SUBANG JAYA, 4 December 2018 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) spin off company, ACTS Smart Solutions Sdn Bhd was awarded Best Researcher Award and Best Project Award by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia or ASEAN NCAP.
The ceremony was held at Summit Hotel, USJ in conjunction with the 2nd Conference of ASEAN Road Safety 2018 (CARS2018),officiated by Malaysian Minister of Transport, YB Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
The project entitled “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.
The Team Leader, Dr Nurulakmar Abu Husain from Faculty of Engineering together with Dr Noor Irza Mohd Zaki and Siti Mahirah Che Hussin from Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics have been working closely with a team from Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and ASEAN NCAP.
Dr. Nurulakmar said that ACTS Smart Solutions Sdn. Bhd. has been working closely with personnel from MIROS ASEAN NCAP Operationalization Unit (ANOU) for the period of nine months to review the protocol.
“The MIROS team which include Mr Yahaya Ahmad and Ir Dr Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim have been working together with us 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,” said Dr. Nurul.
Dr. Nurulakmar was saying this after the prize-giving ceremony  by YB Minister of Transport.
In addition to this significant contribution to the ASEAN NCAP protocol, ACTS Smart Solutions Sdn Bhd also produces other outputs of the project including two impactful research articles and three registered Intellectual Property Rights.

Dr. Nurulakmar (second right) receiving the Best Project Award and Best Researcher Award given by YB Minister of Transport, YB Anthony Loke.