Session 10 | Web conference | 25-28 May
1. Adoption of the agenda

GRVA adopted the provisional agenda prepared for the session, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/18, with the following insertion: Item 12(d) “Arrangement of meetings” (See GRVA-10-20/Rev.1).

GRVA-10-20/Rev.1 | Updated agenda for the 10th (May 2021) GRVA session as of 25 May.
GRVA/2021/18 | Agenda for the 10th GRVA session
2. Highlights of the March 2021 session of WP.29
3. Artificial Intelligence in vehicles

GRVA completed the review of GRVA-09-23 “Artificial intelligence definition and specifics of its application for
automated road vehicles”, which was initially tabled by the expertfrom the Russian Federation at the ninth session of GRVA.

GRVA requested the secretariat, together with the GRVA officers, to draft a document based on the input received, containing definitions and some general best practices and recommendations related to Artificial Intelligence in the context of vehicle regulations, for review at the September 2021 session of GRVA.

GRVA-09-23 | Artificial intelligence definition and specifics of its application for automated road vehicles
4. Automated/autonomous and connected vehicles
4. (a) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Functional Requirements for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles

GRVA received the progress report of the IWG on FRAV (GRVA-10-31/Rev.1).

GRVA-10-31/Rev.1 | Status report of the FRAV informal group
4. (b) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Validation Methods for Automated Driving

GRVA received the status report of the IWG on Validation Method for Automated Driving (GRVA-10-32).

GRVA-10-32 | Status report from the VMAD informal group
4. (c) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Event Data Recorder / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving

GRVA received a progress report on the activities of the IWG on Event Data Recorder (EDR) / Data Storage System for Automated Driving (DSSAD), see GRVA-10-30.

GRVA-10-30 | Status report of the EDR/DSSAD informal group
4. (d) UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping System

GRVA received a progress report from the Special Interest Group on UN Regulation No. 157 (GRVA-10-34).

GRVA discussed the coordination of work related to this agenda item in line with the guidance provided by AC.2 (GRVA-08-10).

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit GRVA-10-35 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2021 sessions, subject to final review by GRVA at its September 2021 sessions.

GRVA-08-10 | WP.29 AC.2 responses to GRVA requests for guidance
GRVA-10-34 | Status report of the Special Interest Group on UN R157
GRVA-10-35 | UN R157: Amendments to document GRVA-10-25 Changes introduced per the GRVA deliberations on 26 May regarding ALKS response to emergency vehicles and interpretation of the term ‘detectable collision’.
GRVA-10-36 | UN R157: Amendments to document GRVA-10-26 Changes introduced per the GRVA deliberations on 26 May regarding extension of the scope of the regulation to include all M (passenger) and N (commercial) category vehicles.
GRVA/2021/3 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments Proposal to expand the scope to include N category vehicles and to apply the minimum performance for service braking systems (5 m/s²) as required in the 11 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 13, for vehicles of the Categories M2, M3, N2 and N3. The overall objective of the former Informal Working Group (IWG) on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) was to develop technical requirements for Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). The initial limitation to passenger cars (M1 category vehicles) was agreed in order to deliver within the given timeline. After having successfully accomplished the work for the system in a first step, the automotive industry has now reviewed and examined the existing requirements under the premise of including all vehicle categories M and N.

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/3 as amended by GRVA-10-36 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2021 sessions, subject to final review by GRVA at its September 2021 sessions.

4. (e) Other business
5. Connected vehicles
5. (a) Cyber security and data protection

GRVA received an oral report of the IWG on Cyber Security and OTA issues (CS/OTA).

GRVA reviewed GRVA-10-12 and GRVA-10-41 and agreed to resume consideration of this matter at its September 2021 session.

GRVA discussed the implementation of UN Regulation No. 155 and agreed to organize a workshop on this matter (as virtual meeting) to take place, if possible, before mid of July 2021.

GRVA-10-12 | UN R155: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify the text with regard to transitional provisions and extension of approvals.
GRVA-10-41 | UN R155: Alternative proposal for amendments Alternative proposal to clarify the text with regard to transitional provisions and extension of approvals in response to document GRVA-10-12.
5. (b) Software updates and Over-the-Air issues

The expert from France withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/6 and explained that the concern addressed in that document had already been solved at the ninth session of GRVA with an amendment to UN Regulation No. 157.

GRVA/2021/6 | UN R156: Proposal for a supplement Proposal to clarify requirements applicable to alternatives software identifications systems differing from the Regulation No. X Software Identification Number (RxSWIN) defined in the Regulation.
5. (c) Data and vehicle communications

The expert from FIGIEFA presented GRVA-10-09 introducing the concept called “Secure On-board Telematics Platform”.

GRVA agreed to further discuss the role of GRVA with regards to access to data in vehicles at its September 2021 session.

GRVA-10-09 | AFCAR Secure On-board Telematics Platform (S-OTP) Proposal
5. (d) GRVA may wish to consider any other proposal, if available.
6. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and UN Regulation No. 79
6. (a) Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

GRVA received a progress report of the Task Force on Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS).

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/82 as amended by GRVA-10-38 (as amended in session) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their June 2021 sessions. The corresponding WP.29 document is informal document WP.29-184-05.

GRVA-10-14/Rev.1 | ADAS task force status report to GRVA
GRVA-10-38 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to document WP.29/2021/82 Reissued proposal (prepared by the GRVA secretariat) from GRVA to introduce a “risk mitigation function” (RMF) to enable an automated emergency response to driver incapacitation or unresponsiveness during use of an automatically commanded steering function.
WP.29-184-05 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2021/82 Amendments as agreed during the 10th (May 2021) GRVA session to the proposal to introduce a “risk mitigation function” (RMF) to enable an automated emergency response to driver incapacitation or unresponsiveness during use of an automatically commanded steering function.
WP.29/2021/82 | UN R79: Proposal for a 04 series of amendments Proposal from GRVA to introduce a "risk mitigation function" (RMF) to enable an automated emergency response to driver incapacitation or unresponsiveness during use of an automatically commanded steering function.
6. (b) UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/12 as amended by GRVA-10-39 (as amended in session) to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2021 sessions, subject to final review by GRVA at its September 2021 sessions.

GRVA-10-39 | UN R79: Amendments to document GRVA/2021/12 Reissued proposal (prepared by the GRVA secretariat) to allow continuous movement of the driver as an alternative to the continuous actuation of the remote-control parking device as a means to assure driver attentiveness.
GRVA/2021/12 | UN R79: Proposal for amendments Proposal to allow continuous movement of the driver as an alternative to the continuous actuation of the remote-control device as a means to assure driver attentiveness.
6. (c) Other business
7. Advanced Emergency Braking Systems

GRVA received progress reports from the IWGs on AEBS-HDV (GRVA-10-37) and on AEBS (GRVA-10-40).

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit GRVA-10-03 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2021 sessions.

GRVA-10-03 | UN R152: Proposal for amendments Proposal to clarify AEBS restart, including that an automatic engine restart (stop/start systems) does not require a reactivation of the AEBS, to allow for electromagnetic compatibility demonstration via the 06 series of amendments to UN R10, to move provisions for Indication of an ongoing initialization from the section on failure indications to a separate paragraph, and to make an editorial correction.
GRVA-10-04 | UN R152: Proposal for amendments Proposal to amend provisions related to the AEBS peak braking coefficient.
GRVA-10-05 | UN R152: Proposal for amendments Proposal to align the wording with regard to “dry road affording good adhesion” across the series to avoid confusion with use of “dry road” under different contexts by other regulations.
GRVA-10-37 | Status report of the AEBS-HDV informal group
GRVA-10-40 | Status report of the AEBS informal group

GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute GRVA-10-04 and GRVA-10-05 with an official symbol at the September 2021 GRVA session.

8. UN Regulations Nos. 13, 13-H, 139, 140 and UN GTR No. 8
8. (a) Electronic Stability Control

GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this agenda item dealing with UN GTR No. 8 (ESC) at its September 2021 session.

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) Electromechanical Brakes

GRVA agreed to resume consideration of this agenda item dealing with Electro-Mechanical Brakes at its September 2021 session.

GRVA-10-23 | 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.
8. (c) Clarifications

GRVA requested the secretariat to distribute GRVA-10-33 with an official symbol for consideration at its September 2021 session or to discuss a revised proposal, if any.

GRVA-10-33 | UN R13: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA-09-04 Input on the proposal from Germany to require electrically operated parking brake systems to automatically activate when the driver leaves the vehicle cabin and/or the motor is stopped.
9. Motorcycle braking
9. (a) UN Global Technical Regulation No. 3
9. (b) UN Regulation No. 78

GRVA agreed to review an official document based on GRVA-10-11 at its September 2021 session.

GRVA-10-11 | UN R78: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 04 and 05 series of amendments Proposal to align UN R78 with the latest amendment to UN R13-H regarding deceleration thresholds for activation of stop lamps under regenerative braking.
10. UN Regulation No. 90

GRVA requested the secretariat to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/15 as amended by GRVA-10-28 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2021 sessions.

GRVA-10-28 | UN R90: Proposal for amendments to document GRVA/2021/15 ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2021/15 was prepared by the expert from the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) to resolve the problem of fulfilling increasingly difficult Conformity of Production (CoP) routine obligations caused by unavailability of the specifically prescribed hardware.
GRVA/2021/15 | UN R90: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 01 and 02 Series of Amendments Proposal to replace the specification of the type and size of brake caliper and brake disc for brake lining CoP assessment with specifications for a pad area and thickness of the original approval. The original specification corresponds to obsolete caliper and rotor configurations no longer in widespread use.
11. Exchange of views on guidelines and relevant national activities
12. Other business
12. (a) List of priorities concerning GRVA activities

GRVA requested the secretariat to introduce GRVA-10-06 in the revised proposal for a programme of work (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2021/1/Rev.1)

GRVA-10-06 | GRVA priorities as of May 2021 Proposal from the GRVA chair.
WP.29/2020/1/Rev.1 | Revised programme of Work of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Subsidiary Bodies
12. (b) Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles (FDAV)

GRVA discussed GRVA-10-02 prepared by AC.2 at its informal session in April 2021. GRVA provided input for the rows related to EDR and DSSAD (GRVA-10-02/Rev.1). GRVA kept unchanged the row related to cyber security.

GRVA invited the AC.2 Secretary to distribute this input to AC.2 for consideration in June 2021.

12. (c) Any other business

GRVA received information (GRVA-10-10) concerning the letter of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (GRVA-10-07) and agreed to follow the recommendation of AC.2 (as noted in the last section of GRVA-10-10). GRVA requested the secretariat to prepare a response, accordingly.

GRVA-10-07 | Council of Europe communication to WP.29 regarding automated vehicles Request for WP.29 attention to the Council of Europe Resolution 2346, especially paragraph 11.2 calling on "the GRVA to conduct a human rights impact assessment as part of its preparatory work on the future regulation of autonomous vehicles, as part of a general, comprehensive framework for ensuring that safety is fully maximised during future development and production of autonomous vehicles".
GRVA-10-10 | Background note on Human Rights and responses to Council of Europe AV request Note prepared by the Secretariat to assist deliberation on GRVA response to the request to conduct a human rights impact assessment for automated vehicles.

GRVA discussed the difficult conditions in which some delegations from Asia and America participate in the numerous virtual meetings organized in direct conjunction with GRVA activities. GRVA agreed that the Co-Chairs of the IWGs, Task Force and SIG pay attention to this question, when organizing meetings.

GRVA welcomed the suggestion to organize sessions of GRVA outside of Geneva in 2022 and requested the Chair and the secretariat to consult, if possible, already in June 2021, the delegations from Asia and America on the possibilities to host such meetings.