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Contracting Party
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a Contracting Party to the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. Under the 1958 Agreement, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland accepts type approvals for the regulations listed here, but does not issue type approvals of its own.

UN(ECE) Regulations

UK applies 144 UN Regulations.

Recent WP.29 Contributions from the UK

24 Jan
Draft ALKS UN Regulation matrix of test procedures (ACSF-25-22)
[" This program is an offshoot of the work on Automatically Commanded Steering Systems (ACSF). The original ACSF mandate envisioned amendments to UN Regulation No. 79 on steering systems to enable approval of automated functions operating at speeds above 10 kph. The ACSF group subsequently proposed to draft a new regulation to address automated lane-keeping systems qualifying as Level 3 automation under the SAE J3016 taxonomy (i.e., lane-keeping systems operating continuously under \"hands off\" driver supervision). The earlier work had envisioned such systems as Category B2 ACSF. Category B1 ACSF covered lane-keeping systems requiring the driver's hands on the steering wheel (at least periodically). ALKS Automated Lane-Keeping Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Automated Lane-Keeping Systems"]
14 Jan
SR.1 Vehicle Category Definitions (FRAV-02-03/Rev.1)
[" To one degree or another, automated driving technologies take over functions previously assured entirely by the driver. At one level, driver assistance systems aid the driver in controlling the vehicle. However, technologies have advanced to the point where automated systems propose to replace the driver in controlling various aspects of vehicle behavior. For example, lane-keeping assistance systems propose to intervene in the steering of the vehicle in order to maintain the vehicle within a lane of travel. At the furthest point in the spectrum, autonomous vehicles propose to assume full responsibility for vehicle behavior without any driver intervention. As a result, such technologies undermine the fundamental assumption that the driver is responsible for the vehicle and thus present the regulatory community with a host of unprecedented opportunities and challenges in ensuring road safety. WP.29 has undertaken to address these issues on a global basis in order to seek uniform worldwide responses that will promote the use of these technologies while ensuring their safe introduction into road traffic. Automated Driving Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles WP.29 Regulatory Project Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles", "Special Resolution No. 1 Concerning the Common Definitions of Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions (S.R. 1) Special Resolution No. 1 contains the definitions of common terms used in global technical regulations (GTR), including of the vehicle categories used in specifying the scope of a regulation. SR 1: Vehicle Categories Special Resolution No. 1: Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions United Nations Agreement Special Resolution No. 1: Vehicle Categories, Masses and Dimensions"]
07 Nov 2019
Cybersecurity draft regulation: UK amendment (TFCS-16-15)
[" Vehicle automation and connectivity have increased concerns over vulnerability to unauthorized access to critical vehicle systems and sensitive vehicle user information. This heading has been established to pull together information on activities related to this area of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity and data protection are being addressed within WP.29 primarily under the broader Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving discussions. Cybersecurity Draft Recommendation/UN Regulation on Cyber Security WP.29 Regulatory Project Draft Recommendation/UN Regulation on Cyber Security"]

News & Developments

Fifty news articles related to the UK are in the GAR database.