France - Since its establishment in 1997, Euro NCAP has been the catalyst for significant and sustained advances in automotive safety.
In September 2017, the safety organisation celebrates in 20th anniversary and has announced a series of new safety tests set to be implemented from 2020.
According to organisers: "Today, during our 20th Anniversary celebrations, Euro NCAP launches its Road Map 2025, setting out for the first time the programme’s priorities for the mobility and technological revolution the auto industry is just beginning to experience.
"As our Road Map 2025 makes clear, Euro NCAP will challenge vehicle manufacturers to offer the best possible technology as standard in all segments and countries, protecting not only car occupants of all ages but also increasingly addressing the safety of other more vulnerable road users."
New car safety tests:
Driver Monitoring (2020), Automatic Emergency Steering (2020, 2022), Autonomous Emergency Braking (2020, 2022), Vehicle to Vehicle Data Exchange and Vehicle to Infrastructure (2024)
Whiplash/Rear-end Crash Protection (2020), Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety (2022)
Rescue, Extrication and Safety (2020), Child Presence Detection (2022)
Euro NCAP President, Pierre Castaing, said: "Safety has come a long way since we started testing cars twenty years ago and consumers now see it as a key aspect of their purchasing decision.
"Many predict that the car and our personal mobility will change more in the next ten years than it has in the last one hundred. Going forward one of Euro NCAP’s vital roles will be to offer clear, impartial guidance on these emerging and increasingly automated technologies, whilst also raising awareness of their significant life saving benefits."