World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 185 | 23-26 Nov 2021
Geneva hybrid session
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Agenda Item 2.3.
Intelligent Transport Systems and coordination of automated vehicles related activities

28. The Chair of GRVA introduced working document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/151 to WP.29, proposing an updated Table 1 in the Framework Document on automated/autonomous vehicle. WP.29 considered and adopted this proposal, with the square brackets removed.

29. The representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Co-chair of the Informal Working Group on Intelligent Transport Systems (IWG on ITS) reported on the results of the third session of the IWG on ITS, which took place on 19 November 2021. He highlighted the good attendance at that session as well as the active participation of delegations showing the huge interest on issues such as infrastructure on which intelligent vehicles will operate on. He mentioned the keynote presentation of the expert from the United States of America. He mentioned the review of the activities performed in 2021 in line with the revised UNECE Roadmap on ITS, adopted by ITC at its February 2021 session. He mentioned the contribution of the OICA delegation on definitions for ITS. He thanked the secretariat for organizing further webinars on issues related to Actions 5, 6 and 7 of the Roadmap. He presented two proposals to WP.29: a suggestion to endorse the leadership of the ITS group to assume a coordinative role in the preparation of “The future of electrification and automation of Vehicles”, a side event at seventy-fifth celebration of ITC in 2022 and the proposal to endorse the IWG on ITS to represent WP.29 in the UNECE/ITU Future Networked Car symposium. He reported that the IWG on ITS designated Mr. T. Naono (Japan) as a Co-Chair for the IWG, following the resignation of the former Co-Chair, Mr. T. Korenori.

30. The World Forum endorsed the report provided, considered and approved both proposals from the IWG on ITS as presented by its Co-chair.