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Related Meetings : Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 79
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9. The Chair of the informal working group (IWG) on MVC reported on the activities of the group’s recent meetings in Gothenburg and Paris. He announced that the group was reviewing the coupling, braking, stability and steering aspects of MCV as well as on a definition of a Dolly. He sought guidance on the latter, whether this should be added to the R.E.3. or in a Regulation. He also sought guidance on whether the group should address articulated drawbars.

10. GRRF endorsed the status report. GRRF agreed that dollies should be dealt with as a vehicle and that the group should first address rigid drawbars and then, at a later stage, articulated drawbars.

17. The Secretary of the IWG on Regulation No. 55. introduced GRRF-79-03 presenting the proposal to restructure the Regulation, separating performance requirements from the application requirements to be included in a new annex. GRRF supported this idea. The Secretary of the group informed that a draft outline was proposed in the working paper R55-08-05.

18. The Chair of the IWG on Regulation No. 55 introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2015/14, partially addressing the mandate defined in the terms of reference to the group. He announced that further work would be necessary to deliver the remaining items expected. The Chair of GRRF agreed to inform WP.29 about the necessity to extend the mandate duration of the group. The proposal received some comments. The Chair of the IWG volunteered to prepare a revised proposal for the September 2015 session of GRRF.