GRB
Session 61 | Geneva | 27-29 Jan 2015
Attendance
Opening Remarks
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRB/2015/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 61st GRB session (January 2015)
GRB-61-04 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 61st GRB session
2. Regulation No. 28 (Audible warning devices)
GRB/2014/4 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 28 The current UN R28 test procedures specify voltages that cannot be reached by many vehicles' internal battery charges alone; however, the provisions can be met if the vehicle is warmed up and run at idle. Therefore, OICA proposes to allow vehicles to be run at idle during the test procedure. OICA also proposes to change the minimum sound level requirement for vehicles of category M and N and motorcycles of a power greater than 7 kW from 93 dB to 87 dB.
GRB-61-07 | Proposal for amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2014/4
GRB-61-12 | Proposal for draft amendments to UN Regulation No. 28 Proposal to update and clarify the text of UN R28.
3. Regulation No. 41 (Noise of motorcycles): Development
GRB/2015/2 | Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 Under the current 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 41, the engine speed should be measured during all tests in Annex 3 and Annex 7 (Additional sound emission provisions - ASEP). However, IMMA has found that there is very little difference between the measured and the calculated engine speed for a manual transmission (MT) vehicle (Annex, figure 1) and no impact on the test result (Annex, figure 2). Therefore, this proposal would introduce a calculated engine speed for MT vehicles and for continuously variable transmission (CVT)/automatic transmission (AT) with locked gear mechanism into UN Regulation No. 41.
GRB/2015/2/Corr.1 | Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 - Corrigendum Correction to the text of the proposed amendment to introduce a calculated engine speed for manual transmission vehicles and for continuously variable transmission (CVT)/automatic transmission (AT) with locked gear mechanism into UN Regulation No. 41.
GRB-61-11 | Proposal to amend R41-04 to formalize the GRB interpretation of the conformity of production In response to concerns that approval agencies may not grant manufacturers the additional 1dB for L(wot) on conformity of production tests as changes had been made to Annex 6 of R41-04, GRB issued an interpretation recorded in the report of its 56th session. However, IMMA believes that industry and agency personnel may still not be aware of the interpretation. Therefore, IMMA proposes to codify the interpretation within UN R41.
GRB/2015/2/Corr.2 | Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 - Corrigendum 2 Correction of typographical errors in the original proposal (document GRB/2015/2): "locked" instead of "rocked".
4. Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)
4. (a) UN R51 Development
GRB-61-05 | Japan’s comments on the proposed 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 51
GRB-61-08 | Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal to correct the Annex 7, paragraph 3.1. "Determination of the anchor point for each gear ratio" and a calculation symbol in paragraph 3.2.1 "Calculation of the slope of the regression line for each gear".
GRB/2015/3 | Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 This proposal further refines and clarifies the 03 series of amendments to UN R51 from Informal Working Group on UN Regulations Nos. 51 and 59. The 03 series was proposed in document GRB/2014/5 which was amended and then adopted by the Working Party on Noise during its 60th session. The proposal includes special provisional limits for Chinese micro-vehicles which are being reviewed by Japan.
GRB/2015/3/Corr.1 | Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 - Corrigendum Correction to the text proposed by the informal working group on the revision of UN Regulations No. 51 and No. 59 to further refine UN R51.
GRB/2014/5 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal from the expert group on UN R51 and UN R59 to update the provisions of UN Regulation No. 51.
WP.29/2015/3 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal from the expert group on UN R51 and UN R59 as approved by the GRB to update the provisions of UN Regulation No. 51.
GRB-61-19 | Consolidated proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 This document contains the consolidated text of proposals for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51, as adopted by GRB at its sixtieth and sixty-first sessions: - ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/58, para. 5, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2014/5, as amended by Annex III to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/58;1 and - ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/59, paras. 8-10, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2015/3 and Corr.1, as amended by Annex III to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/59. Following a decision of GRB, this consolidated text will be submitted to the June 2015 session of WP.29 for consideration and possible adoption.
4. (b) Additional sound emission provisions
5. Regulation No. 59 (Replacement silencing systems)
GRB/2015/4 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 59 Further refinements to the 02 series of amendments prepared by the Informal Working Group on UN Regulations Nos. 51 and 59. This submission proposes to clarify the amended text of document GRB/2014/6 which was approved during the 60th session of the Working Party on Noise and sent to WP.29 for consideration to adopt.
6. Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
7. Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling noise and wet grip adhesion)
GRB/2014/8 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 At the 58th GRB session, the expert from ETRTO introduced GRB-58-02, proposing new time measurement accuracy for instrumentation involved in the rolling resistance method (Annex 6 of the UN Regulation). The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRB-58-13, arguing that this change of accuracy was not needed for Annex 6. This present revised proposal has been prepared the ETRTO and approved by Russia.
GRB-61-06 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117 Proposal from Japan, pursuant to the discussion of document GRB/2014/8 during the previous GRB session, to correct perceived inconsistencies in time measurement accuracy in annex 6.
GRB-61-09 | Method of deceleration measuring and data processing for tyre rolling resistance determination Pursuant to the introduction of the deceleration method for measuring tire rolling resistance using the dω/dt approach (“Deceleration Calculator”) proposed by NAMI and accepted by GRB, UTAC (France) provides information on the results of tests conducted to confirm repeatability and reproducibility of the new method using different machines.
GRB-61-14 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117 Proposal to update the test-track references to the recently published ISO 10844:2014.
GRRF/2015/9 | Proposal for a corrigendum of Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Proposal to restore transitional provisions incorrectly deleted by Supplement 6 to the 02 series of amendments.
GRB-60-17 | ISO 10844: Comparison of 2014 version against 2011 version
8. Collective amendments: Additional provisions for Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92
GRB/2015/5 | Proposals for amendment to Regulations Nos. 9, 41 and 63 The purpose of this proposal is to update the reference to the latest version of the ISO 10844 and to introduce transitional provisions for the shift of the test track requirements from ISO 10844: 1994 to ISO 10844: 2014.
GRB-61-13 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 9, 41, and 63 The purpose of this proposal is to update the reference to the latest version of the ISO 10844 and to introduce transitional provisions for the shift of the test track requirements from ISO 10844: 1994 to ISO 10844: 2014. This proposal supersedes document GRB/2015/5.
9. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
GRB-60-03 | Potential benefits of Triple-A tyres in the Netherlands "Quick scan" study prepared for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment to evaluate the potential of "triple A" tyres to improve vehicle safety, noise emssions, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions. Tyres in the EU are labeled to convey information on their energy efficiency, safety, and noise performance. Triple A refers to tyres receiving the highest ratings across these three criteria.
GRB-60-08 | Tyre noise limits of EC/661/2009 and ECE R117: Evaluation based on sold tyres in the Netherlands Memorandum to the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in response to its request for research into<ul><li>the effect of the present tyre Regulations on the exterior noise levels of tyres</li><li>comparison of the tyre noise levels in the present distribution with the limit values defined in the tyre Regulations</li><li>definition of the levels of "present-day technology and ambitious technology on base of the distribution of levels found in the present tyre population".</li></ul>
GRB-60-08/Add.1 | Shifts in tyre sound levels between 2007 and 2013 (Addendum)
GRB-60-13 | Presentation on "quiet road surfaces" and their impact on rolling noise
GRB-60-14/Rev.1 | Triple-A tyres – benefits for environment, noise, safety and economy Tyres in the EU are labeled to convey information on their energy efficiency, safety, and noise performance. Triple A refers to tyres receiving the highest ratings across these three criteria. This presentation reviews data collected on the advantages demonstrated by such triple-A tyres.
GRB-61-01 | A noise label for motor vehicles: towards quieter traffic
GRB-61-03 | Possible future tyre noise limits Presentation of the benefits envisioned by the Netherlands from the use of AAA tyres.
GRB-61-03/Add.1 | Possible future tyre noise limits (presentation)
GRB-61-18 | ETRTO comments on GRB-60-08, GRB-60-12, GRB-60-14-Rev.1 and GRB-61-03
GRB-61-17 | Draft interstate standard on internal noise Update on Russian developments and perspectives regarding the regulation of vehicle interior noise levels.
GRB-61-01/Add.1 | A noise label for motor vehicles: towards quieter traffic (presentation)
10. Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions
GRB-60-04 | Dutch Government leaflet on "Quiet Road Surfaces" This leaflet gives a short introduction for those who wants to explore the benefits and common pitfalls of silent road surfaces in urban situations.
GRB-60-04/Add.1 | Quiet road surfaces: Eurocities working group noise
GRB-61-16 | Traffic noise and motorway pavements
11. Quiet road transport vehicles
GRB/2012/6 | Draft Recommendations for a Global Technical Regulation Regarding Audible Vehicle Alerting Systems for Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Draft recommendations from the informal group on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles pursuant to their deliberations on the risks such vehicles poses to vulnerable road users.
GRB-61-02 | Draft UN Regulation concerning the approval of Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Draft proposal for minimum sound requirements (via an audible alerting signal) for low noise vehicles (e.g., electric vehicles).
GRB-61-10 | Presentation on the draft UN Regulation concerning the audibility of quiet road transport vehicles
GRB-61-15 | WBU statement on the proposed quiet road transport vehicles regulations
12. Definitions and acronyms in Regulations under the responsibility of GRB
GRB-57-12 | UN Regulation No. 63: Acronyms and Abbreviations IMMA contribution towards the World Forum project to codify and harmonize technical terms and abbreviations used across its regulations.
GRB-57-18 | Proposal for a list of Acronyms and Abbreviations to Regulation No. 51 List of acronyms and abbreviations contained in Regulation No. 51 prepared by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).
13. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
WP.29/2015/35 | Proposal for draft amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicle (R.E.3) Proposal as approved by the GRE and GRSG to add classifications covering agricultural trailers and towed agricultural machinery in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3).
14. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
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.
15. Highlights of the November 2014 session of WP.29
GRB-61-04 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 61st GRB session
16. Exchange of views regarding the future work of GRB
17. Other business
WP.29-164-26 | Use of private standards in Regulations managed by WP.29 - Best practices
18. Provisional agenda for the sixty-second session