Session 109 | Geneva | 29 Sep-2 Oct 2015
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG/2015/19/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 109th GRSG session
GRSG/2015/19 | Provisional agenda for the 109th GRSG session
GRSG-109-01 | Running order of the agenda of the 109th session of GRSG
2. Regulation No. 107
2. (a) Proposals for further amendments
GRSG-109-02 | Corrigendum to the proposed Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Editorial corrections to document WP.29/2015/88 proposing to introduce fire suppression systems for buses and coaches upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment.
GRSG-109-05 | Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to correct that apparent omission of paragraph 7.5.1.5 in Annex 3 in the formal proposal to introduce mandatory fire suppression systems in certain buses and coaches (document GRSG/2015/32).
GRSG/2015/32 | Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to mandate fire suppression systems on vehicles of Classes I and II as a new 07 series of amendments to UN R107. It is mainly based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6/Rev.1, amended as reproduced in GRSG-108-51, submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/88).
GRSG/2015/20 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to clarify the requirements concerning the height of steps in vehicles which comply with Annex 8.
WP.29/2015/88 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to introduce mandatory requirements for fire suppression systems for Class III buses and coaches (and optional requirements for other classes) activated upon detection of fire in the engine and/or heater compartment. This proposal also extends the treatment of rear-view mirrors to any camera-monitor systems used in place of rear-view mirrors.
GRSG/2015/21 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to redefine the measurement criteria for determining appropriate seat spacing in order to address observed cases where adequate spacing is not achieved even though the current criteria are fulfilled. The type approval authorities of the member states of the European Union (TAAM) discussed the proper interpretation of the text of the Regulation in the case of seats with a central recess (sunken area) and decided that the text of the Regulation needed to be modified in order to provide an adequate method to measure the H dimension.
GRSG/2015/31 | Proposal for a Corrigendum to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 The aim of this corrigendum is to correct the text of the Regulation and to restrict the mandatory application of the requirements on dedicated areas for prams and pushchairs to Class I vehicles.
GRSG/2015/33 | Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Pursuant to the proposal to enable the use of autonomous compressed natural gas (CNG) heaters for the purpose of heating the engine coolant under UN R110, this proposal would require that the alarm system and fire suppression system (required through paragraph 7.5.1.5. as amended by Supplement 4 to 06 series of amendments) be activated as soon as the heater is in function and even if the engine is not operational.
GRSG/2015/34 | Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Incident reports confirm that occupants of exposed seats have been thrown forward during heavy braking or vehicle impact conditions, often sustaining head injuries from contact with the vehicle floor or other hard structure. Seats particularly affected are those located immediately to the rear of an open wheelchair or buggy space. This proposal aims to reduce this risk by extending existing requirements for exposed seats adjacent to step wells to apply to other exposed seats where there is a risk of the occupant being thrown forward.
GRSG-109-16 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 UN R107 includes a provision to prevent a folding seat used by the crew from obstructing the view of the exterior rear-view mirror. GRSG approved the Netherlands proposal (document GRSG/2015/14) to apply this restriction to rear-view camera monitors. Germany submits, however, that because the positioning of monitors inside the vehicle differs from that of exterior mirrors, direct application of these requirements may result in positioning below the line of sight and therefore proposes to clarify the requirement to ensure safe installation of rear-view monitors and mirrors.
GRSG/2015/14 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 UN R107 includes a provision to prevent a folding seat used by the crew from obstructing the view of the exterior rear-view mirror. In light of the proposed amendment to introduce camera-monitor systems into UN R46 (indirect vision), this proposal would extend the same treatment to CMS used in the place of rear view mirrors.
GRSG-109-03 | Brief introduction to statistical study of bus accidents Discussion of the state of accident statistics and other data to support the development of coach and bus safety requirements.
GRSG-109-26 | Introduction to the statistical study of bus accidents-Are the buses safe or not?
2. (b) Requirements for service doors, windows and emergency exits
GRSG-109-11 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to clarify provisions concerning the deactivation of emergency door controls to prevent doors from being opened while the vehicle is in motion. The proposal specifies the focus on interior controls and would reduce the speed threshold for deactivation from 5 km/h to 3 km/h based on reports from bus operators.
GRSG/2015/18 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal for a new paragraph 7.6.5.2. in Annex 3 to clarify that deactivation of emergency controls at speeds lower than 5 km/h should be permitted taking into consideration that the opening in emergency is ensured according to the provisions of paragraph 7.6.5.1. Paragraph 7.6.5.2. is renumbered and amended to correct the speed at which the control has to be reactivated. The amended paragraphs align the requirements to those on overnight-locking systems.
3. Regulation No. 34
GRSG/2015/25 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 34 Proposal to correct an oversight by aligning the “alternative procedures” provisions of the regulation with the previously adopted amendment of the regulation that raised the rear-impact speed to between 48 and 52 km/h (03 series of amendments).
GRSG/2015/26 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 34 Proposal to align the draft 03 series (document WP.29/2014/65) with other UN Regulations and Indian standards by limiting the upper weight threshold of the total permissible mass of M1 and N1 vehicles to 2.5 tonnes (rather than the current 2.8 tonnes).
4. Regulation No. 39
GRSG-109-04 | Comments on informal document GRSG-108-38 on Regulation No. 39 FIA responses to question raised by OICA's critique of the proposed odometer requirements and the ensuring discussion during the May 2015 GRSG session.
GRSG-109-13 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to allow for the approval of speedometers and odometers that display figures either in km/h or mph (but not both simultaneously) provided that the driver is enabled to select between the metric or imperial measurement display modes.
5. Regulation No. 43
GRSG/2015/22 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to clarify the specification of the abrasion test machine.
GRSG-109-10 | Supplement to document GRSG/2015/4 (UN Regulation No. 43) Clarification that the proposal to exclude multi-layer glazed windows from the head impact requirements of UN R43 does not directly relate to the work or recommendations of the Informal Group on Plastic Glazing.
GRSG/2015/4 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 This proposal aims to enable the use of thick glass panes for multiple glazed units which, in turn, requires exempting such configurations from the head-form test.
GRSG/2015/3 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to define a reduced vision zone I for vehicles of categories M and N other than M<sub>1</sub>.
6. Regulation No. 46
GRSG/2015/23 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to clarify that fully integrated surveillance mirrors may be mounted below 2 metres in cases where they are integrated in a housing including one or more Class II or III mirrors.
GRSG-109-20 | Study of pedestrian fatalities in low-speed vehicle accidents in Japan Presentation on low-speed vulnerable road user accidents, especially to the sides and rear of the vehicle, suggesting need for rear-view countermeasures (e.g., UN R46).
7. Regulation No. 58
GRSG-108-32 | Draft amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 58 and 73 UN Regulations Nos. 58 and 73 contain exemptions which can be applied by an approval authority and we are concerned that a vehicle which is correctly approved using such an exemption cannot then be required to have an RUPD or sideguards. The UK seeks the views of GRSG on how the wording of the exemptions may be improved to ensure that as many vehicles as possible are fitted with RUPD and sideguards.
8. Regulation No. 60
GRSG-109-18 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 60 Revised proposal, taking into account comments from the previous GRSG session, to allow for small variations in the presentation of motorcycle telltales and control symbols that do not deviate to such an extent as to cause confusion.
GRSG-108-47 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 60 Proposal to allow for small variations in the presentation of motorcycle telltales and control symbols that do not deviate to such an extent as to cause confusion.
9. Regulation No. 67
GRSG/2015/35 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to amend UN R67 to allow for limited flows of petrol into the LPG tank of dual fuel vehicles.
GRSG-109-12 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to revise the AEGPL proposal concerning dual fuel systems (GRSG/2015/35). The proposal introduces ISO 26262:2011 (functional safety of electric/electronic systems) as the basis for assessing safety functions. Germany proposes to require resistance against diesel fuel in addition to petrol fuel (Annex 18). Furthermore, the proposal would require manufacturers to provide a full listing of the parts incorporated within the system to ensure that testing services and approval authorities have a clear understanding of any elements that may be safety-related.
GRSG-109-14 | ISO/TC22/SC41: Specific aspects for gaseous fuels
GRSG-109-15 | AEGPL presentation on the proposed 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 Presentation on the proposal to allow for limited flows of petrol into the LPG tank of dual fuel vehicles.
GRSG-109-21 | Proposal for amendments to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to amend UN R67 to allow for limited flows of petrol into the LPG tank of dual fuel vehicles, taking into account comments received during the 109th GRSG session.
10. Regulation No. 73
GRSG-109-17 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 73 Proposal to delete the exclusion of "vehicles designed and constructed for special purposes where it is not possible, for practical reasons, to fit lateral protection devices" from the text. The UK submits that paragraphs 13 and 16 provide specific provisions that address this situation whereas the exclusion clause allows for a broader interpretation that unnecessarily limits the use of lateral protection devices.
11. Regulation No. 110
GRSG/2015/27 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to remove the provisions for welded constructions of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders or metal liners, including high-strength steel CNG cylinders.
GRSG/2015/36 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to enable the use of autonomous CNG heaters for the heating of engines before the vehicle is in service.
GRSG-109-08 | Draft amendments to document GRSG/2015/27 Amendments by Japan to its proposal to remove the provisions for welded constructions of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders or metal liners, including high-strength steel CNG cylinders.
GRSG-109-14 | ISO/TC22/SC41: Specific aspects for gaseous fuels
GRSG-109-22 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal as adopted by the 109th GRSG session to revise the provisions for welded constructions of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders or metal liners, including high-strength steel CNG cylinders. This proposal has been integrated with the proposal to regulate the discharge direction of pressure relief devices on CNG containers adopted by the 108th session. This document will be submitted as a revision to WP.29/2015/90 at the November 2015 World Forum session.
GRSG-109-22/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 110 Revised proposal as adopted by the 109th GRSG session to revise the provisions for welded constructions of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders or metal liners, including high-strength steel CNG cylinders. This proposal has been integrated with the proposal to regulate the discharge direction of pressure relief devices on CNG containers adopted by the 108th session. This document will be submitted as a revision to WP.29/2015/90 at the November 2015 World Forum session.
12. Regulation No. 116
WP.29/2015/87 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 97 Proposal as approved by the GRSG 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.
WP.29/2015/91 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to Regulation No. 116 Proposal as approved by the GRSG 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/2015/7 | Proposal for draft 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. This proposal would allow varying operating voltage ranges according to the battery technology used to remove this restriction impact such advanced designs.
13. Regulation No. 118
GRSG/2015/29 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to clarify the scope and the application of the regulation. The proposal clarifies that the provisions concern any cable used in the entire vehicle, not only to those in the interior compartment, engine compartment and separate heater compartment. The proposal also clarifies that the regulation applies not only to electric cables, but also to cable sleeves or cable conduits and it updates the reference to paragraph 5.22. of ISO 6722-1:2011. Specifically, the proposal would apply testing to electric cables, cable sleeves, and cable conduits that exceed a length of 100 mm.
GRSG-109-06 | Proposal for Corrigendum to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Correction to the type-approval communication form. Paragraph 6.6.2. does not exist in the Regulation No. 118. The form evidently should read Paragraph 6.2.2.
GRSG-109-09 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 This proposal supersedes document GRSG/2015/28 which would apply testing only to any electric cables, cable sleeves, and cable conduits that exceed a length of 100 mm. Germany's proposal is for the World Forum to first adopt the sister proposal in document GRSG/2015/29, clarifying the scope and application of UN R118 with regard to cables, and then adopt this present proposal in a subsequent stage as a new series of amendments to UN R118.
GRSG/2015/29/Corr.1 | Corrigendum to the proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Editorial corrections to the proposal to clarify the scope and the application of the regulation with regard to cable provisions.
GRSG/2015/28 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to clarify the scope and the application of the regulation. The proposal clarifies that the regulation applies to “the burning behaviour of electric cables and cable sleeves or cable conduits used in the vehicle” and it updates the reference to paragraph 5.22. of ISO 6722-1:2011. Specifically, the proposal would apply testing to electric cables, cable sleeves, and cable conduits that exceed a length of 100 mm.
14. Regulation No. 121
GRSG/2015/24 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to add a telltale and symbols for “Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)”.
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.
15. Regulation No. 125
GRSG-109-19 | Information on requirements for driver assistance systems for heavy goods vehicles addressing blind spot accidents Information on BASt research into heavy vehicle accidents and fatalities involving cyclists. Germany intends to propose the mandatory installation of blind-spot detection systems for such vehicles.
GRSG-109-23 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 125 Proposal to modify UN R125 in line with the proposed amendment to UN R46 (indirect vision) that introduces the use of camera-monitor systems (CMS) in place of rear-view mirrors (i.e., document GRSG/2015/2). This proposal is part of a package of proposals to amend the UN Regulations impacted by the amendment to UN R46 and would extend the provisions for rear-view mirrors to CMS devices.
GRSG-109-23/Rev.1 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 125 Revised proposal, pursuant to the discussions at the 109th GRSG session, to modify UN R125 in line with the proposed amendment to UN R46 (indirect vision) that introduces the use of camera-monitor systems (CMS) in place of rear-view mirrors (i.e., document GRSG/2015/2). This proposal is part of a package of proposals to amend the UN Regulations impacted by the amendment to UN R46 and would extend the provisions for rear-view mirrors to CMS devices.
GRSG-108-33 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 125 An accident occurred where an N1 security vehicle fatally injured a child who was crossing the entrance to a supermarket car park. The vehicle had been modified from the original specification of the manufacturer by the removal of the side windows and the fitting of plastic glazing on both sides of the driver’s cab area, and a frame of strengthening material fitted to the replacement glazing. This reduced the side vision for the driver of the vehicle. Since UN R125 applies to M1 vehicles, the UK seeks guidance from GRSG on the application of UN R125 provisions to N1 vehicles.
GRSG/2015/8 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 125 Proposal to modify UN R125 in line with the proposed amendment to UN R46 (indirect vision) that introduces the use of camera-monitor systems (CMS) in place of rear-view mirrors (i.e., document GRSG/2015/2). This proposal is part of a package of proposals to amend the UN Regulations impacted by the amendment to UN R46 and would extend the provisions for rear-view mirrors to CMS devices.
16. Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS)
GRSG-109-24 | Progress report of GRSG informal group on Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS)
17. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
GRSG-109-25 | Report to GRSG from ambassador to IWVTA
GRSG-104-39/Rev.3 | Priority of Discussion on Technical Requirements for IWVTA under the purview of GRSG
GRSG-108-49 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 116 Proposal developed by the IWVTA informal group to highlight concerns over the ambiguity of Regulation No. 116, especially with regard to whether the installation of vehicle immobilizer systems is mandatory. IWVTA is requesting WP.29 for clarification and resolution of the ambiguous provisions and interpretations.
18. Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3)
GRSG/2015/30 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles Proposal to introduce a definition for "twinned wheels".
19. Event Data Recorders
20. Global Technical Regulation No. 6
21. Amendments to regulations related to the 3D H-point machine
22. Election of Officers
23. Other business
GRSG-109-07 | ITS workshop on sustainable mobility and the mitigation of climate change UN co-sponsored conference in Bordeaux, France on the application of intelligent transport systems and mobility services to increase transport efficiencies and road safety.
GRSG-109-19 | Information on requirements for driver assistance systems for heavy goods vehicles addressing blind spot accidents Information on BASt research into heavy vehicle accidents and fatalities involving cyclists. Germany intends to propose the mandatory installation of blind-spot detection systems for such vehicles.