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1. Automated Lane-Keeping Systems 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). ALKS Automated Lane-Keeping Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Automated Lane-Keeping Systems
2. Alternative Method for the Assessment of EVSC Systems Alternative Method for the Assessment of EVSC Systems This effort aimed to introduce into Regulation No. 13 an alternative method to assess the vehicle stability function of heavy-duty motor vehicles through the use of simulations. AMEVSC Alternative Method for the Assessment of EVSC Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Alternative Method for the Assessment of EVSC Systems
3. Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles Automated Driving and Autonomous Vehicles 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
4. Draft Recommendation on Cyber Security Draft Recommendation on Cyber Security 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 on Cyber Security WP.29 Regulatory Project Draft Recommendation on Cyber Security
5. Database for the Exchange of Type Approval Documentation Database for the Exchange of Type Approval Documentation n.a. DETA is an effort to establish an electronic database whereby regulatory authorities and other authorized users could input and access type approval documentation and related information worldwide. DETA Database for the Exchange of Type Approval Documentation WP.29 Regulatory Project Database for the Exchange of Type Approval Documentation
6. Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving DSSAD relates to the development of requirements for data collection and storage with particular attention to liability issues. A Data Storage System for Automated Driving is envisioned as a device or a function for Level 3-5 automated driving systems that can record driver-system interactions surrounding a critical safety event. DSSAD Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving WP.29 Regulatory Project Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving
7. Event Data Recorders Event Data Recorders In 2018, EDR became a priority in the WP.29 programme of work in relation to automated vehicle work and proposals for a Data Storage System for Automated Driving (DSSAD). In 2015, the UK Department for Transport published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/driverless-cars-in-the-uk-a-regulatory-review" target="_bank">Regulatory Review around Driverless Cars</a>. This looked at whether such vehicles could be tested in the UK and which areas of legislation would need to be changed prior to everyday use of driverless cars. The Review found that event data recorders would be an essential element for the widespread use of driverless cars, given the need for a definitive record of the actions the driver and/or vehicle may or may not have taken prior to a collision. Therefore, the UK raised this topic during the May 2015 GRSG session and asked that EDR be added to the agenda for the October 2015 GRSG session. EDR Event Data Recorders WP.29 Regulatory Project Event Data Recorders
8. ESC Malfunction Tell-tale ESC Malfunction Tell-tale Not applicable. This effort aims to harmonize the ESC malfunction tell-tale provisions between the UNECE braking regulations R13 and R13-H and GTR No. 8. <p>The proposed language aims to harmonize and improve the requirements to indicate the intervention of ESC-related systems across the main braking regulations, i.e. FMVSS 126, GTR 8, UNECE R13H and R13.</p> <p>OICA has proposed following the essence of FMVSS 126 as the clearest regulation in this respect because it indicates in that manufacturers “…may use the ESC malfunction telltale in a flashing mode to indicate operation of these ESC-related systems”.</p> ESC Malfunction Tell-tale ESC Malfunction Tell-tale WP.29 Regulatory Project ESC Malfunction Tell-tale
9. Electric Vehicle Battery Durability Electric Vehicle Battery Durability Program under the EVE informal group to develop a new UN Global Technical Regulation. EV Battery Durability Electric Vehicle Battery Durability WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Battery Durability
10. Electric Vehicle System Power Determination Electric Vehicle System Power Determination Program under the Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) informal group to develop a new Global Technical Regulation. EV Power Determination Electric Vehicle System Power Determination WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle System Power Determination
11. Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance
12. Emergency Stop Signal Emergency Stop Signal Not applicable. This initiative concerns amendments to UNECE R13 and R13-H. <p>ESS would amend UNECE Regulations 13 and 13-H on heavy and light vehicle braking, respectively, to incorporate systems that automatically signal sudden hard braking of motor vehicles to following vehicles.</p> <p>Of current concern is the risk of regenerative braking systems (as used in hybrids and electric vehicles) to interfere with and/or mimic the behavior of ESS systems.</p> Emergency Stop Signal Emergency Stop Signal WP.29 Regulatory Project Emergency Stop Signal
13. Fuel Quality Fuel Quality Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles: Annex 4-Recommendation on market fuel quality This program resulted in the addition of Annex 4 to the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles. Fuel Quality Fuel Quality WP.29 Regulatory Project Fuel Quality
14. Fully Automated Coupling Systems Fully Automated Coupling Systems Not applicable. This project envisions amendments to UNECE R13 and R55. <p>UNECE Regulation 13 mandates the use of the standardized ISO 7638 connector for relating braking signals between a towing and a towed vehicle; however, such is not possible when using a fully automated coupling system.</p> <p>Therefore, the GRRF is pursuing amendments to UNECE R13 to establish alternative requirements to cover this situation.</p> <p>This effort will also produce a new definition for FACS under UNECE R55.</p> <p>The first phase focuses on Category N3, O3, and O4 vehicles vis-à-vis FACS.</p> <p>A second phase may address requirements for modular vehicle combinations and totally integrated vehicle combination control systems.</p> Fully Automated Couplings Fully Automated Coupling Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Fully Automated Coupling Systems
15. Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure Worldwide harmonized Real Driving Emissions test procedure During its January 2018 session, GRPE considered presentations by Japan (GRPE-76-18) and OICA (GRPE-76-19) concerning the development and use of "real driving emissions" tests using portable emissions measurement systems. The prospect of proliferating RDE requirements prompted GRPE to add RDE harmonization to its agenda. Global RDE Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure WP.29 Regulatory Project Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure
16. Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicle Emissions Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicle Emissions This project, as currently envisioned, would result in an amendment to Global Technical Regulation 4: Worldwide Harmonized Heavy-Duty Emissions Certification Procedure (WHDC). This effort aims to establish an amendment to Global Technical Regulation (gtr) No. 4 (WHDC) with respect to pollutant and CO2 emissions from heavy duty hybrids. The initial focus is on a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HILS) approach, which starts from the vehicle speed pattern of the WHVC vehicle cycle and simulates powertrain and vehicle components to result in a hybrid specific engine cycle for pollutant emissions and CO2 testing and measurement, and which allows using the test cell environment, data evaluation procedures and emissions calculations specified in gtr No. 4. This effort may lead to a second phase to establish a chassis dyno test procedure, as an alternative to HILS, which would involve specifying new requirements with respect to test cell environment, data evaluation procedures and emissions calculations. The informal group developing this regulatory language expects to finalize its work in March 2013 for GRPE review the following June (setting the stage for possible WP.29 adoption in November 2013 or March 2014). Heavy-duty Hybrids (HDH) Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicle Emissions WP.29 Regulatory Project Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicle Emissions
17. High Voltage Systems and Fuel System Integrity in a Rear-End Collision High Voltage Systems and Fuel System Integrity in a Rear-End Collision UN Regulation concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the safety of their High Voltage Systems and with regard to Fuel Integrity in a Rear-End collision High Voltage and Fuel System Safety High Voltage Systems and Fuel System Integrity in a Rear-End Collision WP.29 Regulatory Project High Voltage Systems and Fuel System Integrity in a Rear-End Collision
18. Durability of L-category Vehicle Pollution Control Devices Durability of L-category Vehicle Pollution Control Devices Requirements for Two- and Three-wheeled Light Motor Vehicles with regard to the Durability of the Pollution Control Devices This proposed global technical regulation would supplement the three main environmental performance verification test types (i.e., I, II, and VII as envisioned for GTR No. 2 by the Informal Working Group on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements of L-category vehicles (EPPR)) with procedures for verifying pollution device/system durability. This effort includes both the development of the GTR and its UN Regulation counterpart. For convenience, materials concerning both efforts are grouped here. L-vehicle Pollution Control Durability Durability of L-category Vehicle Pollution Control Devices WP.29 Regulatory Project Durability of L-category Vehicle Pollution Control Devices
19. Lane Keeping Assist Systems Lane Keeping Assist Systems Technical discussion of lane-keeping assist systems towards ascertaining whether any regulatory amendments and/or guidelines should be established. LKAS Lane Keeping Assist Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Lane Keeping Assist Systems
20. Mobile Air-Conditioning Test Procedure Mobile Air-Conditioning Test Procedure Not applicable. Presently, the intention is to integrate the results of this project into UNECE R101 and Annex 4 on UNECE R83. <p>The EU is developing a Mobile Air-Conditioning test procedure (MACTP) to measure MAC energy efficiency and its impact on vehicle emissions for implementation "as soon as possible". Consequently, the Forum has established an informal group to address this effort.</p> <p>The MACTP informal group mission includes:<br> - To collaborate with the EC in the development of the procedures;<br> - To ensure that other signatories to the 1958 Agreement are aware of and can contribute to the EU work; and<br> - To ensure exchange of information with 1998 Agreement signatories, such as India, China, and in particular, the US.<br></p> <p>Once the EU completes its draft test procedure, the MACTP group would pursue its integration into UNECE R101 and Annex 4 of UNECE R83. MACTP Mobile Air-Conditioning Test Procedure WP.29 Regulatory Project Mobile Air-Conditioning Test Procedure
21. Measurement of Motorcycle Max Power Measurement of Motorcycle Max Power Discussion under the <a href="https://globalautoregs.com/groups/67-eppr">EPPR informal group</a> for a global technical regulation to establish inform procedures for the measurement of maximum engine power for motorcycles. See the <a href="https://wiki.unece.org/download/attachments/54429019/EPPR-22-15_S.Korea_Suggestions%20regarding%20Max.%20Power.pdf?api=v2" target="_blank">proposal by South Korea</a> for more details. Motorcycle Max Power Measurement of Motorcycle Max Power WP.29 Regulatory Project Measurement of Motorcycle Max Power
22. L-vehicle Propulsion-unit Performance Requirements L-vehicle Propulsion-unit Performance Requirements Requirements for two- and three-wheeled light motor vehicles with regard to propulsion unit performance Originally proposed by the European Union, this program has evolved into several distinct efforts under the EPPR informal group to establish and/or amend global technical regulations regarding propulsion unit performance characteristics of two- and three-wheeled light vehicles. Motorcycle Propulsion Unit Performance L-vehicle Propulsion-unit Performance Requirements WP.29 Regulatory Project L-vehicle Propulsion-unit Performance Requirements
23. Odometer equipment and its installation Odometer equipment and its installation Proposal for new uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the odometer equipment including its installation First proposed in early 2013, Belgium raised this initiative in order to combat mileage fraud and set uniform requirements for the odometers omnipresent in motor vehicles. According to the Belgian submission, studies show that mileage fraud across the 28 million used cars registered annually in the EU costs consumers some 5-10 billion euros each year. Belgium subsequently proposed to include odometer provisions within UN Regulation No. 39. Therefore, this development program is considered closed since any activity will now take place within the context of amending UN R39. For further and up-to-date information, <a href="http://www.globalautoregs.com/rules/50">please see the UN R39 page</a>. Odometers Odometer equipment and its installation WP.29 Regulatory Project Odometer equipment and its installation
24. Particle Measurement Programme Particle Measurement Programme The Particle Measurement Programme (PMP) was established to improve the sensitivity of the Particulate Matter (PM) mass measurement system for heavy and light duty vehicle emissions. PMP developed a particle number (PN) counting method for ultrafine solid particles and enhancements to the PM measurement procedure that were incorporated into UN R83 and R49. Since 2013, PMP has focused on PN as a function of particle size (mainly on the difference between the number of particles measured with the existing PMP methodology (d50=23 nm) and with systems with lower d50s, investigating the possibility to modify the existing d50 methodology from 23 to about 10 nm. PMP Particle Measurement Programme WP.29 Regulatory Project Particle Measurement Programme
25. Supervision of Vehicle Inspection Test Centers Supervision of Vehicle Inspection Test Centers To be determined. Proposal to establish a new UN Rule No. 5 covering requirements for periodic technical inspection test centers. During the June 2015 session of WP.29, the proposal was put on hold pending the outcome of discussions within the newly established informal working group on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI). PTI Test Centers Supervision of Vehicle Inspection Test Centers WP.29 Regulatory Project Supervision of Vehicle Inspection Test Centers
26. Vehicle Inspection Testing Equipment Vehicle Inspection Testing Equipment To be determined. Proposal to establish a new UN Rule No. 3 covering testing equipment for periodic technical inspections. During the June 2015 session of WP.29, the proposal was put on hold pending the outcome of discussions within the newly established informal working group on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI). PTI Testing Equipment Vehicle Inspection Testing Equipment WP.29 Regulatory Project Vehicle Inspection Testing Equipment
27. Skills and Training for Vehicle Technical Inspectors Skills and Training for Vehicle Technical Inspectors To be determined. Proposal to establish a new UN Rule No. 4 covering training and skill requirements for vehicle technical inspectors. During the June 2015 session of WP.29, the proposal was put on hold pending the outcome of discussions within the newly established informal working group on Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI). PTI Training Skills and Training for Vehicle Technical Inspectors WP.29 Regulatory Project Skills and Training for Vehicle Technical Inspectors
28. Sunroof Ceramic Printed Area Panoramic Sunroof Ceramic Printed Area Limits Proposal growing out of discussions on amendments to GTR 6 concerning panoramic sunroofs to develop a resolution providing guidance on limits for size of ceramic printed areas pending the development of alternatives (e.g., enamel) with improved characteristics. Sunroof Ceramic Printed Area Panoramic Sunroof Ceramic Printed Area Limits WP.29 Regulatory Project Panoramic Sunroof Ceramic Printed Area Limits
29. Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Formal title to be determined. QRTV-GTR Quiet Road Transport Vehicles WP.29 Regulatory Project Quiet Road Transport Vehicles
30. Replacement Brake Discs and Drums Replacement Brake Discs and Drums Not applicable. This initiative proposes to extend the scope of UNECE R90 to include replacement brake discs and drums. <p>The performance of a brake depends on both the brake lining and the mating surface of the disc or drum against which it rubs.</p> <p>The proposed amendments would establish minimum performance standards for replacement brake linings through Regulation No. 90 end extend its scope to establish minimum performance standards for replacement brake discs and drums for vehicles of categories M, N and O.</p> RDD Replacement Brake Discs and Drums WP.29 Regulatory Project Replacement Brake Discs and Drums
31. Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems This project aims to amend existing UN Regulations. <p>WP.29, under the Electic Safety Informal Group of the GRSP, endorsed this effort to ensure the safety of rechargeable energy storage systems (REESS) using in electric drive vehicles. The scope includes normal operation and post-crash behavior.</p> <p>The intention is to finalize language for introduction into existing UNECE regulations by March 2012.</p> REESS Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems
32. Reversing Motion Detection Reversing Motion Detection This program envisions an new regulation for the detection of pedestrians, especially children, when a vehicle shifts into reverse. This program considers both sensor-based approaches as well as vision systems such as adopted in the United States (FVMSS 111on rear visibility devices and systems). Reversing Detection Reversing Motion Detection WP.29 Regulatory Project Reversing Motion Detection
33. Audible Reversing Warning Systems Audible Reversing Warning Systems At the 168th WP.29 session (March 2016), Turkey proposed a new UN Regulation to establish requirements for audible alerting devices to signal other road users when a vehicle is moving in reverse at slow speeds. WP.29 referred this proposal to GRB for consideration. Reversing Warning Audible Reversing Warning Systems WP.29 Regulatory Project Audible Reversing Warning Systems
34. Simplification of Lighting Regulations Simplification of Lighting Regulations To be determined. Originally focused on the development of a new "horizontal reference document" as a repository of regulatory provisions common across lighting regulations, this program has evolved into a restructuring based upon light sources, lighting devices, and installation requirements. In particular, the Informal Working Group on the Simplification of Lighting Regulations is working towards the consolidation of lighting device regulations into three new regulations covering forward lighting, light signaling, and retro-reflecting devices. SLR Simplification of Lighting Regulations WP.29 Regulatory Project Simplification of Lighting Regulations
35. Software Updates and Integrity Software Updates and Integrity Software-driven vehicle systems present a new challenge for regulators in terms of ensuring safe performance. This program, initiated by the Task Force on Cybersecurity and Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates, seeks to develop a methodology and specifications for ensuring the safety of software systems with respect to vehicle performance, including as these systems may be updated and otherwise modified during the life of a vehicle. SW Updates Software Updates and Integrity WP.29 Regulatory Project Software Updates and Integrity
36. Recommendation on Software Updates Recommendation on Software Updates This recommendation provides requirements for how the certification process described in the UNECE regulations, i.e. UN Regulations under the 1958 Agreement and Global Technical Regulations under the 1998 Agreement, and processes regarding information about the vehicle can be adapted to ensure compliance of any new software to those UNECE regulations, independent of whether the update is conducted with a physical connection or over the air. Software Updates Recommendation Recommendation on Software Updates WP.29 Regulatory Project Recommendation on Software Updates
37. Trailer Braking Trailer Braking Not applicable. This effort concerns amendments to UNECE R13. Trailer Braking Trailer Braking WP.29 Regulatory Project Trailer Braking
38. Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers This program aims to develop test procedures and performance requirements for a new UN Regulation for close-proximity vision and obstacle detection systems in order to reduce the risk of collision with pedestrians and other vulnerable road users when a vehicle is moving in reverse. VRU Proximity Awareness Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers WP.29 Regulatory Project Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users in Low-speed Maneuvers
39. Light Vehicle Emissions Type Approval Test Procedure Light Vehicle Emissions Type Approval Test Procedure This page covers the work on transposing GTR No. 15 (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Emissions Test Procedure-WLTP) into the form of a UN type-approval regulation as used under the 1958 Agreement. WLTP (UNR) Light Vehicle Emissions Type Approval Test Procedure WP.29 Regulatory Project Light Vehicle Emissions Type Approval Test Procedure
40. Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Device Durability Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Device Durability GTR program under WLTP to develop global test procedures to assess the durability of anti-pollution devices of vehicles equipped with positive ignition or compression-ignition engines. WLTP Durability Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Device Durability WP.29 Regulatory Project Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Device Durability