This agenda item relates to UN R129 Enhanced Child Restraints.
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 54 | 17-20 Dec 2013

30. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), introduced the status report of the progress of his group (GRSP-54-35). He also introduced the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/23) and GRSP-54-24 amending it. He explained that the proposal would cover Phase 2 of the UN Regulation, introducing provisions for non-integral CRS (“Universal Booster” or “Specific to vehicle Booster”). The expert from Germany expressed reservation to the proposal to discuss within the IWG the use of the Q10 dummy (proposed by the IWG for monitoring purpose only) for ensuring a safer level for children of different ages and heights. Moreover, he proposed modifying transitional provisions to allow CRS type approvals according to both UN Regulations Nos. 44 and 129. GRSP agreed to refer GRSP-54-36 to the IWG, incorporating all the changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/23 agreed during the session and awaiting a revised official proposal at its May 2014 session. GRSP also considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/21 concerning the configuration of CRS combining a base attached with ISOFIX anchorages to the vehicle and a shell installed on it. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/21 amended (as reproduced in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/33) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the UN Regulation. GRSP also recommended experts to provide, by the May 2014 session, a draft brochure text as part of coordinated information campaign on UN Regulation No. 129.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 55 | 19-23 May 2014

29. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), introduced: (i) the status report of the progress of his group (GRSP-55-34-Rev.1) and (ii) the latest update of the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 that incorporates provisions for booster seats (GRSP-55-08, superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/7). The expert from OICA gave a presentation (GRSP-55-35) on a possible child restraint fixture, covering booster seats for children older than 4 years. GRSP agreed to refer GRSP-55-08 back to the IWG and to resume consideration of this agenda item at its December 2014 session on the basis of an updated proposal submitted by the IWG on ECRS.

Documentation
GRSP-55-08 | Updated proposal of amendments to the draft 01 series of amendment to Regulation No. 129
GRSP-55-34/Rev.1 | UN Regulation No. 129 current and future development
GRSP-55-35 | Child safety with respect to vehicle protection and booster seats - a proposal for a CRF for children > 4yo (OICA and Volvo Group)
GRSP-55-37 | i-Size Pillars (principles supporting new CRS requirements) (CLEPA)
GRSP-55-38 | Q&A on i-size child restraint systems (Britax Römer)
GRSP-55-39 | Child Restraint Systems: A Study on Shield Systems (France)
GRSP/2014/7 | Draft 01 series of amendment to Regulation No. 129 (France)