Session 7 | Web conference | 21-25 Sep 2020
Attendance

1. The Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) met from 21 to 25 September 2020 online and without interpretation (informal in lieu of its seventh session), hosted in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. R. Damm (Germany). Accredited experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690/Rev.2): Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and United States of America (USA). An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations participated: the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), European Association for Electric Mobility (AVERE), European Agricultural Machinery Organization (CEMA), International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), International Association of Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA/MEMA/JAPIA), European Garage Equipment Association (EGEA), Confederation of the European Bicycle Industries (CONEBI), European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA), European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO), European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMFM), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Fédération Internationale des Grossistes, Importateurs et Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles (FIGIEFA), International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), International Road transport Union (IRU), Institute for Security and Safety, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences (ISS), International Road Federation (IRF), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), SAE International, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA).

2. The Chair opened the meeting, mentioning the new Coronavirus 2019 outbreak context that explains why the meeting was conducted virtually.

1. Adoption of the agenda

3. GRVA considered the provisional agenda prepared for this session and adopted it (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/19 and Add.1) with the below addition. The adopted agenda is reproduced in GRVA-07-34, including the informal documents received before the session started. (All informal documents submitted are listed in Annex I of the session report.) Annex 2 provides the list of Informal Working Groups (IWG) reporting to GRVA.

Agenda item 13, insert to read: “13. Election of officers”

4. GRVA also agreed on the running order for the session (GRVA-07-01) and noted the technical information contained in GRVA-07-02 for this virtual session.

GRVA-07-01 | GRVA 7th (September session): Running order of the agenda
GRVA-07-02 | GRVA 7th (September 2020) session: Information on virtual session format
GRVA-07-34/Rev.2 | Updated and consolidated agenda for the 7th GRVA session
GRVA/2020/19 | Provisional agenda for the 7th GRVA session
GRVA/2020/19/Add.1 | Annotated provisional agenda for the 7th GRVA session
2. Highlights of the March and June 2020 sessions of WP.29

5. The Secretary presented GRVA-07-13, with the highlights of the March and June 2020 sessions of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29). He referred to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1151, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1153 for more details. He highlighted, among others, the combined session of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) with WP.29, which was organized in March 2020.

6. He proposed to review ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2020/3, proposing collaboration mechanisms for common approaches between WP.1 and WP.29 on automated vehicles. The expert from Canada stressed the importance of good exchange between the two Working Parties. GRVA agreed to support the principles contained in the document and to recommend them for endorsement by WP.29 at its November 2020 session.

GRVA-07-13 | GRVA-related highlights of the March and June 2020 WP.29 sessions
WP.1/2020/3 | Collaboration and common approaches between WP.1 and WP.29 on automated vehicles
WP.29/1151 | Report of the World Forum/WP.29 on its 180th (March 2020) session
WP.29/1153 | Report of WP.29 on its 181st (June 2020) session
3. Exchange of views on guidelines and relevant national activities

7. No document had been submitted under this agenda item.

4. Automated/autonomous and connected vehicles
4. (a) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Functional Requirements for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles

8. The expert from the USA, Co-Chair of the IWG on Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles (FRAV), reported (GRVA-07-54) on the outcome of the recent session of the IWG. He clarified that the group finalized its discussion on Operational Domain Designs (ODDs), which are defined by the manufacturer and can potentially be restricted by the regulator. He presented the agreed structure that will guide the work of the group: the system performing the Dynamic Driving Task (DDT) is the Automated Driving System (ADS), it may have one or more features, each feature having a unique ODD.

9. GRVA endorsed the report provided.

GRVA-07-54 | FRAV informal group status report
4. (b) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Validation Methods for Automated Driving

10. The expert from Canada, Co-Chair of the IWG on Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD), informed (GRVA-07-55) GRVA on the outcomes of the IWG sessions, in line with the guidance provided by the Framework Document on Automated Vehicles (FDAV). He mentioned that the group had six virtual meetings since the last GRVA session. He reported that the activities related to Complex Electronics and Automated Lane Keeping System as well as the review of existing methods were completed and that the group would now focus on the New Assessment Test Method. The expert from Japan, Co-Chair of the group highlighted the position of the group regarding potential ALKS activities extension.

11. GRVA endorsed the report provided.

GRVA-07-55 | VMAD informal group status report

12. GRVA agreed to postpone the review of GRVA-07-38, a presentation on virtual testing prepared by the expert from France, at its next session.

GRVA-07-38 | Presentation on virtual testing for motor vehicle performance validation
4. (c) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Event Data Recorder / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving

13. The expert from the USA, Co-Chair of the IWG on Event Data Recorder (EDR) / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving (DSSAD), informed GRVA on the outcome of the work of the group (GRVA-07-58), currently primarily focusing on EDR activities. She mentioned that a significant list of data elements was considered but that those concerning Vulnerable Road Users would be considered in a second step of activities. She mentioned that the discussions on EDR were delaying activities on DSSAD, due to divergence in the group concerning the EDR data elements. GRVA encouraged the stakeholders to discuss possibilities to resolve divergences before the next session of the Working Party on General Safety provisions (GRSG) in October 2020.

14. GRVA noted GRVA-07-60 and GRVA-07-61 expected to be reviewed by GRSG.

15. GRVA noted the informal document GRVA-07-57 titled “Review of the existing national / regional activities and a proposed way forward for Data Storage System for Automated Driving”, submitted by the IWG on EDR/DSSAD.

16. GRVA endorsed the report provided.

GRVA-07-57 | DSSAD: Review of the existing national/regional activities and a proposed proposed way forward
GRVA-07-58 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal working group
GRVA-07-60 | EDR: Proposal to amend document document WP.29/2020/123 Updated proposal from the EDR/DSSAD informal group for a new UN Regulation on Event Data Recorders.
GRVA-07-61 | EDR: Proposal to amend document WP.29/2020/100 Update proposal from the EDR/DSSAD informal working group for Guidance on EDR Performance Elements Appropriate for Adoption in 1958 and 1998 Agreement Resolutions or Regulations.
4. (d) UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems

17. The expert from Germany presented GRVA-07-63, introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/32 with a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. [157] (ALKS), aimed at increasing the maximum speed (from 60 km/h to 130 km/h) for ALKS. She also introduced a second proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/33) aimed at introducing provisions for ALKS performing lane changes. The experts from Austria, China, Denmark, European Commission, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic or Korea, Sweden and UK were rather supportive. They provided ideas and technical comments to improve the proposals. The expert from Switzerland opposed to the proposed speed increase (up to 130 km/h), stating that it would be counterproductive and as Switzerland was reviewing traffic rules based on the adopted 60 km/h. The experts from Japan, Canada and USA did not support the proposals and referred to FDAV as the reference document guiding the work of GRVA on automation. The expert from SAFE stated the need for a clear roadmap, mentioned the challenges for the Technical Services and the Approval Authorities with regards to Level 3 technologies and supported the comments from the European Commission regarding the need for a Regulation addressing Automation on motorways.

18. It was recalled that the expert from UK was working on a proposal for provisions for lane change during the minimum risk manoeuvre.

19. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-07-26, introducing a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. [157] (GRVA-07-31), aimed at extending the scope of the Regulation to heavy vehicles. They recalled that these vehicle categories were already in the scope of the activities of the former IWG on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), which drafted UN Regulation No. [157].

20. GRVA noted that its work priorities on automation were defined by WP.29 in the FDAV. GRVA also noted that a number of Contracting Parties were willing to work on amendments to UN Regulation No. [157] and therefore decided to consult the Administrative Committee for the coordination of work (AC.2).

21. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRVA-07-07, highlighting some inconsistencies between the different parts of UN Regulation No. [157]. He mentioned discrepancies on the use of the term “system”. He questioned the need for Appendix 3 to Annex 4. He then introduced amendment proposal GRVA-07-06 on behalf of the European Commission and the Russian Federation. The expert from OICA responded to the proposal (GRVA-07-59). He also briefly introduced GRVA-07-30, proposing editorial changes to the Regulation and GRVA-07-21 with substantial amendments to the Regulations.

22. The Chair mentioned other informal documents (GRVA-07-27, GRVA-07-45, GRVA-07-56, GRVA-07-62 and GRVA-07-66), proposing amendments to UN Regulation No. [157] and invited the stakeholders to prepare a consolidated document with amendment proposals that could generate consensus at GRVA. Interested parties developed GRVA-07-69-Rev.1.

23. GRVA adopted the amendment proposals marked in green and yellow in GRVA-07-69-Rev.1 (see Annex III of the session report). GRVA requested the secretariat to correct the abbreviations, as appropriate, and to submit it without the text in read as supplement to UN Regulation No. [157], for consideration and vote by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) its Administrative Committee for the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) at their March 2021 sessions.

24. Following the interpretation request by the expert from France (GRVA-07-39), GRVA agreed that ALKS should in principle detect “approaching emergency vehicles” as per traffic rules, noting that a definition of approaching emergency vehicles as well as other clarifications should be developed as soon as possible.

GRVA-07-06 | UN R157: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to improve the text with editorial clarifications and restructuring.
GRVA-07-07 | UN R157: Gaps identified in the regulation Presentation raising concerns over discrepancies and risks of misinterpretation in the application of the regulation by technical services.
GRVA-07-21 | UN R157: Proposal for clarifications Proposal to clarify the text with regard to:<ol class="alpha"><li>paragraph 2.6., Definition of an imminent collision</li><li>paragraphs 5.1.9 and 7.1.4., Lifetime of the system</li><li>paragraph 5.2.3.3., Traffic Rules and Safety Distance to the front</li><li>paragraph 5.2.5.2. – “anticipated TTC” in cut-in scenario</li><li>paragraph 6.2.5.1., Deactivation by input to driving controls</li><li>paragraph 6.2.6., Transition to assisted driving</li><li>paragraph 6.4.4., Examples of information to the driver</li><li>Annex 5 – Tests<ul><li>Section 5.1. contains physical tests that have to be performed at the time of type approval</li><li>Section 5.2. aims to confirm at the time of type approval, that the system complies with the corresponding provisions of the main text. This confirmation shall be done by at least one physical test per provision, if possible due to the nature of the provision, and may be supported by further evidence.</li><li>Section 5.3. is a collection of additional scenarios, that the ALKS could encounter. Whether they are relevant to the ALKS depends on its ODD. So either the manufacturer explains why his system will not need to handle these scenarios, or has to explain the behaviour of the ALKS. </li><li>larify the content of par. 5.2. by rewording the provisions similar to that of the core text.</li></ul></li></ol>
GRVA-07-26 | UN R157: Scope extension for commercial vehicles and buses
GRVA-07-27 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/32 Proposal to address risks related to activities other than driving and to clarify that a declaration of a maximum operational speed that exceeds 60 km/h is possible, but not required.
GRVA-07-30 | UN R157: Proposal for editorial corrections The proposal aims to correct 5 types of inconsistencies:<ol class="alpha"><li>The reference to Annex 4 is repeated in each sub-paragraph and should instead be stated once in each paragraph. </li><li>Acronyms are used inconsistently. Proposal to use them consistently throughout similar to UN-R79, e.g. Emergency Manoeuvre (EM), and when used in the text as “emergency manoeuvre”</li><li>Each sub-paragraph has a heading, this helps understand the structure and should be carried over to par. 8.1., 9.1. and 9.2. as well, the wording for the heading of par. 9.1. and 9.2. are derived from UN-R155 and UN-R156 respectively.</li><li>Consistent use of term throughout, e.g. R<sub>157</sub>SWIN without blank, Cyber Security as two words as used in UN-R155</li><li>Editorial corrections, e.g. missing paragraph numbers, missing full stop in the paragraph number.</li></ol>
GRVA-07-31 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments - Scope extension Proposal to include all vehicle categories M and N in the scope of UN R157.
GRVA-07-39 | UN R157: Request for interpretation regarding approaching emergency vehicles
GRVA-07-45 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-07-56 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to documents GRVA/2020/32 and GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-07-59 | UN R157: Comments on document GRVA-07-06
GRVA-07-62 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-07-63 | UN R157: Supporting presentation concerning amendments on speed range and lane-change functionality
GRVA-07-66 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-07-69/Rev.1 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments This document was produced during an informal meeting (on 23 September 2020) of interested experts who reviewed the ALKS-related documents presented at GRVA on 24 September 2020.
GRVA/2020/32 | ALKS: Proposal for amendment Proposal to amend the ALKS UN Regulation provisions to enable approval of systems operating at speeds up to 130 km/h.
GRVA/2020/33 | ALKS: Proposal for an amendment Proposal to introduce additional requirements for a lane change functionality.
5. Connected vehicles
5. (a) Cyber security and data protection

25. The expert from Japan, Co-Chair of the IWG on Cyber Security and Over-The-Air Software Updates (CS/OTA), reported on the activities of the group (GRVA-07-49) and introduced GRVA-07-04-Rev.1. GRVA discussed the need to adopt this document before the entry into force of UN Regulation No. [155] (Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Systems). GRVA agreed that the Regulation stands on its own but also that cyber security was a rather new matter for some members of the community, who could immediately benefit from the documents.

26. GRVA endorsed GRVA-07-04-Rev.1, proposing guidance on how to interpret UN Regulation No. [155] and recommended it for endorsement by WP.29 at its November 2020 session, on the basis of an informal document.

GRVA-07-04/Rev.1 | UN R155: Proposal for a cybersecurity regulation Interpretation Document CS/OTA informal group proposal for a document to assist with the implementation of the new UN Regulation on cybersecurity management. This document is also available with track changes in a <a href="https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2020/wp29grva/GRVA-07-04r1e-changes.docx" target="_blank">word document format</a> and <a href="https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2020/wp29grva/GRVA-07-04r1e-changes.pdf" target="_blank">portable document format</a>.
GRVA-07-49 | Status report of the Cyber Security and Software Updates informal working group

27. The expert from the Russian Federation presented GRVA-07-08, proposing a clarification of para. 5.3.5. of UN Regulation No. [155]. The expert from Japan explained that the proposed clarification should be carefully reviewed as it could lead to restrictions to the rights of Contracting Parties according to the 1958 Agreement. The author agreed and mentioned that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/97 already provided some clarifications.

GRVA-07-08 | UN R155: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to clarify that the Approval Authority should postpone granting a cybersecurity management approval in the absence of agreement on the common interpretation of a provision where the interpretation of the Approval Authority has raised comments from other authorities under the review procedure provided for in paragraph 5.3.4.
WP.29/2020/97 | Cybersecurity: Proposal to amend document WP.29/2020/79 Proposal agreed by interested Contracting Parties to resolve concerns regarding "peer review" of cybersecurity type approvals.

28. The expert from the Netherlands, Chair of the IWG on Database for Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA), introduced GRVA-07-25 (aimed at clarifying DETA related provisions in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/94). GRVA endorsed it, in principle, as a draft guidance for the Authorities on the way to use DETA, hosted by Germany, in line with the relevant provisions in UN Regulation No. [155]. GRVA noted that the document would be finalized prior to WP.29 in November 2020, so that it can be adopted together with the document above.

29. GRVA requested the secretariat to provide a specific place on its website for all cyber security and software updates related documents.

GRVA-07-25 | UN R155: Guidelines on the use of DETA
WP.29/2020/94 | Cybersecurity: Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/79 Proposal for provisions regarding the extension, expiration, or withdrawal of a cybersecurity approval.

30. The expert from FIA presented GRVA-07-41, referring to WP.29-181-10 and proposing to insert in UN Regulation No. 155 the Protection Profiles that they developed in cooperation with TüVIT. The expert from OICA responded to the proposal (GRVA-07-36). The expert from FIA agreed to respond to the challenges raised by the expert from OICA. The expert from the Russian Federation asked for more details about the Protection Profiles in practice. The expert from CEN recalled his submission of WP.29-179-27 provided for information to WP.29. The expert from China inquired about the nature of the Protection Profile, if it was a guidance or regulatory requirements. The expert from FIA responded that Protection Profiles are a methodology. GRVA invited the stakeholders to continue discussion at the IWG level. The expert from the Netherlands agreed to support this discussion.

GRVA-07-36 | Cybersecurity: Comments on WP.29-181-10
GRVA-07-41 | Protection profile for automated and connected vehicles
WP.29-179-27 | Cybersecurity: CEN/ISO standards solutions "Practicable, workable, acceptable solutions for cybersecurity for connected vehicles through the use of CEN/ISO Standards".
WP.29-181-10 | Open Telematics Platform Protection profile of an Automotive Gateway

31. The expert from UK, Co-Chair of the R116Key IWG, reported on activities related to the request from GRSG, concerning the cyber security of virtual keys. GRVA stated that UN Regulation No. [155] (Annex 5, Part 4) covered the cyber security of virtual keys, as currently being defined by GRSG.

5. (b) Software updates and Over-the-Air issues

32. The expert from UK, Co-Chair of the IWG on CS/OTA, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/29, proposing guidance on how to interpret UN Regulation No. [156] (Software Updates and Software Updates Management Systems). He answered to the question raised by the expert from Spain on the reference to ISO 9001 in the document, which is a very general quality standard.

33. The expert from CITA introduced GRVA-07-44, aimed at clarifying the interpretation of para. 7.1.1.12. GRVA did not support the proposal as it was agreed that the interpretation document should not indirectly introduce additional requirements to the Regulation. GRVA offered the expert of CITA to further discuss the idea proposed in the document at the IWG level.

34. GRVA endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/29 as amended by GRVA-07-50 (see Annex IV of the session report) and recommended its adoption by WP.29 at its November 2020 session. (GRVA noted the submission by the IWG of GRVA-07-51, which is content-wise identical with GRVA-07-50 but with a different format).

GRVA-07-44 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/29 Proposal to ensure that the information provided regarding software updates is accessible for use in type approval, conformity of production, market surveillance, recalls and Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI).
GRVA-07-50 | RE3: Proposal to amend document GRVA/2020/29 (tracked version) Proposal to clarify the explanation of the requirements of paragraph 7 and Annex 1 of the UN R156 (software updates and software updates management systems) and provide information on what may be used to evidence those requirements.
GRVA-07-51 | RE3: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/29 (clean version) Proposal to clarify the explanation of the requirements of paragraph 7 and Annex 1 of the UN R156 (software updates and software updates management systems) and provide information on what may be used to evidence those requirements.
GRVA/2020/29 | RE3: Proposal to add a section on the interpretation of the UN Regulation on Software Updates The purpose of this document is to help clarify the requirements of paragraph 7 and Annex 1 of the UN Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regards to software update and software updates management system (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/80) and provide information on what may be used to evidence those requirements.

35. The expert from France introduced GRVA-07-37, aimed to clarify the requirements for manufacturers using an alternative software numbering system differing from the Regulation No. x Software Identification Number (RxSWIN) one. GRVA welcomed the proposal.

36. GRVA agreed to resume discussion on GRVA-07-37 on the basis of a revised document, distributed with an official symbol at its February 2021 session.

GRVA-07-37 | Proposal for amendments to UN R156 and UN R157 Under the initial ALKS regulation and its reference to the new cyber security requlation, manufacturers are permitted to use an alternative software identification system instead of the proposed RxSWIN format. This proposal seeks to clarify the use of such alternative identifications in the approval process.
5. (c) Legal considerations regarding technical provisions over the vehicle lifetime

37. GRVA did not discuss this item at this session as it already endorsed the basis document for WP.29-180-18.

WP.29-180-18 | 1958 Agreement and lifetime/lifecycle considerations Consideration of terms such as "lifetime" and "lifecycle" in UN Regulations under the 1958 Agreement.
5. (d) Other business

38. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

6. UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)
6. (a) Automatically Commanded Steering Function

39. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/22, amended by GRVA-07-20 with proposed amendments to the provisions on ACSF of Category C. He explained that GRVA-07-20 also incorporated GRVA-07-15, GRVA-07-16 and GRVA-07-19. He withdrew GRVA-07-18. The expert from AVERE supported the OICA proposal. GRVA-07-29 superseded by GRVA-07-32. GRVA had remained divided on such amendments since its fourth session.

GRVA-07-15 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments This proposal revises the changes proposed in document GRVA/2020/7 based on stakeholder feedback. The proposal introduces provisions for M<sub>1</sub> vehicle to allow for lateral accelerations up to 40% greater than the 3 m/s<sup>2</sup> limitation for a period up to two seconds in order to in order navigate unexpected changes in the radius of the curvature of a bend and avoid driving behaviour that may be unexpected and/or confusing to the operator and following vehicles.
GRVA-07-16 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/22.
GRVA-07-18 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to GRVA/2020/22
GRVA-07-19 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to GRVA/2020/22 Proposal to modify the following elements:<ol class="alpha"><li>paragraph 5.6.4.2.3., delete “temporarily”</li><li>paragraph 5.6.4.5.2.1., replace “actually” by “anticipated to be”</li><li>paragraph 5.6.4.6.6., B1 shall resume “in a timely manner”</li><li>paragraph 5.6.4.6.8.1., clarify the suppression criteria</li><li>paragraph 5.6.4.7., define distance tolerances for lane-change critical distances</li><li>Annex 8, Paragraph 2., Carry over the language already adopted for ACSF B1: “At the manufacturer's discretion and with the agreement of the Technical Service, a lane with a width of less than 3.5 m may be used, if the correct function of the system on roads with wider lanes can be demonstrated.” and allow for lower temperature and wet surface test conditions, and<li>Annex 8, Paragraph 3.5.1.2. (j), amend the pass condition with regard to direction indicator deactivation.</li></ol>
GRVA-07-20 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/22 Consolidated proposal incorporating comments from OICA/CLEPA, CITA, Germany, and AVERE (including most recent proposal to the 7th GRVA session).
GRVA-07-29 | UN R79: Proposal for clarifications of ACSF Cat B1 provisions The intention of the proposed amendment is to clarify the existing text on continued support of an ACSF B1 if the boundary conditions are exceeded. It clarifies that under certain circumstances, e.g. if there are no lane markings present or if the vehicle has already drifted substantially out of the lane such that the lane may no longer be recognized, a continuation of support may no longer be possible or reasonable.
GRVA-07-32 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments The intention of the proposed amendment is to clarify the existing text on continued support of an ACSF B1 if the boundary conditions are exceeded.
GRVA/2020/22 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal for provisions concerning:<ol class="alpha"><li>B1 lane centering</li><li>ACSF activation conditions</li><li>Driver override</li><li>Clarification of ACSF standby-mode</li><li>Clarification of “ready-to-intervene"</li><li>Indication to the driver in case of suppression</li><li>Clarification of suppression criteria</li><li>Sensor test before activation.</li></ol>

40. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/24 amending para. 5.6.4.7. The expert from the Netherlands provided comments. GRVA invited the experts from Germany and the Netherlands to collaborate on a revised proposal. The expert from UK insisted on the need to review the lane change related provisions.

GRVA/2020/24 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to permit the manufacturer to specify its own formula for the calculation of s<sub>critical</sub>. The current formula does not take the dynamic behaviour of vehicles into account and therefore requires gaps that under some traffic conditions don’t usually occur. Since there are different ways of addressing the dynamic behaviour of the vehicles with regard to the original formula, this proposal would allow the manufacturer to specify its own formula provided the safety principle is maintained.

41. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/23 and requested the secretariat to submit it as supplement to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

GRVA/2020/23 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to amend Annex 8 (Test requirements for Corrective and Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF)), paragraph 3.5. (Tests for ACSF of Category C) in order to clarify that enabling of the system as part of the test procedure is only necessary when the system is not yet enabled.

42. The expert from OICA introduced GRVA-07-43 with an amendment proposal to the ACSF of Category C provisions, aimed to include a truck-trailer data transmission. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute it with an official symbol at the February session of GRVA.

GRVA-07-43 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments (ACSF Category C and truck-trailer data transmission)

43. The chair noted the number of informal documents proposing amendments to the ACSF provisions in UN Regulation No. 79 and invited the stakeholders to prepare a consolidated document with amendment proposals that could generate consensus at GRVA.

44. The expert from AVERE introduced GRVA-07-15. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute this document with an official symbol at its next session. He also introduced GRVA-07-16 amendment proposals to ACSF of Category C. The experts from the Netherlands and Denmark expressed reservations with the document. GRVA could not reach consensus.

GRVA-07-15 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments This proposal revises the changes proposed in document GRVA/2020/7 based on stakeholder feedback. The proposal introduces provisions for M<sub>1</sub> vehicle to allow for lateral accelerations up to 40% greater than the 3 m/s<sup>2</sup> limitation for a period up to two seconds in order to in order navigate unexpected changes in the radius of the curvature of a bend and avoid driving behaviour that may be unexpected and/or confusing to the operator and following vehicles.
GRVA-07-16 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/22.

45. GRVA did not review GRVA-07-17 due to the lack of time. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute this document with an official symbol for review at its next session.

GRVA-07-17 | UN R79: Alternative to the actuation of the remote control device for the use of RCP Proposal for an alternative to ensure user attentiveness when activating a remote-controlled parking system.
6. (b) Steering equipment

46. The expert from OICA recalled the purpose of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/16 and presented GRVA-07-22, inserting provisions in the Regulation for the approval of Risk Mitigation Function. He recalled that existing systems could no longer be approved according to the 03 series of amendments. GRVA agreed to resume discussion on this item and requested the secretariat to insert a corresponding agenda item in the provisional agenda for the next GRVA session.

GRVA-07-22 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments - Emergency assist / RMF This document proposes a new 04 series of amendments to Regulation 79 with regard to a system that aims at bringing the vehicle to a safe stop in case of driver unavailability, defining a "risk mitigation function".
GRVA/2020/16 | UN R79: Proposal for a Supplement to the 03 series of amendments Proposal to permit a function to cope with temporary driver inability to control the vehicle (e.g. caused by a health problem). The proposed emergency steering function of type <notextile>(c)</notextile> would warn and possibly revive the driver while automatically performing emergency lane change(s) with the aim to bring the vehicle to a standstill in an area with a low risk of collision (“target stop area” e.g. hard shoulder).

47. The expert from OICA introduced GRVA-07-24, with provisions for the approval of systems providing manoeuvring assistance in low speed driving situations aimed at reducing damages and injuries. The expert from Japan commented that the 2 m/s2 value seemed high. GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this item at its February 2021 session.

GRVA-07-24 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to the 03 series of amendments-ESF Proposal to permit manoeuvring assistance in defined low speed driving situations to reduce damages and injuries.
6. (c) Remote Control Manoeuvring

48. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

6. (d) Other business concerning UN R79

49. The expert from Germany briefly presented GRVA-07-42, proposing ideas on how to proceed with Advanced Driver Assist Systems and continuous automation up to Level 2 within UN Regulation No. 79. GRVA agreed to keep this document for further reference.

GRVA-07-42 | UN R79: How to proceed with ADAS and continuous automation up to Level 2?

50. The expert from OICA presented GRVA-07-23 concerning the approval of hand off level 2 systems. He presented considerations aimed at understanding the principles under which such technology could be acceptable as a driver assistance system. The expert from Japan explained that such technology had not been reported to cause a specific safety risks, in his country. The expert from the Netherlands opposed to the proposal and stated the need to differentiate Level 2 from Levels 3-4 to avoid confusion and overreliance by drivers. The expert from ETSC expressed concerns about the safety of such systems.

51. GRVA agreed to consult AC.2 on appropriate activities regarding so-called “hands off” level 2 technologies.

GRVA-07-23 | UN R79: "Hands off" lane-keeping assist systems
7. Advanced Emergency Braking Systems

52. The expert from Japan, Co-Chair of the IWG on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for M1 and N1 vehicles, reported (GRVA-07-70) on the outcome produced by the group. He introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/26 with clarifications regarding, among others, response to failure, false reaction avoidance, sensor misalignment and automatic deactivation. He also introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/27 including provisions for the approval of AEBS covering Car to Bike scenarios (“1-step” approach) and mentioned the alternative proposals by OICA (“2-step approach).

53. The expert from OICA presented alternative proposals: ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/28 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/35. They include transitional provisions for specific cases with regards to the Car to Bike scenarios (GRVA-07-12, GRVA-07-72 and GRVA-07-74). He explained that the provisions developed by the group included lower speeds than those managed by existing vehicles meeting the corresponding test in New Car Assessment Test Programmes. He added that covering lower speeds would require modifying existing vehicles equipped with such systems, to cover larger sensor field of view.

54. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/26 as amended by GRVA-07-09 (see Annex V of the session report) and requested the secretariat to submit it as supplement to the 00/01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 152 (AEBS) for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

GRVA-07-09 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 3 Proposal from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M1 and N1 to supplement the proposals of document GRVA/2020/26 to improve the text on a number of issues.
GRVA-07-12 | UN R152: Justification for 2 Step Approach for AEBS Car to Bicycle test introduction
GRVA-07-70 | UN R152: Presentation of the proposals submitted by the IWG on AEBS
GRVA-07-72 | UN R152: Recommended implementation of new requirements
GRVA-07-74 | UN R152: Visualization of the proposed AEBS car-to-bicycle transitional provisions
GRVA/2020/26 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 3 Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M1 and N1 in order to improve the Appendix 2 Annex 3 for assessing robustness against false reaction, to introduce new provisions for automatic deactivation of AEBS, and to improve the text in other instances.
GRVA/2020/27 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for car-to-bicycle scenario in a single step approach. (Alternatively, the IWG has prepared proposals for a two-step approach to introducing the new requirements. GRVA is therefore requested to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)
GRVA/2020/28 | UN R152: Proposal for a 02 series of amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for car-to-bicycle scenario as the second step of a two-step approach. (The IWG has prepared a separate proposal for the first step in this two-step approach. GRVA is therefore requested to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)
GRVA/2020/35 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for the car-to-bicycle scenario as the first step of a two-step approach. (The IWG has prepared a separate document for the second step of this two-step approach. Alternatively, the IWG has prepared a proposal for a single (all-in-one) approach. GRVA is requested therefore to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)

55. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/27 as amended by GRVA-07-10 (see Annex VI of the session report), ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/28 as amended by GRVA-07-11 (see Annex VII) and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/35 as amended by GRVA-07-53 (see Annex VIII). GRVA requested the secretariat to submit them for consideration, decision on the 1-step or 2-step approach in November 2020 and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

56. GRVA noted that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/25 had been incorporated in the documents above.

GRVA-07-10 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M1 and N1 in order to supplement the proposals of document GRVA/2020/27 to improve the text on a number of issues.
GRVA-07-11 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments Proposal from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M1 and N1 in order to supplement the proposals of document GRVA/2020/35 to improve the text on a number of issues.
GRVA-07-53 | UN R152: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/35 Proposals for improvements and clarifications to the text of UN R152 from the AEBS informal working group.
GRVA/2020/25 | UN R152: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to clarify that the AEBS may be automatically deactivated in the event that the electronic stability control system is deactivated.
GRVA/2020/27 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for car-to-bicycle scenario in a single step approach. (Alternatively, the IWG has prepared proposals for a two-step approach to introducing the new requirements. GRVA is therefore requested to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)
GRVA/2020/28 | UN R152: Proposal for a 02 series of amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for car-to-bicycle scenario as the second step of a two-step approach. (The IWG has prepared a separate proposal for the first step in this two-step approach. GRVA is therefore requested to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)
GRVA/2020/35 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series amendments Proposal by the experts from the Informal Working Group on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for vehicles of Categories M<sub>1</sub> and N<sub>1</sub> to introduce provisions for the car-to-bicycle scenario as the first step of a two-step approach. (The IWG has prepared a separate document for the second step of this two-step approach. Alternatively, the IWG has prepared a proposal for a single (all-in-one) approach. GRVA is requested therefore to make a decision on whether car-to-bicycle should be introduced in a single step or in a two-step approach.)

57. GRVA agreed with the proposal of Germany to establish an IWG on AEBS for heavy vehicles. GRVA also agreed to consider the proposal from France to specifically address situations related to toll and level crossing barriers. GRVA endorsed the Terms of Reference (ToR) in GRVA-07-03 as modified by GRVA-07-40, reproduced in Annex IX of the session report.

58. GRVA agreed that the expert from Germany would invite delegations for the first informal meeting and requested the meeting to submit an updated ToR for review at the next GRVA session.

GRVA-07-03 | Proposal for a new informal working group on AEBS for heavy-duty vehicles
GRVA-07-40 | UN R131: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA-07-03 Japan supports the proposal from Germany (GRVA-07-03) to establish an informal working group to develop requirements for heavy-duty vehicle VRU AEBS. Japan proposes to adapt provisions from UN R152 on light vehicle AEBS.
8. UN Regulations Nos. 13, 13-H, 139, 140 and UN GTR No. 8
8. (a) Electronic Stability Control

59. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/34 proposed in accordance with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2020/99 that provides the authorization to develop an amendment to UN Global Technical Regulation (UN GTR) No. 8. The experts from the USA inquired how the amendment to UN GTR No.8 would solve the issue raised. The expert from the Republic of Korea recalled the context of the proposal, addressing new steering systems with low gear rations. The expert from OICA recalled that this technical discussion took already place under the 1958 Agreement. The expert from Canada offered comments (GRVA-07-64) and questioned the need for a tolerance. He stated the need to verify the impact on safety of such proposal. The experts from the USA and the Netherlands advised to start future activities of this nature under the 1998 Agreement, first.

60. GRVA agreed to resume discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/34 (or on a revised proposal) and on the report corresponding to this amendment at its next session.

GRVA-07-64 | GTR 8: Proposal for an amendment to document GRVA/2020/34
GRVA/2020/34 | GTR 8: Proposal for Amendment 1 Proposal to introduce provisions for recently developed steering systems that have significantly lower steering gear ratios (i.e. quick steering characteristics).
WP.29/2020/99 | GTR 8: Request for authorization to develop an amendment Request to develop an amendment to the GTR 8 testing provisions to accommodate the latest innovations for steering systems which have significantly low steering gear ratio (i.e. quick steering characteristics).
8. (b) Modular Vehicle Combinations

61. The expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/30 with provisions for the approval of Modular Vehicle Combinations and GRVA-07-71 amending it.

62. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/30 as amended by GRVA-07-71 (see Annex X of the session report) and requested the secretariat to submit it as a supplement to the 11 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

63. GRVA noted that the International Standard Organization provided GRVA-07-35 to the WP.29 and subsidiary bodies with a copy of ISO 11992.

GRVA-07-71 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/30 (Modular vehicle combinations)
GRVA/2020/30 | UN R13: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to introduce provisions for approving single vehicles involved in modular vehicle combinations, e.g. towing trailers, “road trains”.
8. (c) Clarifications

64. The expert from France introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/20, aimed at clarifying the provisions in Annex 3, para. 1.5.3.1., in case the batteries have been recharged or replaced with a charged set, between the hot performance and recovery procedure, when the linings temperature is no longer at the temperature. GRVA adopted it and requested the secretariat to submit it as supplement to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13-H for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

GRVA/2020/20 | UN R13-H: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments Proposal to clarify the provisions in Annex 3, para. 1.5.3.1. in the case where the batteries have been recharged or replaced with a charged set between the hot performance and recovery procedure such that the linings temperature is no longer at the requisite temperature.

65. The expert from CLEPA presented GRVA-07-68, introducing ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/21 with provisions for the type approval of Electromechanical Braking systems. The expert from OICA introduced GRVA-07-46, aimed at improving and finalizing some open items in the CLEPA proposal. The expert from the Netherlands stated that some open items should still be finalized before adoption, such as para. 5.1.1.2. and should address the deterioration over time of the state of charge and the state of health. He also mentioned issues related to temperature differences during a trip that might impact the performance of the system. GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this matter at its next session.

GRVA-07-46 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/21
GRVA-07-68 | UN Regulation No. 13 and Electro-Mechanical Brakes
GRVA/2020/21 | UN R13: Proposal for Supplement 17 to the 11 series of amendments Proposal to introduce requirements for the type approval of Electro-Mechanical Braking (EMB) systems.

66. GRVA agreed to defer consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/31 and GRVA-07-48 on stop lights illumination at its next session.

GRVA-07-48 | UN R13-H: Presentation in support of document GRVA/2020/31 Presentation regarding requirements for stop lamp illumination with regard to various types of braking systems, including those of electric vehicles.
GRVA/2020/31 | UN R13-H: Proposal for Supplement 02 to the 01 Series of amendments Proposal to improve the uniformity of requirements for stop lamp illumination with regard to various types of braking systems, including those of electric vehicles.

67. The expert from Poland introduced GRVA-07-67 proposing correction to the table in para. 2.1.1. of Annex 4 in Regulation No. 13. GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute the document with an official symbol at the February 2021 session of GRVA.

GRVA-07-67 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments Proposal to correct requirements for type-IIA (endurance braking performance) tests.

68. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/36 proposing amendments to the endurance braking requirements, addressing concerns related to electric vehicles. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/37 and worked on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/36. He presented GRVA-07-75, introducing GRVA-07-73-Rev.1, superseding GRVA-07-47 and incorporating GRVA-07-05, submitted by the expert from the Czech Republic.

69. GRVA adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/36 as amended by GRVA-07-73-Rev.1 (Annex XI of the session report) and requested the secretariat to submit it as supplement to the 11 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13 for consideration and vote by WP.29 and AC.1 at their March 2021 sessions.

GRVA-07-05 | UN R13: Comments on proposal GRVA/2020/36
GRVA-07-47 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/36
GRVA-07-73/Rev.1 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2020/36 Proposal including amendments submitted in GRVA-07-05 and superseding document GRVA-07-47.
GRVA-07-75 | UN R13: Supporting presentation for document GRVA-07-73 Presentation concerning requirements related to electric regenerative endurance braking systems.
GRVA/2020/36 | UN R13: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to introduce requirements for endurance braking systems for vehicles equipped with an electric regenerative endurance braking system. This proposal is an alternative to the text proposed in document GRVA/2020/37.
GRVA/2020/37 | UN R13: Proposal for a Supplement Proposal to introduce requirements for endurance braking systems for vehicles equipped with an electric regenerative endurance braking system.
9. Motorcycle braking
9. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 3

70. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

9. (b) UN Regulation No. 78

71. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

10. UN Regulation No. 90

72. GRVA agreed to defer discussion on this item at its next session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRVA-07-52 with an official symbol.

11. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
11. (a) Implementation of relevant provisions in Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

73. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

11. (b) International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

74. No document was submitted under this agenda item.

12. Other GRVA business
12. (a) List of priorities concerning GRVA activities

75. GRVA agreed to consult AC.2 on issues having an importance on the definition of priorities of work such as further developments of the UN Regulations No. 79, ACSF and ALKS, in light of the Framework Document on Automated vehicles.

12. (b) Artificial Intelligence

76. GRVA received (i) a presentation (GRVA-07-77) from a delegation member of Israel introducing technologies in development for motorcycle safety and (ii) a presentation (GRVA-07-33) from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Automated Driving. ITU presented their understanding of the split of responsibilities between WP.1 and WP.29 as well as their views (through questions) related to the hypothetic Molly Problem, suggesting that further data should be collected by EDR / DSSAD.

77. The Vice-Chair of GRVA reacted on the presentation by ITU stating the need to clarify the definition of A.I. and the related safety related issued. He invited ITU to join the activities of VMAD.

78. The Secretary of the IWG on FRAV also invited ITU to join the FRAV activities.

79. The representative of Canada stated the importance of avoiding redundancy and overlap. Concerning the participation in FRAV and VMAD, he stated the need for the establishment of a formal mechanism.

80. GRVA agreed to consult AC.2 on how WP.29 should treat artificial intelligence.

GRVA-07-33 | Update on the ITU focus group "AI4AD" related activities
GRVA-07-77 | Motorcycle rider assistance and collision avoidance <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTvLCzd3yk" target="_blank">Video used in the presentation</a> and a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt4c9o21eKw" target="_blank">recording of the presentation</a> are available via YouTube.
12. (c) Any other business

81. The secretariat informed GRVA on the submission, by the group “Human Factors in International Regulations for Automated Driving Systems” operating under the auspice of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), of a position paper GRVA-07-65 on teleoperation, stated to be a viable backup solution in case of problems encountered by ADS. He explained that this position paper had been presented during the same week at the session of WP.1.

GRVA-07-65 | Human Factors Challenges of Remote Support and Control: A Position Paper from HF-IRADS This document is intended to provide guidance on the major human factors challenges to be considered when providing remote support and control to assist vehicle operation under automation.

82. The secretariat introduced GRVA-07-14, providing information on the ongoing activities related to the Inland Transport Committee decision at its February 2020 session (ECE/TRANS/294, para. 31-32), revising the UNECE Road Map on Intelligent Transport Systems. GRVA received the information that comments on the draft revised road map could be provided through the online collaboration page.

GRVA-07-14 | Draft revision of the UNECE roadmap on ITS

83. Following the virtual and informal session in lieu of the seventh session of GRVA, the secretariat prepared the list of decisions stemming from this session, in English, French and Russian (GRVA-07-76). It had been submitted to the Heads of Delegations and the permanent representations of contracting parties in Geneva for an approval by silence procedure, in accordance with the special procedures established by the UNECE Executive Committee. The secretariat informed the delegations by email, ten days after the procedure had been initiated, that the silence had not been broken.

GRVA-07-76 | GRVA: List of decisions taken during the 7th (September 2020) session under the silence procedure
12. (d) Tributes

84. GRVA was informed that Mr. J. Stokreef (Netherlands) would no longer attend GRVA sessions. GRVA thanked him for his important contributions both at GRRF and at GRVA during the last decades. GRVA wished him well for his retirement.

13. Election of officers

85. In compliance with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure (TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended), GRVA called for the election of officers.

86. Mr. R. Damm (Germany) was elected as Chair for the GRVA sessions in 2021. Ms. C. Chen (China) and Mr. T. Onoda (Japan) were elected as Vice-Chairs for the GRVA sessions in 2021.