In early 2023, TEMPRAVENT carried out a series of crash tests with TÜV Rheinland with test helmets in order to test the TEMPRAVENT climate module and to meet all requirements of the new ECE-R 22.6 standard in the future.
The ECE Regulation 2022 of the United Nations specifies which requirements motorcycle helmets must meet in order to be approved for road use. The ECE-R 22.5 was in force for almost twenty years and was replaced by the reformed regulation ECE-R 22.6. Since June 2022, all tests must be carried out according to the new standard.
The test program of the new standard ECE-R 22.6 has been extended by various tests and offers more safety for motorcycle helmets. Among other things, impact tests are carried out in different variants and at three different speeds between around 20 and 30 km/h (6 to 8.2 m/s). According to the previous standard, five so-called test points were specified on the helmet, now these can be flexibly selected by the test engineers.
The rotation test is also new, which simulates the rotation of the head in the event of a possible impact. Among other things, the sight must demonstrate resistance when fired with a steel ball at 60 meters per second – the equivalent is 216 km/h.
Other tests for chin straps, fasteners and various stripping tests are also provided according to ECE-R 22.6. The tests are carried out in environmental simulation at temperatures of -10 to +50 degrees Celsius – such extreme tests are important because the different materials react accordingly differently.
More information about the safety standards is available directly from TÜV Rheinland.