Proposal to allow for the use of the maximum operable steering wheel angle of a steering system’s design in cases where the normalized angle as calculated under the regulation cannot meet the fixed values of the regulation (i.e., between 270 and 300 degrees). The intention is to enable approval of eventual systems (e.g., steer-by-wire) that may use low steering gear ratios.
55. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2019/22 with amendments to the testing provisions to accommodate the latest innovations for steering systems. The expert from the Republic of Korea proposed clarifications. GRVA noted that this work stream may impact UN GTR No. 8. GRVA agreed to keep UN Regulation No. 140 and UN GTR No. 8 aligned.
56. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-04-44 drafted together with the secretariat, incorporating the proposal of the expert from the Republic of Korea and also identifying the corresponding paragraphs in UN GTR No. 8. The expert from Korea supported the document and announced that his country can volunteer to sponsor an amendment to UN GTR No. 8. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute this document with an official symbol at its next session.