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    Seat belt assemblies for motor vehicles (ECE Regulation No. 16, MOD)

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  23-06-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  29-12-2003

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 2596:2003 SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES (ECE REGULATION NO. 16, MOD)
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    9 - 1. SCOPE
    9 - 2. DEFINITIONS
    9 - 2.1. Safety-belt
    9 - 2.1.1. Lap belt
    9 - 2.1.2. Diagonal belt
    9 - 2.1.3. Three-point belt
    9 - 2.1.4. Harness belt
    9 - 2.2. Belt type
    9 - 2.3 Strap
    10 - 2.4. Buckle
    10 - 2.5. Belt adjusting device
    10 - 2.6. Pre-loading device
    10 - 2.7. "Reference zone"
    10 - 2.8. "Airbag assembly"
    10 - 2.9. “Passenger airbag”
    10 - 2.10. “Child restraint”
    10 - 2.11. “Rearward-facing”
    10 - 2.12. Attachments
    10 - 2.13. Energy absorber
    10 - 2.14. Retractor
    10 - 2.14.1. Non-locking retractor (type 1)
    10 - 2.14.2. Manually unlocking retractor (type 2)
    10 - 2.14.3. Automatically locking retractor (type 3)
    11 - 2.14.4. Emergency locking retractor (type 4)
    11 - 2.14.5. Emergency locking retractor with higher response threshold (type 4N)
    11 - 2.14.6. Belt adjustment device for height
    11 - 2.15. Belt anchorages
    12 - 2.16. Vehicle type as regards safety-belts and restraint systems
    12 - 2.17. Restraint system
    12 - 2.18. Seat
    12 - 2.18.1. "A front passenger seat”
    12 - 2.19. Group of seats
    12 - 2.20. Bench seat
    12 - 2.21. Adjustment system of the seat
    12 - 2.21.1. longitudinal displacement;
    12 - 2.21.2. vertical displacement;
    12 - 2.21.3. angular displacement.
    12 - 2.22. Seat anchorage
    13 - 2.23. Seat type
    13 - 2.24. Displacement system of the seat
    13 - 2.25. Locking system of the seat
    13 - 2.26. Enclosed buckle-release button
    13 - 2.27. Non-enclosed buckle-release button
    13 - 3. APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL
    13 - 3.1. Vehicle type
    14 - 3.2. Safety-belt type
    14 - 4. MARKINGS
    14 - 5. APPROVAL
    17 - 6. SPECIFICATIONS
    17 - 6.1. General specifications
    17 - 6.2. Rigid parts
    17 - 6.2.1. General
    18 - 6.2.2 Buckle
    19 - 6.2.3. Belt adjusting device
    19 - 6.2.4. Attachments and belt adjustment devices for height
    19 - 6.2.5. Retractors
    22 - 6.2.6. Pre-loading device
    22 - 6.3. Straps
    22 - 6.3.1. General
    22 - 6.3.2. Strength after room-conditioning
    23 - 6.3.3. Strength after special conditioning
    23 - 6.4. Belt assembly or restraint system
    23 - 6.4.1. Dynamic test
    24 - 6.4.2. Strength after abrasion conditioning
    24 - 7. TESTS
    24 - 7.1. Use of samples submitted for approval of a type of belt or restraint system
    25 - 7.2. Corrosion test
    25 - 7.3. Micro-slip test
    25 - 7.4. Conditioning of straps and breaking-strength test (static)
    25 - 7.4.1. Conditioning of straps for the breaking-strength test
    27 - 7.4.2. Test of breaking strength of strap
    28 - 7.5. Test of belt assembly components incorporating rigid parts
    29 - 7.6. Additional tests for safety-belts with retractors
    29 - 7.6.1. Durability of retractor mechanism
    29 - 7.6.2. Locking of emergency locking retractors
    30 - 7.6.3. Dust resistance
    30 - 7.6.4. Retracting forces
    30 - 7.7. Dynamic test of belt assembly or of the restraint system
    32 - 7.8. Buckle-opening test
    33 - 7.9. Additional tests on safety-belts with pre-loading devices
    33 - 7.9.1. Conditioning
    33 - 7.10. Test report
    33 - 8. REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION IN THE VEHICLE
    37 - 9. CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
    37 - 10. PENALTIES FOR NON-CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
    37 - 11. MODIFICATIONS AND EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF THE VEHICLE TYPE OR SAFETY-BELT OR RESTRAINT SYSTEM TYPE
    37 - 12. PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
    38 - 13. INSTRUCTIONS
    38 - 14. NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF TECHNICAL SERVICES RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING APPROVAL TESTS, AND OF ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
    38 - 15. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
    38 - 15.1. Approvals of vehicle type
    39 - Annex 1A
    41 - Annex 1B
    47 - Annex 3 - DIAGRAM OF AN APPARATUS TO TEST DURABILITY OF RETRACTOR MECHANISM
    48 - Annex 4 - DIAGRAM OF AN APPARATUS TO TEST LOCKING OF EMERGENCY LOCKING RETRACTORS
    49 - Annex 5 - DIAGRAM OF AN APPARATUS FOR DUST-RESISTANCE TEST
    50 - Annex 6 - DESCRIPTION OF TROLLEY, SEAT, ANCHORAGES AND STOPPING DEVICE
    57 - Annex 7 - DESCRIPTION OF MANIKIN
    66 - Annex 8 - DESCRIPTION OF CURVE OF TROLLEY’S DECELERATION AS A FUNCTION OF TIME
    68 - Annex 9 - INSTRUCTIONS
    69 - Annex 10 - DUAL BUCKLE TEST
    70 - Annex 11 - ABRASION AND MICROSLIP TEST
    74 - Annex 12 - CORROSION TEST
    76 - Annex 13 - ORDER OF TESTS
    78 - Annex 14 - CONTROL OF CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
    81 - Annex 15 - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE "H" POINT AND THE ACTUAL TORSO ANGLE FOR SEATING POSITIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
    87 - Annex 15 - Appendix 1 - DESCRIPTION OF THE THREE DIMENSIONAL "H" POINT MACHINE */
    90 - Annex 15 - Appendix 2 - THREE-DIMENSIONAL REFERENCE SYSTEM
    91 - Annex 15 - Appendix 3 - REFERENCE DATA CONCERNING SEATING POSITIONS
    92 - Annex 16 - Safety-belt installation showing the belt types and retractor types
    93 - Annex 17 - REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SAFETY-BELTS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR ADULT OCCUPANTS OF POWER-DRIVEN...
    94 - Annex 17 - Appendix 1 - PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF "UNIVERSAL" CATEGORY CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS INSTALLED...
    98 - Annex 17 - Appendix 2 - TABLE OF VEHICLE HANDBOOK INFORMATION ON CHILD RESTRAINT SUITABILITY FOR VARIOUS SEATING POSITIONS
    104 - APPENDIX ZZ - VARIATIONS TO ECE REGULATION NO. 16 FOR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
    108 - APPENDIX ZA - INSTRUCTIONS
    108 - ZA1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
    108 - ZA2 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
    108 - ZA2.1 General
    109 - ZA2.2 Warning
    109 - ZA3 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    110 - APPENDIX ZB - ORDER OF TESTS
    113 - APPENDIX ZC - MASS AND DESCRIPTION OF REPRESENTATIVE DUMMY TYPES
    114 - APPENDIX ZD - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANCHORING OF SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES

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    Specifies requirements for seat belt assemblies for use by adults and larger children intended for after market supply. This Standard modifies and has been reproduced from UN ECE Regulation 16 with variations for Australian and New Zealand included in a ZZ Appendix.

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    This Regulation applies to safety-belts and restraint systems for installation in power-driven vehicles with three or more wheels and intended for separate use, i.e. as individual equipment, by person occupying forward or rearward-facing seats and also to vehicles equipped with such safety-belts.

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    Committee CS-075
    Development Note Under Revision by DR AS 2596:2021.
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS/NZS 2596:1995.Second edition 2003. Originated as AS/NZS 2596:1995. Second edition 2003.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1754:2004 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles
    AS/NZS 4475.3:1997 Restraint systems for motor vehicles - Performance tests Determination of fatigue resistance of a flexible member
    AS 1753-1990 Webbing for restraining devices for occupants of motor vehicles
    AS 1152-1993 Specification for test sieves

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    AS 1636.2-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests Rear-mounted for narrow-track tractors
    AS/NZS 3696.19:2009 Wheelchairs Wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles (ISO 7176-19:2008, MOD)
    AS/NZS 8005:2013 Accessories for child restraints for use in motor vehicles
    AS/NZS 3629.7:2010 Methods of testing child restraints Test for suitability of seatbelt length (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 4034.1:2008 Motor vehicles - Cargo barriers for occupant protection Cargo barriers
    AS/NZS 4034.2:2008 Motor vehicles - Cargo barriers for occupant protection Partial cargo barriers
    AS/NZS 4370:2013 Restraint of children with disabilities, or medical conditions, in motor vehicles
    AS 1753-1990 Webbing for restraining devices for occupants of motor vehicles
    AS 3547-1997 Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use
    AS 1636.1-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests Conventional tractors
    AS 1636.3-1996 Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests Mid-mounted for narrow-track tractors
    AS 3533.4.4:2018 Amusement rides and devices Specific requirements - Hire go-karts
    AS 2942-1994 Wheelchair occupant restraint assemblies for motor vehicles
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