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Related Meetings : Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 50
Documentation Discussion/Report
GRSP-50-05/Rev.1
GRSP-50-17
GRSP-50-23
GRSP/2011/22

18. GRSP noted GRSP-50-05-Rev.1, tabled by the experts from Belgium and Germany to solve errors in the current text of the Regulation concerning the anchorage angles (α1 and α2) and the seating reference point (R-point). GRSP noted that the proposal had design implication and agreed to continue discussion at its May 2012 session. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-50-05-Rev.1 with an official symbol.

19. The expert from Spain introduced a proposal (GRSP-50-17) to allow the installation of safety-belt anchorages whose effective upper anchorage point is changing to fit smaller occupants such as children transported on buses and coaches. The expert from Germany argued that such systems were already present on the market and some of these were introducing risks for occupants by assuming a dangerous configuration (GRSP-50-23). GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its May 2012 session, on the basis of a revised proposal jointly prepared by the experts from Germany, Netherlands and Spain. GRSP also agreed to keep GRSP-50-23 as a reference on the agenda of its next session.

20. The expert from France, Chair of the informal working group on Child Restraints Systems (CRS), introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/22 prepared by his group to align UN Regulation No. 14 with the provisions of draft Regulation on child restraint systems (CRS). GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/22, not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their June 2012 sessions for the time being as draft [Supplement 4 to the 07 series of amendments]. GRSP also agreed to recommend its adoption to WP.29 and AC.1 as a full package with the draft UN Regulation on CRS (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/21) and the corresponding amendment to UN Regulation No. 16 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/23).

21. The expert from the Netherlands introduced GRSP-50-02 in order to provide an installation procedure for CRS that takes into account the position of the seat in front of that to be tested. The expert from OICA raised a study reservation on the proposal. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume consideration on this matter at its May 2012 session on the basis of a revised proposal jointly prepared by the experts from the Netherlands and OICA.

22. The expert from Spain introduced GRSP-50-15, to allow the installation of universal ISOFIX rearward facing child restraint systems as defined in UN Regulation No. 44. GRSP did not support GRSP-50-15 because of conflicts with the text of the draft UN Regulation on CRS and agreed to remove this matter from the agenda of its May 2012 session.

23. The Chair of the informal working group on CRS, introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/23 prepared by his group to match the provisions of UN Regulation No. 16 with those of draft UN Regulation on CRS. GRSP adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2011/23, not amended. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration and vote at their June 2012 sessions for the time being as draft [Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments] making the same recommendation for its adoption by WP.29 and AC.1 as per UN Regulation No. 14 (see para. 20).

35. GRSP concluded the discussion on this matter under agenda item 9 (see paragraph 19 above).