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GLONASS Union headed a working group to develop UN Rules

GLONASS Union Deputy Head of ERA-GLONASS Project Development Eugene Meilikhov was appointed a chairman of the Russian Working Group on the Rules of the United Nations regarding requirements for vehicles equipped by accident emergency response systems. The corresponding order was signed by Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

Russian working group as a part of the working group of the World Forum WP.29 AECS is developing a project on official UN Rules regulating requirements for call emergency service devices and the requirements for the equipment of vehicles. Meetings of the working group AECS are attended by representatives GLONASS Union, FSUE "NAMI", JSC "NIIAT", The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the world's largest automakers, European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), TÜV Rheinland and other experts.

Appointment of a GLONASS Union representative a chairman of the Russian Working Group as a part of AECS on the Rules of the United Nations is the accepting of competences of the Partnership and the significant contribution made by its experts in the process of establishing unified requirements for emergency call devices. The Russian system ERA-GLONASS is the world's first state system of emergency response that was commissioned. As part of its creation GLONASS Union developed a large amount of standards and regulations. Today, Russian specialists are the driving force behind the creation of unified UN rules, and the working group AECS is based primarily on the experience gained in our country.

Another meeting of the working group AECS was held on March 31st – April 2nd 2015 in Rüsselsheim (Germany). During the meeting the representatives of Germany, Russia and the TRL presented their vision of testing methods for emergency call devices at the component level and as parts of vehicles, and demonstrated the results of research. The working group agreed on a range of applications requirements and test methods for keeping of functionality of emergency services call systems in conditions of heavy road accidents that are not simulated during the regulatory crash tests.

The draft of Regulations developed by the working group AECS will be presented at the 109 UN Session of Working Group on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) of WP.29 in October 2015 for further consideration.