In response to a GRSP request (ECE/TRANS/WP29/GRSP/53, para. 45) concerning the configuration of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) combining a base attached to the vehicle by ISOFIX anchorages with a shell installed on the base. This shell could also be used without the base and secured by an adult safety belt. This proposal aims at allowing the type approval of this configuration according to UN Regulation No. 129 in its first phase.
30. The expert from France, Chair of the IWG on Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS), introduced the status report of the progress of his group (GRSP-54-35). He also introduced the draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 129 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/23) and GRSP-54-24 amending it. He explained that the proposal would cover Phase 2 of the UN Regulation, introducing provisions for non-integral CRS (“Universal Booster” or “Specific to vehicle Booster”). The expert from Germany expressed reservation to the proposal to discuss within the IWG the use of the Q10 dummy (proposed by the IWG for monitoring purpose only) for ensuring a safer level for children of different ages and heights. Moreover, he proposed modifying transitional provisions to allow CRS type approvals according to both UN Regulations Nos. 44 and 129. GRSP agreed to refer GRSP-54-36 to the IWG, incorporating all the changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/23 agreed during the session and awaiting a revised official proposal at its May 2014 session. GRSP also considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/21 concerning the configuration of CRS combining a base attached with ISOFIX anchorages to the vehicle and a shell installed on it. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/21 amended (as reproduced in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/33) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their March 2014 sessions as draft Supplement 3 to the UN Regulation. GRSP also recommended experts to provide, by the May 2014 session, a draft brochure text as part of coordinated information campaign on UN Regulation No. 129.