MIROS' new test track for ADAS development to begin operations in June 2021

Sanjay · Feb 17, 2021 10:23 AM

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MIRA test track in the UK. Will ours be like this?

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has announced that they are developing a new one-kilometer long test track, to be used for the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) functions as well as ASEAN NCAP assessments.

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MIRA UK's AEB testing ground

Speaking at the virtual 4th ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2020 yesterday, MIROS Director-General Prof Ir. Ts. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said the new test track will be situated 3 kilometres away from the Sepang International Circuit and is expected to begin operations on 1-June 2021. 

The track will mainly be used to conduct autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests, among others.

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Another example of a test track. This is the Applus Idiada proving ground in Spain

According to The Malaysian Reserve's report, MIROS will build the test track from self-funding. Later on, the institute will relocate its headquarters to the same site, alongside a new crash test laboratory. This will be government-funded.

New protocols for ASEAN NCAP

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Just to recap, Asean NCAP launched their new assessment protocol for 2021-2025 in July last year. 

The new ASEAN NCAP Protocol 2021-2025 consists of 4 assessment pillars, as below:

ASEAN NCAP Protocol 2021-2025
Assessment Pillars Weightage
Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) 40%
Child Occupant Protection (COP) 20%
Safety Assist (SA) 20%
Motorcyclist Safety (MS) 20%

The 'Motorcyclist Safety' assessement is new, and was not part of the previous 2017-2020 testing protocol.

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Beyond these, ASEAN NCAP will also be assessing AEB effectiveness on two fronts, namely AEB City and AEB Inter-Urban.

For more details on the new ASEAN NCAP protocols, read this article.

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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