Occupant crash protection, air bags; Quality (ICS 03.120), Mechanical testing (ICS 19.060), Crash protection and restraint systems (ICS 43.040.80)
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection (14 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking - NHTSA is proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant crash protection," to update the child restraint systems (CRSs) listed in Appendix A-1 of the standard. NHTSA uses the CRSs in Appendix A-1 to test the performance of advanced air bag suppression and low risk deployment systems in either suppressing or deploying the air bag in a low-risk manner in the presence of a CRS. The proposed amendments would ensure that the CRSs used by NHTSA to test advanced air bags are representative of the current CRS fleet, and would make it easier for vehicle manufacturers and test laboratories to acquire CRSs for testing purposes.