Document WP.29/2020/80
Software updates: Proposal for a new UN Regulation
Status: Adopted

Proposal for a new UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regards to software update and software updates management system.

Discussions and Outcomes
12th EDR-DSSAD session (2 Mar 2021)
7th GRVA session (21-25 Sep 2020)

32. The expert from UK, Co-Chair of the IWG on CS/OTA, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/29, proposing guidance on how to interpret UN Regulation No. [156] (Software Updates and Software Updates Management Systems). He answered to the question raised by the expert from Spain on the reference to ISO 9001 in the document, which is a very general quality standard.

33. The expert from CITA introduced GRVA-07-44, aimed at clarifying the interpretation of para. GRVA did not support the proposal as it was agreed that the interpretation document should not indirectly introduce additional requirements to the Regulation. GRVA offered the expert of CITA to further discuss the idea proposed in the document at the IWG level.

34. GRVA endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/29 as amended by GRVA-07-50 (see Annex IV of the session report) and recommended its adoption by WP.29 at its November 2020 session. (GRVA noted the submission by the IWG of GRVA-07-51, which is content-wise identical with GRVA-07-50 but with a different format).

TFCS-ahID3 (27-29 Jul 2020)
181st WP.29 session (24 Jun 2020)
This proposal (WP.29/2020/80) was adopted by the World Forum. Forty-three Contracting Parties out of the 0 applying UN R156 were present for the vote by AC.1. Forty-two voted in favor with zero against and one abstaining.
5th GRVA session (10-14 Feb 2020)

36. The expert from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Co-Chair of the group introduced a proposal for a new UN Regulation on Software Updates and Software Updates Management System (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/4 amended by GRVA-05-04 and reproduced in GRVA-05-06 in a consolidated version). He explained that the group would prepare an interpretation document but that no resolution would be necessary.

37. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/4 amended by Annex III of the GRVA session report and requested the secretariat to submit it (without square brackets) to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2020 sessions.

38. The expert from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/5, proposing provisions for software identification numbers. GRVA adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to consult WP.29 on the best way to implement these provisions in existing regulations.

39. GRVA noted the report of the test phase prepared by the TF (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/6) and discussed that the TF on CS/OTA should be renamed IWG on CS/OTA.

178th WP.29 session (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.