Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 127
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Proposal from the Bumper Test Area Task Force to revise the procedure for determining the bumper test area under the pedestrian safety regulation. This proposal corrects shortcomings in the current definitions which could lead to a narrower test area than intended (leading to less effective pedestrian protection). This proposal does not take into account potentially harmful hard structures such as bumper beams that may lie behind the outer contour or front fascia extending beyond the defined bumper corners as consensus within the task force could not be reached. Presented as a Supplement, the proposal includes a September 2017 transition date in case GRSP determines that the changes should be put into a new series of amendments rather than as a supplement.

Reference Number: GRSP/2014/31
Date: 27 November 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRSP-55-41 | Proposal for Amendment [x] to global technical regulation No. 9
GRSP-56-40 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 127
GRSP-56-41 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 127
GRSP/2014/32 | Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 127
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 56 | 9-12 Dec 2014

32. Referring to the decision held under agenda item 3(a) (see paragraphs 8. and 9.), GRSP endorsed in principle GRSP-56-41 (superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/31, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2014/32 and GRSP-56-40), introducing the new bumper test method and the definition of bumper beam. GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2015 session to define proper transitional provisions and decide whether to adopt the proposal either as a new series of amendments or as a supplement. Finally, the secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-56-41 with an official symbol at the next session of GRSP.