Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles
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Reference Number: WP.29/2019/34/Rev.1
Date: 3 September 2019
Proposal Status: Adopted by WP.29
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Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 178 | 24-28 Jun 2019

25. The representative of Japan introduced, on behalf of China, European Union, Japan and the United States of America, WP.29-178-10/Rev.2 containing amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 – Framework Document on Automated/autonomous Vehicles. He explained that the amendments included editorial amendments as well as a restructured Table 1 containing details on (i) current activities, (ii) expected future activities and (iii) references to the key safety principles mentioned in the document.

26. The representative of the Republic of Korea introduced WP.29-178-19, proposing additional amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34. The representative of Sweden proposed to insert into Table 1 considerations related to para. 4 (j) regarding vehicle inspection. The representative of CITA supported the position of the representative of Sweden.

27. WP.29 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 as amended by WP.29-178-10/Rev.2 and requested the secretariat to issue it as a reference document with the symbol ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34/Rev.1.

72. The Secretary of GRVA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34/Rev.1, the framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles. He further informed GRSG on the establishment of new IWGs for functional requirements for automated vehicles, validation methods for automated driving, EDR/DSSAD and Cyber Security/OTA.

73. Following questions from delegates, GRSG noted that elements related to human-machine interface (HMI) and other activities than driving that were currently under discussion at the Global Forum for Road Safety (WP.1) would also be covered under IWG on functional requirements for automated vehicles, while elements for driver monitoring were still discussed by IWG on Automated Controlled Steering Functions (ACSF).

Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019

25. The representative of Japan introduced, on behalf of China, European Union, Japan and the United States of America, WP.29-178-10/Rev.2 containing amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 – Framework Document on Automated/autonomous Vehicles. He explained that the amendments included editorial amendments as well as a restructured Table 1 containing details on (i) current activities, (ii) expected future activities and (iii) references to the key safety principles mentioned in the document.

26. The representative of the Republic of Korea introduced WP.29-178-19, proposing additional amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34. The representative of Sweden proposed to insert into Table 1 considerations related to para. 4 (j) regarding vehicle inspection. The representative of CITA supported the position of the representative of Sweden.

27. WP.29 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 as amended by WP.29-178-10/Rev.2 and requested the secretariat to issue it as a reference document with the symbol ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34/Rev.1.

72. The Secretary of GRVA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34/Rev.1, the framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles. He further informed GRSG on the establishment of new IWGs for functional requirements for automated vehicles, validation methods for automated driving, EDR/DSSAD and Cyber Security/OTA.

73. Following questions from delegates, GRSG noted that elements related to human-machine interface (HMI) and other activities than driving that were currently under discussion at the Global Forum for Road Safety (WP.1) would also be covered under IWG on functional requirements for automated vehicles, while elements for driver monitoring were still discussed by IWG on Automated Controlled Steering Functions (ACSF).