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Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles
2nd session | Geneva | 28 Jan-1 Feb 2019 Download Copy
Agenda Item 8. (a) | UN Global Technical Regulation No. 3
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GRVA-02-07 | GTR 3: Proposal for amendments to GRVA/2018/9 (Italy)
GRVA/2018/9 | GTR 3: Proposal for an amendment (Italy)

54. The expert from Italy introduced GRVA-02-07 proposing amendments to the original proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/9) for amendments to UN GTR No. 3 for harmonization of the GTR and UN Regulation No. 78. The proposal received some comments. The expert from the Netherlands asked why the proposal contained technical requirements that differed from those in UN Regulation No. 78. The expert from Canada highlighted some formulations that could be better defined to facilitate the implementation of the UN GTR into Self Certification regulations.

Previous Discussion(s)

Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 84 | 19-22 Sep 2017

1. The Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) held its eighty-fourth session from 19 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by the elected Chair of GRRF, Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend. 2): Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participated: the Bureau International Permanent des Associations de Vendeurs et Rechappeurs de Pneu (BIPAVER), the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA), the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO), the Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMFM), the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). Upon the special invitation of the Chair and the secretariat, the following NGOs participated: Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association (ITMA) and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) as well as Tesla Inc. and Vehicle Safety Certification Center in Changua county.

2. GRRF considered the agenda prepared for the eighty-fourth session and adopted it (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/10) with the addition of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/25 under agenda item 7(k). The adopted agenda is reproduced in GRRF-84-08, including all informal documents received until the session’s starting date.

3. GRRF also adopted the running order for the session as proposed in GRRF-84-01. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of this report.

4. The secretariat introduced GRRF-84-06, announcing that the next GRRF session would take place on 11 December 2017 and recalling that the deadline for the submission of official documents would be 19 September 2017.

5. The secretariat reminded that Footnote 5 in the table of Annex 3 in the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 131 imposes the review of the target speed in cell H2 before 1 November 2021.

6. The expert from Japan introduced GRRF-84-03 with the Terms of Reference for the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) adopted by the members of the IWG, based on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/83, Annex II.

7. GRRF supported the proposal and adopted the Terms of Reference proposed for the IWG on AEBS as reproduced in Annex II.

8. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/24 proposing provisions on automatic reactivation of AEBS. The expert from OICA answered to the proposal (GRRF-84-21). GRRF reacted positively to the proposal and invited the experts from Germany and from OICA to submit a revised proposal for the February 2018 session of GRRF.

9. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

10. The secretariat recalled the mandate extension until February 2019 of the IWG on Modular Vehicle Combinations (MVC) adopted by WP.29 in March 2017.

11. The Chair of GRRF recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2013/13, adopted during the seventy-fifth GRRF session. The document remained on the agenda of GRRF, pending submission to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) of the adopted text for Regulation No. 89 (Speed limitation devices).

12. The Chair of GRRF recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/2 proposing to delete an obsolete provision in Annex 5 to Regulation No. 13, adopted at the previous session and kept on the agenda.

13. The expert from CLEPA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/11 with a clarification of Footnote 12. GRRF adopted this proposal.

14. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/12 as amended by GRRF-84-04 (Justification), clarifying the verification of the sufficient movement on the balancer without having to take measurements underneath the trailer in a potentially unsecure position. GRRF adopted this proposal.

15. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit the three official documents above as draft Supplement 15 to the 11 series of amendments to Regulation No. 13 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2018 session.

16. No intervention was made under this agenda item.

17. The Chair of the IWG on the Agricultural Coupling Devices and Components reported on the activities of the group (GRRF-84-27) and presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/13 as amended by GRRF-84-26 with a draft regulation on the Agricultural Coupling. GRRF discussed the texts of para. 4.5. contained in square brackets and requested the group to consider working protection laws. The expert from Sweden proposed to clarify the provisions for remote coupling and remote indication. GRRF agreed that the remote indication should be located where the remote operation takes place. The Chair of the IWG volunteered to submit a revised proposal at the February 2018 session of GRRF.

18. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/15 with provisions aimed at aligning the text of UN GTR No. 3 and UN Regulation No. 78 especially on tri-cycles Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS), Emergency Stop Signal and means to disable the ABS function (‘ABS switch’), prepared in collaboration with the expert from IMMA. The expert from Canada answered to the proposal (GRRF-84-10). The expert from Italy presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/16 with the report on the activities related to the amendment proposal to UN GTR No.3. The expert from India informed GRRF about regulatory activities in his Country on the obligation to install ABS on new motorcycle with an engine capacity of 125 cm3 and more.

19. GRRF recommended the expert from Italy to keep the draft amendment to GTR No. 3 as harmonized as possible with UN Regulation No. 78 especially with regard to the ABS switch to avoid subsequent amendments to UN Regulation No. 78.

20. The expert from Italy agreed to submit a revised proposal for the February 2018 session of GRRF.

21. The expert from IMMA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/14 as amended GRRF-84-13 with provisions allowing additional conditions for the activation of the stop lamp. The expert from Canada recommended addressing this question within GTR No. 3. The Chair noted that ETRTO would not be allowed to propose amendments to GTR No. 3 and asked whether a Contracting Party to the 1998 Agreement could sponsor this amendment. GRRF raised the question why the author of the proposal selected provisions from Regulation No. 13 and not from Regulation No. 13-H. The expert from IMMA agreed to submit a revised proposal for the February 2018 session of GRRF.

22. The expert from Spain recalled the purpose of the Special Interest Group of Experts on Regulation No. 90 (i) willing to review the application of Regulation No. 90, (ii) willing to consider the necessity of a scope extension and (iii) willing to come up with recommendation on remanufactured brake parts.

23. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRRF-84-25 addressing the question raised at the eighty second session of GRRF on the necessity of potential regulatory activities related to Replacement brake callipers.

24. GRRF agreed with the proposal of the expert from Spain to circulate a questionnaire to the delegates.

25. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the IG on Tyre GTR reported (GRRF-84-05) on the work done by the IWG on Tyres on the development of draft Amendment 2 of the GTR No. 16 (Tyres). He informed on the progress made and the challenges, notably harmonization the high speed test and the need for a mandate extension of two years. GRRF supported this request and agreed to seek for AC.3 consent on this matter.

26. The expert from China introduced GRRF-84-11 and GRRF-84-12 highlighting the discrepancies between Tyre UN GTR No.16 and China’s tyre regulations. GRRF welcomed both the engagement of China in the work on UN GTR No. 16 and the remarkable amount of work done to identify divergences between the current version of UN GTR No. 16 and China’s tyre regulation.

27. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/17 as amended by GRRF-84-15 with editorial corrections. GRRF adopted the proposal as amended by Annex III as draft Supplement 19 to Regulation No. 30 and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2018 sessions.

28. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/18 as amended by GRRF-84-16 with editorial correction and a number of imperial tyre sizes updated in Annex 5.

29. GRRF agreed to adopt the proposed amendment to paragraph 3.4. (based on GRRF‑84-34) as reproduced below:

Paragraph 3.4., amend to read:

"3.4.The markings referred to in paragraph 3.1. and the approval mark prescribed in paragraph 5.4. of this Regulation shall be moulded on to or into the tyres. They shall be clearly legible and shall, except for the marking referred to in paragraphs 3.1.1., 3.1.2. and 3.1.13. above, be located on at least one lower sidewall."
30. The expert from ETRTO volunteered to prepare a revised proposal for the February 2018 session of GRRF to address the comments received on some provisions proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/18.

31. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

32. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/18 as complemented by GRRF-84-17 proposing the addition of a number of tyre sizes. The expert from ETRTO volunteered to prepare a revised proposal addressing the comments received for the February 2018 session of GRRF.

33. The expert from France presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/20, aimed at harmonizing the definitions and provisions in Regulation No. 109 with those introduced in Regulations Nos. 30, 54 and 117. Following the intervention of the expert from BIPAVER and the expert from Spain, GRRF agreed that the text proposed in para. 6.4.4. could be clarified. The expert from France volunteered to prepare a revised proposal together with the expert from Spain and from BIPAVER.

34. The Chair recalled that GRRF already supported ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/42 and ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRRF/2017/7 with editorial corrections and that these documents were kept on the agenda, awaiting substantive proposals to be considered at the coming session.

35. GRRF agreed to keep both documents on the agenda for its February 2018 session.

36. The Chair recalled that GRRF already supported ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/43 with editorial corrections and that this document was kept on the agenda, awaiting substantive proposals to be considered at the coming sessions.

37. GRRF agreed to keep this document on the agenda for its February 2018 session.

38. The Chair recalled that GRRF already supported ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/44 with editorial corrections and that this document was kept on the agenda, awaiting substantive proposals to be considered at the coming session.

39. The expert from ETRTO presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/21 proposing corrections to paragraph references due to amendments to Regulation No. 30. GRRF agreed with the proposal as reproduced in Annex IV of the session report.

40. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/44 as well as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/21 amended as draft Supplement 1 to Regulation No. 142, for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2018 sessions.

41. The expert from OICA introduced GRRF-84-33, presenting the results of a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems in general and especially indirect and direct systems by comparing the actual tyre inflation pressures with the individual recommended pressures. The expert offered to share the details of the study on request. The expert from ETRTO offered to review the study.

42. No information was presented on existing regulations and laws on the mandatory use of TPMS.

43. The expert from Germany introduced GRRF-84-20 on the possibility to develop snow tyre provisions for all tyres and vehicles categories as it is already existing for snow tyres of category C1, C2 and C3 for vehicles categories M and N by amending the scope of Regulation No. 117. GRRF discussed the possible options as well as the necessity of the creation of an informal working group to work on this matter. GRRF supported in principle the establishment of an informal working group and invited the expert from Germany and other interested experts to prepare draft terms of reference for the group to be reviewed by GRRF in February 2018.

44. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/25 proposing a Corrigendum in Russian only of Regulation No. 108. GRRF adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Corrigendum to Regulation No. 108 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2018 session.

45. The expert from the Russian Federation, Mr. Kutenev, gave an oral presentation advocating for activities towards the reduction of particulate matters related to tyre wear. GRRF noted the activities of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy and its Informal Working Group on Particulate Measurement Programme.

46. The expert from Germany introduced WP.29-172-08 proposing to regulate the performance of vehicles equipped with “SAE Level 3 and 4” technology. GRRF discussed this proposal together with the proposal for amendments to the terms of reference of the IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Functions under item 9.

47. The Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) and GRRF held a joint session to exchange information on the activities of common interest. The event this time was focused on the topics of “secondary activities” and cybersecurity. The participants agreed that these joint sessions are constructive and contribute to a better understanding of the role of the driver in highly and fully automated vehicles. Both chairs agreed to explore possibilities at ITC session in 2018 for holding additional joint sessions in the future.

48. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/23 as amended by GRRF-84-22 with provisions to be included in UN Regulations Nos. 13, 13-H, 79 and 140 related to the stability control warning activation by Corrective Steering Functions and Automatically Commanded Steering Functions. The proposal received some comments. GRRF amended the proposal as reflected in GRRF-84-39.

49. GRRF agreed with the proposal as amended by Annex V of the GRRF session report and requested the secretariat to submit it [together with GRRF-84-22] as draft supplements to Regulations Nos. 13, 13-H, 79 and 140 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2018 sessions.

50. The expert from Germany on behalf of the Co-Chair of the IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) presented GRRF-84-02 with draft provisions for ACSF of Category [C1]. GRRF discussed values in square brackets in the document related to the scenario considered for the purpose of testing the performance of ACSF of C1 category. In particular, the definition of the point at which, following the beginning of the Lane Change Procedure, the driver’s reaction should be understood did not achieve consensus and created difficulties to agree on what is referred to as reaction time in draft para. 5.6.4.8.1. The expert from Japan presented GRRF-84-28 proposing derogations in case the maximum speed allowed in the territory of a Contracting Party would be lower than 130 km/h. GRRF agreed to defer GRRF-84-28 to the IWG on ACSF. GRRF considered the note from the secretariat (GRRF-84-24) reproducing comments received from Tesla Inc. GRRF also discussed GRRF-84-23 tabled by the experts from OICA and CLEPA on Emergency Steering Functions. GRRF requested the secretariat to consolidate the proposals as reflecting the current position and guidance of GRRF (GRRF-84-36) and to add this consolidation to the provisional agenda of the next session of GRRF (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/26). GRRF also requested the IWG on ACSF to review this document until the next GRRF session.

51. The expert from UK introduced GRRF-84-09 proposing to include provisions applicable for Remote Control Manoeuvring (RCM). GRRF requested the secretariat to distribute this document with an official symbol for the February 2018 session of GRRF.

52. GRRF reviewed the update proposal for the Terms of Reference of the IWG on ACSF tabled by the expert from Germany (GRRF-84-19). GRRF considered this document bearing in mind WP.29-172-08 under agenda item 8.

53. GRRF agreed to recommend to WP.29 the extension of the Terms of Reference of the IWG on ACSF [as reproduced in Annex VI of the GRRF session report] and to work in parallel on provisions related to ACSF of Category E, SAE Level 3 and 4, taking into account the future recommendations of the IWG on ITS/AD Task Force on the testing of automated/autonomous vehicles.

54. The expert from UK introduced GRRF-84-14 proposing amendments to the requirements in Annex 6 (Complex Electric control systems). GRRF reviewed in detail the proposal and requested the secretariat to include the amended proposal in the consolidated document GRRF-84-36 and ECE/TRANS/WP.19/GRRF/2017/27.

55. The secretariat informed GRRF about the entry into force of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Technical United Nations Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these United Nations Regulations. For more information, please download the notification.

56. The Ambassador of GRRF at the IWG on IWVTA meetings gave an oral report about the IWVTA activities. He informed that the subgroup on Regulation No. 0 would be dissolved, that discussions took place on the future nature of the subgroup on IWVTA and that the draft Regulation No. 0 would be submitted in the near future. He announced that the need for an ambassador might be reduced given the progress made on IWVTA.

57. The secretariat introduced the ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/54, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/55 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/109. The expert from ETRTO introduced GRRF-84-18 on schedule 4 of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement. GRRF raised concerns, in particular, on the defined approval number format prescribed in Schedule 4.

58. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

59. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amends. 1 and 2), GRRF called for the election of officers on Tuesday morning. Mr. Bernie Frost (UK) was unanimously elected Chair of GRRF for the sessions scheduled for the year 2018. Mr. Hiroshi Morimoto (Japan) was elected Vice-Chair of GRRF for the same period.

60. The secretariat introduced GRRF-84-07 reporting on the GRRF relevant highlights of the 171st and 172nd session of WP.29. For more information, please refer to the session report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1129 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1131).

61. The export from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/22 with provisions on the warning activation condition in case of the system deactivation by the driver as well as a verification simplification of the throttle control action during testing. The proposal received some comments. The expert from OICA agreed to prepare a revised proposal and additional information for the February 2018.

62. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

63. The following provisional agenda was endorsed for the eighty-fifth session of GRRF, scheduled to be held in Geneva on 11 December 2017 (starting at 10.00 a.m. and concluding at 5.30 p.m.)1:
1. Adoption of the agenda.
2. Regulation No. 79.
3. Any other business.

Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear | Session 86 | 12-16 Feb 2018

2. GRRF considered the agenda prepared for the eighty-sixth session and adopted it (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/1 and Add. 1). The adopted agenda is reproduced in GRRF-86-27, including all informal documents received until the session’s starting date. GRRF also adopted the running order for the session as proposed in GRRF-86-01. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of the session report. The list of the Informal Working Groups of GRRF is reproduced in Annex II of the session report

1. The Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) held its eighty-sixth session from 12 to 16 February 2018 in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by the elected Chair of GRRF, Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1): Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participated: the Bureau International Permanent des Associations de Vendeurs et Rechappeurs de Pneu (BIPAVER), the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA), the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO), the Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMFM), the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, the following NGOs participated: Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association (ITMA) and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

3. The Chair gave the floor to Mr. Li Yuwei, newly appointed Director of the Sustainable Transport Division. Mr Li introduced himself. He recalled his previous activities related to UN Transport legal instruments administered by UNECE. He mentioned the importance of vehicle regulations addressing vehicle safety and therefore road safety in order to meet the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals to halve the number of fatalities due to road crashes by 2020.

4. The secretariat introduced GRRF-86-08, announcing that the next GRRF session would take place on 25-28 September 2018 and recalling that the deadline for the submission of official documents would be 29 June 2018.

5. The secretariat reminded that Footnote 5 in the table of Annex 3 in the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 131 imposed the review of the target speed in cell H2 before 1 November 2021.

6. The expert from Japan presented (GRRF-86-12) a status report of the activities of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS). GRRF agreed that AEBS for light vehicles should perform when the target is a vehicle, a pedestrian or a cyclist, recognizing that the technology for cyclist detection is still being refined . GRRF agreed to also consider the concern raised by the expert from Sweden on the detection of big animals by AEBS.

7. GRRF also agreed that AEBS for light vehicle should not be included in UN Regulation No. 131, noting that UN Regulation No. 131 is aimed at addressing situations on highways, while AEBS systems for light vehicle would primarily address urban situations.

8. The expert from Germany recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2017/24 proposing more stringent provisions on automatic reactivation of AEBS. He presented GRRF-86-32 addressing concerns expressed at the September 2017 session on the original proposal. The expert from OICA answered to the proposal (GRRF-86-18). The experts from Nordic Countries supported OICA’s proposal as they are facing user acceptance issues on their market due to false AEBS warnings. GRRF urged the experts from Germany and from OICA to submit a revised proposal for the September 2018 session of GRRF.

9. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

10. The secretariat recalled the mandate extension until February 2019 of the IWG on Modular Vehicle Combinations (MVC) adopted by WP.29 in March 2017.

11. The Chair of GRRF recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2013/13, adopted during the seventy-fifth GRRF session. The document remained on the agenda of GRRF, pending submission to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) of the adopted text for Regulation No. 89 (Speed limitation devices). Therefore, it was considered under agenda item 12(b).

12. The expert from Australia presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/2 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/3 clarifying the obligation for the vehicle type to be equipped with a Brake Assist System (BAS) or an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in order to receive a type approval according to UN Regulation No. 139 or UN Regulation No. 140 respectively. GRRF supported both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplements 1 to UN Regulations Nos. 139 and 140 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

13. The expert from OICA introduced GRRF-86-16-Rev.1 with provisions related to the introduction of Remote Controlled Parking (RCP) in UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment).

14. GRRF adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex III and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13-H and as draft Supplement 15 to the 11 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

15. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRRF-86-33, highlighting a mistake in Revisions 7 and 8 of UN Regulation No. 13. The secretariat agreed to correct both revisions.

16. No intervention was made under this agenda item.

17. The Chair of the IWG on the Agricultural Coupling Devices and Components reported on the activities of the group (GRRF-86-06) and presented GRRF-86-02, introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/4 with a draft Regulation on the Agricultural Coupling. GRRF received information on the texts of para. 4.5.

18. GRRF agreed that the stress weld limit should be qualified as absolute. It adopted the document and requested the secretariat make the necessary change and to submit the proposal as new draft UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of combinations of agricultural vehicles to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

19. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRRF-86-03 proposing a Corrigendum to UN Regulation No. 55. GRRF invited the expert from CLEPA to submit a revised proposal for consideration at the September 2018 session.

20. The expert from Poland introduced GRRF-86-34 proposing a clarification of item 9.3 in Annex 1 to UN Regulation No. 55. GRRF requested the secretariat to distribute this proposal with an official symbol at its September 2018 session.

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).

21. The expert from Italy withdrew GRRF-86-10 and GRRF-86-11.

22. The expert from IMMA introduced GRRF-86-35 with provisions allowing additional conditions for the activation of the stop lamp. The proposal received some comments. GRRF noted that some conditions were related to regenerative braking and, therefore, GRRF recommended to explore corresponding provisions in UN Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H on the braking performance of regenerative braking and to complement the proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 with corresponding provision, not only addressing brake light activation requirements. GRRF noted the potential need to clarify the need of the word “instantaneous” in para. 5.1.16. The expert from IMMA agreed to submit a revised proposal for the September 2018 session of GRRF.

23. The expert from Spain recalled the purpose of the Special Interest Group of Experts on UN Regulation No. 90 and presented the status report of the group (GRRF-86-39).

24. The expert mentioned that UN Regulation No. 90 was not aligned with corresponding provisions in UN Regulation No. 78 and proposed amendments to Annex 7 (GRRF-86-41). GRRF requested the secretariat to keep this document on the agenda for its September 2018 session.

25. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRRF-86-40 proposing to amend ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/58, which was prepared on the basis of three documents with conflicting provisions. The secretariat informed GRRF that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/58 was adopted by AC.1 as Supplement 3 to UN Regulation No. 90 and that the corrections proposed could not be adopted as drafted. The secretariat agreed to prepare a revised version that could potentially be adopted (GRRF-86-40-Rev.1) by AC.1 as a Supplement 4.

26. The expert from the Russian Federation, chairing the IWG on Tyre GTR, reported (GRRF-86-21) on the work done by the IWG on Tyres on the development of draft Amendment 2 of the GTR No. 16 (Tyres). He informed GRRF that a first informal document could be delivered for the September 2018 session of GRRF.

27. The Chair of the IWG introduced GRRF-86-22 with a memorandum on a “global marking for tyres”. He invited the Contracting Parties to the 1998 Agreement to review this memorandum and assess, whether the approach for tyre global marking in UN GTR No. 16 could be supported and whether it would be feasible to recognize a global tyre marking as an alternative to the existing national/regional tyre marking. The Chair invited GRRF delegates to respond to the memorandum.

28. The Secretary of the IWG on Tyres introduced GRRF-86-28 and GRRF-86-29, providing further details and explanations on what may be delivered by the IWG in September 2018.

29. The expert from ETRTO presented GRRF-86-04, introducing GRRF-86-05, and announcing the intention of ETRTO to propose provisions for extended mobility tyres in UN Regulations Nos. 30 and 64, on the basis of initial work done by the tyre industry at the International Standardization Organization (ISO). GRRF noted the reference to ISO documentation and invited the expert from ETRTO to prepare a more detailed proposal for consideration at the next GRRF session, both concerning UN Regulations Nos. 30 and 64.

30. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/5 with editorial correction and a number of imperial tyre sizes updated in Annex 5. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/11 as a consolidated version of UN Regulation No. 54, containing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/5. GRRF adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/11 as amended (GRRF-86-23 and GRRF-86-26) and as reproduced in Addendum 1 (based on GRRF-86-43) to the report. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit this amended proposal as draft Supplement 23 to UN Regulation No. 54 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

31. The expert from ETRTO introduced GRRF-86-25, highlighting a mistake in a footnote in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/8 adopted as Supplement 17 to UN Regulation No. 75. GRRF adopted a proposal as reproduced in Annex V and requested the secretariat to submit it a Corrigendum 1 to UN Regulation No. 75 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

32. The expert from ETRTO introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/6 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/7 (amended by GRRF-86-31) with tyre sizes and tyre classification codes common in the United States of America and standardised by the Tire and Rim Association Inc. and with marking provisions on inflation pressure (for measurements and tests). He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/12 as a consolidated version of UN Regulation No. 106, containing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/6 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/7. GRRF adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/12 as amended and reproduced in Addendum 2 (based on GRRF-86-42) to the report. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit this amended proposal as draft Supplement 16 to UN Regulation No. 106 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

33. The expert from France presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/9, aimed at harmonizing the definitions and provisions in Regulation No. 109 with those introduced in UN Regulations Nos. 30, 54 and 117. The expert from ETRTO introduced GRRF-86-24, proposing amendment to this proposal. GRRF adopted the proposal as amended by Annex VI (of the session report) and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft supplement 9 (note: corrected by GAR from Supplement 4 in the published report.) to UN Regulation No. 109. GRRF requested the secretariat to address corrections to the French version of the document suggested by the expert from France.

34. The expert from BIPAVER introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/8 with similar provisions as those in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/9 and proposed as amendments to UN Regulation No. 108. GRRF adopted the proposal as amended by Annex IV (of this report) and requested the secretariat to submit it as draft Supplement 4 (corrected by GAR from Supplement 9 in the published session report.) to UN Regulation No. 108 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their June 2018 sessions.

35. The Chair recalled that GRRF already supported ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/42 and ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRRF/2017/7 with editorial corrections and that these documents were kept on the agenda, awaiting substantive proposals to be considered at the coming session.

36. GRRF agreed to keep both documents on the agenda for its September 2018 session.

37. The Chair recalled that GRRF already supported ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2016/43 with editorial corrections and that this document was kept on the agenda, awaiting substantive proposals to be considered at the coming sessions.

38. GRRF agreed to keep this document on the agenda for its February 2018 session.

39. The expert from OICA introduced GRRF-86-17 containing the field study report on the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) fitment and tyre inflation pressure which was mentioned in GRRF-86-33 presented at the eighty-fourth session of GRRF.

40. No intervention was made under this agenda item.

41. The expert from Germany presented GRRF-86-09 with possible scenarios for developing snow tyre provisions for all tyres and vehicles categories as it is already existing for snow tyres of category C1, C2 and C3 for vehicles categories M and N. GRRF supported the scenario 2 proposed in the document and invited the expert from Germany and other interested experts to prepare snow tyre provisions according to this scenario.

42. No intervention was made under this agenda item.

43. GRRF discussed this agenda item together with item 9(b).

44. The secretariat invited GRRF experts to attend the 2018 symposium on the Future Networked Car co-organized by UNECE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

45. The expert from UK introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2018/10, proposing to include provisions applicable for Remote Control Manoeuvring (RCM) in UN Regulation No. 79. GRRF welcomed the proposal, noting that some vehicles were already delivered with this feature. GRRF agreed to insert provisions on RCM in UN Regulation No. 79. The proposal received a number of comments from Contracting Parties and from OICA, as reflected in GRRF-86-15.

46. The expert from UK volunteered to submit a revised proposal for consideration at the September 2018 session of GRRF and invited interested experts to contribute to this work stream.

48. The expert from Germany presented GRRF-86-13 tabled by the experts from Germany and from the Republic of Korea with a proposal for amendments to the ACSF testing provisions in Annex 8 of UN Regulation No. 79, based on the first experience gathered since the 02 series of amendments of UN Regulation No. 79 entered into force. GRRF welcomed the proposal and provided comments. The experts from Germany and the Republic of Korea volunteered to prepare a revised proposal aimed to avoid prescriptive requirements on the measurement instruments and providing more detailed justification e.g. on the sample rate and the filtering of the lateral acceleration data.

49. The expert from OICA reported on ongoing activities at ISO on the development of ISO 11992.

50. GRRF discussed this agenda item together with item 9(b) – see GRRF-86-36.

51. The GRRF Ambassador to the IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) provided a status report of the activities of the IWG (GRRF-86-38) informing GRRF among others about the adoption of UN Regulation No. 0 by AC.1 at the November 2017 session.

52. The secretariat informed GRRF about potential follow-up activities related to the entry into force of Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement and the adoption of UN Regulation No. 0. He drew attention of GRRF to (a) the adopted guidelines related to the drafting of Transitional Provisions, (b) the possibility to insert provisions in UN Regulations preventing the use of the Unique Identifier as defined in the Agreement, © the discussion of the IWG on IWVTA on the new approval numbering in Schedule 4 potentially in conflict with marking provisions in Tyre regulations and in UN Regulation No. 90 (see GRRF-86-37), (d) the maintenance of Annex 4 in UN Regulation No. 0, (e) the update of the standard provisions related to the Conformity of Production still referring to Revision 2 of the 1958 Agreement.

53. The expert from CLEPA introduced GRRF-86-37, providing detailed information on the identification of a consistency issue between the provisions related to approval numbers according to UN Regulation No. 90 and those in Schedule 4 to the 1958 Agreement. GRRF requested the secretariat to submit this presentation to the IWG on IWVTA.

54. GRRF did not receive any new document to be discussed under this agenda item.

55. The secretariat introduced GRRF-86-07, reporting on the GRRF relevant highlights of the 173rd session of WP.29. For more information, please refer to the session report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1135).

56. The expert from OICA introduced GRRF-86-14 with provisions on the warning activation condition, in case of the system deactivation by the driver as well as a verification simplification of the throttle control action during testing. GRRF adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VII. GRRF requested to submit it together with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRRF/2013/13 as draft Supplement 3 to UN Regulation No. 89 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2018 sessions.

59. GRRF learned that Jochen Schaefer (Bosch, CLEPA) would no longer attend the sessions of GRRF as he would enter the passive phase of his partial retirement agreement with his employer. GRRF congratulated him for his outstanding contributions to GRRF and wished him all the best for his future retirement.

57. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRRF-86-19, inviting delegates to confirm the type of speed limitation systems requested for vehicles type approved for the transport of dangerous goods as specified in the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). GRRF confirmed that a vehicle equipped with a Speed Limitation Function would be in compliance with ADR Section 9.2.5 similarly to a vehicle equipped with a Speed Limitation Device.

58. The expert from Norway presented GRRF-86-30, reporting on the investigation of road crashes that involved trucks with potential issues related to the mechanical failure of the steering gear. GRRF invited its experts to review crash data available and agreed to further discuss this issue at its September 2018 session.

Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 1 | 25-28 Sep 2018

1. The Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) held its first session from 25 to 28 September 2018 in Geneva. Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.1): Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and the United States of America. An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations participated: the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), European Association for Electric Mobility (AVERE), Bureau International Permanent des Associations de Vendeurs et Rechappeurs de Pneu (BIPAVER), International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA), European Garage Equipment Association (EGEA), European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO), Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMFM), Fédération International de l’Automobile (FIA), International Automotive Lighting and Light-Signalling Expert Group (GTB), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Road Union (IRU), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA).

2. The first session of GRVA was opened by the GRVA Secretary. The Secretary of WP.29 informed GRVA about the Inland Transport Committee request (ECE/TRANS/274, para. 52) and about the decisions of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1139, para. 33) on the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear and GRVA. The secretariat invited the experts of GRVA to elect a Chair for the first session of GRVA. The expert from the United States of America requested the strict application of Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedures and to proceed with the vote at the end of the week. The Secretary asked whether he should chair until the end of the session, until the election takes place, or whether GRVA should choose a Chair. GRVA decided that the first GRVA session shall be chaired by Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

3. GRVA considered the provisional agenda prepared for this first session and adopted it (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/1). The adopted agenda is reproduced in
GRVA-01-14, including all informal documents received until the session’s starting date. GRVA also agreed on the running order for the session as proposed in GRVA-01-01 with the modification suggested by the expert from the United States of America to move the election of officers for the year 2019 to the end of the session as per Rule 37. The informal documents distributed during the session are listed in Annex I of this report.

4. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 and Amends. 1 and 2), GRVA called for the election of officers on Friday morning. Before the election took place, the expert from Germany provided background information to GRVA, why his delegation would oppose the election of Mr. Frost at the time of the vote for the Chair for the year 2019. He explained that Germany would like to fully contribute to the strategic work of GRVA and would therefore nominate a German expert as candidate Chair for the year 2020. GRVA elected Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) as Chair of GRVA for the sessions 2019, with the absolute majority of the present delegations voting in his favour. GRVA did not elect a Vice Chair and agreed, subject to WP.29 endorsement, to proceed with this at its next session.

5. The secretariat introduced GRVA-01-13, informing on the highlights of the March and June 2018 session of WP.29. The secretariat announced that the next GRVA session would take place from 28 January to 1 February 2019 and advised that the deadline for the submission of official documents would be 2 November 2018.

6. The Chair recalled that he had initiated an informal consultation over the summer 2018 to collect the list of items that Contracting Parties would wish to be addressed by GRVA. The Chair presented GRVA-01-33 containing the responses received together with those provided in WP.29-175-08 and WP.29-175-29, some 40 items in total. He proposed classifying the items into work streams to facilitate the participation of subject experts, e.g. Data management, Sensors (spatial awareness), Functional requirements, New assessment procedures and “other items”. The GRVA experts confirmed that the document contained all input received.

7. The expert from China offered suggestions on the structure, work programme and meeting arrangements of GRVA (reproduced in GRVA-01-32).

8. The expert from AAPC stated that they would like to support the work done under this agenda item, he suggested assessment criteria to be considered when working on priorities for GRVA.

9. The expert from the United States of America introduced GRVA-01-03 proposing some considerations relevant for the work of GRVA under the 1998 Agreement. The expert from ITU reported on their experience in the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over-the-Air issues (TF CS/OTA) and highlighted the need for assistance from contracting parties when drafting documents to ensure the appropriateness of texts drafted to address specificities of the 1998 Agreement (and the context of self-certification). The expert from Germany, Co-Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Automated Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), recalled the ambition of his group to draft technical requirements suitable for use under both the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements.

10. The expert from the Russian Federation presented GRVA-01-05 with their proposal for priorities. He recalled that decisions on priorities can only be made by the Executive Committee (AC. 3) for items to be handled under the 1998 Agreement. He also recalled the need for a technical sponsor for activities under the 1998 Agreement.

11. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-01-28 with information on the priorities of the industry that would require regulatory activities from GRVA. He regretted that the IWG on ACSF were not drafting provisions for so called Hands-off Lane Keeping Systems as SAE Level 2 even though this technology was already sold in some markets, e.g. in the United States of America. The Co-Chair of the IWG on ACSF and the expert from the Netherlands clarified that the IWG on ACSF considered hand off systems as Level 3 systems and not as Level 2. The Chair noted the differences between the priorities reported in GRVA-01-28 by OICA and those communicated by most of the manufacturers in their media statements. In response the expert from OICA prepared a revised document (GRVA-01-28-Rev.1) but was unable to demonstrate the technological and market priorities questions raised by GRVA. The expert from OICA also presented considerations on possible coordination of work between the subsidiary bodies (GRs) of WP.29. He suggested the nomination of GR Ambassadors on the model of IWVTA Ambassadors.

12. The expert from UITP stated the need to first address the safety of automated shared fleets for use by public transport systems.

13. The expert from ITU stated the need for GRVA to define a cluster around communication, including Platooning.

14. The expert from CLEPA insisted on the need to finalize the work on Automated Commanded Steering Function (ACSF).

15. The expert from GTB presented GRVA-01-06 with considerations on lighting and light-signalling for automated driving systems, highlighting the wish to work on this at the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE). The expert from the Russian Federation suggested to explore ways to address this issue in the context of the Horizontal Regulation discussions. He mentioned that the presentation had already been made at WP.29. The expert from GTB also raised the question of coordination between GRs on automation as the expert from OICA had done. The expert from Japan recalled that WP.29 agreed to discuss coordination issues on automation. GRVA agreed that coordination issues would naturally be discussed at WP.29.

16. The expert from China introduced GRVA-01-16,

17. GRVA agreed that the items listed in GRVA-01-33 and the classification proposed should be reviewed at the next session under agenda item 4.

18. GRVA reviewed WP.29 informal documents WP.29-175-08 and WP.29-175-29 referred by WP.29 to GRVA as well as the list of items noted in the provisional agenda. GRVA had an extensive discussion on each item. The expert from OICA stated that the ongoing work was adequate to address industry priorities. The experts received clarifications on the meaning of each item by the proposal authors. They exchanged views on the priority that could be assigned to each item as well as the potential necessity to start regulatory activities (or not). GRVA concluded that GRVA is able (from the point of view of knowledge and expertise) to address each item in the list (GRVA-01-39) reproduced in Annex II to this report and was ready to fulfil its mandate as defined by WP.29 and/or AC.3. GRVA agreed to consider other items and possibly extend this list in the coming sessions.

19. The expert from Japan introduced GRVA-01-34 presenting the Japanese guideline on safety technologies for automated vehicles in Japan. She mentioned that this guideline was newly issued in September 2018 with two safety concepts and ten safety requirements for automated vehicles.

20. The expert from the Netherlands presented activities and thoughts developed in his country aimed at addressing the challenges related to the safety and security assessment of the so called modern vehicles (GRVA-01-40).

21. The expert from UK presented the developments in 2018 on the creation of the Task Force on Automated Vehicle Testing (“AutoVeh”) and its two subgroups called “SG-1” and “SG-2”, established under WP.29. He presented that the aim of these groups was to develop a novel innovative concept for the assessment of Automated Driving technologies. He recalled that Terms of Reference (ToR) for this group were not adopted and that “AutoVeh” was transferred to GRVA in June 2018 (including the corresponding draft ToR). The expert from Japan reported on the status of the discussions in the groups and presented slide 3 in GRVA-01-35. GRVA agreed that the parent group (“AutoVeh”) would no longer be needed as the management of SG-1 and SG-2 would take place at GRVA.

22. The expert from Japan Co-Chair of “AutoVeh” presented ToR of both Subgroups (GRVA-01-07 and GRVA-01-11). The expert from EC sought clarity on the scope of SG-1 and on possible overlap with IWG on ACSF. The expert from China mentioned the lack of clarity of the proposed structure and proposed to classify existing and new work items to create groups with sufficient compatibility for existing and new ones in the future. He also mentioned the challenges related to the work on simulation and on-road testing due to the differences in traffic conditions and traffic rules within the contracting parties. He recommended to not endorse the ToRs proposed at this session. The expert from Germany asked about potential work duplications and asked whether GRVA or WP.29 already agreed on the three pillars concept mentioned in the ToR. The expert from Japan answered the questions.

23. After discussion, GRVA did not endorse GRVA-01-07 and GRVA-01-11 but, noting arrangements were already in place for further meetings, agreed that the groups continue to work until the next GRVA session. GRVA suggested that the group should refine the ToR to develop the novel innovative concept to verify the compliance with technical requirements (such as those developed within the IWG on ACSF) and demonstrate the validity of the new approach. The group should also prepare a full discussion on the three pillars approach and start working.

24. The secretariat recalled the decision of WP.29 to defer the document on artificial intelligence and vehicle regulations (WP.29-175-21) to SG-1.

25. The expert from Japan, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over-the-Air issues (TF CS/OTA) presented GRVA-01-19 introducing GRVA-01-17 and GRVA-01-18 with recommendations on software updates and on cyber security. He invited the experts to send comments on the recommendations until 28 October 2018. The expert from France congratulated the Task Force for the work done. The expert from the United States of America confirmed that they had participated in the last meeting of the group and explained that both recommendations would require amendments to make them compatible with the 1998 Agreement (especially in the self-certification context) and offered to provide comments.

26. The expert from Japan also mentioned that the recommendations contained proposals for a draft UN Regulation for cyber security and a draft generic Annex that could be added to relevant UN Regulations with regards to software number management. He added that the innovative approaches proposed would probably require some verification before adoption and that these activities would require an extension of the group’s mandate or the creation of a new group.

27. GRVA invited the Task Force to use the remaining time on their current mandate to develop a verification programme that could be considered at the second session of GRVA. GRVA also requested the Chair to report on these activities at WP.29.

28. This agenda item was addressed together with agenda item 6 (b) above.

29. The expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/2, as amended by GRVA-01-22 introducing provisions for ACSF systems of Category C with a so called 2-steps human machine interface for the lane change activation. The expert from France supported the proposal. The expert from the European Commission welcomed this proposal. The proposal received some comments from the experts from Germany, Korea, Netherlands, and Sweden namely on the deletion of some provisions, the proposed amendment to extend the time by which a lane change manoeuvre shall begin and the proposed Annex 9. GRVA invited interested experts to prepare a revised proposal addressing the comments received.

30. The expert from Germany presented the status report of the IWG on ACSF (GRVA-01-37). She requested guidance on whether the group should develop provisions for a new regulation, as the activities would go beyond the scope of UN Regulation No. 79 as originally envisaged. GRVA agreed with the suggestion of the IWG that technical provisions for new regulation should be developed. She introduced GRVA-01-08 with amended ToR for the group in line with the decision of GRVA in favour of a new regulation. GRVA endorsed the proposal for revised ToR as reproduced in Annex III to the report and noted that the timeline was ambitious. The Chair agreed to bring this point to the attention of WP.29.

31. The secretariat presented GRVA-01-36 with a correction proposal to align the three linguistic versions of UN Regulation No. 79. GRVA agreed with the proposal and requested the secretariat to make the necessary corrections in the English version as follow:

Paragraph 2.4.15., correct to read:

“2.4.15. An ACSF is in “active mode” (or “active”) when the function is switched on and the conditions for being active are met. In this mode, the system continuously or discontinuously controls the steering system is generating, or is ready to generate, a steering control action to assist the driver."

32. The expert from CITA introduced GRVA-01-25 with a proposal to include in UN Regulation No. 79 Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) related provisions with regards to ACSF of Category B2. GRVA wondered why the proposal was based on an outdated working paper (ACSF-06-28) of the IWG on ACSF. GRVA agreed that the document should be addressed to the Task Force on PTI/ roadworthiness of the ACSF systems led by the expert from Sweden.

33. The expert from Sweden presented GRVA-01-24 with a status report of the Task Force on PTI/roadworthiness of ACSF systems. The expert from the Russian Federation, Chair of the IWG on PTI, invited the Task Force to liaise with the IWG on these issues. GRVA agreed that the group should liaise with the IWG on PTI on Periodic Technical Inspection process related issues and that the Task Force should focus on roadworthiness related provisions linked to the construction of automated vehicles such as continuous self-diagnostic functions, system failure recognition, fault code recording and fault code access.

34. The expert from AVERE introduced GRVA-01-04 proposing to clarify the existing introduction of UN Regulation No. 79 with regard to the prohibition of approval according to UN Regulation No. 79 of steering systems that incorporate functions by which the steering can be controlled by external signals. The expert from the Republic of Korea stated the importance of addressing this issue. The experts from Germany, the Netherlands, Russian Federation and Sweden stated that the purpose of the proposal was unclear and asked for more information on the context of the proposal. GRVA invited the expert from AVERE to consider whether changes to the text would be preferable to the use of footnotes and suggested he consult the experts and to produce a revised proposal for consideration at the next session.

35. The expert from UK informed GRVA that the work on this item was ongoing, that the current draft was reproduced in GRVA-01-20 and that the outcome of this work could be incorporated in the future proposal emanating from the IWG on ACSF.

36. The expert from EC, Co-Chair of the IWG on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) presented GRVA-01-10 with a status report on the activities of the group on the drafting of a new UN Regulation with provisions applicable to M1 and N1 vehicles as reproduced in GRVA-01-02. He presented the key performance requirements defined for so called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrians Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) systems and highlighted the open issues discussed by the group on provision for manual AEB deactivation and the definition of performance requirements for vehicle-to-bicycle systems.

37. The expert from UK, supported by the expert from the Netherlands, questioned the proposed value of the maximum differential test speed (42 km/h) that targets collision avoidance. He suggested 50 km/h instead of 42 km/h. He expressed doubts that a staged approach for vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-bicycle AEB systems would be appropriate. The expert from OICA justified the value of the maximum differential speed for collision avoidance noting that Euro NCAP was requesting less than this value and justified the staged requirements especially for vehicle-to-bicycle AEBS systems because of the ongoing development process of such systems.

38. The expert from Canada suggested to specify performance-based requirements for all aspects to be tested, including the adhesion criteria of the track surface used for testing. GRVA noted the existing relevant precedent in UN GTR No. 3 and UN Regulation No. 78 and the corresponding value proposed in the draft.

39. The expert from Italy mentioned the risk related to false positive AEB system activation and the need of a manual AEBS deactivation function. The experts from Germany and UK expressed support for provisions on automatic deactivation function in limited cases. They disagreed with the proposal for provisions allowing the manual deactivation of AEB systems.

40. The Chair highlighted the provisions related to the AEBS performance outside of the testing conditions.

41. The Co-Chair of the IWG presented GRVA-01-09 proposing changes to the ToR of the group as well as a mandate extension by one year. GRVA agreed to extend the mandate of the IWG on AEBS for one year until September 2019. GRVA agreed with the goal of the AEBS Chair to present an official document covering vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian collision for adoption at the next GRVA session in January 2019. GRVA also asked the informal working group to present, at the same session, the requirements on vehicle-to-bicycle on the basis of available data.

42. The expert from Germany referred to UN Regulation No. 131 and presented GRVA-01-30 (and GRVA-01-31 with a calculation tool), introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/4 which addressed the issues presented during the last two sessions of GRRF concerning the performance of AEBS for heavy vehicles. He explained that this revised proposal was more far reaching than the previous one, not only addressing the manual deactivation switch provisions but also other provisions that would contribute to make AEBS requirements for heavy vehicles corresponding to state of the art vehicle technologies, by changing “the structure” of the Regulation, “the vehicle target” requirements, the “overriding requirements” and the “warning strategy”. He concluded his presentation stating that these changes would help to minimize the false positive activation risks mentioned by the experts from Nordic countries as initial reaction on the German proposals at the last sessions of GRRF.

43. The experts from OICA presented (GRVA-01-21) comments on ECE/TRANS/
WP.29/GRVA/2018/4. The experts from Sweden and Japan expressed reservations on the proposal as they were not in the position at this stage to assess the implications of such far reaching changes on the performance of AEBS systems for heavy vehicles. The experts from Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden agreed to work with the expert from Germany to review the proposal until the next session of GRVA. The experts agreed to work on this item via virtual meetings and physical meetings around the meetings of the IWG on AEBS.

44. The expert from the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands submitted a presentation and two videos (GRVA-01-43, GRVA-01-44 and GRVA-01-45) reporting on field tests performed with trucks equipped with AEBS systems. The Chair agreed to dedicate time to this presentation at the next session of GRVA

46. The expert from Sweden presented GRVA-01-23. He recalled that the work of the group was on hold and that the mandate of the group was about to expire. GRVA agreed to recommend a mandate extension to WP.29 and requested the group to prepare revised ToR until the next GRVA session.

45. The secretariat recalled the context of WP.29-175-05 (and WP.29-175-04). The expert from OICA introduced the documents. The expert from the Russian Federation recommended referring to “Vehicle Type” instead of Vehicle in both documents. The expert from Australia agreed to prepare two revised documents for consideration at the next session of GRVA.

47. GRVA considered WP.29-175-04 (together with WP.29-175-05 under agenda item 8 (a) above.)

48. Due to the lack of time and the late submission of informal document GRVA-01-27, GRVA agreed to postpone the consideration of this document until the January 2019 session of GRVA.

49. In the absence of documents, GRVA did not discuss this agenda item.

50. GRVA agreed with the suggestion of expert from Italy to postpone the consideration of this item until the January 2019 session.

51. The expert from IMMA introduced GRVA-01-42 as a follow-up proposal of
GRRF-86-35 aiming to specify the stop lamp activation criteria for conditions other than only on application of the service brake (e.g. regenerative braking). She explained that the proposal is based on the provisions laid down in UN Regulation No.13-H. The expert of OICA mentioned that they were working on amendments to these criteria. GRVA encouraged the experts from IMMA and OICA to come up with harmonized provisions for UN Regulations Nos. 78 and 13-H and requested the secretariat to distribute the proposal with an official symbol at the next session of GRVA unless an alternative proposal would be submitted by the experts from CLEPA and OICA.

52. The expert from UK mentioned the work done on provisions for Remote Controlled Manoeuvring (RCM) as in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/3 amended by GRVA-01-26. He informed GRVA that he informally consulted GRVA experts and that further work could be needed. GRVA agreed with his proposal to resume consideration of this proposal or consider a revised consolidated proposal at the January 2019 session of GRVA.

53. The expert from France introduced GRVA-01-38 (based on GRRF-86-13) addressing the accuracy of interpretation of data produced during system assessment. The expert from Germany welcomed the document and proposed to consider the filtering provisions together with the tolerances. Other experts welcomed the document and agreed to study it until the next session. GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this item at its January 2019 session.

54. In the absence of documents, no discussion took place under this agenda item.

55. The expert from Spain presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/12 proposing to extend the scope of UN Regulation No. 90 with replacement brake lining assemblies for vehicles of Category L6 and L7, which were recently included in the latest version of UN Regulation No. 78 and to align the provisions in Annex 7 to UN Regulation No. 90 with those in the current text of UN Regulation No. 78. GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this document at its next session.

56. Due to the lack of time, GRVA agreed to postpone the consideration of
GRVA-01-12 and the oral report of the expert from Spain on the activities of the Special Interest Group of experts on UN Regulation No. 90 until the January 2019 session.

57. The secretariat briefly introduced this agenda item suggesting actions potentially needed for aligning UN Regulations with the provisions of the Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement. GRVA agreed to reflect on the points proposed in the agenda and to resume discussion at the next session of GRVA.

58. The secretariat briefly informed GRVA on the activities of the IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval and especially the discussion on the new format of approval numbers specified in Schedule 4 of the 1958 Agreement. The expert from the Russian Federation tabled a proposal aimed at addressing this issue for UN Regulation No. 90 (GRVA-01-15). The expert from CLEPA tabled an alternative proposal (GRVA-01-41). GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this item at its next session.

59. The Chair of GRVA recalled the information provided by the Secretary of WP.29 that the Working Party on Noise (GRB) had successfully reviewed all formal documents tabled under this agenda item as agreed due to the reorganization of the subsidiary bodies of WP.29. He recalled his commitment to minimize the impact of the structural changes related to GRB and GRVA in terms of technical discussions and proper participation of delegates and experts. Therefore, he offered the experts the opportunity to consider in detail any document under this agenda item, in case a delegation had not attended GRB or would like GRVA to express a view. The experts confirmed that this was not necessary. The Chair of GRVA also offered the opportunity for the expert from the Russian Federation to provide (see GRB-68-16 for more details) an update on the development of the draft Amendment 2 to UN GTR No. 16 (Tyres) should GRVA wish. He recalled that AC.3 had still not formally decided that UN GTR No. 16 would be handled by GRB. GRVA noted the ongoing work done by the Informal Working Group chaired by the expert from the Russian Federation.

60. The secretariat presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/10, in the absence of the expert from CLEPA, proposing to clarify some unintentional deletions introduced in UN Regulation No. 55. GRVA agreed with the proposal and requested the secretariat to clarify the follow-up action on this document with the Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG).

61. The expert from Poland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2018/11. GRVA agreed that this proposal should be reviewed by the Working Party on General Safety Provisions.

62. GRVA noted that GRVA-01-29 tabled by the expert from OICA was a new proposal. The expert from OICA agreed to present this document at the next GRSG session.

63. No discussion took place under this agenda item.