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ADR 10/00 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
A vehicle standard determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 providing requirements for steering columns.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/00 — Steering Column that is: (a) made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and (b) in force at the commencement of this Standard. This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/00 — Steering Column, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 40
Registered 16 Aug 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR17-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate04-Sep-2006

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 10/00 – Steering Column) 2006

I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

Dated               31 July 2006

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

0.           legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

purpose and SCOPE.................................................................................................. 3

APPLICABILITY.............................................................................................................. 3

10.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 4

10.2.      REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................... 5

10.3.      EXEMPTION FROM TEST REQUIREMENTS................................................. 5

10.4.      ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS.......................................................................... 5

 


0.                     legislative provisions

0.1.                  NAME OF STANDARD

0.1.1.               This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 10/00 – Steering Column) 2006.

0.1.2.               This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 10/00 — Steering Column.

0.2.                  COMMENCEMENT

0.2.1.               This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

0.3.                  REPEAL

0.3.1.               This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/00 — Steering Column that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

0.3.2.               This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/00 — Steering Column, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.

purpose and SCOPE

This Australian Design Rule (ADR) is part of the Australian motor vehicle standards system and is a national standard for the purposes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

The function of this Australian Design Rule is to minimise crushing or penetrating injuries to drivers due to the `Steering Column’ as a result of frontal impact.

APPLICABILITY

This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table here under.


 

Vehicle Category

ADR Category Code *

UNECE Category Code *

Manufactured on or After

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

LA

L1

Not Applicable

 

Moped 3 wheels

LB

L2

Not Applicable

 

Motor cycle

LC

L3

Not Applicable

 

Motor cycle and sidecar

LD

L4

Not Applicable

 

Motor tricycle

LE

L5

Not Applicable

 

Passenger car

MA

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

Not Applicable

 

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

Not Applicable

 

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and up to 12 seats

   MD1

 

Not Applicable

 

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and more than 12 seats

   MD2

 

Not Applicable

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD3

 

Not Applicable

 

 

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD4

 

Not Applicable

 

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

Not Applicable

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

Not Applicable

 

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB1

 

Not Applicable

 

 

over 4.5 tonnes up to 12 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB2

 

Not Applicable

 

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

Not Applicable

 

Very light trailer

TA

O1

Not Applicable

 

Light trailer

TB

O2

Not Applicable

 

Medium trailer

TC

O3

Not Applicable

 

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

Not Applicable

 

10.1.                                DEFINITIONS

10.1.0.             Refer to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

10.1.1.                          Steering Column’ - a structural housing that surrounds a 'Steering Shaft’.

10.1.2.                          'Steering Shaft' - a component that transmits steering torque from the steering wheel to the steering gear.


10.2.                                REQUIREMENTS

10.2.1.                          The ‘Steering Column’ assembly including the steering device which is actuated by the driver shall be so constructed that when it is impacted by a body block in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J944 ‘Steering Wheel Assembly Laboratory Test Procedure, December 1965 or J944a - "Steering Control System Passenger Car - Laboratory Test Procedure', November 1968 or other 'Approved’ procedure, the body block, moving at a speed of not less than 6.7 m/s in a direction equivalent to a horizontal longitudinal direction relative to the top of the 'Steering Column’ in the vehicle, shall be brought to rest in such a manner that at no time shall the load exerted on the body block by the ‘Steering Column' assembly including the steering device which is actuated by the driver exceed 11.1 kN.

10.2.2.                          The upper end of the ‘Steering Column’ and the ‘Steering Shaft’ shall not be displaced horizontally 'Rearward' parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle relative to an undisturbed point on the vehicle more than 127 mm, determined by dynamic measurement, in a barrier collision test at 48 km/h minimum conducted in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J850, 'Barrier Collision Tests', February 1963 or other 'Approved' practice.

10.2.3.                          When conducting the barrier collision test, a dummy may be used providing the dummy does not contact the ‘Steering Column’ assembly or steering wheel during the test

10.2.4.                          The speed at the time of impact shall be at least 48 km/h.  If the speed measured is greater than the nominal speed of 48 km/h the measured displacement of the upper end of the 'Steering Column’ and the ‘Steering Shaft’ may be reduced to a value appropriate to the nominal speed by multiplying it by the square of the ratio between the nominal speed and either the measured speed or 53.1 km/h, whichever is the lesser.

10.2.5.                          The minimum mass of the test vehicle shall not be less than the 'Unladen Mass' of the vehicle.

10.3.                                EXEMPTION FROM TEST REQUIREMENTS

                        In cases where passenger cars meet the requirements of Clause 10.2.2, other vehicles in which the forward part of the body form and the greater part of the mechanical equipment are the same as those in the said passenger car need not be tested as specified in Clause 10.2.2 unless they incorporate structural or mechanical variations likely
to affect compliance.

10.4.                                ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS

10.4.1.                          The technical requirements of ECE R 12/00 or 12/01 - "Protection against the Steering Mechanism" shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this Rule.

10.4.2.                          The technical requirements of FMVSS 203 32 FR 2414, February 3, 1967 "Impact Protection for the Driver from the Steering Control System" incorporating amendments 36 FR 232 December 2. 1971 shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of Clause 10.2.1 of this Rule.

10.4.3.                          The technical requirements of FMVSS 204-32 FR 2421 February 3, 1967 “Steering Column Displacement – Passenger Cars” incorporating amendment 36 FR 232 December 2, 1971 shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of Clause 10.2.2 of this Rule - provided that the vehicle has met the requirements of S5.1 of that standard.

 

 



* The category code may also be in the format L1, LA etc.