NPRM: Q3s Child Side Impact Dummy Announcement

November 21, 2013 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Q3s Child Side Impact crash test dummy. The new rule proposes to amend CFR Part 572 and add subpart W to reference specifications and qualifications for an anthropomorphic test device (ATD) representing a 3-year-old child for the evaluation of side impact performance in Child Restraint Systems.

The agency also plans to issue a proposal to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ‘‘Child Restraint Systems’’ (49 CFR 571.213) in a separate NPRM to incorporate side impact requirements for child restraints. The Q3s is expected to be adopted for use in this side impact compliance test procedure. The introduction of the Q3s into the Administration’s standards is in accordance with a statutory provision in the ‘‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’’ (July 6, 2012).

The Q3s is a modified version of a European side impact dummy and is part of the Q-series of child crash test dummies specified in Euro NCAP test protocols.

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