UN R127 : Proposal for 03 series of amendments
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Proposal by the expert from EC on behalf of the Drafting Task Force to align the UN Regulation with the revised General Safety Regulation of the European Union – appropriate transitional provisions, and minor adaptations and clarifications to the existing requirements. This proposal will allow contracting parties to apply an enlarged head impact zone for regulatory compliance testing.

Reference Number: GRSP/2020/9
Origin: EC
Date: 20 February 2020
Meeting(s):
GRSP-67
Proposal Status: Formal GR review
Related Documents:
GRSP-67-11 | UN R127: Comments on the amendment proposal GRSP/2020/9
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 67 | 20-23 Jul 2020

20. The expert from Germany reiterated his proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/18) and referred to agenda item 3(a) (see paragraph 4). The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-68-18 as a counterproposal of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/18, tabled by the expert from Germany. He explained that the proposal was reflecting the latest stage of discussions aimed at clarifying the issue that vehicle height has an influence on the test results of headform and legform tests. He also suggested to encompass this issue with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/9. GRSP recalled that this last proposal was prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force to align the UN Regulation with the revised General Safety Regulation of the European Union that would enlarge the head impact zone to include the windscreen area. The expert from Republic of Korea suggested that the impact test speed ratio should be aligned to that one identified by the IWG-DPPS (see para. 5 above). Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion to the proposals of amendments to the UN Regulation at its May 2021 session.

21. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/9, prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force to align the UN Regulation with the revised General Safety Regulation of the European Union that would enlarge the head impact zone to include the windscreen area, and would introduce adaptations and clarifications to the existing requirements as well as appropriate transitional provisions. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced a presentation (GRSP-67-11), showing test results from simulation and from which, he would propose different test requirements. GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this subject on the basis of a revised text to be prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 68 | 7-11 Dec 2020

20. The expert from Germany reiterated his proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/18) and referred to agenda item 3(a) (see paragraph 4). The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-68-18 as a counterproposal of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/18, tabled by the expert from Germany. He explained that the proposal was reflecting the latest stage of discussions aimed at clarifying the issue that vehicle height has an influence on the test results of headform and legform tests. He also suggested to encompass this issue with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/9. GRSP recalled that this last proposal was prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force to align the UN Regulation with the revised General Safety Regulation of the European Union that would enlarge the head impact zone to include the windscreen area. The expert from Republic of Korea suggested that the impact test speed ratio should be aligned to that one identified by the IWG-DPPS (see para. 5 above). Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion to the proposals of amendments to the UN Regulation at its May 2021 session.

21. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/9, prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force to align the UN Regulation with the revised General Safety Regulation of the European Union that would enlarge the head impact zone to include the windscreen area, and would introduce adaptations and clarifications to the existing requirements as well as appropriate transitional provisions. The expert from the Republic of Korea introduced a presentation (GRSP-67-11), showing test results from simulation and from which, he would propose different test requirements. GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this subject on the basis of a revised text to be prepared by the experts of the Drafting Task Force.