Session 106 | Geneva | 5-9 May 2014
Attendance

1. The Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) held its 106th session from 5 (afternoon) to 9 May 2014 (morning) in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. A. Erario (Italy). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend.2): Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Kuwait, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (AEGPL), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and International Road Transport Union (IRU). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, an expert from the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR) participated.

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRSG considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the 106th session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/1 and Add.1).

3. GRSG also adopted the running order for the session as proposed by the Chair in GRSG-106-01. GRSG noted the main decisions of the World Forum WP.29 taken during its sessions of November 2013 and March 2014 (report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1108).

4. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of this report. The GRSG informal working groups are listed in Annex V.

GRSG-106-01 | Running order of the agenda for the 106th GRSG session
GRSG/2014/1 | Addendum 2 to the annotated provisional agenda for the 106th GRSG session
2. Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
2. (a) Proposals for further amendments

5. The expert from Germany introduced GRSG-106-23 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/14 and proposing new requirements to prevent accidents in the case of an open engine access panel. GRSG noted a number of comments. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments and as draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Annex 3, insert a new paragraph 7.3.1., to read:

“7.3.1.If the engine compartment of a vehicle is located to the rear of the driver’s compartment, it shall not be possible to start the engine from the driver’s position when the main engine access panel located in the rear face of the vehicle is open and which provide direct access to parts that represent a hazard when the engine is running (e.g. pulley of belt drives).”

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.

6. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/2 clarifying the technical provisions for low floor vehicles. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see para. 5 above) of draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments and of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Annex 8, paragraph 3.1., amend to read:

"3.1.Steps
The height of the first step …… of Class II, III and B. In the case where only one service door meets this requirement there shall be no barrier or sign which prevents that door from being used as both an entrance and an exit.

As an alternative for vehicles of Class I and A, the first step from the ground shall not exceed 270 mm in two door openings, one entrance and one exit.

In low floor vehicles only, a kneeling system, but not a retractable step, may be engaged.

In other vehicles either a kneeling system and/or a retractable step may be engaged.

The height of steps in ……"

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.

7. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/3 proposing to introduce the automatic activation of the hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in the engine and/or the heater compartment. The expert from OICA stressed the need to insert transitional provisions and announced the preparation of a concrete proposal for consideration at the next session. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments and as draft Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107. GRSG underlined the need that WP.29 shall adopt these amendments together with an parallel amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 to be submitted by the Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE). The expert from Germany volunteered to submit an official document for consideration by GRE at its October 2014 session.

Annex 3, paragraph 7.5.1.5., amend to read:

“7.5.1.5.In the case of vehicles having the engine located to the rear of the driver’s compartment, the compartment shall be equipped with an alarm system providing the driver with both an acoustic and a visual signal, and activating the hazard warning signal in the event of excess temperature in the engine compartment and in each compartment where a combustion heater is located.”

Annex 3, paragraph 7.5.6.2., amend to read:

“7.5.6.2.Upon detection, the system given in paragraph 7.5.6.1. shall provide the driver with both an acoustic and a visual signal in the driver’s compartment and shall activate the hazard warning signal.

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.

8. The expert from Hungary introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/4 proposing to simplify the current provisions of paragraph 7.6.8.2. in Annex 3 of the Regulation. GRSG adopted the proposal, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5 and 6 above) of draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments and of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Annex 3, paragraphs 7.6.8.2. and 7.6.8.2.1., amend to read:

"7.6.8.2.Every emergency window shall either:
7.6.8.2.1.Be capable of being easily and instantaneously operated from inside and from outside the vehicle by means of a device recognised as satisfactory. This provision includes the possibility of using e.g. panes of laminated glass or plastic material, or"

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.

9. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-106-19 supplementing his proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/5 to clarify the current transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 107. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/5, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5, 6 and 8 above) of draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments and of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Paragraph 10.24., amend to read:

“10.24.Notwithstanding paragraphs 10.22. and 10.23., Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to accept type approvals granted to the preceding series of amendments, which are not affected by the 05 series of amendments.”

Add a new paragraph 10.25., to read:

10.25.Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not refuse to grant extensions of approval for vehicles which are not affected by the 05 series of amendments.

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/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).

10. Recalling her presentation at the previous GRSG session (GRSG-105-32), the expert from Sweden introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6 proposing new test requirements for automatic fire suppression systems in the engine and/or heater compartment of buses and coaches. GRSG welcomed the document and noted general support. Following the discussion on the scope and purpose of the new requirements, GRSG agreed to have a final review of this subject at its next session in October 2014. In this respect, the Chair invited all experts to reflect on the possible adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6 as optional requirements through a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments or as mandatory requirements through a new series of amendments together with appropriate transitional provisions, including amendments to the markings.

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.

11. The expert from Belgium presented GRSG-106-28 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/19 and amending the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses to update these according to the respective electrical standard EN 50502. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-106-09 listing a number of suggestions to improve the proposed text. GRSG adopted the document, as reproduced in Annex II to this report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5, 6, 8 and 9 above) of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107, subject to a final review by GRSG at its next session in October 2014.

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.
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/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.

12. The expert from EU presented GRSG-106-25 proposing to align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107 on the loading conditions of the baggage compartment with those of the corresponding EU Regulation. GRSG noted general support on the proposal and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-106-25 with an official symbol for further consideration at its next session.

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.
2. (b) Requirements for service doors, windows and emergency exits

13. Recalling the discussion at the previous session of GRSG on the provisions on the access to escape hatches, the expert from Hungary introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/7 proposing updated amendments. GRSG noted a number of concerns and reservations on the proposal. Following the discussion, GRSG did not support the proposal and agreed to remove it from the agenda, subject to a new document to be submitted by the expert from Hungary.

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.

14. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-106-18 amending the definition of “overnight locking systems” to clarify that systems, which were intended to be operated by passengers from inside the vehicle, were not considered as overnight locking systems. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 above) of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

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)

15. The expert from Japan gave a presentation (GRSG-106-33) justifying the proposed amendments in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/16 as amended by GRSG-106-20 to prevent vehicles from fire risks under certain conditions in the event of a rear collision. GRSG noted a number of comments. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted GRSG-106-39, as reproduced in Annex III to the GRSG 106th session report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 34, subject to a final review by GRSG at its next session in October 2014.

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.
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.
4. Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)

16. The expert from Germany, chairing the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG), reported on the good work progress made by the group during its eighth and ninth meetings (Paris, 27-29 November 2013; Berlin, 25-26 March 2014) (GRSG-106-13). On behalf of IGPG, he introduced GRSG-106-16 proposing new provisions on plastic glazing for windscreens and laminated plastic panes other than windscreens. GRSG noted some comments and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-106-16 with an official symbol.

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.

17. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/8 proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 to cope with the difficulties of technical services located at high altitudes when fulfilling the barometric pressure conditions required for the impact test. The expert from CLEPA preferred to adopt an amendment (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/9) to the boiling water test procedure. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/9, as reproduced below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43.

Annex 3, paragraph 5.1., amend to read:
“5.1. Procedure
Heat to 100 °C +0 °C / -2 °C three samples or three square test pieces …… specified period of time, care being taken to avoid undue thermal shock. The test shall be carried out in an oven if the boiling water temperature is outside the specified tolerance. If samples are cut from windscreens, one edge of each such sample shall be part of an edge of the windscreen.”

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.

18. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/14 proposing an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 to avoid administrative burdens on small glazing which were not required for the driver’s forward or rearward field of vision. The expert from Turkey raised concerns on possible injury risk by glazing fractures in case of a lateral collision. The expert from France underlined the need to correct the French translation. The expert from Germany raised concerns and preferred to defer the adoption of the document to the next session of GRSG.

19. GRSG agreed to remove the square brackets, but to keep the text and figures. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/14 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, as a separate document, for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43, subject to a final review by GRSG at its October 2014 session.

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.

20. On behalf of IGPG, the expert from France introduced document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/15 proposing new definitions on interior and exterior glazing and updated provisions of Annex 21 on the installation of safety glazing on vehicles. GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/15 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as part (see para. 17 above) of draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 43.

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).

21. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRSG-106-30 correcting an error in Annex 6 to UN Regulation No. 43, 01 series of amendments. GRSG requested the secretariat to prepare an erratum.

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.)

22. The experts from Germany and CLEPA withdrew their documents GRSG-106-02 and GRSG-106-05.

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.

23. Referring to the discussion at the March 2014 session of WP.29 (GRSG-106-04), the expert from the Republic of Korea gave a presentation on the result of a national investigation on defects of panoramic sunroofs (GRSG-106-21). In this respect, he proposed an amendment to Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 6 on glazing (GRSG-106-10). GRSG noted a number of comments and concerns that the amendments to the drop test were not appropriate. The experts from Canada and Germany were of the opinion that further amendments to the GTR were necessary. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to keep GRSG-106-10 on the agenda and to resume consideration of this subject at its next session. The Chair invited all experts to send, in the meantime, their comments to the expert from the Republic of Korea (e-mail: katrietf@ts2020.kr). He also invited the experts from Germany and the Republic of Korea to jointly prepare a concrete proposal.

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)

24. The expert from the Netherlands, chairing the informal group on Camera-Monitor Systems (CMS), reported on the work progress made by the group during its meetings held in Cologne on 5-6 February 2014 and in Berlin on 27-28 March 2014 (GRSG-106-08). He announced the intention of CMS to submit, for consideration at the next GRSG session, a final proposal to allow replacement of all mirrors with camera-monitor systems and added that GRSG would be in the position to adopt the proposal in May 2015 at earliest. He concluded that the mandate of CMS was limited to end of 2014 and expressed the group’s wish to extend the mandate by one year. The GRSG Chair volunteered to seek the consent of WP.29, at its June 2014 session, for extending the mandate until the end of 2015. The expert from OICA announced the organization, for the next session of GRSG, of a demonstration of vehicles equipped with camera-monitor systems.

25. The expert from Germany withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/21. He introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/17 on new requirements for the installation of exterior mirrors with a folding mechanism that can be operated electronically or automatically unfold above a certain vehicle speed. GRSG noted a number of comments and agreed to resume consideration of the proposals at the next GRSG session on the basis of an updated official document by Germany.

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/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.

26. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/10.

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.

27. The expert from Japan introduced GRSG-106-22 superseding document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/5. GRSG noted a number of concerns and different positions on the interpretation of the proposed paragraphs. GRSG agreed to set up, if necessary, a group of interested experts under the lead of Japan to clarify the interpretation issues of both UN Regulations Nos. 34 and 46. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a proposal to be tabled by the group of interested experts.

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)

28. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/27, the expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/18 and GRSG-106-26 introducing into UN Regulation No. 58 more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices. The expert from OICA proposed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/11 on alternative provisions. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-106-32 with a comparison of the proposed requirements listed in the documents. The expert from CLCCR presented some observations and recommendations of his organization (GRSG-106-11). The expert from Sweden raised concerns related to the test conditions for type-approval of rear underrun protection devices (GRSG-106-40). GRSG noted a number of comments.

29. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a revised official document to be prepared by the experts from Germany jointly with the experts from Sweden, CLCCR and OICA. The secretariat was requested to keep GRSG-106-32 on the agenda.

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-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.
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/2014/18 | Proposal for the 03 series of 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))

30. Recalling the discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/29 at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from AEGPL presented GRSG-106-12 supplementing his proposal to insert into UN Regulation No. 67 new provisions for preventing a flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa. GRSG noted some comments. The expert from Germany raised a study reservation and preferred to organize, if necessary, a meeting with interested experts to further discuss this subject. GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal jointly prepared by the experts from Germany and AEGPL.

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)

31. The expert from Canada gave a presentation on high pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for motor vehicles (GRSG-106-29). He underlined the need to harmonize worldwide the test requirements for the CNG containers and proposed to align the provisions of Annex 3 to UN Regulation No. 110 with those of standard ISO 11439:2013. He added that GRSG should also consider simply inserting into Annex 3, references to ISO 11439. GRSG noted the decision of WP.29 that a reference in a UN Regulation to a private standard should not be adopted without free availability of that standard (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1108, para. 39). The expert from OICA questioned the relevancy of the ISO standard, if all provisions were included into the UN Regulation. The Chair invited the gas experts to prepare an official document for consideration at the next GRSG session. The secretariat was requested to keep GRSG-106-29 on the agenda as a reference document.

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.

32. Recalling the discussion at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from the Netherlands presented GRSG-106-07 proposing new provisions on a directional discharge of the pressure relief devices of GNG containers. GRSG noted a number of comments on the possible location of the containers on the vehicle and questioned the need to also address vehicles with LNG or even hydrogen containers. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from the Netherlands.

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.

33. The expert from Belgium presented GRSG-106-15 reflecting the current provisions of UN Regulation No. 110 on the periodic requalification of CNG gas cylinders (Annex 3A) and LNG tanks (Annex 3B). She questioned the differences in the periodicity for the inspection of such cylinders and tanks. Following the discussion, GRSG underlined the need to investigate this subject and agreed to keep GRSG-106-15 on the agenda.

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.

34. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSG-106-24 proposing amendments on the installation of LNG fuel tanks to avoid them touching the ground. GRSG noted some comments and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an updated proposal by the Netherlands.

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.

35. The expert from Germany withdrew GRSG-105-31. He presented GRSG-106-27 requiring the mandatory exterior protection of gas cylinders instead of leaving the decision up to the manufacturer. The experts from France and OICA preferred to adopt such mandatory provisions together with a set of transitional provisions. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session in October 2014, on the basis of a revised proposal by the expert from Germany.

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)

36. The expert from the Netherlands proposed to extend the scope of UN Regulation No. 18 to vehicles equipped with propulsion systems using CNG (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/13). GRSG noted a number of comments and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at a later session awaiting the outcome of deliberations on the automatic fire suppression systems into UN Regulation No. 107 (see para. 10 above) and the proposed directional discharge of the pressure relief devices of GNG containers under UN Regulation No. 110 (see para. 32).

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).

37. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-106-17 updating the reference to standard ISO 6722 in the provisions on the cable test. The expert from OICA volunteered to prepare a justification with the differences between the former and the new standard. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document and requested the secretariat to provide a copy of the corresponding ISO standard.

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)

38. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-106-35 justifying the proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/12 to adapt the provisions on multi-function displays to technical progress. GRSG noted a number of comments and agreed to submit it for consideration to the next session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF). GRSG also agreed to resume consideration at its next session awaiting the comments of GRRF.

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).
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.

39. Recalling the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/30 and its Corr.1 (still pending on the agenda of WP.29), the Chair informed GRSG about the adoption by GRRF of the revised transitional provisions. He expected that draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 121 would be considered by WP.29 and AC.1 at their June 2014 sessions.

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

40. GRSG noted the decision of WP.29 (see report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1106, para. 12) to no longer develop specific provisions for granting revisions and extension to type approvals as such provisions were now covered by draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53). GRSG also noted that the entry into force of Revision 3 to the Agreement was expected in March 2016. GRSG agreed to remove this item from the agenda.

12. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

41. GRSG reviewed again the list of all candidate UN Regulations identified for the IWVTA scheme under the responsibility of GRSG and agreed on the actions as reflected in the revised document GRSG-104-39-Rev.3. The IWVTA ambassador volunteered to report back to the informal group. He announced the intention of IWVTA to distribute to all Contracting Parties a questionnaire on a detailed review of Lists A and B in draft UN Regulation No. 0. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session.

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

42. Recalling the discussion at the previous session of GRSG, the expert from Belgium gave a presentation (GRSG-106-36) on the need to set up new provisions on the odometer. He introduced GRSG-106-06 proposing draft amendments to be included into UN Regulation No. 39 on speedometers. The expert from FIA gave a demonstration on the easy manipulation of modern odometers (GRSG-106-37). He stressed the urgent need to set up anti-tampering measures for odometers. A number of experts were of the opinion that WP.29 should even develop some periodical technical inspection requirements for insertion into UN Rule No. 2 annexed to the 1997 Agreement.

43. GRSG welcomed the proposal by Belgium. GRSG noted general support but a number of Contracting Parties requested that the proposed amendments shall be supplemented with provisions for the mandatory installation of odometer on vehicles, including anti-tampering test requirements and transitional provisions. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014 on the basis of new proposal by Belgium, taking into account the comments received.

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).
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.
14. Automatic Emergency Call Systems (AECS)

44. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the informal working group on Accident Emergency Call System (AECS), reported on the work results of the recent three meetings. He underlined the need to align UN Regulations Nos. 94 and 95. He announced that the next meeting was scheduled to be held in Turin, Italy on 2-4 September 2014. GRSG noted GRSG-106-03 proposing the Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedures of AECS and adopted them as reproduced in Annex IV to the GRSG 106th session report.

45. GRSG also noted the lack in the harmonization of the different mobile communication networks available in the regions and the dilemma of AECS to develop test requirements for the different data transmission processes and protocols. GRSG endorsed the proposed introduction of different classes of AECS and underlined the need that the new provisions shall be performance-oriented and technology neutral.

46. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014 on the basis of concrete proposal by AECS. The secretariat was requested to keep GRSG-106-31 on the agenda as a reference document.

GRSG-106-31 | Progress report of the GRSG informal group on Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)
15. Other business
15. (a) Application of amendments to different series of amendments

47. GRSG noted WP.29-162-18 on some concerns of supplements to UN Regulation with long transitional provision periods and the administrative procedures for the submission and adoption of such amendments. The secretariat informed GRSG about the request of the Office of Legal Affairs in New York to clearly indicate, when adopting a supplement, to which series of amendments the supplement have to be addressed to, specifically in the case of UN Regulations with different series of amendments in force at the same time, due to long transitional provision periods.

48. GRSG also noted the proposal by IWVTA to indicate in the transitional provisions of future amendments a specific date (i.e. 1 September) for the application of the amendments instead of a period expressed in “months after the entry into force”. This request would at the time only be needed for UN Regulations listed in UN Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA. GRSG noted no objection and endorsed that approach.

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

49. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/20 aligning the three language versions of UN Regulation No. 105 and updating the references to ISO and IEC standards. GRSG reminded the decision of WP.29 (see para. 31 above) on references in UN Regulations to private standards but adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/20. GRSG requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments to UN 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

50. GRSG noted GRSG-106-14 listing a number of inconsistencies in the definitions used in UN Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG. It was agreed that experts shall, when drafting future amendments, try to harmonize the definitions.

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.

51. Upon the request of GRE, GRSG considered a proposal to insert into the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) new categories T, R, and S of agricultural vehicles such as agricultural trailers and towed machinery (GRSG-106-34). GRSG noted a number of amendments to the document and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-106-34-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

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

52. The expert from EC informed GRSG on new innovative vehicle alarms systems such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone (GRSG-106-38) and questioned the need to develop an appropriate amendment to UN Regulation No. 116. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014 and requested the secretariat to keep GRSG-106-38 on the agenda.

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

53. GRSG noted that Mr. Juan Ramos Garcia was retiring after more than 16 years of service in the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section, of which he had served 5 years as secretary to GRSG and 11 years as secretary of WP.29. GRSG thanked him for his continued support with a long applause and wished him a long and happy retirement.

54. Learning that Messrs. Masahiko Sakai and Masaaki Tanahashi (Japan) would no longer attend the sessions, GRSG acknowledged their considerable contributions to the activities of the group. GRSG wished Mr. Tanahashi a long and happy retirement, and Mr. Sakai all the best for his future activities.