Clarification of test methods for active devices in pedestrian protection
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Request for clarification of test procedures for active pedestrian protection devices (such as active hood, pedestrian airbag).

Reference Number: GRSP-56-21
Origin: Korea
Date: 5 December 2014
Related Documents:
GRSP-58-31 | Proposal for the amendments to Global Technical Regulation No. 9
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 56 | 9-12 Dec 2014

7. Referring to his presentation (GRSP-56-21) given during the December 2014 session of GRSP, the expert from the Republic of Korea reiterated the issue of the lack of provisions concerning tests of active devices to further improve vehicle performances. The expert from OICA informed GRSP that recommendations and guidelines addressing technical services for testing active safety bonnets was provided by a paper (INF GR/PS/141 Rev.1) of the former IWG.

8. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this topic at its December 2015 session and invited the experts of Korea and OICA to continue their exchange of views on a possible draft amendment to the UN GTR and on a draft request for authorization by AC.3 to develop it. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek the endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 to their June 2015 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2016.

10. Finally, the expert from the Republic of Korea introduced GRSP-56-21 for information only. He explained that pedestrian safety was a relevant road safety issue in his country, causing more than 2000 casualties each year and stated the availability of his delegation to prepare proposals concerning tests of active devices to further improve vehicle performances.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 57 | 18-22 May 2015

7. Referring to his presentation (GRSP-56-21) given during the December 2014 session of GRSP, the expert from the Republic of Korea reiterated the issue of the lack of provisions concerning tests of active devices to further improve vehicle performances. The expert from OICA informed GRSP that recommendations and guidelines addressing technical services for testing active safety bonnets was provided by a paper (INF GR/PS/141 Rev.1) of the former IWG.

8. GRSP agreed to resume discussion on this topic at its December 2015 session and invited the experts of Korea and OICA to continue their exchange of views on a possible draft amendment to the UN GTR and on a draft request for authorization by AC.3 to develop it. Finally, GRSP agreed to seek the endorsement of WP.29 and AC.3 to their June 2015 sessions to extend the mandate of the IWG until December 2016.

10. Finally, the expert from the Republic of Korea introduced GRSP-56-21 for information only. He explained that pedestrian safety was a relevant road safety issue in his country, causing more than 2000 casualties each year and stated the availability of his delegation to prepare proposals concerning tests of active devices to further improve vehicle performances.