UN Regulation No. 116 and innovative vehicle alarm systems/anti‚Äźtheft systems
Document GRSG-107-08
15 September 2014

Input from Germany in response to the European Commission request (document GRSG-106-38) for input on the possible type approval of new systems that enable unlocking cars via smart phones and that send silent alarms to security services via the Internet.

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Previous Documents, Discussions, and Outcomes
12. | UN Regulation No. 116 (Anti-theft and alarm systems)

49. Recalling the discussion of GRSG at its previous sessions on the need to develop an appropriate amendment to UN Regulation No. 116 for new innovative vehicle alarms systems, the expert from OICA proposed to amend the definitions of keys (GRSG-115-20). GRSG noted a number of comments and study reservations mainly on the security of such systems. The expert from OICA reported that the issue of cybersecurity was currently discussed in a specific task force of the WP.29 informal working group on Intelligent Transport Systems / Automated Driving (ITS/AD). He added that the group was expected to develop a new horizontal UN Regulation on cybersecurity. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-115-20 with an official symbol.

10. | Regulation No. 116 (Vehicle Alarm Systems)

28. Referring to the request of comments from GRSG (GRSG-106-38) submitted by the expert from EC at the last session, the expert from Germany provided information (GRSG-107-08) from the German type approval authority on the possibility of using a smart phone as an innovative alarm system. He added that some of these solutions had been refused, such as those which open the vehicle, because the smartphone signal was considered as an additional key, not provided by the vehicle manufacturer, which could potentially interfere with the original alarm system from the manufacturer. The GRSG Chair invited experts to provide their comments to the expert from EC and GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its May 2015 session.

15. (d) | Regulation No. 116

52. The expert from EC informed GRSG on new innovative vehicle alarms systems such as silent alarm or door-unlocking using smart phone (GRSG-106-38) and questioned the need to develop an appropriate amendment to UN Regulation No. 116. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2014 and requested the secretariat to keep GRSG-106-38 on the agenda.

Related and Previous Documents
GRSG-106-38
GRSG-115-20
Relates to UN R116 |