GRB
Session 62 | Geneva | 1-3 Sep 2015
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRB/2015/6 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 62nd GRB session
GRB-62-04 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 62nd GRB session
2. Regulation No. 28 (Audible warning devices)
GRB/2015/7 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to Regulation No. 28 Proposal to update and clarify the regulation. The proposal refines definitions, removes the "AWD" abbeviation for "audible warning device" to avoid confusion with its more common use for "all wheel drive", adds T category agricultural vehicles to the scope, modifies some administrative communications, and proposes three-direction acoustic measurements.
GRB-62-20 | Proposal to correct ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2015/7 Proposal for corrections to the draft Supplement 5 to the regulation. The draft supplement aims to refine definitions, removes the “AWD” abbeviation for “audible warning device” to avoid confusion with its more common use for “all wheel drive”, adds T category agricultural vehicles to the scope, modifies some administrative communications, and proposes three-direction acoustic measurements.
GRB-62-18 | Comments on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2015/7 Comments on the draft Supplement 5 to the UN R28. The draft supplement aims to refine definitions, removes the “AWD” abbeviation for “audible warning device” to avoid confusion with its more common use for “all wheel drive”, adds T category agricultural vehicles to the scope, modifies some administrative communications, and proposes three-direction acoustic measurements.
GRB-62-21/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2015/07 Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 5 to the UN R28. The draft supplement aims to refine definitions, removes the “AWD” abbeviation for “audible warning device” to avoid confusion with its more common use for “all wheel drive”, adds T category agricultural vehicles to the scope, modifies some administrative communications, and proposes three-direction acoustic measurements.
3. Regulation No. 41 (Noise emissions of motorcycles): Development
GRB/2015/8 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 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. The proposal formalizes the interpretation as an explicit provision of the regulation.
GRB-62-05 | Proposal to correct Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 Correction of two minor reference errors contained in the proposal for Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 which was adopted during the March 2015 session of WP.29.
GRB-62-15 | Proposal for a supplement to UN Regulation No. 41 The current text of UN R41 provides an allowance that increases the noise limit value by 1 dB(A) for motorcycles tested only in second gear under Annex 3. This allowance expires on 1 January 2017. IMMA proposes to extend this allowance until 1 January 2018 in response to the delayed implementation of UN R41-04 in the EU (2016 instead of planned 2014).
4. Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)
4. (a) Regulation No. 51: Development
WP.29/2015/62 | Proposals for 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-62-19/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 51-03 Proposal to clarify the wording of the 03 series of amendments to UN R51 as adopted by the World Forum in June 2015 (document WP.29/2015/62). The adopted wording could lead to the interpretation that sound levels measured on the left side of the vehicle are mixed by calculation with sound levels measured on the right side of the vehicle. The proposed new wording clarifies that the overall sound emission is assessed individually per vehicle side.
4. (b) Regulation No. 51: Additional sound emission provisions
5. Regulation No. 59 (Replacement silencing systems)
6. Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
7. Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)
GRB/2015/9 | Proposal for a new Regulation concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles
GRB-62-09 | Statistics of tyre noise label values in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tyres At the GRB meeting in January 2015 the Netherlands introduced a justification and proposal for future tyre noise limits (document GRB-61-03). During the discussion, it was suggested to investigate whether difference in performance existed between Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tyres and replacement tyres, noting that the transitional provisions in EC/661/2009 take into account the earlier introduction of noise limits of OEM tyres mounted on new vehicle types. Therefore, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment asked M+P to investigate the statistics of tyre noise label values in OEM tyres in more detail.
GRB-62-09/Add.1 | Statistics of tyre noise label values in OEM tyres (presentation)
GRB-62-11 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 117 Proposal to increase the stringency of tyre noise limits from 1 November 2020.
GRB-62-11/Add.1 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 117 (presentation) Presentation in support of the proposal to increase the stringency of tyre noise limits from 1 November 2020.
GRB-62-17 | Comments on tyre noise performance and proposal for higher stringecy ETRTO comments raising concerns over the validity of the Dutch dataset used to support the proposal for higher tyre-noise stringency.
GRRF/2015/27 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 54 and Regulation No. 117 Proposal to modify the marking requirements to replace PSI with kilopascals ("kPa"). The intent is to harmonize the pressure indication and avoid confusion between UN Regulation No. 54 and US FMVSS 119 or FMVSS 139.
GRRF/2015/32 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 117 Proposal to: a) Align definitions and content with the other tyre regulations (UN Regulations Nos. 30, 54, 75 etc.); b) Include a definition of “manufacturer” extracted from the resolution “R.E.3”; c) Adopt a common definition and use of the terms “Manufacturer’s name”, “Brand name”, “Trademark”, “Trade description” and “Commercial name” and their links; and d) Add information in the certificate to enable approval authorities to more easily understand the products the certificate addresses.
8. Collective amendments
GRB-62-06/Rev.1 | Proposals to clarify provisions in Regulations Nos. 9, 41, 63 and 92 Proposal to specify that conditioning of exhaust or silencing systems is required only in cases where the fibrous materials are in contact with exhaust gases because there is no possibility for the dispersion of fibrous materials under any other condition.
9. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
GRB-62-01 | Potential benefits of Triple-A tyres in Rotterdam city
GRB-62-02/Rev.1 | Report on the "Potential benefits of energy-efficient tyres and correct tyre pressure maintenance" for public vehicles in the Netherlands
GRB-62-07 | ISO Activity on Interior Noise - ISO 5128
GRB-62-10 | Plans for China vehicle noise standards working group Presentation on China's international noise standards working group activities and program for future development of vehicle noise and silencing system durability requirements.
GRB-62-12 | Overview of the "Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Noise Reduction“ Presentation on Japanese vehicle noise activities, including alignment with UN Regulations and subsequent abolition of certain current Japanese regulatory requirements (e.g. cruising noise, etc.).
GRB-62-13/Rev.1 | The trend of noise regulation in Japan Presentation of Japan's plans for phasing in UN R41, UN R51 (Phase 2, but not Phase 3 limits), and UN R117 requirements.
GRB-62-14 | A Policy Indicator for Road Traffic Noise Emission Paper describing the development and application of a method for determining benefits of tyre noise reduction efforts in terms of the number of people impacted.
GRB-62-14/Add.1 | A Policy Indicator for Road Traffic Noise Emission (presentation) Presentation on the Dutch-developed methodology for assessing the impact of changes to tyre and vehicle noise standards.
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-62-23 | Traffic noise: can the poro-elastic road surface help? Presentation on low-noise pavements and the PERSUADE (PoroElastic Road SUrface for Avoiding Damage to the Environment) project.
11. Quiet road transport vehicles
GRB/2015/9 | Proposal for a new Regulation concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles
GRB-62-03 | World Blind Union statement on the proposed quiet vehicles regulation WBU and European Blind Union statement critical of the current draft UN Regulation for failing to adequately address the needs of the visually impaired.
GRB-62-22 | Update on the development of a UN Regulation on QRTV
GRB-62-16 | Quiet car research Presentation by Dr. Edward C. Bell, Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness, Louisiana Tech University.
12. Acronyms and abbreviations in Regulations under the responsibility of GRB
WP.29-165-17 | Acronyms/abbreviations in Vehicle Regulations Reference prepared by the WP.29 secretariat
WP.29-165-16 | Definitions and acronyms/abbreviations in Vehicle Regulations Status report on the work to harmonize definitions and terms.
13. Proposals for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
14. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
GRB-62-24 | Definition of a vehicle type for IWVTA and extension of approvals
15. Highlights of the March and June 2015 sessions of WP.29
GRB-62-04 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 62nd GRB session
16. Exchange of views regarding the future work of GRB
GRB-62-08 | Future GRB topics Table of potential areas for future GRB work prepared during an informal meeting held in Paris during 2-3 July 2015.
GRB-62-08/Rev.1 | GRB subjects for the future GRB-62 post-session review of future noise regulation development based upon the results of the GRB Informal meeting held in Paris during 2-3 July 2015.
17. Other business
18. Provisional agenda for the sixty-third session
19. Election of officers