French legislation on the definition of "urban shuttles" (French language only)
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“Arrêté du 6 mai 2019 définissant les conditions d’homologation, d’exploitation et de circulation des navettes urbaines”

Reference Number: GRSG-117-10
Origin: France
Date: 3 October 2019
Meeting(s):
GRSG-117
Related Documents:
GRSG-117-07 | Status of the French legislation on shuttles
Discussion(s):
Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019

10. The expert from France introduced GRSG-117-07 on national legislation for autonomous urban shuttles with a capacity for transport of nine to sixteen passengers both in seated and standing positions. He highlighted that this national legislation was based on principles of UN Regulation No. 107 for vehicles of categories M2 and M3 Class A with several derogations related inter alia to the minimum number of seats or the width of the service door. He further highlighted the need for amendments related to braking systems, steering controls and stability evaluations in case of autonomous operations. He informed GRSG that test procedures were based on UN Regulations Nos. 151 and [152] as well as on European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP) protocols. Additional elements such as process audit, cyber security and connectivity had been added to the national approval requirements. GRSG showed high interest in these latest developments and engaged in a discussion on various related topics such as the need for a new vehicle category, monitoring of operations by a control centre or the need of Data Storage Systems for Automated Driving (DSSAD). GRSG acknowledged the high importance of the new technology of autonomous shuttles and decided to keep this item on its agenda for the next meeting.