GRB
Session 63 | Geneva | 16-18 Feb 2016
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRB/2016/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 63rd GRB session
GRB-63-06/Rev.1 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 63rd GRB session
2. Regulation No. 28 (Audible warning devices)
GRB-63-01 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to Regulation No. 28 Further refined version of the proposal (incorporating comments received during the 62nd GRB session) in document GRB/2016/2 intended 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. The proposal also aims to structure the regulation to enable its application to additional sound warning devices not presently regulated at the international level, excluding acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) which will be subject to a separate regulation on minimum vehicle sound levels.
GRB/2016/2 | 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. The proposal also aims to structure the regulation to enable its application to additional sound warning devices not presently regulated at the international level, excluding acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) which will be subject to a separate regulation on minimum vehicle sound levels.
GRB-63-04 | Proposal for correction to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2016/2 This proposal was made after consultations with OICA in order to provide for consistency in terminology used and to match the drawing in Annex 4 with the modified provisions. The added word “warning“ is underlined.
GRB-63-16 | Information and comments on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2016/2 Comments on the draft Supplement 5 to UN R28.
GRB-63-15 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2016/2 Proposals to modify the draft Supplement 5 to UN R28: On new para. 14.3.6.: editorial clarification. (The purpose of fixing the height should be restricted for taking measurement in a particular test.) On para. 6.2.1.1. and para. 6.2.1.3.: Since sound level meters on the market don’t meet the latest standard yet, IMMA proposes to use same IEC standard as in ECE R51.03: IEC 61672-1:2002.
GRB-63-17 | Future development of Regulation No. 28 Presentation from CATARC proposing improvements to the test procedures under UN R28.
3. Regulation No. 41 (Noise emissions of motorcycles): Development
GRB-63-10 | Proposal for amendments to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 Proposal to clarify the test procedure by explicitly excluding first gear where possible from the ASEP control range.
4. Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles)
4. (a) UN 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.
WP.29/2016/4 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 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 to be averaged with 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) UN Regulation No. 51: Additional sound emission provisions
GRB-63-11 | Technical comments on Annex 7 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 "Additional sound emission provisions (ASEP)" Presentation of related ISO activities and prospects for cooperation in the future development of UN R51 ASEP.
5. Regulation No. 59 (Replacement silencing systems)
WP.29/2015/4 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 59 Consolidated version of UN Regulation No. 59 incorporating the revisions recommended by the Informal Working Group on UN Regulations Nos. 51 and 59 as approved by GRB during its 58th session in order to align the UN R59 with the latest EU decisions.
WP.29/2015/63 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to 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 WP.29/2015/4 which was adopted during the March 2015 WP.29 session.
6. Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
GRB-63-09 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 92
7. Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet grip)
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.
GRRF/2016/12 | 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. The proposal would also change the measurement units for drum speed from min<sup>-1</sup> to km.h<sup>-1</sup> in alignment with the requirements with other tyre regulations and align the wording in Annex 7, Appendix 1 with the text of the Regulation.
GRRF/2016/14 | 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-63-02 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 9, 41, 63 and 92 UN R51 specifies that conditioning of a silencing system is necessary only in cases where exhaust gases come into contact with silencer fibrous materials. This proposal would apply the same concept in L category noise regulations.
9. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
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.
GRB-63-05 | Urban sound planning Presentation on urban noise research at Chalmers University.
GRB-63-03 | Amendment proposals for Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92 Explanation of recommendations developed for the European Commission by LAT, TNO, Heinz Steven, and TÜV Nord for the improvement of the regulations with regard to additional sound emission provisions.
GRB-63-09 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 92
GRB-63-18 | EC study to enhance Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92 with respect to sound test requirements
GRB-63-18/Add.1 | Consultation on the evaluation of the EU Environmental Noise Directive
GRB-63-07 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 63 Based on the outcomes of a European Commission study, proposal to clarify the text and align its provisions with other vehicle sound regulations, especially UN R41, including to replace references to "two wheeled moped" with the term “L1 category vehicles” (and consequently to replace references to "moped" with "vehicle") and to replace the term "noise" with "sound" (except for references to background noise) throughout the regulation.
GRB-63-08 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 9 Based on the outcomes of a European Commission study, proposal to clarify the text and align its provisions with other vehicle sound regulations, especially UN R41.
10. Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions
11. Quiet road transport vehicles
GRB/2015/9 | Proposal for a new Regulation concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles
GRB-63-13 | Status of QRTV work and Regulation
GRB-63-14 | Revised Terms of Reference of IWG QRTV Regulation
GRB-63-12 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation [138] concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles (QRTV) Proposal for a 01 series of amendments to the new UN Regulation on quiet road transport vehicles to prohibit the use of a pause function for the alert sound.
WP.29/2016/26 | Proposal for a new Regulation concerning the approval of quiet road transport vehicles Proposal for the establishment of a new UN Regulation governing the approval of audible vehicle alerting systems for quiet vehicles moving at low speeds. This proposal can be considered as the first phase of the regulation. In response to concerns raised by the World Blind Union, GRB agreed to extend the mandate of the informal working group that developed this text in order to consider further measures to address the WBU concerns.
12. Acronyms and abbreviations in Regulations under the responsibility of the Working Party on Noise (GRB)
WP.29-165-16 | Definitions and acronyms/abbreviations in Vehicle Regulations Status report on the work to harmonize definitions and terms.
GRB-63-09 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 92
13. Proposals for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
14. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
15. Highlights of the November 2015 session of WP.29
GRB-63-06/Rev.1 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 63rd GRB session
16. Exchange of views regarding the future work of GRB
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.
GRB-62-08/Rev.2 | GRB subjects for the future Overview of discussions for the future development of vehicle noise regulations prepared by the GRB secretariat.
17. Other business
18. Provisional agenda for the sixty-fourth session