OASIM Project

Overall ASEAN market Safety Improvement for Motorcycles

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Improve the motorcyclist safety in the ASEAN region

With 43% of fatalities among their road users, the South-East Asian countries have the higher rate of death among riders of motorized 2- and 3-wheelers (according to the Global Status report on Road Safety 2018). The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an intergovernmental organization, represents ten countries : Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

With pedestrians and cyclists, motorcyclists are considered as Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) as they respectively account for 26% and 28% of all deaths in the world. Looking at the ASEAN countries situations, their proportion goes up to 59% of the deaths on the road. Since 2011, the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP) aims to elevate vehicle’s safety standards. ASEAN NCAP places high importance on motorcyclist safety and claim to become the most challenging protocol of a kind. Thus, the Motorcyclist Safety Pillar was specifically created in the 2021-2025 Roadmap, to urge the automotive industry to reduce motorcyclists road traffic deaths through new technologies.

What are the main accident situation between motorcycles and cars? Which systems will be the best to improve motorcyclist safety? How to evaluate these designed systems? Which tools can be developed for this?

Coordinated by UTAC, the OASIM project aims to answer these issues. The industrial consortium will provide OEMs and TIERs1 with the tools that will enable them to develop and evaluate their systems. The first task consists in studying the main accident situation between motorcycles and cars. Then, possible systems that could help to avoid them, or at least, reduce their consequences, will be identified. Finally, tools to improve these systems and evaluate their performance will be developed.

The project is split into 5 Work Packages described bellow.

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Work Packages (WP)


  • Accident data study
  • Literature review
  • ASEAN national & in-depth databases
  • Cluster analysis
  • Motorcycle against passenger cars accidents
Sept. 2020    Sept. 2021


  • Motorcyclist target development
  • ASEAN-region-most-representative motorcycles
  • Target’s ISO specifications development
  • Propulsion system evaluation
March 2021    Feb. 2022


  • Vehicle to motorcycle test and assessment protocol definition
  • Test procedures for the selected use case definition
  • ASEAN-region main accident situations
June 2021    Aug 2022


  • Project synthesis
  • Results compilation
  • Discussions sum-up
Sept. 2022    Nov. 2022


  • Results dissemination
  • Feed into ASEAN NCAP Roadmap
  • ASEAN NCAP assessment integration
From December 2022
WP1 - Accident data study
WP2 - ASEAN motorcycle target development
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