Session 107 | Geneva | 30 Sep-3 Oct 2014
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG/2014/21 | Provisional agenda for the 107th GRSG session
GRSG/2014/21/Add.1 | Addendum to the provisional agenda for the 107th GRSG session Annotated provisional agenda for the Fall 2014 session of the Working Party on General Safety.
GRSG-107-01 | Running order of the agenda for the 107th GRSG session
WP.29/1110 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 163rd session Reports of the meetings of the World Forum, 1958 Agreement, 1997 Agreement, and 1998 Global Agreement Contracting Parties held in Geneva during June 24-27.
2. Regulation No. 107 (M 2 and M 3 vehicles)
2. (a) Proposals for further amendments
GRSG/2014/22 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to align Annex 11 of UN R107 with Regulation (EU) 1230/2012. Annex 11 was originally based on EU Directive 97/27 EC (type approval of vehicles with regard to their masses and dimensions) which has now been replaced by Regulation (EU) 1230/2012, thus prompting the need for realignment.
GRSG/2014/31 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 The newly introduced systems to detect excessive temperatures and/or smoke enable the driver to act immediately to ensure the safety of the passengers. This implies the possibility of braking, stopping, or some other response which could impact other road users. Therefore, this proposal would require the hazard warning lights to be activated (which will require consideration by the WP.29 Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling Equipment). The proposal also proposes transitional provisions for the implementation of the new requirements.
GRSG-107-04 | Comments on the proposed amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 In document GRSG/2014/22, the EC proposes to align Annex 11 of UN R107 with Regulation (EU) 1230/2012 (type approval of vehicles with regard to their masses and dimensions). However, the volume and location of masses – including baggage masses – impacts many basic parameters of buses like total mass in running order, axle loads, CG position, etc. and related UN Regulations. This document raises issues for consideration during the review of the EC proposal.
GRSG-107-05 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 In document GRSG/2014/4, Hungary proposed to delete the provision that emergency windows shall be capable of being operated from outside the vehicle. This document provides a written justification for the proposal to enable its formal approval by GRSG.
GRSG-107-13 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal by Germany to amend the Swedish proposal (document GRSG/2014/6) to introduce approval provisions for automatic fire suppression systems activated upon the detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment of buses and coaches. This proposal would limit mandatory installation to Class III vehicles.
GRSG-107-14 | Amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 OICA comments on the proposal to introduce fire suppression systems for buses and coaches upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment (document GRSG/2014/6).
GRSG-107-19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to correct the calculation of total mass under the draft 05 and 06 series amendments intended to align Annex 11 of UN R107 with Regulation (EU) 1230/2012 (i.e., the amendments proposed in document GRSG/2014/22).
GRSG-107-25 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce fire suppression systems for buses and coaches upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment, superseding document GRSG/2014/6.
GRSG-107-32 | Fire suppression systems Comments in support of the proposal to introduce provisions for fire-suppression systems under UN R107.
GRSG-107-33 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to revise the text of document GRSG-107-25 on fire suppression systems to ensure that the provisions can be applied fully to natural gas and/or hydrogen-powered vehicles.
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.
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>
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.
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.
GRSG/2014/6 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce fire suppression systems for buses and coaches upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment.
2. (b) Requirements for service doors, windows and emergency exits
GRSG-107-05 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 In document GRSG/2014/4, Hungary proposed to delete the provision that emergency windows shall be capable of being operated from outside the vehicle. This document provides a written justification for the proposal to enable its formal approval by GRSG.
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.
3. Regulation No. 34 (Prevention of fire risks)
GRSG-107-17 | Proposal for amendments to the draft 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 34 The draft 03 series of amendments follows current UN guidelines for regulatory texts (document WP29/1044/Rev.1); however, a new version of the guidelines which uses a different phrasing for transitional provisions will soon be adopted. Therefore, OICA proposes using the new wording in the draft 03 series.
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.
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).
4. Regulation No. 39 (Speedometer)
GRSG/2014/32 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to include odometers within the scope of Regulation No. 39.
GRSG-107-20 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to modify the draft amendment to UN R39 that would introduce odometer requirements (document GRSG/2014/32). OICA proposes to change the definition of "odometer" to refer to the distance recorded rather than traveled and to delete the definition of "technical constant of the odometer".
GRSG-107-29/Rev.1 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 39 Amended proposal to include odometers within the scope of UN R39, deleting the reference to the "technical constant" and a provision for the installation of a replacement odometer.
5. Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG/2014/23 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Text prepared by Germany on behalf of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG) to introduce new provisions for windscreens and for laminated plastic panes other than windscreens.
GRSG-107-06 | Proposal for amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 Proposal to amend the test methods for toughened glass pursuant to Korean defect investigations involving the ceramic printed area of certain panoramic sunroofs.
GRSG-107-12 | Justifications for the proposed Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Explanations and arguments in support of the amendments to UN R43 proposed by the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing (IGPG) in document GRSG/2014/23.
GRSG-107-16 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to Regulation No. 43 Paragraph 5.3.1. refers to Appendix 8 of Annex 1. OICA believes that the reference should be to Appendix 10 of Annex 1 and so proposes this correction.
GRSG-107-21 | Proposal for amendments to regulation UN Regulation No. 43 This proposal aims to enable the use of thick glass panes for multiple glazed units which, in turn, requires omitting the head-form test in case of these units.
GRSG-107-22 | Panoramic Sunroof Issue - OICA/CLEPA comments on defects investigation and proposed regulatory text OICA and CLEPA comments on the Korean proposal to amend GTR No. 6 and UN Regulation No. 43 in response to issues identified in its defect investigation concerning panoramic sunroofs.
GRSG-107-24 | Proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 Proposal for an amendment to UN Regulation No. 43 to define a "reduced vision zone I" for vehicles of categories M and N other than M1. The goal is to extend the concept that already exists for M1 vehicles in order to enable the installation of sensors and cameras that improve driving safety.
WP.29/2014/67 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to define "small glazing" and to exempt such small glazing from headform testing.
GRSG-106-10 | Proposal for an amendment to UN GTR No. 6 Proposal to amend the methodology of the 227g ball drop test for toughened glass in order to assess its mechanical strength (resistance against outside impact). This proposal stems from Korean testing that demonstrated inadequate mechanical strength of toughened glass treated with ceramic printing.
6. Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG/2014/26 | Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to add field-of-vision provisions to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in narrow alleys and by-streets and other improvements to UN R46.
GRSG-107-10/Rev.1 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the proposed 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 46 Proposal to exclude M1 vehicles from the close-proximity field of vision requirements pursuant to the establishment of the international whole vehicle type approval system.
GRSP-107-31 | Revised proposal for a draft Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to require automatically folding/unfolding exterior mirrors to unfold automatically once the vehicle speed exceeds five km/h. This document supersedes documents GRSG-105-28 and GRSG/2014/17.
GRSG-107-34 | Status report of the informal working group on Camera-Monitor Systems Progress report from the group of experts working on provisions to enable the type approval of video systems in place of conventional rear-view mirrors.
7. Regulation No. 58 (Rear underrun protection)
GRSG-107-30 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 Proposal to amend the draft 03 series of amendments to UN R58 (document GRSG/2014/18).
GRSG-107-39 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 58 Revised proposal to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices, amending and superseding document GRSG/2014/18.
GRSG-106-32 | Comparison of proposed RUPD requirements between documents GRSG/2014/11 and GRSG/2014/18 Comparison of the OICA and German proposals to set new requirements for rear under-run protection devices.
GRSG/2014/18 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 58 Proposal to introduce more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices.
8. Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
GRSG/2013/29 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to introduce new provisions into Regulation No. 67 for preventing the flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa in order to address a potential safety risk in bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles.
GRSG-106-12 | Proposal for amendments to document GRSG/2013/29 In document GRSG/2013/29, the AEGPL proposed to introduce new provisions into Regulation No. 67 for preventing the flow of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the petrol or diesel tank, and vice versa in order to address a potential safety risk in bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles. At the 105th GRSG session, Germany requested a more detailed test procedure. Therefore, this proposal responds to the German request, improves certain descriptions of requirements, and provides comments to justify the various provisions.
9. Regulation No. 110 (CNG/LNG vehicles)
GRSG/2014/30 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Text prepared by the Netherlands and the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV/NGV Global) to clarify the provisions of Chapter 18 following the introduction of automatic valves (see report GRSG/84, para. 38).
GRSG/2014/28 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to clarify the provisions for the periodic inspection of pressure relief valves.
GRSG/2014/29 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to regulate the direction of discharging the pressure relief devices of CNG containers.
GRSG-107-03 | Corrigendum to document GRSG/2014/27 concerning amendments to Regulation No. 110
GRSG-107-02 | Terms of Reference to create an Informal GRSG group on NGV-R.110 Proposal to establish an expert working group to review and update the provisions of UN Regulation No. 110 in order to produce a new consolidated, harmonized version of the regulation.
GRSG-107-09 | Suggestions for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 Pursuant to research conducted in Japan, this document recommends amending UN R110 with regard to:<ol><li>Welded metal cylinders</li><li>Steel cylinders (CNG-1 cylinder) and Steel liner cylinders (CNG-2 cylinder)</li><li>Accessories fitted to the cylinder, and</li><li>Indication of cylinder and accessories fitted to the cylinder.</li></ol> The document also raises the possibility of further considerations concerning LNG cylinders.
GRSG-107-38 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to add a definition for "CNG Accumulator" and to revise a related decision tree flow chart.
GRSG-107-37 | Suggestions for amendments to UN Regulation No. 110 - Delayed fracture
GRSG-107-36 | Corrigendum to document GRSG/2014/30 concerning Regulation No. 110 Corrections to the proposal to clarify the provisions of Chapter 18 following the introduction of automatic valves (see report GRSG/84, para. 38).
GRSG-107-35 | Proposal to delay consideration of document GRSG/2014/29 Request to postpone consideration of the Dutch proposal concerning the discharge of natural gases from a pressure relief device (PRD) in anticipation of conclusions and best practices on the location and venting of PRD from a research program underway in the US.
GRSG/2014/27 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to introduce a new class of CNG components (Class 6) operating at a higher pressure.
GRSG-107-28 | ISO Standards 11439:2013 and 6722:2011 This file is password-protected. ISO provided these standards "for the sole purpose of review during UNECE GRSG regulations development for GRSG participants, and not for public posting or reproduction without ISO’s permission.” Parties involved with this work may contact the GRSG secretariat to obtain the password. ISO Standard 11439 concerns "High pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for automotive vehicles". ISO 6722 concerns '60 V and 600 V single-core cables -- Part 1: Dimensions, test methods and requirements for copper conductor cables".
10. Regulation No. 116 (Vehicle Alarm Systems)
GRSG-107-08 | UN Regulation No. 116 and innovative vehicle alarm systems/anti‐theft systems Input from Germany in response to the European Commission request (document GRSG-106-38) for input on the possible type approval of new systems that enable unlocking cars via smart phones and that send silent alarms to security services via the Internet.
GRSG-107-15 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 116 UN R116 specifies operating voltages and voltage limits. Current technology and intelligent battery management systems allow for precise control and definition of these parameters. This includes "intelligent" operating ranges in order to optimize energy management (CO2 emission reduction). Fixed operating voltage ranges are therefore unnecessary or even may hinder efforts for CO2 emission reduction in the future. OICA proposes language to modify the design-restrictive language.
GRSG-107-27/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 116 Proposal to delete provisions regarding the optical display of the status of the vehicle alarm system outside the passenger compartment in order to avoid driver distraction by and/or confusion of such exterior lighting with primary lighting and signaling equipment required under UN R48.
GRSG-106-38 | UN Regulation No. 116 and innovative vehicle alarm systems/ anti-theft systems European Commission request for input on the possible type approval of new systems that enable unlocking cars via smart phones and that send silent alarms to security services via the Internet.
11. Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour)
GRSG/2014/24 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to update the reference to ISO 6722 in the cable test (i.e. replace the reference to IS0 6722 paragraph 12 with a reference to ISO 6722-1:2011 paragraph 5.22).
GRSG-107-18 | Expanded justification for proposed amendments to Regulation No. 118 More detailed explanation of the proposal (document GRSG/2014/24) to update the reference to ISO 6722 in the cable test (i.e. replace the reference to "IS0 6722 paragraph 12" with a reference to "ISO 6722-1:2011 paragraph 5.22").
12. Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)
GRSG/2014/12 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to adapt the provisions for multi-function displays to technological progress. In principle, current displays can convey more information to the driver, including levels of severity or importance, while the current text was written when technologies were less flexible. As a result, the current provisions risk impeding the use of beneficial multi-function tell-tales. This text is based on informal document GRSG-105-21.
13. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval
GRRF-78-49 | Report to the GRRF on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval project
14. Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
GRSG/2014/25 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/78/Rev.3 on the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Proposal to add classifications covering agricultural trailers and towed agricultural machinery in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).
GRSG-107-07 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) European Commission proposal to revise the proposal of the GRE Informal Group on Agricultural Vehicle Lighting Installation (AVLI) to add new vehicle categories in the Consolidation Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles to cover agricultural trailers and towed machinery. The EC aims to bring the proposal and Regulation (EU) 167/2013 into alignment.
15. Accident Emergency Call Systems
GRSG-107-11 | 2nd progress report of the GRSG informal group on Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)
16. Election of Officers
17. Other business
GRSG-107-26/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 97 Proposal to delete provisions regarding the optical display of the status of the vehicle alarm system outside the passenger compartment in order to avoid driver distraction by and/or confusion of such exterior lighting with primary lighting and signaling equipment required under UN R48.
17. (a) Proposal for amendments to GTR No. 6 (Safety glazing)
GRSG-107-23 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum 2 to Global Technical Regulation No. 6 Correction to clarify that the scope of the GTR covers windscreens and panes for cars and trucks and to harmonize the text with ISO 3537/ UN R43. The present text could be read to limit the scope of windscreens and double window panes.
17. (b) Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 97 (Vehicle Alarm Systems(VAS))
GRSG-107-26/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 97 Proposal to delete provisions regarding the optical display of the status of the vehicle alarm system outside the passenger compartment in order to avoid driver distraction by and/or confusion of such exterior lighting with primary lighting and signaling equipment required under UN R48.
17. (c) Tribute to Mr. Anis Kanji-Nanji