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ANCHOR I: Children Restraint System (CRS)

Development of CRS Reference List for ASEAN NCAP

Babies and children below the age of 12 are the most vulnerable road users than older children (i.e., 12 years and above) and adults. To reduce the risk of severe injuries in the case of crashes or emergency braking, these groups of children must be transported properly using age- or size-appropriate Child Restraint Systems (CRS) for as long as possible. As part of the ASEAN NCAP protocol, a so-called “CRS Reference List” containing a sample of widely available, well-performing child seats in the ASEAN market was established to assess the vehicle’s ability to safely and correctly accommodate child seats. The reference list should be reviewed every two years following a systematic revision process and published on ASEAN NCAP’s website. This project titled “Child Restraint Systems (CRS) Reference List for ASEAN NCAP” was funded by ASEAN NCAP Collaborative Holistic Research (ANCHOR) and participated by 14 Universities around ASEAN region.
This project is lead by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Nurulakmar Abu Husain, together with Ts. Dr. Noor Irza Mohd Zaki and Siti Mahirah Che Husin. The team has been working very closely with a team from MIROS/ASEAN NCAP (Ts. Yahaya Ahmad and Ir. Ts. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim – Secretary-General of ASEAN NCAP) throughout the 9-month duration of the project to establish a systematic revision process to update the CRS Reference List for the ASEAN NCAP Child Occupant Protection protocol. In addition to their significant contribution to the ASEAN NCAP protocol, other project outputs include two impactful research articles and three registered Intellectual Property Rights.



Updating the Child Restraint Systems Reference List for ASEAN NCAP (2018)

Establishment Procedure of Child Restraint Systems Reference List for ASEAN NCAP (2020)



LY2018006247 - Technical Assessment Procedure for ASEAN NCAP's Child Restraint Systems Reference List
LY2018003867 - Selection Procedure of Child Restraint System (CRS) Reference List Revision
LY2018003868 - Evaluation Criteria for Shortlisting Child Restraint System (CRS)


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