Song said, 'NCAP stars are like horsepower or fuel economy; they are a scientific measurement that people can use to compare models.
NCAP schemes are consistently updated to incorporate new technology, often far beyond minimum legal requirements.
Locally relevant NCAP testing can give them that power.'
"NCAP stars are like horsepower or fuel economy -- they are a scientific measurement that people can use to compare models," said Mike Song.
The first NCAP was launched in the United States in 1979, backed by the federal government and using a series of standardized tests to encourage manufacturers to build safer cars, and consumers to buy them.
We spoke to Andrew Miller, the Chief Operating Officer at vehicle engineering and test organisation, Thatcham Research as well as the current Chairman of the Board of Euro NCAP about future plans for improved vehicle safety and the role such software can play in meeting the planned changes in criteria.
He told us that Euro NCAP will be developing a new 2021-25 roadmap shortly and this will contain future developments of passive safety assessments.
In the crash tests Euro NCAP conducts, expected and actual crash performance sometimes differs significantly, especially in the complex physical interaction of the ATDs and the restraint systems," he told us.