Document Title: UN R96: Proposal for the 05 series of amendments
Document Reference Number: WP.29/2018/51
Proposal of a consolidated revision of UN R96 to align the UN Regulation with Regulation (EU) 2016/162 concerning gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery.
This proposal (WP.29/2018/51) was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-one Contracting Parties out of the 42 applying UN R96 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-one voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
20. The representative from CITA introduced GRPE-80-10 proposing amendments to the 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83. He also introduced GRPE-80-11 and GRPE-80-12 that are of similar content proposing to amend UN Regulations Nos. 24 and 96 respectively. All three proposals sought to improve the design of vehicles to make tampering of emissions systems more difficult and to facilitate its detection. The representatives from Italy, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and EC highlighted the importance and relevance of the topic and required more time and deeper impact assessments to gauge the potential consequences of such new provisions.
21. The representative from Australia wondered why the representative of CITA had not proposed amendments to UN Regulation No. 49 along the same lines and asked if all the proposals might be tackled as a whole for all vehicle types. The representative from CITA explained that GRPE-80-10, GRPE-80-11 and GRPE-80-12 represented a first step and the other UN Regulations would be looked after at a later stage.
22. The representative from Euromot reiterated that all technical changes require a technical assessment and that in the case of Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) engines, many principles detailed in the proposal from CITA were already addressed today (e.g. on software version and emission control system). The representative from CITA welcomed this statement and the comments received and he stated CITA will further work to improve those proposals.
23. The representative from the Netherlands requested CITA to especially further elaborate the justification part of the proposals to include for example root-cause assessment and/or cost/benefit analysis to better understand what CITA wants to achieve and to assess the effectiveness of the proposals. The representative from EC highlighted the consensus from all stakeholders that the issue of tampering prevention is important and urgent but that further discussions would be required, for example in a dedicated group to work in-depth on the topic. The Chair confirmed the sense of importance especially with the risk that tampering is undermining all the efforts made at type approval.
24. The representative from OICA agreed the issue needed to be looked at and encouraged not to place all the burden and car manufacturers and to have a holistic view, for example by looking at new tools to analyse at environmental performance on a more regular basis and by complementing the administrative provisions.
25. GRPE agreed to keep the topic on the agenda and to create a dedicated agenda item on lifetime compliance from the next session of GRPE in June 2020. GRPE also agreed to invite a representative from GRVA to share the latest progress on the work of the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over The Air (OTA) software updates (CS/OTA) operating under the auspices of GRVA, on Integration of Regulation X Software Identification Number (RxSWIN).
38. The expert from OICA informed GRPE that OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2020/8 from consideration by GRPE. A recent better understanding of the issue following informal discussions with various stakeholders showed the proposal needed to be reconsidered.
39. The representative from CITA introduced GRPE-80-11 together with GRPE-80-10 and GRPE-80-12, as all documents were of similar nature (see para. 20).
41. The representative from CITA introduced GRPE-80-12 together with GRPE-80-10 and GRPE-80-11, as all documents were of similar nature (see para. 20).