33. The Chair of AC.2 reported on the conclusions of AC.2 regarding the continuation of GRVA activities concerning ALKS. AC.2 agreed that a group of interested experts reporting to GRVA could continue to work on the ALKS regulation development to address the scope extension to heavy vehicles, increased speeds and lane changes. AC.2 agreed 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 group of interested experts, then the outcome of these two IWGs would amend the ALKS regulation, as needed.
34. AC.2 did not complete the discussion on the revision of the Framework Document on Automated Vehicles and planned to finalise discussion in March 2021 on the GRVA priorities of work. It was noted that GRVA, at its December 2020 ad-hoc session, could provide input to guide this discussion.
47. WP.29 received the oral report of the representative of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Co-Chair of the IWG on ITS, mentioning that the group, at its second session on 6 November 2020, (i) reviewed the draft revised UNECE Road Map on Intelligent Transport Systems and recommended its endorsement by WP.29, (ii) discussed the offer of UNECE and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to organize the first session of the 2021 Future Networked Car event, which will be dedicated to regulatory activities on automated and connected vehicles and (iii) received a presentation on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication for Cooperative Driving Automation from the expert from Japan, Mr. N. Ogawa, working for ITS research in Technical Research department of Mazda Motor Corporation Tokyo HQ and member of the Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) Automated Driving System for Universal Service (ADUS) initiative, which is a project of the Japanese Government.
48. WP.29 considered and endorsed the draft revised UNECE Road Map on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) proposed in WP.29-182-12. WP.29 requested the secretariat to submit it, as amended during the session, to ITC and its Bureau at its November 2020 session, for preparation of the eighty third session of ITC.
49. WP.29 proposed that delegates of the IWG on ITS and delegates of GRVA IWGs working on relevant topics, represent the World Forum at annual Future Networked Car events that are organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
50. WP.29 noted the information mentioned by the representative of ITU concerning the allocation of frequencies dedicated to vehicle-to-vehicle communication and decided to further discuss this point at its March 2021 session.
51. WP.29 endorsed the extension of the mandate of the IWG on ITS until November 2025.
72. The GRVA chair reported that GRVA had consulted AC.2 on the way forward for dealing (a) with amendment proposals to UN Regulation No. 157 in relation with the existing activities of the IWG on Functional Requirement for Automated Vehicles, (b) with amendment proposals to Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF), (c) with amendment proposals related to “hands off “ level 2 and level 2 plus and (d) with Artificial Intelligence.