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ADR 5/05 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as amended, taking into account amendments up to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 5/05 – Anchorages for Seatbelts) 2006 Amendment 2
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 15 Jan 2019
Start Date 09 Jan 2019

Australian Design Rule 5/05 Anchorages for Seatbelts                                                                                  1

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 5/05 – Anchorages for Seatbelts) 2006

 

Compilation:                             2 (up to and including Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 5/05– Anchorages for Seatbelts) 2006 Amendment 2)

 

Compilation Date:               09-01-2019

 

Compiled by:                       Vehicle Safety Standards, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

 

Enabling Legislation:         Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989

            Section 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONTENTS

1.                       LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS......................................................................... 3

2.                       FUNCTION AND SCOPE................................................................................ 3

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

4.                       DEFINITIONS......................................................................................................... 5

5.                       REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................. 5

6.                       EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES................................ 5

7.                       ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS....................................................................... 6

APPENDIX A.................................................................................................................. 7

NOTES. .......................................................................................................................... 82


 

1.                                          LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS

1.1.                                    Name of Standard

1.1.1.                              This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 5/05 Anchorages for Seatbelts) 2006.

1.1.2.                              This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 5/05 Anchorages for Seatbelts.

1.2.                                    Commencement

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

 

2.                                          FUNCTION AND SCOPE

The function of this vehicle standard is to specify requirements for belt anchorages so that they may be adequately secured to the vehicle structure or seat and will meet comfort requirements in use.

NOTE: The belt anchorages is not for any other purpose, e.g. securing loads etc.

 

3.                                          APPLICABILITY

This vehicle standard applies to the design and construction of LEP, LEG, and all M and N category vehicles from the dates set out in clauses 3.1, 3.2 and 3.7.

3.1.                                    1 July 2008 on all new model vehicles.

3.2.                                    There is no mandatory application date for all other model vehicles. They may comply with this vehicle standard or continue to comply with earlier versions of this vehicle standard as applicable for particular vehicle categories.

3.3.                                    For the purposes of clause 3.1 a "new model" is a vehicle model first produced with a 'Date of manufacture' on or after the agreed date in clause 3.1.

3.4.                                    LEP & LEG category vehicles must comply with M1 and N1 category vehicle requirements respectively.

3.5.                                    For Omnibuses complying with ADR 68/... only the driver’s seat is required to comply with clause 5. of this standard.

3.6.                                    Vehicles certified to this standard must also be certified to ADR 4/04 or a later version.

3.7.                                    Vehicles certified to ADR 5/06 or a later version need not comply with this rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3.8.                                    Applicability Table

 

 

 

Vehicle Category

ADR

Category Code

UNECE

Category Code *

 

Manufactured on or After

 

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

Moped 3 wheels Motor cycle

Motor cycle and sidecar Motor tricycle

Enclosed vehicles All vehicles

LA LB LC LD LE

LEM

LEP & LEG

 

LEP & LEG

L1 L2 L3 L4 L5

 

(see  clause 3.4)

(see  clause 3.4)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

N/A

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

Passenger car

 

Forward-control passenger vehicle Off-road passenger vehicle

Light omnibus

up to 3.5 tonnes GVM’ and up to 12 seats

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

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes

‘GVM’

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes

‘GVM’

Heavy omnibus

MA MB MC

MD

MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4

ME

M1 M1 M1 M2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M3

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

 

 

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

 

1 July 2008

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

 

 

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

(see clause 3.2)

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

1 July 2008

(see clause

 

 

 

 

3.2)

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes

NB1

 

1 July 2008

(see clause

‘GVM’

 

 

 

3.2)

over 4.5 tonnes up to 12 tonnes

NB2

 

1 July 2008

(see clause

‘GVM’

 

 

 

3.2)

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

1 July 2008

(see clause

3.2)

Very light trailer

TA

O1

N/A

 

Light trailer

TB

O2

N/A

Medium trailer

TC

O3

N/A

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

N/A

* The category code may also be in the format L1, L2, L3 etc.


4.                                          DEFINITIONS

4.1.                                    For vehicle categories, definitions and meanings used in this standard, refer to:

4.2.                                    Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005; and

4.3.                                    Definitions in Section 2 of Appendix A of this standard.

 

5.                                          REQUIREMENTS

5.1.                                    Vehicles subject to the requirements of this standard must be fitted with anchorages for seatbelt (safety-belt) assemblies complying with the requirements of Appendix A, except as varied by Section 6 Exemptions and Alternative Procedures.

5.2.                                    Appendix A is a document compiled by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, consisting of the United Nations - Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 14 UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES, ISOFIX ANCHORAGES SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX TOP TETHER ANCHORAGES, incorporating amendments up to Corrigendum 3 to the 06 series of amendments.

5.3.                                    Side-facing seats must have anchorages for seatbelt assemblies that comply with the requirements for anchorages for seatbelt assemblies for forward-facing seats, except that upper torso anchorages for the seatbelt assemblies must not be provided and  the direction of loading must comply with clause 5.3.1.

5.3.1.                              Direction of loading for side-facing seats.

5.3.1.1.                        The direction of the load to the tractive device attached to the anchorages for seatbelt assemblies must be:

5.3.1.1.1.                  in a direction towards the front of the vehicle;

5.3.1.1.2.                  in a vertical plane inclined inboard to a vertical longitudinal plane relative to the vehicle by not more than 20°; and

5.3.1.1.3.                  at an angle to the horizontal of not less than nor more than 50°.

 

6.                                          EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES

6.1.                                    Compliance with the following parts, sections and annexes of Appendix A is not required for the purposes of this standard:

Section 3         Application for approval

Section 4         Approval

Section 8         Modifications and extension of approval of the vehicle type

Section 9         Conformity of production

Section 10       Penalties for non-conformity of production Section 11      Operating instructions

 


Section 12       Production definitely discontinued

Section 13       Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests and of administrative departments

Section 14       Transitional provisions

Annexs

Annex 1 Communication concerning the approval (or extension, or refusal, or withdrawal, of approval or production definitely discontinued) of a vehicle type with regard to safety- belt anchorages, pursuant to Regulation No. 14

Annex 2      Arrangements of the approval mark

Annex 9      ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages

 

6.2.                                    References to ISOFIX in clauses 1 and 6.2 of Appendix A, as well as the entirety of clauses 6.6, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4 and 5.3.10 of Appendix A, are not applicable. The requirements for any ‘Child Restraint Anchorage’ or ‘Child restraint Anchor Fitting’ (ISOFIX top tether anchorage), are contained in ADR 3/… and ADR 34/… instead. The 06 series of amendments, Corrigendum 1 to the 06 series of amendments and Corrigendum 2 to the 06 series of amendments concern the ISOFIX child restraint system and have been included for completeness only.

6.3.                                    MD3, MD4, ME, NB2 and NC category vehicles may, as an alternative to the strength tests detailed in Section 6 and 7 of Appendix A, prove belt anchorages by design. Such belt anchorages must be provided in a substantial metal component.  In cases where this metal component is less than 3 mm in thickness, the belt anchorages must include a device to distribute the load. The device must be shaped to match the contour of the mounting surface and must have an area of not less  than 3750 mm2 in contact with the mounting surface.

6.4.                                    Where some or all of the belt anchorages are mounted on the seat, the strength tests detailed in Section 6 and 7 of Appendix A may be performed separately on the seat and the vehicle structure provided that the total load requirements for the belt anchorages tested are met in each separate test.

 

7.                                          ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS

7.1.                                   Provided clause 5.3 is met, the technical requirements adopted by the United Nations - Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 14 UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES, ISOFIX ANCHORAGES SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX TOP TETHER ANCHORAGES, incorporating the 06 series of amendments, shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this standard.


 

 

APPENDIX A

UNECE REGULATION NO 14/06

UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES, ISOFIX ANCHORAGES SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX TOP TETHER ANCHORAGES

INCORPORATING AMENDMENTS UP TO CORRIGENDUM 3 TO THE 06 SERIES OF AMENDMENTS


 

 

E/ECE/324                          Rev.1/Add.13/Rev.3 E/ECE/TRANS/505

23 May 2003

AGREEMENT

CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM TECHNICAL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR WHEELED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS WHICH CAN BE FITTED AND/OR BE USED ON WHEELED VEHICLES AND THE CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCAL RECOGNITION OF APPROVALS GRANTED ON THE BASIS

OF THESE PRESCRIPTIONS */

(Revision 2, including the amendments, which entered into force on 16 October 1995)

 

 

 

Addendum 13: Regulation No. 14

Revision 3

Incorporating all valid text up to:

Corrigendum 3 to the 02 series of amendments subject of Depositary Notification C.N.383.1993.TREATIES-35, dated 19 November 1993

4     series of amendments - Date of entry into force: 18 January 1998

Corrigendum 1 to the 04 series of amendments subject of Depositary Notification C.N.71.1998.TREATIES-30, dated 9 March 1998

5     series of amendments - Date of entry into force: 4 February 1999

Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments - Date of entry into force: 26 December 2000 Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments - Date of entry into force:   8 September 2001

Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments subject of Depositary Notification C.N.811.2001.TREATIES-1, dated 22 August 2001

Corrigendum 1 to Revision 2 of the Regulation subject of Depositary Notification C.N.790.2002.TREATIES-1, dated 1 August 2002 (French only)

Supplement 3 to the 05 series of amendments - Date of entry into force: 31 January 2003 and incorporating by the Department of Transport and Regional Services: Supplement 4 to the 05 series of amendments

6     series of amendments (ISOFIX) Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments

Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 4 to the 05 series of amendments Corrigendum 1 to the 06 series of amendments (ISOFIX) Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments

Corrigendum 2 to the 06 series of amendments (ISOFIX) Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments Corrigendum 1 to Revision 3 of the Regulation Corrigendum 3 to the 06 series of amendments

 

*/              Former title of the Agreement:

Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions of Approval and Reciprocal Recognition of Approval

  for Motor Vehicle Equipment and Parts, done at Geneva on 20 March 1958.                                                     


 

UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES

WITH REGARD TO SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES, ISOFIX ANCHORAGES SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX TOP TETHER ANCHORAGES

 

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Regulation No. 14

 

UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES, ISOFIX ANCHORAGES SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX TOP TETHER ANCHORAGES

 

CONTENTS

 

REGULATION

 

1.        Scope

 

2.        Definitions

 

3.        Application for approval

 

4.        Approval

 

5.        Specifications

 

6.        Tests

 

7.        Inspection during and after the static tests

 

8.        Modifications and extension of approval of the vehicle type

 

9.        Conformity of production

 

10.    Penalties for non-conformity of production

 

11.    Operating instructions

 

12.    Production definitely discontinued

 

13.    Names and addresses of technical services conducting approval tests, and of administrative departments

 

14.    Transitional provisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ANNEXES

 

Annex 1       -           Communication concerning the approval (or extension, or refusal, or withdrawal, or production definitely discontinued) of a vehicle type with regard to safety-belt anchorages, pursuant to Regulation No. 14.

 

Annex 2       -           Arrangements of the approval mark Annex 3           -                     Location of effective belt anchorages

Annex 4       -           Procedure for determining the "H" point and the actual torso angle for seating positions in motor vehicles

 

Appendix 1  -     Description of the three-dimensional "H" point machine Appendix 2  -                           Three-dimensional reference system

Appendix 3  -     Reference data concerning seating positions Annex 5                     -           Traction device

Annex 6       -           Minimum number of anchorage points and location of lower anchorages Appendix 1  -               Location of lower anchorages angle requirements only

Annex 7       -           Dynamic test as an alternative to the safety-belt anchorages static strength test

 

Annex 8       -           Dummy specifications

 

Annex 9       -           ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages

 

 

 

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1.                                    SCOPE

 

This Regulation applies to anchorages for safety-belts intended for adult occupants of forward-facing or rearward-facing seats in vehicles of categories M and N 1/.

It also applies to ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages intended to ISOFIX child restraint systems installed in vehicles of category M1. N1 vehicles fitted with ISOFIX anchorages have also to comply with the provisions of this Regulation.

 

2.                                    DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Regulation,

2.1.                              "Approval of a vehicle" means the approval of a vehicle type equipped with anchorages for given types of safety-belts;

2.2.                              "Vehicle type" means a category of power-driven vehicles, which do not differ in such essential respects as the dimensions, lines and materials of components of the vehicle structure or seat structure to which the anchorages are attached and, if the anchorages strength is tested according to the dynamic test, the characteristics of any component of the restraint system, especially the load limiter function, having an influence on the forces applying to the safety-belt anchorages to which the safety-belts anchorages and the ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any are attached.

2.3.                              "Belt anchorages" means the parts of the vehicle structure or the seat structure or any other part of the vehicle to which the safety-belt assemblies are to be secured;

2.4.                              "Effective belt anchorage" means the point used to determine conventionally, as specified in paragraph 5.4., the angle of each part of the safety-belt in relation to the wearer, that is, the point to which a strap would need to be attached to provide the same lie as the intended lie of the belt when worn, and which may or may not be the actual belt anchorage depending on the configuration of the safety-belt hardware at its attachment to the belt anchorage.

2.4.1.                        For example, in the case

2.4.1.1.                  where a strap guide is used on the vehicle structure or on the seat structure, the middle point of the guide at the place where the strap leaves the guide on the belt wearer's side, shall be considered as the effective belt anchorage; and

 

 

1/ As defined in the Resolution (R.E.3, annex 7), document TRANS/WP29/78/Rev.1/Amend.2.


2.4.1.2.                  where the belt runs directly from the wearer to a retractor attached to the vehicle structure or the seat structure without an intervening strap guide, the effective belt anchorage shall be considered as being the intersection of the axis of the reel for storing the strap with the plane passing through the centre line of the strap on the reel;

2.5.                              "Floor" means the lower part of the vehicle body-work connecting the vehicle side walls. In this context it includes ribs, swages and possibly other reinforcements, even if they are below the floor, such as longitudinal and transverse members;

2.6.                              "Seat" means a structure which may or may not be integral with the  vehicle structure complete with trim, intended to seat one adult person. The term covers both an individual seat or part of a bench seat intended to seat one person;

2.6.1.                        "Front passenger seat" means any seat where the "foremost H point" of the seat in question is in or in front of the vertical transverse plane through the driver's R point;

2.7.                              "Group of seats" means either a bench-type seat, or seats which are separate but side by side (i.e. with the foremost anchorages of one seat in line with or forward of the rearmost anchorages and in line with or behind the foremost anchorages of another seat) and accommodate one or more seated adult person;

2.8.                              "Bench seat" means a structure complete with trim, intended to seat more than one adult person;

2.9.                              "Folding seat" means an auxiliary seat intended for occasional use which is normally folded;

2.10.                          "Seat type" means a category of seats which do not differ in such essential respects as:

2.10.1.                    the shape, dimensions and materials of the seat structure,

2.10.2.                    the types and dimensions of the adjustment systems and all locking systems,

2.10.3.                    the type and dimensions of the belt anchorages on the seat, of the seat anchorage and of the affected parts of the vehicle structure;

2.11.                          "Seat anchorage" means the system by which the seat assembly is secured to the vehicle structure, including the affected parts of the vehicle structure;

2.12.                          "Adjustment system" means the device by which the seat or its parts  can  be adjusted to a position suited to the morphology of the seated occupant; this device may, in particular, permit of:

2.12.1.                    longitudinal displacement; vertical displacement;

2.12.2.                    angular displacement;

2.13.                          "Displacement system" means a device enabling the seat or one of its parts to be displaced or rotated without a fixed intermediate position, to permit easy access to the space behind the seat concerned;

2.14.                          "Locking system" means any device ensuring that the seat and its parts are maintained in any position of use and includes devices to lock both the seat back relative to the seat and the seat relative to the vehicle.

2.15.                          "Reference zone" means the space between two vertical longitudinal planes, 400 mm apart and symmetrical with respect to the H point, and defined by rotation from vertical to horizontal of the headform apparatus, as described in Regulation No. 21, annex 1. The apparatus shall be positioned as described in that annex to Regulation No. 21 and set to the maximum length of 840 mm.

2.16.                          "Thorax load limiter function" means any part of the safety-belt and/or the seat and/or the vehicle intended to limit the level of the restraint forces applying to the occupant thorax in case of a collision.

2.17.                          "ISOFIX" is a system for the connection of child restraint systems to vehicles which has two vehicle rigid anchorages, two corresponding rigid attachments on the child restraint system and a mean to limit the pitch rotation of the child restraint system.

2.18.                          "ISOFIX position" means a system which allows to install:

a)                   either an universal ISOFIX forward facing child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44,

b)                   or a semi-universal ISOFIX forward facing child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44,

c)                   or a semi-universal ISOFIX rearward facing child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44,

d)                   or a semi-universal ISOFIX lateral facing position child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44,

2.19.                          or a specific vehicle ISOFIX child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44."ISOFIX low anchorage" means one 6 mm diameter rigid round horizontal bar, extending from vehicle or seat structure to accept and restrain an ISOFIX child restraint system with ISOFIX attachments.

2.20.                          "ISOFIX anchorages system" means a system made up of two ISOFIX low anchorages which is designed for attaching an ISOFIX child restraint system in conjunction with an anti-rotation device.

2.21.                          "ISOFIX attachment" means one of the two connections, fulfilling the requirements of Regulation No. 44, extending from the ISOFIX child restraint system structure, and compatible with an ISOFIX low anchorage.

2.22.                          "ISOFIX child restraint system" means a child restraint system, fulfilling the requirements of Regulation No. 44, which has to be attached to an ISOFIX anchorages system.

2.23.                          "Static force application device (SFAD)" means a test fixture that engages the vehicle ISOFIX anchorages systems and that is used to verify their strength and the ability of the vehicle or seat structure to limit the rotation in a static test. The test fixture is described in the figures 1 and 2 annex 9.

2.24.                          "Anti-rotation device"

a)                   An anti-rotation device for an ISOFIX universal child restraint system consists of the ISOFIX top-tether.

b)                   An anti-rotation device for an ISOFIX semi-universal child restraint system consists of either a top tether, the vehicle dashboard or a support leg intended to limit the rotation of the restraint during a frontal impact.

c)                   For ISOFIX, universal and semi-universal, child restraint systems the vehicle seat itself does not constitute an anti-rotation device.

2.25.                          "ISOFIX top tether anchorage" means a feature, such as a bar, located in a defined zone, designed to accept an ISOFIX top tether strap connector and transfer its restraint force to the vehicle structure.

2.26.                          "ISOFIX top tether connector" means a device intended to be attached to an ISOFIX top tether anchorage.

2.27.                          "ISOFIX top tether hook" means an ISOFIX top tether connector typically used to attach an ISOFIX top tether strap to an ISOFIX top tether anchorage as defined in figure 3 of annex 9 of this Regulation.

2.28.                          "ISOFIX top tether strap" means a webbing strap (or equivalent) which extends from  the  top  of  an  ISOFIX  child  restraint  system  to  the  ISOFIX  top  tetheranchorage, and which is equipped with an adjustment device, a tension-relieving device, and an ISOFIX top tether connector.

2.29.                          "A guidance device" is intended to help the person installing the ISOFIX child restraint system by physically guiding the ISOFIX attachments on the ISOFIX child restraint into correct alignment with the ISOFIX low anchorages to facilitate engagement.

2.30              "ISOFIX marking fixture" means something that informs someone whishing to install an ISOFIX child restraint system of the ISOFIX positions in the vehicle and the position of each ISOFIX corresponding ISOFIX anchorages systems.

2.31.                        "A child restraint fixture" means a fixture according to one out of the seven ISOFIX size classes defined in paragraph 4. of annex 17 appendix 2 of Regulation No. 16 and particularly whose dimensions are given from figure 1 to figure 6 in the previous mentioned paragraph 4. Those child restraint fixtures (CRF) are used in Regulation No. 16, to check what are the ISOFIX child restraint systems size classes which can be accommodated on the vehicle ISOFIX positions. Also one of the CRF, the so-called ISO/F2 (B) which is described in figure 2 of the previous mentioned paragraph 4., is used in this Regulation to check the location and the possibility of access to any ISOFIX anchorages system.

3.                                    APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL

3.1.                              The application for approval of a vehicle type with regard to the belt anchorages, the ISOFIX anchorages systems and the ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any shall be submitted by the vehicle manufacturer or by his duly accredited representative.

3.2.                              It shall be accompanied by the undermentioned documents in triplicate and by the following particulars:

3.2.1.                        drawings of the general vehicle structure on an appropriate scale, showing the positions of the belt anchorages, of the effective belt anchorages (where appropriate), of the ISOFIX anchorages systems and of ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any and detailed drawings of the belt anchorages, of the ISOFIX anchorages systems if any, of the ISOFIX top tether anchorage if any, and of the points to which they are attached;

3.2.2.                        a specification of the belt anchorages, of the ISOFIX anchorages systems and of ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any;

3.2.3.                        a technical description of the belt anchorages, of the ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any;

3.2.4.                       in the case of belt anchorages, of the ISOFIX anchorages systems and of ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any affixed to the seat structure;

3.2.4.1.                  detailed description of the vehicle type with regard to the design of the seats, of the seat anchorages and of their adjustment and locking systems;

3.2.4.2.                  drawings, on an appropriate scale and in sufficient detail, of the seats, of their anchorage to the vehicle, and of their adjustment and locking systems.

3.2.5             evidence that the safety-belt or the restraint system used in the anchorages approval test complies with Regulation No. 16, in the case where the car manufacturer chooses the alternative dynamic strength test.

3.3.                              At the option of the manufacturer, a vehicle representative of the vehicle type to be approved or the parts of the vehicle considered essential for the belt anchorages test, for the ISOFIX anchorages systems and for ISOFIX top tether anchorages test if any, by the technical service conducting approval tests shall be submitted to the service.

4.                                    APPROVAL

4.1.                              If the vehicle submitted for approval pursuant to this Regulation meets the relevant requirements of this Regulation, approval of that vehicle type shall be granted.

4.2.                              An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. Its first two digits (at present 06, corresponding to the 06 series of amendments) shall indicate the series of amendments incorporating the most recent major technical amendments made to the Regulation at the time of issue of the approval. The same Contracting Party may not assign the same number to another vehicle type as defined in paragraph 2.2. above.

4.3.                              Notice of approval or of extension or refusal or withdrawal of approval or production definitely discontinued of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation shall be communicated to the Parties to the 1958 Agreement which apply this Regulation by means of a form conforming to the model in annex 1 to the Regulation.

4.4.                              There shall be affixed, conspicuously and in a readily accessible place specified on the approval form, to every vehicle conforming to a vehicle type approved under this Regulation an international approval mark consisting of:

4.4.1.                        a circle surrounding the letter "E" followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval; 2/

4.4.2.                        the number of  this  Regulation,  to  the  right  of  the  circle  prescribed  in paragraph 4.4.1.

4.4.3             the letter "e", to the right of the number of this Regulation in the case of type approval according to the dynamic test of annex 7.

4.5.                              If the vehicle conforms  to a vehicle type approved, under one or more other Regulations annexed to the Agreement, in the country which has granted approval under this Regulation, the symbol prescribed in paragraph 4.4.1. need not be repeated; in such a case the additional numbers and symbols of all the Regulations under which approval has been granted in the country which has granted approval under this Regulation shall be placed in vertical columns to the right of the symbol prescribed in paragraph 4.4.1.

4.6.                              The approval mark shall be clearly legible and be indelible.

4.7.                              The approval mark shall be placed close to or on the vehicle data plate affixed by the manufacturer.

4.8.                              Annex 2 to this Regulation gives examples of arrangements of the approval mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/ 1 for Germany, 2 for France, 3 for Italy, 4 for the Netherlands, 5 for Sweden, 6 for Belgium, 7 for Hungary, 8 for the Czech Republic, 9 for Spain, 10 for Serbia and Montenegro, 11 for the United Kingdom, 12 for Austria, 13 for Luxembourg, 14 for Switzerland, 15 (vacant),

16 for Norway, 17 for Finland, 18 for Denmark, 19 for Romania, 20 for Poland, 21 for Portugal, 22 for the Russian Federation, 23 for Greece, 24 for Ireland, 25 for Croatia, 26 for Slovenia, 27 for Slovakia, 28 for Belarus, 29 for Estonia, 30 (vacant), 31 for Bosnia and Herzegovina,

32 for Latvia, 33  (vacant),  34  for  Bulgaria,  35 (vacant),  36  for  Lithuania,  37 for  Turkey, 38 (vacant), 39 for Azerbaijan, 40 for The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 41 (vacant), 42 for the European Community (Approvals are granted by its Member States using their respective ECE symbol), 43 for Japan, 44 (vacant), 45 for Australia, 46 for Ukraine, 47 for South Africa and 48 for New Zealand. Subsequent numbers shall be assigned to other countries in the chronological order in which they ratify or accede to the Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions, and the numbers thus assigned shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Contracting Parties to the Agreement.


 

5.                                    SPECIFICATIONS

5.1.                              Definitions (see annex 3)

5.1.1.                        The H point is a reference point as defined in paragraph 2.3. of annex 4 of this Regulation, which must be determined in accordance with the procedure set out in that annex.

5.1.1.1.                  Point H' is a reference point corresponding to H as defined in paragraph 5.1.1. which shall be determined for every normal position in which the seat is used.

5.1.1.2.                  The R point is the seating reference point defined in paragraph 2.4. of annex 4 of this Regulation.

5.1.2.                        The three-dimensional reference system is defined in appendix 2 of annex 4 of this Regulation.

5.1.3.                        Points L1 and L2 are the lower effective belt anchorages.

5.1.4.                        Point C is a point situated 450 mm vertically above the R point. However, if the distance S as defined in paragraph 5.1.6. is not less than 280 mm and if the alternative formula BR = 260 mm + 0.8 S specified in paragraph 5.4.3.3. is chosen by the manufacturer, the vertical distance between C and R shall be 500 mm.

5.1.5.                        The angles α1 and α2 are respectively the angles between a horizontal plane and planes perpendicular to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle and passing through the point H1 and the points L1 and L2.

5.1.6.                        S is the distance in millimetres of the effective upper belt anchorages from a reference plane P parallel to the longitudinal median plane of the vehicle defined as follows:

5.1.6.1.                  if the seating position is well-defined by the shape of the seat, the plane P shall be the median plane of this seat.

5.1.6.2.                  in the absence of a well-defined position:

5.1.6.2.1.            the plane P for the driver's seat is a vertical plane parallel to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle which passes through the centre of the steering-wheel in the plane of the steering-wheel rim when the steering-wheel, if adjustable, is in its central position.

5.1.6.2.2.            the plane P for the front outboard passenger shall be symmetrical with that of the driver.

5.1.6.2.3.            The plane P for the rear outboard seating position shall be that specified by the manufacturer on condition the following limits for distance A between the longitudinal median plane of the vehicle and plane P are respected:

 is  equal  or  more  than  200  mm  if  the  bench  seat  has  been  designed  to accommodate two passengers only,

 is  equal  or  more  than  300  mm  if  the  bench  seat  has  been  designed  to accommodate more than two passengers.

5.2.                              General specifications

5.2.1.                        Anchorages for safety-belts shall be so designed, made and situated as to:

5.2.1.1.                  enable the installation of a suitable safety-belt. The belt anchorages of the front outboard positions shall be suitable for safety-belts incorporating a retractor and pulley, taking into consideration in particular the strength characteristics of the belt anchorages, unless the manufacturer supplies the vehicle equipped with other types of safety-belts which incorporate retractors. If the anchorages are suitable only for particular types of safety-belts, these types shall be stated on the form mentioned in paragraph 4.3. above;

5.2.1.2.                  reduce to a minimum the risk of the belt's slipping when worn correctly;

5.2.1.3.                  reduce to a minimum the risk of strap damage due to contact with sharp rigid parts of the vehicle or seat structures;

5.2.1.4.                  enable the vehicle, in normal use, to comply with the provisions of this Regulation;

5.2.1.5.                  for anchorages which take up different positions to allow persons to enter the vehicle and to restrain the occupants, the specifications of this Regulation shall apply to the anchorages in the effective restraint position.

5.2.2.                        Any ISOFIX anchorages system and any ISOFIX top tether anchorage, installed or intended to be installed, for ISOFIX child restraint systems shall be so designed, made and situated as to:

5.2.2.1.                  Any ISOFIX anchorages system and any top tether anchorage shall enable the vehicle, in normal use, to comply with the provisions of this Regulation.

Any ISOFIX anchorages system and ISOFIX top tether anchorage which could be added on any vehicle shall also comply with the provisions of this Regulation.

Consequently, such anchorages shall be described on the application document for type approval.

5.2.2.2          ISOFIX anchorages system and ISOFIX top tether anchorage resistance are designed for any ISOFIX child restraint systems of group of mass 0; 0+; 1 as defined in Regulation No. 44.

5.2.3                          ISOFIX anchorage systems, design and positioning:

5.2.3.1.                  Any ISOFIX anchorages system shall be 6 mm ± 0.1 mm diameter transverse horizontal rigid bar(s) which cover(s) two zones of 25 mm minimum effective length located on the same axis as defined in figure 4 annex 9.

5.2.3.2.                  Any ISOFIX anchorages system installed on a vehicle seating position shall be located not less than 120 mm behind the design H-point as determined in annex 4 to this Regulation, measured horizontally and up to the centre of the bar.

5.2.3.3.                  For any ISOFIX anchorages system installed in the vehicle, it shall be verified the possibility to attach the ISOFIX child restraint fixture "ISO/F2" (B) described in Regulation No. 16 (annex 17, appendix 2, figure 2).

5.2.3.4.                  The bottom surface of the fixture "ISO/F2" (B) as defined in Regulation No. 16 (annex 17, appendix 2, figure 2), shall have attitude angles within the following limits, angles measured relatively to the vehicle reference planes as defined in annex 4 appendix 2 to this Regulation:

Pitch: 15° ± 10°,

Roll: ± 5°,

Yaw: ± 10°

5.2.3.5.                  ISOFIX anchorage systems shall be permanently in position or storable. In case of storable anchorages, the requirements relating to ISOFIX anchorages system shall be fulfilled in the deployed position.

5.2.3.6.                  Each ISOFIX low anchorage bar (when deployed for use) or each permanently installed guidance device shall be visible, without the compression of the seat cushion or seat back, when the bar or the guidance device is viewed, in a vertical longitudinal plane passing through the centre of the bar or of the guidance device, along a line making an upward angle of 30 degrees with a horizontal plane.

As an alternative to the above requirement, the vehicle shall be permanently marked adjacent to each bar or guidance device. This marking shall consist in one of the following, at the choice of the manufacturer.

5.2.3.6.1.            As a minimum, the symbol of annex 9, figure 12 consisting of a circle with a diameter of minimum 13 mm and containing a pictogram, meeting the following conditions:

a)                     the pictogram shall contrast with the background of the circle;

b)                     the pictogram shall be located close to each bar of the system;

5.2.3.6.2.            The word "ISOFIX" in capital letters of at least 6 mm height.

5.2.4.                        ISOFIX top tether anchorages, design and positioning:

At the request of the car manufacturer, methods described in paragraphs 5.2.4.1. and 5.2.4.2. can be used alternatively.

Method described in paragraph 5.2.4.1. can only be used if the ISOFIX position is located on a vehicle seat.

5.2.4.1.                  Subject to paragraphs 5.2.4.3. and 5.2.4.4., the portion of each ISOFIX top tether anchorage that is designed to bind with an ISOFIX top tether connector shall be located not further than 2000 mm far from the shoulder reference point and within the shaded zone, as shown in Figures 6 to 10 of Annex 9, of the designated seating position for which it is installed, with the reference of a template described in

SAE J 826 (July 1995) and shown in Annex 9, Figure 5, according to the following conditions:

5.2.4.1.1.            The "H" point of the template is located at the unique design "H" point of the full downward and full rearward position of the seat, except that the template is located laterally midway between the two ISOFIX lower anchorages;

5.2.4.1.2.            The torso line of the template is at the same angle to the transverse vertical plane as the seat back in its most upright position, and

5.2.4.1.3.            The template is positioned in the vertical longitudinal plane that contains the H-point of the template.

5.2.4.2.                  The ISOFIX top tether anchorage zone may be alternatively located with the aid of the Fixture "ISO/F2" (B), as defined in Regulation No. 16 (Annex 17, Appendix 2, Figure 2), in an ISOFIX position equipped with ISOFIX low anchorages as shown in Figure 11 of Annex 9.

The seating position shall be the seat's rearmost, downmost position with the seat back in its nominal position, or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

In the side view, the ISOFIX top tether anchorage shall lie behind the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture rear face.

The intersection between the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture rear face and the horizontal line (Annex 9, Figure 11, reference 3) containing the last rigid point of a hardness greater than 50 Shore A at the top of the seat back defines the reference point 4 (Annex 9, Figure 11) on the centreline of the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture. At this reference point, a maximum angle of 45° above the horizontal line defines the upper limit      of the top tether anchorage zone.

In the top view, at the reference point 4 (Annex 9, Figure 11), a maximum angle of 90° extending rearward and laterally and in the rear view, a maximum angle of 40° defines 2 volumes which limit the anchorage zone for the ISOFIX top tether.

The origin of the ISOFIX top tether strap (5) is located at the intersection of the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture with a plane 550 mm distant above the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture horizontal face (1) on the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture centreline (6).

Further, the ISOFIX top tether anchorage shall be more than 200 mm but not more than 2000 mm from the origin of the ISOFIX top tether strap on the rear face of the "ISO/F2" (B) fixture, measured along the strap when it is drawn over the seat back to the ISOFIX top tether anchorage.

5.2.4.3.                  The portion of the ISOFIX top tether anchorage in a vehicle that is designed to bind with the ISOFIX top tether connector may be located outside the shaded zones referred to paragraphs 5.2.4.1. or 5.2.4.2. if a location within a zone is not appropriate and the vehicle is equipped with a routing device that,

5.2.4.3.1.            ensures that the ISOFIX top tether strap functions as if the portion of the anchorage designed to bind with the ISOFIX top tether anchorage were located within the shaded zone; and,

5.2.4.3.2.            is at least 65 mm behind the torso line, in case of a non-rigid webbing-type routing device or a deployable routing device, or at least 100 mm behind the torso line, in the case of a fixed rigid routing device; and,

5.2.4.3.3.            when tested after being installed as it is intended to be used, the device is of sufficient strength to withstand, with the ISOFIX top tether anchorage the load referred to in paragraph 6.6. of this Regulation.

5.2.4.4.                  A tether anchorage may be recessed in the seat back, provided that it is not in the strap wrap-around area at the top of the vehicle seat back.

5.2.4.5.                  The ISOFIX top tether anchorage shall have dimensions to permit the attachment of an ISOFIX top tether hook as specified in figure 3.

Clearance shall be provided around each ISOFIX top tether anchorage to allow latching and unlatching to it. For each ISOFIX top tether anchorage under a cover, the cover shall be identified by for example one of the symbols or the mirror image of one of the symbols set out in figure 13 of annex 9; the cover shall be removable without the use of tools.

5.3.                              Minimum number of belt anchorages to be provided

5.3.1.                        Any vehicle in categories M and N (except those vehicles of categories M2 and M3 which belong to Classes I or II, according to Regulation No. 36, to Class A, according to Regulation No. 52 and to Classes I or II and A, according to Regulation No. 107) must be equipped with safety-belt anchorages which satisfy the requirements of this Regulation.

5.3.1.1.                  The anchorages of a harness belt system approved as a S-type belt (with or without retractor(s)) according to Regulation No. 16 shall comply with the requirements of Regulation No. 14, but the additional anchorage or anchorages provided for the fitting of a crotch strap (assembly) are exempted from the strength and location requirements of this Regulation.

5.3.2.                        The minimum number of safety-belt anchorages for each forward and rearward directed seating position shall be those specified in annex 6.

5.3.3.                        However, for outboard seating positions, other than front, of vehicles of category N1, shown in annex 6 and marked with the symbol Ø, two lower anchorages are allowed, where there exists a passage between a seat and the nearest side-wall of the vehicle intended to permit access of passengers to other parts of the vehicle.

A space between a seat and the side-wall is considered as a passage if the distance between that side-wall, with all doors closed, and a vertical longitudinal plane passing through the centre line of the seat concerned, measured at the R point position and perpendicularly to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle is more than 500 mm.

5.3.4.                        For the front centre seating positions shown in annex 6 and marked with the symbol *, two lower anchorages shall be considered adequate where the windscreen is located outside the reference zone defined in annex 1 to Regulation No. 21; if located inside the reference zone, three anchorages are required.

As regards belt anchorages, the windscreen is considered as part of the reference zone when it is capable of entering into static contact with the test apparatus according to the method described in annex 1 to Regulation No. 21.

5.3.5.                        In every seating position marked in annex 6 with symbol ╬, three anchorages shall be provided. Two anchorages may be provided if one of the following conditions is fulfilled:

5.3.5.1.                  there is a seat or other parts of the vehicle conforming to Regulation No. 80, appendix 1, paragraph 3.5. directly in front, or

5.3.5.2.                  no part of the vehicle is in the reference zone, or capable of being in the reference zone when the vehicle is in motion, or

5.3.5.3.                  parts of the vehicle within the said reference zone comply with the energy absorbing requirements set out in Regulation No. 80, appendix 6.

5.3.6.                        For all folding seats, or seating intended solely for use when the vehicle is stationary as well as for all the seats of any vehicle which are not covered by paragraphs 5.3.1. to 5.3.4., no belt anchorages are required. However, if the vehicle is fitted with anchorages for such seats, these anchorages must comply with the provisions of this Regulation. In this case, two lower anchorages shall be sufficient.

5.3.7.                        In the case of the upper deck of a double-deck vehicle, the requirements for the centre front seating position shall apply also in the outboard front seating positions.

5.3.8.                        In the case of seats capable of being turned to or placed in other orientations, for use when the vehicle is stationary, the requirements of paragraph 5.3.1. shall apply only to those orientations designated for normal use when the vehicle is travelling on a road, in accordance with this Regulation. A note to this effect shall be included in the information document.

5.3.10.                    Minimum number of ISOFIX positions to be provided.

5.3.10.1.              Any vehicle of category M1 must be equipped at least with two ISOFIX positions.

At least two of the ISOFIX positions shall be equipped both with an ISOFIX anchorages system and an ISOFIX top tether anchorage.

The type and number of ISOFIX fixtures, defined in Regulation No. 16, which can be installed on each ISOFIX position are defined in Regulation No. 16.

5.3.10.2.              Notwithstanding paragraph 5.3.10.1. if a vehicle is only equipped with one seat row, no ISOFIX position is required.

5.3.10.3.              Notwithstanding paragraph 5.3.10.1. at least one of the two ISOFIX positions systems shall be installed at the second seat row.

5.3.10.4.              If an ISOFIX anchorages system is installed at a front seating position protected with a frontal airbag, a de-activation device for this airbag shall be fitted.

5.3.10.5.              Notwithstanding paragraph 5.3.10.1. in case of integrated "built in" child restraint system(s) the number of ISOFIX positions to be provided shall be at least two minus the number of the integrated "built in" child restraint system(s) of mass groups 0, or 0+, or 1.

5.3.10.6.              Notwithstanding the provision of the paragraph 5.3.10.1., convertible vehicles as defined in annex 7, paragraph 8.1. of the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) */ with more than one seat row shall be fitted with at least two ISOFIX low anchorages. In case where an ISOFIX top tether anchorage is provided on such vehicles, it shall comply with the suitable provisions of this Regulation.

 

*/ Document TRANS/WP29/78/Rev.1/Amend.2

 

5.4.                              Location of belt anchorages (see annex 3, fig. 1.)

5.4.1.                        General

5.4.1.1.                  The belt anchorages for any one belt may be located either wholly in the vehicle structure or in the seat structure or any other part of the vehicle or dispersed between these locations.

5.4.1.2.                  Any one belt anchorage may be used for attaching the ends of two adjacent safety-belts, provided that the test requirements are met.

5.4.2.                        Location of the effective lower belt anchorage

5.4.2.1.                  Front seats, vehicle category M1

In motor vehicles of category M1 the angle α1 (other than buckle side) shall be within the range of 30 to 80 degrees and the angle α2 (buckle side) shall be within the range of 45 to 80 degrees.  Both angle requirements shall be valid for all normal travelling positions of the front seats. Where at least one of the angles α1 and α2 is constant (e.g. anchorage fixed at the seat) in all normal positions of use, its value shall be 60 ± 10°. In the case of adjustable seats with an adjusting device as described in paragraph 2.12. with a seatback angle of less than 20° (see annex 3, figure 1), the angle α1 may be below the minimum value (30°) stipulated above, provided it is not less than 20° in any normal position of use.

5.4.2.2.                  Rear seats, vehicle category M1

In motor vehicles of category M1 the angles α1 and α2 shall be within the range of 30 to 80 degrees for all rear seats. If rear seats are adjustable the above angles shall be valid for all normal travelling positions.

5.4.2.3.                  Front seats, vehicle categories other than M1

In motor vehicles of categories other than M1 the angles α1  and  α2  must  be between 30 and 80 degrees for all normal travelling positions of the front seats. Where in the case of front seats of vehicles having a maximum vehicle mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes at least one of the angles α1 and α2 is constant in all normal positions of use, its value shall be 60 ± 10° (e.g. anchorage fixed at the seat).

5.4.2.4.                  Rear seats and special front or rear seats, vehicle categories other than M1 In vehicles of categories other than M1, in the case of:

bench seats,adjustable seats (front and rear) with an adjusting device as described in paragraph 2.12. with a seatback angle of less than 20° (see annex 3, figure 1), and

other rear seats, angles α1 and α2 may be between 20° and 80° in any normal position of use. Where in the case of front seats of vehicles having a maximum vehicle mass not exceeding3.5 tonnes at least one of the angles α1 and α2 is constant in all normal positions of use, its value shall be 60 ± 10° (e.g. anchorage fixed at the seat).

In the case of seats, other than front seats, of vehicles in categories M2 and M3, the angles α1 and α2 shall be between 45 and 90 degrees for all normal positions of use.

5.4.2.5.                  The distance between the two vertical planes parallel to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle and each passing through a different one of the two effective lower belt anchorages L1 and L2 of the same safety-belt shall not be less than 350 mm. In the case of any central seating positions in rear rows of seats of vehicles of category M1 and N1, the above-mentioned distance shall be not less than 240 mm, provided that it is not possible to exchange the centre rear seat with any of the other seats of the vehicle. The median longitudinal plane of the seat shall pass between points L1 and L2 and shall be at least 120 mm from these points.

5.4.3.                        Location of the effective upper belt anchorages (see annex 3)

5.4.3.1.                  If a strap guide or similar device is used which affects the location of the effective upper belt anchorage, this location shall be determined in a conventional way by considering the position of the anchorage when the longitudinal centre line of the strap passes  through  a  point  J1 defined successively from  the  R  point  by  the following three segments:

RZ:                   a segment of the torso line measured in an upward direction from R and 530 mm long;

ZX:                  a segment perpendicular to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle, measured from point Z in the direction of the anchorage and 120 mm long;

XJ1:                  a segment perpendicular to the plane defined by segments RZ and ZX, measured in a forward direction from point X and 60 mm long.

Point J2 is determined by symmetry with point J1 about the longitudinal vertical plane passing through the torso line described in paragraph 5.1.2. of the manikin positioned in the seat in question.

Where a two-door configuration is used to provide access to both the front and rear seats and the upper anchorage is fitted to the "B" post, the system must be designed so as not to impede access to or egress from the vehicle.

5.4.3.2.                  The effective upper anchorage shall lie below the plane FN, which runs perpendicular to the longitudinal median plane of the seat and makes an angle of 65° with the torso line. The angle may be reduced to 60° in the case of rear seats. The plane FN shall be so placed as to intersect the torso line at a point D such that DR = 315 mm + 1.8 S. However, when S 200 mm, then DR = 675 mm.

5.4.3.3.                  The  effective  upper  belt  anchorage  shall  lie  behind  a  plane  FK  running perpendicular to the longitudinal median plane of the seat and intersecting the torso line at an angle of 120° at a point B such that BR = 260 mm + S.

Where S 280 mm, the manufacturer may use BR = 260 mm + 0.8 S at his discretion.

5.4.3.4.                  The value of S shall not be less than 140 mm.

5.4.3.5.                  The effective upper belt anchorage shall be situated to the rear of a vertical plane perpendicular to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle and passing through the R point as shown in annex 3.

5.4.3.6.                  The effective upper belt anchorage shall be situated above a horizontal plane passing through point C defined in paragraph 5.1.4.

5.4.3.7.                  In addition to the upper anchorage specified in paragraph 5.4.3.1. other effective upper anchorages may be provided if one of the following conditions is satisfied:

5.4.3.7.1.            The additional anchorages comply with the requirements of paragraphs 5.4.3.1. to 5.4.3.6.

5.4.3.7.2.            The additional anchorages can be used without the aid of tools, comply with the requirements of paragraphs 5.4.3.5. and 5.4.3.6. and are located in one of the areas determined by shifting the area shown in figure 1 of annex 3 of this Regulation, 80 mm upwards or downwards in a vertical direction.

5.4.3.7.3.            The anchorage(s) is/are intended for a harness belt, complies/comply with the requirements laid down in paragraph 5.4.3.6. if it lie(s) behind the transverse plane passing through the reference line and is/are located:

5.4.3.7.3.1.      In the case of a single anchorage, within the area common to two dihedrals defined by the verticals passing through points J1 and J2 as defined in paragraph 5.4.3.1. and whose horizontal sections are shown in figure 2 of annex 3 of this Regulation;

5.4.3.7.3.2.      In the case of two anchorages, within whichever of the above defined dihedrals is suitable, provided that each anchorage is not more than 50 mm distant from the

symmetrically-located, mirror-image position of the other anchorage about plane P, as defined in paragraph 5.1.6. of the seat in question.

5.5.                              Dimensions of threaded anchorage holes

5.5.1.                        An anchorage shall have a threaded hole of 7/16 inch (20 UNF 2B).

5.5.2.                        If the vehicle is fitted by the manufacturer with safety-belts which are attached to all anchorages prescribed for the seat in question, these anchorages need not meet the requirement set out in paragraph 5.5.1., provided that they comply with the other provisions of this Regulation. In addition, the requirement set out in paragraph 5.5.1. shall not apply to additional anchorages which meet the requirement set out in paragraph 5.4.3.7.3.

5.5.3.                        It shall be possible to remove the safety-belt without damaging the anchorage.

6.                                    TESTS

6.1.                              General for seat belt anchorages tests

6.1.1.                        Subject to application of the provisions of paragraph 6.2., and at the request of the manufacturer;

6.1.1.1.                  the tests may be carried out either on a vehicle structure or on a completely finished vehicle;

6.1.1.2.                  The tests may be restricted to the anchorages relating to only one seat or one group of seats on the condition that:

(i)          the anchorages concerned have the same structural characteristics as the anchorages relating to the other seats or group of seats; and

(ii)         where such anchorages are fitted totally or partially on the seat or group of seats, the structural characteristics of the seat or group of seats are the same as those for the other seats or groups of seats.

6.1.1.3.                  windows and doors may be fitted or not and closed or not;

6.1.1.4.                  any fitting normally provided and likely to contribute to the rigidity of the vehicle structure may be fitted.

6.1.2.                        The seats shall be fitted and placed in the position for driving or use chosen by the technical service responsible for conducting approval tests to give the most adverse conditions with respect to the strength of the system. The position of the seats shall be stated in the report. The seat-back shall, if its inclination is adjustable, be locked as specified by the manufacturer or, in the absence of any such specification, in a

position corresponding to an effective seat-back angle as close as possible to 25° for vehicles of categories M1 and N1 and to 15° for vehicles of all other categories.

6.2.                              Securing the vehicle for seat belt anchorages tests and for ISOFIX anchorages tests.

6.2.1.                        The method used to secure the vehicle during the test shall not be such as to strengthen the seat belt anchorages or the ISOFIX anchorages and their anchorage areas or to lessen the normal deformation of the structure.

6.2.2.                        A securing device shall be regarded as satisfactory if it produces no effect on an area extending over the whole width of the structure and if the vehicle or the structure is blocked or fixed in front at a distance of not less than 500 mm from the anchorage to be tested and is held or fixed at the rear not less than 300 mm from that anchorage.

6.2.3.                        It is recommended that the structure should rest on supports arranged approximately in line with the axes of the wheels or, if that is not possible, in line with the points of attachment of the suspension.

6.2.4.                        If a securing method other than that prescribed in paragraphs 6.2.1. to 6.2.3. of this Regulation is used, evidence must be furnished that it is equivalent.

6.3.                              General test requirements for seat belt anchorages

6.3.1.                        All the belt anchorages of the same group of seats shall be tested simultaneously. However, if there is a risk that non-symmetrical loading of the seats and/or anchorages may lead to failures, an additional test may be carried out with non- symmetrical loading.

6.3.2.                        The tractive force shall be applied in a direction corresponding to the seating position at an angle of 10 degrees ± above the horizontal in a plane parallel to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle.

A preload of 10 per cent with a tolerance of ± 30 per cent of the target load shall be applied; the load shall be increased to 100 per cent of the relevant target load.

6.3.3.                        Full application of the load shall be achieved as rapidly as possible, and within a maximum load application time of 60 seconds.

However, the manufacturer may request the application of the load to be achieved within 4 seconds.

The belt anchorages must withstand the specified load for not less than 0.2 second.

6.3.4.                        Traction devices to be used in the tests described in paragraph 6.4. below are shown in annex 5. The devices shown in annex 5, figure 1 are placed onto the seat cushion

and then, when possible, pushed back into the seat back while the belt strap is pulled tight around it. The device shown in annex 5, figure 2 is placed in position, the belt strap is fitted over the device and pulled tight. No preload beyond the minimum necessary for correct positioning of the test device shall be introduced to safety-belt anchorages during this operation.

The traction device of either 254 mm or 406 mm used at each seating position shall be such that its width is as close as possible to the distance between the lower anchorages.

The positioning of the traction device shall avoid any mutual influences during the pull test which adversely affects the load and load distribution.

6.3.5.                        The belt anchorages for seats for which upper belt anchorages are provided shall be tested under the following conditions:

6.3.5.1.                  Front Outboard Seats:

The belt anchorages shall be submitted to the test prescribed in paragraph 6.4.1. in which the loads are transmitted to them by means of a device reproducing the geometry of a three-point belt equipped with a retractor having a pulley or strap guide at the upper belt anchorage. In addition, if the number of anchorages is more than that prescribed in paragraph 5.3., these anchorages shall be subjected to the test specified in paragraph 6.4.5., in which the loads shall be transmitted to the anchorages by means of a device reproducing the geometry of the type of safety-belt intended to be attached to them.

6.3.5.1.1.            In the case where the retractor is not attached to the required outboard lower belt anchorage or in the case where the retractor is attached to the upper belt anchorage, the lower belt anchorages shall also be submitted to the test prescribed in paragraph 6.4.3.

6.3.5.1.2.            In the above case the tests prescribed in paragraphs 6.4.1. and 6.4.3. can be performed on two different structures if the manufacturer so requests.

6.3.5.2.                  Rear outboard seats and all centre seats:

The belt anchorages shall be subjected to the test prescribed in paragraph 6.4.2. in which the loads are transmitted to them by means of a device reproducing the geometry of a three-point safety-belt without a retractor, and to the test prescribed in paragraph 6.4.3., in which the loads are transmitted to the two lower belt anchorages by means of a device reproducing the geometry of a lap belt. The two tests can be performed on two different structures if the manufacturer so requests.

6.3.5.3.                  When a manufacturer supplies his vehicle with safety-belts, the corresponding belt anchorages may, at the request of the manufacturer, be submitted only to a test in which the loads are transmitted to them by means of a device reproducing the geometry of the type of belts to be attached to these anchorages.

6.3.6.                        If no upper belt anchorages are provided for the outboard seats and the centre seats, the lower belt anchorages  shall  be  submitted  to  the  test  prescribed  in paragraph 6.4.3., in which the loads are transmitted to these anchorages by means of a device reproducing the geometry of a lap belt.

6.3.7.                        If the vehicle is designed to accept other devices which do not enable the straps to be directly attached to belt anchorages without intervening sheaves, etc. or which require belt anchorages supplementary to those mentioned in paragraph 5.3., the safety-belt or an arrangement of wires, sheaves, etc. representing the equipment of the safety-belt, shall be attached by such a device to the belt anchorages in the vehicle and the belt anchorages shall be subjected to the tests prescribed in paragraph 6.4., as appropriate.

6.3.8.                        A test method other than those prescribed in paragraph 6.3. may be used, but evidence must be furnished that it is equivalent.

6.4.                              Particular test requirements for seat belt anchorages

6.4.1.                        Test in configuration of a three-point belt incorporating a retractor having a pulley  or strap guide at the upper belt anchorage

6.4.1.1.                  A special pulley or guide for the wire or strap appropriate to transmit the load from the traction device, or the pulley or strap guide supplied by the manufacturer shall be fitted to the upper belt anchorage.

6.4.1.2.                  A test load of 1350 daN ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 2) attached to the belt anchorages of the same belt, by means of a device reproducing the geometry of the upper torso strap of such a safety-belt. In the case of vehicles of categories other than M1 and N1, the test load shall be 675 ± 20 daN, except that for M3 and N3 vehicles the test load shall be 450 ± 20 daN.

6.4.1.3.                  At the same time a tractive force of 1350 daN ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 1) attached to the two lower belt anchorages. In the case of vehicles of categories other than M1 and N1, the test load shall be 675 ± 20  daN,  except  that  for  M3  and  N3  vehicles  the  test  load  shall be 450 ± 20 daN.

6.4.2.                        Test in configuration of a three-point belt without retractor or with a retractor at the upper belt anchorage

6.4.2.1.                 A test load of 1350 daN ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 2) attached to the upper belt anchorage and to the opposite lower belt anchorage of the same belt using, if supplied by the manufacturer, a retractor

fixed at the upper belt anchorage. In the case of vehicles of categories other than M1 and N1, the test load shall be 675 ± 20 daN, except that for M3 and N3 vehicles the test load shall be 450 ± 20 daN.

6.4.2.2.                  At the same time a tractive force of 1350 daN ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 1) attached to the lower belt anchorages. In the case of  vehicles  of  categories  other  than  M1  and  N1,  the  test  load  shall be 675 ± 20 daN,  except  that  for  M3  and  N3  vehicles  the  test  load  shall be 450 ± 20 daN.

6.4.3.                        Test in configuration of a lap belt

A test load of 2225 daN ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 1) attached to the two lower belt anchorages. In the case of vehicles of categories other than M1 and N1, the test load shall be 1110 ± 20 daN, except that for M3 and N3 vehicles the test load shall be 740 ± 20 daN.

6.4.4.                        Test for belt anchorages located wholly within the seat structure  or dispersed between the vehicle structure and the seat structure

6.4.4.1.                  The test specified in paragraphs 6.4.1., 6.4.2. and 6.4.3. above shall be performed, as appropriate, at the same time superimposing for each seat and for each group of seats a force as stated below.

6.4.4.2.                  The loads indicated in paragraphs 6.4.1., 6.4.2. and 6.4.3 above shall be supplemented by a force equal to 20 times the mass of the complete seat. The inertia load shall be applied to the seat or to the relevant parts of the seat corresponding to the physical effect of the mass of the seat in question to the seat anchorages. The determination of the additional applied load or loads and the load distribution shall be made by the manufacturer and agreed by the Technical Service.

In the case of vehicles in categories M2 and N2, this force must be equal to 10 times the mass of the complete seat; for categories M3 and N3 it shall be equal to 6.6 times the mass of the complete seat.

6.4.5.                        Test in configuration of a special-type belt

6.4.5.1.                  A test load of 1350 ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 2) attached to the belt anchorages of such a safety-belt by means of a device reproducing the geometry of the upper torso strap or straps.

6.4.5.2.                  At the same time, a tractive force of 1350 ± 20 daN shall be applied to a traction device (see annex 5, figure 3) attached to the two lower belt anchorages.

6.4.5.3.                  In the case of vehicles of categories other than M1 and N1, this test load shall be 675 ± 20 daN,  except  that  for  M3  and  N3  vehicles  the  test  load  shall be 450 ± 20 daN.

6.4.6.                        Test in the case of rearward-facing seats

6.4.6.1.                  The anchorage points shall be tested according to the forces prescribed in paragraphs 6.4.1., 6.4.2. or 6.4.3., as appropriate. In each case the test load shall correspond to the load prescribed for M3 or N3 vehicles.

6.4.6.2.                  The test load shall be directed forward in relation to the seating position in question, corresponding to the procedure prescribed in paragraph 6.3.

6.5.                              In the case of a group of seats as described in paragraph 1. of annex 7, the dynamic test of annex 7 can be performed, at the option of the car manufacturer, as an alternative to the static test prescribed in paragraphs 6.3. and 6.4.

6.6.                              Static test requirements.

6.6.1.                        The strength of the ISOFIX anchorage systems shall be tested applying the forces, as prescribed in paragraph 6.6.4.3., to the static force application device (SFAD) with ISOFIX attachments well engaged.

In case of ISOFIX top tether anchorage an additional test shall be performed as prescribed in paragraph 6.6.4.4.

All the ISOFIX positions of a same seat row, which can be used simultaneously, shall be tested simultaneously.

6.6.2.                        The test may be carried out either on a completely finished vehicle or on sufficient parts of the vehicle so as to be representative of the strength and rigidity of the vehicle structure.

Windows and doors may be fitted or not and closed or not.

Any fitting normally provided and likely to contribute to the vehicle structure may be fitted.

The test may be restricted to the ISOFIX position relating to only one seat or group of seats on the condition that:

a)           The ISOFIX position concerned have the same structural characteristics as the ISOFIX position relating to the other seats or group of seats and,

b)          Where such ISOFIX positions are fitted totally or partially on the seat or group of seats, the structural characteristics of the seat or group of seats are the same as those for the other seats or groups of seats.

6.6.3.                        If the seats and head restraint are adjustable, they shall be tested in the position defined by the technical service within the limited range prescribed by the car manufacturer as provided in appendix 3 of annex 17 of Regulation No. 16.

6.6.4.                        Forces, directions and excursion limits.

6.6.4.1.                  A force of 135 N ± 15 N shall be applied to the centre of the lower front crossbar of the SFAD in order to adjust the fore-aft position of the SFAD rearward extension to remove any slack or tension between the SFAD and its support.

6.6.4.2.                  Forces shall be applied to the static force application device (SFAD) in forward and oblique directions according to table 1.

Table 1: Directions of test forces

 

Forward

±

8 kN ± 0.25 kN

Oblique

75° ± (to both sides of straight forward, or if any worst case side, or if both side are symmetric, only one side)

5 kN ± 0.25 kN

Each of these tests may be performed on different structures if the manufacturer so requests.

Forces in the forward direction shall be applied with an initial force application angle of 10 ± above the horizontal. Oblique forces shall be applied horizontally ± 5°. A pre-load force of 500 N ± 25 N shall be applied at the prescribed loading point X indicated in figure 2 annex 9. Full application of the force shall achieved within a period of 2 s or less. The force shall be maintained for a minimum period of 0.2 s.

All measurements shall be made according to ISO 6487 with CFC of 60 Hz or any equivalent method.

6.6.4.3.                  Tests of ISOFIX anchorages system only:

6.6.4.3.1.            Forward direction force test:

Horizontal longitudinal  excursion  (after pre-load) of point X of SFAD during application of the 8 kN ± 0.25 kN force shall be limited to 125 mm and permanent deformation including partial rupture or breakage of any ISOFIX low anchorage or surrounding area shall not constitute failure if the required force is sustained for the specified time.

6.6.4.3.2.            Oblique direction force test:

Excursion in the direction of the force (after pre-load) of point X of SFAD during application of the 5kN ± 0.25 kN force shall be limited to 125 mm and permanent deformation including partial rupture or breakage of any ISOFIX low anchorage or surrounding area shall not constitute failure if the required force is sustained for the specified time.

6.6.4.4.                  Test of ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorage:

A tension pre-load of 50 N ± 5 N must be applied between the SFAD and the top- tether anchorage. Horizontal excursion (after pre-load) of point X during application of the 8 kN ± 0.25 kN force shall be limited to 125 mm and permanent deformation including partial rupture or breakage of any ISOFIX low anchorage and top tether anchorage, or surrounding area shall not constitute failure if the required force is sustained for the specified time.

Table 2: Excursions limits

 

Force direction

Maximum excursion of point X of SFAD

Forward

125 mm longitudinal

Oblique

125 mm force direction

6.6.5.                        Additional forces.

6.6.5.1.                  Seat inertia forces.

For the installation position where the load is transferred into a vehicle seat assembly, and not directly into the vehicle structure, a test shall be carried out to ensure that the strength of the vehicle seat anchorages to the vehicle structure is sufficient. In this test, a force equal to 20 times the mass of the relevant parts of the seat assembly shall be applied horizontally and longitudinally in a forward direction to the seat or the relevant part of the seat assembly corresponding to the physical effect of the mass of the seat in question to the seat anchorages. The determination of the additional applied load or loads and the load distribution shall be made by the manufacturer and agreed by the Technical Service.

At the request of the manufacturer, the additional load can be applied at the X point of SFAD during the static tests described above.

If the top tether anchorage is integrated to the vehicle seat, this test shall be performed with the ISOFIX top tether strap.

No breakage shall occur and excursion requirements given in the table 2 have to be fulfilled.

NOTE: This test does not have to be performed in case of any anchorage of the vehicle safety-belt system is integrated to the vehicle seat structure, and the vehicle seat is already tested and approved to meet the anchorage load tests required by this Regulation for adult passenger restraint.

7.                                    INSPECTION DURING AND AFTER STATIC TESTS FOR SAFETY-BELT ANCHORAGES

7.1.                              All the anchorages shall be capable of withstanding the test prescribed in paragraphs 6.3. and 6.4. Permanent deformation, including partial rupture or breakage of any anchorage or surrounding area, shall not constitute failure if the required force is sustained for the specified time. During the test, the minimum spacings for the effective lower belt anchorages specified in paragraph 5.4.2.5. and the requirements of paragraph 5.4.3.6. for effective upper belt anchorages shall be respected.

7.1.1.                        For vehicles of category M1 of a total permissible mass not exceeding 2.5 tonnes, if the upper safety-belt anchorage is attached to the seat structure, the effective upper safety-belt anchorage shall not be displaced during the test forward of a transverse plane passing through the R point and point C of the seat in question (see figure 1 of annex 3 to this Regulation)

For vehicles other than mentioned above, the effective upper safety-belt anchorage shall not be displaced during the test forward of a transverse plane inclined 10° in forward direction and passing through the R point of the seat.

The maximum displacement of the effective upper anchorage point shall be measured during the test.

If the displacement of the effective upper anchorage point exceeds the above- mentioned limitation, the manufacturer shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the technical service that there is no danger to the occupant. As an example, the test procedure according to Regulation No. 94 or a sled test with corresponding pulse may be carried out to demonstrate a sufficient survival space.

7.2.                              In vehicles where such devices are used, the displacement and locking devices enabling the occupants of all seats to leave the vehicle must still be operable by hand after the tractive force was removed.

7.3.                              After testing any damage to the anchorages and structures supporting load during tests shall be noted.

7.4.                              By derogation, the upper anchorages fitted to one or more seats of vehicles of category M3 and those of category M2 with a maximum mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, which meet the requirements of Regulation No. 80, need not to comply with the requirements of paragraph 7.1. concerning compliance with paragraph 5.4.3.6.

8.                                    MODIFICATIONS AND EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF THE VEHICLE TYPE

8.1.                              Every modification of the vehicle type shall be notified to the administrative department which approved the vehicle type. The department may then either:

8.1.1.                        consider that the modifications made are unlikely to have an appreciable adverse effect and that in any case the vehicle still complies with the requirements; or

8.1.2.                        require a further test report from the technical service responsible for conducting the tests.

8.2.                              Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the alterations, shall be communicated by the procedure specified in paragraph 4.3. above to the Parties to the Agreement which apply this Regulation.

8.3.                              The competent authority issuing the extension of approval shall assign a series number for such an extension and inform  thereof  the  other  Parties  to  the 1958 Agreement applying  this Regulation by means  of communication form conforming to the model in annex 1 to this Regulation.

9.                                    CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION

The conformity of production procedures shall comply with those set out in the Agreement, appendix 2 (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.2), with the following requirements:

9.1.                              Every vehicle bearing an approval mark as prescribed under this Regulation shall conform to the vehicle type approved with regard to details affecting the characteristics of the safety-belt anchorages and the ISOFIX anchorages system and ISOFIX top tether anchorage.

9.2.                              In order to verify conformity as prescribed in paragraph 9.1. above, a sufficient number of serially-produced vehicles bearing the approval mark required by this Regulation shall be subjected to random checks.

9.3.                              As a general rule the checks as aforesaid shall be confined to the taking of measurements. However, if necessary, the vehicles shall be subjected to some of the tests described in paragraph 6. above, selected by the technical service conducting approval tests.

10.                                PENALTIES FOR NON-CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION

10.1.                         The approval granted in respect of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation may be withdrawn if the requirement laid down in paragraph 9.1. above is not complied

with or if its safety-belt anchorages or the ISOFIX anchorages system and ISOFIX top tether anchorage failed to pass the checks prescribed in paragraph 9. above.

10.2.                          If a Contracting Party to the Agreement which applies this Regulation withdraws an approval it has previously granted, it shall forthwith so notify the other Contracting Parties applying this Regulation, by means of a communication form conforming to the model in annex 1 to this Regulation.

11.                                OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

The national authorities may require the manufacturers of vehicles registered by them to state clearly in the instructions for operating the vehicle

11.1.                          where the anchorages are; and

11.2.                          for what types of belts the anchorages are intended (see annex 1, item 5).

12.                                PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED

If the holder of the approval completely ceases to manufacture a type of safety-belt anchorages or a type of ISOFIX anchorages system and ISOFIX top tether anchorage approved in accordance with this Regulation, he shall so inform the authority which granted the approval. Upon receiving the relevant communication that authority shall inform thereof the other Parties to the 1958 Agreement, which apply this Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the model in annex 1 to this Regulation.

13.                                NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF TECHNICAL SERVICES RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING APPROVAL TESTS, AND OF ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS

The Parties to the 1958 Agreement applying this Regulation shall communicate to the United Nations secretariat the names and addresses of the technical services responsible for conducting approval tests and of the administrative departments which grant approval and to which forms certifying approval or extension, or refusal or extension or withdrawal of approval, issued in other countries, are to be sent.

14.                                TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

14.1.                          As from the official date of entry into force of the 06 series of amendments, no contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant ECE approvals under this Regulation as as amended by the 06 series of amendments.

14.2.                         As from 2 years after the enter into force of the 06 series of amendments to this Regulation,  Contracting  parties  applying  this  Regulation  shall  grant  ECE  type

approvals only if the requirements of this Regulation, as amended by the 06 series of amendments, are satisfied.

14.3.                          As from 7 years after the enter into force of the 06 series of amendments to this Regulation, Contracting parties applying this Regulation may refuse to recognize approvals which were not granted in accordance with the 06 series of amendments to this Regulation.

14.4.                          For vehicles not affected by paragraph 7.1.1. above, approvals granted according to the 04 series of amendments to this Regulation shall remain valid.

14.5              For vehicles not affected by Supplement 4 to the 05 series of amendments to this Regulation the existing approvals shall remain valid, if they had been granted in compliance with the 05 series of amendments, up to its Supplement 3.

14.6.                          As from the official date of entry into force of Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant ECE approvals under this Regulation as modified by Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments.

14.7.                          For vehicles not affected by Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to this Regulation the existing approvals shall remain valid, if they had been granted in compliance with the 05 series of amendments, up to its Supplement 3.

14.8.                     As from 20 February 2005 for vehicles of category M1, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant ECE approvals only if the requirements of this Regulation, as amended by Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments, are satisfied.

14.9.                     As from 20 February 2007 for vehicles of category M1, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation may refuse to recognize approvals which were not granted in accordance with Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to this Regulation.

14.10.                  As from 16 July 2006 for vehicles of category N, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant approval only if the vehicle type satisfies the requirements of this Regulation as amended by the Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments.

14.11.                  As from 16 July 2008 for vehicles of category N, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation may refuse to recognize approvals not granted in accordance with Supplement 5 to the 05 series of amendments to this Regulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Annex 1

 

COMMUNICATION

 

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issued by:     Name of administration

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concerning: 2/          APPROVAL GRANTED

 

APPROVAL EXTENDED

APPROVAL REFUSED

 

APPROVAL WITHDRAWN

PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED

 

of a vehicle type with regard to safety-belt anchorages and ISOFIX anchorages