MESSRING Develops Seat Mounting System for UN ECE R129

MESSRING has expanded its range of mounts for its CIS (Compact Impact Simulator) sled testing system

Effective immediately, MESSRING is offering its own mounting system to test child restraint systems pursuant to the new UN ECE R129 regulation, which enters force in 2018. In addition to front and rear-impact testing, the amended regulation governing the approval of child restraint systems now also requires side-impact testing for the first time.
MESSRING will supply the new mount as a ready-to-use system which allows car seat manufacturers to carry out all testing in accordance with the new regulation quickly, easily, and with precision. It was developed for MESSRING’s CIS sled-testing system, but can also be retrofitted to other sled-testing systems.
The seat mounting system can be used for front, rear, and side-impact testing of child restraint systems. To achieve this, MESSRING designed a completely new mount, including a damper system, door element, and bench seat. As such, all of the processes and crash phases defined by policymakers can be replicated and integrated into the sled tests. There is currently no other concept on the market that is as flexible, variable, and covers such a variety of different use cases.