Euro NCAP overhauls its safety rating  

The European New Car Assessment Programme has announced that new safety tests are being introduced to improve occupant and post-crash protection, promoting the latest advanced driver assistance technology.  

Every two years the European New Car Assessment Programme updates and toughens its test protocols.  

A key improvement is the implementation of a new moving barrier to the moving car frontal crash test, replacing the regulation-based moderate offset-deformable barrier test, used by Euro NCAP for the last 23 years.  

This new crash test not only evaluates the protection of occupants inside the car, but also assesses how the cars’ front-end structures contribute to injuries in any other vehicle involved in a collision. 

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