GRE
Session 72 | Geneva | 20-22 Oct 2014
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its seventy-second session from 20 to 22 October 2014 in Geneva, under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada). Experts from the following countries participated in the work according to Rule 1 (a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, Amend. 1 and 2): Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Serbia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). Experts from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non‑governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); 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) and Vehicle Lighting Association. Upon invitation of the Chair, the experts from the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery (CEMA) participated.

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRE considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the seventy-second session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/14 and Add.1) as reproduced in GRE-72-01 (including the informal documents distributed during the session).

3. GRE also adopted the running order for the session as proposed in GRE-72-13.

4. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to the session report. The list of GRE informal groups is reproduced in Annex XIII to the report. GRE took note of the official document submission deadline of 16 January 2015 for the April 2015 session of GRE (GRE-72-18).

GRE-72-01 | Updated provisional agenda for the 72nd GRE session
GRE-72-13 | Running order of the provisional agenda of the 72nd session of GRE
GRE-72-18 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 72nd GRE session
GRE/2014/14 | Provisional agenda for the 72nd GRE session Draft agenda for the October 2014 GRE session without annotations (descriptions of agenda items and document references).
GRE/2014/14/Add.1 | Addendum 1 to the provisional agenda of the 72nd GRE session
2. 1998 Agreement - Global Technical Regulations (GTR)

5. In absence of new proposals, GRE agreed to defer consideration of this item to its next session. GRE noted that the United States of America may be interested in developing a GTR in the future, given the ongoing activities on simplification of lighting and light-signalling Regulations and the EU-USA trade negotiations.

3. 1997 Agreement - Rules

6. No new information was reported under this agenda item.

4. 1958 Agreement - Regulations
4. (a) Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources) and 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources)

7. The expert from GTB proposed to introduce new categories of light sources and minor corrections into Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 (ECE/TRANS/GRE/2014/20, ECE/TRANS/GRE/2014/24 and ECE/TRANS/GRE/2014/29), as well as to update references to IEC cap sheets in these Regulations (GRE-72-08). GRE adopted all three proposals as respectively amended by Annexes II, III and IV to this report and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 44 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37, draft Supplement 10 to the original series of Regulation No. 99 and draft Supplement 4 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 128.

8. The expert from OICA pointed out the need to indicate the required voltage range for light sources introduced in the above Regulations. GRE decided to address this issue at its next sessions.

GRE-72-08 | Proposal to update IEC cap sheet references in the proposals to add light categories to UN Regulation Nos. 37, 99, and 128 Documents GRE/2014/20, GRE/2014/24 and GRE/2014/29 propose to add light categories to UN Regulation Nos. 37, 99, and 128; however, since the amendment or extension of an IEC60061 cap sheet results in a change to the sequence number of the sheet, all light source category sheets that refer to that IEC sheet need an update. Therefore, the IEC proposes the necessary changes to the text of the above proposals.
GRE/2014/20 | Proposal for Supplement 44 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37 Proposal to introduce new halogen categories H18, H19 and H20 and some minor corrections to existing categories.
GRE/2014/24 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the original series of Regulation No. 99 Proposal to introduce a new category: D8R.
GRE/2014/29 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 128 Proposal to introduce new categories LR3A, LR3B, LR4A, LR4B and correct one value in the ultraviolet (UV) table.
4. (b) Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
4. (b (i)) Proposal for amendments to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments

9. Taking into account the recent GTB study (GRE-71-32), the expert from France proposed to delete a design restrictive requirement for an automatic levelling device for all headlamps with LED light sources, irrespective of their luminous flux (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/34). GRE agreed that this proposal should be tackled at the next session, in conjunction with the GTB proposals on visibility and glare issues (see para. 14 below).

GRE-71-32 | GTB Task Force: Coordination of Automotive Visibility and Glare Studies
GRE/2014/34 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05, and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No . 48 Proposal to delete the requirement for automatic leveling devices for all headlamps with light emitting diode (LED) light sources based upon the results of a GTB study.

10. The expert from Germany introduced a proposal on the activation of a hazard warning signal in case of excess temperature in certain compartments of M2 and M3 buses (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/39). The expert from OICA introduced an alternative proposal (GRE-72-17). GRE adopted the text as contained in Annex V to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE-72-17 | OICA comments on the proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 OICA comments on document GRE/2014/39 proposing to align UN R48 with the proposal approved by the GRSG to require the automatic activation of hazard warning lights in buses and coaches in the event of excess temperatures in the engine and/or other compartments.
GRE/2014/39 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 The Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) has approved a proposal to require the automatic activation of hazard warning lights in buses and coaches in the event of excess temperatures in the engine and/or other compartments. This proposal would align UN R48 with this new requirement so a complete set of amendments can be presented for adoption at the March 2015 session of the World Forum.

11. The expert from OICA presented a proposal to allow the cornering lamps, used during reversing manoeuvres, to remain ‘ON’ until the vehicle’s forward speed is 10 km/h (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/40). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as a draft Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE/2014/40 | Proposal for Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to allow cornering lights to remain on as long as the vehicle speed does not exceed 10 km/h as a measure to improve visibility during slow manoeuvres.
4. (b (ii)) Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments

12. The expert from Germany presented a revised proposal to require side marker lamps to flash together with direction indicators on heavy goods vehicles and buses (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/33, GRE-72-22) as well as additional transitional provisions (GRE-72-05 and GRE-72-06). Following an in-depth discussion, GRE adopted this proposal as contained in Annex VI to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48. GRE agreed not to include any specific transitional provisions, because the transitional provisions for the 06 series of amendments would also apply to this proposal.

GRE-72-05 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement to the 06 series of amendments of Regulation No. 48 German proposal amending its earlier draft supplement to UN R48 that would introduce provisions for flashing side marker lamps for M2, M3, N2, N3, O3 and O4 category vehicles in order to promote the safety of vulnerable road users by informing them about the intended turns of buses and heavy goods vehicles and their trailers. The change would exempt the proposed requirement from the transitional provisions of the 06 series of amendments.
GRE-72-06 | Proposal for a new Supplement to the 05 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to require that side marker lamps mounted on M2, M3, N2, N3, O 3 and O4 vehicles flash simultaneously with the direction-indicator lamps. The aim is to prevent death and injury to cyclists by improving their reaction time through clearer indication of the intended turn of a longer vehicle.
GRE-72-22 | Revised proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48 Revised proposal to introduce flashing side marker lamps for vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2, N3, O3 and O4 with the objective of improving the safety of vulnerable road users by informing them about the intended turns of buses and heavy goods vehicles and their trailers. This proposal replaces the version presented in document GRE/2014/33.
GRE/2014/33 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments of Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce flashing side marker lamps for vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2, N3, O3 and O4 with the objective of improving the safety of vulnerable road users by informing them about the intended turns of buses and heavy goods vehicles and their trailers.

13. The expert from GTB proposed to remove a conflict with the text of Regulation No. 19 on markings of front fog lamps that are reciprocally incorporated with the main beam (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/22, GRE-72-10). GRE adopted this proposal as contained in Annex VII to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as a draft Supplements not only to the 06, but also to the 04 and 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE-72-10 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Front fog lamps may be reciprocally incorporated with the main beam and in some cases, it is required to switch off the front fog lamp when the main beam is operated to avoid overheating of the device. In this case, Regulation No. 19 requires a “/” in the approval marking. However, the current text in paragraph 6.3.7 of Regulation No. 48 requires that “it shall be possible to switch the front fog lamps ON and OFF independently of the main-beam headlamps”. This proposal is intended to remove the conflict between the texts of the two regulations. This proposal supersedes and replaces document GRE/2014/22 and has been prepared to remove ambiguities identified in the previous proposal.
GRE/2014/22 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Front fog lamps may be reciprocally incorporated with the main beam and in some cases, it is required to switch off the front fog lamp when the main beam is operated to avoid overheating of the device. In this case, Regulation No. 19 requires a “/” in the approval marking. However, the current text in paragraph 6.3.7 of Regulation No. 48 requires that “it shall be possible to switch the front fog lamps ON and OFF independently of the main-beam headlamps”. This proposal is intended to remove the conflict between the texts of the two regulations.

14. The expert from GTB recalled the outcome of the GTB study on visibility and glare (GRE-71-32) and presented a first draft of amendments to Regulation No. 48 addressing the visibility distance and glare issues (GRE-72-07). This proposal received comments by the expert from Poland (GRE-72-23-Rev.1). Various experts generally agreed that the current requirement for automatic levelling in Regulation No. 48 (2,000 lm luminous flux of the light source) should be replaced by other deciding factors for headlamp glare, such as the vehicle pitch angle, loading conditions and initial headlamp aiming. However, no consensus was reached on exact replacement criteria. The expert from UK suggested that an informal group be established to speed up the finalization of the amendment proposal. The experts from France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands were of the view that GTB should be tasked to submit a concrete proposal to the next session of GRE. GRE invited GTB, OICA and interested Contracting Parties to organize a meeting with the aim to elaborate a revised proposal. The experts from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and UK expressed their interest in participating in this meeting.

GRE-71-32 | GTB Task Force: Coordination of Automotive Visibility and Glare Studies
GRE-72-07 | Suggestion on how to implement the outcome of the GTB Visibility and Glare Study in Regulation No. 48 During the 71st session of GRE, the experts from GTB presented the outcome of a study on visibility and glare of automotive low beam headlamps; see informal document GRE-71-32. The study concentrated on levelling in relation to load. The major objectives of the study were to improve the understanding of different factors that influence visibility and glare and to identify results of the study that might reveal alternatives for automatic static levelling. The deciding factors in headlamp glare have been determined to be the vehicle pitch angle, loading conditions and initial headlamp aim. Therefore, this proposal looks at replacing the light source technology and the light source 2,000 lm criterion in UN Regulation No. 48 as criteria for the requirement for automatic levelling with performance requirements based upon these deciding factors.
GRE-72-23/Rev.1 | Poland comments on GTB suggestions for implementing the GTB Visibility and Glare Study in Regulation No. 48

15. The expert from the Netherlands, in his capacity of Chair of the task force on tell-tale requirements, reported on the progress made by the task force. GRE noted that the task force would submit its proposals to the next session of GRE.

4. (b (iii)) Other amendments to Regulation No. 48

16. The expert from Italy introduced proposals for correction related to several series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/37). GRE adopted these proposals and requested the secretariat to combine them with the proposal adopted at the previous session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/71, para. 16) and then submit to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as separate draft Supplements to the 04, 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48.

GRE/2014/37 | Proposal for corrigenda to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to correct a series of editorial errors.

17. GRE noted that the expert from France had withdrawn its proposal to modify the speed threshold in paragraph 6.22.7.4.3. (GRE-71-18).

GRE-71-18 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 04 series of amendments and a Supplement to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to extend the modifications that introduced provisions for interdependent direction indicator lamps in the 06 series of amendments to UN R48 to the 04 and 05 series in order to avoid an unjustified design restriction for approvals under the earlier versions of the regulation.
4. (b (iv)) Vehicle signature

18. No new information was reported under this agenda item. The Chair proposed to remove it from the agenda of the next session.

4. (c) Draft Horizontal Reference Document and collective amendments

19. The expert from EC recalled his statement at the previous session (GRE-72-03) and highlighted the importance that EU attaches to the simplifications of lighting and light-signalling Regulations.

GRE-72-03 | Summary of Mr. P. Jean's statement at the 71st GRE, April 2014 Summary of the background and aims of the EU proposal to restructure and simplify automotive lighting regulations.

20. The Chair introduced GRE-72-20 proposing the terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR). Having introduced minor editorial corrections, GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VIII to this report. GRE also agreed that IWG SLR superseded the Horizontal Reference Document Informal Group which ceased to exist.

GRE-72-20 | Draft terms of reference for an informal working group on the simplification of lighting regulations Proposal for the scope, mission, and mandate timeframe for the informal group of experts.

21. GRE requested IWG SLR to consider GRE-71-23 and to consolidate into a horizontal document, harmonized definitions in lighting and light-signalling Regulations. For the same purpose, GRE referred to IWG SLR collective proposals, such as compliance obligations with installation requirements, definition of “type” with regard to the manufacturer and trade names/marks and provisions for the conformity of production, including those that had been referred back by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/68, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/69, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/71, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/72, ECE/ TRANS/WP.29/2013/76, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/79, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/83, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/84, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/85, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2013/86, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/87, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/88, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/89, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/94, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/3).

GRE-71-23 | Definitions in Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations Concordance of technical definitions used across UN lighting regulations.
GRE/2013/55/Rev.1 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal to reference the compliance requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86 into the Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123. This proposal is a revised version of document GRE/2013/55 discussed during the October 2013 GRE session.
WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3 Proposal to update the Conformity of Production provisions.
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.

22. The expert from Germany presented a joint proposal by Germany, the Netherlands and IEC, introducing into Regulations Nos. 48 and 112 requirements to avoid intentional non-approved voltage variation of the passing and driving beam for halogen light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31, GRE-72-14). The experts from France, Italy, Sweden and UK expressed some concerns and were not in a position to agree to this proposal. GRE decided to revert to this issue at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from Germany.

GRE-72-14 | Proposal for correction of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31 Document GRE/2014/31 proposes to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the passing and driving beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize it with the operating voltage requirements in Regulation No. 48. This correction seeks to improve the text by replacing the "about value" for the reference luminous flux with the exact value of 13.2V and to simplify the C.o.P. procedure.
GRE/2014/31 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 and for Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce requirements to avoid intentional non-approved (voltage) variation of the passing and driving beam, using halogen light sources and to harmonize it with the operating voltage requirements in Regulation No. 48.

23. GRE took note of a revised proposal tabled by the expert from Italy, deleting obsolete references in Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/38). For Regulation No. 53, the expert from Germany also suggested deleting references to headlamps of Class B of Regulation No. 113 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/32), due to their poor performance and related road safety issues. The expert from IMMA pointed out the industry’s need for transitional provisions and presented a first draft of them in GRE-72-19. GRE invited all stakeholders to re-discuss the issues in the above three documents and to transmit a single revised document for consideration at the next session.

GRE-72-19 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 IMMA proposal to provide transitional provisions to the German proposal to delete R113 Class B headlamps from R53 (document GRE/2014/32).
GRE/2014/32 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 Proposal to delete the references to headlamps of Class B of Regulation No. 113 from Regulation No. 53, because of the poor performance of these headlamps when installed on the category L3 vehicles.
GRE/2014/38 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 Text prepared by Italy to delete all obsolete references in Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 in order to avoid confusion and possible incorrect application of the requirements containing these references. The deletions cover references to Regulations Nos. 1, 8, 20, 56, 57, 72, 76 and 82. These regulations have all been “frozen” (i.e., they do not apply to new type approvals) and their functions have been taken over by Regulations Nos. 112 and 113.

24. GRE recalled the presentation on simplifying the approval markings by implementing the “unique identifier” function in the envisaged Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (GRE-71-21) and requested IWG SLR to pursue this issue.

GRE-71-21 | Status report on the Data Exchange for Type Approvals (DETA) WP.29 secretariat update on the development and implementation of the DETA system.
4. (d) Regulation No. 7 (Position, stop and end-outline lamps)

25. The expert from GTB proposed to correct an error introduced by Supplement 21 to the 02 series of Regulation No. 7 (GRE-72-11). GRE adopted the proposed correction and requested the secretariat to identify the proper legal form (supplement or corrigendum) and submit to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions the following amendment:

Paragraph 1.6., subparagraph (c), amend to read:
“© The variable intensity control, if any”.

GRE-72-11 | Proposal for Supplement 24 to the 02 series of Regulation No. 7 Proposal to correct an error introduced by Supplement 21 to the 02 series of Regulation No. 7 (document WP29/2012/65). Supplement 21 introduced provisions for the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and corrected the provisions concerning approval markings.
4. (e) Regulation No. 27 (Advance warning triangle)

26. No new proposals were submitted under this item.

4. (f) Regulation No. 65 (Special warning lamps)

27. No new proposals were submitted under this item. For both Regulations Nos. 27 and 65, GRE agreed to remove them from the agenda until new developments emerge.

4. (g) Regulation No. 86 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for agricultural tractors)

28. The expert from the Netherlands, chairing the informal Group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI), introduced a revised proposal to update Regulation No. 86 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/30, GRE-72-02 and GRE-72-12) as well as informed GRE about ongoing activities of AVLI according to Phase II of its mandate. GRE adopted this proposal, as amended by Annex IX to the report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 6 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 86.

GRE-72-02 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 86 Document prepared by the AVLI informal working group highlight the changes between documents GRE/2014/30 and GRE/2014/2. These two documents proposed to update and revise Regulation No. 86. This document is identical to the text proposed in the official document GRE/2014/30.
GRE-72-12 | Proposal for correction of the proposal to update and revise UN Regulation No. 86 Correction to the consolidated proposal prepared by AVLI informal working group to update and revise Regulation No. 86 (document GRE/2014/30).
GRE/2014/30 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 86 Consolidated proposal prepared by AVLI informal working group to update and revise Regulation No. 86.

29. GRE took note of the activities of other WP.29 Working Parties (GRs) to introduce new definitions for agricultural trailers and towed machinery into the Consolidated Resolution (R.E.3) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/25) and considered two alternative proposals submitted by the expert from the European Commission (GRE-72-04). GRE expressed preference for the first option and adopted the proposal as contained in Annex X to the report. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 for consideration at its June 2015 session as well as to inform other GRs about this proposal.

GRE-72-04 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Comments from the European Commission in response to the proposal of the GRE Informal Group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI) to introduce new categories of vehicles, namely agricultural trailers and towed machinery, into the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (document GRSG/2014/25).
GRSG/2014/25 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/78/Rev.3 on 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).
4. (h) Conspicuity of motorcycles

30. In absence of new proposals, GRE agreed to delete this item from the agenda of its next session.

4. (i) Other business
4. (i (i)) Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna 1968)

31. The Secretary to the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) informed GRE that WP.1, at its September 2014 session, had continued consideration of the draft proposals for amendments to the Vienna 1968 Convention regarding lighting and light-signalling (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2011/4/Rev.3). He reported that a new consolidated revision would be prepared for the next session of WP.1 in April 2015, which would inter alia take into account further proposals by IMMA (GRE-72-15). Once finalized and approved by WP.1, the amendment proposals should be officially forwarded to the UN Secretary-General, in his capacity of depository, by one of the Contracting Parties to the 1968 Convention. The WP.1 Secretary invited GRE experts to discuss this issue at the national level, with a view to finding a volunteer country. The GRE Chair stated that he would also raise this issue at the session of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (AC.2) in November 2014.

GRE-72-15 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations Text prepared by IMMA in order to introduce amendments to ensure consistency of Chapter II Vehicle lighting and light-signalling devices of the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic with regulations under the 1958 Agreement and regulations applicable in the European Union.
WP.1/2014/4/Rev.3 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations
4. (i (ii)) Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020

32. GRE noted that, on 10 April 2014, the United Nations General Assembly had adopted the Resolution on improving global road safety (A/RES/68/269) which recognized the work of WP.29 and highlighted the importance of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements.

4. (i (iii)) Development of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)

33. The Secretary to WP.29 reported on the progress made on Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and on the development of Regulation No. 0. At its June 2014 session, WP.29 had agreed to freeze the work on Revision 3 and to resume its consideration in November 2014 on the basis of political and legal guidance that the Contracting Parties had been requested to provide, in particular, on outstanding issues of proxy voting and the three-fourth or the four-fifth majority required for taking decisions. WP.29 had also approved a questionnaire on IWVTA, which was subsequently distributed. The latest draft of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement is available in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/82.

WP.29/2014/53 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Final proposed text to revise and update the 1958 Agreement pursuant to the project to establish an international whole vehicle type approval system.
WP.29/2014/82 | Proposal for amendments to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement Addition of an article to the agreement stating its preparation in English, French, and Russian with all three languages carrying the same legal power.

34. GRE recalled the draft guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-163-10) and a recommendation to limit the submission of a set of amendments to an existing Regulation to only one session of WP.29 per year, in order to reduce the administrative burden. GRE noted that, in the future, it could continue approving amendments to a specific Regulation at each session, but their subsequent submission to WP.29 and AC.1 would be done only once a year.

WP.29-163-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations

35. GRE recalled that, for the purposes of IVWTA, it had amended Regulation No. 4, but Regulation No. 48 also needs amendment due to the existing footnote that Contracting Parties not applying Regulation No. 87 may prohibit the presence of daytime running lamps (DRL) on the basis of national regulations. As one Contracting Party prohibits the use of DRL on the basis of national regulations and would not accept the deletion of this footnote, GRE brainstormed on various options on how to amend Regulation No. 48 to ensure that it is included in Regulation No. 0. GRE encouraged GTB to try to elaborate a draft consensus proposal for the next session, with a view to finalizing it at the October 2015 session. Meanwhile, GRE mandated its Chair to raise this issue at the AC.2 session in November 2014.

4. (i (iv)) Any other business

36. The expert from IMMA presented a revised proposal to introduce the possibility of interdependent lamps for dedicated motorcycle lamps into Regulation No. 50 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/15, GRE-72-16). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by Annex XI to this report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 17 to the original version of Regulation No. 50.

GRE-72-16 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the draft Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50 Clarification of certain diagrams in the original proposal (document GRE/2014/15). Supplement 17 proposes to introduce the possibility of interdependent lamps for dedicated motorcycle lamps.
GRE/2014/15 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50 Revised proposal (superseding document GRE/2014/7) to introduce the possibility of interdependent lamps for dedicated motorcycle lamps. The proposal reflects recent amendments to Regulations Nos. 6 and 7 and meets the visibility angle requirements of Regulations Nos. 50 and 53. The concern is that the rear trunk lid commonly used for four-wheeled vehicles may be adapted for future scooter type motorcycles to secure the storage space for helmet, etc. Current lamp requirements impose design constraints that may hamper the proper development of such storage features.

37. The expert from IMMA introduced a revised proposal allowing for the possibility of installing interdependent lamps for L3 category vehicles in Regulation No. 53 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/16). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53.

GRE/2014/16 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 Revised proposal (superseding document GRE/2014/8) to allow for the installation of interdependent lamps for L3 category vehicles. The amendment also reflects recent amendments to Regulation No. 48, Supplement 2 to its 06 series of amendments and further includes some editorial corrections of current Regulation No. 53 texts. The concern is that the rear trunk lid commonly used for four-wheeled vehicles may be adapted for future scooter type motorcycles to secure the storage space for helmet, etc. Current lamp requirements impose design constraints that may hamper the proper development of such storage features.

38. The expert from GTB introduced a proposal to clarify the testing procedures in Regulation No. 3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/17). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 16 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3.

GRE/2014/17 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3 Proposal to amend UN R3 in order to address the recent introduction of devices with a reduced light distribution to be mounted no higher than 750 mm. 1. The proposal would also require colorimetric <u>and</u> photometric testing to type approve each variation in color of an approved device.

39. The expert from GTB proposed to amend the requirements for marking, colour management and ultraviolet testing of light emitting diodes (LED) in Regulation No. 19 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/18). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19, subject to the following amendment: Annex 5, paragraph 1.2.1.2., new subparagraph (f), amend to read: “(f) 2±1 parts by weight of surface-actant5”.

GRE/2014/18 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to delete unnecessary markings for LED front fog lamps that have non-replaceable LED modules and to correct and clarify the requirements for colour measurement and ultraviolet (UV) testing of light emitting diode (LED) modules.

40. The expert from GTB proposed to amend photometric stability requirements in Regulations Nos. 23 and 119 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/19, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ GRE/2014/27). GRE adopted these proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 20 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 23 and draft Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119, respectively.

GRE/2014/19 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 23 Proposal to amend the test procedure for reversing lamps and maneuvering lamps equipped with light sources other than filament lamps. Currently, the lamps are required to meet photometric parameters after one minute and 30 minutes of operation. Under normal use, these lamps are operated for no more than six minutes at a time. This proposal would set the second measurement point at 10 minutes rather than 30 minutes. This change would also align the procedure with SAE standard J1889.1.
GRE/2014/27 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 According to Regulation No. 119, cornering lamps that are equipped with light sources other than filament lamps, are required to meet the relevant photometric requirements after one minute and after 30 minutes of operation. However, under normal traffic conditions, these lamps are operated for no more than 6 minutes. This proposal would therefore would require the second test after 10 minutes instead of the current 30 minutes, in accordance with standard SAE J1889.

41. The expert from GTB proposed to amend the requirements for the mixture in the dirt test in Regulations Nos. 45, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/21, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/23, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/25, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/GRE/2014/26, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/28). For Regulations Nos. 112, 113 and 123, the proposal also aimed to simplify measuring the objective luminous flux of LED modules (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/26, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/28).

42. GRE noted that, in principle, the provisions amended by GTB are very similar and should become part of a horizontal reference document in the future. Nevertheless, GRE was of the view that the amendment process should not be blocked, pending the outcome of activities of IWG SLR. Thus, GRE adopted the above proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as, respectively, draft Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 45, draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98, draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112, draft Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 and draft Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123, subject to the following amendments:

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/21
Annex 4, paragraph 2.1.1., last line, replace “mS/m” with “µS/m”.
Annex 4, paragraph 2.1.1., subparagraph (e), amend to read:
“(e) 13 parts by weight of distilled water with a conductivity of ≤ 1 µS/m, and 2 ±1 parts by weight of surface-actant2.”

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/23, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/25 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/26
Annex 4, paragraphs 1.2.1.1.1. and 1.2.1.1.2., replace “mS/m” with “µS/m”.

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/28
Annex 4, paragraphs 1.2.1.1. and 1.2.1.2., replace “mS/m” with “µS/m”.

GRE/2014/21 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 45 Proposal to replace the current variety of test mixtures used to simulate dirt during the testing of lamps with a single uniform mixture. In addition, the proposal would replace the term "beech wood" with the phrase "produced from beech wood" to improve clarity.
GRE/2014/23 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 Proposal to replace the current variety of test mixtures used to simulate dirt during the testing of lamps with a single uniform mixture. In addition, the proposal would replace the term “beech wood” with the phrase “produced from beech wood” to improve clarity.
GRE/2014/25 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to simplify measuring the objective luminous flux of light emitting diode (LED) module(s) and to replace the current variety of test mixtures used to simulate dirt during the testing of lamps with a single uniform mixture. In addition, the proposal would replace the term “beech wood” with the phrase “produced from beech wood” to improve clarity.
GRE/2014/26 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 Proposal to replace the current variety of test mixtures used to simulate dirt during the testing of lamps with a single uniform mixture. In addition, the proposal would replace the term “beech wood” with the phrase “produced from beech wood” to improve clarity. The proposal would also simplify the measurement of the objective luminous flux of light emitting diode (LED) module(s) and correct the ultraviolet (UV) table in the regulation.
GRE/2014/28 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 Proposal to simplify measuring the objective luminous flux of light emitting diode (LED) module(s), correct the ultraviolet (UV) table, and to replace the current variety of test mixtures used to simulate dirt during the testing of lamps with a single uniform mixture. In addition, the proposal would replace the term “beech wood” with the phrase “produced from beech wood” to improve clarity.

43. The expert from France proposed to delete a design restrictive requirement of a minimum luminous flux of 1,000 lm for LED in Regulations Nos. 112 and 123 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/35, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/36, GRE-72-25). The expert from Poland proposed an alternative definition of photometric requirements (GRE-72-24). GRE supported the deletion of the 1,000 lm requirement, but could not agree with the requirement for light distribution of the beam pattern proposed as an alternative. GRE invited the expert from France, in cooperation with the expert from Poland, to prepare a revised proposal for consideration at the next session. All GRE experts were invited to contribute.

GRE-72-24 | Alternative definition of photometric requirements for documents GRE/2014/35 and 36 Proposals for the draft supplements to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 and to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123.
GRE-72-25 | Conditions on the luminous flux of light sources in Regulations Nos. 112 and 123 Presentation in support of documents GRE/2014/35 and 2014/36 that would delete the requirement that the total objective luminous flux of all LED modules producing the principal passing (main low) beam of a headlamp be greater than or equal to 1000 lumens. UTAC/France argues that the requirement is design-restrictive, unnecessary given the objective criteria for luminous output and photometric grid points of the regulation, and obsolete given improvements in LED technologies.
GRE/2014/35 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 Proposal to delete the requirement that the total objective luminous flux of all LED modules producing the principal passing (main low) beam of a headlamp be greater than or equal to 1000 lumens because the requirement is design-restrictive, unnecessary given the objective criteria for luminous output and photometric grid points of the regulation, and obsolete given improvements in LED technologies.
GRE/2014/36 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to delete the requirement that the total objective luminous flux of all LED modules producing the principal passing (main low) beam of a headlamp be greater than or equal to 1000 lumens because the requirement is design-restrictive, unnecessary given the objective criteria for luminous output and photometric grid points of the regulation, and obsolete given improvements in LED technologies.

44. The expert from Belgium introduced a proposal to amend Regulation No. 10 with prescriptions for electromagnetic compatibility of trolleybuses (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/41). GRE noted that this amendment had been originally prepared for Regulation No. 107 (General construction of buses and coach), but the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) felt that the prescriptions for electromagnetic compatibility of trolleybuses belong to Regulation No. 10 which is under the auspices of GRE. The experts from the Russian Federation and OICA pointed out that the proposed prescriptions for electromagnetic compatibility of trolleybuses do not fit Regulation No. 10, as they are substantially different from the current provisions in this Regulation and would require different testing methods and equipment that are not easily available. GRE agreed to solicit the expert opinions on this issue and to revert to it at its next session. Meanwhile, GRE invited its Chair to bilaterally discuss the issue with the GRSG Chair and, if necessary, to raise it at the November 2014 session of AC.2.

GRE/2014/41 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 10 Proposal to align the requirements of UN Regulation No. 10 with regard to electromagnetic compatibility of trolleybuses with the electrical standards in Annex 12 to UN Regulation No. 107.

45. GRE recalled a number of documents referred back by WP.29 and agreed with the content of four revised documents re-submitted by the secretariat to the November 2014 session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/75/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/ 90/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/92/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/93/Rev.1).

WP.29/2013/75/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Revised text originally submitted to WP.29 for its November 2013 session, but returned by the Forum due to concerns over the Conformity of Production (CoP) provisions. This revised version deletes the CoP provisions and is submitted pending also a review by GRE at its October 2014 session. This supplement completes the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from the regulation.
WP.29/2013/90/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production (CoP) and to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS) (light generators) from the regulations.
WP.29/2013/92/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production.
WP.29/2013/93/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 Proposal to correct provisions on bend lighting for motorcycles recently adopted by WP.29 as Supplement 2 (document WP.29/2012/83).

46. The expert from GTB proposed to correct an error introduced by Supplement 16 to the original series of Regulation No. 38 (GRE-72-09). GRE adopted this proposal, as contained in Annex XII to the report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as a draft Supplement to Regulation No. 38.

GRE-72-09 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to the original series of Regulation No. 38 This proposal would correct an error introduced into the regulation through Supplement 16.

47. The expert from Poland proposed to introduce a new “side illuminating lamp” into Regulations Nos. 119 and 48 (GRE-72-21, GRE-72-21-Add.1). GRE delivered a number of preliminary remarks and invited the expert from Poland to submit a revised proposal as an official document for consideration at the next session.

GRE-72-21 | Draft proposal to introduce “side illuminating lamp” to Regulation No. 119 and Regulation No. 48 Proposal to introduce type-approval provisions for lamps intended to provide supplemental lateral illumination of the road on the driver-side of the vehicle as a means to reduce the impact of glare from on-coming vehicle headlamps on driver vision and road visibility.
GRE-72-21/Add.1 | Presentation on "side-illuminating lamps"

48. The Chair invited GRE experts to take part in the third International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL 2015, China) (GRE-72-26 and Add.1).

GRE-72-26 | Presentation on the International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL)
GRE-72-26/Add.1 | Third International Forum on Automotive Lighting (17-19 June 2015 in Kunshan, China)
4. (j) Direction for future work of the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE)
4. (j (i)) Work tasks of GRE

49. GRE dealt with this issue together with item 4 (c) of the agenda (paras. 19-24 above).

4. (j (ii)) Work progress of the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) task forces

50. The experts from GTB presented status reports of the GTB Working Group activities (GRE-72-27, GRE-72-28, GRE-72-29, GRE-72-30). Concerning the GTB activities to improve the situation with non-approved LED retrofit light sources used as replacement parts for filament light source, the experts from France and Italy were of the view that such replacement should be prohibited on safety concerns.

GRE-72-27 | GTB Working Group on Light Sources: Status Report
GRE-72-28 | GTB Working Group on Installation: Status Report
GRE-72-29 | GTB Task Force on Conformity of Production: Status Report
GRE-72-30 | GTB Mirror Working Group SAE: Status Report
5. Election of officers

52. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1), GRE called for the election of officers. The representatives of the Contracting Parties, present and voting, elected unanimously Mr. Michel Loccufier (Belgium) as Chair and Mr. Derwin Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair for the sessions of GRE scheduled in the year 2015. GRE paid public tribute to Mr. Marcin Gorzkowski who had chaired GRE in 2002-2014.