG-106-24 | Proposals for amendments to Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Supplement 1 to the 01 series included requirements for the positioning of LNG tanks. While the Netherlands believes that mounting the LNG fuel tank 200mm above the road surface is broadly adequate; this proposal aims to ensure that the fuel tank cannot, under any normal driving or stationary working situations, come into contact with the ground. The new wording provides more definitive conditions, including the possibility of a vehicle having one or more flat tires as well as for those vehicles that have ‘kneeling’ capability or variable suspension, both of which lower the frame of the vehicle closer to the ground.
GRSG-106-29 | UN R110 Annex 3 & ISO 11439 “High pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for automotive vehicles” Presentation highlighting concerns regarding the separate development of UN R110 and ISO 11439 provisions resulting in diverging test protocols and other differences.
GRSG-105-31 | Comments on the draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 The draft supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R110 (pending before the November WP.29 session) introduces type-approval provisions for vehicles equipped with liquefied natural gas propulsion systems. In this document, Germany signals its intention to prepare substantial revisions concerning its safety provisions.
GRSG-106-27 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Proposal to require an exterior protection on cylindrical gas tanks. Under the current regulation, such exterior protection may be fitted at the discretion of the manufacturer. The intention is to increase protection against corrosion of cylinders in response to a corroded cylinder explosion in Germany.
9. Regulation No. 118 (Burning behavior)
GRSG/2014/13 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to extend the scope of UN Regulation No. 118 to vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
GRSG-106-17 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to replace in paragraph 6.2.6. of UN Regulation No. 118, the obsolete reference to the cable test according to paragraph 12. of ISO 6722 with the correct reference to paragraph 5.22. of ISO 6722-1:2011.
10. Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)
GRSG/2014/12 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to adapt the provisions for multi-function displays to technological progress. In principle, current displays can convey more information to the driver, including levels of severity or importance, while the current text was written when technologies were less flexible. As a result, the current provisions risk impeding the use of beneficial multi-function tell-tales. This text is based on informal document GRSG-105-21.
GRSG-106-35 | Controls, Tell-tale and Indicators: Focus on common space regarding the current regulation Presentation concerning the asynchronous use of an indicator space for communicating information to the driver. The presentation explains the concept of this "common space" that two or more symbols may share but only use one at a time. The presentation proposes that two or more symbols might be displayed sequentially in the same common space (i.e., alternately flashing symbols).
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.
WP.29/2012/30/Corr.1 | Corrigendum to the proposal for the draft 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 Correction to paragraph 12.3 so it reads " As from 24 months after the date of entry into force of the 01 series of amendments, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant type approvals only if the vehicle type to be approved meets the requirements of this Regulation as amended by the 01 series of amendments."
11. Revisions and extensions of approvals
WP.29/1106 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 161st session
12. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval
GRSG-104-39/Rev.3 | Priority of Discussion on Technical Requirements for IWVTA under the purview of GRSG
13. Need to develop a new Regulation on odometer equipment
GRSG-106-36 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 39 Presentation in support of the proposal to include odometer provisions in UN R39, including a review of references to odometers across other UN Regulations.
GRSG-106-37 | Protection Against Mileage Fraud Presentation in support of the development of technical regulatory specifications to prevent odometer tampering.
GRSG-106-06 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to include odometers within the scope of Regulation No. 39 (as an alternative to the proposal in document GRSG-104-14 to develop a new regulation on the installation and performance of odometers).
14. Automatic Emergency Call Systems (AECS)
GRSG-106-31 | Progress report of the GRSG informal group on Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)
GRSG-106-03 | Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the informal group of GRSG on Accident Emergency Call Systems Proposed mandate for the expert group working on regulatory provisions for in-vehicle automated accident emergency call devices.
15. Other business
15. (a) Application of amendments to different series of amendments
WP.29-162-18 | Principles for Supplements, Series of amendments and Revisions to UN Regulations Overview by the Forum secretariat of changes to the guidelines for amendments to UN Regulations to address concerns over multiple/parallel series of amendments being in force at the same time.
15. (b) Regulation No. 105
GRSG/2014/20 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 105 Proposal to align the text of UN R105 with that adopted by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) on the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), edition 2015.
15. (c) Definitions used in UN Regulations
GRSG-106-14 | Definitions in UN Regulations As part of a broad project to identify possible incoherences across definitions of terms used in UN Regulations, the secretariat has prepared this list of definitions under the responsibility of GRSG.
GRSG-106-34 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Proposal to add classifications covering agricultural trailers and towed agricultural machinery in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).
GRSG-106-34/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Revised proposal to add classifications covering agricultural trailers and towed agricultural machinery in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).
15. (d) Regulation No. 116
GRSG-106-38 | UN Regulation No. 116 and innovative vehicle alarm systems/ anti-theft systems European Commission request for input on the possible type approval of new systems that enable unlocking cars via smart phones and that send silent alarms to security services via the Internet.
15. (e) Tributes to Messrs. Ramos, Sakai and Tanahashi