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ECE Automated Lane Keeping Systems Regulation extended

The scope of the UN ECE Regulation 157 for Automated Lane Keeping Systems was extended

The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) has adopted an amendment to a United Nations Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) that lays down the technical requirements for their use in heavy vehicles including trucks, buses and coaches.

This amendment marks the first binding international regulation for the introduction of so-called “level 3” vehicle automation in heavy vehicles on the roads.

UN Regulation No. 157 was adopted by the World Forum in June 2020 and in force since January 2021 already applies to passenger cars and vans. Thanks to the extension of the regulation’s scope by an amendment adopted this week in Geneva, the same stringent safety requirements will apply to all vehicle categories.

The amendment is expected to enter into force in June 2022 in the 54 Contracting Countries to the 1958 Agreement, which already apply UN Regulation 157.

Source: UN regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) extended to trucks, buses and coaches | UNECE

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