Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16
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Proposal from the European Association of Automobile Suppliers (CLEPA) to amend requirements on emergency locking retractors to increase the strap sensitivity to a range of up to 3.0g to allow the installation of belt systems less likely to lock up when pulling out the strap while buckling up.

Reference Number: GRSP/2012/20
Origin: CLEPA
Date: 25 September 2012
Meeting(s):
GRSP-52
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
WP.29/2013/43 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 16
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 52 | 11-14 Dec 2012

22. The expert from CLEPA introduced a revised proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/20) proposing to increase the strap acceleration to 3 g to prevent the locking phenomena during the buckling up of the safety-belts. GRSP finally adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/20, including a correction to Annex 13 to the UN Regulation, as reproduced by Annex IV to this report. The secretariat was requested to submit ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/20 as amended to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their June 2013 sessions as draft Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 16.

23. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-52-06 proposing an update of the air-bag labelling provisions into UN Regulation No. 16. The proposal received some comments such as those by the expert from Sweden (GRSP-52-14) proposing to align UN Regulation No. 16 completely with the provisions recently introduced into UN Regulation No. 94 (frontal collision) on this subject. Other experts suggested coming back to the preceding proposal (GRSP-51-14) referring to the paragraph numbers of UN Regulation No. 94 instead. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2013 session.

24. The expert from EC introduced GRSP-52-26, aimed at aligning the French version of paragraph 7.6.2.2. to the English one. GRSP adopted GRSP-52-26 as reproduced in Annex IV to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their June 2013 sessions as draft Corrigendum 1 to Revision 7 to the UN Regulation.

25. GRSP noted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2012/25, aimed at simplifying transitional provisions to the UN Regulation. However, GRSP preferred to defer discussion on this subject at its further session, awaiting further comments and the outcome of the activities of the WP.29 informal working group on the International World Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA).