Twenty-two new UN regulations to be gazetted next year for a total of 126 by 2020 – in list, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning

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A total of 22 new UN regulations, under the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP29), will be gazetted next year in Malaysia, according to Road Transport Department (JPJ) automotive engineering director Ir Haji Mohamad bin Dalib.

In a keynote address delivered yesterday at DreamEDGE‘s Empowering the Nation’s Automotive Industry seminar, Mohamad said that the government, following discussions with relevant automotive organisations, has determined the phases of implementation: in addition to next year’s 22 new regulations, a further 19 will be gazetted in 2017 and two more by 2020. This will make it a total of 126 UN regulations incorporated into Malaysian law.

Among the technologies the additional regulations will cover are Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Front Lighting and Enhanced Child Restraint System, he added, although he did not say exactly when each of these technologies will be mandated for new vehicle type approvals.


“The gazette (of these new UN regulations) will not only ensure the safety of automotive products in Malaysia and promote an internationally-recognised automotive framework; it also will open opportunities for the Malaysian automotive industry to expand its business to the international market,” he said.

At present, 77 UN regulations under WP29 are already in force for the type approval of new vehicles in Malaysia. These include ECE R94 (40% front overlap crash testing), ECE R95 (side impact crash testing), ECE R66 (bus, coach and truck superstructure strength and roll-over testing) and ECE R43 (safety glass installation and testing). Most, if not all of them, are concerned with vehicle and occupant safety.

Malaysia was accepted by the UN on April 4, 2006 as a signatory to the 1958 Agreement on Reciprocal Recognition and 1998 Agreement on Global Technical Regulations, under WP29. As a result, Malaysia may test and certify an automotive product and export that product to 51 contracting nations without the need for further testing. These products will bear the stamp ‘E52’, which can be issued by JPJ.

Active City Stop

Where the introduction of UN regulations into national law is concerned, Malaysia is among the leaders in Asia, and has been invited to chair a task force to harmonise automotive regulations in ASEAN. The ASEAN implementation roadmap plans 19 UN regulations for the first phase and 32 for the second phase, although Mohamad did not say when the phases will take place.

The European Union has decreed that all new commercial vehicles must be equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking from 2013. The system, which applies the brakes of a vehicle hard when an imminent collision is detected, is also a pre-requisite for a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Volvo’s City Safety, Ford’s Active City Stop, Mercedes-Benz’s Collision Prevention Assist and Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support are examples of such systems.

Proton is testing a prototype Iriz fitted with an ADAS stereo camera from LG, making active safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control, High Beam Assist and Cross Traffic Assist possible.

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  • In other news.... on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

    …we have 20 year old Datsun, Nissan Sunny and Proton Saga still on the road with busted headlight and no airbags.

    Look for them on NSE during holiday season.

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    • pewpewpew on Oct 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      reading all these comment,smh.we’ve been reduced to plain stupidity and bigotry.some people need to grow up.

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  • malaysia will ready when proton is ready i presume..

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  • powershot (Member) on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

    good luck for Perodua when this is implemented.

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    • RicoT on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Perodua will get the technology from Daihatsu/Toyota if required. By then, increase price for cars again.

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  • messi on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Joker in the talking.He will give you a thousand reason why proton need to be milked.(protected)

    Everyone will improve after some time but are they competitive to face the challenge at the local market? We are not talking about global yet.

    If you need protection after 30 years old. This mean that you are the retarded child that still need to be milked (protection) to survive.

    Korea only need 15 years to be a global player but our 30 years proton still sucking the milk from the local rakyat. Without their milk, this company will close shop already.

    What improvement has proton make till todate? this company only improve on created few million and billionair to the cronies and the rest belong to liability assest.

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    • karam singh on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:47 am

      yeah2, In Korea their people support their cars.
      meanwhile in Malaysia,
      well… you know what I mean

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      • The reason why Koreans bought Korean cars, is because their government created their own NAP in the 50s which banned foreign car brands. This is why you only see Korean brands on their roads up until recently when the Korean government start easing their restrictions on foreign car brand because their local players are able to compete internationally without depending on the local market. Did you know? the Toyota camry is one of the best selling d segment car in Korea eight now.

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      • Almera on Oct 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

        Instead of rejecting criticism and become defensive we should embrace it to better and improve Proton as a world player instead. Learn from the Koreans on how they successfully came back from a history of crappy cars to become one of the top 5 motor industry in the world right now. Right now the Korean cars have much higher international sales than the domestic sales and Proton should be aiming for the same thing.

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        • Jimmy on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

          I pay you vendors gold price but you give me iron karat all because the vendors want quick easy money. They probably don’t have the knowledge and skill, they got the contracts through talis. CEOs are all bonekas, cannot do anything but given high salaries to stay diam-diam. Big boses are all frens of ONMU.

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        • kadajawi (Member) on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:40 pm

          Proton is headed that way, but they started too late, and with too little. They now have a relatively competitive model… but why now only? They had a presence in Europe 20 years ago, but since they couldn’t supply newer, better models that were competitive enough, that presence, all the effort that went into it, into building the brand, dealerships etc. has gone away. Now they have to start from scratch.

          On the other hand, Korean car brands too started with rebadged older models from other brands, selling them in Europe. Just like Proton. But then they introduced their own, self developed cars. They were quite awful, but cheap, and found some buyers. Aimed at the sort of segment that would value cheap cars. And they kept releasing new models, always better than the outgoing one, so they could build a reputation, a dealership network, servicing structures etc. While all that was happening, Proton kept making the Iswara and then the Wira, which by the time the Waja, Gen-2 and Savvy came out were so outdated that Proton has failed in Europe.

          We’ll see what happens next… what is needed now is a left hand drive Iriz with an engine sourced in Europe, IMHO they should pick the 90 and 120 hp Renault 3 cylinder engines, they are perfect for the Iriz. And maybe try to facelift the Preve/Suprima… improve build quality and interior materials, revamp the interior a bit, and again source a few European engines, including a diesel variant. Likewise, Proton could introduce a wagon version of the Preve. For the Malaysian market give it a 3rd seat row. Basically a Proton Wish, for those who think the Exora is a bit much.

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  • If the mentality of driver doesn’t change, there is not point in having all these technologies.

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    • karam singh on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

      agreed, but al least the % can be reduced..
      Nowadays , there alot of accidents involving hitting back/from car when jammed.
      some are using the smartphone,

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  • BabyRage on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    It’s funny you said that, because the purpose of those technologies are to minimize human error. A fully automised vehicle will not be compromised by human behaviour and will prevent most accident (in theory).

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  • Sorchai (Member) on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Betul ke ni…

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  • ryeon on Oct 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Corruption and racism making Malaysia less competitive to not just KoreKorea

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  • Lane Departure Warning? With our road situations, the system will go haywire. Broken lines, road without lines, bottleneck lines, etc. Plus, most Malaysian would switch it off if possible, cannot cut lanes mahh.. “Malaysia Boleh, traffic jam I cut here cut there show I very chun!”

    Agreed with @King, mentality must change before technology.

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  • sn00kie on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Pls consider the road & surrounding condition too. Not only human error cause the accident. But human error can make money by summon & penalty. JPJ always blame the driver. Especially by minor modding & tinted screen. Most of the accident cause by careless driver. Not by vehicle. If u careless the risk quite high no matter u drive or operate machine or something else. Until today no1 come up with our problem about road condition & traffic problem. They only specialize to issue summon & penalty only. Its about money. Not safety.

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    • kadajawi (Member) on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      I think summons and penalties are good, the problem is they are aimed at the wrong things. Fine those who cut queue, for they are the ones who make it impossible for others to keep a safe distance, and they cause dangerous situations. Fine those who block the right lane. The right and center lane are meant for overtaking only, but some idiots block those lanes, causing others to drive dangerously and overtake them on the left lane. That causes accidents. Fine those who don’t pay attention to their surroundings and just switch lanes without checking if there’s another car coming. And most of all, fine those ruthless and super aggressive kapcai riders, and by default put the blame of an accident on them.

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  • rahmad on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    honestly and frankly opinion,in terms of PR and department image, the gov should appoint someone that is more attractive person, not only based on seniority or knowledge and experience. :D

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    • normal_user on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      O_o What??? Based on your comment, I’m sure you judge people purely based on their looks.

      Lim Kok Wing in not good looking, but look at his success. God blessed people with inner beauty, not outer beauty.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    What….? They want to implement those tech into our local cars by 2020? You got to be joking…our cars are still running with 1 airbag and no VSC as standard now and they want lane departure warning and adaptive light system as standard in the near future?

    Once I see the Axia with 6 airbags and VSC even in the kosong spec model then only I will believe this news. At the moment Malaysia is saying this because they got a seat in the UN security council so of course wanna show they are doing something!

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