Proposal to redefine “key” to include “physical device or electronic solution”. At the same time, the proposal excludes “hardware (e.g. smartphone) provided by other than car manufacturer” from this definition.
48. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/7 to amend the definition of keys that take account of innovative vehicle alarms systems, such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone. She underlined the need to distinguish between a key as an electronic solution and as hardware/software used to transfer this electronic solution. Several experts raised concerns on security issues of already existing keys and locking systems. GRSG agreed on the urgent need to work on cybersecurity issues of such new innovative keys for locking/unlocking. The Chair invited all experts to share their thoughts with the expert from OICA and to send her their proposals. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session based on a revised official document by OICA which took account of the comments received.
49. Recalling the discussion of GRSG at its previous sessions on the need to develop an appropriate amendment to UN Regulation No. 116 for new innovative vehicle alarms systems, the expert from OICA proposed to amend the definitions of keys (GRSG-115-20). GRSG noted a number of comments and study reservations mainly on the security of such systems. The expert from OICA reported that the issue of cybersecurity was currently discussed in a specific task force of the WP.29 informal working group on Intelligent Transport Systems / Automated Driving (ITS/AD). He added that the group was expected to develop a new horizontal UN Regulation on cybersecurity. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-115-20 with an official symbol.
28. Referring to the request of comments from GRSG (GRSG-106-38) submitted by the expert from EC at the last session, the expert from Germany provided information (GRSG-107-08) from the German type approval authority on the possibility of using a smart phone as an innovative alarm system. He added that some of these solutions had been refused, such as those which open the vehicle, because the smartphone signal was considered as an additional key, not provided by the vehicle manufacturer, which could potentially interfere with the original alarm system from the manufacturer. The GRSG Chair invited experts to provide their comments to the expert from EC and GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its May 2015 session.
52. The expert from EC informed GRSG on new innovative vehicle alarms systems such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone (GRSG-106-38) and questioned the need to develop an appropriate amendment to UN Regulation No. 116. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014 and requested the secretariat to keep GRSG-106-38 on the agenda.