In the next DVN workshop in Tokyo, a major part will be devoted to the Regulatory Session consisting of several lectures followed by a round table. We are already receiving confirmation of the participation from invited experts of regulatory administrations and industry including GTB President Geoff Draper, GRE Chairman Michel Loccufier, and the co-chairs of the GTB Strategy Working Group Audi’s Wolfgang Huhn, Renault-Nissan’s Paul-Henri Matha, and Varroc’s Rainer Neumann.
As most of you will be aware, two regulatory challenges are coming and these will be discussed at the Round Table:
– Simplification of lighting regulations.
In this newsletter you will find a report of the 22nd session of the GRE Informal Group on Simplification of Lighting Regulations which was held in China two weeks ago with the participation of 27 experts.
This report emphasises the aim to synchronise the UN Stage2 simplification with the Chinese simplification of their GB standards, that is already in progress.
Stage 2, delivering technology neutral / performance based requirements, will provide the perfect foundation for the creation of global technical requirements that could be drafted under the terms of the UN 1998 agreement to produce Global Technical Regulations (GTR’s).
– Developing amendments to the new simplified regulations in relation with semi/autonomous vehicles
Work has started and independent studies contracted to universities with funding by GTB and other organisations are underway. GTB and its working groups are following these studies that include projection of information on the road surface (marks, luminance, colour) and necessary signals for autonomous vehicles (indication intensity, dimension, colour), informing the other road users of the intended actions of the vehicle whilst avoiding glare and confusion.
As Geoff Draper states: “The lighting family’s once-in-a lifetime opportunity remains “on track, thanks to the hard work of the dedicated experts from our global lighting community and the excellent support of the key regulators.
Let’s keep up the good work; it is for everyone’s benefit!”