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UN R22: Proposal for the 06 series of amendments
Document WP.29/2020/60
7 April 2020

Consolidated update of UN R22 from the informal working group on protective helmets, including:

  • Reference headforms (shape, dimensions)
  • Oblique impact test method of measuring rotational acceleration
  • Product of the spectral distribution of radiation of the signal light and standard illuminant D65
  • High speed particle test for visors, and
  • Test for photochromic, liquid crystal visors.

Status: Adopted
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Previous Documents, Discussions, and Outcomes
8. | UN Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)

13. The expert from Israel, explaining the point of view of the “motorcycle helmet communication”, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/19 through a presentation (GRSP-68-15), proposing a temporary solution to the 06 series of amendments to the UN Regulation. He also proposed at the same time a revised definition of accessories allowed to be fitted in type approved helmets. He clarified that this temporary solution should be followed by a new proposal delivered by the IWG and asked that IWG consider some examples for communication accessories requirements as well as for helmets in his presentation. The expert from Sweden introduced GRSP-68-09, amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2020/19. She expressed concerns that the issue was affecting the validity of type approval originally granted and she questioned who would bear this responsibility. The expert from the Netherland argued that the Israeli proposal was not acceptable because it was opened to any kind of accessories to be implemented on the helmet. The expert from Republic of Korea supported the proposal tabled by the expert from Israel. The expert from Germany stated that the proposal was a good basis to start discussion, but it was premature to draw specific conclusions. He explained that current requirements of the UN Regulation were aimed at limiting the use of aftermarket products, whose liability was not in the purview of helmet manufacturers. He suggested that GRSP experts engage in their discussions stakeholders from the helmet aftermarket industry (e.g: camera industry). The expert from Spain clarified that accessories should be intended to integrate the securing functionalities of the helmet (e.g.: tear-off films of inner visors, electronic devices and their support. The expert from Italy clarified that the IWG activities were suspended due to the lack of research results that would allow Phase 2 of the UN Regulation to begin and that this issue was not included in the scope of the IWG. Therefore, GRSP agreed to establish an ad hoc group of interested experts to discuss and devise at the earliest convenience a solution on this issue. The experts from France, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Germany, Spain and from the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) stated their availability to participate to the activities of the ad-hoc group. GRSP, also agreed to resume discussion on this agenda item on the basis of the outcome of the ad-hoc group.

4.6.11. | Proposal for the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)
10. | UN Regulation No. 22 (Protective helmets)

22. The expert from Italy, Chair of IWG on Protective Helmets (IWG-PH), informed GRSP about the final outcome of the group. He introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/25, as amended by GRSP-66-21, in a presentation (GRSP-66-22). He explained that IWG had examined and, in principle, had reached consensus on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/25 and on its amendments GRSP-66-21. He reiterated the statement that the proposal would be further developed by IWG, according to the results of ongoing research and that the main goals of the proposal were: (a) rotational acceleration requirements, (b) integration of the standard impact points, © high and low energy impact, (d) mechanical visor tests and (e) new procedure for production qualification tests. The expert from France stated that the it would be advisable to put in place a better system for monitoring the results of oblique shocks to define the future requirements of the 07 series of amendments (Phase 2 of the UN Regulation). He stressed the need of tools and data collection to devise the requirements of the future Phase 2. The expert from the Netherlands supported the suggestion of the expert from France to implement a monitoring system that was integrated into the type approval or certificate document. The expert from Germany argued that the implementation of monitoring into the type approval certificate would be cumbersome to manage.

23. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2019/25, as amended by Annex III to this report, and agreed to establish a task force that would convene in February 2020 to discuss a monitoring solution for future Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments. GRSP requested the secretariat to submit the proposal as draft 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 22, for consideration and vote at the June 2020 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. Finally, GRSP also agreed to: (a) resume discussion on this subject at its May 2020 session on the basis of a proposal submitted by the task force and (b) suspend but not dissolve IWG until new research results were available to start Phase 2 of the UN Regulation.

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