Session 110 | Geneva | 25-29 Apr 2016
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Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 73 (UK)
GRSG/2016/2 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Commercial Vehicle Lateral Protection CV Lateral Protection Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Goods Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers with regard to their Lateral Protection Proposal to expand the scope of the regulation by deleting paragraph 1.2.2. which allows for 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 of the regulation 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. Moreover, exemptions may still be accorded at the national level. GRSG/2016/0002
Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Germany)
GRSG/2016/3 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Burning Behavior of Interior Materials Material Burning Behavior Uniform Technical Prescriptions Concerning the Burning Behaviour of Materials Used in the Interior Construction of Certain Categories of Motor Vehicles 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. GRSG/2016/0003
Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 55 (Poland)
GRSG/2016/4 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of combinations of vehicles At the May 2015 Type Approval Authorities Meeting (TAAM), Poland raised concerns (attached with this submission) over small M<sub>1</sub> vehicles being equipped with aftermarket coupling devices where the vehicle in question is not designed for towing a trailer. In effect, these vehicles are not permitted to tow trailers, but are nonetheless enabled to be equipped for such a purpose by the aftermarket devices. Therefore, Poland proposes to amend UN R55 to ensure that coupling devices are only approved for use on vehicles approved for towing trailers. GRSG/2016/0004
Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 107 (Belgium)
GRSG/2016/5 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Construction of Coaches and Buses Coach and Bus Construction Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction Proposal to transfer electrical safety provisions for trolleybuses (Annex 12) from UN R107 to UN R100. In 2006, the provisions of UN R36, UN R52, and UN R107 were merged through the 02 series of amendments to UN R107. In 2015, Annex 12 of UN R107 was amended to align additional safety prescriptions for electrical safety of trolleybuses with the corresponding electrical standards. However, UN R100 has evolved beyond its initial focus on battery electric vehicles and currently presents a more appropriate location for maintaining the trolleybus electrical safety provision of Annex 12. For the provisions of Annex 1 – Part 1 – Appendices 1, 2 and 3, where a list of characteristics of a trolleybus was added apart from the special environmental conditions, a reference will be inserted to Annex 6 – Part 1 and Annex 7 of UN Regulation No. 100. A corresponding proposal for amendments will be submitted as an official document to the Working Party on Passive Safety. GRSG/2016/0005
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 (ISO)
GRSG/2016/6 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components CNG/LNG System Components Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. Proposal to harmonize UN R110 with standard ISO 11439:2013 on high pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for automotive vehicles. GRSG/2016/0006
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2016/7 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment LPG Equipment Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific Equipment of Motor Vehicles Using Liquefied Petroleum Gases in their Propulsion System II. A Vehicle Fitted with Specific Equipment for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gases in its Propulsion System with regard to the Installation of such Equipment Proposal to allow the use of Class 0 hoses with couplings using sealing technologies other than those with a 45° cone. Currently, non-seamless double and single wall tubes are used in brake and fuel tubing applications, allowing for the use of a variety of end forms and coupling techniques. Provided the tubing can withstand the applicable tests according to Annex 15, Table 1, such configurations should be permitted under UN R67 in order to remove an unwarranted design restriction. GRSG/2016/0007
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2016/8 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components CNG/LNG System Components Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. Proposal to allow the use of Class 0 hoses with couplings using sealing technologies other than those with a 45° cone. Currently, non-seamless double and single wall tubes are used in brake and fuel tubing applications, allowing for the use of a variety of end forms and coupling techniques. Provided the hose assembly can withstand the impulse test of paragraph 1.7. and the tests of Annexes 5A (overpressure test) and 5B (external leakage test), such configurations should be permitted under UN R67 in order to remove an unwarranted design restriction. In cases where a soft seal body (e.g. O-ring) is used, the compatibility of the material with use conditions must be demonstrated by testing according to Annexes 5D (CNG/LNG compatibility test), Annex 5F (resistance to dry heat) and Annex 5G (ozone aging). GRSG/2016/0008
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2016/9 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components CNG/LNG System Components Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. Proposal to correct a typographical error in paragraph 7.1. where the reference should be to paragraph 8.22 rather than 8.21, to remove a duplicate and contradictory reference in Annex 4A to the requirements of Class 1 pressure relief valves, and to align paragraph 2.2. of Annex 4H with paragraph 18.6.1.2. limiting the delay in switching-off of the automatic valve after stalling of the engine to two seconds (rather than five as presently in the text). GRSG/2016/0009
Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 (Netherlands and NGV)
GRSG/2016/10 11 Feb 2016 Working Party Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components CNG/LNG System Components Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. Proposal to include the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel connector provisions as specified in ISO 12617:2015. GRSG/2016/0010
Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 66 (OICA)
GRSG/2016/11 03 Mar 2016 Working Party Superstructure Strength of Large Passenger Vehicles Coach Superstructure Strength Unfirom Technical Prescriptions Concerning the Approval of Large Passenger Vehicles with regard to the Strength of their Superstructure Proposal to define an exemption for handles from "residual/survival space" intrusion requirements for vehicle spaces not intended for occupants. Handles and handholds used to assist passengers in entering and exiting a bus are located outside of passenger seating and standing areas where OICA argues that they do not present a danger; however, the current rollover testing provisions could result in their inclusion in the area defined as "residual/survival space" where any intrusion is prohibited. GRSG/2016/0011
Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46 (Russian only) (Russia)
GRSG/2016/12 03 Mar 2016 Working Party Indirect Vision Devices Indirect Vision Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Devices for Indirect Vision and of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Installation of these Devices Proposal to harmonize the Russian text with the English-language version of the regulation. GRSG/2016/0012
Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 105
GRSG/2016/13 03 Mar 2016 Working Party Construction of Vehicles for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods ADR Vehicles Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles Intended for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods with regard to their Specific Constructional Features Proposal prepared by the UNECE secretariat to align the provisions of UN Regulation No. 105 with those of the new 2017 edition of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). GRSG/2016/0013