Session 61 | Geneva | 8-12 May 2017
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) held its sixty-first session in Geneva from 8 to 12 May 2017, chaired by Mr. N. Nguyen (United States of America). 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, Amend.1 and Amend.2): Australia; Canada; China; France; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and United States of America. An expert from the European Commission (EC) participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations participated: Consumers International (CI); European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). At the invitation of the secretariat, an expert from the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) also attended.

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the session report (GRSP/61).

GRSP/61 | Report of the GRSP on its 61st session

3. GRSP considered and adopted the agenda (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/1 and Add.1) proposed for the sixty-first session with the new agenda items 26 (h), 26 (i), 26 (j) and 27 as well as the running order (GRSP-61-05). The list of GRSP informal working groups are listed in Annex VIII of this report.

GRSP-61-05 | Running order of the agenda for the 61st GRSP session
GRSP/2017/1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 61st GRSP session
GRSP/2017/1/Add.1 | Addendum to the annotated provisional agenda for the 61st GRSP session
2. Global technical regulation No. 7 (Head restraints)

4. The expert from the United Kingdom, on behalf of the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on the UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 7 – Phase 2, clarified that the IWG had suspended its activity because of a lack of results on biomechanical criteria. He added that the Chair’s intention was to resume the activity of the IWG and that he would contact the group’s members. He concluded that the Chair of the IWG would inform GRSP at its December 2017 session on the follow-up of activities of the IWG. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf of the expert of the United States of America, informed GRSP that the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) could possibly re-start correlation testing between dummy and the Post Mortem Human Subjects (PHMS). He volunteered to update GRSP about the plan of NHTSA on this subject at the December 2017 session.

GRSP/2015/34 | Draft amendment 1 to GTR No. 7 on Head Restraints The GTR7 Informal Working Group has been preparing amendments to the regulation with regard to head restraint height, use of the BioRID test dummy, and to improve the overall text. This document provides the current draft text with open items enclosed in brackets.
3. (a) Global technical regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for Phase 2 of the global technical regulation

5. The expert from Germany informed GRSP that the IWG had planned to meet for the last time to move Phase 2 forward and incorporate the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI). GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session on a consolidated document provided by the IWG incorporating: (i) the draft amendment to the UN GTR on FlexPLI (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/15), (ii) the new improved bumper test proposed by the Task Force on Bumper Test Area (TF-BTA) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/2) and (iii) the Injury Assessment Reference Values (IARVs)(ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/3). Moreover, the IWG would provide, at that time, a final report of the activities of the group based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/16. The Chair of GRSP offered to host the meeting of the IWG at its earliest convenience in Washington, D.C.

GRSP/2014/15 | Draft Amendment 2 to Global Technical Regulation No. 9 Draft of the amendment to introduce the Flex PLI lower legform impactor and related test procedures into the GTR on pedestrian safety protection, including the new bumper test area specifications.
GRSP/2014/16 | Fifth progress report of the informal group on Phase 2 of GTR No. 9
GRSP/2015/2 | Proposal for amendments to global technical regulation No. 9 Proposal to amend the bumper test area procedures under the pedestrian safety GTR. This proposal includes the "bumper beam measurement" in the procedure.
GRSP/2017/3 | Draft Amendment 2 (Phase 2) of the global technical regulation No. 9 Proposal to modify document GRSP/2014/15 presenting Amendment 2 to GTR No. 9. Amendment 2 would introduce the flexible pedestrian legform impactor (FlexPLI) as a single harmonized test tool. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expressed concern whether the injury assessment reference values (IARV) proposed in Amendment 2 will be able to meet the needs for injury mitigation in the United States of America. In order to allow the amendment to move forward, the United States proposes to accept the IARV while noting in the statement of technical rationale and justification its continuing research into the IARVs and the possibility of a future proposal to amend the values should this prove warranted.
3. (b) Global technical regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for amendments to Phase 2 of the global technical regulation.

6. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf the United States of America reiterated the experts that NHTSA’s request for a delay of the proposal at this time as NHTSA is going thru its adoption process of phase 1 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/5). He concluded that he would inform GRSP at its December 2017 session about the plan of an NPRM on this subject.

GRSP/2014/5 | Proposal for amendment to draft Phase 2 to global technical regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety) Proposal to clarify provisions of the headform tests of UN GTR No. 9.
3. (c) Global technical regulation No. 9 (Pedestrian safety): Proposal for Amendment 4 to the global technical regulation

7. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced the Status Report (GRSP-61-12) of the Task Force of Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems (TF-DPPS). He explained that the basis of discussion within the TF were New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) test protocols and that the TF had requested guidance from GRSP on its mandate about three issues: (i) development of a test procedure amending the current text of the UN Regulation No. 129 and UN GTR No. 9, (ii) possible inclusion of numerical simulation and (iii) upgrade the TF to an IWG. The expert from Japan underlined that the mandate of the TF was limited to clarify test procedures and not to define new requirements (e.g. the trigger time of bonnet deployment). He advised that the establishment of an IWG would be needed if the intention were to develop new requirements. The expert from OICA endorsed the statement from Japan and argued that NCAP was applying test procedures established within the regulatory framework of WP.29 and that the two domains should not be mixed by the TF. Moreover, he recommended the TF to carefully think about using a numerical simulation as a requirement in a UN regulation as this would be the first time such development is being used in a UN Regulation or UN GTR. GRSP requested the TF to take into account the above-mentioned statements into consideration while develop its recommendations. Finally, all the experts from Contracting Parties were encouraged to participate in the TF activities.

GRSP-61-12 | Status report of the Task Force on Deployable Pedestrian Protection Systems
4. Global technical regulation No. 13 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Vehicles)

8. The expert from Japan informed GRSP that the request for authorization (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/56) had been endorsed by AC.3 at its March 2017 session and that AC.3 had invited all experts to contact the co-sponsors to participate in the activities of the IWG that would likely to start late 2017 with a completion expected by the end of 2020. The expert from EC underlined the importance of Phase 2 of the UN GTR to solve the lack of harmonization of material qualification of containers. He added that this legislative void would create bottlenecks to technical progress. The Chair of GRSP encouraged all Contracting Parties and technical experts to participate in the IWG and to share research data and testing on material compatibility as well as other technical items in phase 2 that would enable development of robust provisions.

WP.29/2017/56 | Proposal for authorization to develop Phase 2 of GTR No. 13 Proposal for the Phase 2 development of GTR No. 13, including<ol class="alpha"><li>Further consideration of items in the original authorization (document WP.29/AC.3/17);</li><li>Potential revision of the scope to address additional vehicle classes;</li><li>Requirements for material compatibility and hydrogen embrittlement;</li><li>Requirements for the fueling receptacle;</li><li>Evaluation of performance-based test for long-term stress rupture proposed in Phase 1 (including assessment of a procedure to evaluate the risk of long-term stress rupture of storage containers made from composite fiber reinforced polymers);</li><li>Consideration of research results reported after completion of Phase 1 – specifically research related to electrical safety, hydrogen storage systems, and post-crash safety;</li><li>Consideration of 200 per cent Nominal Working Pressure (NWP) or lower as the minimum burst requirement; and</li><li>Consider Safety guard system for the case of isolation resistance breakdown.</li></ol>
5. Harmonization of side impact dummies

9. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG Mr. D. Sutula, informed GRSP about the work progress of the IWG. He stated that the Chair would re-open the activities of the group to finalize the work on the 50th percentile World Side Impact dummy (SID). Moreover, he informed GRSP about the delay of work on the 5th percentile female dummy due to the lack of availability of replacements parts.

6. Global technical regulation on electric vehicles

10. The Chair of GRSP, chairing also the IWG, informed GRSP about the completion of work achieved by the group and showed the main contents of the draft UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/2) through a presentation (GRSP-61-25). He also introduced the final report of the IWG activities (GRSP-61-09). The expert from EC supplemented this presentation by introducing the main changes to the draft UN GTR (GRSP-61-08) that had been agreed upon by the IWG during its last meetings. He also introduced a clean copy of the draft UN GTR (GRSP-61-07) incorporating GRSP-61-08. Finally, GRSP recommended ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/2, as amended by Annex II to this report, and the final report of the IWG (GRSP-61-09) as reproduced in Annex II to this report, for their establishment in the global registry. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal and the final report to WP.29 and to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions as a new UN GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety.

11. The expert from EC expected that UN Regulation No. 100 would be amended as a new series of amendments to facilitate the transposition of the UN GTR into national legislation the Chair of GRSP clarified that the United States of America intends to follow the UN GTR adoption process as required under the 1998 Agreement on the issue of the transposition plan of the UN GTR into domestic legislations, He also expressed that currently there is a lack of safety provisions on Lithium Ion battery in his country. The expert from the China informed GRSP that his country plans to transpose the UN GTR gradually due to its complexity. The Chair of GRSP recommended that the transposition of the UN GTR should be as much as possible consistent with the actual text of the UN GTR. The Chair of GRSP informed GRSP that the IWG of phase 2 of the UN GTR would start, without discontinuation, to address thermal propagation and other pending technical issues. Accordingly, GRSP noted that a draft authorization to develop Phase 2 of the UN GTR is expected to be submitted to AC.3 and WP.29 at the November 2017 sessions. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 pending on AC.3 decision.

GRSP-61-07 | Clean copy of the draft Global Technical Regulation on Electric Vehicle Safety EVS informal working group updated version of the consolidated draft with latest amendments agreed within the group.
GRSP-61-08 | Proposal of amendments to the draft GTR on electric vehicle safety (GRSP/2017/2) Latest amendments to the draft as agreed within the informal working group on Electric Vehicle Safety.
GRSP-61-09 | Final report of the EVS informal group (phase 1)
GRSP-61-25 | Presentation of the Electric Vehicle Safety Global Technical Regulation
GRSP/2017/2 | Draft global technical regulation on electric vehicle safety
7. Regulation No. 12 (Steering wheel)

12. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/6, to allow alternative requirements of Regulation No. 137 to avoid redundancy of testing. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/6 as draft Supplement 5 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 12, for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and of the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1).

GRSP/2017/6 | Draft Supplement 5 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 12 Proposal to enable approval testing under UN R137 as an alternative to UN R12 in order to avoid redundant testing requirements. The proposal adds references to the steering gear provisions of UN R137 (full width frontal impact) as a compliance alternative in parallel to the current references similarly allowing compliance via provisions in UN R94 (offset deformable barrier frontal impact). <i>Please note that this proposal is based upon document GRSP-60-06/Rev.1. The reference to GRSP-60-07 is incorrect.</i>
8. Regulation No. 14 (Safety-belt anchorages)

13. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/8 as the official proposal to remove ISOFIX anchorages from the Regulation and to incorporate them into the new Regulation that was dedicated to these anchorages only (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/7, see para. 45). GRSP adopted the proposal, as amended below, as the most viable solution to solve the incompatibility of the requirements of the Regulation with the existing designs of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in Australia and including UN Regulation No. 14 into Annex 4 of the future UN Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 14, for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

Paragraph 3.2.1., amend to read:
“3.2.1. Drawings of the general vehicle structure on an appropriate scale, showing the positions of the belt anchorages, of the effective belt anchorages (where appropriate) and detailed drawings of the belt anchorages;”

GRSP/2017/8 | Proposal for the 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14 Proposal to transfer all ISOFIX requirements from UN R14 into a new UN Regulation. Within the context of the international whole vehicle type approval program, the removal of these CRS anchorage provisions would align UN R14 with its Australian Design Rule counterpart and enable Australia to apply the revised UN R14 narrowed down to adult seat-belt anchorages only.

14. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-01 to clarify that on the driver’s seat of vehicle categories M2 and M3, only three point belts would be allowed. GRSP agreed on the clarifications proposed by the expert from Germany and adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III of this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as part (see para. 13 above) of the draft 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 14, for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

GRSP-61-01 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 14 Proposal to clarify that only a three-point safety belt is permitted in the driver position.

15. The expert from Germany also introduced GRSP-61-18, aimed at clarifying that rear seat rows can only have one central seating position with a reduced minimum distance of 240 mm and 350 mm for the other rear seats. The expert from EC raised a time reservation and suggested inserting transitional provisions as well. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-61-18 with an official symbol.

GRSP-61-18 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14 Proposal to clarify the text of UN R14. The current text has produced differing interpretations among Technical Services with regard to which requirements apply to central seating positions in rear rows of category M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> vehicles and the minimum distance between two effective lower belt anchorages (L1 and L2). The proposed amendment clarifies that rear seat rows can only have one central seating position with a reduced minimum distance of 240 mm. Rear seat rows with an even number of seats shall always have a distance of at least 350 mm.
9. Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts)

16. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/9 to insert the cross reference to the new UN Regulation on ISOFIX. GRSP adopted the proposal as amended below. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft Supplement 10 to the 06 series and Supplement 2 to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16, for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.
Paragraph 8.3.6., amend to read:

“8.3.6. …
The pitch angle used for the geometrical assessment above shall be as measured in paragraph 5.2.2.4 or Regulation No. [XX].
…”

GRSP/2017/9 | Proposal for supplement 2 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 For the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval, a UN Regulation is split in two regulations, UN Regulation No. 14-08 series of amendments including only adult safety belt anchorages and a new regulation UN Regulation No. [XX] will include all requirements for child restraint anchorages. Accordingly, this proposal would update the references to UN Regulation No. 14 in UN Regulation No. 16 in order to recognize child restraint system anchorages installed on the vehicle and approved under the new regulation.

17. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-02, matching the proposal on safety-belt anchorages (GRSP-61-01) (see para. 14 above). The expert from OICA requested transitional provisions for the entry into force of the proposed requirements. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal tabled by the expert from Germany.

GRSP-61-01 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 14 Proposal to clarify that only a three-point safety belt is permitted in the driver position.
GRSP-61-02 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 16 Proposal to clarify that only three-point safety belts are permitted in the driver position.

18. The expert from France introduced GRSP-61-13 which clarified the second level of warning to detect occupants on the rear seating positions. GRSP noted some disagreement on the proposed requirements and invited the experts from France, EC and OICA to cooperate. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-61-13 with an official symbol at that session.

GRSP-61-13 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 Proposal to clarify provisions concerning the second-level warning for seat-belt reminders, especially with regard to rear seat positions.

19. GRSP resumed discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13 which aims at introducing provisions for airbag deactivation devices (where fitted). The expert from Australia requested that more statistical data was needed to support the proposal and reiterated his invitation to experts to provide information, otherwise he would withdraw the proposal at the December 2017 session of GRSP.

GRSP/2016/13 | Proposal for 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 Proposal to insert provisions for vehicles equipped with manual airbag deactivation devices, especially to ensure that vehicles meet performance requirements regardless of the airbag activation setting and to specific requirements for airbag status reminders and telltales.
10. Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)

20. The expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/12 to clarify the testing of seats with and without head restraints. Moreover, the expert from CLEPA introduced GRSP-61-26 incorporating the comments received from the experts from Germany and EC. Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/12 as amended by Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft Supplement 4 to the 08 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 17 for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

GRSP-61-26 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 17 Proposal to eliminate divergent interpretations of paragraph 6.4. with regard to the testing for head restraint performance of a bench seat with three seating positions and two head restraints. Under this condition, the proposal would require application of a moment of 3 x 373 Nm to the back of the seats and of 2 x 373 Nm to the head restraints. The manufacturer may request to apply 53 daNm to each seat back without head restraint and 89 daNm to each head restraint in order to comply with the requirements of paragraph 6.2. on the strength of the seat back during this test. If the manufacturer does not opt to apply these forces, then the test procedure specified in paragraph 6.2. must be carried out in addition to the head restraint testing under paragraph 6.4.
GRSP/2017/12 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 17 Proposal to clarify the testing of seats with and without head restraints. This proposal would allow alternatives at the request of the manufacturer by clarifying that under testing of a bench seat with three seating positions and two head restraints, a moment of 3 x 373Nm shall be applied to the back of seats and of 2 x 373Nm to the head restraints: (a) If the manufacturer wants to comply with the test requirements of paragraph 6.2. (strength of the seat-back), by the test of head restraint performance of paragraph 6.4., they choose to apply 53 daNm to each seat back without head restraint and 89 daN to each head restraint. In this case only one test shall be performed. (b) If the manufacturer chooses not to apply 53 daNm, during the test of paragraph 6.4., the seat back strength test of paragraph 6.2. has to be performed in addition to the test of paragraph 6.4.

21. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-61-10 to correct a reference. GRSP adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft Corrigendum 1 to the Revision 5 to UN Regulation No. 17, for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

GRSP-61-10 | Proposal for a corrigendum to UN Regulation No. 17 Proposal to correct the reference to paragraph 5.1.3. in paragraph 5.2.3.2. to read 5.2.3.

22. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-19-Rev.1 to clarify that safety-belts and components should still in function after the load retention test. The expert from OICA argued that inevitably after the test some components would be damaged and raised a study reservation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-61-19-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

GRSP-61-19/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 17 Proposal to clarify that seat belt components such as retractors shall not sustain damage during testing according to Annex 9 of UN R17. Presently, these components have occasionally been damaged during testing such that their functionality has been impaired. In order to ensure adequate occupant safety, this proposal would require all safety-belt components to be included in the test installation, clarifies that such damage is not acceptable, and requires post-test inspection.
11. Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)

23. The expert from the Netherlands informed GRSP (GRSP-61-30) on the state of the art of the development of a standard in his country on protective helmets designed for riders of bikes assisted by an electric engine (pedelec). He clarified that a working group of the Dutch Standardization Institute (NEN), with the participation of the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (TNO), was developing a national technical agreement on test requirements for helmets of this kind that would be probably less stringent than those of UN Regulation No. 22. He informed GRSP that studies on this subject were available on the TNO websites. The expert from France informed GRSP that their national law for high powered pedelec is more stringent than the EU Regulation. He added that pedelec should be registered as mopeds and that riders should wear helmets that were type approved according to UN Regulation No. 22. He expressed concerns that allowances on certain L1 category of vehicles, such as pedelec, would be requested by other L1 users by decreasing road safety. The expert from Sweden reiterated her request for a more real world data, technical information as well as active participation from the helmet industry at GRSP. The expert from the Netherlands stated that in his country it is possible to ride mopeds without helmets, while in Germany it requires a suitable helmet and that GRSP was not responsible for enforcement. The expert from Italy reminded that the helmet issue was speed related and that UN Regulation No. 22 protects riders from the point of view of speed. He concluded that the experience from the Netherland would be interesting for the future discussions.

GRSP-61-30 | Exchange of information on national research on speed pedelec helmets Notice on Netherland's sponsored research into head protection for pedal-electric bicycle riders and subsequent technical agreement on helmet testing.

24. GRSP noted the summary report (GRSP-61-31) of the regional workshop on motorcycle helmets organized by the UNECE secretariat in Malaysia on 7 April 2017 to promote safety of two-wheeler riders.

25. The expert from IMMA remarked that crash situations in which two-wheelers are involved are quite complex and that the lack of data does not help to clarify dynamics. However, he stated the support of his organization on any activity of the secretariat to improve Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) safety.

GRSP-61-31 | Regional Workshop on Motorcycle Helmets Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7 April 2017 - Summary Report Review of the Regional Workshop on Motorcycle Safety held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7 April 2017. The workshop participants included 55 government officials and civil society representatives from 13 countries in the South and South-East Asia region, where 34 per cent of road deaths involve powered two-wheelers.

26. Finally, GRSP noted the leaflet on safety helmets (GRSP-61-22) translated by the expert from the Republic of Korea in Korean language and encouraged similar initiatives from other delegations. At the same time, GRSP agreed to resume consideration of this agenda item at its December 2017 session.

GRSP-61-22 | Translation in Korean of UNECE leaflet on Safety Helmets
12. Regulation No. 25 (Head restraints)

27. The expert from the Netherlands withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/22. GRSP agreed to remove this item from the agenda of the December 2017 session.

GRSP/2015/22 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 25 The provisions of UN Regulation No. 16 (paragraph 6.4.1.4.1.) only allow contact of the chest of the dummy driver with the steering assembly, provided that this contact fulfils certain energy-dissipation test requirements and that contact does not occur at a speed higher than 24 km/h. In response to the updated provisions of UN Regulation No. 16 which allow greater forward displacement of occupants, UN Regulation No. 17 will be updated to provide requirements on improved energy-dissipation criteria for those areas of the rear of seats and head restraints where impact of the head of the rear occupant may occur. Given the update to UN R17, this proposal would amend the scope of UN R25 (which has not been updated with regard to energy dissipation) to cover only vehicle categories M2 < 3.5 tons and N1 and mention explicitly that application to N2 and N3 vehicle categories is optional.
13. Regulation No. 44 (Child restraints systems)

28. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/10 which aligns the text of the Regulation for the purpose of splitting UN Regulation No. 14. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

GRSP/2017/10 | Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 Proposal to amend UN R44 in line with the proposal to amend UN R14 in order to separate child restraint provisions (including ISOFIX anchorage provisions) into a new UN Regulation. The ISOFIX amendment to UN R14 has been introduced to facilitate the establishment of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) regulation by limiting the scope of UN R14 to adult safety belts.

29. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSP-61-14-Rev.1 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/13 aimed at excluding dangerous interpretations on the installation of CRS and introducing amendments proposed by the expert from CLEPA (GRSP-61-32). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/13 as amended by Annex V to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote to the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see para. 28 above) of draft Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

GRSP-61-14/Rev.1 | Amendment to the justification for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 (GRSP/2017/13) Improved explanations for the proposal to clarify the requirements for CRS utilizing the seat belt lap strap in order to ensure correct installation and testing and to avoid possibly dangerous misinterpretation to the test configuration.
GRSP-61-32 | Presentation on the proposal for Supplement 13 to UN R44.04 concerning CRS installation and seat-belt straps Presentation on the concerns addressed by the proposal to clarify the correct use of the seat-belt strap in the installation of a CRS in order to ensure proper testing for approvals (document GRSP/2017/13).
GRSP/2017/13 | Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 Proposal to clarify the requirements for CRS utilizing the seat belt lap strap in order to ensure correct installation and testing and to avoid possibly dangerous misinterpretation to the test configuration.

30. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/14 on the description of the “new-born” manikins Q0 and P0. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote to the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see paras. 28 and 29 above) of draft Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44.

GRSP/2017/14 | Proposal for Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 44 Proposal to add the Q0 infant test dummy to the UN R44 procedures in response to problems encountered in acquiring the currently specified P0 dummy.
14. Regulation No. 94 (Frontal collision)

31. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced GRSP-61-24 to inform GRSP about research and safety testing activities on L7 categories of vehicles. She also stated that Korea is planning to develop a frontal collision requirement for L7 category vehicles. The expert from EC informed GRSP that a study by the European Union on an initial assessment of additional functional safety of L7 vehicles was available. However, he added that the study did not show enough crash-worthiness data to justify an action plan. Moreover, he offered his availability, if needed, to cooperate with the expert from the Republic of Korea to adapt existing UN Regulations or in the development of a new UN Regulations to address this issue. The expert from France added that the fleet of L7 categories was increasing in his country and he volunteered to provide domestic accident data at the December 2017 session of GRSP. The Chair of GRSP, recalling a previous presentation made by the expert of his country at the May 2016 session (see GRSP-59-18) stressed the need to address the roadworthiness issue related to this category of vehicles, especially frontal collision as performed by Euro NCAP (see ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, para. 86). GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this issue at its December 2017 session on the basis of further research data and follow-up by WP.29 at its November 2017 session.

GRSP-61-24 | Introduction to Korea plan for implementing safety requirements for micro mobility Presentation concerning plans to address the safety of low speed, low mass vehicles (L7 quadricycles, light electric vehicles).
15. Regulation No. 100 (Electric power trained vehicles)

32. In absence of the expert from Belgium, the secretary of the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) informed GRSP that at the October 2016 session of GRSG, the expert from Belgium presented a detailed analysis showing that the removal of the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses from UN Regulation No. 107 and their insertion in UN Regulation No. 100 would avoid a double type approval process. However, GRSG did not fully support their proposal and preferred to only align both Regulations. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2017 session. The expert from France stated that his country was following with interest the development of truck with trolley and the lack of provisions for trucks in UN Regulation No. 107 will create a legislative void for this kind of vehicles. The expert from Japan informed GRSP that trolley buses were regulated by railways rules and opposed to allocate provisions on trolley into UN Regulation No. 100. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session awaiting further information by the expert from Belgium and follow-up of discussion of GRSG.

16. Regulation No. 127 (Pedestrian safety)

33. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

17. Regulation No. 129 (Enhanced Child Restraint Systems)

34. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/11 to update the cross references to UN Regulation No. 14 and to the new UN Regulation on ISOFIX. He also presented GRSP-61-27 to introduce the same update to the original text of UN Regulation No. 129. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/11, as amended by Annex VI and GRSP-61-27 as reproduced in Annex VI to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as: (i) draft Supplement 6 to UN Regulation No. 129 (GRSP-61-27), (ii) draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series and (iii) draft Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/11).

GRSP-61-27 | Proposal for supplement 5 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 In order to facilitate the establishment of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval, provisions concerning requirements for child restraint systems are being extracted from UN R14 into a new regulation. Therefore, this proposal would update the references to UN R14 in UN R129 to enable recognition of anchorage approvals under the adult safety belt regulation (UN R14 as amended) and the new child restraint anchorage regulation.
GRSP/2017/11 | Proposal for amendments to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 Proposal to amend UN R129 in line with the proposal to amend UN R14 (document GRSP/2017/8) in order to separate child restraint provisions (including ISOFIX anchorage provisions) into a new UN Regulation. The ISOFIX amendment to UN R14 has been introduced to facilitate the establishment of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) regulation by limiting the scope of UN R14 to adult safety belts.

35. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), gave a presentation (GRSP-61-28) on the work progress of the IWG on amendments to the UN Regulation. He explained that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/15 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/16 were aimed, amongst others, at introducing provisions for ECRS equipped with impact shields as such restraint systems were not yet covered by the 01 and 02 series of amendments. The expert from CLEPA gave a presentation (GRSP-61-33) showing concerns on the proposals tabled by France. The expert from OICA raised concern on the increased head excursion (840 mm) during the dynamic test on rearward-facing CRS. The expert from France finally introduced GRSP-61-15-Rev.1 and GRSP-61-16-Rev.1 superseding respectively ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/15 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/16 and including the comments received. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/15 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/16 as amended by Annex VI to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see para. 34 above): (i) draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/15) and (ii) Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/16).

GRSP-61-15/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 Updated proposal from the CRS informal working group, superseding document GRSP/2017/15, to enable the type approval of integral and non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems equipped with an impact shield.
GRSP-61-16/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 Updated proposal from the CRS informal working group, superseding document GRSP/2017/16, to enable the type approval of integral and non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems equipped with an impact shield.
GRSP-61-28 | Presentation of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 Presentation of the phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3 amendments to UN R129 on child restraint systems. The presentation corresponds respectively to documents GRSP/2017/15 (superseded by GRSP-61-15), GRSP/2017/16 (superseded by GRSP-61-16), and GRSP/2017/17 (superseded by GRSP-61-17).
GRSP-61-33 | CLEPA comments on the proposals to amend Regulation No. 129 CLEPA response to the presentation on the phase 1, 2, and 3 amendments to UN R126 (document GRSP-61-28) regarding the proposals for amendments to the 01 and 02 series of amendments and for the 03 series of amendments. CLEPA expresses concern that certain restrictions and requirements have been proposed without adequate research and discussion, often related to concerns raised under UN R44, that would imposed unwarranted burdens on manufacturers.
GRSP/2017/15 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 Proposal of amendments developed by the CRS informal working group to enable the type approval of integral and non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems equipped with an impact shield.
GRSP/2017/16 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129 Proposal of amendments developed by the CRS informal group to enable the type approval of integral and non-integral Enhanced Child Restraint Systems equipped with an impact shield.

36. The expert from France introduced GRSP-61-17-Rev.2, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/17 aimed at introducing the third phase of the UN Regulation which is meant to introduce “Universal belted” and “Specific vehicle belted” category of CRS. He further explained that the basic principle of Phase 3 was to reach a compromise from misuse and bad installation and having as much as possible seat places to install CRS where ISOFIX anchorages cannot be allocated. Moreover, GRSP noted the request of guidance to Contracting Parties proposed in GRSP-61-28 concerning: (i) which kind of combinations of ECRS should be allowed (e.g. ISOFIX and Universal Belted) (ii) under which conditions and (iii) guiding principles. The expert from the Netherlands raised concerns on “inserts” used on CRS to adapt them to the size of the occupant. He stated that inserts should be identified (labelled with identification and with size information) and that requirements should be devised to prevent camouflage of bad CRS. The expert from the United Kingdom supported the principle of a performance-based approach and requested more data on misuse. However, he shared the concern of the expert from the Netherlands. The expert from IC stated that ISOFIX had the priority to avoid misuse while other solutions and combinations with ISOFIX were just secondary and should be limited. The experts from Germany and Sweden raised a study reservation and stated that “plug-and-play” solution was the key principle for having a simple and efficient system; while now the ECRS IWG was opening to combinations that could have misuse implications.

GRSP-61-17/Rev.2 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments as Phase 3 of Regulation No. 129 Updated proposal from the CRS informal working group, superseding document GRSP/2017/17. <ol><li>The proposed amendment includes Enhanced Child Restraint Systems from the universal belted or specific to vehicle belted categories into the scope of UN Regulation No. 129. This represents Phase 3 of the UN Regulation.</li><li>This proposal refers to the original text of Regulation No. 129, including the following amendments:<ul><li>Corrigendum 1,</li><li>Supplement 1,</li><li>Supplement 2,</li><li>Supplement 3,</li><li>Supplement 4,</li><li>the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>the 02 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/19 and 23 amended by GRSP-60-08-Rev.1),</li><li>Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/22 amended by GRSP-60-09-Rev.2).</li></ul></li></ol>
GRSP/2017/17 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments as Phase 3 of Regulation No. 129 <ol><li>The proposed amendment includes Enhanced Child Restraint Systems from the universal belted or specific to vehicle belted categories into the scope of UN Regulation No. 129. This represents Phase 3 of the UN Regulation.</li><li>The text includes all modifications proposed by GRSP up to and including its sixtieth session (13-16 December 2016) as well as those of the Informal Working Group on Child Restraint Systems up to and including its sixty-third session (Brussels, 25th January 2017).</li><li>This proposal refers to the original text of Regulation No. 129, including the following amendments:<ul><li>Corrigendum 1,</li><li>Supplement 1,</li><li>Supplement 2,</li><li>Supplement 3,</li><li>Supplement 4,</li><li>the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>the 02 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/19 and 23 amended by GRSP-60-08-Rev.1),</li><li>Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/22 amended by GRSP-60-09-Rev.2).</li></ul></li></ol>

37. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on Phase 3 of the UN Regulation at its December 2017 session on the basis of more data analyses. In the same time, GRSP referred back to the IWG GRSP-61-17-Rev.2 and invited representatives of Contracting Parties of the 1958 Agreement to participate in the 21-22 June meeting of the IWG to cover the request of guidance mentioned above.

GRSP-61-17/Rev.2 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments as Phase 3 of Regulation No. 129 Updated proposal from the CRS informal working group, superseding document GRSP/2017/17. <ol><li>The proposed amendment includes Enhanced Child Restraint Systems from the universal belted or specific to vehicle belted categories into the scope of UN Regulation No. 129. This represents Phase 3 of the UN Regulation.</li><li>This proposal refers to the original text of Regulation No. 129, including the following amendments:<ul><li>Corrigendum 1,</li><li>Supplement 1,</li><li>Supplement 2,</li><li>Supplement 3,</li><li>Supplement 4,</li><li>the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments,</li><li>the 02 series of amendments,</li><li>Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/19 and 23 amended by GRSP-60-08-Rev.1),</li><li>Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments (GRSP/2016/22 amended by GRSP-60-09-Rev.2).</li></ul></li></ol>

38. Finally, GRSP noted a translation into Korean language of the leaflet (GRSP-61-23) promoting UN Regulation No. 129 and appreciated the contribution of the expert from the Republic of Korea in promoting the UN Regulation in his country.

GRSP-61-23 | Translation in Korean of UNECE leaflet on UN Regulation No. 129
18. Regulation No. 134 (Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Vehicles (HFCV))

39. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/5 tabled by the expert from Japan proposing improvements to the test requirements. GRSP adopted the proposal as amended by Annex VII to the report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 3 to UN Regulation No. 134.

GRSP/2017/5 | Draft Supplement 3 to Regulation No. 134 Proposal to<ol class="alpha"><li>align the regulation with legislation of the European Union, United States of America, and Japan,<li>clarify the test procedure, including ambient temperature provisions,</li><li>reduce unnecessary time and cost demands of the COP test procedures,</li><li>apply the minimum burst pressure BP<sub>min</sub> as the pressure limit in the hydrostatic pressure rupture test for COP batch testing, and</li><li>delete the phrase "and in no case less than the value necessary to meet the stress ratio requirements" erroneously introduced into paragraph 9.3.2.1.</li></ol>
19. Regulation No. 135 (Pole Side Impact (PSI))

40. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

20. Regulation No. 136 (Electric Vehicles of category L (EV-L))

41. No new information was provided under this agenda item.

21. Regulation No. 137 (Frontal impact with focus on restraint systems)

42. The expert from EC informed GRSP about the recent study conducted in Europe on the real benefits in terms of safety introduced by the UN Regulation. He added that the study casts doubts on its effectiveness on the European vehicle fleet.

22. Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94 and 129

43. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-61-29, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2015/30, to harmonize the information of the airbag warning label on the correct installation of CRS. The expert from France argued that the proposed size of the area for part number marking (5 mm x 20 mm) was too small. The expert from OICA raised the same concern and a study reservation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSP-61-29 with an official symbol.

GRSP-61-29 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137 Proposal to harmonize airbag warning labels regarding the correct use of a child restraint system in a seating position equipped with an activated frontal airbag in order to prohibit the display of additional information unrelated to child safety.
GRSP/2015/30 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94 and 129 Proposal to harmonize information in the airbag warning label on the correct installation of Child Restraint Systems (CRS).
23. Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 44 and 129

44. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/4 to prevent the approval marking from being replaced by an Unique Identifier (UI) in UN Regulations Nos. 44 and 129. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/4 not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2017 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part (see paras. 28, 29 and 30) of Supplement 13 to the 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 44, as part of (see paras. 34 and 35) draft Supplement 3 to the 01 series and as part (see paras. 34 and 35) of Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 129.

GRSP/2017/4 | Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 44 and 129 Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement allows for a Unique Identifier (UI) under the DETA system as an alternative to the current approval mark. In the case of child restraint systems, the approval mark contains important information for users. Therefore, this proposal would prohibit replacement of the approval mark by the UI.
24. Draft new Regulation on ISOFIX anchorages systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions

45. The expert from OICA introduced the draft new UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/7) on ISOFIX. He also provided for information the list of UN Regulations (GRSP-61-11) affected by the splitting of UN Regulation No. 14. He also introduced GRSP-61-06-Rev.1, amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/7. GRSP adopted the proposal as amended by Annex VIII to the report for submission to WP.29 in November 2017.

46. Finally, GRSP agreed to keep GRSP-58-13 as a reference in the agenda of the next session for possible future discussion on harmonization of requirements on ISOFIX.

GRSP-58-13 | Draft proposal for a 08 series of amendments to Regulation No. 14 Australian proposal to adapt UN R14 to current Australian child restraint system anchorage requirements within the context of enabling the use of UN R14 within the international whole vehicle type approval system.
GRSP-61-06/Rev.1 | Draft new Regulation on ISOFIX anchorage systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions Proposal to consolidate provisions concerning ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions removed from Regulation No. 14 in a new regulation. This change removes obstacles to the inclusion of UN R14 into Annex 4 of the future UN Regulation No. 0 of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). This document revises the working document GRSP/2017/7.
GRSP-61-11 | Regulation 14 and New ISOFIX Regulation: List of other affected UN Regulations
GRSP/2017/7 | Draft new Regulation on ISOFIX anchorage systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions Proposal to consolidate provisions concerning ISOFIX anchorages systems, ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions removed from Regulation No. 14 in a new regulation. This change removes obstacles to the inclusion of UN R14 into Annex 4 of the future UN Regulation No. 0 of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA).
25. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Vehicles of category L

47. The expert from Japan introduced the draft UN Regulation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles of category L (GRSP-61-03) with a presentation (GRSP-61-04). He explained that his country had established a national standard with similar provisions. However, he added that the mutual recognition of type approvals ensured by the 1958 Agreement to enable faster deployment such vehicles thus the reason for proposing a new UN Regulation instead of amending the UN GTR No. 13. GRSP requested experts to provide their comments on the proposal to the expert from Japan by the end of July. GRSP expected to resume discussion at its December 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal and requested the secretariat to keep GRSP-61-03 as a reference on the agenda of the next session.

GRSP-61-03 | Draft Regulation on hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of categories L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5
GRSP-61-04 | Presentation on the proposal for a new UN Regulation on Category L hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety
26. (a) Other business: Exchange of information on national and international requirements on passive safety
GRSP-61-22 | Translation in Korean of UNECE leaflet on Safety Helmets
GRSP-61-23 | Translation in Korean of UNECE leaflet on UN Regulation No. 129
GRSP-61-24 | Introduction to Korea plan for implementing safety requirements for micro mobility Presentation concerning plans to address the safety of low speed, low mass vehicles (L7 quadricycles, light electric vehicles).
26. (b) Other business: Definition and acronyms in Regulations under GRSP responsibilities

49. The GRSP Chair informed GRSP about his intention to present a list of acronyms and abbreviations under the 1998 Agreement at the June 2017 session of WP.29 to update the excel files appended to its website.

26. (c) Other business: Development of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

50. GRSP noted that Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement was expected to enter into force by mid-September 2017. It was also noted that at the November 2017 session of WP.29 the following documents would be discussed: (a) an explanatory document on UN Regulation No. 0 and (b) a question and answer document on Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and © a revision of the guidance document of administrative and regulatory procedures. Finally, GRSP was informed that the permanent missions of Contracting Parties represented in EXCOM did not yet reached an agreement on the financing of DETA for the period 2018-2019.

26. (d) Other business: Highlights of the March 2017 session of WP.29

51. The Secretary reported on the highlights of the 171st session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1129).

26. (e) Other business: Three-dimensional H-point machine

52. The expert from Spain, Chair of the IWG on the harmonization of specifications of the 3-D H-point machine, informed GRSP that the work of the group would start on 24 May 2017 with a WebEx meeting and that a notification would be sent to the original list of contact experts of the IWG.

26. (f) Other business: Intelligent transport systems

53. GRSP note the progress of work activities on automated vehicles of the IWG on Intelligent Transport Systems and Autonomous Driving (ITS/AD). The expert from France noted that the activities of the task force on Cyber Security, including software update on Over The Air (OTA) could have an influence on performances of safety devices such as air-bag deployment. Moreover, he clarified that the assumption that the future market deployment of autonomous vehicle would supersede the need of passive safety devices was incorrect. Therefore, he concluded that mixed traffic conditions of traffic would, in the future, still need passive safety equipment on vehicles because advanced automated vehicles would share the roads with less advanced ones and also other road users (e.g.: pedestrians, cyclists, two-wheelers).

26. (g) Other business: Performance of vehicle software based systems subject to UN Regulations

54. Noting to the lack of discussion on this subject since its insertion on the agenda, GRSP agreed that the work on this subject should be referred to the activities of the IWG ITS/AD and its task force since (i) GRSP did not have the expertise and (ii) to avoid duplication of work. Accordingly, GRSP agreed to remove this item from the agenda of its next sessions.

26. (h) Other business: Proposal for amendments of Regulation No. 29

55. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-20 to provide specifications on how to secure a cab mounted on a test rig and to improve repeatability of the test. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-61-20 with an official symbol at the December 2017 session of GRSP.

GRSP-61-20 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 29 Proposal to introduce installation specifications for securing a cab mounted on a vehicle to the test rig for tests B and C, as is currently provided for test A, under UN R29. This proposal aims to improve repeatability and reproducibility while allowing more flexibility in permitting the use of rigid composite blocks and/or (adjustable) metal brackets in securing the vehicle in the place of the wooden block presently prescribed in Figure 1.
26. (i) Other business: Proposal for amendments of Regulation No. 95

56. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-21 which aimed at defining the conditions of “door open after the test collision”. The proposal received a general study reservation from GRSP experts especially on the proposed traction force limit applied to the outer side of the door. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from Germany. In the mean time, it was agreed to keep GRSP-61-21 as a reference on the agenda of the next session.

GRSP-61-21 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 95 Proposal to clarify the conditions where a door is deemed to be open under UN R95. Technical Services have interpreted the definition of "open" under paragraph 5.3.1. differently, resulting in divergent outcomes. The proposed definitions are taken from UN Regulation No. 135 Revision 1.
26. (j) Tributes

57. GRSP learned that Mr. Y. Kadotani (Japan) would no longer participate in future sessions of GRSP. The group acknowledged his fruitful contribution to the work of GRSP and wished him all the best in his future activities.

58. GRSP noted that Mr. P. Castaing (France) was retiring and would no longer attend the sessions. GRSP acknowledged his commitment as Chair of the IWG on ECRS and continued contributions during all the years of his participation in the sessions. GRSP wished Mr. Castaing a long and happy retirement and recognized the commitments of Messrs. Kadotani and Castaing with a long applause.