Session 117 | Geneva | 8-11 Oct 2019
2. (a) UN Regulation No. 107 (M2 and M3 vehicles)

GRSG is expected to consider a proposal by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to specify the position of escape hatches on M2 buses of Class B stemming from the transition from the 05 and 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 107 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/30).

GRSG-117-54 | UN R107: Proposal for amendments document GRSG/2019/30 Revised proposal to allow an alternative positioning and spacing of escape hatches on buses of Classes A and B to address limitations for shorter vehicles.
GRSG/2019/30 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplements to the 06 series, 07 series and 08 series of amendments For escape hatches on buses of Classes A and B, proposal to allow a maximum length of 1600 mm equally spaced to cover the shortest vehicles, so the allowed space should be the maximum of either the third of the length or 1600 mm. This proposal will not affect the positioning requirements for any mid-sized and larger buses.

GRSG may wish to be informed by GRSP on the establishement of a new IWG on “Securing of Children in buses and coaches” in order to develop a UN Regulation under the 1958 Agreement.

GRSG may also wish to consider a proposal by IWG on BMFE to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 107, if available.

GRSG-117-08 | Behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in the case of a Fire Event Presentation on the status of the informal working group on bus management of fire events (BMFE).

GRSG agreed to resume consideration of a request by Norway (GRSG-115-04) on the need to enhance the protection and integrity of the compartment of the driver and any crew member of buses and coaches in case of a frontal collision. GRSG agreed to the need and all governmental experts were invited to investigate their national/regional statistical data for such accidents. GRSG is expected to have an exchange of views on the collected data, if available.

GRSG-115-04 | Front section collision protection on buses Discussion paper proposing an effort to develop safety requirements for the protection of the driver and tourist guide situation at the front of motor coaches.

GRSG agreed to have a final review of documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/99, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/100 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/101 which will be considered by WP.29 and the Administrative Committee AC.1 of the 1958 Agreement at the November 2019 session.

WP.29/2019/99 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.
WP.29/2019/100 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 07 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.
WP.29/2019/101 | UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 08 series of amendments Proposal to lower the minimum mass requirement for an articulated vehicle of Class I having four or more axles of which two are steering axles.

GRSG agreed to prioritize the consideration of specifications on autonomous shuttles with a view of reviewing the applicability of existing requirements or creating a new categories of these vehicles. GRSG is expected to receive a presentation by the expert from France on the status of the French legislation on this subject.

GRSG-117-07 | Status of the French legislation on shuttles Presentation on new national legislation that defines a new vehicle category, "urban shuttle". The legislation skirts the current M category definitions by defining an urban shuttle as having a total capacity to carry between nine and 16 passengers plus a driver with seating for 4-5 passengers. As such, France intends to propose national type approvals for such vehicles with a view to address driverless versions in future legislation.
GRSG-117-10 | French legislation on the definition of "urban shuttles" (French language only) "Arrêté du 6 mai 2019 définissant les conditions d’homologation, d’exploitation et de circulation des navettes urbaines"
GRSG-117-03 | UN R107: Proposal for amendments Proposal to require measure(s) to prevent a bus or coach from moving while a lift or ramp is not in its stowed position.
2. (b) UN Regulation No. 118 (Burning behaviour of materials)

GRSG may wish to consider a proposal by IWG on BMFE to amend the provisions of UN Regulation No. 118, if available.

GRSG-117-08 | Behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in the case of a Fire Event Presentation on the status of the informal working group on bus management of fire events (BMFE).
GRSG-117-08
Behaviour of M2 & M3 vehicles in the case of a Fire Event (France)
05 Oct 2019 Working Party Informal Documents Construction of Coaches and Buses Coach and Bus Construction Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction Burning Behavior of Interior Materials Material Burning Behavior Uniform Technical Prescriptions Concerning the Burning Behaviour of Materials Used in the Interior Construction of Certain Categories of Motor Vehicles Presentation on the status of the informal working group on bus management of fire events (BMFE). GRSG-117-0008