The Australian Automotive Centre (AARC) hosted the federal Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Senator Hon. Carol Brown and the National Board of ANCAP Safety to witness the latest Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) vehicle testing undertaken at the state-of-the-art Linfox-owned facility.
AARC is Australia’s leading vehicle proving ground, supporting vehicle validation, research and development across the car, 4×4, heavy vehicle, defence land and mining transport sectors.
Located 125 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, AARC has over 30 separate vehicle test facilities and more than 100 kilometres of sealed and off-road tracks across 1,100 hectares.
Since 2020, AARC has worked in partnership with the national independent car safety organisation ANCAP, together with the support of the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, to develop world leading on-site testing.
This evaluates car-to-car, car-to-pedestrian and car-to-cyclist autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems, lane support systems (LSS), automatic emergency steering (AES) and speed assistance systems (SAS) testing.
Image L-R: Natalie Roberts, CEO of AARC tenant ABMARC, Carla Hoorweg, CEO, ANCAP Safety, Sen Hon Carol Brown, Asst Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Ari Suss, GM, AARC Linfox.
“AARC is a global leader in ADAS vehicle systems testing. We have now expanded this to perform the latest 2023 Protocol Testing, including high speed motorcycle testing,” said General Manager AARC, Ari Suss.
“This is just another example of how AARC is playing a critical role in ensuring new cars entering the local and international markets are equipped with the latest safety and collision avoidance features.”
Image: The Minister and board members of ANCAP Safety observing new 2023 ADAS Protocol testing at AARC that includes ‘AEB powered two-wheeler’ assessment, evaluating the ability of a car’s automatic electronic braking system to detect stationary and moving motorcycles.