Starting from 2010, Euro NCAP Advanced rewards and recognizes car manufacturers who make available new safety technologies which demonstrate a scientifically proven safety benefit for consumers and society.
By rewarding technologies, Euro NCAP provides an incentive to manufacturers to accelerate the standard fitment of important safety equipment across their model ranges and helps the car buyer to make the right purchase decision.
What are advanced safety systems?
The availability of advanced safety technologies can further improve your car’s safety beyond level rated by Euro NCAP’s crash tests. Many of these technologies focus on avoiding the crash by informing, advising and alerting you about dangerous situations and by assisting you to avoid the accident. Some technologies optimally prepare the vehicle’s safety systems, just milliseconds before a crash, in order to provide the best possible protection. Even other technology saves crucial minutes for emergency services to arrive at the accident scene, helping medical personnel to deliver the best support given the circumstances.
Whether avoidance, crash or post-crash, advanced technologies define today’s frontier in the development of safer car. Unfortunately, most car buyers are unaware about the potential of these technologies or are confused about how exactly these might work.
How does it work?
For each technology nominated by a carmaker, Euro NCAP assigns a panel of objective experts who review evidence provided by the car maker. Through a logical and rigorous analysis of the way in which the technology has been developed, tested and validated, and from any real-world experience that may exist, the system’s performance and its expected effectiveness can be determined. Where a strong case is made, Euro NCAP will reward the technology and highlight the findings on this website.