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Workshop programme Day 1

R13 workshop

Day 1 will be filled with discussing the framework for R13 from an international and local perspective. The discussion will also cover the different types of approval, reporting and the general terms for braking, testing and inspecting.

The below list can only give an overview of the various discussion themes and may vary during the day, depending on the input from the participants.

  • International Legislation
  • EU (Brussel)
  • UNECE (Geneva)
  • Self-Certification
  • 1958 Geneva Agreement (Basis for more than 140 UN Regulations)
  • World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
  • Types of EU Vehicle Type Approvals
    • EU Whole Vehicle Type-Approval
    • EU Small Series Type-Approval
    • National Small Series Type-Approval
    • EU Individual Vehicle Approval
    • National Individual Vehicle Approval
    • Multi-stage Type Approval
  • EU Vehicle Type Approval by a 'Third Country' (e.g. South Afrika)
  • Type Approval Authorities & Technical Services
  • Tests & Test Reports
  • Manufacturer's Self-testing & Virtual Testing
  • UN Regulations & General Safety Regulation (EC) No 661/2009
  • Vehicle categories (M, N, O)
  • Introduction: UN Regulation 13 (SANS 20013)
  • Basic provisions and requirements of UN R13
    • What is a braking system? (Control - Transmission - Brake)
    • Braking Systems and Functions (service, secondary, parking and residual braking system, automatic braking)
    • Endurance braking systems (Retarders)
    • Characteristics of braking systems (M & N)
    • Only trailer braking
    • Dead redundancy requirement
    • Malfunctions of the electric control transmission
    • 2-circuit service braking system
    • Auxiliary equipment
    • Power braking system
    • Warning signals (red - yellow - constant and flashing warning signals)
    • Special requirements for service braking systems with electric control transmission
    • Coupling Force Control (CFC)
  • Electrical Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Regenerative braking systems
  • Periodical Technical Inspection (PTI)
  • Brake Roller Testing & Reference Braking Forces
    • Wear assessment of the service brake

Please keep in mind that an exact following of this programme is by no means guaranteed and may vary as the workshop progresses.

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