ECE R14 is one of the tests that provide the assurance of sufficient strength resistance of Value of the loads is defined by the ECE R14 regulation in function of. STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION ECE UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF: VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO. To guarantee proper function of the seat belt system, belt anchorages have to resist defined static test loads that represent an vehicular impact. ECE R14 and.

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Inspection during and after the static tests for safety belt anchorages 8. Modifications and extension of approval of the vehicle type 9. Conformity of production Penalties for non-conformity of production Production definitively discontinued Names and addresses of Technical Services responsible for conducting approval tests, and of Type Approval Authorities SCOPE This Regulation applies to a Vehicles of Categories M and N with regard to their anchorages for safety-belts intended for adult occupants of forward-facing or rearward-facing or side-facing seats.

The apparatus shall be positioned as described in that Annex to Regulation No. The application for approval of a vehicle type with regard to the belt anchorages, the ISOFIX anchorages systems, the ISOFIX top tether anchorages and i-Size seating positions, if any, shall be submitted by the vehicle manufacturer or by his duly accredited representative.

It shall be accompanied by the undermentioned documents in triplicate and by the following particulars: Drawings of the general vehicle structure on an appropriate scale, showing the positions of the belt anchorages, of the effective belt anchorages where appropriateof the ISOFIX anchorages systems, of ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any and in the case of i-Size seating positions, the vehicle floor contact surface 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 and in the case rgeulation i-Size seating positions, the vehicle floor contact surface; 3.

A specification of the materials used r1 may affect the strength of the belt anchorages, of the ISOFIX anchorages systems and ISOFIX top tether anchorages if any and in case of i-Size seating positions, the vehicle floor contact surface; 3.

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.

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The approval mark shall be clearly legible and be indelible. The approval mark shall be placed close to or on the vehicle data plate affixed by regu,ation manufacturer. Annex 2 to this Regulation gives examples of arrangements of the approval mark. Definitions See Annex 3 5. The H Point is a reference point as defined in Paragraph 2. Point H’ is a regu,ation point corresponding to H eece defined in Paragraph 5. The R Point is the dce reference point defined in Paragraph 2.

The three-dimensional reference system is defined in Appendix 2 of Annex 4 of this Regulation. Points L and L are the lower effective belt anchorages.

Point C is a point situated mm vertically above the R Point. However, if the Distance S as defined regulatikn Paragraph 5. If the seat is adjustable, this requirement shall be fulfilled also for the H-Points of all normal driving or riding positions, as indicated by the vehicle manufacturer. Any ISOFIX anchorages system and any top tether anchorage, as well as the vehicle floor contact surface of any i-Size seating positions, shall enable the vehicle, in normal use, to comply with the provisions of this Regulation.


Consequently, such anchorages shall be described on the application document for type approval. Any ISOFIX anchorages system installed on a vehicle seating position shall be located not less than mm behind the design H-Point as determined in Annex 4 to this Regulation, measured horizontally and up to the centre of the bar.

The torso line of the template is at the same angle regulatino the transverse vertical plane as the seat back in its most upright position, and 5. 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. Is at regilation 65mm behind the torso line, in case of a non-rigid webbing-type routing device or a deployable routing device, or at least mm behind the torso line, in the case of a fixed rigid routing device; and, 5.

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. 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. Geometrical requirements for i-Size seating tegulation connected to i-Size support legs. In addition to the requirements defined in 5.

The support leg foot assessment volume is regulationn as follows see also Annex 10, Figures 1 and 2 of this Regulation: The pitch angle used for the geometrical assessment above shall be measured as in Paragraph 5.

Compliance with this requirement may be proven by a physical test or computer simulation or representative drawings. Vehicle floor strength requirements for i-Size seating positions. Regultion entire vehicle floor contact regultion see Annex 10, Figures 1 and 2 shall be of sufficient strength eec withstand the loads imposed when tested in accordance with Paragraph 6. Any vehicle in Categories M and N except those vehicles of Categories M or M which belong to Classes I or A shall be equipped with safety-belt anchorages which satisfy the requirements of this Regulation.

The anchorages of a harness belt system approved as a S-type belt with or without retractor s according to Regulation No. The minimum number of safety-belt anchorages for each forward, rearward and side-facing seating position shall be those specified in Annex 6. Such a vehicle needs to have only one ISOFIX anchorages system and an ISOFIX top tether anchorage at a front passenger designated seating position combined with an airbag deactivation device dce that seating position is fitted with an airbag and a caution label indicating that there is no ISOFIX position system available at the second seat row.

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.

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If rear seats are adjustable the above angles shall be valid for all normal travelling positions. Where in the case of front seats of vehicles having a maximum vehicle mass not exceeding 3. The distance between the two vertical planes parallel to the median vertical longitudinal plane of the vehicle and each passing through a different one of the two effective lower belt anchorages L and L of the same safety-belt shall not be less than mm.

In the case of side-facing seats the distance between the two vertical planes parallel to the median vertical longitudinal plane of the seat and each passing through a different one of the two effective lower belt anchorages L and L of the same safety-belt shall not be less than mm. In the case of any central seating positions in rear rows of seats of vehicles of Category M and Nthe above-mentioned distance shall not be less than 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 L and L and shall be at least mm from these points. The effective upper belt anchorage shall be situated above a horizontal plane passing through Point C defined in Paragraph 5. Notwithstanding the requirements of Paragraph 5. This marking shall clearly indicate to the user when the anchorage is in a position suitable for use by an adult of average stature; The effective upper anchorage shall be so designed to permit adjustment of its height by a manual adjusting device that is readily accessible to the wearer when seated and is convenient and easy to use; The effective upper anchorage shall be so designed to prevent any unintended upward movement of the anchorage that would reduce the effectiveness of the device during normal use; The manufacturer shall include within the vehicle handbook clear guidance on the adjustment of such systems, together with advice on the suitability and limitations for use by occupants of short stature.


However, where the device for adjusting the shoulder height is not directly attached to the vehicle construction or seat construction, but is realized by means of a flexible shoulder adjustment device for height: Evidence is needed that the safety-belt together with its flexible shoulder adjustment for height complies with the requirements for restraint systems of Regulation No.

In addition to the upper anchorage specified in Paragraph 5. The additional anchorages comply with ecr requirements of Paragraphs 5. The additional anchorages can be used without the aid of tools, comply with the requirements of Paragraphs 5.

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 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 area or to lessen the normal deformation of the structure.

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 regulagion a distance of not less than mm from the anchorage to be tested and is held regultaion fixed at the rear not less than mm from that anchorage.

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. If a securing method other than that prescribed in Paragraphs 6.

All the belt anchorages of the same group of seats shall be tested simultaneously. 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 4s. The belt anchorages must withstand the specified load for not less than 0. 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.

A test method other than those prescribed in Paragraph 6. A special pulley or guide for the wire or strap rwgulation to transmit the load from the traction device, or the pulley or strap guide supplied by the manufacturer shall be fitted revulation the upper belt anchorage.

Test of the Basic Structure of Side-facing Seats 6. The basic structure of a side-facing seat or a group of side-facing seats shall be tested according to the forces as prescribed in Paragraph 6. The test load shall be directed forward in relation to the vehicle, corresponding to the procedure prescribed in Paragraph 6.

In the case that side-facing seats are grouped together the basic structure shall be tested simultaneously for each seating position in the group. The point regualtion application of the forces prescribed in Paragraphs 6. 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.

In case of an i-Size seating position, an additional support leg test shall be performed as described in Paragraph 6. 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.

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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.

Test for i-Size seating positions: In addition to the tests specified in Paragraphs 6.