Session 86 | Geneva | 12-16 Feb 2018
Agenda Item 9. (b) Steering equipment: Automatically Commanded Steering Function
This agenda item relates to Automated Driving and UN R79 Steering Equipment.
Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 86 | 12-16 Feb 2018

47. The expert from Japan, on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), reported on the outcome of the sixteenth session of IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) held on 23-25 January 2018 in Japan (GRRF-86-20-Rev.1). He explained that the group sought for guidance from GRRF on the proper way to address ACSF of Categories B2 and [C2]. GRRF agreed that the Category B2 shall be considered in the context of SAE level 3 or 4 as a first priority. GRRF recognised the interest from industry on an additional option for Category C (C2) and noted that the industry may work separately on this. The expert from Japan stated that, as a second priority, GRRF could also develop provisions for ACSF of Category B2 in the context of SAE level 2. GRRF reviewed in detail the presentation and provided recommendations to the IWG on ACSF on the basis of GRRF-86-20-Rev.1 as reflected in GRRF-86-36. Noting the ambitious deadline for the group and the number of tasks, GRRF’s recommendations included among others the establishment of tasks forces that would work through Web Conferencing in order to make progress before the next session of the IWG on ACSF scheduled in April 2018. GRRF also identified bodies that could develop provisions on transversal issues, not necessarily in the remit of GRRF under the current mandate. GRRF agreed that its Chair would consult GRSG on regulatory activities for Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving (DSSAD).

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 174 | 12-16 Mar 2018

57. The GRRF chair mentioned that document ECE/TRANS/WP29/2018/35 would still contain square brackets. WP.29 agreed to remove the square brackets and to agree on transitional provision dates (as reflected in para. 92).

92. In ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/35, paragraphs 2.1.4., amend to read:

12.2.2.As from 1 September 2019, Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation shall not be obliged to accept UN type approvals to the preceding series (02) of amendments, first issued after 1 September 2019.
12.2.3.Until 1 September 2021, Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation shall continue to accept UN type approvals to the preceding series (02) of amendments to the UN Regulation, first issued before 1 September 2019.
12.2.4.As from 1 September 2021, Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation shall not be obliged to accept type approval issued to the preceding series of amendments to this UN Regulation.

93. WP.29 noted the concern raised by the representative of OICA on the selection of an early date of application for the transitional provisions in paragraphs 12.2.3. and 12.2.4., which could create serious development difficulties, due to the introduction of new requirements compared to the very recently adopted 02 series of amendments, while vehicles are currently under development for the latter.

Automatically Commanded Steering Functions | Session 16 | 23-25 Jan 2018
Documentation
GRRF-86-13 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments (Germany and Korea)
GRRF-86-20/Rev.1 | Status report of the ACSF informal group
GRRF-86-36 | ACSF: GRRF recommendations for further work