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Automotive Engineering other topics FAQ

Specifications & Regulations

Specifications & Regulations regarding seat belts by mloew
Posted: 7 Nov 03 (Edited 7 Nov 03)

Specifications from SAE International (www.sae.org):
  • J384: Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Anchorages-Test Procedure (www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_TYP=STD&PROD_CD...)
  • J383: Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Anchorages--Design Recommendations (www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_TYP=STD&PROD_CD...)
  • J385: Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Anchorages-Performance Requirements (www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_TYP=STD&PROD_CD...)

  • US Government National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.gov), Department of Transportation: FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS (FMVSS):
  • 571.208 Standard No. 208; Occupant crash protection (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TIT...)
  • 571.209 Standard No. 209; Seat belt assemblies (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TIT...)
  • 571.210 Standard No. 210; Seat belt assembly anchorages (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TIT...)

  • There is also this SAE International Technical Paper publicly available:
    2003-01-0954 Safety Belt Fit, Comfort, and Contact Pressure Based on Upper Anchorage Location and Seat Back Angle
    By Liang Chen, Rana Balci and Alicia Vertiz.
    Delphi Corporation (www.delphi.com)

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