ASEAN NCAP to assess AEB systems starting Jan 2021, motorcyclist safety included

Arif · Jul 16, 2020 11:15 AM

ASEAN NCAP will assess the effectiveness of the AEB fitted in the assessment vehicle starting January 2021. From 2017 -2020, the points rewarded for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT) was only based on the availability of the system in the test vehicle.

An example of a report of the Safety Assist technologies between 2017-2020 is shown below. 

2017-2020 reports only scored Safety Assist Technologies based on their availability. Also note that Motorcyclist Safety was not a pillar in the 2017-2020 reports.

ASEAN NCAP is moving a step further by including the actual assessment of the systems in order to ensure that it is effective to stop the moving vehicle based on the following criteria:

AEB City - Assessment on the effectiveness of AEB City system in a car-to-car rear stationary by driving the assessed vehicle forward at a speed of 10–60 km/h towards another stationary vehicle.

AEB Inter-Urban - Assessment on the effectiveness of AEB Inter-Urban system in a car-to-car rear moving by driving the assessed vehicle forward at a speed of 30–60 km/h towards another vehicle that is travelling at constant speed.

The AEB assessment that will be done by ASEAN NCAP is quite similar to the AEB assessment by JNCAP in terms of testing speed. However, a tougher test in the JNCAP test is Nearside with Obstruction (CPNO) scenario – where a pedestrian suddenly appears into view.

CPNO test by JNCAP. The Daihatsu Raize failed this test.

ASEAN NCAP conducted the AEB development test for two consecutive days, 15th-16th July 2020 at the Sg. Besi Airstrip in Kuala Lumpur. This is the second development test that ASEAN NCAP is conducting in our effort to strengthen our assessment procedure on new vehicles sold in the South East Asia market.

The first development test was held in 2018 in which ASEAN NCAP tested the effectiveness of blind spot technology fitted inside vehicles in order to detect the presence of motorcyclists riding at the blind spot zone of the moving vehicle.

The new ASEAN NCAP Protocol 2021-2025 consists of 4 assessment pillars comprising Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP), Safety Assist (SA) and Motorcyclist Safety (MS).

Each pillar brings the weightage of 40% (AOP), 20% (COP), 20% (SA) and 20% (MS). The 2017-2020 reports did not include Motorcyclist Safety.