35. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. He added that the proposal should not increase the stringency of the technical requirements but should rather provide the driver with appropriate information on the use of removable or repositionable mechanical coupling devices in the manufacturer’s user manual or handbook. The expert from OICA stated that, under the 1958 Agreement, a user manual was not yet mandatory. Some experts endorsed that position. The expert from the Russian Federation expressed her preference to proceed with the proposal as a new series of amendments. The expert from EC volunteered to prepare a revised official document for further consideration at the next session of GRSG.
36. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/12 to amend the wording of the communication document for a device or component approval. GRSG adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 55 for consideration at their November 2019 sessions.
37. The expert from Poland presented GRSG-116-33 to clarify the application of the provisions in Annex 1 of the UN Regulation. GRSG noted several concerns on the proposal. The expert from EC offered to review the proposed text taking into account the comments received and to include a revised wording in an official document (see paragraph 35 above). GRSG welcomed this offer and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session.