The proposal in WP.29/2019/21 was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-three Contracting Parties out of the 45 applying UN R55 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-three voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
67. The representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Chair of GRVA, reported to WP.29 on the results achieved by GRVA during its second session (for more details see the report of the session ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRVA/2).
68. WP.29 requested that a special session of GRVA be organized in May or June 2019 according to room availabilities. The secretariat had been informed that no meeting room was available in the Palais des Nations from the mid-May to the mid-July period. The expert from the European Union offered to host the meeting in Brussels. The secretariat mentioned that this would require the establishment of a Host Country Agreement. The expert from Germany informed that this process was cumbersome and not feasible to conclude within a few weeks. The representative of OICA also offered to host, if deemed desirable, an informal meeting (without interpretation) in their office in Paris. WP.29 requested the secretariat (i) to verify the information provided on the room availability in the Palais des Nations, then (ii) to explore the possibility to host a meeting in one of the UN agencies in Geneva (as it was done for the GRPE session in June 2014 at the World Trade Organization), then (iii) to explore the possibility to host the meeting in one of the UN premises such as Bonn in Germany or New York City in the United States of America.
69. WP.29 approved the proposed mandate extensions for the IWGs on Modular Vehicle Combination (MVC) and on Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF) until February 2020, as well as for the Task Force on Cyber Security and Over-The-Air software updates until March 2020.
70. WP.29 noted the election of Mrs. C. Chen (China) and Mr. T. Onoda (Japan) as Vice-Chairpersons for the GRVA sessions in 2019.