Session 111 | Geneva | 11-14 Oct 2016
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRSG-111-01 | Running order of the agenda for the 111th GRSG session
GRSG/2016/14 | Provisional agenda for the 111th GRSG session
GRSG/2016/14/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 111th GRSG session
2. Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)
GRSG/2016/20 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to augment the provisions to address the needs of persons with reduced mobility by improving accommodations for wheelchair users and for persons who are visually and/or hearing impaired.
GRSG/2016/20/Corr.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 Corrections to the proposal to augment the provisions to address the needs of persons with reduced mobility by improving accommodations for wheelchair users and for persons who are visually and/or hearing impaired. The corrections include an additional paragraph with requirements for loudspeaker systems.
GRSG-111-08 | Proposal for amendments to the 06 and 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to correct a cross-referencing error introduced in paragraph 7.7.9.1. of Annex 3 to Regulation 107 concerning textual markings (safety signs).
GRSG-111-09 | Proposal for amendments to the 05, 06 and 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 Proposal to delete the inclusion of the 75kg mass of a crew member from the definition of the mass of buses and coaches equipped with a crew member seat in order to align UN R107 with the definitions used in European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1230/2012.
GRSG-111-16 | IRU comments on the German proposal to improve accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility IRU believes that the revised proposal by Germany (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/20 and its Corr.1) to insert new amendments might create an additional burden on road transport operators without increasing road safety. IRU cannot support the German proposal and thinks that it would be more appropriate to address the issue with a cost benefit analysis, where the safety benefit can be justified.
GRSG-111-21 | Detailed analysis on the compatibility or incompatibility of the scopes and technical provisions for trolleybuses of UN Regulations Nos. 100 and 107 The proposal by Belgium GRSG/2016/05 aimed at removing the amended additional safety prescriptions for trolleybuses from annex 12 of UN Regulation No. 107 for the Construction of M2 and M3 vehicles (R107), and inserting them into UN Regulation No. 100 on Electric Powertrain Vehicles (R100), see proposal GRSP/2016/07. This document explains how the scope and technical provisions for trolleybuses of R100 and R107 are complementary, but not yet fully compatible.
GRSG-111-28 | Efforts in Japan for a Barrier-Free Public Transit System Presentation on Japanese legislation concerning the "Facilitation of Mobility of the Elderly, Disabled, and Other Vulnerable People through Public Transit System".
GRSG-111-35 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 Proposal to augment the provisions to address the needs of persons with reduced mobility by improving accommodations for wheelchair users and for persons who are visually and/or hearing impaired, superseding documents GRSG/2016/20 and its Corrigendum 1.
GRSG-111-36 | Outline of standard specifications for non-step buses
GRSG/2016/5 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 107 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.
3. Regulation No. 39 (Speedometer/odometer)
GRSG/2016/25 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to allow for the approval of speedometers and odometers that enable drivers to display figures either in km/h or mph (but not both simultaneously). The proposal also clarifies the application of the provisions across the category L vehicle subcategories.
GRSG-111-10 | Proposal for Corrigendum to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 39 The 01 series of amendments inserted a new paragraph 5.1 and renumbered the subsequent paragraphs. This proposal corrects an oversight by updating a reference to paragraph 5.3 to 5.4 in the footnote under paragraph 2.5.
GRSG/2015/16 | Proposal for draft 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 39 Proposal to add anti-fraud provisions and test procedures to the Belgian proposal to include odometers under UN R39 (i.e., document GRSG/2015/15).
4. Regulation No. 43 (Safety glazing)
GRSG/2016/21 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to align the requirements for plastic panes other than windscreens with the requirements of plastic pane windscreens. This includes amendments concerning rigid plastic panes, flexible plastic panes and rigid plastic multiple-glazed units. The proposed modifications to this type of glazing are in line with the requirements of Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendment of UN Regulation No. 43.
GRSG-111-05 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 43 Proposal concerning document GRSG/2015/22 to clarify the specification of the abrasion test machine.
GRSG-111-11 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/21 on Regulation No. 43 The text of the German proposal (document GRSG/2016/21) in the tables in annexes 14 and 16 only refers to small windows as “windows into which a circle of diameter D < 150 mm is capable of being scribed”. OICA proposes to add the criterion of a maximum area limited to 200 cm² in order to align with the definition in paragraph 2.39 (“pane having an area of less than 200 cm² and within which it is not possible to inscribe a circle having a diameter of 150 mm”).
GRSG-111-12 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to replace the current Figure 2a with a more accurate drawing reflecting the meaning of paragraph 2.4.2.2 of the regulation. The new drawing addresses the lateral limits of any opaque obscuration of the window area.
GRSG/2015/22 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 43 Proposal to clarify the specification of the abrasion test machine.
5. Regulation No. 46 (Devices for indirect vision)
GRSG-111-22 | Report of the Task Force on UN R46
GRSG-111-23 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 46 Proposal to introduce requirements for "obstacle detection systems to support fields of vision" (e.g., wide-view mirrors, sensors, camera systems). The aim is to decrease backover fatalities and injuries due to driver failure to adequately scan for obstacles when driving in reverse gear.
GRSG-111-27 | Proposal for an amendment of the text of Regulation No. 46 Proposal to replace the term "minimum average magnification factor" with "magnification factors" in paragraph 16.1.3.1. There is no “minimum average magnification factor” in this regulation, just a “minimum magnification factor” and an “average magnification factor” and this already mentioned in the text following the revised sentence.
GRSG-111-29 | Draft of Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the informal group of GRSG on close proximity vision and obstacle detection systems Proposal for an informal group to develop a draft regulatory proposal for a new UN Regulation on close proximity vision and obstacle detection systems in order to establish uniform technical requirements for such close proximity vision and obstacle detection systems to prevent accidents by enabling the driver to notice any pedestrians around or behind the vehicle.
6. Regulation No. 66 (Strength of superstructure (buses))
GRSG/2016/11 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 66 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-110-16 | Proposal for the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 66 Proposal to specify that "handrails and handholds at doorways where the associated residual space is not designated for passengers positioned for travel, and where intrusion into the space presents no risk of contact with passengers, shall also be ignored."
7. Regulation No. 67 (LPG vehicles)
GRSG/2016/15 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal for new safety provisions with regard to LPG systems having hydraulic interconnections with the petrol or diesel fueling system through which inter-flows of fuels may occur.
GRSG-111-17 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 Proposal to clarify the definitions of LPG container accessories to facilitate coordination between the separate, independent approvals required for the LPG container and for its accessories. The proposal does not introduce any changes in technical requirements or changes in the test methodology. The proposed changes are intended to prevent the possibility of improper selection of accessories for the tank, which could arise due to lack of clear provisions of type-approval certificates issued for accessories fitted to the container.
GRSG-111-19 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 Proposal to amend the provisions of UN R67 (R67) in order to enable the approval of non-seamless double and single wall gas tubes provided they can withstand the applicable tests according to Annex 15.
GRSG-111-25 | Structure of ISO Technical Committee on specific aspects for gaseous fuels
GRSG-111-31 | International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) Presentation on CTIF cooperation with Euro NCAP, ISO, and others to encourage consideration of fire and rescue worker needs in responding to accidents (e.g., clear marking of vehicle propulsion system, post-crash occupant accessibility and extraction, protection against hazards).
GRSG/2016/7 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 67 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-111-19/Rev.1 | Updated proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 67 Proposal, as modified pursuant to discussions during the October 2016 GRSG session, to amend the provisions of UN R67 (R67) in order to enable the approval of non-seamless double and single wall gas tubes provided they can withstand the applicable tests according to Annex 15.
8. Regulation No. 73 (Lateral protection devices)
GRSG/2016/18 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 73 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 proposal allows Type Approval Authorities to nonetheless exempt "vehicles where any LPD (e.g. fixed, removable, foldable, adjustable, etc.) is incompatible with their on-road use" through the addition of new paragraphs.
GRSG-110-20/Rev.1 | Revised proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 73 Updated proposal, revised for clarity, to amend document GRSG/2016/2 by replacing paragraph 1.2.2. rather than deleting it. Drawing from the recently approved amendment to UN R58 (document GRSG/2015/17), this proposal would amend paragraph 1.2.2. to read, “Vehicles where any LDP (e.g. fixed, removable, foldable, adjustable, etc.) is incompatible with their on-road use may be partly or fully exempted from this Regulation, subject to the decision of the Type Approval Authority.”
GRSG/2016/2 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 73 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.
9. Regulation No. 110 (CNG and LNG vehicles)
GRSG/2016/16 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to allow for the use of natural gas refrigeration systems to vehicles propelled by natural gas (CNG or LNG). This proposal addresses a new, environmentally friendly natural gas fuelled refrigeration system for trucks with refrigerated loads that already are propelled by natural gas. Currently paragraph 18.1.7.1 allows heating systems to be fitted on vehicles to heat the passenger compartment and/or the load area of a vehicle, however, the same provision omits cooling systems that are used on trucks for the carriage of loads requiring refrigeration.
GRSG/2016/22 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 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-111-02 | Rationale for the proposal to align Regulation No. 110 with ISO 11439:2013 Detailed review of the proposed changes to UN R110.
GRSG-111-03 | ISO standards referenced to in UN Regulation No. 110 (zip archive) Copies of the ISO standards. Extraction from zip file requires password. GRSG delegations may obtain the password from the secretariat.
GRSG-111-18 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2016/16 Proposal to add a new condition to paragraph 18.1.7.2. such that the number of filling cycles will be verified at the time of type approval in order to prevent exceeding the maximum number of filling cycles.
GRSG-111-20 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to correct the definition of "manual valve", including deletion of the phrase "rigidly fixed to the cylinder or tank".
GRSG-111-25 | Structure of ISO Technical Committee on specific aspects for gaseous fuels
GRSG-111-31 | International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) Presentation on CTIF cooperation with Euro NCAP, ISO, and others to encourage consideration of fire and rescue worker needs in responding to accidents (e.g., clear marking of vehicle propulsion system, post-crash occupant accessibility and extraction, protection against hazards).
GRSG-111-02/Rev.1 | Revised rationale for the proposed amendments to Regulation No. 110 Proposal to <ol class="alpha"><li>Update the standards to note that all references to standards are always to the latest version unless stated otherwise.</li><li>Update Annex II with: Series of PRD/TPRD’s are not allowed</li><li>Update A.24 with the pressure relief device shall comply with the requirements given in annex 4A for the specific type</li><li>Update Annex 4A para 4 and para 7 with reference to ISO15500-13.</li></ol>
10. Regulation No. 116 (Vehicle Alarm Systems)
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.
11. Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)
GRSG/2016/24 | Proposal of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to improve and clarify provisions concerning the approval of interior materials, cables and insulation materials. The proposaladds new requirements for cable sleeves and conduits, modifies vertical testing requirements under Annex 8 to allow testing of small test samples and to clarify their fixation to the specimen holder., and adds a new Annex 10 on provisions for testing of electrical cables.
GRSG/2016/23 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 Proposal to reduce the administrative burden in obtaining approvals for electrical cables according to UN Regulation No. 118. The experts from Finland, France and Germany agreed that the change from ISO 6722:2006 to ISO 6722-2011 does not impact the degree of safety and, therefore, the test reports or approvals established under the older version of the ISO standard shall remain valid.
GRSG-111-30/Rev.1 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendment to Regulation No. 118 Proposal prepared by the GRSG Secretariat pursuant to discussions of document GRSG/2016/24. The proposal aims to improve and clarify provisions concerning the approval of interior materials, cables and insulation materials. The proposal adds new requirements for cable sleeves and conduits, modifies vertical testing requirements under Annex 8 to allow testing of small test samples and to clarify their fixation to the specimen holder., and adds a new Annex 10 on provisions for testing of electrical cables.
12. Regulation No. 121 (Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators)
GRSG/2016/26 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 At its fifty-ninth session, GRSP approved a proposal for the 07 series of amendments to UN R16 to mandate safety belt reminders for all vehicle seats. This proposal aligns provisions in UN R121 with the changes to UN R16: a) the term "seat belt" is replaced by "safety belt", b) the symbol for safety belt, defined in item 21 of Table 1 in the Regulation, may be displayed in different colours to convey different meanings. Therefore, the existing footnote <sup>18</sup> has been added to item 21, and c) this symbol may be replaced by different symbols for seats other than those of the front row. Therefore, a new footnote <sup>22</sup> is added to item 21. This proposal does not change any of the technical requirements of UN R121.
GRSG/2016/17 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to add a telltale and symbols for “Accident Emergency Call System (AECS)”.
GRSG-111-14 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 121 Proposal to align UN R121 with ISO 2575 per ISO Resolution 664 allowing for use of the diesel engine glow plug symbol with non-diesel technologies that (also) assist engine starting at low temperatures. he current text of the Regulation focuses on diesel engine glow plugs that assist in starting the engine at low temperatures.
GRSG-111-37 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 121 At its fifty-ninth session, GRSP approved a proposal for the 07 series of amendments to UN R16 ( (GRSP/2016/2 and GRSP/59, page 24) to mandate safety belt reminders for all vehicle seats. This proposal aligns provisions in UN R121 with the changes to UN R16: a) the term "seat belt" is replaced by "safety belt", b) the symbol for safety belt, defined in item 21 of Table 1 in the Regulation, may be displayed in different colours to convey different meanings. Therefore, the existing footnote <sup>18</sup> has been added to item 21, and c) this symbol may be replaced by different symbols for seats other than those of the front row. Therefore, a new footnote <sup>22</sup> is added to item 21. Paragraph 5.1.5. is modified and paragraph 5.1.7. introduced to take into consideration the strict content of GRSP/59, page 24, paragraphs 8.4.3.2.1. and 8.4.4. on safety-belt reminder for occupants of rear seat row(s). This proposal does not change any of the technical requirements of UN R121.
13. Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS)
GRSG/2016/19 | Proposal for a new Regulation on Accident Emergency Call Systems Proposal from the AECS informal group for a regulation to enable the approval of Accident Emergency Call Devices (AECD) intended for M1 and N1 vehicles, the approval of M1 and N1 vehicles with regard to the installation of an AECD, and/or the approval of M1and N1 vehicles with regard to their Accident Emergency Call System (AECS) or with regard to the installation of an AECD which has not been separately approved under the regulation.
GRSG-111-04 | ITU-T P.1140 06/15 on speech communication requirements for emergency calls originating from vehicles
GRSG-111-06 | Justification for the proposed new Regulation on Accident Emergency Call Systems Explanatory information from the AECS informal group regarding the provisions in document GRSG/2016/19.
GRSG-111-07 | Proposal for amendments to the draft new regulation on Automated Emergency Call Systems (AECS) Proposed amendments from the AECS informal group to document GRSG/2016/19.
GRSG-111-13 | Proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Accident Emergency Call Systems Under its technical regulation CU TR 018/2011 concerning the safety of wheeled vehicles, the Eurasian Customs Union will require AECS to automatically transmit accident data in the event of a vehicle rollover from 1 January 2017. The proposed UN Regulation on AECS ( document GRSG/2016/19) does not address rollover accidents. Therefore, Russia proposes an amendment to allow for such rollover requirements at the national level.
GRSG-111-15 | Proposal for amendments to the draft new regulation on Automated Emergency Call Systems (AECS) Proposal to introduce requirements for Automatic Emergency Call <u>Component</u> (AECC) approvals that can be integrated into Automatic Emergency Call <u>Device</u> (AECS) approvals and/or Automatic Emergency Call Device installation approvals (Installation of AECD) under the new AECS Regulation.
GRSG-111-26 | Consideration of G corridor based on crash pulses Research in support of the AECS sled test pulse corridor as presented in GRSG/2016/19 (draft AECS regulation). The research demonstrates that the proposed peak G crash pulse specification is a reasonable representation of real-world crash dynamics.
GRSG-111-38 | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Accident Emergency Call Systems Proposal prepared by the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Accident Emergency Call Systems (AECS) for a draft UN Regulation on new provisions for AECS. It is mainly based GRSG/2016/19, distributed during the 111th session of the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) and includes the modifications proposed by the IWG on AECS in informal document GRSG-111-07, as agreed by GRSG at its 111th session.
GRSG-111-39 | AECS: Accident Emergency Call System Overview of AECS, the draft regulation, and possible next steps.
GRSG-111-40 | Introduction to the Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (ITU-T CASC)
14. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
WP.29/2016/2 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Document prepared by the WP.29 secretariat to provide a consolidated updated version of the proposed Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement. The secretariat anticipates a decision by the World Forum to seek unanimous agreement on this proposed final text during its March 2016 session.
GRSG-110-24 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 116 Proposal from the informal working group on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval to restructure UN R116 into two separate regulations. The regulation addresses anti-theft, alarm, and immobilizer aspects of theft prevention. Since these aspects may be mandatory or optional depending upon the country or market, the application of UN R116 to whole vehicle type approval becomes problematic. This proposal would extract the immobilizer provisions into a separate new regulation.
15. 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".
16. In-vehicle Electronic Data Storage Systems
17. Global Technical Regulation No. 6 (Safety glazing)
GRSG-111-32 | Progress report of the informal group on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG)
GRSG-111-33 | Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the informal working group of Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG) Proposal to extend the duration of the PSG informal group until June 2018 to allow for the completion of its work.
GRSG-111-34 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum 2 to Global Technical Regulation No. 6 PSG informal group proposal to correct the scope of the GTR in accordance with Part A of the GTR, its UN R43 counterpart, and corresponding regional/national interpretations and to align the impact test procedure description with that of UN R43 and ISO 3537.
18. New regulation on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)
GRSG-111-24 | Draft Regulation on driver assist systems to avoid blind spot accidents Presentation on the German effort to develop blind-spot detection performance assessment procedures pursuant to interest in making such systems mandatory on long vehicles.
19. Election of officers
20. Other business
20. (a) Other business: Regulation No. 105
WP.29/2016/90 | Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 105 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).
20. (b) Tributes