International Cooperation To Improve New Car Safety

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7th July 2009, 11:55am - Views: 867

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7 July 2009


Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car

Assessment Program (ANCAP), has met with other crash test organisations to look at ways

of enhancing crash test procedures so that more data can be shared between them.

This will mean that each organisation can publish ratings for more models in their markets.

Earlier this year, ANCAP met with officials from EuroNCAP, Japan NCAP and Korean

NCAP to discuss crash test protocols and assessment activities.

The Australian Automobile Association’s Technical Services Director, Craig Newland, RACV

Chief Engineer, Michael Case, Stuart Worden from the New Zealand Transport Agency and

ANCAP’s Technical Manager, Michael Paine, have just met with other World NCAP officials

in Germany to continue those discussions. 

Mr Newland said the meetings had been very constructive and several improvements to

protocols had been identified.

“Buying a new car is a major decision and outlay these days, and ANCAP sees different

vehicle models coming onto the Australian market with and without features they have in

other countries,” Mr Newland said.

“ANCAP prides itself on delivering objective, independent safety assessments and the

international discussions will allow for a more comprehensive listing of new vehicle safety,

wherever they are manufactured and tested.

“It is hoped that the exchange of data will allow for crash tests to be more uniform and the

results to be published in all markets.”

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, all Australian state

governments, the New Zealand government, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission,

NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.  For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings

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Allan Yates


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