This agenda item relates to UN R107 Coach and Bus Construction.

5. The expert from the Russian Federation lifted the reservation on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/70, submitted to the November 2014 sessions of WP.29 and of the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1). GRSG confirmed the adoption of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/70 as well as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/77 (this latter document will be submitted to the March 2015 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1), without amendments. The expert from OICA withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/31. GRSG agreed to withdraw ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/76 from the agenda of the WP.29 session in November 2014. (see WP.29-164-05).

6. The expert from Sweden gave a presentation (GRSG-107-32) justifying the amendments list in GRSG-107-25 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/6 on the subject of introducing fire suppression systems for buses and coaches. GRSG noted GRSG-107-13, tabled by the expert from Germany, proposing to limit the mandatory fitting of fire suppression systems to buses of category M3, Class III only. The expert from the Netherlands expressed concerns on safety and fire risks of all categories of buses and coaches using Natural Gas (NG) and/or hydrogen in their propulsion system. Thus he introduced GRSG-107-33 to complement the proposal from Sweden and cover all categories of NG and/or Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The experts from France, Poland, Russian Federation, Switzerland and Turkey also preferred to cover all Classes while the experts from Italy and the Czech Republic endorsed the proposal from Germany. The expert from EC noted that the proposal would imply relevant costs for the industry and that this aspect should be further explored. The expert from OICA argued that the proposal from Sweden was outside the scope of UN Regulation No. 107 and listed a series of concerns in GRSG-107-14 proposing, amongst others, the optional installation of the fire suppression system. Finally, GRSG agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its May 2015 session and invited interested experts to send their comments to the expert from Sweden in due time to allow him to submit a revised official proposal, taking into account the possibility of a new specialized regulation.

7. GRSG considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/22, tabled by the expert from EC, to align Annex 11 of the UN Regulation with Regulation (EU) 1230/2012. The expert from Hungary introduced GRSG-107-04 (for information only) arguing that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/22 did not correctly addressing the issue of volume and location of the masses. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-107-19, amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/22. Finally, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/22 as amended below. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions, as draft Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments and as Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to the UN Regulation.

Annex 11,
Paragraph 3.2.3.2.1.,
amend to read:

“3.2.3.2.1.The vehicle in running order …

B (kg), declared by the manufacturer, shall have a numeric value not less than 100 x V.
V is the total volume of baggage compartments in m3 including exterior racks, ski-boxes and baggage compartments, that are attached to the outside of the vehicle.
BX, declared by the manufacturer, shall have a numeric value not less than 75 kg/m2
…”

Documentation
GRSG-107-04 | Comments on the proposed amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Hungary)
GRSG-107-05 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Hungary)
GRSG-107-13 | Proposal for amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (Germany)
GRSG-107-14 | Amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
GRSG-107-19 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
GRSG-107-25 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Sweden)
GRSG-107-32 | Fire suppression systems (Sweden)
GRSG-107-33 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Netherlands)
GRSG/2014/6 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 107 (Sweden)
GRSG/2014/22 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (EC)
GRSG/2014/31 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 (OICA)
WP.29-164-05 | Withdrawal by GRSG of document WP.29/2014/76
WP.29/2014/70 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107
WP.29/2014/76 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107
WP.29/2014/77 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107