Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 73 | 15-19 May 2023
Agenda Item 7.
UN Regulation No. 17 (Strength of seats)

21. GRSP resumed discussion on two revised proposals tabled by the expert from Germany. He introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/4 to ensure that only safe head restraints would be fitted on seats in any seating position in all vehicle categories. Then he introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/5 that covers the same provisions of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/4 with additional new requirements in a new series of amendments. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/4 not amended, and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/5 as amended by annex IV to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2023 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. as: (a) draft Supplement 1 to the 10 series of amendments (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/4) and (b) draft 11 Series of Amendments (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2023/5) to UN Regulation No. 17.

22. The expert from Germany also introduced GRSP-73-40, aiming to seek guidance from GRSP experts on the interpretation of the word “any” in relation to the height and the backset position of the head restraint in the UN Regulation. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2023 session and invited its experts to provide feedback to the expert from Germany.

GRSP-73-40 UN R17: Proposal for 10 series of amendments (Germany)
GRSP/2023/4 UN R17: Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 10 Series of Amendments (Germany)
GRSP/2023/5 UN R17: Proposal for the 11 Series of Amendments (Germany)