Regulation No. 16-07 Proposal

Name:Regulation No. 16-07 Proposal
Description:Safety-belts, ISOFIX and i-size. Proposal for the 07 Series.
Official Title:Proposal for the 07 Series of Amendments to Regulation No. 16 (Safety-belts, ISOFIX and i-size).
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:2016-09-02
Amendment Level:Original
Number of Pages:11
Vehicle Types:Agricultural Tractor, Bus, Car, Component, Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Motorcycle, Trailer
Subject Categories:Drafts and Proposals (Current)
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ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/99
PROPOSAL FOR THE 07 SERIES OF AMENDMENTS TO
REGULATION NO. 16
(SAFETY-BELTS, ISOFIX AND i-SIZE)
ADOPTED AT THE 170 SESSION – NOVEMBER 2016
PROVISIONAL DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE: JUNE 22, 2017

8.4.1.2. All seating positions of the rear seat row(s) of M and N Category vehicles shall be
equipped with a safety-belt reminder satisfying the requirements of Paragraph 8.4.4.
Where the vehicle manufacturer provides a safety-belt reminder system on a rear seating
position in another category of vehicle, the safety-belt reminder system may be approved
according to this Regulation.
8.4.1.3. A safety-belt reminder is not compulsory on folding seats (i.e. normally folded and designed
for occasional use, e.g. foldable crew seats in the buses and coaches) as well as seating
positions fitted with an S-type belt (including Harness belt).
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Notwithstanding Paragraphs 8.4.1.1. and 8.4.1.2 above, safety belt reminders are also not
required for rear seats in ambulances, hearses, and motor-caravans as well as for all seats
for vehicles used for transport of disabled persons, vehicles intended for use by the armed
services, civil defence, fire services and forces responsible for maintaining public order.
Paragraphs 8.4.2., amend to read:
"8.4.2. General Requirements"
Paragraph 8.4.2.1., amend to read:
"8.4.2.1. Visual warning"
Paragraph 8.4.2.1.1., amend to read:
"8.4.2.1.1. The visual warning shall be so located as to be readily visible and recognisable in the
daylight and at night time by the driver and distinguishable from other alerts."
Paragraph 8.4.2.1.2., amend to read:
"8.4.2.1.2. The visual warning shall be a steady or flashing tell-tale."
Insert new Paragraph 8.4.2.2., to read:
"8.4.2.2. Audible Warning"
Paragraph 8.4.2.1.3., renumber as 8.4.2.2.1. and amend to read:
"8.4.2.2.1. The audible warning shall consist of a continuous or an intermittent (pauses shall not
exceed 1s) sound signal or of continuous vocal information. Where vocal information is
employed, the vehicle manufacturer shall ensure that the alert is able to employ the
languages of the market into which the vehicle is intended to be placed."
Paragraph 8.4.2.1.4., renumber as 8.4.2.2.2. and amend to read:
"8.4.2.2.2. The audible warning shall be easily recognized by the driver."

Insert new Paragraphs 8.4.2.4.2. to 8.4.2.4.5., to read:
"8.4.2.4.2. The thresholds to trigger safety belt reminder listed in Paragraphs 8.4.2.4.1.1. to
8.4.2.4.1.3., may be reset when:
(i)
(ii)
Any of the doors have been opened while the vehicle is not in normal operation or
The seat or seats which triggered the warning are no longer occupied.
8.4.2.4.3. The second level warning may be discontinued when
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
None of the safety-belts which triggered the warning are unfastened,
The vehicle ceases to be in normal operation, or
The seat or seats which triggered the warning are no longer occupied.
8.4.2.4.4. The second level warning shall be resumed for the remainder of the required duration when
one or any combination of the conditions, at the choice of the manufacturer, set out in
Paragraphs 8.4.2.4.1.1. to 8.4.2.4.1.3. is/are again fulfilled.
8.4.2.4.5. For the condition that a safety belt becomes unfastened pursuant to Paragraphs 8.4.3.3.
and 8.4.4.5., the thresholds set out in Paragraphs 8.4.2.4.1.1. to 8.4.2.4.1.3. shall be
measured from the point in time at which unfastening occurs."
Paragraph 8.4.2.5., renumber as 8.4.2.4.6.
Insert new Paragraphs 8.4.3. to 8.4.4.5., to read:
"8.4.3. Safety-belt reminder for driver and occupants of seats in the same row as the driver
8.4.3.1. Safety-belt reminders for driver and occupants of seats in the same row as the driver shall
fulfil the requirements set out in Paragraphs 8.4.2.
8.4.3.2. The colour and symbol of the visual warning shall be as defined in Item 21 in Table 1 of
Regulation No. 121.
8.4.3.3. The second level warning shall be activated when a safety-belt is or becomes unfastened
while the vehicle is in normal operation and while, at the same time, any one condition or
any combination of the conditions, at the choice of the manufacturer, set out in
Paragraphs 8.4.2.4.1.1. to 8.4.2.4.1.3. is satisfied.
8.4.4. Safety-belt reminder for occupants of rear seat row(s).
8.4.4.1. Safety-belt reminders for occupants of rear row(s) shall fulfil the requirements set out in
Paragraphs 8.4.2.

15.6. A safety-belt reminder is not compulsory on removable rear seats and on any seat in a row
in which there is a suspension seat, for the purpose of granting type-approval to the 07
series of amendment, until September 1, 2022.
15.7. Until September 1, 2021, Contracting Parties applying this UN Regulation shall accept UN
type approvals to the preceding series of amendments that were first issued before
September 1, 2019
15.8. As from September 1, 2021, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not be
obliged to accept type approvals issued to the preceding series of amendments to this
Regulation.
15.9. Notwithstanding Paragraph 15.8, Contracting Parties applying the UN Regulation shall
continue to accept UN type approvals of safety-belts and restraint systems to the preceding
series of amendments to the UN Regulation.
15.10. Notwithstanding Paragraph 15.8, Contracting Parties applying the UN Regulation shall
continue to accept UN type approvals to the preceding series of amendments to the UN
Regulation, for vehicles which are not affected by the changes introduced by the 07 series
of amendments."
Annex 2, amend to read:
"ANNEX 2
ARRANGEMENTS OF APPROVAL MARKS
1. Arrangements of the vehicle approval marks concerning the installation of safety-belts
Model A
(See Paragraph 5.2.4. of this Regulation)
a = 8mm min

(e)
A load of 40kg is placed on each seat cushion in the same row as the driver's
seat, or the state in which occupants are on board the vehicle is simulated by an
alternative method specified by the vehicle manufacturer, provided an occupant’s
load does not exceed 40kg. This may also be done for the rear seats at the
request of the vehicle manufacturer.
Or alternatively (at the choice of the manufacturer):
An object or human representing a 5th percentile adult female is placed on each
seat cushion as specified by the manufacturer in the same row as the driver seat,
or the state in which occupants are on board the vehicle is simulated by an
alternative method specified by the vehicle manufacturer as agreed by the
technical service and the approval authority. This may also be done for the rear
seats at the request of the vehicle manufacturer.
(f)
The state of the safety-belt reminder is checked for all of the relevant seat(s), in
conditions (a) to (e).
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Paragraph 2., amend to read:
"2. The second level warning shall be tested according to the conditions set out in
Paragraphs 2.1. to 2.3. of this Annex, respectively."
Paragraphs 2.1. to 2.3., shall be deleted.
Insert new Paragraphs 2.1. to 2.3., to read:
"2.1. Testing the driver's seating position
2.1.1. Testing the driver’s seat when the safety-belt is unfastened before the journey
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
The safety-belt of the driver's seat is not fastened;
The safety-belts of seats other than the driver's seat are fastened;
Test vehicle driven with one or any combination of the conditions of
Paragraphs 2.1.1.1. to 2.1.1.3. of this annex at the manufacturer's choice.
The state of the safety-belt reminder is checked for the driver’s seat, in conditions
(a) to (c).
2.1.1.1. Accelerate the test vehicle to 25 -0/+10km/h from a halt and continue on the same speed.
2.1.1.2. The test vehicle is driven forward at least 500m from a halt position.
2.1.1.3. The vehicle is tested when the vehicle is in normal operation for at least 60s.

2.2.2. Testing the seating position in the same row as the driver’s seat when the safety-belt
becomes unbuckled during the journey.
(a)
(b)
The safety-belts of the driver’s seat and seats other than the driver’s seat are
fastened;
A load of 40kg is applied to the seat(s) in the same row as the driver's seat, or the
state in which occupants are on board the vehicle is simulated by a method
specified by the manufacturer;
Or alternatively (at the choice of the manufacturer):
An object or human representing a 5thpercentile adult female is placed on each
seat cushion as specified by the manufacturer in the same row as the driver seat,
or the state in which occupants are on board the vehicle is simulated by an
alternative method specified by the vehicle manufacturer as agreed by the
technical service and the approval authority. This may also be done for the rear
seats at the request of the vehicle manufacturer.
(c)
(d)
(e)
The test vehicle is driven, at the choice of the manufacturer, under one of the
conditions in Paragraphs 2.1.1.1. to 2.1.1.3. of this annex or combination thereof;
The safety-belt(s) of the seats in the same row as the driver's seat is (are)
unbuckled.
The state of the safety-belt reminder is checked for all of the seat(s) in the same
row as the driver's seat, for each condition (a) to (d).
2.3. Testing the Rear Seats
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
With the test vehicle stationary, the safety-belts of all seats are fastened;
The test vehicle is put in normal operation and kept running;
The safety-belt of one of the rear seats is unfastened;
The functioning of the safety-belt reminder is checked for all of the seating
positions in all seating rows;
Alternatively, at the request of the vehicle manufacturer, the test procedures
specified in Paragraphs 2.2. to 2.2.2. for the seating position(s) in the same row as
the driver's seat may be used for any rear seating position instead."
Paragraph 3., amend to read:
"3. The first level warning test shall have a duration of at least the minimum required time as
specified in Paragraph 8.4.2.3. of this Regulation for the first level warning. The second level
warning test may be initiated after completion of the first level warning test. However, it shall
also be ensured that the second level warning supersedes the first level warning when the
first level warning is still active."
Safety-belts, ISOFIX and i-size. Proposal for the 07 Series.