New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) is a crash test used to test the safety of new vehicles. The results of the NCAP tests are published so that consumers can form a picture of the respective vehicle safety and the manufacturers are sufficiently motivated to improve the safety of their vehicles.
The NCAP test has been further developed by the European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP. This programme involves European transport ministries, automobile clubs and insurance associations. Euro NCAP carries out crash tests on new cars of the same year. The test results are used to evaluate vehicle safety.
The tests focus on the detection of pedestrians and cyclists and the protection of occupants in side and frontal impacts.