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European New Car Assessment Programme - Euro NCAP

The Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) is a programme to evaluate the passive safety of new cars and is now considered one of the most important benchmarks of passive car safety in Europe.

Euro NCAP is organised by the English and the Swedish Transport Authorities, the International Automobile Federation, the FIA, the German ADAC, other European automobile clubs and more.

The NCAP test programme simulates four frequent accident situations: an offset frontal collision, a side impact, a pedestrian accident and the so-called pole test.

The final evaluation employs a 5-star system for passenger safety (separate for adults and children), and a 4-star system for pedestrian protection.