The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has launched its newest protocol for testing which now includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). The program currently tests the safety and crash test safety of vehicles being sold in the ASEAN region. The new vehicle program currently has four categories for testing in the ASEAN region, Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Safety Assist, and Motorcyclist safety.
According to NCAP, AEB is a braking system that is applied automatically by the vehicle in response to the detection of a likely collision in order to reduce the speed of the vehicle and potentially avoid a crash. Through this, the safety program will be assisting two types of AEB which consist of the AEB City and AEB inter-Urban.
The new protocol is set to take into effect in January 2021. The assessed vehicle will only receive points based on the availability of the safety feature inside the vehicle. Thus the ASEAN NCAP is now including the actual assessment of the system in order to ensure that it is effective at stopping the moving vehicle based on the following criteria.
- Assessment of 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
- Assessment of 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 traveling at a constant speed.