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WP.29 Rulemaking Project
Automated Lane-Keeping Systems

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).

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5 Jun 2019 5 Jun 2019 | GM is opening up Super Cruise hands-free driving system to more roads GM General Motors Corporation 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, 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, and Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to Steering Equipment Steering Equipment Steering Equipment UN Regulation No. 79 UN R79
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Development of the Initiative

Pending Changes to Automated Lane-Keeping Systems

Latest Documents

15 Jan 2020
VMAD Scenarios subgroup proposal for ALKS | VMAD-05-03/Rev.1
15 Jan 2020
VMAD Subgroup 2b: Case study ALKS Test proposal-ALKS test track and real world testing | VMAD-05-15
15 Jan 2020
ALKS: Test matrix | VMAD-05-10/Rev.1
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Latest Meeting Discussions

Working Party on Automated Vehicles | Session 5 | 10-14 Feb 2020
Automatically Commanded Steering Functions | Session 25 | 21-24 Jan 2020
Automatically Commanded Steering Functions | Session 24 | 18-20 Nov 2019
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