GRE
Session 76 | Geneva | 25-28 Oct 2016
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) held its seventy-sixth session from 25 to 28 October 2016 in Geneva. Experts from the following countries participated in the work according to Rule 1 (a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amends. 1 and 2): Austria; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Luxemburg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non‑governmental organizations also took part in the session: European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB); International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA); International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA); Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

2. GRE was informed that Mr. M. Loccufier (Belgium), Chair, could not attend the session for medical reasons. GRE noted that Mr. D. Rovers (Netherlands), Vice-Chair, would take over, pursuant to the Rules of Procedures of WP.29. GRE wished Mr. Loccufier a fast recovery.

1. Adoption of the agenda

3. GRE considered and adopted the agenda proposed for the seventy-sixth session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/19), as reproduced in GRE-76-01-Rev.1 together with the informal documents distributed during the session.

GRE-76-01/Rev.1 | Updated provisional agenda for the 76th GRE session
GRE/2016/19 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 76th GRE session

4. The list of informal documents is contained in Annex I to the session report. The list of GRE informal groups is reproduced in Annex VI to the report.

GRE/76 | Report of the GRE on its 76th session

5. GRE took note of the highlights of the June 2016 session of WP.29 and the official document submission deadline of 9 January 2017 for the April 2017 session of GRE (GRE-76-02).

GRE-76-02 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 76th GRE session
2. 1998 Agreement - Global Technical Regulations (GTR): Development

6. No proposals were introduced under this agenda item.

3. 1997 Agreement – Rules: Development

7. No new information was reported under this agenda item.

4. Simplification of lighting and light-signalling Regulations

8. GRE recalled the phased approach to simplifying the lighting and light-signalling Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/75, paras. 9-12) and noted that the United Nations Office for Legal Affairs (OLA) had not identified any problems with this approach and that WP.29 had endorsed it at the June 2016 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123, para. 44 and GRE-76-11).

GRE-76-11 | Exchange of communications between the secretariat and OLA Exchange of communications between the secretariat and the UN Office of Legal Affairs concerning the simplification of lighting and light-signalling Regulations (SLR). GRE proposed to consolidate around 30 Regulations on different individual lighting and light-signalling devices (lamps) into three new Regulations (forward lighting, light-signalling, and retro-reflective devices). OLA provides general comments in response to GRE questions intended to ensure that the selected approach respects the legal and administrative requirements of UN treaties and specifically the 1958 Agreement.

9. On behalf of the Informal Working Group ‘Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations’ (IWG SLR), the expert from GTB reported on the progress and schedule of IWG SLR (GRE-76-23).

GRE-76-23 | Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations: status update and next steps

10. GRE reviewed and unanimously adopted the pending amendment proposals so as to consolidate the existing Regulations before they are frozen and superseded by three new Regulations that are in drafting:

  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/68,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2013/69,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/71,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/72,
  • ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/751,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/76,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/79,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/83,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/85,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2013/86,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/87,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/88,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/89,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/902,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2013/923,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/934,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/94,
  • ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2014/31,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/32,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ GRE/2013/55/Rev.1,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/3,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/7,
  • ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/GRE/2015/16,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/23,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ GRE/2016/11,
  • ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/145
  • and Annex IV to ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/GRE/75.
The secretariat was requested to consolidate these proposals, according to the principle ‘one WP.29 document per Regulation’, and to submit them to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions. The experts from GTB, IEC and SAE volunteered to assist the secretariat by verifying the consolidated amendment proposals.

1Except for the part which was already adopted by WP.29 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/75/Rev.1 and Add.1 (note by the secretariat).
2Except for the part which was already adopted by WP.29 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/90/Rev.1 (note by the secretariat).
3Except for the part which was already adopted by WP.29 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/92/Rev.1 (note by the secretariat).
4Except for the part which was already adopted by WP.29 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/93/Rev.1 (note by the secretariat).
5Except for Section B on Regulation No. 45 which was already submitted to WP.29 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/77 (note by the secretariat).

GRE/2013/55/Rev.1 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Proposal to reference the compliance requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86 into the Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123. This proposal is a revised version of document GRE/2013/55 discussed during the October 2013 GRE session.
GRE/2014/3 | Proposal for Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 45, 50, 65, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 Text prepared by the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) to clarify the definition of "type", with regard to manufacturer, trade names and marks and to introduce editorial improvements to the requirements for markings. Although documents GRE/2013/45 and GRE-70-02 were adopted by GRE at its last (70th) session, this proposal consolidates the amendments and offers editorial improvements to the provisions concerning markings in Regulations Nos. 19, 23, 38, 65 and 119. These editorial improvements aim to clarify that the devices, and not only the samples, shall bear the trade name or mark and align the requirements with the other correctly worded regulations to avoid misunderstanding.
GRE/2015/16 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Correction of errors found in the references to “left-hand traffic” and “right-hand traffic” in the text and associated diagrams of Annex 2 of the regulation.
GRE/2015/23 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to correct an inconsistency between the regulation text and Figure B of Annex 3.
GRE/2015/7 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Proposal to correct an error in Supplement 24 to the 01 series of amendments (document WP.29/2013/14 adopted by the Forum during its March 2013 session). During the compilation of the collective amendment (GRE-68-02-Rev.2), necessary changes to Regulation No. 6 were overlooked. This amendment proposes to align the treatment of categories 1, 1a and 1b with other categories and devices.
GRE/2016/11 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 24 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to align the text in the header row of the table in paragraph 6.1 (light emitted by the lamps) with the definitions used in Regulation No. 48 for the installation of "single lamps", "lamps marked D" and "interdependent lamps".
GRE/2016/14 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 45, 98, 112, 113 and 123 Proposal to amend the formula for the dirt mixture used in testing to address an error introduced by Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R45 where the specified quantity of "2 ± 1 parts by weight" of surfactant results in invalid testing. The correct specification should be "2 ± 1 drops" of surfactant. While GTB notes that the specification should eventually be incorporated differently under the pending simplification of lighting regulations, the organization strongly urges amending UN R45 as quickly as possible.
GRE/75 | Report of the GRE on its 75th session
WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3 Proposal to update the Conformity of Production provisions.
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP).
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/75 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19 Proposal to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS), or rather light generators, from the regulation and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/79 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 38 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/83 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources.
WP.29/2013/85 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69 GRE proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/86 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70 GRE proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/87 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 77 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources, and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/88 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to Regulation No. 87 GRE proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/89 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 91 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2013/90 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production (CoP), to complete the deletion of distributed lighting systems (DLS) (light generators) from the regulations, and to update the general CoP requirements.
WP.29/2013/92 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to amend the provisions concerning the heat test requirements for Conformity of Production and to otherwise update the CoP requirements.
WP.29/2013/93 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113 Proposal to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements and to correct provisions on bend lighting for motorcycles recently adopted by WP.29 as Supplement 2 (document WP.29/2012/83).
WP.29/2013/94 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 Proposal to insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources and to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) requirements.
WP.29/2014/31 | Proposal for the new 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.
WP.29/2014/32 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65 Proposal to clarify the Conformity of Production requirements.

11. GRE had a first exchange of views on the need to streamline approval markings of lighting and light-signalling devices as part of the SLR process. The expert from GTB reported on their participation in the WP.29 Informal Working Group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (IWG DETA) and the future application of the Unique Identifier (UI) and DETA in accordance with Schedule 5 of the revised 1958 Agreement (GRE-76-24-Rev.1). GRE was of the view that UI and DETA would be indispensable for the purposes of SLR and called for their introduction without delay. At the same time, GRE experts pointed out that the application of UI for new series of amendments and for extensions of existing type approvals should be clarified. GRE noted that IWG DETA would soon publish guidelines (a ‘questions and answers’ document) which should address these issues.

GRE-76-24/Rev.1 | Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations: application of the Unique Identifier (UI)

12. The expert of GTB introduced a proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 98, 112 and 123 to delete the measurement at the HV point during the test for stability of photometric performance of the passing beam (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/25). GRE adopted the proposals as draft supplements and decided to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions as part of the consolidated amendment proposals (see para. 10 above).

GRE/2016/25 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 98, 112 and 123 Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R 98, 112, and 123 deleted the measurement point HV from the photometric requirement table. The HV measurement point, however, remains a requirement for checking photometric stability. This proposal removes the HV measurement point from the photometric stability requirements for the passing beam. The HV measurement point remains a valid for the driving beam.

13. The expert of GTB presented a proposal for amendments to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91 and 119 to harmonize the requirement for the marking of wattage for signal lighting functions with the requirement for lighting functions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/30). GRE adopted the proposals and decided to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions as part of the consolidated amendment proposals (see para. 10 above). During the adoption, the expert from the UK questioned the urgency of the proposal.

GRE/2016/30 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91 and 119 This proposal removes the requirement to indicate the rated wattage in the marking of lamps equipped with electronic light source control gear and/or non-replaceable light sources and/or light source module(s). From an electronic point of view, the information of the wattage brings no benefit and is confusing if the same module is used in different systems and at different wattages.

14. The expert of GTB proposed to update the requirements on light source failure in lamps equipped with multiple light sources in Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 48, 77, 91 and 119 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/31, GRE-76-07 and GRE-76-22-Rev.1). The proposal received comments from the experts of Italy, UK and OICA. GRE agreed to take out the amendment proposal to Regulation No. 48 and to consider it separately at the next GRE session. GRE adopted the remaining proposals, as amended by Annex II to the report, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions as part of the consolidated amendment proposals (see para. 10 above).

GRE-76-07 | Correction to document GRE/2016/31 Correction to the proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 48, 77, 91 and 119. Since the cornering lamp projects a beam to the left and right of the reference axis, it is not relevant to check the photometric values in the reference axis (HV). Therefore, the test point at 2.5°D, 45°L or R shall be used.
GRE-76-22/Rev.1 | Revision of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/31 Revised proposal (removing the section on UN R48 and incorporating corrections noted in document GRE-76-07) to refine the requirements for lamps equipped with several light sources, including in systems fitted with an operating tell-tale that indicates the failure of any one of these light sources. In the case of failure of any one light source in a single lamp containing more than one light source, either the light intensity must comply with the minimum intensity required in the table of standard light distribution in space or, for lamps used in systems where a tell-tale indicates the failure of any one of the light sources, the light intensity in the axis of reference must be at least 50 per cent of the minimum intensity required. This collective amendment addresses Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 77, 91 and 119. The proposals concerning UN R48 will be resubmitted for consideration during the 77th GRE session.
GRE/2016/31 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 48, 77, 91 and 119 The current requirements on light source failure in lamps equipped with multiple light sources differ across UN Regulations. GTB submitted and then withdrew a proposal to align these requirements (GRE/2016/13). This updated proposal improves upon the text of the previous proposal to refine the requirements for lamps equipped with several light sources, including in systems fitted with an operating tell-tale that indicates the failure of any one of these light sources. In the case of failure of any one light source in a single lamp containing more than one light source, either the light intensity must comply with the minimum intensity required in the table of standard light distribution in space or, for lamps used in systems where a tell-tale indicates the failure of any one of the light sources, the light intensity in the axis of reference must be at least 50 per cent of the minimum intensity required.

15. The expert from GTB proposed to clarify the heat test cycle relating to the movement of the passing beam cut-off in Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/32). The experts from EC and UK expressed concerns that the proposals would modify the performance requirements and might have safety implications. Therefore, these experts felt that the proposals should be formulated in the form of new series of amendments to the above Regulations, rather than supplements. The experts from Finland, France, Germany, Japan, GTB and OICA advocated for supplements and pointed out that the proposed amendments would neither raise the required level of stringency nor have safety implications. Finally, GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to include them into the package for submission to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions (see para. 10 above).

GRE/2016/32 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 This collective amendment on the stability of photometric performance during the heat test, with particular reference to the movement of the cut-off line, clarifies the test cycle and also aligns the requirements of Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123. In addition to resolving problems of interpretation presented by the current text, this collective amendment will assist the Informal Working Group "Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations" in drafting the new simplified Regulations which is underway.

16. The expert from GTB proposed to introduce into Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 provisions for standardized replaceable light emitting diode (LED) light sources approved according to Regulation No. 128 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/34). He also outlined the upcoming amendment proposals to Regulation No. 128, including the introduction of ‘thermal grade’ as a new characteristic of LED light sources (GRE-76-13). The experts from France, Germany, Italy and UK indicated the far-reaching character and scale of the proposed amendments, and the need to study them in detail. They also expressed a preference for considering the proposed amendments simultaneously with proposals for amendments to Regulation No. 128. Some experts pointed out that the thermal behaviour of LEDs could depend on their installation and the temperature in the engine compartment, and were of the view that the provisions of Regulations Nos. 48 and 85 should be taken into account as well. GRE invited experts to consider these issues before the next session.

GRE-76-13 | Upcoming changes to Regulation No. 128 related to LED Light Sources for Forward Lighting Applications The collective amendment presented in GRE/2016/34 extends the usage of LED light sources of UN R128 to front lighting Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123. The introduction of LED light source categories under UN R128 for forward lighting applications (front fog, low beam, high beam, AFS) is planned for 2017. This presentation explains the plans, timeline, and dependencies GTB proposes to address through the collective amendment, especially within the context of the simplification of lighting regulations program.
GRE/2016/34 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 This collective amendment extends the usage of LED light sources of UN R128 to front lighting Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (as presented in the previous session document GRE-75-14). The proposal would allow for the use of regulated replaceable LED light sources according to Regulation No. 128 in all applications where the use of LED modules is already permitted.
5. Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources) and 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources)

17. The expert from GTB proposed to clarify provisions in Regulation No. 99 for testing of the run-up of dual level gas-discharge light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/26). GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions.

GRE/2016/26 | Proposal for Supplement 13 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 99 Proposal to add a new paragraph 3.6.2.4. to UN R99 in order to clarify how the run-up of dual-level high-intensity discharge (HID) light sources, as e.g. D9S, should be tested during type approval. In addition, the proposal renumbers the part of 3.6.2.2. that applies to gas-discharge light sources containing black stripes as 3.6.2.3. to make the distinction with gas-discharge light sources not containing black stripes.
6. Regulation No. 48 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices)
6. (a) Proposals for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48

18. The experts from Germany and OICA proposed to define and describe the operation of the external status indicator for vehicle alarm systems, alarm systems and immobilizers, as contained in Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/33 and GRE-76-17). Some experts raised technical concerns about the size and colour of the external indicator as well as legal doubts on whether Regulation No. 48 could include provisions on devices which do not fall into its scope. GRE agreed to revert to this issue at the next session and invited the authors to prepare a revised proposal.

GRE-76-17 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/33 Proposal to clarify that only external status indicators as referenced in UN R97 and R116 are addressed under the proposal to define such external indicators and introduce performance specifications under UN R48 for Vehicle Alarm Systems (VAS), Alarm Systems (AS) and immobilizers (draft Supplement 18 to the 04 series, Supplement 11 to the 05 series and Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments to UN R48).
GRE/2016/33 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 04 series, Supplement 11 to the 05 series and Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to amend Regulation No. 48 following the outcome of the 167th session of the World Forum where amendments to Regulations Nos. 97 and 116 on the status indicators for Vehicle Alarm System (VAS), Alarm System (AS) and immobilizer were adopted (WP.29/2015/87 and WP.29/2015/91). The proposal aims at defining and specifying the operation of the external status indicator for VAS, AS and the immobilizer.

19. The expert from Spain invited GRE to provide guidance on the possible use of a rear registration plate the digits of which emit the light themselves by means of light-emitting diodes (LED) (GRE-76-12). He recalled that this issue had been already raised in 2004, when GRE agreed that such a light-emitting rear registration plate was not a lamp and, therefore, did not fall within the scope of Regulation No. 48. GRE reconfirmed its position of 2004 and was of the view that requests for application of such light-emitting rear registration plates should be addressed under the national legislation of Contracting Parties. In this context, the experts from Italy and the Netherlands pointed out that light-emitting rear registration plates are prohibited in their countries.

GRE-76-12 | Rear registration plates with LED Advances in LED lighting raise the prospects for incorporation of lighting into rear registration plates. In 2004, in response to a proposal for the regulation of such plates under UN R48, GRE determined that illuminated plates were not lamps and therefore were outside the scope of UN R48. The Spanish delegation would like to submit this issue again for the consideration of GRE members in order to have a coordinated and common view on this subject.

20. Due to lack of time, GRE agreed to postpone consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/24 to the next session.

GRE/2016/24 | Proposal for Supplement 11 to the 05 series of amendments and Supplement 9 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 Proposal to correct the terminology in paragraph 5.7.2.1. for consistency across all requirements and to clarify the language in paragraphs 6.2.9., 6.3.6.1.2.1. and 6.3.6.1.2.2. to promote the correct application of the 2,000-lumen limit.
6. (b) Other proposals for amendments to Regulation No. 48

21. The expert from Poland, in his capacity of Chair of the Informal Working Group on Visibility, Glare and Levelling (IWG VGL), reported on the IWG activities (GRE-76-19). The expert from OICA, Secretary to IWG VGL, proposed to modify the Terms of Reference (ToR) of IWG VGL (GRE-76-20-Rev.1). GRE adopted the revised ToR, as laid down in Annex III to the report.

GRE-76-19 | Status report of the informal working group on Visibility, Glare, and Levelling
GRE-76-20/Rev.1 | Updated draft terms of reference for the VGL informal working group
7. Other Regulations
7. (a) Regulation No. 6 (Direction indicators)

22. On behalf of the Task Force on Sequential Activation (TF-SA), the expert from Finland reported on its activities and proposed to clarify the requirements for direction indicators with sequential activation in Regulations Nos. 6 and 50 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/20 and GRE-76-10). The proposals received written comments from the experts of France, India and OICA (GRE-76-05, GRE-76-09 and GRE-76-16). Following an extensive discussion, GRE adopted the amended proposals, as laid down in Annex IV. At the same time, GRE was not in a position to reach consensus on whether or not the proposals would require a new series of amendments and/or transitional provisions. GRE decided to come back to this issue at the next session in April 2017. Meanwhile, the secretariat was requested to issue the adopted text (Annex IV) as a document for the June 2017 session of WP.29, upon the understanding that any possible amendments, to be decided by GRE in April 2017, could exceptionally be submitted to WP.29 as a corrigendum or addendum to this document.

GRE-76-05 | Comments on document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/21 India comments on the proposal to enable the approval of sequential activation of light sources of direction indicators lamps for motorcycles.
GRE-76-09 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/20 Proposal to amend the draft text concerning sequential activation of direction indicators. The amendments aim to ensure reasonable uniformity across direction indicators in order to reduce the risk of misinterpretation by other road users. The modifications proposed by the France replace the terms "apparent surface" and "continuous" with specific objective criteria.
GRE-76-10 | Additional justification to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/20 The justification for changes to sub-paragraphs 5.6.(e) of Regulation No. 6 and 6.8.(e) of Regulation No. 50 is missing from document GRE/2016/20. The Task Force on Sequential Activation of direction indicators wishes to note that the paragraphs were proposed by GTB and accepted by the Task Force to clarify the text without changing the current technical requirements.
GRE-76-16 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/20 Proposal for changes to the draft Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 19 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 50
GRE/2016/20 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 19 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 50 Pursuant to interpretation issues raised by Germany at the seventy-fifth session of GRE, a Task Force on Sequential Activaton was established to clarify the meaning of the "one continuous line" requirement in paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of Regulation No. 6. The task force proposes to clarify the type definition and reduce the need for dividing sequential direction indicators into different types. This proposal revises the text to be more technology-neutral, removing specifications on how light sources are activated to focus on the visual performance as sequential lighting. The amendment of sub-paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of UN R6 clarifies what kind of vertical movement is not allowed in the sequential direction indicators, proposing a new new term "vertical oscillations" instead of the current wording "repeating alternation in the vertical direction". The meaning is that not more than one change of direction upwards or downwards along the vertical axis is possible. The "continuous signal" is also defined in sub-paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of Regulation No. 6. The allowed distance between adjacent or tangential distinct parts has yet to be defined. TF-SA could not find a consensus about the distance (in mm) before the deadline for submitting official working documents to the seventy-sixth session of GRE. Thus, the value is still marked between square brackets, leaving the final decision to GRE. Before the seventy-sixth session of GRE, TF-SA experts are going to investigate what the suitable value would be. The idea of TF-SA is that the sequential direction indicator should produce a visually clear and continuous signal when viewed by an observer from a 10 m distance. The same amendments as in paragraph 5.6. of the UN R6 are also proposed to paragraph 6.8. of Regulation No. 50 for L-category vehicles. Unlike paragraph 1.3. of Regulation No. 6, paragraph 2.2. of Regulation No. 50 does not define the sequential activation as a type differentiation criterion. Therefore, amendments to paragraph 2.2. of Regulation No. 50 are not necessary.

23. The expert from GTB proposed to make a direct reference to Regulation No. 48 on the categories of direction indicators and to align the maximum luminous intensity values for the different categories (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/21). Following comments by the experts of EC, Germany, Japan, Italy and UK, the expert from GTB withdrew the proposal for revision.

GRE/2016/21 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Paragraph 6.5.3. of UN R48 prescribes the use of specific categories of front direction indicators in relation to their distance from the dipped beam headlamp or front fog lamp. However, the text allows categories 1a and 1b to be used at any distance greater than the minimum prescribed for each of them. The present text of UN R6, Annex 1, however, only allows a specific category to be used in the specific range of distance prescribed. Therefore, this proposal deletes the specific requirements in UN R6 and introduces a direct reference to the requirements in UN R48. This proposal effectively eliminates the need for a lower maximum value for the Category 1 front direction indicator than that of the other categories. Therefore, it is proposed to align the maximum luminous intensity value of Category 1 to that of Categories 1a and 1b.
7. (b) Regulation No. 7 (Position, stop and end-outline lamps)

24. The expert of GTB proposed editorial corrections to Regulation No. 7 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/22 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/23). GRE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to include them into the package for submission to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions (see para. 10 above).

GRE/2016/22 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to align the text of paragraph 6.1.6. with the definition of “single lamp” introduced by document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/6 (Proposal for Supplement 14 to the 04 Series of amendments, Supplement 7 to the 05 Series of amendments and Supplement 5 to the 06 Series of amendments of Regulation No. 48). The reference to paragraph 4.2.2.6. in the header of the table in paragraph 6.1. is also corrected.
GRE/2016/23 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Supplement 11 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 introduced a new paragraph "0. SCOPE" that included vehicles of category “L”. This proposal corrects the title of the Regulation, removing the exception of motor cycles.
7. (c) Regulation No. 10 (Electromagnetic compatibility)

25. On behalf of the Task Force on Electromagnetic Compatibility (TF EMC), the expert from OICA reported on the activities of TF EMC (GRE-76-18). According to the expert, TF EMC would submit an informal document with a draft supplement to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 10 to the next GRE session in April 2017. The experts from EC and OICA also proposed to clarify the transitional provisions for the 04 series of amendments. GRE noted that TF EMC mainly consisted of technical experts who could not necessarily address legal issues, such as transitional provisions, and called for wider participation of Contracting Parties in the activities of the Task Force.

GRE-76-18 | Status report of the Task Force on Electromagnetic Compatibility
7. (d) Regulation No. 50 (Position, stop, direction indicators lamps for mopeds and motorcycles)

27. The expert from IMMA proposed to introduce specific requirements for failure detection in case of direction indicators with multiple light sources (GRE-76-15). The experts of Italy, Japan and UK supported the proposal. GRE agreed to postpone the submission of this proposal to WP.29 and to forward it to IWG SLR for inclusion into the new consolidated Regulations.

GRE-76-15 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to Regulation No. 50

26. GRE noted that the proposal to clarify the requirements for direction indicators with sequential activation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/20) was considered in conjunction with Regulation No. 6 (para. 22 above).

GRE/2016/20 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 19 to the original series of amendments to Regulation No. 50 Pursuant to interpretation issues raised by Germany at the seventy-fifth session of GRE, a Task Force on Sequential Activaton was established to clarify the meaning of the "one continuous line" requirement in paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of Regulation No. 6. The task force proposes to clarify the type definition and reduce the need for dividing sequential direction indicators into different types. This proposal revises the text to be more technology-neutral, removing specifications on how light sources are activated to focus on the visual performance as sequential lighting. The amendment of sub-paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of UN R6 clarifies what kind of vertical movement is not allowed in the sequential direction indicators, proposing a new new term "vertical oscillations" instead of the current wording "repeating alternation in the vertical direction". The meaning is that not more than one change of direction upwards or downwards along the vertical axis is possible. The "continuous signal" is also defined in sub-paragraph 5.6.<notextile>(c)</notextile> of Regulation No. 6. The allowed distance between adjacent or tangential distinct parts has yet to be defined. TF-SA could not find a consensus about the distance (in mm) before the deadline for submitting official working documents to the seventy-sixth session of GRE. Thus, the value is still marked between square brackets, leaving the final decision to GRE. Before the seventy-sixth session of GRE, TF-SA experts are going to investigate what the suitable value would be. The idea of TF-SA is that the sequential direction indicator should produce a visually clear and continuous signal when viewed by an observer from a 10 m distance. The same amendments as in paragraph 5.6. of the UN R6 are also proposed to paragraph 6.8. of Regulation No. 50 for L-category vehicles. Unlike paragraph 1.3. of Regulation No. 6, paragraph 2.2. of Regulation No. 50 does not define the sequential activation as a type differentiation criterion. Therefore, amendments to paragraph 2.2. of Regulation No. 50 are not necessary.
7. (e) Regulation No. 53 (Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for L3 vehicles)

28. The expert from Japan introduced a proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 with a new requirement for automatic switching from the daytime running lamp (DRL) to the headlamp (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/35, Informal document GRE-76-03). The experts of Finland, Germany and EC supported the proposal. The experts of France, Italy and UK identified technical issues which would need further attention. GRE agreed to revert to this issue at the next session. GRE also noted proposals by the expert from India (GRE-76-06). GRE invited experts to review these proposals and to send their comments to the author before the next session.

GRE-76-03 | Analysis of glare given to oncoming vehicles by motorcycles DRLs at night
GRE-76-06 | Proposal for draft amendments to Regulation No. 53
GRE/2016/35 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 Motorcycle daytime running lamps (DRL) can cause glare under nightime conditions (i.e., if left activated after sunset). Therefore, this proposal would require automatic switching from DRL to normal headlamp lighting as conditions warrant.
7. (f) Regulation No. 112 (Headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing-beam)

29. The expert from Poland introduced a slightly revised proposal for a new optional ‘Class B1’ headlamp (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/18 and GRE-76-26). The expert of CLEPA expressed a number of concerns over the proposal and pointed out that more time would be needed to analyse it in detail. The expert of IEC pointed out that the proposed measurement procedures should be clarified and that the proposal could benefit from editorial improvements. The expert of SAE supported the performance-based approach of the Polish proposal and offered to work with the expert from Poland on alternative requirements and evaluation methods for headlamps. GRE agreed that this issue should be dealt with by IWG SLR (stage 2 of the simplification process to introduce technologically-neutral and performance-based requirements), possibly through the establishment of a task force.

GRE-76-26 | Explanations to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/18 Presentation concerning the proposal to introduce a new optional “Class B1” headlamp.
GRE/2016/18 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to introduce a new optional “Class B1” headlamp. The proposal would establish photometric requirements for Class B1 based on average real performance of present Class B (halogen/LED) but would not include additional design restrictions such as the luminous flux of light source.

30. The expert of GTB presented the results of their study of minimum levels of flux projected in critical zones of the passing beam distribution of a H4 halogen reflector headlamp and a representative LED headlamp (GRE-76-25). Based on these results, he proposed to remove the design-specific requirement of a minimum objective flux (1,000 lm) for LED and halogen light sources and to replace it with a technology-neutral and performance-based requirement (GRE-76-04-Rev.1). The proposal received comments by the experts from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, UK, EC, OICA. As there was no unequivocal support to the proposal, GRE decided to keep it on the agenda of the next session and to pass it to IWG SLR at a later stage.

GRE-76-04/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to update document GRE/2016/34. At the 73rd GRE session, France proposed to delete a design restrictive requirement (GRE/2015/22 and GRE-73-26). This proposal received comments from Germany and the Netherlands. Poland suggested a different approach on this issue (GRE-73-21). The Chair invited France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, CLEPA and IEC to prepare a revised proposal for the next session. Based upon the approach proposed in GRE/2015/22 and GRE-73-26, GTB has investigated the specification of minimum levels of flux projected in critical zones of the passing beam distribution. This approach offers a technology-neutral performance based requirement. The result of the GTB study is to propose minimum projected flux requirements in two zones: a) 15°D-1°U/30°L-30°R to ensure overall adequate illumination of the road and b) 3.5°D-1°U/30°L-30°R to ensure sufficient range.
GRE-76-25 | Night demonstration: H4 Halogen Reflector headlamp versus representative LED headlamp
7. (g) Regulation No. 119 (Cornering lamps)

31. GRE adopted a proposal by the expert from GTB to delete a redundant paragraph (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/27) and requested the secretariat to include it into the package for submission to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions (see para. 10 above).

GRE/2016/27 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119 The content of paragraph 7.5. was moved to Annex 3, paragraph 3.3. by supplement 4 to the 01 series of Regulation No. 119. The original content of paragraph 7.5. should have been deleted as part of the amendment, but this was overlooked. This amendment is necessary to remove the current conflict between the content of Annex 3, paragraph 3.3. and paragraph 7.5 in the main text.
7. (h) Regulation No. 123 (Adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS))

32. The expert from GTB proposed to align the conformity of production procedures in Regulation No. 123 with the other headlamp Regulations and to simplify the AFS test methods and requirements relating to conformity of production (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/28 and GRE-75-15). Given the significant volume of the proposed amendment, the experts from UK and EC requested more time to study it. GRE invited experts to send their comments to GTB and agreed to revert to the proposal at the next session upon understanding that, if adopted, it would become part of the new front-lighting Regulation.

GRE-75-15 | Report of the GTB Task Force on Conformity of Production
GRE/2016/28 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 During its 69th session, GRE adopted proposals to update the Conformity of Production (CoP) procedures for lighting and light-signalling devices, but decided to await the work of a GTB task force on the simplification of CoP provisions for AFS before addressing UN R123. This proposal amends the CoP procedures in line with those agreed for UN R112 (document GRE/2013/37) to create simplified photometric CoP tables for each class (C, V, W, E, R, RADB) with its applicable 0/20/30 per cent limits. Furthermore, the task force clarified which tests are necessary for CoP testing and which are necessary only for type approval testing. The methods and requirements for the "initial" type approval remained unchanged. An overview of the main AFS characteristics can be found in documents GRE-48-28 and GRE-48-30.

33. The expert from GTB proposed to correct inconsistencies and to allow for adapting of the passing-beam class C to foggy weather conditions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/29, GRE-76-14-Rev.1). The experts from UK and EC were of the view that the proposed amendments for foggy conditions would change performance requirements and, thus, should be introduced by a new series of amendments. The experts of Austria, Finland, Italy, Japan and OICA felt that a new supplement would be sufficient. The expert from France pointed out that the definition of the passing-beam class W for use in adverse weather conditions should be clarified to indicate that it includes only rainy, rather than foggy, conditions. The experts of Germany and OICA stated that foggy conditions would need a separate solution at a later stage. GRE agreed to take out the fog-related provisions from the amendment proposals and to address them at the next session. GRE adopted the remaining proposals, as amended by Annex V to the report, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions as part of the consolidated amendment proposals (see para. 10 above). GRE also agreed to consider in detail, at its next session, the issue of supplements, new series of amendments and transitional provisions.

GRE-76-14/Rev.1 | Editorial improvement to ECE/TRANS/GRE/2016/29 Editorial improvements to the proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R123.
GRE/2016/29 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 When the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123 was introduced to convert the photometric requirements from illuminance E (lux) to luminous intensities I (cd), some changes from E<sub>max</sub> to I<sub>max</sub> were overlooked. This amendment introduces the necessary corrections. The proposal also amends Annex 3, Table 2 to allow sub-classes of Class C to lower the cut-off position to give the opportunity to adapt to foggy weather conditions and thus avoid glare and increase safety.
8. Pending amendment proposals

34. GRE addressed this issue in conjunction with agenda item 4 (para. 10 above).

GRE/2015/16 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Correction of errors found in the references to “left-hand traffic” and “right-hand traffic” in the text and associated diagrams of Annex 2 of the regulation.
GRE/2015/23 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 Proposal to correct an inconsistency between the regulation text and Figure B of Annex 3.
GRE/2015/7 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 Proposal to correct an error in Supplement 24 to the 01 series of amendments (document WP.29/2013/14 adopted by the Forum during its March 2013 session). During the compilation of the collective amendment (GRE-68-02-Rev.2), necessary changes to Regulation No. 6 were overlooked. This amendment proposes to align the treatment of categories 1, 1a and 1b with other categories and devices.
GRE/2016/11 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 24 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 Proposal to align the text in the header row of the table in paragraph 6.1 (light emitted by the lamps) with the definitions used in Regulation No. 48 for the installation of "single lamps", "lamps marked D" and "interdependent lamps".
GRE/2016/14 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 45, 98, 112, 113 and 123 Proposal to amend the formula for the dirt mixture used in testing to address an error introduced by Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to UN R45 where the specified quantity of "2 &plusmn; 1 parts by weight" of surfactant results in invalid testing. The correct specification should be "2 &plusmn; 1 drops" of surfactant. While GTB notes that the specification should eventually be incorporated differently under the pending simplification of lighting regulations, the organization strongly urges amending UN R45 as quickly as possible.
GRE/73 | Report of the GRE on its 73rd session
9. Other business
9. (a) Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna 1968)

35. The secretariat informed GRE that the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), at its September 2016 session, had started discussing document ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2015/2/Rev.3 prepared by France, Italy and Laser Europe and containing amendment proposals to Article 32 and Chapter II of Annex 5 on lighting and light-signalling. At its next session, WP.1 would continue its considerations of ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2015/2/Rev.3.

WP.1/2015/2/Rev.3 | Amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic (1968)
9. (b) Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020

36. GRE took note that, in April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly had adopted a Resolution ‘Improving global road safety’ (A/70/L.44). The Resolution had requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish a Road Safety Trust Fund to support Member States to halve the global number of deaths and injuries from traffic accidents by 2020, as set out in target 3.6 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

37. GRE was informed that the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, coorganized by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division and Laser International Foundation Europe, would take place on 20 and 21 February 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, in conjunction with the seventieth anniversary of the Inland Transport Committee. The Festival’s jury would be chaired by Mr. Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety. More information is available on the film festival’s website at www.roadsafetyfilmfestival.org.

9. (c) Development of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)

38. GRE was informed that WP.29, at its June 2016 session, had noted no objection to Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement from the Contracting Parties and that the European Union had offered to formally transmit the revised Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/2) to the United Nations Office for Legal Affairs (OLA). The secretariat also briefed GRE on the recent activities of the WP.29 Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0 (IWVTA) and about the development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA).

39. The GRE Ambassador to IWVTA (EC) informed GRE about two questions on lighting and light-signalling Regulations that had been addressed to GRE by the WP.29 Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0 (IWVTA):

(1) Does Regulation No. 48 require all lighting and light-signalling devices within its scope to be type approved pursuant to relevant UN Regulations?
(2) Does each of UN Regulations on lighting devices require light sources to be type approved pursuant to relevant UN Regulations?

40. For question (1), the experts from OICA, Italy and France indicated that, in principle, the answer should be ‘yes’; however, cosmetic changes to Regulation No. 48 would be needed to fully confirm this reply in legal terms. For question (2), the expert of IEC pointed out that this requirement exists in case of replaceable light sources. GRE invited the IWVTA Ambassador to pass these replies to the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0 (IWVTA).

9. (d) Phantom light and colour washout

41. GRE noted that the progress report on this topic would be provided at the next session.

GRE-75-16 | Status report on investigating the test method for the sun load impact Presentation on the "phantom effect" of sunlight reflection on vehicle taillights, its role as a causation factor in road accidents, and research on a possible test method to evaluate light-signaling performance towards avoiding light washout under certain ambient conditions.
10. New business and late submissions

42. GRE was informed that WP.29, at its March and June 2016 sessions, had had a discussion on the performance of automotive systems, in particular the ones relying on software, in conditions other than those tested during the type approval test procedures (WP.29-168-15 and WP.29-169-13). WP.29 had requested its subsidiary Working Parties to give feedback on the issue. GRE invited its experts to provide comments and decided to revert to this matter at the next session.

WP.29-169-13 | Performance of automotive systems in conditions other than those tested Paper by the WP.29 secretariat to outline possibilities for regulatory provisions covering the performance of automotive systems under conditions other than those tested in the framework of type-approval or self-certification, with TPMS as a case study.

43. The expert of SAE informed GRE about the Fifth International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL) that would take place in China in March 2017 (GRE-76-08).

GRE-76-08 | The 5th International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL)

44. GRE took note that Mr. Christian Pichon (France) would no longer attend its sessions, due to retirement. GRE thanked him for his extensive contributions to the GRE work over many years and wished him a happy retirement.

45. GRE was informed that Mr. Pierre Laurent (CLEPA) would retire and no longer attend its sessions. GRE acknowledged his contributions and wished him a happy retirement.

11. Direction of future work of GRE

46. GRE noted that the status reports of the GTB Working Groups would be presented at the next session.

12. Provisional agenda for the next session

47. GRE decided to keep the same structure of the provisional agenda for the next session. Under agenda item 9 © ‘Development of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)’, GRE decided to consider the use of the Unique Identifier (see para. 11 above) and the issue of supplements, new series of amendments and transitional provisions (para. 33 above).

13. Election of officers

48. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1), GRE called for the election of officers. The representatives of the Contracting Parties, present and voting, elected unanimously Mr. Michel Loccufier (Belgium) as Chair and Mr. Derwin Rovers (Netherlands) as Vice-Chair for the sessions of GRE scheduled in the year 2017.