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UN Regulation No. 107
Construction of Coaches and Buses

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction

UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

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UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

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23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 | Depositary notifications issued for WP.29 proposals adopted last November: Entry into force from 22 June 2017 Uniform Provisions Concerncing the Approval of Front and Rear Position (Side) Lamps, Stop-Lamps and End-Outline Marker Lamps for Motor Vehicles (Except Motor Cycles)and their Trailers Position, stop and end-outline lamps Position, Stop and End-outline Lamps UN Regulation No. 7 UN R7, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Safety-belts, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems for Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles II. Vehicles Equipped with Safety-belts, Safety-belt Reminders, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Safety belt systems Safety belts and related systems UN Regulation No. 16 UN R16, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Filament Lamps for Use in Approved Lamp Units of Power-driven Vehicles and of their Trailers UNECE R37 specifies technical and administrative requirements for the approval of a wide range of filament lamps (shown in Annex 1 of the regulation) that are intended for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and of their trailers. Filament Lamps Filament Lamps UN Regulation No. 37 UN R37, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles ("Child Restraint System") Child Restraint Systems Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 44 UN R44, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Headlamp Cleaners and of Power-driven Vehicles with regard to Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners UN Regulation No. 45 UN R45, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Devices for Indirect Vision and of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Installation of these Devices Indirect Vision Indirect Vision Devices UN Regulation No. 46 UN R46, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Regulation No. 48 establishes minimum requirements for lighting equipment towards ensuring satisfactory levels of traffic safety, including such areas as adequate forward illumination, limits on headlamp glare, luminosity of signalling lamps, etc. The regulations considers the installation and functioning of lighting equipment as a whole to ensure compatible performance across all types of equipment and devices (headlamps, signalling lamps, markers lamps, etc.). Installation of Lighting Installation of Lighting and Lighting-Signalling Equipment UN Regulation No. 48 UN R48, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category L3 Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Motorcycle Lighting Installation of Motorcycle Lighting UN Regulation No. 53 UN R53, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Seats of Large Passenger Vehicles and of these Vehicles with regard to the Strength of the Seats and their Anchorages Coach Seat Strength Seat Strength and Seat Anchorages for Large Passenger Vehicles UN Regulation No. 80 UN R80, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Emission of Pollutants According to Engine Fuel Requirements Together with R49, Regulation 83 addresses vehicle emissions. 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UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

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23 Dec 2015 23 Dec 2015 | Depositary notifications issued for UN Regulations Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions The 1958 Agreement regulates the functioning of the international system for the recognition of type approvals under UN Regulations. The Agreement specifies how regulations are to be established and how the system operates whereby an approval under a given regulation accorded by one country can be accepted by all other countries applying that regulation. The program to establish an international system for whole vehicles (as opposed to the current focus on individual vehicle components and systems) includes an important restructuring of the 1958 Agreement. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement enters into force on 14 September 2017. 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement United Nations Agreement 1958 Agreement, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Protection of the Driver Against the Steering Mechanism in the Event of Impact Steering Mechanism Steering Mechanism Impact Protection UN Regulation No. 12 UN R12, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to their External Projections External Projections External Projections of Vehicles UN Regulation No. 26 UN R26, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Speedometer Equipment Including its Installation Speedometer Equipment Speedometer Equipment UN Regulation No. 39 UN R39, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles ("Child Restraint System") Child Restraint Systems Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 44 UN R44, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Devices for Indirect Vision and of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Installation of these Devices Indirect Vision Indirect Vision Devices UN Regulation No. 46 UN R46, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. 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UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

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26 Nov 2015 26 Nov 2015 | Revisions to the 05 and 06 series of UN R107 posted Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction

UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

Coach and Bus Construction Construction of Coaches and Buses UN Regulation No. 107 UN R107
5 Nov 2015 5 Nov 2015 | Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 107 binding Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction

UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

Coach and Bus Construction Construction of Coaches and Buses UN Regulation No. 107 UN R107
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17 Feb 2020
UN R107: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments | WP.29/2020/12
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Draft agenda for the 8th BMFE informal group session | BMFE-08-01
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