Today, Glass for Europe released a position paper on pedestrian safety and the parameters of glass components which may influence windscreen breakage when vehicles are tested under UN Regulation No. 127 (R127).
The paper reminds that R127 evaluation and tests address complete vehicles and are therefore car manufacturers’ responsibility; windscreen manufacturers do not have access to final vehicles before their launch and thus cannot perform R127-related tasks. Besides, automotive glass safety is ensured by the requirements of Global Technical Regulations No. 6 and UN Regulation No. 43.
As suppliers of components, automotive glass manufacturers regrouped in Glass for Europe are nonetheless ready to support car manufacturers in investigating windscreen behaviour when tests are made on vehicles.
In this context, Glass for Europe’s paper informs on:
- The inherent and uncontrollable properties of glass when it comes to its brittleness and breakage behaviours.
- The various vehicle parameters and components which may influence R127 test results.
- The possibilities of support from automotive glass manufacturers on any suspected impacts of glass factors on R127 test results.
Read the complete paper here.