This agenda item relates to UN R79 Steering Equipment.

GRVA agreed to review two proposals for amendments to the provisions applicable to Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) of Category C, tabled by the experts from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

GRVA may wish to consider a document submitted by the expert from Germany proposing amendments to paragraph 5.6.4.7. allowing to consider additional influencing parameters when identifying the critical situation (e.g. acceleration of the ego-vehicle and/or deceleration of the approaching vehicle) and therefore, when calculating the value of scritical.

GRVA may wish to perform a general review of the ACSF provisions.

GRVA may wish to review provisions for an alternative Human-Machine Interface (HMI) to control the Remote-Control Parking function, if any.

GRVA may wish to consider additional submissions concerning UN R79 and ACSF.

Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 5 | 10-14 Feb 2020

43. The expert from AVERE introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/7 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/8 (and their respective amendments in GRVA-05-08 and GRVA-05-24), proposing amendments to the ACSF provisions, resuming the discussion started in September 2019. He mentioned the support provided by the expert from the United Kingdom. The experts from Sweden and France provided comments. The experts from Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Norway expressed concerns. The expert from the Netherlands explained that the dynamics problems reported by the manufacturer, member of AVERE, were not due to the provisions in the Regulation but were due to design choices made by this manufacturer. The experts from the European Commission, Korea and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland supported the proposals; the expert from OICA, too. The expert from the Russian Federation proposed alternative proposals (GRVA-05-59) improving the text. The expert from the United Kingdom proposed GRVA-05-57 aimed at addressing the comments expressed by the expert from Sweden. GRVA reviewed all revised proposals produced by the expert from AVERE during the week but remained divided. GRVA agreed to review a revised proposal at the sixth session of GRVA, if time allows.

44. The Chair of GRVA noted the division of GRVA on this matter. He proposed that GRVA performs a general review of the Regulation at its September 2020 session.

47. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-05-52, introducing GRVA-05-30 with amendments to the provisions applicable to ACSF of Category C.

48. The expert from CITA introduced GRVA-05-50 with amendment proposals to Annex 8.

49. The expert from Germany introduced GRVA-05-53 with amendment proposals to para. 5.6.4.7. (critical situation).

50. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute GRVA-05-30, GRVA-05-50 and GRVA-05-53 with official symbols at its September 2020 session.

51. The expert from OICA introduced GRVA-05-47 showing an alternative Human-Machine Interface (HMI) to control the Remote-Control Parking function. GRVA invited the expert from OICA to submit an amendment proposal addressing this new HMI for consideration at its September 2020 session.

Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 7 | 21-25 Sep 2020

39. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/22, amended by GRVA-07-20 with proposed amendments to the provisions on ACSF of Category C. He explained that GRVA-07-20 also incorporated GRVA-07-15, GRVA-07-16 and GRVA-07-19. He withdrew GRVA-07-18. The expert from AVERE supported the OICA proposal. GRVA-07-29 superseded by GRVA-07-32. GRVA had remained divided on such amendments since its fourth session.

40. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/24 amending para. 5.6.4.7. The expert from the Netherlands provided comments. GRVA invited the experts from Germany and the Netherlands to collaborate on a revised proposal. The expert from UK insisted on the need to review the lane change related provisions.

41. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/23 and requested the secretariat to submit it as supplement to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

44. The expert from AVERE introduced GRVA-07-15. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute this document with an official symbol at its next session. He also introduced GRVA-07-16 amendment proposals to ACSF of Category C. The experts from the Netherlands and Denmark expressed reservations with the document. GRVA could not reach consensus.

Documentation
GRVA-07-15 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments (AVERE)
GRVA-07-16 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments (AVERE)
GRVA-07-17 | UN R79: Alternative to the actuation of the remote control device for the use of RCP (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-18 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to GRVA/2020/22 (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-19 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to GRVA/2020/22 (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-20 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/22 (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-29 | UN R79: Proposal for clarifications of ACSF Cat B1 provisions (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-32 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA-07-42 | UN R79: How to proceed with ADAS and continuous automation up to Level 2? (Germany)
GRVA-07-43 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments (ACSF Category C and truck-trailer data transmission) (CLEPA and OICA)
GRVA/2020/22 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments (OICA)
GRVA/2020/23 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments (CITA)
GRVA/2020/24 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments (Germany)