Document GRVA-14-16
Proposal for updates to the VMAD NATM master document

Revised text based on document WP.29-187-08 submitted by the VMAD informal group.

Discussions and Outcomes
14th GRVA session (26-30 Sep 2022)

26. The expert from Japan, Co-Chair of the IWG on VMAD, presented GRVA-14-45 with a brief review of the group’s deliverables until June 2022, information regarding the change of the leadership of the VMAD subgroup four, suggestions for deliverables during the two years provided by the mandate extension by WP.29, and a report of the activities since the May 2022 session of GRVA (elaboration of GRVA-14-16, organization of future activities of the four subgroups, and the preparation of the suggestion for deliverables until June 2024). He listed the open issues addressed by each subgroup, he presented the proposed deliverables until June 2024 and he offered suggestions of the leadership team regarding the collaboration with the IWG on FRAV. He announced the invitation by Japan for FRAV and VMAD meetings in December 2022, including a joint session.

27. The experts from France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked for clarifications. GRVA endorsed the status report of the IWG on VMAD.

28. GRVA considered and endorsed GRVA-14-16, including amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/58 (Guidelines for Validating Automated Driving System).

187th WP.29 session (20-24 Jun 2022)

33. The Chair of GRVA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/57, with the proposal for the second iteration of the New Assessment / Test Method (NATM) – Master Document. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/58 amended by WP.29-187-08, a proposal for the NATM guideline for the validation of ADS. He presented WP.29-187-10, including the Guidelines and Recommendations concerning Safety Requirements for Automated Driving Systems. He presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/60, with the proposal for recommendations on uniform provisions concerning cyber security and software updates suitable for the purpose of the contracting parties to the 1958 and 1998 Agreements.

34. WP.29 congratulated GRVA for these achievements and endorsed the documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/57, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/58 as amended by WP.29-187-08 ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/60 and WP-187-10. The Chair requested the secretariat to issue document WP-187-10 with an official symbol for the next WP.29 session.