NCAP Crash Test To Highlight The Gap In Safety Standards

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The UK-based non-profit organisation, Global NCAP (GNCAP) which supports the development of new car assessment programmes around the globe has organised a special crash test.

The new crash test on safety standards is designed to determine the inequality in different nations. The test will take place in the U.S. later this month, which will be a collision between two sedans of the same type from the same manufacturer.

Both the models will be the entry-level vehicle from the manufacturer; however, one will be from Mexico and the other from the U.S. market.

TheGNCAP is predicting a graphic representation of the difference in safety standards in two countries, and it warns of the situation which will be repeated around the globe.

The GNCAP hopes this will encourage governments to regulate better safety standards, urge large global fleets to be more considerate about the vehicle they buy and put pressure on manufacturers to voluntarily increase the level of safety standards in all markets.

David Ward, secretary general of Global NCAP said the test is globally relevant as nearly 50 percent vehicles are manufactured in emerging markets and is sold in both the same market and high-income countries.

He went on say that there are many countries had no effective vehicle safety standards. The United Nation sets safety standards that are more or less the same as in countries such as US, UK and Europe, however, Ward says that implementation of the standard in developing markets is "a hit or a miss".

Ward says that they are hoping that by 2020 that all major vehicle manufacturing countries apply appropriate UN-based or equivalent standards, so that there is a common level playing field of safety globally.

The special test will not have any rating from the agency; however, the test will include crashing the cars at 129km/h with a 50 percent overlap where both the cars will crash into each other.

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Story first published: Monday, October 24, 2016, 15:28 [IST]
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