This agenda item relates to UN R79 Steering Equipment.
Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 82 | 20-23 Sep 2016

56. GRRF adopted GRRF-82-12-Rev.3, subject to confirmation in January 2017 by GRRF, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 as a draft Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment) for consideration and vote in March 2017.

Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 83 | 23-27 Jan 2017

8. The expert from OICA introduced GRRF-83-22, proposing clarifications to the provisions related to the stability control optical warning in Regulations No. 13, 13-H and 140. He explained that, to date, braking regulations explicitly permitted the use of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) flashing symbol for the purpose of showing interventions of systems related to the vehicle stability function (e.g. traction control etc.). He added that with the proposed clarification, it would be clarified that the use of the ESC flashing symbol would be permitted for indicating the intervention of individual steering control for vehicle stability such as Corrective Steering Functions, if related to the vehicle stability function.

9. GRRF agreed to resume consideration of this document while reviewing the proposal on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) under agenda item 9.

57. The Secretary of the IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) presented (GRRF-83-27) the modifications proposed (GRRF-83-08) to the document already adopted by GRRF at its September 2016 session (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10) and subject to reconfirmation by GRRF.

58. GRRF reviewed the proposal made by the IWG (GRRF-83-08), briefly mentioned GRRF-83-21 and discussed the necessity to submit the document as the draft 02 series amendments to Regulation No. 79.

59. GRRF discussed the proposal made by OICA (GRRF-83-22) under agenda item 3(a) in the context of the definitions for Corrective Steering Function (CSF) and ACSF discussed under this agenda item. GRRF agreed to resume consideration on this item at its next session.

60. At the end of the formal meeting, GRRF adopted the proposal as amended by GRRF-83-08-Rev.2. GRRF also agreed to invite the secretariat to continue, after the closure of the meeting, drafting the transitional provisions (corresponding to the intention of GRRF expressed during the session) together with the interested experts still present (GRRF-83-08-Rev.3).

61. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit the adopted amendments (reproduced in Annex V) to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions. Annex V also contains Transitional Provisions in square brackets. These provisions were not part of adopted amendments but are nevertheless forwarded to WP.29 for consideration.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 171 | 14-17 Mar 2017

45. The GRRF chair informed that GRRF reconfirmed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10 proposing a new series of amendments to Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment) with provisions for Corrective Steering Function (CSF) and Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), but proposed amendments and clarifications to the document as reproduced in WP.29-171-06. He highlighted that some dates were still in square brackets.

69. Concerning the proposal under item 4.7.3., WP.29 took note that the technical provisions were proposed to WP.29 and AC.1 on the basis of a consensus by GRRF. The Chair of GRRF informed WP.29 that GRRF did not conclude their discussion on the dates of the transitional provisions, necessary for the introduction of the technical requirements as the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79. WP.29, with the exception of Japan, agreed that this policy matter should be decided during this session. The representative from OICA introduced WP.29-171-28 proposing to align the transitional provisions on those in the guidelines proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/53 as well as proposing alternative transitional provisions dates. The representative from Japan introduced WP.29-171-34 expressing concerns that the application date of the new technical requirements for all types of vehicles was decided without an ad hoc meeting of GRRF and that the application date could have some influence for existing models equipped with these functions being beneficial for safety that would need to be modified to comply with the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No.79. He proposed to discuss this issue before next June session and introduce a footnote in the Regulation stating that the date mentioned in para. 12.3 (“[2021/2024]”) may be reassessed at the 172nd session of WP.29. The representative of OICA welcomed the statements by the representative of Japan and explained that the proposed 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 entailed far more than software changes and that the implications were far-reaching, as detailed in WP.29-171-28. The secretariat mentioned that the proposed footnote (if adopted) would not take effect before the potential entry into force of this 02 series, expected in January 2018 and proposed instead to insert the corresponding information in the session report, recalling the wish of Japan to reassess para. 12.3. at the June 2017 session of WP.29. The representative of EU mentioned that fatalities occurred in the past related to the misuse of these advanced technologies and informed about their mandate to vote in favour of the current proposed text at this session on the basis of the year 2021 as an application date.

70. Agenda item 4.7.3, Regulation No. 79, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10, amend the document as reproduced in Annex IV to the session report.

Automatically Commanded Steering Functions | Session 9 | 22-24 Nov 2016
Documentation
GRRF-83-08 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10
GRRF-83-08/Rev.1 | Revised proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10
GRRF-83-08/Rev.2 | Revised proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10
GRRF-83-08/Rev.3 | Revised proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10
GRRF-83-21 | Request for clarification of interpretation on the application of the provisions for CSF, ACSF A and ACSF B1 (OICA)
GRRF-83-22 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 13-H Supplement 16 to 00 series of amendments, Regulation No. 13 Supplement 14 to 11 series of amendments and Regulation No. 140 original version (OICA)
GRRF-83-22/Rev.1 | Revised proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 13-H Supplement 16 to 00 series of amendments, Regulation No. 13 Supplement 14 to 11 series of amendments and Regulation No. 140 original version
GRRF-83-27 | Presentation on the changes proposed for the draft amendment to UN R79 on ACSF (GRRF-83-08)
GRRF-83-28 | UK proposal for changes to the draft amendment on CSF and ACSF (document GRRF-83-08) (UK)
GRRF-83-30 | Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/10 (Korea)
WP.29/2017/10 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 79