Session 164 | Geneva | 11-14 Nov 2014
Opening Remarks

2. The new Executive Secretary of UNECE, Mr. C. Friis Bach, welcomed the participants and confirmed the high importance of the World Forum WP.29 for UNECE. He underlined the worldwide relevance of the World Forum for safer and cleaner vehicles. He welcomed the ongoing work of WP.29 to amend the 1958 Agreement to make it more attractive for emerging economies. He underlined how much the work of the World Forum is affecting people and their daily life. He reminded the World Forum about the magnitude of the road safety problem, that one of the future UN sustainable development goals is to halve the number of traffic casualties and that WP.29 is a key player in improving the safety and environmental performance of new vehicles. He expressed his high appreciation for the work done by the Chair in guiding WP.29 with personal dedication for such a long time.

3. The Executive Secretary informed the World Forum that the selection process for the vacant P-5 post in the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section was about to be concluded. Moreover, he confirmed that the selection process would fully follow UN rules and procedures in a fair, transparent and merit-based manner. He expressed his commitment to provide high quality services to the World Forum WP.29.

4. The representative of the EU confirmed his appreciation for the work performed by WP.29 staff and particularly appreciated the work of Mr. R. Hubert in taking over, on a temporary basis, the tasks of the Chief of the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section and thus ensuring continuity. He underlined the crucial need for the World Forum to maintain the continuity in work quality of the secretariat services.

5. The above statement was generally supported by the representatives of Japan and the United States of America. The representative of Japan reminded the World Form that the success of his country to bring new Asian countries into the activities of WP.29 had also been based on the assurance of high quality secretariat services.

6. Mr. K. Wani, Director General for Engineering Affairs, Road Transport Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, recalled that his country had actively been involved in the activities of WP.29 since about 1985 and was the first non-European Contracting Party to the 1958 Agreement. He also spoke about the current and future direction of Japan’s commitment in fostering harmonization of vehicle regulations. Accordingly, he indicated three principles followed by his administration: (i) contribute to the transformation of WP.29 towards a more attractive forum for emerging countries; (ii) actively participate in the discussion on new technologies such as highly automated vehicles; and (iii) support the activities related to International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). Finally, he informed the World Forum that, on 11 November 2014, the Japanese Government conferred upon Mr. Gauvin the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’ for his achievements in expanding the WP.29 activities so that several countries including Japan could join the World Forum, as well as, for strengthening the Forum’s activities by accelerating international regulation development such as the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA).

7. Mr. I. Bin Ahmad, Director General of the Road Transport Department of Malaysia, stated that the activity of harmonizing vehicle regulations would become one of the key elements to ensure vehicle safety and to facilitate vehicle trade in the region of the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He concluded that his country had successfully transposed seventy-seven UN Regulations into its national law and that altogether 126 UN Regulations would be transposed by 2020.

8. Mr. S. Kwon, Director General for the Motor Vehicle Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, reported on the activities of WP.29 in which his country was actively involved, namely Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) and Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ). He explained the weakness of ceramic printed areas of toughened glass and solicited Contracting Parties to endorse the establishment of an informal working group on PSG. He indicated that his country would be ready to chair and sponsor the activities on PSG.

Attendance

1. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held its 164th session from 11 to 14 November 2014, chaired by Mr. B. Gauvin (France). The following countries were represented, following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of WP.29 (TRANS/WP.29/690 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend.2): Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Korea; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; United States of America; Uruguay. Representatives of the European Union (EU) participated. The following governmental organization was represented: International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The following non-governmental organizations were also represented: Association for Emission Control by Catalyst (AECC); Consumers International (CI); European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA); the Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation); Global New Car Assessment Programme; International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization for Standardization (ISO); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

1. Adoption of the agenda

9. The provisional annotated agenda for the session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1111) was adopted with the amendments below:
a) Deletion of agenda items:
Remove agenda item 4.14.1;

b) Addition of agenda items:
8.7 Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020);
8.8 Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ);
8.9 Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG);
8.10 UNECE Special Session on Air Pollution and Transport;
18.9 Gtr No. 6 (Safety glazing).

c) Correction of document references for item 7.1:
for ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Add.1 read ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074

WP.29/1111 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 164th World Forum/WP.29 session

10. The list of informal documents is reproduced in Annex I to the session report (document reference WP.29/1112).

WP.29/1111 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 164th World Forum/WP.29 session
2. Coordination and organization of work
2.1. Report of the session of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (WP.29/AC.2)

11. The 116th session of WP.29/AC.2 was held on 10 November 2014, chaired by Mr. B. Gauvin (France) and was attended, in accordance to Rule 29 of the terms of reference and rules of procedure of WP.29 (TRANS/WP.29/690 including its Amends.1 and 2), by the Chairs of WP.29 (France), GRB (France), GRE (Canada, Belgium), GRSP (United States of America), GRPE (Germany), GRRF (United Kingdom), GRSG (Italy), the Administrative/Executive Committees of the three agreements administered by WP.29 (France (AC.1), Russian Federation (AC.4) and the United States of America (AC.3)), by the representatives of the European Union, Japan and the United States of America and by the Vice-Chairs of WP.29 (Russian Federation), GRSG (Hungary), GRPE (India) and GRSP (Republic of Korea).

12. The Committee reviewed the draft agenda of the 164th session of the World Forum and recommended the amendments as indicated in paragraph 9 above. The Committee also recommended that agenda item 5.1 be considered by the World Forum and that the rest of the agenda items of the 1998 Agreement be considered by the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3). It was also recommended that the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4) not to convene. WP.29/AC.2 also reviewed the draft agenda for the 165th session of the World Forum, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 10 to 13 March 2015.

13. WP.29/AC.2 noted the secretariat’s intention to prepare, following the review by WP.29 this week, a consolidated version of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement as an official document for consideration and possible adoption by WP.29 in March 2015. WP.29/AC.2 also noted the preparedness of the representative of EU to notify the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) about the draft Revision 3 once adopted by WP.29.

14. WP.29/AC.2 considered WP.29-164-13 on national requirements not covered by the scope of a UN Regulation and endorsed the position of Japan.

WP.29-164-13 | Japanese position on the draft new UN Regulation on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle safety In order for the proposed new UN Regulation transposing the GTR on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles into the 1958 Agreement to be applicable in Japan, the regulation needs to make clear that its scope does not include (i) the electrical safety of electric power train, (ii) the material compatibility and hydrogen embrittlement of the vehicle fuel system and (iii) the post-crash fuel system integrity in the event of full width frontal impact and rear impact. This allows Japanese national regulations to be applied even when accepting a vehicle type-approved under the UN Regulation.

15. WP.29/AC.2 recalled its previous discussions on potential inconsistencies in the use of acronyms. The secretariat reported that several Working Parties (GRs) already produced lists of acronyms as informal documents. WP.29/AC.2 noted that the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) included a list of acronyms in UN Global Technical Regulations (UN GTRs) and that this practice could be applied by other GRs. WP.29/AC.2 considered a central register as a valid option to avoid such inconsistencies. WP.29/AC.2 requested the secretariat to prepare, for the March 2015 session, a concept for a central register in which acronyms used by WP.29 would be listed. WP.29/AC.2 agreed to also resume consideration of definitions used in UN Regulations and UN GTRs.

16. WP.29/AC.2 noted the outcome of the UNECE Special session on Air Pollution and Transport (Geneva 2 July 2014). The secretariat indicated that the summary report had been reproduced in Annex III of ECE/EB.AIR/WG5/112, available at: www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/documents/2014/AIR/WGSR/ece.eb.air.wg.5.112.edited.ae.pdf

WP.5/112 | Report of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Working Group on Strategies and Review on its fifty-second session

17. The Committee elected Mr. Boris Kisulenko (Russian Federation) as Chair of the AC.2 for the sessions in the year 2015.

18. The World Forum adopted the report of the Administrative Committee on its 116th session and its recommendations.

2.2. Programme of work, documentation and calendar of sessions for the year 2015

19. The World Forum noted the revised programme of work and documentation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/1/Rev.2). The secretariat presented the confirmed calendar of sessions for the year 2015 (based on WP.29-164-01-Rev.1). The World Forum agreed with the calendar as reproduced in Annex II to the session report. The World Forum noted WP.29‑164‑02 on the chairmanships of WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies as well as WP.29‑164‑11 on the current organization of the secretariat servicing WP.29.

WP.29-164-01/Rev.1 | Tentative 2015 calendar of WP.29, GR, and Committee meetings (revised) Calendar of meetings pending final confirmation from the UN Geneva office of conference services.
WP.29-164-02 | WP.29 Working Parties, Informal Groups and Chairs List of World Forum Working Parties, subsidiary groups, chairpersons, and mandate expirations.
WP.29-164-11 | Reorganization of the World Forum/WP.29 secretariat Listing of UN personnel assigned to support the World Forum and its subsidiary bodies.
WP.29/2014/1/Rev.2 | Revised Programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies

20. The representative of EU expressed his appreciation for the work of the GRSP Chair and kindly requested that the United States of America consider extending the term of the current Chair.

2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems

21. The representatives of Japan and the United Kingdom, co-chairing the informal working group (IWG) on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), gave a status report on the group’s activities. They reported that the IWG convened on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 9.00 to 10.00 a.m. and that this rescheduling on Tuesdays had been welcomed as it allowed the IWG to efficiently report to WP.29. The main purpose of the IWG was to prepare the Terms of Reference (ToR) for future work (the draft ToR is in WP.29-164-28). The Chair of WP.29 underlined the strategic importance of this work, due to major technological developments, and the necessity to prepare flexible and swift actions. He added that IWG could convene prior to the WP.29 sessions, so that the World Forum could incorporate the IWG propositions and recommendations as soon as possible in its programme of work. IWG would have the freedom to adapt its venue according to the needs. WP.29 endorsed WP.29-164-28 subject to further amendments, permitting the IWG to immediately start its work, especially on the high priority issue of definitions of the various levels of automation at a first meeting by the end of this year. WP.29 agreed to formally adopt the ToR at its March 2015 session on the basis of a final proposal to be submitted.

WP.29-164-28 | Draft Proposal for Terms of Reference of ITS/Automated Driving Informal Working Group Initial draft terms of reference to enable the informal group to begin its work and offered as a proposal for approval "in principle" with the expectation that it will be further refined by the group.

22. The representative of ISO announced that it had already started activities related to [automated driving] and invited WP.29 representatives to participate in the standardization work. The representative of ITU made a similar announcement.

2.4. Autonomous vehicles

23. WP.29 noted WP.29-164-27 on the activities of UNECE and the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) on autonomous vehicles and the request for guidance on the future direction. The Co-Chair of ITS announced that his group could provide recommendations at its forthcoming meetings. The Chair of GRRF stressed the need for feedback before the February 2015 session of GRRF to allow further work progress. WP.29 invited GRRF to follow the recommendations provided by the IWG on ITS, awaiting further instructions by WP.29 at its March or June 2015 sessions. WP.29 agreed to consider both ITS and autonomous vehicles under one agenda item “Intelligent Transport Systems and automated vehicles” at its March 2015 session.

WP.29-164-27 | How to deal with advanced automations and self-driving technologies? Note prepared by the WP.29 secretariat to support discussion of a request for guidance on how to address within the World Forum the various advanced driver assistance and automated vehicle systems.
3. Consideration of the reports of the Working Parties (GRs) subsidiary to WP.29
3.1. Working Party on Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Seventy-first session, 31 March – 3 April 2014)

24. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRE given during the 163rd session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1110, paras. 21-23) and approved the report.

GRE/71 | Report of the GRE on its 71st session Report of the Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling Equipment on its April 2014 session.
3.2. Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG) (106th session, 5–9 May 2014)

25. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRSG given during the 163rd session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1110, paras. 24-26) and approved the report.

GRSG/85 | Report of the GRSG on its 106th session
3.3. Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) (Fifty-fifth session, 19–23 May 2014)

26. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRSP given during the 163rd session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1110, paras. 27-31) and approved the report.

GRSP/55 | Report of the GRSP on its 55th session
3.4. Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) (Sixty-ninth session, 3–6 June 2014)

27. The World Forum recalled the oral report of the Chair of GRPE given during the 163rd session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1110, paras. 32-36) and approved the report.

GRPE/69 | Report of the GRPE on its 69th session Report of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy on its June 2014 session.
GRPE/69/Add.1 | Addendum 1 to the Report of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) on its sixty-ninth session Adopted amendments to UN R49.
GRPE/69/Add.2 | Addendum 2 to the Report of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) on its sixty-ninth session Adopted technical report on the development of the draft Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 4.
3.5. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-seventh session, 26 June 2014)

28. The World Forum recalled the special session of GRRF held during the 163rd session of WP.29 and approved the report.

GRRF/77 | Report of the GRRF on its 77th (extraordinary) session
3.6.1. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Sixtieth session, 1-3 September 2014)

29. The Chair of GRB reported on the results achieved by GRB during its sixtieth session (for details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/58), in particular, on the adoption of the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 and the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 59. Both texts are aligned with EU Regulation No. 540/2014 on the sound level of motor vehicles and on replacement silencing systems.

GRB/58 | Report of the GRB on its 60th session Report of the Working Party on Noise on its September 2014 session.

30. The GRB chair informed WP.29 that GRB had agreed to develop, in parallel to a draft GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV), a draft Regulation on QRTV under the 1958 Agreement. He added that, in this respect, GRB had established a new IWG on the basis of the ToR reproduced in Annex VI to the GRB report. WP.29 gave its consent for establishing the IWG.

GRB/58 | Report of the GRB on its 60th session Report of the Working Party on Noise on its September 2014 session.

31. WP.29 noted that GRB had re-elected Mr. S. Ficheux (France) as Chair and Mr. A. Bocharov (Russian Federation) as Vice-Chair for the GRB sessions in the year 2015.

GRB/58 | Report of the GRB on its 60th session Report of the Working Party on Noise on its September 2014 session.
3.6.2. Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) (Seventy-eighth session, 16-19 September 2014)

32. The Chair of GRRF informed WP.29 about the results achieved by GRRF during its seventy-seventh and seventy-eighth sessions (for more details see the session’s reports ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/77 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/78).

GRRF/77 | Report of the GRRF on its 77th (extraordinary) session
GRRF/78 | Report of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) on its 78th session

33. On behalf of GRRF, [the GRRF chair] recommended the establishment of the draft global technical regulation (gtr) on tyres into the Global Registry, on the basis of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/63, as amended by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/83 and WP.29‑164-04. He also recommended amending the final report on Phase I on the development of the gtr (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/122) as indicated in WP.29-164-04. He announced that France had indicated that it would not sponsor Phase II of the gtr.

WP.29-164-04 | Proposals to amend the draft GTR on Tyres and its final report Various editorial changes to correct minor errors in the draft documents relating to the GTR development timeline.
WP.29/2013/122 | Proposal for the final report on the Phase I development of the GTR on tires The background report on the development of the first phase of the Global Technical Regulation concerning uniform provisions for pneumatic radial tyres for passengers and light truck commercial vehicles, submitted by GRRF for approval by the World Forum.
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres Text of the new GTR on light vehicle radial tires as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session.
WP.29/2014/83 | Proposal for amendments to the global technical regulation on tyres Amendments to the draft GTR on light vehicle tires as agreed during the special 77th session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear.

34. The Chair of GRRF announced the submission by GRRF of the updated ToR of the Informal Working Group on Automatic Coupling Vehicles (ACV), as reproduced in the session’s report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/78, Annex II), renaming it Modular Vehicle Combinations (MVC) and expanding its mandate.

GRRF/78 | Report of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) on its 78th session

35. On behalf of GRRF, [the GRRF chair] sought the guidance of WP.29 on the way to address proposals permitting highway autopilot and valet parking. On this subject, WP.29 referred back to its discussion on autonomous vehicles under agenda item 2.4 (para. 21 above).

36. WP.29 noted that Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom) was re-elected as Chair and Mr. H. Kubota (Japan) as Vice-Chair for the GRRF sessions of 2015.

3.6.3. Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG) (107th session, 30 September – 3 October 2014)

37. The Chair of GRSG informed WP.29 about the results achieved during the 107th session of GRSG (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/86).

38. [The GRSG chair] reported that GRSG had agreed on the development of a UN Regulation on Automatic Emergency Call System (AECS) that, in principle,could include three classes of AECS, each covering the in-vehicle and out of vehicle technologies used in Japan, the Russian Federation and the European Union regions respectively. He added that GRSG continued to consider the possible limitation of the scope of the new UN Regulation to in-vehicle systems and components and their installation on vehicles, but excluding provisions on communication networks and data transmission mechanisms.

39. The Chair of GRSG reported that GRSG had agreed to establish a new IWG on Regulation No. 43 and gtr No. 6 to develop amendments to cope with defects of panoramic sunroofs. Thus, he sought the consent of WP.29 and AC.3 to set up this IWG. WP.29 endorsed the request, after clarification that the goal of the IWG would be to review possible amendments to UN GTR No. 6 and to review, only if necessary, amendments to UN Regulation No. 43.

40. WP.29 noted that GRSG had unanimously re-elected Mr. A. Erario (Italy) as Chair and Mr. M. Matolcsy (Hungary) as Vice-Chair for the GRSG sessions scheduled for the year 2015.

3.6.4. Working Party on Light and Light-Signalling (GRE) (Seventy-second session, 20-22 October 2014)

41. The Chair of GRE reported on the results of the seventy-second session of GRE (for details, see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/72).

GRE/72 | Report of the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) on its 72nd session

42. [The GRE chair] informed WP.29 about the deliberations of GRE and its newly established IWG “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR) to streamline UN Regulations under GRE’s responsibility. GRE adopted the ToR and Rules of Procedure for SLR, which would be submitted to WP.29 for approval. WP.29 gave its consent to establish the IWG. For the purposes of simplification and in line with the ideas of SLR, the expert from IEC proposed to separate data sheets for various light sources from Annex 1 to UN Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 and to place them in a repository document administered by WP.29 (WP.29-164-18). WP.29 endorsed the proposed approach.

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.
WP.29-164-18 | Simplification of Lighting Regulations: Light Sources Regulations Nos. 37, 99, 128 Presentation from the informal working group on the Simplification of Lighting Regulations (SLR) on prospects for the rationalization of the light-source lighting regulations.

43. Finally, the Chair of GRE reported on his Group’s efforts to reach a consensus for amending the daytime running lamp (DRL) provisions in Regulation No. 48, upon the request of the IWG on IWVTA and for the purpose of listing Regulation No. 48 in the annex of UN Regulation No. 0. Referring to the time pressure to find a solution on this, the representative of OICA expressed his preference to remove the installation requirements for DRL from Regulation No. 48 and to insert them into Regulation No. 87, as proposed also by the IWG on IWVTA. Finally, WP.29 urged GRE to find, in close cooperation with the stakeholders, the best solution.

44. WP.29 noted that GRE had elected Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium) as the new Chair and had re-elected Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair of GRE for the sessions scheduled in 2015.

4. 1958 Agreement
4.1. Status of the 1958 Agreement and of the annexed Regulations

45. The secretariat informed the World Forum about the latest update of the status of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.22) containing the information received by the secretariat until 27 October 2014, which was available on the WP.29 website at: www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29fdocstts.html.

WP.29/343/Rev.22.03 | Status of the 1958 Agreement (informal version up to 2 December 2014)
4.2. Guidance requested by the Working Parties on matters related to Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
4.2.1. Reproduction and reference to private standards in Regulations, Global Technical Regulations and Rules

46. The secretariat presented WP.29-164-26 and indicated that following the discussions at WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1108, para. 39), the WP.29 Secretary proposed listing best practices on the use of private standards in UN Regulations, UN Rules and UN GTRs managed by WP.29. He recalled the different manners used by the GRs to reference standards (incorporation by reference, partial or full reproduction). He reported on the ISO cooperation with GRSG to access and review two standards during the 107th GRSG session. He outlined the methods of cooperation between GRs with standards developing organizations and how information is received about the content of standards, as well as answering questions raised by the experts. He concluded that these best practices could be extended to all GRs, if needed. The Chairs of GRPE and GRRF announced that they would bring this document to the attention of both GRs.

WP.29-164-26 | Use of private standards in Regulations managed by WP.29 - Best practices
4.2.2. Guidance on amendments to Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement

47. WP.29 noted that WP.29-164-10 was discussed under agenda item 4.4 (see para. 52 below). WP.29 referred the document to IWVTA for further consideration.

WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications.
4.2.3. Guidance on the additional application of national provisions

48. This agenda item was discussed together with item 4.13.1. The representative of Japan recalled that WP.29 considered, at its June 2014 session, the possible application of national provisions for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles for matters not covered by the new draft UN Regulation. He added that the representative of the Russian Federation recalled Article 3 of the 1958 Agreement, stating that a vehicle type approved according to a UN Regulation is deemed to be in conformity with the corresponding national legislation of the Contracting Parties applying that UN Regulation. He concluded that Article 3 would not prevent a Contracting Party from refusing products which are not in conformity with its national legislation in areas beyond the scope of the UN Regulation. WP.29 endorsed the position expressed by the representative of Japan.

4.3. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system

49. The representative of Japan, Vice-Chair of the IWG on IWVTA, reported on the work progress made during the meetings held in Paris on the development of draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-164-21), explaining that the IWG had agreed to submit a second draft to WP.29 for consideration. He gave a presentation on the remaining issues (WP.29-164-22) and sought the advice of WP.29 on: (i) a definition of vehicle type, (ii) the establishment of a Declaration of Conformance (DoC) and (iii) a common procedure for replacement spare parts to be fitted on vehicles covered by an IWVTA.

50. The World Forum underlined the crucial need to develop a harmonized definition for a type of vehicle. WP.29 agreed to re-activate the informal group on the electronic Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA) to develop a harmonized DoC process. WP.29 also agreed to defer to its next session, the decision on how to handle the procedure for replacement spare parts intended to be fitted on vehicles covered by an IWVTA. In this respect, delegates were invited to present their preference on the two options listed in item 5-2 of WP.29-164-22. WP.29 noted the GRE was considering the best possible solution for IWVTA to solve the problem with the installation of DRL (see para. 42 above).

WP.29-164-21 | UN Regulation No. 0 Second draft - Uniform provisions concerning International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
WP.29-164-22 | UN Regulation No. 0 second draft submitted to WP.29 at its 164th session for consideration Background presentation on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval regulation.
WP.29-164-22/Rev.1 | UN Regulation No. 0 Second draft - Uniform provisions concerning International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA): revised Background presentation on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval regulation.
4.4. Consideration of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

51. WP.29 recalled the frozen text of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and the additional provisions on the equal authenticity of English, French and Russian languages (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.

52. The representative of the Netherlands proposed a clarification to Article 12 to avoid different interpretations of the provisions on the obligations of Contracting Party to accept type approvals in the case they intend to cease the application of a Regulation. WP.29 endorsed the proposal. The representative of the Russian Federation reiterated the position of his Government expressed in WP.29-164-09 to object to the provisions on the delegation of voting rights. WP.29 agreed to remove Article 9 from the appendix of draft Revision 3. -The secretariat proposed to amend the definition of “a version of a UN Regulation” in WP.29-164-10 tabled under agenda item 4.2.2 and to replace the word “any” by “all” in the last sentence. Following the discussion, WP.29 preferred to delete the word “any”. The amendments agreed upon by WP.29 are reproduced in Annex III to WP.29-164 session report.

WP.29-164-09 | Russian Federation position with regard to the draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Russian notification of its opposition to the draft Article 9 provisions that would enable voting by proxy under the 1958 Agreement and proposal to delete Article 9 in its entirety. Russia also supports a change in the voting procedure to require a 4/5ths majority to adopt a given motion.
WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications.

53. The representative of OICA introduced WP.29-164-23 proposing to clarify in Article 3 of draft Revision 3, the special provisions within the UN Regulations with respect to the principles of the mutual recognition. The representative of Australia supported the proposal. WP.29 noted some comments and agreed to resume consideration of this matter at its next session, awaiting the feedback of IWVTA. WP.29 noted a concern expressed by the European Commission services on the late availability of the document and agreed to resume consideration pending the discussion of the document.

WP.29-164-23 | Proposal to amend draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal to clarify the mutual recognition requirement of the draft revision of the 1958 Agreement. OICA views the clause that subjects the mutual recognition requirement to "any special provisions" contained within a given UN Regulation as potentially detrimental to the basic principles of uniformity and mutual recognition. The phrase was deemed necessary because such special provisions do exist; however, OICA proposes to revise the phrase ostensibly to avoid creating the impression that the use of such "special provisions" is routine (rather than exceptional) under the Agreement.

54. On behalf of Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the Russian Federation, the representative of Japan introduced WP.29-164-14 justifying the need to raise the voting majority threshold from the two-third to a four-fifths majority. The representative of EU presented a declaration (WP.29-164-30) by the European Commission Services on behalf of the EU member States and announced the intention to establish a coordinated position by March 2015.

55. The representative of India stated that his country was thankful to Japan for representing its views in IWVTA on the revision of 1958 Agreement. India was already a Contracting Party to 1998 Agreement. He noted that some of the suggestions were under consideration with respect to the 1958 Agreement. Ideally, India would prefer a consensus vote. Additionally, some suggestions have not reached consensus such as proxy voting, choice for accepting or not accepting higher version of UN Regulation, mechanism of validation of test agencies, dispute resolution mechanism, flexibility to apply a UN Regulation to a sub-set of vehicle categories, Contracting Party’s right to declare which versions it would accept, etc. He further stated that India appreciated that several countries had shown interest in developing the Indian market. This had improved the indigenous manufacturing industry in India, but India was carefully analysing the advantages that the 1958 Agreement would bring. He added that apart from being a large consumer market, India was also a significant producer of automobiles. India had established testing facilities in the country and was planning other advanced testing centres in near future. India also aspired to participate in other markets in future. India would like to actively participate in all WP.29 sessions and remained committed to better safety, emission and energy solutions, thus accepting regulations which were relevant for the country. India would, therefore, convey its decision on the 1958 Agreement after a detailed study of the final draft document before the March 2015 session of WP.29.

WP.29-164-14 | Proposal to increase the majority threshold for adoption of UN Regulation texts Proposal to raise the voting threshold required under the 1958 Agreement to approve a given text (e.g., new UN Regulation or amendment of an existing regulation) from the present two-thirds majority (achievable by the EU vote alone) to a four-fifths majority.

56. The World Forum recognized that the Contracting Parties would need more time to review the above proposals and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in March 2015. The representatives of Germany and the United Kingdom noted the need for a finalized text prior to submitting to their national authorities for approval and so the World Forum agreed that adoption of the revised agreement would be delayed accordingly. The secretariat was also requested to circulate WP.29-164-23 as a separate official document.

WP.29-164-08 | Proposal for clarification of Article 12 of draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal to amend the draft agreement to address situations where a Contracting Party disagrees with an adopted amendment and ceases to apply a given UN Regulation. The proposal seeks to clarify that the Contracting Party would still be obligated to accept type approvals based on the previous versions of the regulation (i.e., approvals based on versions of the regulation that the CP had been accepting before the amendment) for one year following its notification to cease application of the regulation.
WP.29-164-09 | Russian Federation position with regard to the draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Russian notification of its opposition to the draft Article 9 provisions that would enable voting by proxy under the 1958 Agreement and proposal to delete Article 9 in its entirety. Russia also supports a change in the voting procedure to require a 4/5ths majority to adopt a given motion.
WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications.
WP.29-164-14 | Proposal to increase the majority threshold for adoption of UN Regulation texts Proposal to raise the voting threshold required under the 1958 Agreement to approve a given text (e.g., new UN Regulation or amendment of an existing regulation) from the present two-thirds majority (achievable by the EU vote alone) to a four-fifths majority.
WP.29-164-23 | Proposal to amend draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal to clarify the mutual recognition requirement of the draft revision of the 1958 Agreement. OICA views the clause that subjects the mutual recognition requirement to "any special provisions" contained within a given UN Regulation as potentially detrimental to the basic principles of uniformity and mutual recognition. The phrase was deemed necessary because such special provisions do exist; however, OICA proposes to revise the phrase ostensibly to avoid creating the impression that the use of such "special provisions" is routine (rather than exceptional) under the Agreement.
WP.29-164-30 | Draft declaration of the European Commission on the voting threshold under Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement EC note welcoming the 4/5ths majority proposal by Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the Russian Federation as providing a good basis for EU internal discussions to determine an EU position on the voting threshold issue.
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.
4.5. Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

57. Upon the request of WP.29, the secretariat gave a status report on the hosting of DETA within the UNECE premises, on its financing and the related staffing issues. He informed WP.29 about the efforts of the secretariat to reduce the yearly costs of hosting DETA upon the request of its management. He concluded that the formal decision has still to be taken to cover DETA within the regular biannual budget 2016-2017. The representative of Germany recalled that his country was providing an interim solution to host DETA, until its implementation at UNECE. He reported that the IWVTA had already a discussion on possibilities to ensure a reliable hosting of DETA, especially for the IWVTA system, in the case UNECE could not cover the hosting costs.

4.6. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRE

58. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.6.1 to 4.6.11 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of para. 59 below.

4.6.1. Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4

59. Agenda item 4.6.1, Regulation No. 4, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/54, insert the following amendments, to read:

In the title of the document, replace “Supplement 18” to read “Supplement 17”.

The amendments to Annex 3, correct to read:
“…
Category 1a (340 × 240 mm)

Category 1b (520 × 120 mm)

Category 1c (255 × 165 mm)
…”

Add the end of the document, correct to read:
“…
q = 145 mm
r = 50 mm

Note: In the case of devices ……"

WP.29/2014/54 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4 Proposal to introduce provisions for registration plates that differ in size from the standard EU plates. Please note that the designation as Supplement 18 is an error. This proposal will be adopted as Supplement 17.
4.6.2. Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
4.6.3. Proposal for Supplement 43 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37
4.6.4. Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.6.5. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.6.6. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
4.6.7. Proposal for Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53
4.6.8. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70
4.6.9. Proposal for Supplement 8 to Regulation No. 104
4.6.10. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113
4.6.11. Proposal for Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 128
4.7. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSG

60. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.7.1 to 4.7.6 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of paras. 61-63 below.

4.7.1. Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34

61. Agenda item 4.7.1, Regulation No. 34, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/65, paragraph 17.10, correct to read:

“17.10.Even after the date of entry into force of the 03 series of amendments to this Regulation, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to accept type approvals to the preceding series of amendments to the Regulation which are not affected by the 03 series of amendments.”

WP.29-164-06 | Amendments to the draft 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 Editorial change agreed by GRSG to the text ensuring continued acceptance of type approvals according to previous versions of UN R34 where they are not impacted by the 03 series amendments (document WP.29/2014/65).
WP.29/2014/65 | 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. In particular, the amendment changes the impact speed range in the collision test and enables the inclusion of this regulation in the proposed international whole vehicle type approval system.
4.7.2. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43
4.7.3. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43
4.7.4. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 105
4.7.5. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107

62. Agenda item 4.7.5, Regulation No. 107, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/69, insert a new paragraph 10.24 (instead of amending).

WP.29/2014/69 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce requirements a) to prevent accidents when the flap covering the engine compartment is open; b) 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; c) 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; d) to clarify the transitional provisions.
4.7.6. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107

63. Agenda item 4.7.6, Regulation No. 107, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/70, paragraphs 10.24 and 10. 25, correct to read (renumbering the paragraphs):

Paragraph 10.9. (instead of 10.24.), amend to read:

“10.9. Notwithstanding paragraphs 10.7. and 10.8., 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 10.10. (instead of 10.25.), to read:
“10.10.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.”

WP.29/2014/70 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to a) introduce requirements to prevent accidents when the flap covering the engine compartment is open; b) clarify that “low-floor vehicles” concern only those vehicles that provide a single step from the ground onto the low floor area; c) prohibit any equipment that would counteract the intention of such single-step low-floor vehicles to facilitate access by passengers with reduced mobility; d) clarify the text of the amendments updating provisions for service doors, windows and emergency exits; e) delete the prohibition on the use of laminated glass or plastic material in window panes; f) delete the provision that emergency windows be operable from outside the vehicle; g) clarify that an “overnight locking system” is not intended to be operated from inside the vehicle; and h) align the Annex 12 safety prescriptions for trolley buses with current electrical standards.
4.8. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRSP

64. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.8.1 to 4.8.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.8.1. Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 11
4.8.2. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 25
4.8.3. Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44
4.9. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRPE

65. The World Forum considered the draft amendment under item 4.9.2 and recommended its submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.9.1. Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 49

The European Commission informed AC.3 that this proposal is not ready for voting. A new document is being prepared with a vote on the amended proposal envisioned for the June 2015 session of the World Forum.

WP.29-164-03 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 Proposal by the WP.29 secretariat for an editorial correction to align the text with current drafting guidelines.
WP.29/2014/74 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 Proposal to (i) harmonize the provisions of UN R49 for On-board Diagnostics (OBD) Threshold Limits (OTLs) with those of the EU, (ii) delete the urea consumption motoring obligation and improve definitions, (iii) modify the operating sequence definition for stop-start and hybrid vehicles and (iv) introduce an alternative service mode for LNG dual-fuel vehicles.

66. On item 4.9.1 (Regulation No. 49), WP.29 noted that GRPE was expected to review ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/74 together with WP.29-164-03 and to revert back to WP.29 and AC.1 at their March or June 2015 sessions with a revised document.

WP.29-164-03 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 Proposal by the WP.29 secretariat for an editorial correction to align the text with current drafting guidelines.
WP.29/2014/74 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 Proposal to (i) harmonize the provisions of UN R49 for On-board Diagnostics (OBD) Threshold Limits (OTLs) with those of the EU, (ii) delete the urea consumption motoring obligation and improve definitions, (iii) modify the operating sequence definition for stop-start and hybrid vehicles and (iv) introduce an alternative service mode for LNG dual-fuel vehicles.
4.9.2. Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 96
4.10. Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRE after reconsideration of the proposals referred back by WP.29 at its November 2013 and March 2014 sessions

67. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under agenda items 4.10.1 to 4.10.4 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting, subject to the corrections of para. 65 below.

4.10.1. Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19
4.10.2. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98
4.10.3. Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112
4.10.4. Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113

68. Agenda item 4.10.4, Regulation No. 113, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/93/Rev.1, the title, correct “Supplement 3” to read “Supplement 4”.

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).
4.11. Consideration of draft corrigenda to existing Regulations submitted by the secretariat, if any

69. No amendment was submitted under this agenda item.

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

70. The World Forum considered the draft amendments under items 4.12.1 to 4.12.4 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.12.1. Proposal for Supplement 12 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13
4.12.2. Proposal for Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 13-H
4.12.3. Proposal for Supplement 11 to Regulation No. 106
4.12.4. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121
4.13. Consideration of proposals for new Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

71. The World Forum considered the draft UN Regulations and draft amendments under items 4.13.1 to 4.13.3 and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.13.1. Proposal for a new Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (HFCV)

71(bis). The representative of OICA supported the adoption of the new draft UN Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles as submitted to WP.29 and AC.1. He pointed out that this draft also contains post-crash requirements, because it fully transposes UN GTR No. 13 into the 1958 Agreement framework. He added that the normal procedure would have been to insert these provisions in the relevant UN Regulations on frontal and lateral collision, such as UN Regulations Nos. 94 or 95, similar to the approach used for UN Regulation No. 100 (Safety of battery electric vehicles). Therefore, he suggested that GRSP should revise, in a further step, the UN Regulation focusing on safety requirements for the construction and use of HFCV vehicles, while the post-crash requirements would be transferred to the relevant post-crash Regulations under the 1958 Agreement. WP.29 endorsed this approach.

WP.29-164-13 | Japanese position on the draft new UN Regulation on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle safety In order for the proposed new UN Regulation transposing the GTR on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles into the 1958 Agreement to be applicable in Japan, the regulation needs to make clear that its scope does not include (i) the electrical safety of electric power train, (ii) the material compatibility and hydrogen embrittlement of the vehicle fuel system and (iii) the post-crash fuel system integrity in the event of full width frontal impact and rear impact. This allows Japanese national regulations to be applied even when accepting a vehicle type-approved under the UN Regulation.
WP.29/2014/78 | Proposal for a new Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (HFCV) Transposition of the HFCV GTR into a UN Regulation with the exception of the deletion of references to liquefied hydrogen.
4.13.2. Proposal for a new Regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI)
4.13.3. Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to the draft Regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI)

72. On item 4.13.3 (01 series of amendments to the new Regulation on PSI), the secretariat reminded WP.29 delegates that the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) will not initiate the legal procedure for adoption of the 01 series of amendments until the original version of the Regulation on PSI entered into force.

WP.29/2014/80 | Proposal for the 01 series of amendments to the draft Regulation on Pole Side Impact (PSI) Proposal for a 01 series of amendments to the proposed new UN Regulation on the approval of vehicles with regard to their pole side impact performance to enable Contracting Parties applying this new regulation to require a vehicle-to-pole impact speed of 32 ±1 km/h regardless of the “vehicle width”.
4.14. Consideration of proposals for amendments to existing Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to WP.29 for consideration at its March 2015 session
4.14.1. Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107

73. The World Forum noted WP.29-164-05 and removed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/76 from the agenda.

WP.29-164-05 | Withdrawal by GRSG of document WP.29/2014/76 Withdrawal of the proposal for Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 concerning the automatic activation of hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in the engine and/or heater compartment.
WP.29/2014/76 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 05 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.
4.14.2. Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107

73(bis). On item 4.14.2 (Regulation No. 107), WP.29 agreed to defer ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/77 to the March or June 2015 session, awaiting a parallel amendment to Regulation No. 48 to be submitted by GRE.

WP.29/2014/77 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce the automatic activation of hazard warning lights upon detection of excess temperatures in the engine and/or heater compartment. <i>A parallel proposal covering indicators and the hazard warning is being prepared by GRE. The package of GRSG and GRE proposals are expected for the March 2015 WP.29 session.</i>
5. 1998 Agreement
5.1. Status of the 1998 Agreement, including the implementation of paragraph 7.1 of the Agreement

74. The World Forum noted the consolidated document containing the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.11). The secretariat reported that the document reflected the obligation fulfilled by some Contracting Parties since June 2014 of sending their status and final reports, on the progress of transposition of the UN GTRs and their amendments into their domestic law. The representatives of the other Contracting Parties were reminded of their obligation to send the reports on the transposition process only through their Permanent Missions in Geneva via the “1998 AGREEMENT-MISSIONS List” electronic system, as mandatorily requested by UN OLA. The World Forum noted that these reports were not processed if submitted by e-mail to the secretariat. WP.29 agreed that agenda items 5.2 to 5.5 should be considered by AC.3.

WP.29/1073/Rev.11 | Status of the 1998 Agreement, of the Global Registry and of the Compendium of Candidates
5.2. Consideration of draft gtrs and/or draft amendments to established gtrs
5.2.1. Proposal for a new gtr on tyres

The United States abstains due to the inability to quantify the benefits in terms of lives saved as required by US statutes caused by a current lack of resources to devote to the effort. All other Contracting Parties present vote in favor. The EU expresses its disappointment and stresses its belief that the effectiveness of the 1998 Agreement requires urgent attention.

WP.29-164-04 | Proposals to amend the draft GTR on Tyres and its final report Various editorial changes to correct minor errors in the draft documents relating to the GTR development timeline.
WP.29/2013/122 | Proposal for the final report on the Phase I development of the GTR on tires The background report on the development of the first phase of the Global Technical Regulation concerning uniform provisions for pneumatic radial tyres for passengers and light truck commercial vehicles, submitted by GRRF for approval by the World Forum.
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres Text of the new GTR on light vehicle radial tires as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session.
WP.29/2014/83 | Proposal for amendments to the global technical regulation on tyres Amendments to the draft GTR on light vehicle tires as agreed during the special 77th session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear.
WP.29/AC.3/15 | Proposal to develop a global technical regulation concerning tyres of light vehicles
5.2.2. Proposal for Amendment 3 to gtr No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty Certification procedure (WHDC))
5.3. Consideration of draft amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1)
5.4. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for gtrs, if any
5.5. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft gtrs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any
5.6. Implementation of the 1998 Agreement Programme of Work by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum
6. Exchange of views on national/regional rulemaking procedures and implementation of established Regulations and/or gtrs into national/regional law

75. The representative of Global NCAP, on behalf of the Government of Ecuador, welcomed the support of WP.29 that, following the adoption of a number of UN Regulations and UN GTRs, resulted in a new national legislation that will improve the safety of Ecuador’s new vehicle fleet. He added that this legislative action was consistent with the Decade of Action for Road Safety and also with the recent UN General Assembly resolution 68/269 ‘Improving Global Road Safety’ which recommended that all member States becoming Contracting Parties to legal instruments.

76. The representative of Australia informed WP.29 that while his country had a long-standing programme of harmonization with UN Regulations, the Government had recently announced the acceleration of this programme. The two methods are: removing Australian specific content from the national standards and applying more regulations. He added that seventeen UN Regulations would be applied over the next year, including the recently initiated UN Regulations Nos. 19 and 46.

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

77. The secretariat recalled the consolidated document (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1074/Rev.5) on the status of the Agreement including the status of the UN Rules annexed to the Agreement, the list of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement and of their Administrative Departments.

7.2. Update of Rules Nos. 1 and 2

78. The representative of the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/132/Rev.1 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/133/Rev.1 proposing amendments to UN Rules No. 1 and 2. The representatives of Finland and the Netherlands indicated that the documents would need further amendments to be fully aligned with the corresponding EU directives. WP.29 noted that six out of the twelve Contracting Parties to the Agreement were EU member States and that any divergence between the UN Rules and the corresponding EU Directive would be unacceptable. WP.29 agreed not to hold the session of the Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement (AC.4).

WP.29/2013/132/Rev.1 | Proposal for Revision 2 to Rule No. 1 on periodical technical inspections with regard to the protection of the environment Proposal to harmonize the provisions of UN Rule No. 1 with those of the latest UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and the EU Directives.
WP.29/2013/133/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Rule No. 2 on periodical technical inspections of vehicles with regard roadworthiness Proposal to harmonize the provisions of UN Rule No. 2 with those of the latest UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and the EU Directives.

79. WP.29 considered the future of the Agreement. Recalling the request of WP.29 to investigate possible improvements of the Agreement, the representative of CITA announced that the investigations of CITA were in the process and would likely be presented at the March 2015 session of WP.29. He volunteered to also prepare an updated proposal to fully align the draft UN Rules with the corresponding EU directives. The representative of the Russian Federation recalled that the requirements for vehicles in service were established by several legal instruments, which were recognized as equivalent by the majority of the countries. He noted that in current circumstances the international technical inspection certificate was not yet mutually recognized in comparison with other similar international certificates. He invited interested parties and the secretariat to work on possible solutions and report on this situation at the next Inland Transport Committee (ITC) session in February 2015.

8. Other business
8.1. Exchange of information on enforcement of issues on defects and non-compliance, including recall systems

80. WP.29 noted that the next meeting of the Enforcement Working Group would be held during the afternoon session of WP.29 on 13 November 2014.

WP.29-164-16 | 2014 update on enforcement policies and developments in the EU type-approval legislation for automotive products
8.2. Consistency between the provisions of the 1968 Vienna Convention and the technical provisions for vehicles of Regulations and gtrs adopted in the framework of the 1958 and 1998 Agreements

81. In the absence of the Secretary of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), the WP.29 secretariat reported on the adoption of amendments to the 1968 Vienna Convention during its recent session, held on 24-26 March 2014. He added that WP.1 had adopted an amendment to remove inconsistencies between the Vienna Convention and the agreements administered by WP.29. He clarified that this amendment would likely enter into force in September 2015. WP.1 also discussed the amendment to align the provisions on lighting and light-signalling with those of the 1958 Agreement. These amendments might be adopted at the March 2015 session of WP.1. He added that, in this respect, a Contracting Party should volunteer to notify this amendment to OLA.

8.3. Proposal for an Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide

82. WP.29 decided to consider this under agenda item 19.5.

WP.29/2014/81 | Proposal for an Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide The document prepared by the Electic Vehicles-Environment informal group to serve as a comprehensive guide to the worldwide landscape of environmentally-related requirements specific to electrified vehicles as of September 2013.
8.4. Proposal for amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1)

83. WP.29 noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/89 proposing Addendum 2 to M.R.1. to include specifications on the 50th percentile World Side Impact Dummy (WorldSID). The representative of Australia clarified that the proposal was a temporary solution to complement the new UN Regulation on PSI, awaiting the full set of drawings and specifications to be provided by the IWG dealing with side impact dummies in cooperation with ISO. WP.29 adopted the proposal and noted that consideration and vote would continue during the session of AC.3 (see para. 110).

WP.29/2014/89 | Proposal for amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) — Draft Addendum 2 Outline proposal for an Addendum 2 to M.R.1. to include specifications of the 50th percentile WorldSID side impact dummy.
8.5. Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS)

84. The Chair of GRSG informed WP.29 about the outcome of discussions in his Group on AECS. He stated that the main issue in discussions was the need to choose from three possible alternatives: (i) limitation of the scope of the UN Regulation to the vehicle while excluding issues on communication network and data transmission mechanisms, (ii) development of several UN Regulations, each one covering a technology class for a specific region, and (iii) development of a UN Regulation that includes three classes of AECS each covering the technologies used in Japan, the Russian Federation and the European Union regions respectively. He informed WP.29 that GRSG had agreed, in principle, to go forward with option (iii), but to continue discussion on option (i).

85. The representative of OICA presented WP.29-164-31. He stressed the importance of the principle of mutual recognition of type approval of the 1958 Agreement. Therefore, he raised his concern on covering vehicle systems and communication standards in different classes, which would prevent by definition the mutual recognition of type approvals not covering the same classes. He suggested limiting the scope of the Regulation to in-vehicle components and excluding communication technology classes specific to each region at this stage. The representative of CLEPA supported the position of OICA.

WP.29-164-31 | AECS: draft UN Regulation - Industry observations based on the current developments at the informal group

86. The representative of EU informed WP.29 about the ongoing discussions in the EU.

87. The representative of the Russian Federation, chairing the IWG on AECS, reported on the progress made by his Group. He stressed the need for Contracting Parties to ensure system’s operability in their different regions. He added that the IWG and GRSG would address this concern and try to prevent unnecessary additional requirements. He concluded that the IWG would prepare a progress report on the views of Contracting Parties for consideration at the next session of WP.29.

88. The representative of Japan raised a strong reservation on the consistency of option (iii) with the scope of the 1958 Agreement.

89. The representative of ITU reiterated his offer of cooperation with the IWG.

90. WP.29 agreed to resume discussions on this subject at its March 2015 session awaiting the outcome of the IWG.

8.6. Election of officers for the year 2015

91. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended by Amends. 1 and 2), the World Forum called for the election of officers on 12 November 2014. WP.29 elected Mr. B. Kisulenko (Russian Federation) as Chair and Mr. A. Erario (Italy) as Vice-Chair of the World Forum for 2015.

8.7. UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)

92. Due to time constraints, this item was deferred to the WP.29 March 2015 session.

WP.29-164-19 | UNECE Plan to implement the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) Excerpt concerning the activities of WP.29 from the UNECE report on its efforts to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.
8.8. Vehicle Indoor (Interior) Air Quality

93. WP.29 decided to consider this subject under agenda item 21.

WP.29-164-12 | Proposed Terms of Reference for an informal group on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality Proposal to establish an informal expert group with a mandate for the exchange of information and experiences concerning regulations, policy measures, and standardization efforts related to the chemical compounds used in vehicle interiors and the health of vehicle occupants. If warranted, the group would develop recommendations/guidelines for inclusion as a new annex to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (RE3) and the 1998 Agreement's Special Resolution No. 1 (SR1).
WP.29-164-12/Rev.2 | Terms of reference and rules of procedure for the Informal Working Group on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ): 2nd revision Proposal to establish an informal expert group with a mandate for the exchange of information and experiences concerning regulations, policy measures, and standardization efforts related to the chemical compounds used in vehicle interiors and the health of vehicle occupants. If warranted, the group would develop recommendations/guidelines for inclusion as a new annex to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (RE3) and the 1998 Agreement’s Special Resolution No. 1 (SR1) or as a combined Mutual Resolution covering both agreements.
8.9. Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSD)

94. WP.29 decided to consider this subject under agenda item 18.9.

WP.29-164-24 | Proposed Terms of Reference for an informal group on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing Pursuant to its defect investigations concerning the shattering of certain panoramic sunroofs, Korea proposes the establishment of an informal working group to prepare amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 and GTR No. 6 to specify test methods for evaluating panoramic sunroof glazing.
WP.29-164-25 | Request for a mandate to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 6 on Safety Glazing (Panoramic Sunroof Glazing) The main objective of this proposal is to develop an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 on Safety Glazing concerning clarification of the methods (e.g. 227g ball drop test), etc. for testing and evaluating the mechanical strength of toughened glass so that the safety of a panoramic sunroof is assured.
8.10. UNECE special session on air pollution and transport

95. Due to time constraints this item was deferred to the March 2015 session of WP.29 (see also para. 16).

8.11. Tributes to Messrs. B. Gauvin, M. Gorzkowski, J.-L. Marduel and S. McCauley

96. Mr. B. Gauvin informed WP.29 about his retirement from Chair of the World Forum. WP.29 wished all the best to Mr. Gauvin who had chaired for the last twenty-seven years. WP.29 thanked him cordially for all his efforts as well as his outstanding personal commitment and contributions to the global recognition and continuity of the activities of WP.29. Expressing the opinion of all members, the secretariat thanked Mr. Gauvin and wished him all the best for a long and happy retirement. The World Forum honoured him with a long-standing ovation. Mr. Gauvin thanked the WP.29 delegates and its secretariat and wished a continued successful future to WP.29 under the leadership of his successor. The representatives of the Russian Federation and of the United States of America awarded Mr. Gauvin with certificates from their Governments for his outstanding contribution to the harmonization of vehicle regulations.

97. Learning that Mr. M. Gorzkowski (Canada) and Mr. S. McCauley would no longer participate in the work of WP.29, the World Forum acknowledged their contributions to the activities of WP.29, to Mr. Gorzkowski for the excellent chairmanship of GRE for the last twelve years and to Mr. McCauley for the excellent cooperation and contributions to the World Forum. WP.29 wished Mr. Gorzkowski all the best and success in his new responsibilities and Mr. McCauley all the best for a long and happy retirement.

98. The representative of France, Mr. J.-L. Marduel (France), announced that he would retire and would no longer attend WP.29 sessions. The World Forum acknowledged his supportive contributions to the work of WP.29 and also wished him all the best for a long and happy retirement.

9. Adoption of the report

99. The World Forum adopted the report and its annexes on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat. The report includes the sections related to the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement and to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement.

10. Establishment of the Committee AC.1 under the 1958 Agreement

100. Of the 51 Contracting Parties to the Agreement, 38 were represented and established AC.1 for its fifty-eighth session held on 12 November 2014.

101. AC.1 invited Mr. B. Kisulenko, Vice-Chair of WP.29, to chair the session.

11. Proposals for amendments and corrigenda to existing Regulations and for new Regulations – Voting by AC.1
12. Establishment of the Executive Committee AC.3 under the 1998 Agreement

103. The forty-second session of the Executive Committee (AC.3) was held on 13 November 2014 and chaired by the representative of the United States of America. The representatives of 12 of the 34 Contracting Parties to the Agreement attended: Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

13. Monitoring of the 1998 Agreement: Reports of the Contracting Parties on the transposition of gtrs and their amendments into their national/regional law

104. AC.3 noted the information, as of 4 November 2014, on the status of the Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1073/Rev.11), the status of the priorities (based on WP.29-164-20 as reproduced in Annex IV to this report) of the Agreement and items on which the exchange of views should continue. AC.3 also noted that assistance may be obtained from the secretariat (Mr. E. Gianotti) concerning the obligations of Contracting Parties on the transposition process. Updated information on the status of the priorities is reproduced in Annex IV to the WP.29-164 session report.

WP.29-164-20 | Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates
14. Consideration and vote by AC.3 of draft gtrs and/or draft amendments to established gtrs
14.1. Proposal for a new draft gtr on tyres

The United States abstains due to the inability to quantify the benefits in terms of lives saved as required by US statutes caused by a current lack of resources to devote to the effort. All other Contracting Parties present vote in favor. The EU expresses its disappointment and stresses its belief that the effectiveness of the 1998 Agreement requires urgent attention.

WP.29-164-04 | Proposals to amend the draft GTR on Tyres and its final report Various editorial changes to correct minor errors in the draft documents relating to the GTR development timeline.
WP.29/2013/122 | Proposal for the final report on the Phase I development of the GTR on tires The background report on the development of the first phase of the Global Technical Regulation concerning uniform provisions for pneumatic radial tyres for passengers and light truck commercial vehicles, submitted by GRRF for approval by the World Forum.
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres Text of the new GTR on light vehicle radial tires as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session.
WP.29/2014/83 | Proposal for amendments to the global technical regulation on tyres Amendments to the draft GTR on light vehicle tires as agreed during the special 77th session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear.

105. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed draft UN GTR on tyres (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/63, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/83, WP.29-164-04) was established in the UN Global Registry on 13 November 2014 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa and Turkey.

106. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/122, WP.29-164-04) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/15) would be appended to the established UN GTR.

107. The United States of America voted to abstain on the UN GTR on tyres. The representative of the United States of America thanked France as sponsor, the United Kingdom for the chairmanship, and the tyre industry for the time and energy involved in the effort. He stated that the UN GTR offers a set of safety requirements that, in its entirety, no single country or region currently has and that, when implemented would truly increase vehicle safety worldwide. He further indicated that the United States of America abstained as it is not in a position to implement the UN GTR within a year due to resource constraints (according to the rules of the 1998 Agreement).

108. The representative of EU expressed his gratitude to the parties for their hard work to finalize the draft GTR on tyres and welcomed the positive vote by the Contracting Parties. He regretted that there had been one abstention and pointed out that the need for efficiency of the 1998 Agreement was more than urgent. The representative of ETRTO echoed a similar statement.

WP.29-164-04 | Proposals to amend the draft GTR on Tyres and its final report Various editorial changes to correct minor errors in the draft documents relating to the GTR development timeline.
WP.29/2013/122 | Proposal for the final report on the Phase I development of the GTR on tires The background report on the development of the first phase of the Global Technical Regulation concerning uniform provisions for pneumatic radial tyres for passengers and light truck commercial vehicles, submitted by GRRF for approval by the World Forum.
WP.29/2013/63 | Proposal for a global technical regulation on tyres Text of the new GTR on light vehicle radial tires as adopted by the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) at its 74th session.
WP.29/2014/83 | Proposal for amendments to the global technical regulation on tyres Amendments to the draft GTR on light vehicle tires as agreed during the special 77th session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear.
WP.29/AC.3/15 | Proposal to develop a global technical regulation concerning tyres of light vehicles
14.2. Proposal for Amendment 3 to gtr No. 4 (Worldwide Heavy-Duty Certification procedure (WHDC))

[Vote postponed until the March session. The GTR allows option between semi-validated HILS and fully validated power pack methods. US EPA believes there must be a robust understanding of the correlation between the two methods and the testing to build this understanding is incomplete. Therefore, while the US is committed to the GTR amendment, the US requests a delay. Canada and Japan support this request and need for the additional data.]

WP.29/2014/84 | Proposal for draft Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation No. 4 Draft Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 4 concerning heavy-duty hybrids as approved by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy.
WP.29/2014/85 | Proposal for the Technical Report on the development of Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation No. 4
WP.29/AC.3/29 | Proposal for the development of either amendments to gtr No. 4 adding a new emission test procedure for heavy-duty hybrid vehicles (HD-HV’S) or a new gtr

109. The representative of the United States of America kindly requested AC.3 to postpone consideration of draft Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 4 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2014/84, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/85 and the authorization to develop a corresponding amendment (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/29)) because his country was still performing tests on the potential differences between the two alternatives in the proposed Annexes 9 and 10 and on their implications. He added that the test results would probably be shared with the other Contracting Parties at the January 2015 session of GRPE. The Chair noted that another Contracting Party also requested a delay in the vote until their clearance process had been completed. The Contracting Parties welcomed the statements and agreed to postpone consideration of the amendment and the vote by AC.3 to the March 2015 session.

WP.29/2014/84 | Proposal for draft Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation No. 4 Draft Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 4 concerning heavy-duty hybrids as approved by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy.
WP.29/2014/85 | Proposal for the Technical Report on the development of Amendment 3 to Global Technical Regulation No. 4
WP.29/AC.3/29 | Proposal for the development of either amendments to gtr No. 4 adding a new emission test procedure for heavy-duty hybrid vehicles (HD-HV’S) or a new gtr
15. Consideration and vote by AC.3 of draft amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1)

[Australia, Canada, China, EU (voting on behalf of its constituent member-states), India, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey, and USA voted in favor. This amendment is considered a necessary stop-gap measure pending eventual completion of work on the WorldSID ATD.]

WP.29/2014/89 | Proposal for amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) — Draft Addendum 2 Outline proposal for an Addendum 2 to M.R.1. to include specifications of the 50th percentile WorldSID side impact dummy.

110. The proposed draft amendment to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/89) was submitted for consideration and vote, and was adopted on 13 November 2014 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

WP.29/2014/89 | Proposal for amendments to Mutual Resolution No. 1 (M.R.1) — Draft Addendum 2 Outline proposal for an Addendum 2 to M.R.1. to include specifications of the 50th percentile WorldSID side impact dummy.
16. Consideration of technical regulations to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates for gtrs, if any

111. AC.3 noted that no requests for listing were submitted. AC.3 agreed to consider reaffirming the candidate regulations listed in the compendium at the March 2015 session. Contracting Parties with regulations in the compendium were urged to review their regulations and confirm their desire to keep them in the compendium.

17. Guidance, by consensus decision, on those elements of draft gtrs that have not been resolved by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum, if any

112. The representative of EU, recalling the discussion at the previous AC.3 session on the possibility to either include OBD requirements for L-category in UN GTR No. 5 or to become a new UN GTR, reported that this item was still under consideration by the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles. AC.3 agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its March 2015 session.

18. Progress on the development of new gtrs and of amendments to established gtrs
18.1. GTR No. 2 (Worldwide Motorcycle emission Test Cycle (WMTC)) and other gtrs on environmental and propulsion unit requirements for L category of vehicles

113. The representative of EU, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG on EPPR for L-category vehicles, summarized the work progress of the group. He recalled the priorities defined by the group that addressed in a first stage: the Type 1 test, the crankcase and evaporative emissions as well as on-board diagnostics for powered two-wheelers. He announced that, given the timeline, an extension of the mandate might be necessary for the remaining issues that were not prioritized. He also announced that the next IWG session would be held in Geneva in January 2015. AC.3 agreed to resume discussion on the subject at its March 2015 session. The representative of IMMA added that the IWG recently reconfirmed the priority to ensure effective progress. This included a focus on the insertion of two-wheelers and then, progressively, three-wheelers and light four-wheelers into the scope of the work.

18.2. GTR No. 3 (Motorcycle braking)

114. The Chair of GRRF informed the Committee about the proposal for amendments to UN GTR No. 3 approved during the seventy-eighth session of GRRF. The representative of Italy informed AC.3 that the corresponding technical report would be submitted to GRRF at it seventy-ninth session in February 2015. The proposal and the report would be submitted to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration at their March 2015 sessions.

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

115. This agenda item was discussed together with item 14.2 (see para. 109 above).

18.4. GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)

116. The representative of the United Kingdom reported on the work progress of the IWG on Phase 2 of UN GTR No. 7 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/86). He informed AC.3 that some progress was made in improving quality and reproducibility of the [biofidelic] rear impact dummy (BioRID) as a test tool of the draft UN GTR. However, he added that more substantial progress was expected once that current test programme by the National Highway Administration (NHTSA) was finalized. Therefore, he announced that a Webex meeting was planned during the third week of November 2014 and another informal meeting in January 2015. Finally, he announced that the IWG was expected to submit an official proposal for the May 2015 session of GRSP.

WP.29/2014/86 | Fourth progress report of the Informal Working Group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 7 (Head restraints)
18.5. GTR No. 9 (Pedestrian safety)

117. The representative of the United States of America informed AC.3 that no substantial progress had been made by the IWG on the Injury Assessment Reference Values (IARVs) for the flexible lower legform (FlexPLI) to bumper test in the proposal for amendments to the UN GTR. AC.3 agreed to extend the mandate of the IWG until November 2015 to provide more time for ongoing research by Contracting Parties.

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

118. AC.3 agreed to consider WP.29-164-17 together with item 19.5. The Chair of GRPE provided a status report of the IWG on WLTP, stating that the work on Phase 1B was on schedule. He announced that the next IWG meeting would be held in India. AC.3 agreed to reconsider this agenda item at its March 2015 session.

WP.29-164-17 | Work of WLTP on electrified vehicles (EV): phase 1b, 2 and 3 This note outlines the next steps of WLTP IWG for the development of EV regulations, as supported by the European Commission, and indicates some areas of possible collaboration with the Electric Vehicles and the Environment IWG.
18.7. Draft GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS)

119. The representative of the United States of America informed the Committee that since the previous session, there had not been any meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS). He announced that the next meeting would be held in the third week of November 2014 in the Republic of Korea.

WP.29/2014/87 | Second progress report of the Informal Working Group on Electric Vehicle Safety This document is a progress report to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) on the development of the draft gtr for electric vehicle safety (EVS), as recommended by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its May 2014 session. An extension of the mandate for the informal working group (IWG) is requested.
18.8. Draft GTR on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV)

120. The representative of the United States of America informed the Committee that, since the previous session of AC.3 in June 2014, there had not been any meeting of the IWG on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV). The Chair of GRB recalled that GRB had agreed to develop, in parallel to the UN GTR on QRTV, a draft UN Regulation on QRTV under the 1958 Agreement. He added that GRB had, to this end, established a new IWG (see para. 29 above) that had already started its activities. He informed AC.3 that the next meetings of the new IWG would take place in December 2014 and January 2015. He added that, depending on the progress made by this IWG, GRB would discuss, at its next session in January 2015, whether a draft UN GTR on QRTV could be finalized within the deadline of November 2015 or whether WP.29 should be requested to extend it.

18.9. GTR No. 6 (Safety Glazing)

121. Referring to the decision taken by WP.29 under agenda item 8.9 (see para. 94 above), AC.3 considered the proposal of authorization to develop an amendment to the UN GTR (WP.29-164-25) and the draft ToR of the IWG (WP.29-164-24). AC.3 endorsed, in principle, the proposal of authorization and the establishment of the IWG as proposed by the representative of Korea. The secretariat was requested to distribute WP.29-164-25 with an official symbol for consideration at the March 2015 session. AC.3 agreed to resume consideration of a revised version of the ToR prepared by the IWG and then endorsed by GRSG at its May 2015 session.

WP.29-164-24 | Proposed Terms of Reference for an informal group on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing Pursuant to its defect investigations concerning the shattering of certain panoramic sunroofs, Korea proposes the establishment of an informal working group to prepare amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 and GTR No. 6 to specify test methods for evaluating panoramic sunroof glazing.
WP.29-164-25 | Request for a mandate to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 6 on Safety Glazing (Panoramic Sunroof Glazing) The main objective of this proposal is to develop an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 on Safety Glazing concerning clarification of the methods (e.g. 227g ball drop test), etc. for testing and evaluating the mechanical strength of toughened glass so that the safety of a panoramic sunroof is assured.
19. Items on which the exchange of views and data should continue or begin
19.1. Vehicle crash compatibility

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

19.2. Intelligent Transport Systems

123. The Chair of AC.3 recalled the discussion of this week on this subject (see agenda item 2.3, paras. 20 and 21). The representative of Japan stressed the need for rapid progress on this item. The representative of EU reported that this item was under discussion at the Council of Ministers of EU and that he anticipated being in the position to make a presentation about the expectations in terms of regulatory development and on future actions in the framework of WP.29.

19.3. Road illumination technologies

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

19.4. Harmonization of side impact

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

19.5. Electric vehicles and the environment

126. The representative of Canada introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/81, prepared by the IWG on EVE. AC.3 endorsed this proposal and requested the secretariat, together with the leadership team of EVE, to determine how to label and where to place the document on the UNECE website.

WP.29/2014/81 | Proposal for an Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide The document prepared by the Electic Vehicles-Environment informal group to serve as a comprehensive guide to the worldwide landscape of environmentally-related requirements specific to electrified vehicles as of September 2013.

127. The representative of Canada presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/88, proposing an extension to the mandate of EVE. The representative of EU introduced WP.29-164-07 expressing concerns on the drafted mandate in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/88.

WP.29-164-07 | Proposal for amendments to the request to develop electric vehicle environmental regulations The European Commission proposes to amend the draft EVE mandate in order to avoid overlap in the scope of work with other GRPE informal working groups whose scope includes aspects of electric vehicle environmental performance. In addition, the EC proposes an extended duration for the mandate given its assessment of the complexity of this effort.
WP.29/2014/88 | Authorization to conduct research and develop new regulations on environmental requirements for electric vehicles

128. The representative of Canada stated that EVE had taken note of the content of WP.29-164-17 and that WP.29-164-15 included the corresponding amendments. The representative of EU agreed with the draft proposal as amended WP.29-164-15. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/88 as amended by WP.29-164-15 and requested the secretariat to prepare the corresponding AC.3 document.

WP.29-164-15 | Proposal of amendments to the request to develop electric vehicle environmental regulations Modified request pursuant to the 12th session of the informal group on electric vehicles and the environment (EVE).
WP.29-164-17 | Work of WLTP on electrified vehicles (EV): phase 1b, 2 and 3 This note outlines the next steps of WLTP IWG for the development of EV regulations, as supported by the European Commission, and indicates some areas of possible collaboration with the Electric Vehicles and the Environment IWG.
WP.29/2014/88 | Authorization to conduct research and develop new regulations on environmental requirements for electric vehicles
19.6. Specifications for the 3-D H point machine

129. The representative of Germany informed AC.3 that a more detailed discussion on the ToR and the timeline for the mandate of IWG would be discussed at the December 2014 session of GRSP.

19.7. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCV) (Gtr No. 13) – Phase 2

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

19.8. New technologies not yet regulated

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

20. Proposals to develop new gtrs and/or amendments to established gtrs, not included under agenda items 18 and 19, if any

132. No new proposal was raised.

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

133. The representative of the Republic Korea recalled the discussion on this item at the previous session of AC.3. He introduced WP.29-164-12-Rev.2 proposing ToR and Rules of Procedure for the IWG on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ). AC.3 endorsed the proposed action plan to, in a first stage, collect information, review existing standards and develop recommendations. AC.3 noted the several aspects linked to VIAQ including safety matters. AC.3 agreed to refer this informal document to GRPE and to delete at this stage this subject of the AC.3 agenda. It was agreed that the Chair of GRPE would regularly report back to WP.29 and AC.3.

WP.29-164-12/Rev.2 | Terms of reference and rules of procedure for the Informal Working Group on Vehicle Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ): 2nd revision Proposal to establish an informal expert group with a mandate for the exchange of information and experiences concerning regulations, policy measures, and standardization efforts related to the chemical compounds used in vehicle interiors and the health of vehicle occupants. If warranted, the group would develop recommendations/guidelines for inclusion as a new annex to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (RE3) and the 1998 Agreement’s Special Resolution No. 1 (SR1) or as a combined Mutual Resolution covering both agreements.
22. Other business

134. The Chair of AC.3 noted with appreciation the contributions to the 1998 Agreement work by Messrs. S. McCauley, B. Gauvin, M. Gorzkowski and J.-L. Marduel.

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

135. Following the recommendation of WP.29, the Administrative Committee AC.4 did not convene (see paras. 12 and 18 above).

24. Amendments to Rules Nos. 1 and 2

136. No supplementary information was provided beyond agenda item 7.2. (see paras. 77 to 79 above).

25. Other business

137. No subject was raised under this item.