Information on requirements for driver assistance systems for heavy goods vehicles addressing blind spot accidents
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Information on BASt research into heavy vehicle accidents and fatalities involving cyclists. Germany intends to propose the mandatory installation of blind-spot detection systems for such vehicles.

Reference Number: GRSG-109-19
Origin: Germany
Date: 29 September 2015
Related Documents:
GRSG/2017/11 | Proposal for a new Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Blind Spot Information System
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 167 | 10-13 Nov 2015

32. The GRSG chair added that GRSG had considered the results of a study carried out by Germany on blind spot accidents of heavy goods vehicles and that GRSG had agreed on the need to develop a new regulation on the installation on heavy goods vehicles of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents.

60. The expert from Israel gave a presentation (GRSG-110-19) on the need and global support to develop new technical provisions for blind spot detection and warning systems as well as the installation of such collision avoidance systems on heavy duty vehicles. Referring to GRSG-109-19 presented at the previous session, the expert from Germany introduced GRSG-110-18-Rev.1 on the current status of development on test procedures for a new draft regulation on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents through a driver information and warning system. He reported on the results of several test scenarios of a heavy goods vehicle with a proposed test dummy. He concluded that further investigations were still in progress. GRSG welcomed the presentations and noted a number of comments.

61. Following the discussion, GRSG decided to go forward in a two-step approach: (i) to develop new requirements for driver warning systems and (ii) to investigate subsequently the possibility to develop further requirements for automatic braking systems. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of first draft of the new UN Regulation on ADAS expected to be submitted by Germany.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 110 | 25-29 Apr 2016

32. The GRSG chair added that GRSG had considered the results of a study carried out by Germany on blind spot accidents of heavy goods vehicles and that GRSG had agreed on the need to develop a new regulation on the installation on heavy goods vehicles of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents.

60. The expert from Israel gave a presentation (GRSG-110-19) on the need and global support to develop new technical provisions for blind spot detection and warning systems as well as the installation of such collision avoidance systems on heavy duty vehicles. Referring to GRSG-109-19 presented at the previous session, the expert from Germany introduced GRSG-110-18-Rev.1 on the current status of development on test procedures for a new draft regulation on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to avoid such blind spot accidents through a driver information and warning system. He reported on the results of several test scenarios of a heavy goods vehicle with a proposed test dummy. He concluded that further investigations were still in progress. GRSG welcomed the presentations and noted a number of comments.

61. Following the discussion, GRSG decided to go forward in a two-step approach: (i) to develop new requirements for driver warning systems and (ii) to investigate subsequently the possibility to develop further requirements for automatic braking systems. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of first draft of the new UN Regulation on ADAS expected to be submitted by Germany.