BRIEF ANALYSIS OF IRISH NATIONAL SAMLL SERIES TYPE APPROVAL

BRIEF ANALYSIS OF IRISH NATIONAL SAMLL SERIES TYPE APPROVAL

RELEASE DATE:2021-08-11 17:15
BriefThe Irish National Small Series Type Approval is called NSSTA. According to Irish vehicle approval regulations, a limited number of locally produced or imported vehicles must obtain a type approval certificate.

NSSTA's regulatory agency is NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland). NSAI is the official standards agency in Ireland. It is responsible for the formulation, publication and sales of Irish standards, providing certifications in many fields from management systems to products, and is responsible for the legal system Metrology and national metrology laboratory work.



SMALL SERIES QUANTITIVE ANNUAL LIMITS
The number of units of one type of vehicle to be registered for the Irish NSSTA see table 1.

Vehicle Category
Maximum Number of Units Per Type Per Year
M1/M2/M3
250
N1/N2/N3
250
O1/O2
500
O3/O4
250

REFERENCE TO REGULATORY ACT
Compared with the EU small series type approval, the Irish NSSTA has a wider range of vehicle categories, besides some provisions in its applicable regulations are not compulsory, which reduces the difficulty of type-approval.

Irish national small-series type approval refers to the Regulation (EU) 2018/858, adopts UNECE automotive technical regulations and EU/EC related directives, puts forward technical requirements for category M/N/O vehicles and special purpose vehicles. There are 72 technical items for category M vehicles, 68 for category N vehicles, and 28 for category O vehicles. The technical requirements for M1 vehicles are shown in Table 2.

Item
Subject
Regulation
1A
Sound level
Regulation (EU) No. 540/2014 or UN Regulation No. 51 and UN Regulation No. 138
2A
Emissions (Euro 6) light duty vehicles/access to information
Regulation (EC) No. 715/2007
3A
Prevention of fire risks (liquid fuel tanks)
UN Regulation No. 34
3B
Rear underrun protective devices (RUPDs) and their installation; rear underrun protection (RUP)
UN Regulation No. 58
4A
Space for mounting and fixing rear registration plates
Regulation (EU) No. 1003/2010
5A
Steering equipment
UN Regulation No. 79
6A
Vehicle access and maNo.euvrability (steps, running boards and handholds)
Regulation (EU) No. 130/2012
6B
Door latches and door retention components
UN Regulation No. 11
7A
Audible warning devices and signals
UN Regulation No. 28
8A
Devices for indirect vision and their installation
UN Regulation No. 46
9B
Braking of passenger cars
UN Regulation No. 13-H
10A
Electromagnetic compatibility
UN Regulation No. 10
12A
Interior fittings
UN Regulation No. 21
13B
Protection of motor vehicles against unauthorised use
UN Regulation No. 116
14A
Protection of the driver against the steering mechanism in the event of impact
UN Regulation No. 12
15A
Seats, their anchorages and any head restraints
UN Regulation No. 17
17A
Vehicle access and manoeuvrability (reverse gear)
Regulation (EU) No. 130/2012
17B
Speedometer equipment including its installation
UN Regulation No. 39
18A
Manufacturer’s statutory plate and VIN
Regulation (EU) No. 19/2011
19A
Safety-belt anchorages, Isofix anchorages systems and Isofix top tether anchorages
UN Regulation No. 14
20A
Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on vehicles
UN Regulation No. 48
21A
Retro-reflecting devices for power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 3
22A
Front and rear position lamps, stop-lamps and end-outline marker lamps for motor vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 7
22B
Daytime running lamps for power-driven vehicles
UN Regulation No. 87
22C
Side-marker lamps for motor vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 91
23A
Direction indicators for power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 6
24A
Illumination of rear-registration plates of power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 4
25A
Power-driven vehicle’s sealed-beam headlamps (SB) emitting an European asymmetrical passing beam or a driving beam or both
UN Regulation No. 31
25B
Filament lamps for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 37
25C
Motor vehicle headlamps equipped with gas-discharge light sources
UN Regulation No. 98
25D
Gas-discharge light sources for use in approved gas-discharge lamp units of power-driven vehicles
UN Regulation No. 99
25E
Motor vehicle headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing beam or a driving beam or both and equipped with filament lamps and/or LED modules
UN Regulation No. 112
25F
Adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS) for motor vehicles
UN Regulation No. 123
26A
Power-driven vehicle front fog lamps
UN Regulation No. 19
27A
Towing device
Regulation (EU) No. 1005/2010
28A
Rear fog lamps for power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 38
29A
Reversing lights for power-driven vehicles and their trailers
UN Regulation No. 23
30A
Parking lamps for power-driven vehicles
UN Regulation No. 77
31A
Safety-belts, restraint systems, child restraint systems and Isofix child restraint systems
UN Regulation No. 16
32A
Forward field of vision
UN Regulation No. 125
33A
Location and identification of hand controls, tell-tales and indicators
UN Regulation No. 121
36A
Heating systems
UN Regulation No. 122
37A
Wheel guards
Regulation (EU) No. 1009/2010
38A
Head restraints (headrests), whether or not incorporated in vehicle seats
UN Regulation No. 25
41A
Emissions (Euro VI) heavy duty vehicles/access to information
Regulation (EC) No. 595/2009
44A
Masses and dimensions
Regulation (EU) No. 1230/2012
45A
Safety glazing materials and their installation on vehicles
UN Regulation No. 43
46A
Installation of tyres
Regulation (EU) No. 458/2011
46B
Pneumatic tyres for motor vehicles and their trailers (Class C1)
UN Regulation No. 30
46D
Tyre rolling sound emissions, adhesion on wet surfaces and rolling resistance (Classes C1)
UN Regulation No. 117
50A
Mechanical coupling components of combinations of vehicles
UN Regulation No. 55
53A
Protection of occupants in the event of a frontal collision
UN Regulation No. 94
54A
Protection of occupants in the event of lateral collision
UN Regulation No. 95
58
Pedestrian protection
Regulation (EC) No. 78/2009 or UN Regulation No. 127
61
Air-conditioning systems
Directive 2006/40/EC 
62
Hydrogen system
Regulation (EC) No. 79/2009 or UN Regulation No. 134
67
Specific components for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) and their installation on motor vehicles
UN Regulation No. 67
68
Vehicle alarm systems (VAS)
UN Regulation No. 97
69
Electric safety
UN Regulation No. 100
70
Specific components for CNG and their installation on motor vehicles
UN Regulation No. 110

THE ROUTE TO APPROVAL
Submit vehicle information documents.
Deliver sample vehicles for testing and technical service performs witness.
Finish test reports and obtain individual certificates.
Submit application documentation to obtain the Irish NSSTA certificate

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