This agenda item relates to UN R107 Coach and Bus Construction.
Working Party on General Safety | Session 104 | 15-19 Apr 2013

14. The expert from Belgium introduced GRSG-104-13 amending the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses to update these according to the respective electrical standard EN 50502. GRSG noted general support and a number of concerns. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session on the basis of an official document. The Chair invited all experts to send, in due time, their written comments to the expert from Belgium to allow him to prepare a revised proposal.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 105 | 8-11 Oct 2013

5. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/14 proposing new requirements to prevent accidents in the case of an open engine access panel. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-105-14 improving the text of the proposal. GRSG noted a number of concerns and questioned the need to regulate the issues related to health and safety of maintenance staff. GRSG agreed to resume consideration, if deemed necessary, of a revised proposal by Germany.

8. The expert from Belgium introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2013/16 amending the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses to update these according to the respective electrical standard EN 50502. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-105-13 listing a number of suggestions to improve the proposed text. GRSG noted some comments supporting the proposals. The Chair invited all experts to send, in due time, their written comments to the expert from Belgium to allow him to prepare a revised proposal. GRSG agreed to resume consideration at its next session on the basis of a revised official document.

9. The expert from Germany presented GRSG-105-03 clarifying the requirements for low floor vehicles. GRSG noted general support on the proposal and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-105-03 with an official symbol for further consideration at its next session.

10. The expert from Germany suggested activating automatically the hazard warning lights in case of a detection of a temperature excess in the engine and/or heater compartment (GRSG-105-33). GRSG noted a number of concerns on the use of hazard warning lights specified in the 1968 Vienna Convention. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of the proposal at the next session on the basis of an official symbol.

11. The expert from Hungary proposed simplifying the current provisions of paragraph 7.6.8.2. in Annex 3 of UN Regulation No. 107 (GRSG-105-04-Rev.1). GRSG noted general support and agreed to resume for consideration of the proposal at its next session. Thus, the secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-105-04-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

12. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-105-16 clarifying the current transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 107. GRSG requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-105-16 (including all transitional provisions) with an official symbol for further consideration at the next session.

13. The expert from Sweden gave a presentation (GRSG-105-32) justifying the new test requirements for automatic fire suppression systems in the engine compartment of buses and coaches (GRSG-105-08). GRSG welcomed the proposal and noted general support. Following the discussion, GRSG agreed to have a detailed consideration of the proposal at its next session and requested the secretariat to distribute GRSG-105-08 with an official symbol.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 106 | 5-9 May 2014

9. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-106-19 supplementing his proposal ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/5 to clarify the current transitional provisions of UN Regulation No. 107. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/5, as amended below, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5, 6 and 8 above) of draft Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments and of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107.

Paragraph 10.24., amend to read:

“10.24.Notwithstanding paragraphs 10.22. and 10.23., Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to accept type approvals granted to the preceding series of amendments, which are not affected by the 05 series of amendments.”

Add a new paragraph 10.25., to read:

10.25.Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not refuse to grant extensions of approval for vehicles which are not affected by the 05 series of amendments.

11. The expert from Belgium presented GRSG-106-28 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/19 and amending the safety prescriptions for trolleybuses to update these according to the respective electrical standard EN 50502. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRSG-106-09 listing a number of suggestions to improve the proposed text. GRSG adopted the document, as reproduced in Annex II to this report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as a part (see paras. 5, 6, 8 and 9 above) of draft Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107, subject to a final review by GRSG at its next session in October 2014.

Documentation
GRSG-105-32 | Fire suppression systems in bus and coach engine and heater compartments (STA)
GRSG-106-09 | Comments on proposed new requirements for trolleybuses under Regulation No. 107 (Russia)
GRSG-106-19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
GRSG-106-23 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (Germany)
GRSG-106-25 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (EC)
GRSG-106-28 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107
GRSG-106-28/Rev.1 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107
GRSG/2014/2 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Germany)
GRSG/2014/3 | Proposal for Supplements to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Germany)
GRSG/2014/4 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Hungary)
GRSG/2014/5 | Proposal for Supplements to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
GRSG/2014/6 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Sweden)
GRSG/2014/19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Belgium)