The new version of UN ECE Regulation 118.02 requires newly registered buses since summer 2020 to have additional fire test certificates for materials in the interior, engine compartment, and separate heater compartments. Having the greatest possible safety is a core value for Daimler Buses and compliance with the statutory requirements a self-evident duty. Therefore all materials now used in the interior of our buses are being tested, and where necessary respecified.
The modifications undertaken for plastics are not noticeable to the eye or touch. As part of qualification in accordance with UN ECE Regulation 118.02 the collection of our seat cover materials is also being changed. The only restriction will be in the variety of colour shades and patterns (designs) available. The quality requirements of Daimler Buses for the textiles of the seat materials in its collection will remain at the existing high level.