Document GRVA-14-09
UN R78: Proposal for a 06 series of amendments
Status: Superseded
Submitted by IMMA and Netherlands

This informal document proposes amendments to UN R78 to introduce new requirements for “Complex Electronic Control Systems” aimed at addressing new technologies such as automatically commanded braking.

Discussions and Outcomes
15th GRVA session (23-27 Jan)
14th GRVA session (26-30 Sep 2022)

106. The expert from IMMA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2022/26, introducing provisions for the type approval of automatically commanded braking systems. The experts from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland supported the proposal. The expert from Canada noted that automatically commanded braking systems might surprise riders and might have unintended consequences. He inquired whether the safety of these systems would be covered elsewhere. The expert from IMMA explained that the safety requirements were included in the proposal in GRVA-14-09.

107. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRVA-14-09, prepared together with the expert from IMMA. He explained that the proposal was aimed at introducing a complex electronic annex on the model of the one in other braking regulations.

108. The expert from Canada noted that such annex was based on audit requirements, without pass/fail requirements. The expert from IMMA acknowledged that a discussion under the 1998 Agreement would require measurable pass/fail criteria.

109. The expert from France and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland supported the aim of the proposal.

110. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2022/26 and requested the secretariat to submit it as a supplement to the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2023 sessions.

111. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute GRVA-14-09 with an official symbol at the next GRVA session. The expert from IMMA confirmed, upon request by the secretariat, that it was a proposal for a new 06 series of amendments.