Session 8 | Virtual session | 14-16 Dec 2020
1. Adoption of the agenda

In accordance with Chapter III, Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690 as amended) of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the first item on the provisional agenda is the adoption of the agenda.

GRVA-08-01 | Running order and tentative timetable for the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-02 | General information for delegates to the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-12/Rev.1 | Updated provisional agenda for the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-29 | List of decisions from the 8th GRVA session List of decisions subject to the special "silence procedure" whereby parties may signal any reservations concerning the decisions following the session proper. This procedure was adopted due to the shortened and virtual sessions necessitated by current health and travel restrictions.
GRVA/2020/38 | Provisional agenda of the 8th (ad hoc December 2020) GRVA session
GRVA/2020/38 | Provisional agenda of the 8th (ad hoc December 2020) GRVA session
GRVA-08-01 | Running order and tentative timetable for the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-12/Rev.1 | Updated provisional agenda for the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-02 | General information for delegates to the 8th GRVA session
GRVA-08-29 | List of decisions from the 8th GRVA session List of decisions subject to the special "silence procedure" whereby parties may signal any reservations concerning the decisions following the session proper. This procedure was adopted due to the shortened and virtual sessions necessitated by current health and travel restrictions.
2. Highlights of the November 2020 session of WP.29

GRVA may wish to be briefed by the secretariat about the highlights of the November 2020 session of WP.29, regarding the activities of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) and common issues.

GRVA-08-09 | GRVA-Related Highlights of the WP.29 session on November 2020
GRVA-08-10 | WP.29 AC.2 responses to GRVA requests for guidance
GRVA-08-09 | GRVA-Related Highlights of the WP.29 session on November 2020
GRVA-08-10 | WP.29 AC.2 responses to GRVA requests for guidance
3. Automated/autonomous and connected vehicles
3. (a) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Functional Requirements for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles

GRVA may wish to be briefed on the outcome of the recent meeting(s) of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Functional Requirements for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles.

GRVA-08-19 | Status report of the FRAV informal group

GRVA is expected to review, according to the framework document (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 as revised), common functional requirements on existing national/regional guidelines and other relevant reference documents.

GRVA-08-19 | Status report of the FRAV informal group
3. (b) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Validation Methods for Automated Driving

GRVA may wish to be briefed on the outcome of the last meetings of the IWG on Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD).

GRVA-08-07 | Status report of the VMAD informal group

GRVA is expected, according to the framework document, to review the existing and upcoming methods and a proposed way forward for the assessment of Automated Driving Vehicles.

GRVA-08-07 | Status report of the VMAD informal group
3. (c) Deliverables of the Informal Working Group on Event Data Recorder / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving

GRVA may wish to be briefed on the outcome of the last meetings of the IWG on Event Data Recorder / Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving (EDR/DSSAD).

GRVA is expected, according to the framework document, to review the existing national as well as regional activities, and a proposed way forward for DSSAD.

3. (d) UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping System

GRVA may wish to be informed on WP29 endorsement of the proposal by the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (AC.2) that activities related to the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) extension would be addressed by a group of interested experts that would report to GRVA. AC.2 ruled that this work should not diverge from the outcome of the activities at the IWGs on FRAV and VMAD, and that, if these two groups needed more time than the task force, then the outcome of these two groups would be considered to amend the ALKS regulation, if needed.

GRVA-08-05 | UN R157: Comment on documents GRVA/2020/32 and GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-08-11 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to documents GRVA/2020/32 and GRVA/2020/32 and comments on real world tests
GRVA-08-20 | UN R157: Status of work on amendments
GRVA-08-24 | UN R157: Examples of ALKS Use Cases across different speed ranges
GRVA-08-25 | ALKS Response to emergency vehicles approaching from the rear
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.
GRVA-08-05 | UN R157: Comment on documents GRVA/2020/32 and GRVA/2020/33
GRVA-08-11 | UN R157: Proposal for amendments to documents GRVA/2020/32 and GRVA/2020/32 and comments on real world tests
GRVA-08-20 | UN R157: Status of work on amendments
GRVA-08-24 | UN R157: Examples of ALKS Use Cases across different speed ranges
GRVA-08-25 | ALKS Response to emergency vehicles approaching from the rear
4. UN Regulation No. 79 (Steering equipment)

(a) Automatically Commanded Steering Function
(b) Steering equipment
(c) Other business

4. (a) Automatically Commanded Steering Function

GRVA may wish to be informed on the discussion at AC.2 at its virtual meeting on 23 October 2020 on the simplification of ACSF provisions in UN Regulation No. 79 and the discussion on the technical provisions for so called “hands off” systems. AC.2 discussed the possibility to take relevant provisions out of UN Regulation No.79 and to develop a UN Regulation on Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS). AC.2 invited GRVA to further discuss and seek consensus, especially taking into account Human Machine Interface (HMI) related provisions and overreliance, as a safety concern.

GRVA-08-08 | Proposal for a new Task Force on Advanced Driver Assist Systems for Vehicle Longitudinal and Lateral Control (TF ADAS)
GRVA-08-22 | Modern ADAS, use-cases and compatibility with UN R79
GRVA-08-23 | Overview and further steps on ADAS Steering features
GRVA-09-15 | Revised proposal for a new task force on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
GRVA-08-08 | Proposal for a new Task Force on Advanced Driver Assist Systems for Vehicle Longitudinal and Lateral Control (TF ADAS)
GRVA-08-22 | Modern ADAS, use-cases and compatibility with UN R79
GRVA-08-23 | Overview and further steps on ADAS Steering features
4. (b) Steering equipment

GRVA agreed to resume consideration of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/16 inserting provisions for the type approval of emergency assistance systems (e.g. in case of driver’s health problem).

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).

GRVA may wish to review any proposal submitted under this agenda item, if any.

4. (c) Other business

GRVA may wish to consider any other proposal, if available.

GRVA-08-06 | Q&A for Remotely Controlled Parking (RCP) with alternative HMI
GRVA-08-28 | UN R79: Proposal for an alternative to the actuation of the remote control device for the use of RCP
GRVA-08-06 | Q&A for Remotely Controlled Parking (RCP) with alternative HMI
GRVA-08-28 | UN R79: Proposal for an alternative to the actuation of the remote control device for the use of RCP
5. Advanced Emergency Braking Systems

GRVA will review the draft amendment to UN Regulation No. 152, following WP.29 decision on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2020/27 at its November 2020 session.

GRVA-08-16/Rev.1 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments Draft proposal to WP.29 for AEBS car-to-bicycle provisions for GRVA review.
GRVA-08-17/Rev.1 | UN R152: Draft proposal for the 02 series of amendments Advance draft proposal to WP.29 for the car-to-bicycle AEBS scenarios for GRVA review.
GRVA-08-21 | UN R152: Proposal for corrections to document GRVA-07-09
GRVA-08-27/Rev.1 | Status report of the AEBS (M1/N1) informal group
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 may wish to review amendments proposal(s) to UN Regulation No. 152, if any.

GRVA-08-17/Rev.1 | UN R152: Draft proposal for the 02 series of amendments Advance draft proposal to WP.29 for the car-to-bicycle AEBS scenarios for GRVA review.
GRVA-08-16/Rev.1 | UN R152: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments Draft proposal to WP.29 for AEBS car-to-bicycle provisions for GRVA review.
GRVA-08-21 | UN R152: Proposal for corrections to document GRVA-07-09
GRVA-08-27/Rev.1 | Status report of the AEBS (M1/N1) informal group
6. UN Regulations Nos. 13, 13-H, 139, 140 and UN GTR No. 8

GRVA agreed to review a proposal tabled by the expert from CLEPA introducing provisions allowing the type approval of Electro-Mechanical Braking systems.

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.

GRVA may wish to review a proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 13-H tabled by the experts from OICA and the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) for permitting uniform behaviour of the 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.

GRVA may wish to consider an advance copy of a draft proposal for Supplement 18 to the 11 series of amendments to UN R13.

GRVA-08-15 | UN R13: Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 11 series of amendments Proposal to introduce provisions for approving single vehicles involved in modular vehicle combinations, e.g. towing trailers, “road trains” and for endurance braking systems for vehicles equipped with an electric regenerative endurance braking system.
GRVA-08-15 | UN R13: Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 11 series of amendments Proposal to introduce provisions for approving single vehicles involved in modular vehicle combinations, e.g. towing trailers, “road trains” and for endurance braking systems for vehicles equipped with an electric regenerative endurance braking system.
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.
7. UN Regulation No. 90

GRVA may wish to review a proposal related to UN Regulation No. 90, tabled by the expert from CLEPA.

GRVA-07-52 | UN R90: Proposal for supplements 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.
8. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
8. (a) Implementation of relevant provisions in Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement

GRVA may wish to discuss actions related to the implementation of new provisions contained in Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement on:

  • “Unique Identifier”: GRVA may wish to specify whether some regulations under its remit shall explicitly ban the use of the “Unique Identifier” as specified in Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement.
  • Transitional provisions in UN Regulations: GRVA may wish to define an action plan to align the transitional provisions in UN Regulations in line with the provisions of the 1958 Agreement e.g. the possibility to grant type approval according to previous versions of UN Regulations.
  • Article 12.6 and Schedule 7: GRVA may wish to note the purpose of Article 12.6 and Schedule 7 with regard to the approval of innovations.
  • Conformity of Production provisions: GRVA may wish to define an action plan to align the Conformity of Production (CoP) provisions in UN Regulations and amend references on CoP in UN Regulations.

8. (b) International Whole Vehicle Type Approval

GRVA may wish to receive a status report on the activities of the IWG on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA) and the IWG on Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (DETA), if any.

GRVA-08-18 | Highlights from the IWVTA and DETA informal group meetings in November 2020
GRVA-08-18 | Highlights from the IWVTA and DETA informal group meetings in November 2020
9. Other business
9. (a) List of priorities concerning GRVA activities

GRVA may wish to consider proposals concerning its work priorities.

GRVA-08-03 | Proposal for GRVA working mechanism and new work items
GRVA-08-04 | Overview of China's Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICV) standards development
GRVA-08-13/Rev.1 | Proposal for GRVA priorities for 2021
GRVA-08-03 | Proposal for GRVA working mechanism and new work items
GRVA-08-04 | Overview of China's Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICV) standards development
GRVA-08-13/Rev.1 | Proposal for GRVA priorities for 2021
9. (b) Artificial Intelligence

GRVA may wish to be informed about the discussion of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (AC.2) on this matter.

9. (c) Framework document on automated/autonomous vehicles (FDAV)

Following WP.29 decision at its November 2020 session GRVA will review the table in the annex of the FDAV to update the activities and the schedule on automated and autonomous vehicles.

GRVA-08-14 | Proposal for updated deliverables under the WP.29 Automated Vehicles Framework Document
GRVA-08-26/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to the annex of the WP.29 AV Framework Document
GRVA-08-14 | Proposal for updated deliverables under the WP.29 Automated Vehicles Framework Document
GRVA-08-26/Rev.1 | Proposal for amendments to the annex of the WP.29 AV Framework Document
9. (d) Any other business

GRVA may wish to consider any other proposals, if available.