Setting up an effective global regulatory framework is one of the vital pre-conditions for successful developments and market introduction. The 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic needs to be amended to allow automated driving. CLEPA welcomes the decision of the UN Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP1) taken in March 2014 and hopes national traffic laws will soon be amended accordingly. The necessity of further legislative amendments should be assessed to allow full implementation of automated driving systems in particular with respect to driver attention.
In parallel, the technical prescriptions of some UN Regulations under the 1958 Agreement also need some adaptations. In particular UN Regulations on steering, braking and lighting and light signaling need to be analysed, and CLEPA will prepare, with the industry stakeholders, the relevant draft amendments.