Vision of an ADS road map and related future activities at UNECE/GRVA
Document GRVA-13-18
19 May 2022
Submitted by CLEPA and OICA
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4. (e) | Coordination of work on automation between working parties (GRs)

34. GRVA noted the information provided by the Secretary concerning the recommendations of AC.2 and the corresponding decisions of WP.29 concerning external signalling for automated vehicles provided under agenda item 2.

35. GRVA discussed details on ways to organize the review of UN Regulations and UN GTRs with regards to ADS in response to WP.29 request (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1164, para. 30).

36. The expert from OICA offered considerations as well as a template (in GRVA-13-18) that could be used to perform this review.

37. The expert from France volunteered to lead and coordinate the work regarding the screening of UN Regulations, UN Global Technical Regulations and UN Rules of relevance for Automated Driving Systems, supported by China, who stated their willingness for active involvement and contribution.

38. GRVA agreed to share the draft roadmap on Automated Driving proposed by OICA and CLEPA, contained in GRVA-13-18, with AC.2 and WP.29, as it could inform the discussion on the mandates’ extensions for FRAV and VMAD.

4. (f) | Other business

39. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-13-18. He explained that the technological development was such that Automated Driving Systems were now close to market introduction. He mentioned on the one hand the ongoing national activities being a possibility for trials, in order to gain experience with ADS but also, on the other hand, the risk for disharmonization. He called for the establishment of a certification scheme for ADS. He mentioned that the lack of legal certainty would result in delays in market introduction. He proposed that GRVA targeted end of 2025 as the date by which a global ADS certification scheme would be available. He explained the benefits of developing harmonized requirements at the United Nations level and mentioned the importance of developing a strategy, in order to avoid regulatory fragmentation.

40. The expert from Canada asked OICA if the objective proposed (end of 2025) was a consensus amongst its members, or if it was only proposed by a few members from a specific region.

41. The expert from OICA recalled that OICA had 37 members on all continents and confirmed that the objective proposed was a consensus position of all its members around the world. He proposed to present this objective to WP.29 and to anchor this target.

42. GRVA concluded that AC.2 would be informed during the June 2022 session about the proposal tabled by OICA and CLEPA for a future schedule and that this would be reflected during the discussion of the updated of the FDAV.

43. The expert from ISO provided copies of two of their standards (GRVA-13-07 as well as GRVA-13-11, GRVA-13-12, GRVA-13-13 and GRVA-13-14 submitted under agenda item 5(c)) at the request of some GRVA delegates. GRVA thanked ISO for this effort in keeping GRVA up to date, regarding their activities.

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