07 Feb 2018
Global NCAP to host its first World Congress in Delhi – September 2018

Global NCAP will host its first ever World Congress in Delhi from September 26 – 29, 2018. The Congress will bring together the community of New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) worldwide to share experience about independent consumer vehicle safety rating. The meeting will also provide a unique opportunity to assess the contribution that safer vehicles can make to the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Delhi World Congress will facilitate high level dialogue on a global road map for vehicle safety with the automobile manufacturers, senior policy makers, road safety experts, and fleet managers. A key theme of the World Congress will be how NCAPs worldwide have succeeded in building a market for safer cars by raising consumer awareness of the critical safety choices they make when buying a new vehicle. The experience of NCAPs in South East Asia and Latin America and their relevance to similar emerging markets in India and Africa will also be discussed.

A major feature of the World Congress will be the Indian launch of the Stop the Crash campaign, including live demonstrations of life saving crash avoidance technologies, including Electronic Stability Control, as well as the publication of Global NCAP’s latest crash test results in the Safer Cars for India initiative.

David Ward Global NCAP Secretary General said,

“The first ever Global NCAP World Congress in Delhi marks an important opportunity to bench mark progress in vehicle safety worldwide. To build a global market for safety requires strong partnership between NCAPs and co-operation with industry and governments worldwide. We are grateful to the Institute for Road Traffic Education who will host the event and look forward to a very successful World Congress this September in Delhi.”