A Three-Point Belt in the Rear Center Seating Position as Accessories 870483

This paper describes some of the engineering situations encountered during the development of a three point belt for the rear center seating position in a sedan car. The belt will be sold as an accessory for the after market.
The reinforcement of the parcel shelf to achieve a sufficiently strong anchorage for the retractor and the geometrical locations of the belt anchorages are presented.
The conflict between the geometrical requirements, the design and the visibility will be focussed. The need for updated requirements for belt installations in the rear center seating position will be pointed out.
Data from the performed tests show that all demands from regulations and “in-house” requirements are fulfilled.


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