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NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings


In 1979 the first New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) was established by NHTSA in the United States. The goal was to motivate competing car manufacturers to enhance the safety level of their cars beyond the minimum safety standards defined by regulations. The same approach has been followed globally by other organizations (e. g. by Euro NCAP, IIHS, ANCAP, JNCAP, KNCAP, C-NCAP, ...). Euro NCAP which has been established in 1997 has taken a leading role and has significantly influenced other countries and regions. The NCAP programs in many cases are highly dynamic, especially in comparison with rulemaking activities. In order to reach the goal to continuously improve the safety level of cars, the requirements need to be permanently adapted to the state of technology. Developers in the automotive industry need to know about upcoming changes at an early stage in order to be able to design or equip their vehicles accordingly. In this seminar attendees get an overview of the organizations in charge of the NCAP programs and become familiar with the various test and assessment methods. The seminar is conducted several times a year with changing focuses:
Focus passive safety: Here the focus is on test and assessment methods for passive safety. Frontal and side impact, whiplash, child protection and pedestrian protection are discussed in detail. Tests for active safety are only mentioned in as far as they are relevant for the overall rating.
Focus active safety: Here the focus is on active safety systems such as AEB or lane assistance. The tests and assessments for these systems are explained in detail. Tests for passive safety are only mentioned in as far as they are relevant for the overall rating.

In both focusses the current overall rating methods are described and explained. In addition to that an outlook is given on the roadmaps and future developments of the NCAP programs.

Who should attend?

The seminar addresses design, simulation, testing and project engineers as well as managers who want to get a current overview on the global range of NCAP programs with an outlook on upcoming topics and trends from an insider. Depending on the focus of their work attendees should chose the appropriate focus of the seminar.

Course Contents

  • Basics of New Car Assessment Programs
  • Euro NCAP
    • Background, Principles and Organisation
    • Products, Rating and Rules
    • Adult Occupant Protection (AOP)
    • Child Occupant Protection (COP)
    • Vulnerable Road User Protection (PP / VRU)
    • Safety Assist (SA)
    • Automated Driving
    • Commercial Van Safety
    • Roadmap 2030
  • IIHS
  • China NCAP

Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck
BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute

Seeck Director and Professor Andre Seeck has been Vice President of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) since April 2022, where he heads the Vehicle Technology division. In this position he is responsible for the preparation of European Safety Regulations. Furthermore he represents the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport in the Board of Directors of Euro NCAP and he is the chairman of the strategy group on automated driving and of the rating system. These positions enable him to gain deep insight into current and future developments in vehicle safety. In 2017 NHTSA awarded him the U. S. Government Special Award of Appreciation.

Date Language Price Code
10 Sep - 11 Sep 2024 Deutsch 1390 EUR  (1690 EUR from 14 Aug 2024 ) 4329
Alzenau ( gmbh, Siemensstraße 12, 63755 Alzenau) » Register
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck (BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute)
Seminar hours  
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Focus Passive Safety  
Date Language Price Code
19 Nov - 22 Nov 2024 English 1390 EUR  (1690 EUR from 23 Oct 2024 ) 4331
Online (Online-Seminar) » Register
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck (BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute)
Seminar hours:
Tuesday, 19.11.2024, 9:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 20.11.2024, 9:00 - 13:00
Thursday, 21.11.2024, 9:00 - 13:00
Friday, 22.11.2024, 9:00 - 13:00
The times indicated refer to the time zone CET = UTC+1
Focus Active Safety

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