This agenda item relates to UN R16 Safety belt systems.

17. The expert from CLEPA informed GRSP that due the lack of time, no new updated proposals were available to introduce provisions for fixtures that would verify the availability of space to fit universal lateral facing CRS “lie-flat”. The expert from France clarified that ISO was finalizing the discussion on this subject and that when a final standard was available, GRSP would be in the position to propose a harmonized amendment on this subject. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2016 session.

18. The expert from the Netherlands introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/8, intended to better clarify the availability of space for CRS installation. The expert from OICA also introduced a revised proposal of amendments (GRSP-59-20 superseding GRSP-58-15-Rev.1) to simplify information for consumers in the owner’s manual. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/8, as amended by Annex II to this report and GRSP-59-20, as reproduced in Annex II to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit both proposals for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

19. The expert from Japan showed a presentation (GRSP-59-12) to introduce GRSP-59-06-Rev.2 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/2) aimed at introducing provisions on safety-belt reminders (SBRs) in all vehicle seats. The expert from the United Kingdom recognised technological and operational constraints and supported exemptions for certain vehicle categories and seats (e.g. Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, removable seats and suspension seats). He thought that some of these need only be temporary to allow for the development of robust solutions. The expert from Italy highlighted the need for a definition of “suspension seat” missing in the current text of the UN Regulation No. 16 and in GRSP-59-06-Rev.2. Moreover, he questioned the reproducibility of the alternative use of human representing a 5th percentile adult female to test the activation of SBRs.

20. GRSP finally adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/2, as amended by Annex II to this report (GRSP-59-06-Rev.2). The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16. It was agreed that possible changes to transitional provisions (paragraphs 15.4. to 15.10.) could be proposed and submitted as an informal document seven weeks before WP.29 November 2016 to allow consideration by the European Union Council and voting the proposal by AC.1.

21. The experts from Denmark introduced GRSP-59-19-Rev.1 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/12), jointly prepared with the expert from Japan, aimed at revising the table of Annex XVI “Safety-belt installation showing the belt types and retractor types” of the UN Regulation. GRSP adopted the proposal, as reproduced in Annex II to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see para. 18) draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

22. GRSP also considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/15, aimed at clarifying the provisions for dynamic testing of rear seat systems. GRSP adopted the proposal not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal for consideration and vote at the November 2016 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as part of (see paras. 18 and 21) draft Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

23. Finally, GRSP agreed to defer discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/13 to its December 2016 session due to lack of time.

Documentation
GRSP-58-15/Rev.1 | Proposal for an 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (OICA)
GRSP-59-06/Rev.2 | Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (EU, France, Japan, and Korea)
GRSP-59-12 | Report and explanation document of Seat-belt Reminder Task Force (SBR-TF) (Japan)
GRSP-59-19/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Denmark and Japan)
GRSP-59-20 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of Amendments to Regulation No. 16 (OICA)
GRSP/2016/2 | Proposal for the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (EC, France, Japan, and Korea)
GRSP/2016/8 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Netherlands)
GRSP/2016/12 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Denmark)
GRSP/2016/13 | Proposal for 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Australia)
GRSP/2016/15 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16 (CLEPA)