International safety standards for new vehicles

By | April 28, 2016

International safety standards for new vehicles

Government has already introduced several safety standards, which are very similar to international regulation. All such requirements are notified under CMVR from time to time. The following are the latest requirements which are in-line with international standards. These standards are already notified effective from the dates indicated.

Date of Implementation Applicability Standard and description UN Equivalent

Standards

Pertaining to
1st Oct 2017 New car models, and LMV of GVW < 1500 kg AIS 096 – Protection of driver with regards to steering column intrusion (speed of impact ~ 50 kmph) UN ECE R12 Full Frontal Crash test
New car models –

GVW < 2500 kg

AIS 098 – Protection of the drivers and passengers in the event of an offset frontal collision (Speed of impact – 56 kmph) UN ECE R98 40% overlap offset frontal crash test
New Car models and LCV category vehicles (with respect to height of vehicles) AIS 099 –Protection of the Occupants in the event of a Lateral Collision (Speed of impact – 50 kmph) UN ECE R99 Test of Moving deformable barrier crash perpendicular into stationary vehicle
1st Oct 2018 New car models –

GVW < 2500 kg

AIS 100 – Protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in the event of a collision with a car GTR 9 Pedestrian body forms being impacted on the hood of the vehicle  
1st Oct 2019 All car models, and LMV of GVW < 1500 kg AIS 096 – Protection of driver with regards to steering column intrusion (speed of impact ~ 50 kmph) UN ECE R12 Full Frontal Crash test  
All car models –

GVW < 2500 kg

AIS 098 – Protection of the drivers and passengers in the event of an offset frontal collision (Speed of impact – 56 kmph) UN ECE R98 40% overlap offset frontal crash test  
All Car models and LCV models category vehicles (with respect to height of vehicles) AIS 099 –Protection of the Occupants in the event of a Lateral Collision (Speed of impact – 50 kmph) UN ECE R99 Test of Moving

 

deformable barrier crash perpendicular into stationary vehicle

 
1st Oct 2020 All car models –

GVW < 2500 kg

AIS 100 – Protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in the event of a collision with a car GTR 9 Pedestrian body forms being impacted on the hood of the vehicle  

 

Government has also introduced Safety Rating Scheme (Bharat New Car Safety Assessment Program- BNVSAP) on similar lines of NCAP. BNVSAP will be implemented along with the above mandatory standards.

 

The government under the NATRiP initiative has taken up project to setup state of art testing centres at Indore (NATRAX), Pune (ARAI), Manesar (iCAT), and Chennai (GARC). Of these centres, Crash Test Centre at ARAI, Pune is already operational and facility at ICAT, Manesar is in advance stage of completion. The centre at Chennai (GARC) is expected to be ready by next year and the centre at Indore, thereafter.

 

Cars being manufactured from the dates mentioned in the above table need to have compliance at the manufacturing stage. In addition, standards for Seat Belts and their Anchorages, Child Seats, Seats and their Anchorages are already mandated step by step since 2010.

 

Regarding Emission, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has uploaded on their website draft notification for mandating Mass emission standards Bharat Stage V (BS V) for category M & Category N vehicles, manufactured on or after 1st April 2019 for new models and on or after 1st April 2020 for existing models and Mass emission standards Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) for M & N category vehicles manufactured on or after 1st April, 2021 for new models and on or after 1st April 2022 for existing models.

 

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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