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ANCHOR II: Child Presence Detection (CPD) System

Establishment of Child Presence Detection database, ASEAN occupant seating preferences and CPD assessment methodology for ASEAN NCAP

There have been several tragic incidents in which children have been unintendedly left in closed parked vehicles after the drivers had reached their destination. Infant and young children are vulnerable to heat due to their physiological and behavioural characteristics. Globally, children lose their lives due to heatstroke in a locked car under hot weather, either accidentally by the children themselves or forgotten by their guardians. A news analysis performed by Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) on the matter found a total of 9 cases related to child death in parked vehicles until the end of 2018 (Mohd Jawi, 2018); the statistics increased in 2020 with three recent cases, making the number of the total case to 12.

In order to prevent further increase in child death due to vehicular heating, the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has included the requirement of Child Presence Detection (CPD) technology in its ASEAN NCAP Roadmap 2021-2025. This project aims to establish CPD database, ASEAN occupant seating preferences, and CPD assessment methodology for ASEAN NCAP. The project was successfully conducted with good collaboration between Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia teams. The output of this project has contributed to the Child Occupant Protection Protocol, specifically on Section 6 for Child Presence Detection Procedure.



Child Presence Detection System and Technologies

Child Presence Detection: Assessment Methodology for ASEAN NCAP

Child Presence Detection (CPD): Assessment Methodology and Guidelines for ASEAN NCAP Handbook Published - ISBN 978-983-40842-1-9 Link to publication



LY2019007047 - Child Presence Detection Assessment Methodology

LY2019007046 - Survey on Vehicle Passengers Seating Positioning


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