Regulation No. 29-03

Name:Regulation No. 29-03
Description:Occupant Protection in Cabs of Commercial Vehicles.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicle.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:2012-01-02
Amendment Level:03 Series, Supplement 3
Number of Pages:28
Vehicle Types:Heavy Truck, Light Truck
Subject Categories:Occupant Protection
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E/ECE/324
) Rev.1/Add.28/Rev.2/Amend.3
E/ECE/TRANS/505 )
February 5, 2016
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 29-03
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO THE PROTECTION OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE CAB OF
A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Incorporating:
02 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 27.02.99
Supplement 1 to the 02 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 11.06.07
03 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 30.01.11
Supplement 1 to the 03 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 13.02.14
Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.01.15
Supplement 3 to the 03 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 20.01.16

REGULATION NO. 29-03
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO THE
PROTECTION OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE CAB OF A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
REGULATION
Contents
1.
Scope
2.
Definitions
3.
Application for approval
4.
Approval
5.
Requirements
6.
Modifications and extension of approval of the vehicle type
7.
Conformity of production
8.
Penalties for non-conformity of production
9.
Production definitely discontinued
10.
Transitional provisions
11.
Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests and of
Type Approval Authorities
ANNEXES
Annex 1 – ECE Type-approval documentation
Part 1 – Model information document
Part 2 – Communication
Annex 2 – Arrangements of approval marks
Annex 3 – Test Procedure
Appendix 1 : Instructions for securing vehicles to the test bed
Appendix 2 : Manikin to be used to verify the survival space.
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
(3-D H machine)
Appendix 2:
Three dimensional reference system
Annex 5 – Reference data concerning seating positions

2.13. "Vehicles of Category N derived from M " means those vehicles of N Category which,
forward of the A-pillars, have the same general structure and shape as a pre-existing
M Category vehicle.
2.14. "Separate cab" means a cab attached to the vehicle's frame by specific links and which
has no common part with the cargo area.
3. APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL
3.1. The application for approval of a vehicle type with regard to the protection of the occupants
of the cab of a vehicle shall be submitted by the vehicle manufacturer or by his duly
accredited representative.
3.2. It shall be accompanied by drawings of the vehicle, showing the position of the cab on the
vehicle and the manner of its attachment, and by sufficiently detailed drawings relating to
the structure of the cab, all the said drawings being submitted in triplicate. A model for the
information document relating to the construction features is given in Annex 1, Part 1.
4. APPROVAL
4.1. If the vehicle type submitted for approval pursuant to this Regulation meets the
requirements of Paragraph 5 hereof, 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
03 corresponding to the 03 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 within the meaning of Paragraph 2.2. above.
4.3. Notice of approval or of extension or of refusal or of withdrawal of approval or production
definitely discontinued of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation shall be communicated
by the Parties to the Agreement which apply this Regulation by means of a form conforming
to the model in Annex 1 to this 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 and
4.4.2. the number of this Regulation, followed by the Letter "R", a dash and the approval number
to the right of the circle prescribed in Paragraph 4.4.1.;
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.

5.2. Survival Space Required after the Test or Tests
5.2.1. After undergoing each of the tests referred to in Paragraphs 5.1.2. or 5.1.3, the cab of the
vehicle shall exhibit a survival space allowing accommodation of the manikin defined in
Annex 3, Appendix 2 on the seat, when the latter is in its median position, without contact
between the manikin and non-resilient parts with a Shore-Hardness of 50 or more No
account shall be taken of non-resilient parts which can be moved away without any tools
from the test manikin by using a force of less than 100N. To facilitate installation, the
manikin may be inserted in dismantled form and assembled in the cab. For this purpose, the
seat shall be adjusted to its most rearward position and the manikin completely assembled
and so placed that its H Point coincides with the R Point. The seat shall then be moved
forward to its median position for the assessment of the survival space. As an alternative to
the test manikin defined in Annex 3, Appendix 2, a fiftieth percentile Hybrid II or III male
dummy, with or without measuring instrumentation, the description of which is given in
Regulation No. 94, may be used.
5.2.2. The space so defined shall be verified for every seat provided by the manufacturer.
5.3. Other Conditions
5.3.1. During the tests the components by which the cab is secured to the chassis frame may be
distorted or broken, provided that the cab remains attached to the chassis frame by
standard fixture attachments and does not unintentionally move, shift or rotate about the
attachment points.
5.3.2. None of the doors shall open during the tests, but the doors shall not be required to open
after testing.
6. MODIFICATIONS AND EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF THE VEHICLE TYPE
6.1. Every modification of the vehicle type shall be notified to the Type Approval Authority which
approved the vehicle type. That department may then either:
6.1.1. 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;
6.1.2. or require a further test report from the technical service responsible for conducting the
tests.
6.2. Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the alterations, shall be communicated by the
procedure specified in Paragraph 4.3. above to the Contracting Parties to the Agreement
which apply this Regulation.
6.3. 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 a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1 to this
Regulation.

10.6. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not refuse to grant extensions of approval
to the preceding series of amendments to this Regulation.
10.7. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to grant approvals to those types
of vehicles which comply with the requirements of this Regulation as amended by the
preceding series of amendments during the 72 months' period which follows the date of
entry into force of the 03 series of amendments.
10.8. No Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse national or regional type approval
of a vehicle type approved to the 03 series of amendments to this Regulation.
10.9. Even after the entry into force of the 03 series of amendments to this Regulation, approvals
of the vehicles to the preceding series of amendments to this Regulation shall remain valid
and Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to accept them.
11. NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF TECHNICAL SERVICES RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONDUCTING APPROVAL TESTS AND OF TYPE APPROVAL AUTHORITIES
The Parties to the Agreement which apply this Regulation shall communicate to the
Secretariat of the United Nations the names and addresses of the technical services
conducting approval tests and of the Type Approval Authorities which grant approval and to
which forms certifying approval or extension, or refusal or withdrawal of approval, issued in
other countries, are to be sent.

3. MASSES AND DIMENSIONS (in kg and mm) (refer to drawing where applicable): .......................
3.1. Technically permissible maximum laden mass stated by the manufacturer: ...................................
3.2. Technical permissible maximum mass for the front axle or axles of the vehicle: .............................
4. CAB: .................................................................................................................................................
4.1. Type of cab: (normal/sleeper/top-sleeper) : ....................................................................................
4.2. Materials used and methods of construction: ...................................................................................
4.3. Door configuration and number of doors: .........................................................................................
4.4. Drawings of door latches and retention components and their position in the doors: ......................
4.5. Number of seats: ..............................................................................................................................
4.6. R-Points: ...........................................................................................................................................
4.7. Detailed description of the cab of the vehicle type including its dimensions, configuration and
constituent materials and its attachment to any chassis frame: .......................................................
4.8. Drawings of the cab and those parts of its interior arrangement which have an influence on the
residual space: ..................................................................................................................................
5. STEERING: ......................................................................................................................................
5.1. Schematic diagram(s) of the steering control(s): ..............................................................................
5.2. Range and method of adjustment (if any), of the steering control: ..................................................

12. Place ..........................................................................................................................................
13. Date ............................................................................................................................................
14. Signature ....................................................................................................................................
The list of documents deposited with the Type Approval Authority which has granted
approval is annexed to this communication and may be obtained on request.

ANNEX 3
TEST PROCEDURE
1. DOORS
2. ENGINE
3. CAB
Before the tests the doors of the cab shall be closed but not locked.
For test A the engine, or a model equivalent thereto in mass, dimensions and mounting,
shall be fitted to the vehicle.
The cab shall be equipped with the steering mechanism, steering wheel, instrument-panel
and the driver and passenger seats. The steering wheel and the seating position shall be
adjusted to their positions for normal use as prescribed by the manufacturer.
4. ANCHORAGE OF THE CAB
For Test A, the cab shall be mounted on a vehicle. For Tests B and C, the cab shall at the
manufacturer's choice be mounted either on a vehicle or on a separate frame. The vehicle
or frame shall be secured in the manner prescribed in Appendix l to this Annex.
5. FRONT IMPACT TEST (TEST A)
Figure 1
Front Impact Test (Test A)

6. FRONT PILLAR IMPACT TEST (TEST B)
Figure 2
Front Pillar Impact Test (Test B)
6.1. The impactor shall be rigid and its mass shall be evenly-distributed; its mass shall not be
less than 1,000kg. The impactor shall be cylindrical with a diameter d of the cylinder of
600 ± 50mm and a Length b of not less than 2,500mm. Its edges shall be rounded to a
radius of curvature of not less than 1.5mm.
6.2. The impactor assembly shall be of rigid construction. The impactor shall be freely
suspended by two beams rigidly attached to it and spaced not less than f = 1,000mm apart.
The beams shall not be less than L = 3,500mm long from the axis of suspension to the
geometric centre of the bob impactor.
6.3. The impactor shall be so positioned that when its suspension is in the vertical position:
6.3.1. Its striking face is in contact with the foremost part of the cab;
6.3.2. Its median longitudinal line is horizontal and perpendicular to the median longitudinal vertical
plane of the cab;
6.3.3. Its center of gravity is midway between the lower and the upper windscreen frame, as
measured along the windscreen and along the median longitudinal vertical plane of the cab;
6.3.4. Its centre of gravity is in the median longitudinal plane of the cab;
6.3.5. Its length is equally distributed over the width of the vehicle, overlapping the full width of
both A-pillars.

7.3.3. The impactor and/or the cab shall be so positioned that, at the moment of impact:
7.3.3.1. The striking face of the impactor is at an angle of 20° to the median longitudinal plane of the
cab. Either the impactor or the cab may be tilted. If the impactor is a pendulum, the cab shall
not be tilted and shall be installed in a horizontal position;
7.3.3.2. The striking face of the impactor covers the whole length of the top side of the cab;
7.3.3.3. The median longitudinal line of the impactor is horizontal and parallel to the median
longitudinal plane of the cab.
7.3.4. The impactor shall strike the upper side of the cab such that at the time of the impact the
prescriptions of Paragraph 7.3.3. above are satisfied. The direction of impact shall be
perpendicular to the surface of the impactor and perpendicular to the median longitudinal
line of the cab. Either the impactor or the cab may be moving, as long as the positioning
requirements are satisfied at the moment of impact.
7.3.5. The impact energy shall be minimum 17.6kJ.
7.4. Roof Strength Test (see P on Figure 3)
7.4.1. The loading device shall be made of steel and its mass shall be evenly distributed.
7.4.2. The loading face of the device shall be rectangular and flat. Its dimensions shall be
sufficiently large such that, when positioned in accordance with Paragraph 7.4.4. below, no
contact will occur between the cab and the edges of the device.
7.4.3. A linear bearing system may be included between the device and its supporting structure to
allow for lateral motion of the cab roof away from the side that was impacted in the pre-load
phase of Paragraph 6.3., if applicable.
7.4.4. The loading device shall be so positioned that, during the test:
7.4.4.1. It is parallel to the x-y Plane of the chassis;
7.4.4.2. It moves parallel to the vertical axis of the chassis;
7.4.4.3. Its loading face covers the whole area of the cab roof.
7.4.5. A static load shall be applied by the loading device to the roof of the cab, corresponding to
the maximum mass authorised for the front axle or axles of the vehicle, subject to a
maximum of 98kN.

2. FRONT PILLARS IMPACT
2.1. Cab Mounted on the Vehicle (see Figure 1)
Measures shall be taken to ensure that the vehicle does not shift appreciably during the test.
For this purpose the hand-brake shall be applied, a gear engaged and the front wheels
wedged with chocks.
2.2. Cab Mounted on a Frame
Measures shall be taken to ensure that the cab does not shift appreciably during the test.
3. ROOF STRENGTH
3.1 Cab Mounted on the Vehicle
Measures shall be taken to ensure that the vehicle does not shift appreciably during the test.
For this purpose the hand-brake shall be applied, a gear engaged and the front wheels
wedged with chocks. Deformation of the various components of the suspension
(springs, tyres, etc.) shall be eliminated by means of rigid members.
3.2 Cab Mounted on a Frame
Measures shall be taken to ensure that the frame does not shift appreciably during the test.

ANNEX 3 - APPENDIX 2
MANIKIN TO BE USED TO VERIFY THE SURVIVAL SPACE

ANNEX 4
PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE "H" POINT AND THE ACTUAL TORSO ANGLE FOR
SEATING POSITIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES

ANNEX 4 - APPENDIX 2
THREE-DIMENSIONAL REFERENCE SYSTEM

Occupant Protection in Cabs of Commercial Vehicles.