As in almost all cybersecurity-related standards and regulations for the automotive industry, UN Regulation No. 156 also sets a strict timeline: All newly produced cars must comply with the regulation by July 2024 at the latest. Newly launched vehicle types must even ensure compliance with the regulation by July 2022.
The European Union has already adapted UN R156 into applicable law, meaning that the respective requirements are legally binding in the EU. In this context, there is the question of what is the situation with the United States and China, which are not UNECE member states? If car manufacturers from these countries want to sell their cars in UNECE member states, they must adopt at least equivalent principles to UN R156 and demonstrate compliance.
Thus, there is a significant pressure on the automotive value chain to act in order to correctly set the course for the newly defined requirements for software updates, the software update management system and over-the-air updates in practice.