In October 2016, the Indian Ministry of Transport and Highways published a proposal to mandate the fitment of speed warning devices, safety belt reminders, manual overrides for central locking systems, driver's air bags and vehicle reverse parking alert systems to M1 category vehicles, i.e. passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles. Since then, the Indian Automotive Industry Standards Committee (AISC) have been drafting a new Indian Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) to cover the technical requirements for these systems and, on 6th April 2017, a draft version of this new AIS was published.
We will be at the Safety Expo, 16-18 May at the Stadthalle Aschaffenburg in Germany!
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 16 on safety belts and restraints systems currently mandates the fitment of a safety belt reminder system to the driverís seating position of M1 category vehicles, i.e. passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with less than 10 seats. However, in an attempt to improve safety belt usage rates, an 07 series of amendments to UN ECE Regulation No. 16 was recently adopted by the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) which extends the mandatory safety belt reminder system fitment requirements to other seating positions and to other categories of vehicle.