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

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a proposal by Poland (GRSG-114-05) to align the provisions of Annexes 3 and 11 of UN Regulation No. 107.

GRSG also agreed to revisit a proposal tabled by Italy (GRSG-114-16) that proposed new provisions for the possible approval of innovative equipment other than a platform to improve the accessibility of people with reduced mobility, particularly on coaches.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 114 | 9-13 Apr 2018

6. GRSG considered in detail GRSG-114-16, tabled by the expert from Italy, that proposed new provisions for the possible approval of innovative equipment other than a platform to improve the accessibility of people with reduced mobility, particularly on coaches. The expert from the United Kingdom expressed concerns about coaches equipped with such optional equipment. He explained that these vehicles could not be type approved as they would not fulfil the full accessibility requirements of the Regulation e.g. the access of wheelchair users. The expert from Finland supported the position and underlined that such lifts cannot be considered as equivalent equipment to a platform, as the wheelchair user would have to vacate the wheelchair. The expert from Germany underlined that there is no need to type-approve such optional equipment, which could be retrofitted to different types of vehicles. Finally, GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in October 2018 and to keep GRSG-114-16 on the agenda as a reference document.

Documentation
GRSG-114-05 | UN R107: Draft proposals for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments and for Supplement 7 to the 05 series of amendments (Poland)
GRSG-114-16 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments (Italy)
GRSG-115-04 | Front section collision protection on buses (Norway)
GRSG-115-15 | UN R107: Proposal for a Supplement to the 08 series of amendments (OICA)
GRSG-115-26 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments (Italy)
GRSG-115-41 | UN R107: Draft proposal for a correction in several supplements and series of amendments (OICA)
GRSG/2007/33 | Proposal for a new regulation for vehicles of category M3 with regard to the protection of the driver and crew member(s) seated alongside the driver in the case of a frontal collision