Child Presence Detection: Assessment Methodology for ASEAN NCAP


  • N. Abu Husain School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • N.H.F. Ismail
  • M.M. Baharuddin
  • M.S.F. Mansor
  • N.I. Mohd Zaki
  • M.K. Abu Husain
  • A. Ma’aram
  • A.S. Wiyono
  • T. Chaiyakul
  • Y. Ahmad Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)
  • K.A. Abu Kassim Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)



Child Presence Detection (CPD), Child Occupant Protection (COP), assessment methodology, ASEAN NCAP Roadmap 2021-2025


The introduction of Child Presence Detection (CPD) technology under the Child Occupant Protection (COP) pillar in the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) Roadmap 2021-2025 should come with proper assessment methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of such technologies in a vehicle. This paper gives an overview of CPD systems and Vehicle Reminder Systems (VRS), together with their associated technologies. Most importantly, a comprehensive assessment methodology for CPD and VRS that covers the vehicle preparation, occupants’ classifications (i.e., newborn, infant and toddler), assessment procedure, scoring criteria, and implementation plan is also presented. It is hoped that this work could contribute to ASEAN NCAP Roadmap 2021-2025, and gives valuable insights to relevant stakeholders such as the vehicle manufacturers and technology providers.




How to Cite

N. Abu Husain, “Child Presence Detection: Assessment Methodology for ASEAN NCAP”, JSAEM, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 145–158, May 2020.



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