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Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles - Introduction

Recent deliveries

September 2021

  • Reviewed the document from the secretariat (requested in May 2021) on AI and Vehicle Regulations
  • Adopted amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 79, 90, 152 and 157 
  • Progressed on an amendment to UN GTR No. 8 (ESC)

July 2021 - Workshop on the implementation of UN Regulation No. 155 - exchange of views

May 2021 - special session

  • Remote Control Parking extended to systems other than Hand held devices
  • Finalization of Risk Mitigation Function requirements
  • ALKS scope extension including N2/M2/N3/M3

February 2021

  • Finalization of the New Assessment / Test Method - Master Document
  • Adoption of the ToRs for the IWG on AEBS (heavy vehicles) and the Task Force on ADAS 

December 2020 - special session

  • Finalization of the Car-2-Bicycle AEB requirements

September 2020 - adoption of the

  • Endurance braking performance requirements for BEV
  • Modular Vehicle Combination requirements
  • Adoption of the interpretation documents for UN Regulations Nos. 155 and 156

March 2020 - special session

  • Adoption of a draft UN Regulation on Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management System
  • Adoption of a draft UN Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) 

February 2020

  • Adoption of a draft UN Regulation on Software Update and Software Updates Management System

First outcome, in January 2019:

  • Adoption of a new UN Regulation on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (Car-2-Car, Car-2-Pedestrian)

GRVA Programme Of Work

  • Safety and security of Automated Driving Systems and connected vehicles:
    (See the Framework Document on Automated Vehicles in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/34 as revised)
    • Functional Requirements for Automated Vehicles ("FRAV")
    • Validation Method for Automated Driving ("VMAD")
    • Cyber security (and software updates)
    • Event Data Recorder / Data Storage System for Automated Driving 
  • ALKS (UN R157)
  • ADAS:
    • Remote control manoeuvring, remote control parking, risk mitigation function, 
    • Automatically commanded steering systems
  • Dynamics (Steering, Braking etc.):
    • Advance Emergency Braking Systems (UN R130 and UN R152)
    • Anti-lock Braking System for motocycles (UN GTR 3, UN R78)
    • Electronic Stability Control (UN GTR 8, UN R140)
    • Replacement brake parts (UN R90)


At its February 2018 session, the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) acknowledged the importance of WP.29 activities related to automated, autonomous and connected vehicles and requested WP.29 to consider establishing a dedicated subsidiary Working Party (Groupe de Rapporteurs - GR).
Following this request, WP.29, at its June 2018 session, decided to convert the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) into a new Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA).