Session 82 | Geneva | 20-23 Sep 2016
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) held its eighty-second session from 20 to 23 September 2016 in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by the elected Chair of GRRF, Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following 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/Amend.1 and Amend. 2): Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and the United States of America (USA). An expert from the European Commission (EC) and an expert from the International Transport Forum / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ITF/OECD) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participated: the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA), the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO), La Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMFM), the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, the following NGOs participated: European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery (CEMA), Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association (ITMA) and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. GRRF considered the agenda prepared for the eighty-second session and adopted it (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/24 and Add.1) as updated and reproduced in GRRF‑82‑11, including all informal documents received until the session’s starting date.

GRRF-82-11 | Updated provisional agenda for the 82nd GRRF session
GRRF/2016/24 | Provisional agenda for the 82nd GRRF session
GRRF/2016/24/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 82nd GRRF session

3. GRRF also adopted the running order for the session as proposed in GRRF-82-01. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the session report.

GRRF-82-01 | Running order of the agenda for the 82nd GRRF session

4. The secretariat introduced GRRF-82-10, announcing that the next GRRF session would take place on 23-27 January 2017 and recalling that the deadline for the submission of official documents would be 28 October 2016.

GRRF-82-10 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 82nd GRRF session
2. Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) and Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS)

5. The secretariat reminded that Footnote 5 in the table of Annex 3 in the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 131 imposes the review of the target speed in cell H2 before 1 November 2021.

3. Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H
3. (a) Electronic Stability Control

6. GRRF didn’t receive any update on Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

3. (b) Modular Vehicle Combinations

7. No progress was reported under this item, as the work of the experts on Modular Vehicle Combinations (MVC) was currently focusing on mechanical coupling aspects addressed under item 4, below.

3. (c) Clarifications

8. The Chair of GRRF recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2013/13, adopted during the seventy-fifth GRRF session. The document remained on the agenda of GRRF, pending submission to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) of the adopted text for Regulation No. 89 (Speed limitation devices).

GRRF/2013/13 | Proposal for collective amendments - Regulation Nos. 13, 13-H, 79, 89, and the LDWS and AEBS regulations Proposal for collective amendments of amendments to Regulations Nos. 13 (Heavy vehicle braking), 13-H (Brakes of M1 and N1 vehicles), 79 (Steering equipment) and 89 (Speed limitation devices) and the new Regulations on LDWS and AEBS to clarify the references to Regulation No. 10 into the UN Regulations mentioned above.

9. GRRF didn’t receive any new information about the activities of the Special Interest Group (SIG) of experts dealing with the provisions of Annex 14 of Regulation No. 13.

10. The expert from the Russian Federation presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/25 proposing the alignment of the Russian text with the French and English versions. GRRF agreed with the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Corrigendum to Revision 8 of Regulation No. 13 (Heavy vehicle Braking) to WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2017 sessions.

GRRF/2016/25 | Proposal for draft Corrigendum to Revision 8 of Regulation No. 13 The proposal is aimed at ensuring that the English and Russian texts are equivalent. In the English text, which is the original, in paragraph 2.2.27 of Annex 12 the word "travel" is used. The corresponding word in Russian language should be “ход”. The original text was mistranslated into Russian.

11. The expert from the Netherlands, recalling the initial discussion at WP.29, presented WP.29-168-16 proposing deletions in Annex 5 of Regulation No. 13. The expert from CLEPA provided an historical explanation about the development of the Regulation and a justification for a deletion of para. 2.2.1. He explained that the proposed deletion of para. 2.3.2. was not justified. GRRF agreed with the explanations provided and agreed to discuss this proposal at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal that the expert from the Netherlands volunteered to prepare.

WP.29-168-16 | Proposal from WP.15 to amend Regulation No. 13 Proposal from the Working Party on Dangerous Goods to delete paragraph 2.2.1 and 2.3.2 in Annex 5 of Regulation No. 13 permitting the use of an endurance braking system on a trailer to compensate for insufficient performance of the endurance braking system of the motor vehicles. Such systems have been prohibited by WP.15 such that alignment of the vehicle technical requirements is needed.

12. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/26 proposing amendments to Annex 12 of Regulation No. 13. The proposal received a general support. The expert from Germany noted that some modifications of editorial nature might be necessary. GRRF agreed to revisit this item at its next session, on the basis of a revised proposal, that the experts from France and Germany volunteered to prepare.

GRRF/2016/26 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 13 Proposal to clarify paragraph 8.1.2. The paragraph aimed to verify that the compensator can accept a difference of the travel when one brake operates in forward direction and the other in rearward direction with a margin of twenty per cent.

13. The expert from CLEPA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/27, as amended by GRRF-82-03. GRRF supported the aim of this proposal. The proposal received several comments of editorial nature. GRRF agreed to keep both documents on the agenda of the next GRRF session.

GRRF-82-03 | Proposal for amendments to Regulations No. 13 UN R13 allows for the exemption of certain vehicles from the requirement for electronic stability controls. This proposal seeks to clarify the scope of the exemptions to include any special purpose vehicle with a non-standard chassis. The change was prompted by a modified vehicle where use of ESC was not feasible, but where the current UN R13 language left doubt as to whether the ESC requirement was applicable. This revised proposal takes into account comments received during the February 2016 GRRF session.
GRRF/2016/27 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 13 UN R13 allows for the exemption of certain vehicles from the requirement for electronic stability controls. This proposal seeks to clarify the scope of the exemptions to include any special purpose vehicle with a non-standard chassis. The change was prompted by a modified vehicle where use of ESC was not feasible, but where the current UN R13 language left doubt as to whether the ESC requirement was applicable. This revised proposal takes into account comments received during the February 2016 GRRF session.
3. (d) Braking symbols in Regulation No. 121

14. GRRF did not receive any new proposal to amend Regulation No. 121 or relevant new information from the Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG).

3. (e) Other business

15. The Chair of GRRF invited the expert from RVIA to present GRRF-82-29. The expert from RVIA presented his association (being to date in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) NGO accreditation process) and explained the difficulties of its members to receive approvals for their products according to Regulation No. 13 and sought guidance from GRRF on ways to address the issue. The expert from CLEPA stated that the products mentioned would not comply with several essential provisions of Regulation No. 13 and suggested to delete recreational vehicles of the scope of Regulation No. 13. The Chair wondered whether an NGO not yet successfully holding an ECOSOC accreditation would be entitled to make proposal to GRRF. The Secretary referred to the discussion held at WP.29 at its June 2016 session (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123, para. 14 [note: this refers in principle to discussions on the EU-Japan-US “trilateral paper” which identified involvement of all stakeholders in the development of regulations as a WP.29 priority.]) and the need to keep WP.29 informed.

GRRF-82-29 | Recreation Vehicle Electric Brakes under Regulation No. 13 Presentation concerning the inability to test O<sub>3</sub> recreation vehicle trailers equipped with electric braking systems for type approval certification under UN R13.
4. Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)

16. The Chair of the IWG on Regulation No. 55 presented (GRRF-82-02) a proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/28) introducing amendments to Regulation No. 55 on secondary coupling and the attachment points. The expert from Italy responded to the proposal (GRRF-82-05). GRRF supported this proposal as amended and reproduced in GRRF-82-33.

GRRF-82-02 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Explanation of proposals from the informal working group for corrections, restructuring, and amendments to UN R55.
GRRF-82-05 | Current provisions in Annex 5 of Regulation No. 55 (01 series) Comments concerning failure modes in the event of a separation of the main coupling between a vehicle and a towed trailer in order to enable the trailer to be guided and/or stopped automatically.
GRRF-82-33 | Amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/28 agreed during the session Amendment to the proposal from the UN R55 informal group to allow the fitment of a secondary coupling and/or a brake away cable for un-braked O1 trailers or inertia braked trailers up to 3.5t which are equipped with class B coupling heads and class S drawbar eyes (38 mm, 40 mm, and others) and for the related use of integrated towing brackets.
GRRF/2016/28 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal from the UN R55 informal group to allow the fitment of a secondary coupling and/or a brake away cable for un-braked O1 trailers or inertia braked trailers up to 3.5t which are equipped with class B coupling heads and class S drawbar eyes (38 mm, 40 mm, and others) and for the related use of integrated towing brackets.

17. The Secretary of the IWG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/29 (amended by GRRF-82-27) with technical requirements for coupling devices for the purpose of modular vehicle combinations as well as “in-use” requirements for the combination of vehicles. The proposal, supported by GRRF, received some comments about the possibility to verify, at the time of type approval, the compliance with these “in use” requirements. GRRF questioned whether a driver could be requested to verify during a coupling phase the compatibility requirements defined in the proposal. The expert from CLEPA showed that calculation tools were available on the website of his company (www.vbg.se) and argued that it would be possible. GRRF agreed that this aspect of the proposal would need further consideration by the IWG who should recognise that new measures must be enforceable via type approval.

GRRF-82-27 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/29 Corrections to the proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 concerning vehicle combination applications to introduce: (a) An amendment for the separation of requirement calculation procedures from the procedure of setting and certifying performance values. (b) An amendment that adds procedures for requirement calculation for vehicle combinations that have hitherto not been accounted for in the Regulation.
GRRF/2016/29 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 concerning vehicle combination applications to introduce: (a) An amendment for the separation of requirement calculation procedures from the procedure of setting and certifying performance values. (b) An amendment that adds procedures for requirement calculation for vehicle combinations that have hitherto not been accounted for in the Regulation.

18. The Chair of the IWG presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/30 introducing a procedure to identify permissible performance values combinations for drawbar coupling equipment. GRRF supported this proposal.

GRRF/2016/30 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 and introduces a procedure to identify allowable combinations of performance values DC and V for drawbar coupling equipment.

19. The Chair of the IWG introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/31 (as amended by GRRF-82-28) proposing clarifications and an amendment to the worst cases identification provisions. GRRF supported the proposal.

GRRF-82-28 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/31 Revised proposal superseding document GRRF/2016/31. Proposals in GRRF/2016/31 to regulate the articulation angles of couplings as installed have been removed. The informal group on UN R55 could not reach agreement on this subject. As a result, this revised proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55: a) Corrects an error in Annex 5, figures 12 and 17; and b) Introduces an amendment concerning identification of worst cases for design assessment.
GRRF/2016/31 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 to introduce: a) Correction of an error in Annex 5, figures 12 and 17; b) An amendment that concerns identification of worst cases for design assessment; c) Clarifications on minimum articulation angles.

20. The expert from Germany volunteered to prepare a consolidated document encompassing all documents above (see paras. 16-19) while addressing the comments received. GRRF requested for this new document to be brought to the next session.

GRRF-82-27 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/29 Corrections to the proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 concerning vehicle combination applications to introduce: (a) An amendment for the separation of requirement calculation procedures from the procedure of setting and certifying performance values. (b) An amendment that adds procedures for requirement calculation for vehicle combinations that have hitherto not been accounted for in the Regulation.
GRRF-82-33 | Amendment to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/28 agreed during the session Amendment to the proposal from the UN R55 informal group to allow the fitment of a secondary coupling and/or a brake away cable for un-braked O1 trailers or inertia braked trailers up to 3.5t which are equipped with class B coupling heads and class S drawbar eyes (38 mm, 40 mm, and others) and for the related use of integrated towing brackets.
GRRF/2016/30 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 and introduces a procedure to identify allowable combinations of performance values DC and V for drawbar coupling equipment.
GRRF/2016/31 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 55 Proposal by the informal working group on Regulation No. 55 to introduce: a) Correction of an error in Annex 5, figures 12 and 17; b) An amendment that concerns identification of worst cases for design assessment; c) Clarifications on minimum articulation angles.

21. The expert from Poland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/32 proposing to introduce requirements in Regulation No. 55 imposing that a coupling device can only be installed on an M1 vehicle which was designed for its installation. The intention of the proposal received a general support. The expert from Denmark proposed that it should also apply to vehicles of category N1. The experts from the Netherlands and Spain noted that the text of the Regulation already contained provisions in that sense (a list with such provisions is available in the IWG working paper R55-07-06). GRRF supported the idea proposed and agreed to revisit this item at its January 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal that the experts from Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain volunteered to prepare.

GRRF/2016/32 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 55 Proposal to restrict component type-approval for mechanical coupling devices dedicated to category M1 vehicles to use only on such M1 vehicles as are designed to tow trailers.
R55-07-06 | Modular vehicles and in-use requirements

22. The expert from Germany introduced the proposal for Terms of Reference of IWG on the Agricultural Coupling Devices and Components revised by the IWG (GRRF-82-30). GRRF adopted the proposal, reproduced in Annex II. The expert from Germany submitted GRRF-82-37 to GRRF, providing a status report of the IWGs’ activities.

GRRF-82-30 | Proposal for ToR and RoP for the IWG on Mechanical Couplings for Agricultural Vehicles
GRRF-82-37 | Status report of the informal working group on Agricultural Coupling Devices and Components
5. Motorcycle braking
5. (a) UN Regulation No. 78

23. As agreed at the previous session, GRRF reviewed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/114 proposing a new series of amendments to Regulation No. 78 (submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for review and vote at their coming sessions). The expert from IMMA introduced GRRF-82-06-Rev.1, proposing three minor corrections. GRRF reconfirmed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/114, adopted the editorial corrections, as reproduced in Annex III and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, as an informal document amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/114 at their November 2016 sessions.

GRRF-82-06/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/114 (revised)
WP.29/2016/114 | Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 78 Proposal to align the text with the provisions for anti-lock braking systems used in other regulations, including specific exemptions for certain off-road vehicles as incorporated in UN Regulation No. 13. The proposal clarifies the limits on the use of any temporary ABS deactivation switch and prohibition against permanent disabling of ABS if fitted on a motorcycle.
5. (b) Global Technical Regulation No. 3

24. The expert from Italy consulted GRRF (GRRF-82-04) on a proposal to develop an amendment to GTR No. 3 on motorcycle braking. He informed that Italy, at the forty-eighth session of AC.3, would propose to sponsor this amendment, harmonizing the provisions of the GTR and those in Regulation No. 78, dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), tri-cycles Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS), Emergency Stop Signal and means to disable the ABS function (‘ABS switch’). The expert from Canada pointed out potential challenges related to the absence of specific EMC testing requirements for braking systems and the obligation to justify why mandating the fitment of ABS on tri-cycles. GRRF supported the content of GRRF-82-04. The expert from Italy volunteered to request the authorization to develop Amend. 3 to GTR No. 3 at the forty-eighth session of AC. 3 in November 2016.

GRRF-82-04 | Proposal for amendments to GTR No. 3 Request for authorization to develop amendments to GTR No. 3 in order to:<ol class="alpha"><li>align GTR 3 with Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 adopted at June 169/WP.29 (electromagnetic compatibility requirements for ABS, application of ABS provisions to three-wheelers, installation of emergency stop signal) and</li><li>clarify the possibility to install a means to disable the ABS function (‘ABS Switch’) under certain conditions.</li></ol>
6. Regulation No. 90

25. The expert from Italy presented GRRF-82-32 introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/18, which was already presented once, at the February 2016 session. He pointed out that he didn’t receive any feedback or comments on the proposal and that therefore the original proposal was not amended. GRRF adopted the proposal as amended and requested the secretariat to submit this proposal as draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 90 (Replacement braking parts), for consideration and vote at the June 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

GRRF-82-32 | Presentation for the proposal for a Supplement to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 90 Presentation supporting document GRRF/2016/18, proposal to introduce requirements for the approval of replacement brake lining assemblies for L-category vehicles.
GRRF/2016/18 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 90 Proposal to introduce requirements for the approval of replacement brake lining assemblies for L-category vehicles.

26. The expert from Spain introduced GRRF-82-36, providing a status report on the activities of the special interest group of experts dealing with the clarification and the interpretation of Regulation No. 90. He announced that he would present the conclusions of the group at the January 2017 session of GRRF. GRRF agreed to revisit this item at its next session.

GRRF-82-36 | Status report of the SIG of experts dealing with Regulation No. 90 Overview of special interest group discussions on replacement brake discs and drums, as well as on replacement brake pads and calipers (especially remanufactured).

27. The expert from CLEPA raised a concern related to the high market share of remanufactured brake calipers and stated the risk related to what she called a potentially dangerous and uncontrolled “brake caliper grey market”.

7. Tyres
7. (a) Tyres: Global technical regulation No. 16

28. The expert from ETRTO introduced GRRF-82-25 presenting the conclusions of their considerations on the development of the Amendment No. 2 to UN GTR No. 16. The expert from the Russian Federation proposed his leadership to develop this amendment and consulted GRRF on the necessity to establish an IWG on the Tyre GTR. He then introduced GRRF-82-31 proposing draft Terms of Reference for the IWG. GRRF endorsed the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV. The expert from the Russian Federation volunteered to request the authorization to develop Amend. 2 to GTR No. 16 at the forty-eighth session of AC. 3.

GRRF-82-25 | GTR No. 16 on Tyres: Status report and further steps
GRRF-82-31 | Draft ToR and RoP of the IWG for the Phase 2 of development of UN GTR No. 16
7. (b) Tyres: Regulation No. 30

29. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/33 (as updated by GRRF-82-22), proposing editorial corrections.

GRRF-82-22 | Revised proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 30 Updated proposal to correct paragraph number references due to the recent renumbering of definitions based on document GRRF/2016/33.
GRRF/2016/33 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 30 Proposal to correct paragraph number references due to the recent renumbering of definitions.

30. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/34 with provisions for tyres designed for a “special” application which also fulfil the definition of a “snow” tyre.

GRRF/2016/34 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 30 Proposal to allow for the case of a tyre designed for a special application that also fulfills the requirements for a snow tyre such that the tyre, at the manufacturers initiative, shall be marked with the inscription M+S or M.S or M&S while remaining in the category of use "special use tyre". The proposal further adds "test laboratories" in the headline of paragraph 12. as quoted in subparagraph 12.1. in document WP.29/2016/51 as adopted during the June WP.29 session with the aim of harmonizing the tyre regulations.

31. GRRF adopted both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them as draft Supplement 19 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 30 (Tyres for passenger cars and their trailers) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2017 sessions.

GRRF-82-22 | Revised proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 30 Updated proposal to correct paragraph number references due to the recent renumbering of definitions based on document GRRF/2016/33.
GRRF/2016/33 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 30 Proposal to correct paragraph number references due to the recent renumbering of definitions.
GRRF/2016/34 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 30 Proposal to allow for the case of a tyre designed for a special application that also fulfills the requirements for a snow tyre such that the tyre, at the manufacturers initiative, shall be marked with the inscription M+S or M.S or M&S while remaining in the category of use "special use tyre". The proposal further adds "test laboratories" in the headline of paragraph 12. as quoted in subparagraph 12.1. in document WP.29/2016/51 as adopted during the June WP.29 session with the aim of harmonizing the tyre regulations.
7. (c) Tyres: Regulation No. 54

32. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/35 as amended by GRRF-82-23 proposing editorial corrections to Regulation No. 54. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/36 proposing amendments to provisions on the minimum markings heights.

33. GRRF agreed with all documents above (see para. 32.) and requested the secretariat to keep the documents on the agenda for the next session.

GRRF-82-23 | Revised proposal for Supplement 22 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 54 Revised proposal to correct the paragraph numbering pursuant to the adoption of Supplement 21 and delete a redundant note at the end of paragraph 6.1.5.3.3, based on document GRRF/2016/35.
GRRF/2016/35 | Proposal for Supplement 22 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 54 Correction of the paragraph numbering pursuant to the adoption of Supplement 21 and deletion of a redundant note at the end of paragraph 6.1.5.3.3.
GRRF/2016/36 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 54 Proposal to clarify the minimum heights for markings for tyres with nominal rim diameter codes ≥ 20 and nominal section width ≤ 235 and for tyres with nominal rim diameter codes < 20 and nominal section width > 235. In addition, the proposal corrects the use of uppercase letters to denote dimensions where lowercase letters had been inserted.
7. (d) Tyres: Regulation No. 75

34. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/37 proposing clarifications in line with those proposed previously to Regulations Nos. 30, 54 and 117. GRRF adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 75 (Tyres for motorcycles/mopeds) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions.

GRRF/2016/37 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 75 Proposal to: a) Align some definitions and some contents of paragraphs with the other tyre regulations (Regulations Nos. 30, 54, 117, etc.); b) Include a definition of "manufacturer" extracted from the resolution "R.E.3"; c) Adopt a common definition and use of the terms "Manufacturer’s name"," Brand name", "Trademark", "Trade description" and "Commercial name" and their links; d) Clarify the designation of the categories of use; e) Remove the word "normal" in the definition of "Reinforced" tyre to avoid confusion with the category of use "normal"; f) Add some information in the certificate to the attention of the Type Approval Authorities for making easier the relationship between this one and the products.
7. (e) Tyres: Regulation No. 106

35. The expert from ETRTO presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/38, proposing amendments on tyre markings, similar amendments to those proposed by the expert from France (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/37) and harmonized provisions with those in another EU Regulation (namely Regulation EU 167/2013) which defines vehicles of Category S as “interchangeable towed equipment”. GRRF amended the proposal, as reflected in GRRF-82-24-Rev.1.

GRRF-82-24/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/38 Revised proposal, based on document GRRF/2016/38 and revising GRRF-82-24, to: a) Align definitions and contents of paragraphs with the other tyre regulations (UN R30, R54, R117, etc.); b) Include a definition of "Manufacturer" extracted from the resolution "R.E.3"; c) Adopt a common definition and use of the terms "Manufacturer’s name"," Brand name", "Trademark", "Trade description" and "Commercial name" and their links; d) Clarify which markings shall be moulded on both sidewalls of the tyre; and those which shall be moulded on one sidewall only; e) Add information in the certificate to clarify the relationship with the certified products; f) Align definitions with Regulation EU 167/2013 which defines vehicles in category S as "interchangeable towed equipment" and includes tread patterns for ‘implement traction tyres’ that consist of blocks rather than lugs or cleats; g) Eliminate redundant marking requirements; h) Clarify the inflation pressure to be used for measurements and tests and related tyre markings; i) Align the current rules for calculating the dimensional limits in accordance with ISO, all major tyre standards, and as proposed for UN R30, R54, and R75.
GRRF/2016/38 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 106 Proposal to: a) Align definitions and contents of paragraphs with the other tyre regulations (UN R30, R54, R117, etc.); b) Include a definition of "Manufacturer" extracted from the resolution "R.E.3"; c) Adopt a common definition and use of the terms "Manufacturer’s name"," Brand name", "Trademark", "Trade description" and "Commercial name" and their links; d) Clarify which markings shall be moulded on both sidewalls of the tyre; and those which shall be moulded on one sidewall only; e) Add information in the certificate to clarify the relationship with the certified products; f) Align definitions with Regulation EU 167/2013 which defines vehicles in category S as "interchangeable towed equipment" and includes tread patterns for ‘implement traction tyres’ that consist of blocks rather than lugs or cleats; g) Eliminate redundant marking requirements; h) Clarify the inflation pressure to be used for measurements and tests and related tyre markings; i) Align the current rules for calculating the dimensional limits in accordance with ISO, all major tyre standards, and as proposed for UN R30, R54, and R75.

36. The expert from ETRTO proposed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/39 introducing updates to Annex 5.

GRRF/2016/39 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 106 Proposal to amend Annex 5 with regard to Improved Flexion (IF) tyres and Very high Flexion (VF) tyres.

37. GRRF agreed with the proposals above (see paras. 35-36) and requested the secretariat to keep the documents on the agenda of its January 2017 session.

GRRF-82-24/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/38 Revised proposal, based on document GRRF/2016/38 and revising GRRF-82-24, to: a) Align definitions and contents of paragraphs with the other tyre regulations (UN R30, R54, R117, etc.); b) Include a definition of "Manufacturer" extracted from the resolution "R.E.3"; c) Adopt a common definition and use of the terms "Manufacturer’s name"," Brand name", "Trademark", "Trade description" and "Commercial name" and their links; d) Clarify which markings shall be moulded on both sidewalls of the tyre; and those which shall be moulded on one sidewall only; e) Add information in the certificate to clarify the relationship with the certified products; f) Align definitions with Regulation EU 167/2013 which defines vehicles in category S as "interchangeable towed equipment" and includes tread patterns for ‘implement traction tyres’ that consist of blocks rather than lugs or cleats; g) Eliminate redundant marking requirements; h) Clarify the inflation pressure to be used for measurements and tests and related tyre markings; i) Align the current rules for calculating the dimensional limits in accordance with ISO, all major tyre standards, and as proposed for UN R30, R54, and R75.
GRRF/2016/39 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 106 Proposal to amend Annex 5 with regard to Improved Flexion (IF) tyres and Very high Flexion (VF) tyres.

38. The expert from ETRTO withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/46 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/47.

GRRF/2016/46 | Proposal for a new Resolution on Tyre Sizes Regulation No. 106 contains standardized tyre sizes which often need to be updated in line with technical progress. In order to accelerate the update process of the Regulation and limit the number of amendments, it is proposed to establish a new Resolution on standardized sizes and to refer to this Resolution in Annex 5.
GRRF/2016/47 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 106 Proposal to remove the technical content in Annex 5. This content would be incorporated into a new Resolution on Tyre Sizes as proposed in document GRRF/2016/46.
7. (f) Tyres: Regulation No. 109

39. GRRF resumed consideration of proposed amendments to Annexes 7 and 10 to Regulation No. 109 as well as the proposal originally submitted by the expert from Slovakia, in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/40. The expert from ETRTO presented a proposal for amendments to tyre marking requirements in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/41.

40. GRRF adopted both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them as draft Supplement 8 to Regulation No. 109 (Retreaded tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions.

GRRF/2016/40 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 109 Proposal to amend Annex 7 (based on the documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/39 and GRRF-80-16 from Slovakia) and Annex 10. This proposal would:<ol><li>change measurement units for drum speed in Annex 7 from min-1 to km.h-1 to align the requirements with other tyre regulations;</li><li>correct the wording from “speed category symbol” to “speed symbol” (as defined in para. 2.33);</li><li>correct the wording from “load capacity index” to “load index” (as defined in para. 2.32);</li><li>correct a reference to para. 3.2.13. of the Regulation in Annex 7, Appendix 1;</li><li>correct a boundary value of load index in Annex 7, Appendix 1;</li><li>delete in paragraph 2.1 in Annex 7, the possibility to use the 2.0 m drum diameter to perform the endurance test.</li></ol> In Annex 10, the proposal aligns the text with Annex 7 of UN R117, 02 series of amendments, Supplement 5.
GRRF/2016/41 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 109 Proposal to clarify provisions for the minimum heights for markings for tyres with nominal rim diameter codes ≥ 20 and nominal section width ≤ 235 and for tyres with nominal rim diameter codes < 20 and nominal section width > 235. The proposal also corrects tables and figures for the use of lowercase letter to denote tyre dimension specifications.
7. (g) Tyres: Regulation No. 117

41. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/42 proposing amendments to the type definition.

42. GRRF agreed with the proposal and requested the secretariat to keep the document on the agenda of its January 2017 session.

GRRF/2016/42 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 117 Proposal to correct the text where the word "tyres" was inadvertently omitted from Paragraph 2.1.
7. (h) Tyres: Regulation on tyre installation

43. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/43 proposing editorial corrections to the Regulations.

44. GRRF agreed with the corrections and requested the secretariat to keep the document on the agenda of the next session.

GRRF/2016/43 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Regulation on Tyre Installation Proposal for minor editorial corrections to the text.
7. (i) Tyres: Regulation on Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

45. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/44 proposing editorial corrections to the Regulations.

46. GRRF agreed with the corrections and requested the secretariat to keep the document on the agenda of the next session.

GRRF/2016/44 | Proposal for amendments to the draft Regulation on Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Proposal for a minor editorial correction to the text. Paragraph 4.8. should read "Annex 2 to this Regulation gives an example of approval marks." The current text refers to "examples" where there is only one provided.
7. (j) Tyres: Other business

47. The expert from ETRTO presented GRRF-82-21 collecting the definitions in UN Regulations on tyres. He added that doing this review, they noted some possible harmonization of definitions across the Regulations. They invited the delegates to review the document and to indicate whether GRRF would support amending the Regulations in order to harmonize the definitions when relevant or develop a Resolution containing definitions. GRRF agreed to keep this document on the agenda of the next session.

GRRF-82-21 | Definitions in regulations dealing with tyres
8. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
8. (a) Vehicle automation

48. GRRF did not receive any contribution under this agenda item.

8. (b) Other ITS issues

49. GRRF received an oral report from the Secretary of the IWG on Intelligent Transport Systems / Automated Driving on the outcome of the latest meeting that took place one day before the start of this GRRF session. The Secretary referred to GRRF-82-16 containing the latest document discussed with elements determining the definitions of automation levels. He noted that it was intended to be a living document delivering the conceptual framework, while GRRF was dealing with technical requirements. GRRF noted the importance of the work done by the IWG and supported the view expressed by the Chair on the necessity to allocate more time for this IWG in the framework of the WP.29 activities.

GRRF-82-16 | Draft definitions of Automated Driving under WP.29 and the General Principles for developing UN Regulations

50. Three intergovernmental bodies dealing with automated driving had their sessions during the third week of September 2016, in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Taking advantage of the experts’ attendance, the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) and the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) broke their usual work on 20 September 2016 (afternoon) in order to meet together informally in the configuration of the 2016 UNECE ITS flagship event as joint meeting of WP.1, WP.29/GRRF and IWG on ITS/AD experts. This ad hoc meeting, aiming at an in-depth exchange or views and information, was moderated by Mrs. L. Iorio (Chair of WP.1) and by Mr. B. Frost (Chair of GRRF). Mr. J. Valmain (Chair of the Informal Group on Automated Driving) gave a status report on the activities of WP.1 and its informal group. Mr. O. Klöckner (Germany) gave a status report on the activities of the GRRF Informal Working Group on ACSF (Regulation No.79). The WP.1 delegate from Sweden wondered why GRRF was prioritizing its work on technical provisions applicable for lower levels of automation, if it would block technical progress and the introduction of these technologies. The Chair of GRRF noted that no Contracting Party and no other stakeholder presented any request or proposal related to higher level of automation and that no members of the industry expressed the need to do so at this stage. The expert from OICA confirmed some public relations activities on these technologies and explained that they were mostly related to market probing activities. The delegate from Slovakia wondered whether driver training would be necessary in order for drivers to understand and well control these new technologies. The delegate from Germany mentioned the work done on Human Machine Interface (HMI) to minimize system complexity and make systems intuitive for the driver. The WP.1 delegate from Belgium noted the Terms of Reference of the IWG on ACSF. He raised the question whether a driver or a system would be able to identify a highway in the sense of the Regulation. The expert from Finland, responding to the expert from Sweden, added that shuttles, with automation corresponding to those described in the SAE level 4 definition, would be locally or nationally approved. He noted that the work at the WP.1 level might have to be ahead of the regulatory work done at the GRRF level. The Chair of GRRF noted that the use of Remote Controlled Parking (RCP) systems may be prohibited by traffic laws in some Countries. The expert from WP.1 and GRRF experts noted that some future work could be of mutual interest, especially a reflection on secondary tasks that can be performed by drivers during automated driving phases.

9. Steering equipment
9. (a) Regulation No. 79

51. GRRF did not receive any contribution under this agenda item.

9. (b) Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Parking Assist Systems (PAS)

52. This agenda item was discussed together with the following agenda item. The secretariat noted the decision of their authors and GRRF to remove ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/2, GRRF-79-04, GRRF-80-08 and GRRF-81-14 from the agenda, as the progress done under the following agenda item would cover the subjects covered by those documents.

GRRF-79-04 | Proposal to amend the draft LKAS amendment to UN Regulation No. 79 This proposal is presented by the Chair of the Lane Keeping Assistance System (LKAS) adhoc group in order to improve the wording of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29 /GRRF/2015/2, and to resolve pending questions with regard to the warning provision. The group was not able to achieve consensus on the application dates of the amendments (wording remaining in square brackets).
GRRF-80-08 | Proposal to amend the draft LKAS amendment to UN Regulation No. 79 Proposal to improve the wording of the draft amendment on lane-keeping assistance systems, based on document GRRF-79-04.
GRRF-81-14 | Presentation of French views on the regulation of automatically commanded steering functions Presentation on French government views on the approval of automated steering at speeds above 10 km/h under UN Regulation No. 79. The principle recommendation is to restrict amendments to UN R79 to lateral vehicle control as speeds above 10 km/h while setting other work on more advanced capabilities (longitudinal + latitudinal, lane change, passing, etc.) for future separate regulations.
GRRF/2015/2 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 79 Text prepared by the experts from the LKAS small drafting group to introduce new definitions and the related LKAS requirements in to the text of UN Regulation No. 79.
9. (c) Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF)

53. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/45, containing four options as possible ways forward to progress on ACSF. The Secretary of the IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) gave a presentation reporting on the progress made by the group (GRRF-82-17). He reported on definitions proposed for ACSF of Categories A to E, clarifications proposed for Corrective Steering Functions (CSF) and new provisions proposed for RCP. GRRF acknowledged the status report received and agreed to work on an amendment to Option 4 as proposed by GRRF-82-12. The proposal for Option 4 received several comments in GRRF-82-08, GRRF-82-09, GRRF-82-14, GRRF-82-15, GRRF-82-18, GRRF-82-19 and GRRF-82-26.

GRRF-82-08 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 79 Proposal to amend "option 4" as presented in the proposal introduce technical requirements for Corrective Steering Functions under UN R79 (document GRRF/2016/45). Option 4 for consideration by GRRF proposes to amend the definition of corrective steering functions and to include technical requirements for LKAS as an ASCF of Category B1. The proposal includes:<ul class="alpha"><li>Clarification of Corrective steering function (CSF) incl. defining of new requirements;</li><li>Establishment of new categories for automatically commanded steering function (ACSF): Categories A, B1, B2, C, D and E;</li><li>Wording for requirements of Category A (incl. remote parking RCP), and Category B1.</li></ul> The ACSF informal group intends to define provisions for systems of categories B2, C, D and E during its future sessions. Testing requirements will be defined in a separate informal document.
GRRF-82-09 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/45 Proposal of amendments to the draft proposal concerning technical requirements for automated steering functions operating at speeds up to 10 km/h and for corrective steering functions under UN R79.
GRRF-82-12 | Proposal for amendments to GRRF-82-08 Proposal, consolidating document GRRF-82-08 with the proposed test procedures, revising “option 4” as presented in the proposal introduce technical requirements for Corrective Steering Functions under UN R79 (document GRRF/2016/45). Option 4 proposes to amend the definition of corrective steering functions and to include technical requirements for LKAS as an ASCF of Category B1. The proposal includes:<ul><li>Clarification of Corrective steering function (CSF) incl. defining of new requirements;</li><li>Establishment of new categories for automatically commanded steering function (ACSF): Categories A, B1, B2, C, D and E;</li><li>Wording for requirements of Category A (incl. remote parking RCP), and Category B1.</li></ul>
GRRF-82-14 | Justification for an acceleration greater than 1.0 m/s² under document GRRF-82-08 (CSF) In order to enhance the safety of B1 corrective steering functions (by reducing the probability of driver over-reliance and misunderstanding of system limitations), OICA proposes a minimum value of 0.8 m/s<sup>2</sup> for maximum lateral acceleration in place of the draft 1 m/s<sup>2</sup> for the speed range between 100-130 km/h for M1 and N1 vehicles. OICA believes that this would ensure that a system is capable under all conditions of generating the required minimum acceleration.
GRRF-82-15 | Proposal for amendments to GRRF-82-09 Proposed changes to the draft amendments to UN R79 concerning ACSF B1 systems. The proposed new wording for the triggering condition of the warning (“any front tyre of the vehicle is crossing the lane marking”) is technically more specific than the original (“the vehicle is going to leave the lane”). The use of a haptic signal as an alternative to the acoustic signal achieves the goal pursued by Germany. This proposal is consistent with the warning strategy of AEBS specified in UN R131. In the case of M2 M3 N2 N3 vehicle categories, it is proposed to take as a base the requirements specified in UN R130 LDWS regulation, which achieves the goal.
GRRF-82-17 | Presentation of the ACSF informal group proposal to amend UN R79 Explanatory presentation on document GRRF-82-08.
GRRF-82-18 | Support for the amendments to Regulation No. 79 to allow the approval of ACSF, in particular LCA and enhanced LKA systems
GRRF-82-19 | Proposal for amendments to Annex 6 of Regulation No. 79 Proposal to amend the annex on complex electronic systems, in particular, to require auditing of the methodologies used to ensure system safety at both concept and system level. Concept level specifically requires consideration of interaction with other vehicle systems.
GRRF-82-26 | Proposal for amendments to GRRF-82-12 Proposal to amend the consolidated draft amendment to UN R79 to introduce technical requirements for Corrective Steering Functions and Level B1 ACSF under UN R79 (document GRRF/2016/45).
GRRF/2016/45 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 79 Proposal to introduce technical requirements for Corrective Steering Functions (lane departure prevention, lane-keeping assistance (LKAS), steering angle correction, etc.) as defined in the regulation. The proposal offers four options to ensure appropriate approvals of LKAS and related CSF systems until such time as more precise requirements can be defined:<ul><li>Option 1 and option 2: Not to grant any type approvals for corrective steering functions until detailed technical requirements for CSF are incorporated into this Regulation.</li><li>Option 3: Amend the definition of CSF as proposed in this document.</li><li>Option 4: Amend the definition of corrective steering functions and to include technical requirements for LKAS as an ASCF of Category B1 as proposed in this document.</li></ul>

54. The expert from Sweden commented on GRRF-82-14 informing that road construction standards would define design requirements (inclination profile) leading to the road side forces corresponding to 1 m/s2 and that this value was even higher on roads designed for low speed. GRRF adopted the value 0.8 m/2 proposed in this document for ACSF of categories A and B1 only, as a strict minimum, noting that it was taking account of a 0.2 m/2 measurement uncertainty and that the value 0.8 m/2 would de facto impose manufacturers to design systems according to a higher value in practice.

GRRF-82-14 | Justification for an acceleration greater than 1.0 m/s² under document GRRF-82-08 (CSF) In order to enhance the safety of B1 corrective steering functions (by reducing the probability of driver over-reliance and misunderstanding of system limitations), OICA proposes a minimum value of 0.8 m/s<sup>2</sup> for maximum lateral acceleration in place of the draft 1 m/s<sup>2</sup> for the speed range between 100-130 km/h for M1 and N1 vehicles. OICA believes that this would ensure that a system is capable under all conditions of generating the required minimum acceleration.

55. The expert from Germany presented GRRF-82-34 with test results obtained with a standard vehicle, demonstrating the feasibility of the test procedures proposed in Annex 8.

GRRF-82-34 | Automatically Commanded Steering Function: Demonstration of the Feasibility of the Proposed Test Cases with a Production Vehicle Presentation on trial runs of the proposed test procedures for evaluating automated steering systems under UN R79.

56. GRRF adopted GRRF-82-12-Rev.3, subject to confirmation in January 2017 by GRRF, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as a draft Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment) for consideration and vote in March 2017.

GRRF-82-12/Rev.3 | Consolidated proposal for amendments to GRRF-82-08 Updated version of the proposal to introduce corrective steering and B1 level ACSF provisions into UN R79 as agreed by the GRRF during its September 2016 session.

57. The expert from FIA presented GRRF-82-07 on data privacy and cybersecurity of (partly) automated driving and on Data Storage Systems for ACSF (DSSA). He advocated against potential DSSA installation requirements for data protection and cybersecurity reasons as, to date, no clarity would be provided on consumer protective measures. He stated that such systems could facilitate the collection (also over-the-air, outside of the vehicle) and interpretation of a large amount of data, that could easily be used against the driver, in various situations (e.g. for commercial, warranty, recall and liability purposes). He urged therefore GRRF to ban such systems as long as no fair and balanced relations among stakeholders would be guaranteed.

GRRF-82-07 | Data Privacy and Cyber Security in (partly) Automated Driving FIA comments on data privacy provisions under UN Regulations including remarks concerning the work of the informal groups on automated driving (ITS/AD), automatic emergency calls systems (AECS), and automatically commanded steering functions (ACSF). The presentation covers issues such as protection of personal data, aggregation of data to protect individual identities, protection against unauthorized access (hacking), and prohibition against data use for purposes other than those specifically intended by a regulation. FIA proposes the deletion of data storage (DSSA) provisions under the draft texts for ACSF.

58. The expert from OICA presented GRRF-82-13 proposing the introduction of provisions applicable for Emergency Steering Functions (ESF). GRRF supported the proposal but noted the absence of objective testing requirements to verify the safe operation of such systems at the time of Type Approval. Therefore, GRRF invited the IWG on ACSF to develop provisions for ESF.

GRRF-82-13 | Emergency Steering Function (ESF) During its 8th meeting (Stockholm), the ACSF informal group decided that all functions to "assist the avoidance of a collision" would be excluded from the definition of "Corrective Steering Function". ACSF decided to establish a new definition for "Emergency Steering Functions (ESF)" with specific requirements. The intention was to draft this definition during a second phase effort through which requirements for ACSF categories beyond B1 will be established. In order to enable the approval of ESF systems critical to road safety, OICA has prepared this proposal for an ESF definition and simple requirements based upon provisions for Complex Electronics (CEL) in Annex 6. A footnote has also been added to define the specific conditions for the approval of these systems, until uniform provisions are defined by the ACSF informal group.

59. The expert from the European Commission presented GRRF-82-18 reporting on research activities looking for ways to improve Annex 6 on Complex Electronic Systems in Regulation No. 79 and introducing GRRF-82-19 with amendments to this annex. GRRF requested the secretariat to distribute GRRF-82-19 with an official symbol at its next session.

GRRF-82-18 | Support for the amendments to Regulation No. 79 to allow the approval of ACSF, in particular LCA and enhanced LKA systems
GRRF-82-19 | Proposal for amendments to Annex 6 of Regulation No. 79 Proposal to amend the annex on complex electronic systems, in particular, to require auditing of the methodologies used to ensure system safety at both concept and system level. Concept level specifically requires consideration of interaction with other vehicle systems.

60. The expert from Germany introduced on behalf of Germany and Japan revised draft ToR for the IWG on ACSF (GRRF-82-20-Rev.1). GRRF adopted the document as reproduced in Annex V.

GRRF-82-20/Rev.1 | Revised proposal for updated ToR for the IWG on ACSF Updated terms of reference for the automated steering informal group as agreed during the September 2016 GRRF session.
10. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
10. (a) Report on the IWVTA informal group and sub-group activities

61. The GRRF Ambassador to the IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) presented a status report (GRRF-82-35) on the activities of the IWG.

GRRF-82-35 | International whole vehicle type approval (IWVTA) status report to GRRF
10. (b) Any other business

62. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

11. Regulation No. 89

63. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/21.

GRRF/2016/21 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 89 Proposal to extend the possibility of actuating the service braking system to vehicles of categories M2 and N2 below 5t.
12. Exchange of view on innovations and relevant national activities

64. No information was shared under this agenda item.

13. Election of Officers

65. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amends. 1 and 2), GRRF called for the election of officers on Tuesday morning. Mr. Frost (UK) was unanimously elected Chair of GRRF for the sessions scheduled for the year 2017. Mr. Murai (Japan) was elected Vice-Chair of GRRF for the same period.

14. Other business
14. (a) Highlights of the March and June 2016 sessions of WP.29

66. The secretariat introduced GRRF-82-10 reporting on the GRRF relevant highlights of the 168th and 169th sessions of WP.29. For more information, please refer to the session reports (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1120, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1123).

GRRF-82-10 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 82nd GRRF session
14. (b) Any other business

67. The Secretary informed GRRF, as recommended by WP.29, about discussions that took place at WP.29 in March and June 2016 on the performance of automotive systems (especially those relying on software) in conditions other than those tested according to the regulated test procedures. He presented WP.29-168-15 and WP.29-169-13 and highlighted some parts of the documents (a) providing some examples showing the relevance of the question and compelling experts to be vigilant when reviewing, amending or drafting technical regulations, (b) listing existing regulatory instruments available to experts when drafting regulations applicable for such software-based systems.

68. The Chair of GRRF stated the importance of being vigilant to this matter and encouraged experts to keep it in mind when reviewing, amending or drafting technical regulations.

WP.29-168-15 | The performance of automotive systems in conditions other than those tested in the framework of type-approval or self-certification Brief summary of GRRF discussions related to the performance of products in conditions outside the scope of test procedures (i.e., assuring satisfactory performance under all normal road conditions). GRRF agreed with Russia that this issue should be put before the full World Forum.
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.
14. (c) Tributes

69. Learning that Mr. Pierre Laurent (CLEPA) and Mr. Colin Ross (CLEPA) would retire and, therefore, no longer attend the sessions, GRRF acknowledged their considerable contributions to the activities of the group. GRRF wished them a long and happy retirement. GRRF also learned that Mr. Kristof Schockaert (Belgium) would no longer attend GRRF session. GRRF acknowledged his great cooperation with GRRF and wished him all the best for his new responsibilities.