Group Mandate

GRVA (based on the tradition of using an acronym from the French “groupe des rapporteurs” and in this case responsible for “véhicules automatisés”) was established by WP.29 during its 175th (June 2018) session via a restructuring of the existing Working Parties. As a result, the GRRF (Brakes and Running Gear) was eliminated and certain of its responsibilities (notably tyres and vehicle combination couplings) were transferred to other Working Parties (GRB and GRSG, respectively).

A convenient calendar of GRVA-related meetings (including its subgroups) can be found here.

Headlines Archive

The table below provides links to third-party articles of interest related to global automotive regulations and policies. The links are added at the time of publication and may have changed since the time they were posted. We encourage users to let us know if any of the listings are no longer valid.

29 Jun 2018 OECD report on safety impact of automated vehicles WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management, and UN Regulation No. 156 | Software Update Processes and Management Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
27 Aug 2018 Europe fears it's losing autonomous race WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
1 Oct 2018 Fully driverless Waymo taxis are due out this year, alarming critics WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
5 Oct 2018 US DOT Releases Automated Vehicles 3.0 Policy WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management, and UN Regulation No. 156 | Software Update Processes and Management Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
10 Oct 2018 NHTSA Pilot Program for Collaborative AV Research WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
17 Oct 2018 ETSC letter on EU GSR priorities Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) ETSC European Transport Safety Council
18 Oct 2018 Euro NCAP puts automated driving technology to the test WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Euro NCAP European New Car Assessment Program
18 Oct 2018 New Survey Shows Majority Of Consumers Want To Be In Charge Of Their Car’s Data UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Task Force on Automated Vehicle Testing (TFAV) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
21 Nov 2018 Automated vehicles: EU parliamentary committees call for accelerated UN action WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) EU European Union
5 Dec 2018 US Congress races to pass a self-driving car law by year's end WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
13 Dec 2018 Key U.S. senator calls self-driving legislation a 'long shot' WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
12 Dec 2018 Keeping-Up With the Joneses’ Cybersecurity UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS)
19 Dec 2018 IIHS prepares to test pedestrian detection systems UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) USA United States of America
8 Jan 2019 UK Law Commission opens consultations on AV regulations WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
24 Jan 2019 Distracted Driving: Cellphone interactions up 57 percent over prior IIHS survey Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
12 Feb 2019 40 Countries Agree Cars Must Have Automatic Braking UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
11 Feb 2019 Driverless delivery startup Nuro raises almost $1 billion WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
20 Apr 2019 What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29? Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
9 May 2019 Why Aren’t Americans Plugging in to Electric Vehicles? GTR No. 20 | Electric Vehicle Safety, WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, and WP.29 Discussion Topic | Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
14 Nov 2018 AAA Finds Partially Automated Vehicle Systems Struggle in Real-World Conditions WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
5 May 2019 Precarious pivot point looms for connected-car technology WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
21 May 2019 NHTSA proposing data collection on ADAS interactions Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
21 May 2019 FCC Delays Review of 5.9 GHz Allocation for Vehicle Communications Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
5 Jun 2019 GM is opening up Super Cruise hands-free driving system to more roads UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS), WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, and UN Regulation No. 79 | Steering Equipment Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) GM General Motors Corporation
13 Mar 2019 10 automakers equipped most of their 2018 vehicles with automatic emergency braking UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) USA United States of America
19 Nov 2019 A Ford Engineer Reveals 10 Things You Need to Know About Self-Driving Cars WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) Ford Ford Motor Company
27 Nov 2019 Driverless efforts look past engineering to the difficult business of acceptance WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
21 Nov 2019 NHTSA Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Draft Research Test Procedures UN Regulation No. 158 | Reversing Motion Detection, WP.29 Discussion Topic | Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers, UN Regulation No. 131 | Advanced Emergency Braking Systems, UN Regulation No. 151 | Blind-spot information systems (BSIS), and UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
11 Dec 2019 IIHS announces tougher criteria for 2020 awards Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
16 Dec 2019 New EU General Safety Regulation published in the Official Journal WP.29 Regulatory Project | Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving, WP.29 Discussion Topic | Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers, UN Regulation No. 125 | Driver Forward Field of Vision, UN Regulation No. 137 | Restraint System in Frontal Impact, UN Regulation No. 151 | Blind-spot information systems (BSIS), and UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) EC and EU European Commission and European Union
17 Dec 2019 NHTSA Announces Update on Automaker AEB Commitment UN Regulation No. 131 | Advanced Emergency Braking Systems and UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) NHTSA and USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and United States of America
8 Jan 2020 Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0 WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management, WP.29 Regulatory Project | Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving, UN Regulation No. 160 | Event Data Recorders, and WP.29 Regulatory Project | Guidelines of Software Update Technical Requirements Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
23 Jan 2020 Winners of £1.2 million self-driving vehicle cyber security studies funding announced UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS)
4 Feb 2020 Emergency brakes 'would save pedestrian lives' UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Australia Australia
5 Feb 2020 Self-driving the longest route yet WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
11 Feb 2020 U.S. lawmakers hear arguments for new safeguards for self-driving cars WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
30 Mar 2020 NHTSA issues AV occupant protection NPRM WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) NHTSA and USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and United States of America
15 Apr 2020 Move to Ease the Path for Driverless Vehicles Draws Fire from Safety Groups WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
22 Apr 2020 ‘Ghostdrivers’ test cultural reactions to autonomous cars WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
24 Apr 2020 Auto industry puts pressure on FCC with V2X commitment WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
23 Apr 2020 Auto industry fight with US FCC over V2X heating up WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
23 Apr 2020 Will autonomous vehicles always be a pipedream? WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
23 Apr 2020 Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Vehicle Signaling Requirements Task Force on Autonomous Vehicle Signalling Requirements (AVSR) Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1)
27 Apr 2020 VA Tech Collaborates in National Study to Test Autonomous Driving Systems in Dynamic Scenarios WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
19 May 2020 Australian government seeking input on AV trialing guidelines WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Australia Australia
1 Jun 2020 India needs policies to allow faster AV adoption WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) ARAI Automotive Research Association of India
1 Jun 2020 Measurable Safety, The Missing Ingredient To Demonstrating ADAS Value WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
4 Jun 2020 Self-driving vehicles could struggle to eliminate most crashes WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
18 Aug 2020 UK government announces ALKS call for evidence UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) DfT and UK Department for Transport (UK) and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
18 Sep 2020 New EC recommendations for a safe and ethical transition towards driverless mobility WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) EC and EU European Commission and European Union
19 Oct 2020 Australian government encourages AEB uptake to improve road safety UN Regulation No. 131 | Advanced Emergency Braking Systems and UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Australia Australia
26 Oct 2020 Connected and Automated Vehicles in the UK: 2020 information booklet WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems, WP.29 Regulatory Project | Guidelines on Cyber Security Technical Requirements, UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management, UN Regulation No. 156 | Software Update Processes and Management Systems, and UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UK United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10 Dec 2020 Driving Test Sample releases distracted driving infographic Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
15 Dec 2020 Drivers Admit to Switching ADAS Off On The Road UN Regulation No. 130 | Lane Departure Warning Systems, UN Regulation No. 131 | Advanced Emergency Braking Systems, and UN Regulation No. 152 | Automatic Emergency Braking for M1/N1 vehicles Automatic Emergency Braking for Category M1/N1 Vehicles (AEBS) Heavy Duty Vehicle Advanced Emergency Braking Systems Special Interest Group (AEBS-HDV) Informal Group on Advanced Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning Systems (AEBS/LDWS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
18 Dec 2020 UK launches consultation on its AV regulatory framework WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UK United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
19 Nov 2020 IIHS: Drivers let their focus slip as they get used to partial automation WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 157 | Automated Lane-Keeping Systems (ALKS) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA)
13 Jan 2021 NHTSA alters occupant protection rules for driverless vehicles WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) NHTSA and USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and United States of America
14 Jan 2021 China to allow driverless car tests on highways WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD) China People's Republic of China
15 Jan 2021 Automotive Cybersecurity: Major Changes Underway WP.29 Regulatory Project | Guidelines on Cyber Security Technical Requirements and UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) EC, EU, NHTSA, and USA European Commission, European Union, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and United States of America
11 Jan 2021 US releases Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) NHTSA and USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and United States of America
12 Jan 2021 NHTSA requests comments on cybersecurity guidelines WP.29 Regulatory Project | Guidelines on Cyber Security Technical Requirements Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS) NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
7 Jan 2021 Evidence mounts for effectiveness of rear autobrake UN Regulation No. 158 | Reversing Motion Detection Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) USA United States of America
12 Feb 2021 ACEA publishes its first Automotive Regulatory Guide Working Party on Noise and Tyres (GRBP) Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling (GRE) Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers' Association
8 Mar 2021 Waymo Simulated Driving Behavior in Reconstructed Fatal Crashes WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
24 Mar 2021 Cybersecurity and Automotive Digital Transformation WP.29 Regulatory Project | Guidelines on Cyber Security Technical Requirements and UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS)
26 Mar 2021 Arizona continues to lead the way with autonomous vehicle technology WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD) VMAD Subgroup 1 on Scenarios (VMAD-SG1) VMAD Subgroup 2 on Virtual Testing (VMAD-SG2) VMAD Subgroup 3 on Audit and In-Service Performance (VMAD-SG3) VMAD Subgroup 4 on Track and Real-World Testing (VMAD-SG4)
25 Mar 2021 Tesla’s new touchscreen drive selector doesn’t violate the rules, NHTSA says WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems and UN Regulation No. 121 | Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
29 Mar 2021 AVSC Metrics and Methods for Assessing Safety Performance of ADS WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
1 Apr 2021 Type approval cybersecurity deadline looming in 2022 UN Regulation No. 155 | Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) UN Task Force on Cybersecurity and Software Updates (TFCS) Horiba Horiba Automotive Test Systems
16 Apr 2021 France Plans on Adopting New Rules for Self-Driving Cars WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) France France
1 Jun 2021 Driver behavior and the use of automation in real-world driving WP.29 Regulatory Project | Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Task Force on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
29 Jun 2021 NHTSA Orders Crash Reporting for Vehicles Equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project | Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and WP.29 Discussion Topic | Automated Driving Systems Task Force on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV) Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD) NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration