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Three important UN vehicle regulations enter into force

United Nations Secretary General notified that three landmark UN vehicle regulations entered into force on 22 January 2021.

The regulations in question are UN Regulation No. 155 on Cyber Security and Cyber Security Management Systems, UN Regulation No. 156 on Software Updates and Software Updates Management Systems and UN Regulation No. 157 on the type approval of Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). 

UN Regulation No. 155 is the first international regulation governing vehicles’ cybersecurity. It introduces, among others, audit-related provisions that allow the assessment of the robustness of the cybersecurity measures implemented by manufacturers and the way manufacturers and their suppliers can mitigate cybersecurity-related risks.  Some countries and regions (such as Japan, South Korea, and the European Union) have already announced that they would implement this Regulation and make it compulsory. 

UN Regulation No. 156 is the first international regulation governing vehicles’ Over the air (OTA) software updates.  

Similarly, UN Regulation No. 157 is the first international regulation governing the introduction of so-called “level 3” systems with a limited use case on motorways, and especially traffic jam situations. 

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