Published on January 14th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Perodua Contributes RM1.5million For MIROS’ “Crash Dummies” Calibration Lab
Perodua contributed RM1.5 million to renovate the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research’s (MIROS) PC3 facility in Malacca in order to house the latter’s crash test dummies calibration equipment.
The contribution is part of Perodua’s Corporate Responsibility programme to help the automotive industry by providing the necessary infrastructure and equipment for the measurement of safety.
“MIROS is an important institution and it is our privilege to contribute towards its activities,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said during the Memorandum of Understanding Agreement signing ceremony here today.
Aminar said that this contribution was also a prime example of a “smart partnership” between the private and public sector, which the Malaysian government is promoting.
“This contribution will also benefit the entire automotive industry as well as road users as the calibration equipment will greatly assist in the speed of data collecting and subsequent analysis of MIROS’ work,” Aminar added.
The renovation work was carried out in October last year and the facility is expected to be ready by end of February this year.
“This crash dummies calibration room is important because it will help in reducing the time to maintain this very sensitive equipment as such equipment is not available in Malaysia before this,” said MIROS Director General, Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon.
In a show of appreciation for the contribution, MIROS will display Perodua’s logo and name at the crash dummy calibration room.
After the installation, MIROS will maintain all the calibration equipment on its own cost.
MIROS is a government body providing consultation and advise on road safety issues. It also develops national objectives, policies, and priorities for the orderly development and helloistration of road safety research.