ANCAP is the leading independent vehicle safety advocate in Australasia. It provides consumers with independent, transparent advice and comparative information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different vehicle models in the most common types of crashes, as well as their ability – through technology – to avoid a crash.

ASEAN NCAP began its crash test programme in 2012 with two types of rating; Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP), which applied until 2016. It provides consumer with information on the safety level of the tested vehicle with separate rating for AOP and COP. However, as more improvement can be made in the rating system, in addition to the safety benefits the new technologies are offering, ASEAN NCAP has revised its earlier crashworthiness programme. This will give vehicle consumers the added advantage of obtaining a safer car that can prevent a crash from even happening.

Since its introduction, C-NCAP has proved to be major reference for research and development for automakers, playing a magnificent role in directing and promoting safety technology level of China’s auto products. Assessment results have shown that the scores of test vehicles have been increasing year by year. Meanwhile, the installation rate of safety devices such as Seat Belt Reminder, ESC and side airbag increase as well. Nowadays, the C-NCAP star rating has become an important channel for consumers to know auto safety performance. C-NCAP assessment has attached wide concerns of the press and the public and has become one of the major factors which influence consumers’ purchase behavior.

The European New Car Assessment Programme provides consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The organization has had an important influence on vehicle designs, leading to fewer traffic deaths on European roads.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. The Highway Loss Data Institute shares and supports this mission through studies of insurance data. Both organisations are wholly supported by U.S. and Canadian insurers.

The objective of JNCAP is to promote the use of safer cars by creating the environment in which automobile users can easily select such vehicles and by encouraging automobile manufacturers to develop safer vehicles. More specifically, while all commercially available vehicles conform to the safety standards of Japan’s Road Transport Vehicle Law, safety performance in avoiding accidents vary among different models. As such, comparative tests are conducted on each model’s safety performance and the results are made public.

The Korean New Car Assessment Program(KNCAP) has been assessing the safety level of motor vehicles by conducting various tests, so that consumers are informed of the safety ratings and manufacturers are encouraged to build safer vehicles.

The New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP) tests are based in international renown methodologies, with vehicles awarded with a safety rating between 0 and 5 stars, indicating the protection the cars offer to adult and child occupants. Latin NCAP started in 2010 as a joint initiative and in 2014 was established as an association under legal entity framework. Latin NCAP aims to provide consumers across the Latin American & Caribbean region with independent and impartial safety assessment of new cars, encourage manufacturers to improve the safety performance of the vehicles they offer for sale and encourage governments across the region to apply UN vehicle crash test regulations to passenger cars.

The United States New Car Assessment Program (U.S. NCAP) is a flagship consumer information program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA pursues its mission of reducing motor vehicle crash-related deaths and injuries through Federal motor vehicle safety standards and other regulations. It also conducts consumer vehicle safety programs, including U.S. NCAP, which educates consumers about vehicle safety and encourages manufacturers to produce vehicles that exceed minimum Federal safety requirements.