Document GRSP/2017/40
Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 95
Status: Superseded
Submitted by Germany

Proposal to clarify the conditions where a door is deemed to be open under UN R95. Technical Services have interpreted the definition of “open” under paragraph 5.3.1. differently, resulting in divergent outcomes. The proposed definitions are taken from UN Regulation No. 135 Revision 1.

Discussions and Outcomes
176th WP.29 session (12-16 Nov 2018)
WP.29/2018/133
This proposal (WP.29/2018/133) was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-five Contracting Parties out of the 41 applying UN R95 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-five voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
63rd GRSP session (14-18 May 2018)
GRSP-63-07/Rev.1

27. GRSP resumed discussion on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/40 aimed at defining the conditions of door openings after the test collision. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-63-07-Rev.1 to improve feasibility of the test proposed by ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/40, with a reduced applied force to the door. Finally, GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/40 as amended by Annex VIII to the session report. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal as draft Supplement 7 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 95, for consideration and vote at the November 2018 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1.

62nd GRSP session (12-15 Dec 2017)

26. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/40 aimed at defining the conditions of door opening after test collision. The expert from OICA expressed concerns on the interpretation of results and underlined the need of a reasonable and repeatable test procedure. The expert from Italy endorsed in principle the proposal. However, he requested more depth to avoid misinterpretations. The expert from Germany clarified that the test procedure was already described in the test protocol of Euro NCAP. However, he suggested that the matter be dealt with in cooperation with the expert from OICA to devise a repeatable test. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2018 session on the basis of a revised proposal.

61st GRSP session (8-12 May 2017)
GRSP-61-21

56. The expert from Germany introduced GRSP-61-21 which aimed at defining the conditions of “door open after the test collision”. The proposal received a general study reservation from GRSP experts especially on the proposed traction force limit applied to the outer side of the door. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this subject at its December 2017 session on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from Germany. In the mean time, it was agreed to keep GRSP-61-21 as a reference on the agenda of the next session.