King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) is proud to receive the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for the outstanding work being carried out by the Automotive Safety and Assessment Research Centre (ASAE-RC) and its contribution to improve safety in Thailand and Southeast Asia. This award is presented to organizations that HRH Prince Michael of Kent considers to have had notable achievements and innovations in road safety initiatives internationally.
ASAE research centre was established under KMUTNB to focus on vehicle safety aspects. Led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saiprasit Koetniyom from The Sirindhorn Thai-German Graduate school of Engineering (TGGS), ASAE-RC has produced many research findings and patents in the area related to the safety of road users including motorcyclist and pillion passenger. It has successfully elevated vehicle safety standard in Thailand. Other than conducting research and development, ASAE-RC has also committed to do various kind of activities to raise public awareness of road safety, especially with regards to motor vehicle safety. The bestowing of this award reflects the international recognition of the ASAE-RC ’s work in collaboration with several international organizations in Thailand and Southeast Asia for the betterment of road safety.
In his letter confirming his award Prince Michael said: ‘Your work in collaboration with others including ASEAN NCAP, manufacturers and others to support the all-important programme of sharing knowledge which has certainly contributed much to the reduction in casualties in your region.’
The awards recognise achievements and innovations which will improve road safety. Established by HRH Prince Michael of Kent in 1987 and organised by RoadSafe, each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme. (www.roadsafetyawards.com)