NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) Overview and Trends (2)

Test items for occupant protection in the event of a collision and automatic emergency braking (AEB)

2020/06/25

Summary

  Initially, the evaluation items of the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) mainly focused on occupant protection performance in collision tests in the U.S., but as other NCAPs were launched, the contents gradually expanded to include evaluations for child protection and pedestrian protection. In addition, instances of the evaluation of advanced technologies such as the protection of vulnerable road users through automatic emergency braking (AEB) as well as recommended safety devices have increased, and many NCAPs now give a comprehensive evaluation by weighting each of these items.

 

 The previous report on NCAP, with the cooperation of Kazuo Higuchi, provided commentary on the characteristics of the various NCAPs, their issues, and future trends as represented by Euro NCAP’s “Roadmap 2025.” Part 2 will explain the details of NCAP test methods, including new items such as for AEB, as well as the implementation status of each program.

 

Related reports:
NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) Overview and Trends (1) (Jun. 2020)
2020 AV/ADAS Safety Standards & Regulations Roundup (May 2020)
NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) Overview and Trends (Dec. 2017)