At the 13th session of GRVA the UK presented an informal document (GRVA-13-19) with the purpose of starting discussion on the content of UN Regulation 13, Annex 18. The proposal was made in recognition of the inconsistent understanding of the current text, identified during the discussions leading to the 03 series of amendments to UN R79 which shared common language. It is intended that using harmonised text between Regulations, as far as is practicable, will deliver more consistent application of the requirements and avoid unnecessary changes in procedures and documentation for different vehicle systems.
104. GRVA resumed consideration of an amendment proposal to Annex 18 in UN Regulation No. 13 tabled by the expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. GRVA noted that the expert would submit a revised proposal, or a working document, possibly based on GRVA-14-32, potentially merged with the CLEPA proposal for amendments of UN Regulation No. 13 regarding EMB, for consideration at the next GRVA session.
83. The expert from CLEPA presented GRVA-13-47, reflecting the ongoing discussions regarding the development of provisions for the type approval of electromechanical brakes (see current status in GRVA-13-05, amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2022/8).
84. The expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland introduced GRVA-13-19 proposing amendments to Annex XVIII on the assessment of complex electronic systems, based on the most recent provisions introduced in UN Regulation No. 157. He recalled that the review of the complex electronic assessment provisions was initiated when introducing Automatically Commanded Steering Functions of categories A and B in UN Regulation No. 79 and that it was agreed at that time, that UN Regulations Nos. 13 and 13-H would need to be updated, too.
85. The expert from OICA inquired the reason why the provisions in UN Regulation No. 157 were used as a reference and why not simpler versions such as the one in UN Regulation No. 79. He recalled that the complexity of systems covered by UN Regulation No. 79 (i.e. Levels 0 to 2) differed from those in UN Regulation No. 157 (i.e. Level 3). He stated that the assessment for a power steering, an anti-lock braking system or an electronic stability function would not necessarily need to be as extensive as for ALKS.
86. The expert from CLEPA supported that Annex XVIII is updated in the context of the activities related to electro-mechanical brakes.
87. GRVA noted CLEPA’s intention to submit an official document, on the basis of GRVA-13-05 for consideration at the September 2022 session of GRVA. GRVA noted the proposal by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to upgrade Annex XVIII of UN Regulation No. 13 and discussed whether or not to merge it with CLEPA’s document, mentioned above.