GRB
Session 65 | Geneva | 15-17 Feb 2017
Attendance
1. Adoption of the agenda
GRB-65-08 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 65th GRB session
GRB/2017/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 65th GRB session
2. Regulation No. 28 (Audible warning devices)
GRB-65-06 | Preliminary study on reversing alarms: Situation of Japan
GRB-65-07/Rev.1 | Reverse Alarm of M- and N-Vehicles: Consensus of Japan and Germany Proposal to pursue harmonization of reversing alarm requirements through the establishment of a new UN Regulation in order to promote safety and address noise concerns.
GRB-65-14 | Reversing audible warning devices for M- and N-vehicles Presentation of Turkey's proposals for revering audible warning devices, including provisions for multiple sound levels and pause functions.
GRB-65-13 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 28 on reversing audible warning devices Draft proposal to incorporate provisions for reverse audible warning devices for [M2], [N2], N3 and M3 vehicles.
GRB-64-05 | Amendment proposals to Regulation No. 28 on reversing alarm Draft proposal to incorporate provisions for audible signals when a vehicle is in reverse gear, including specifications relative to ambient noise levels.
GRB-65-17 | Additional information on reversing alarms Netherlands proposal in response to the initiative from Germany and Japan to standardize and limit the sound emission from Reversing Alarms (documents 64-05, 64-06, 65-06 and 65-07) to amend the requirements, including the use a “white noise alarm” instead of a “tonal noise alarm”.
GRB-65-19 | Reversing alarms Information on back-up accidents in Korea and proposal for scope and content of new requirements for reversing warning alarms.
3. Regulation No. 41 (Noise of motorcycles): Development
GRB-65-11 | Proposal for correction to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41 Proposal to correct Annex 3, paragraph 1.4.1. of the French version of the regulation to align with the original English text.
GRB-65-18 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 41-04 Proposal to delete category L<sub>4</sub> vehicles from the scope of the regulation. Motorcycles with a side car (L4 category vehicles) should be tested in a state that is designed to be operated on the road (i.e. the side car fitted to the vehicle) using the test procedures of UN Regulation No. 9. Since UN Regulation No. 41.04 does not cover motorcycles with a side car, this text should be deleted in order to avoid any potential misunderstandings.
4. (a) Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles): Development
GRB-65-01 | Proposal for correction to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/62 Correction to paragraph 6.2.2. "Sound level limits" to add a reference specifically to paragraph 3.1 of Annex 3 in order to ensure interpretation of the sound limit values as application only "noise in motion" and not to "stationary noise". This aligns the 02 and 03 series texts.
GRB-65-02 | China research on M3 subcategories under UN Regulation No. 51-03 series
GRB-65-10 | Proposal for correction to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal for clarifications, including the applicability of certain provisions, in Annex 3: Methods and instruments for measuring the sound made by motor vehicles.
GRB-65-12 | Proposals for interpretation of Regulation No. 51-03 Presentation for discussion of specific technical questions concerning the application of UN 51 test procedures.
WP.29/2016/4 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Proposal to clarify the wording of the 03 series of amendments to UN R51 as adopted by the World Forum in June 2015 (document WP.29/2015/62). The adopted wording could lead to the interpretation that sound levels measured on the left side of the vehicle are to be averaged with levels measured on the right side of the vehicle. The proposed new wording clarifies that the overall sound emission is assessed individually per vehicle side.
GRB-65-04 | Proposal to introduce provisions for indoor testing under UN Regulation No. 51 Proposal including indoor testing as an alternative to type approval tests of Annex 3 to Regulation No. 51 in accordance with ISO 26101:2012 and ISO 362-3.
4. (b) Regulation No. 51 (Noise of M and N categories of vehicles): Additional sound emission provisions
GRB-65-04 | Proposal to introduce provisions for indoor testing under UN Regulation No. 51 Proposal including indoor testing as an alternative to type approval tests of Annex 3 to Regulation No. 51 in accordance with ISO 26101:2012 and ISO 362-3.
GRB-65-24 | Progress report of the ASEP II informal working group
GRB-65-25 | Presentation on the ASEP II informal group proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 Explanation of the proposals contained in documents GRB/2017/2 and GRB-65-26.
GRB-65-26 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 ASEP II informal group amendments to document GRB/2017/2. See document GRB-65-25 for additional explanations.
GRB/2017/2 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 51 See document GRB-65-25 for detailed explanation.
5. Regulation No. 63 (Noise emissions of mopeds)
GRB-65-09 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 63 Proposal to clarify the text of the regulation, update provisions in line with Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments (WP.29/2015/64), and to align its provisions with those of UN R41 and R51, including:<ol class="alpha"><li>replace the term "two wheeled moped" with "L<sub>1</sub> category vehicle";</li><li>replace the term "moped" with "vehicle";</li><li>replace the term "noise" by "sound" except for its use related to background noise;</li><li>replace "noise made by" with "sound emitted by";</li><li>specify in each use of the term "speed" whether the reference is to engine speed or vehicle speed;</li><li>add definition for "rated engine speed" in addition to "rated maximum net power";</li><li>add definitions for "reference mass" and "test mass";</li><li>add definition for "maximum vehicle speed";</li><li>add the words “or electronically” and “rider selectable” to paragraph 6.3.2. to cover electronically adjustable exhaust or silencing systems;</li><li>allow the use of in-motion testing in addition to stationary testing in Annex 1 and add the necessary data reporting provisions in Annex 3 similar to provisions under UN R41 04 series;</li><li>update references to ISO standards; and</li><li>add sub-paragraphs to Annex 3, paragraph 5.2. to hinder tampering.</li></ol>
GRB-64-11 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 63 Proposal to update and clarify the text and to align the text with other UN Regulations and adopted proposals.
GRB-64-18 | Proposal for an amendment to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Proposal to amend the classification criteria of L1-category vehicles (e.g., mopeds) under R.E.3 in line with technical progress.
6. Regulation No. 92 (Replacement exhaust silencing systems for motorcycles)
WP.29/2017/5 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 92 Proposal to update the provisions of Regulation No. 92 to a level at least equivalent to the corresponding provisions in the European Union legislation. The document proposes improved terminology and definitions, including new ones, improved sound emission testing conditions and procedures. It also introduces anti-tampering provisions and an “Additional sound emission provisions” (ASEP) statement by the manufacturer.
WP.29/2017/4 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 63 Based on the outcomes of a European Commission study, proposal to clarify the text and align its provisions with other vehicle sound regulations, especially UN R41, including to replace references to “two wheeled moped” with the term “L1 category vehicles” (and consequently to replace references to “moped” with “vehicle”) and to replace the term “noise” with “sound” (except for references to background noise) throughout the regulation. It proposes improved terminology and definitions, including new ones, improved sound emission testing conditions and procedures. It also introduces sound emission measurement through new testing of in use vehicles in motion.
WP.29/2017/2 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 9 Proposal to clarify the text and align the provisions of UN R9 with other vehicle sound regulations, especially UN R41, pursuant to research conducted by the European Commission.
7. Regulation No. 117 (Tyre rolling noise and wet grip adhesion)
8. Regulation No. 138 (Quiet road transport vehicles)
GRB-65-05 | EU Regulation on AVAS requirements Presentation on the current European Commission draft proposal for the transposition of UN R138 regarding "quiet road transport vehicles" into EU law. The draft would require the audible alert signal to be activated at vehicle start-up, but would allow for use of a pause function activated by the driver. A fuller set of documents was provided for the <a href="https://circabc.europa.eu/w/browse/79af0476-e923-44de-9ca2-7961ab15beca" target="_blank" class="orange">64th Technical Committee-Motor Vehicles session</a>.
GRB-65-23 | Proposal for a new Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 138 Proposal to amend the wording of the transitional provisions as drafted for the 01 series to Regulation No. 138 (document WP.29/2017/7 for the March 2017 WP.29 session, prohibiting the AVAS pause function) with the guidelines for these provisions as established by Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement.
9. Collective amendments
10. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
GRB-65-16 | Study on Euro 5 sound level limits of L-category vehicles Status report on the European Commission program to investigate the potential for new sound limits of L-category vehicles at Euro 5 step and make a justified proposal.
GRB-65-16/Add.1 | Addendum to the EC presentation on the study on Euro 5 sound level limits of L-category vehicles Additional materials covering task force topics and possible time frame for EC proposal on Euro 5 sound limits.
GRB-65-27 | Push and Pull for Noise Emission Reduction from Road Traffic in the Netherlands and EU Presentation on legal requirements (push) and public education/incentivization (pull) strategies to decrease road noise levels. The presentation especially addresses the Dutch interest in a road labeling system for rating road surface noise levels.
11. Influence of road surface on tyre rolling sound emissions
12. Acronyms and abbreviations in Regulations under the responsibility of GRB
WP.29/2017/5 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 92 Proposal to update the provisions of Regulation No. 92 to a level at least equivalent to the corresponding provisions in the European Union legislation. The document proposes improved terminology and definitions, including new ones, improved sound emission testing conditions and procedures. It also introduces anti-tampering provisions and an “Additional sound emission provisions” (ASEP) statement by the manufacturer.
13. Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles
GRB-65-03/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) Proposal to replace the use of metric "tonnes" with measurements in kilograms in the definitions of vehicle categories and mass.
14. Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) system
15. Highlights of the November 2016 session of WP.29
GRB-65-08 | General information and WP.29 highlights for the 65th GRB session
16. Exchange of views regarding the future work of GRB
GRB-65-02 | China research on M3 subcategories under UN Regulation No. 51-03 series
GRB-65-15 | GRB subjects for the future Table prepared by the GRB chair of possible subjects for the future development of noise regulations.
17. Other business
GRB-65-12 | Proposals for interpretation of Regulation No. 51-03 Presentation for discussion of specific technical questions concerning the application of UN 51 test procedures.
18. Provisional agenda for the sixty-sixth session