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Related Meetings : Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 6
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6. The expert from Germany, Secretary of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) presented GRVA-06-14 informing on the progress made since the fifth session of GRVA on the draft UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS).

7. GRVA reviewed in detail GRVA-06-02 prepared by the ACSF group for consideration at this session.

8. GRVA reviewed the scope of the proposed Regulation, discussed a number of items such as the alignment of definitions with existing standards, whether or not the Software Indentification Number (RxSWIN) mechanism in the draft UN Regulation on Software Updates and Software Update Management Systems should be implemented on a mandatory basis.

9. The expert from the United States of America introduced the outcome of the recent meeting of the IWG on DSSAD regarding DSSAD for ALKS (see GRVA-06-06 under agenda item 3).

10. GRVA discussed about the best way to incorporate the Appendix prepared by the IWG on Validation Methods for Automated Driving (GRVA-06-09). GRVA noted the work on this Appendix was based on data collected in Japan and Northern America but that no data from Europe could be used. The expert from the Russian Federation expressed concerns about the implementation of the provisions in this Appendix. Some delegations expressed doubts about the values proposed in square bracket, whether they would be representative for their market.

11. The expert from the European Commission introduced GRVA-06-10 proposing the text for a generic Annex (possibly applicable to all Automated Driving Systems, including ALKS) on special requirements to be applied to the safety aspects of electronic control systems and their audit. GRVA reviewed the submission by the expert from Canada, Co-Chair of the IWG on VMAD, of an alternative proposal with a few editorial corrections and modifying the scope of the annex, substituting Automated Driving Systems by ALKS throughout the text of the annex.

12. The expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland recalled their position on the need to allow ALKS to perform a lane change if necessary, during an emergency manoeuvre. GRVA did not have the time to review in detail his proposal (GRVA-06-11) and agreed to resume this discussion at the GRVA session in September 2020.

13. The Secretary produced upon request of GRVA a consolidated version of the draft UN Regulation on ALKS based on the input received during the session (GRVA-06-02-Rev.1). The expert from OICA introduced GRVA-06-16 with amendment proposal to the revision 1. After each half day session, the Secretary produced revised consolidation reflecting the current state of the discussions. GRVA adopted GRVA-06-02-Rev.4 and requested the secretariat to submit it (without square brackets) as a draft new UN Regulation on ALKS to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their June 2020 sessions. GRVA decided that the collection of data to determine the competent and careful driver model as per Appendix 3 to Annex 4 shall be performed in order to gather information and allow Type Approval Authorities to provide feedback to the IWG on VMAD.

14. GRVA reviewed the contribution (GRVA-06-06) of the IWG on DSSAD for the activities on ALKS under agenda item 3.

24. The Chair regretted that GRVA did not have enough time for reviewing the proposal submitted by the expert from AVERE and also for the proposal submitted by the expert from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. GRVA agreed to consider these two items at its September 2020 session.