In November 2014, the United Nations-led Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) implemented the latest form of Regulation 90, a rule that requires all friction materials, discs and drums for motor vehicles to submit to and pass several safety standards.
Regulation R90, or ECE R90 as it's often called in the industry, was first introduced in Europe back in the 1990's to make sure that replacement brake pads and brake-shoe-and-lining assemblies would be safe following installation.
This latest iteration adds brake discs and drums to the mix, each line of which must be tested in the following three ways: braking performance, thermal fatigue, and braking load strength. For a part to be certified it must meet the requirements for all three metrics. Without that certification, these brake components will be unfit for sale the European market.
The new standards are currently in effect for commercial vehicle brake discs and will be effective as of November 1, 2016 for all other replacement brake parts sold or used in passenger cars, light trucks, buses, tractors trailers and semi-trailers.
Greening Testing Laboratories strives to stay on the precipice of all of the latest news in the braking industry and automotive industries. Our brake testing services are certified for ECE R90, and are used by many of the world's leading automakers to assess the performance of their vehicle brakes, components and materials. GM has recognized our facilities as suitable for the most demanding and accurate tests, following the guidelines of all major standards organizations.
We have over 50 years of experience in the industry, and are more than qualified to perform ECE R90 certification tests for the broad range of your products. Our partnerships with RDW–the Netherlands vehicle authority–and the United Kingdom's Vehicle Certification Agency mean that any reports issued by Greening can fulfill the testing requirements needed to obtain ECE R90 certifications.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our test procedures, ECE R90 certification, timing or cost. Customer success and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we're happy to help!