Seat belts

That vehicles today will be designed for crash safety is taken for granted. As one element of such safety provision, seat belts are therefore subject to requirements in a wide range of aspects.

We test seat belts, mechanisms and buckles by exposure to high temperatures, dust, salt solutions and other environmental parameters, in order to simulate conditions that can be encountered in vehicles. Belts and mechanisms are life-tested by repeated extractions and returns, while buckles are tested by a large number of engagements and releases. We also performs static tensile tests of the belts, mechanisms and buckles, as well as full-scale crash tests.

We test vehicle seat belts in accordance with ECE R16, EU Directive no. 77/541/EEC and FMVSS 209.

Related Information


Crash test of components and systemsVehicle seats and seat belt anchorages

Contact Persons

Kristina Follin

Phone: +46 10 516 52 21

Klas-Gustaf Andersson

Phone: +46 10 516 52 43

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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