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UN R13: Comments on document GRVA-09-04
Document GRVA-09-20
29 January 2021

Comments on the proposal from Germany to require electrically operated parking brake systems to automatically activate when the driver leaves the vehicle cabin and/or the motor is stopped.

Submitted by CLEPA and OICA
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6. (d) | Other business
8. (c) | Clarifications

101. The expert from Germany introduced GRVA-09-04 proposing amendments to the parking brake requirements, justified by the fact that Germany registers three fatalities per year involving trucks or buses and inadequate parking brake operation.

102. The expert from OICA responded (GRVA-09-20) to the proposal of the expert from Germany. OICA agreed that the proposal could help to increase safety. He provided comments on the implementation of the requirement modification as well as editorial comments.

103. The expert from UK supported the intention of the proposal. He mentioned possible editorial corrections to the proposal. He highlighted the importance of balanced requirements to avoid unnecessary user frustration.

104. The expert from Germany agreed with the comments provided and volunteered to resume consideration of this item at its next session.

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