FTMD Receives Crash Data Recorder Equipment from PT Toyota Astra Motor
On Friday (11/18/22), the handover of the Crash Data Recorder (CDR) equipment from PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) to the FTMD ITB, specifically the Lightweight Structure Expert Group, was carried out. The handover of this equipment was carried out to support the research collaboration between PT TAM and ITB. The research being conducted is titled “Accident Data Research Project in Indonesia: Phase 2 – Micro Data Analysis Using Event Data Recorder (EDR)”.
The handover was carried out by the Dean of FTMD, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tatacipta Dirgantara, and the Head of Technical Service Division of PT Toyota Astra Motor, Mr. Saleh Anwar.
The “Accident Data Research Project in Indonesia: Phase 2 – Micro Data Analysis Using Event Data Recorder (EDR)” research is a research collaboration between PT TAM and FTMD with the support or sponsorship of PT LAPI Ganeshatama Consulting. Starting in 2017, this research is led by a lecturer from the Lightweight Structure Expert Group, Mr. Ir. Sigit Puji Santosa, MSME., Sc.D.
This research was carried out in an effort to reduce traffic accidents in Indonesia. So that the cause of the accident can be found whether it is due to the negligence of the driver, the vehicle itself, the existing infrastructure such as road conditions, or the regulations that apply. At the time of implementation, this research was temporarily interrupted due to a shortage of equipment. A CDR device was needed to support the research needs in finding data on the cause of a car accident. This device can read the black box in the car to determine the cause of the car accident. In 2017, FTMD borrowed a CDR device from PT TAM to continue the research. After a long effort, FTMD was able to purchase the CDR device. Although the research has ended, this device will later be used for the needs of FTMD student research in the future.
In addition to the CDR device handover, FTMD also welcomes other forms of collaboration that can be done with PT TAM. As a higher education institution, FTMD hopes to provide a learning experience for its students through forms of collaboration and a direct approach to the industry. The learning experience is intended for students to equip them to enter the working world according to the available job fields.
Furthermore, PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) is also opening its doors wide for FTMD to conduct industrial visits and see the potential for future collaboration.