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Australasia's trusted Voice on Vehicle Safety marks 30 Years

Established in the early 1990s as just the second New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in the world after the United States, ANCAP SAFETY and its star ratings have become synonymous among Australian and New Zealand new car buyers, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators as the independent and trusted voice on vehicle safety.

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How safe was the Car you drove in the 1990s?

article imageTaking stock of the past 30 years of independent vehicle safety testing, ANCAP reflects on the vehicle models first rated when testing began in 1993. To reflect on the vast safety improvements made by vehicle manufacturers over the past 30 years, to commemorate ANCAP's 30th Anniversary, ANCAP put a 1993 model Mitsubishi Magna (offering safety features and performance representative of most models available in Australia at that time) to the test.

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New and updated Used Car Safety Ratings released

article imageBuying a safe second-hand car just became easier with the release of the latest Used Car Safety Ratings Guide by Transport for NSW and its partners. Secretary of Transport for NSW Josh Murray said the 2023 Used Car Safety Ratings guide rates 388 vehicles manufactured since the year 2000.

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ANCAP and Euro NCAP renew close Ties with Signing of MOU

article imageANCAP and Euro NCAP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will cement the strong ties already in place between the two regional safety organisations and pave the way for closer collaboration in the future. 

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The Euro NCAP UpDate 2023 - Details on the new Rating from 2026

article imageThey will be back in Hanau on 12 and 13 December: the experts at Euro NCAP who ensure that everything possible is done on the vehicle side to increase road safety.

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Facilitating safer Trucks in Australia

article imageThe Australian Government has made changes to the national road vehicle standards to facilitate the supply of safer trucks in Australia, to help reduce road trauma while bolstering freight productivity. It is estimated the changes will provide a net benefit of over AUD 500 million to the Australian economy. The Safer Freight Vehicles package includes an increase to the overall width limit from 2.50 to 2.55 metres for new trucks that are fitted with a number of safety features.

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Boost for Vehicle Safety with the Australian Government solidifying its Commitment to ANCAP

article imageThe Australian Government has once again solidified its commitment to boost the safety of new vehicles offered to Australian consumers, committing to fund the vital ANCAP safety rating program for a further five years. Assistant Minster for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown confirmed the Government's commitment during ANCAP's 30th Anniversary commemorative celebrations in Sydney.

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NZTA publishes latest Vehicle Safety Ratings

article imageUpdated safety ratings (ANCAP, UCSR and VSRR) for most cars and other light vehicles in New Zealand have been published on the Rightcar website from 1 December 2023 to help Kiwis (New Zealander) make safer choices when purchasing vehicles.

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Truck Emergency Brake Assistants: Technical Potential is still far from being fully exploited

article imageThe truck emergency brake assistant has been mandatory in the EU since 2018 and in Australia since 2023. But despite mandatory equipment, serious accidents at the end of traffic jams still occur. What is the technical background to this? Can the driver's behavior unintentionally impair the effectiveness of the assistants? DEKRA investigated these questions for the Road Safety Report 2023 "Technology and People".

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AusRAP: 80 % of Travel on 3-Star or better Roads by 2030

article imageAustralia's states and territories will publish AusRAP star ratings on all arterial roads by 2025, as part of a commitment to accelerate the use of AusRAP. The Austroads members approved a new AusRAP Strategy and Business Plan that commits to 12 targets that will support the national target of at least 80 % of travel on 3-star or better roads by 2030.

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Driverless Cars are no Place to relax, new Study shows

article imageEarly data on activities that will be unsafe to undertake in automated vehicles has been released. From doing work to watching the world, from social media to resting - preliminary results are in. Research led by RMIT University looked at what happens if a driver is suddenly required to take control of an automated vehicle, such as in an emergency.

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New Transurban Research: Understanding risky Driving Behaviours

article imageRoad fatalities have been climbing across Australia and the United States in recent years - an alarming trend we all want to turn back into the right direction. Given risk-taking while driving is a factor in serious-injury crashes, Transurban's new research, the 2023 Transurban Insights: Road Safety report digs into the kinds of risks some drivers are taking.

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Real-world Testing delivering for Motorists

article imageInitial results of Australia's first program to test vehicle real-world performance show the cars tested use up to 13 per cent more fuel on the road than they did in laboratory tests reported by manufacturers. Three of the vehicles tested released levels of pollutants that exceed relevant Australian regulatory laboratory limits. The findings come from the recently launched Real-World Testing Program.

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TAC 2022/23 Annual Report published

article imageThe Transport Accident Commission’s Annual Report was tabled in State Parliament, showing a record level of support for people impacted by road trauma in Victoria. In the 2022-2023 financial year, the TAC funded AUD 1.63 billion in support and benefits to help more than 45,000 people get their lives back on track after an accident on Victorian roads - compared with AUD 1.54 billion in 2021-22.

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Digital Twin for Crash: Webinar by A2MAC1 and TECOSIM on 5 December

article imageOn 5 December 2023 CAE specialist TECOSIM and benchmarking expert A2MAC1 are offering a joint webinar on the topic of "Digital Twin for Crash". The webinar starts at 5 pm CET (UTC +1) and ends after a Q&A session at around 6 pm. Register free of charge now.


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Seminars and Events

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carhs.training seminars and events for automotive safety.

All seminars are available as in-house trainings in both German and English!

UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2023
12.12.2023 - 13.12.2023 in Hanau
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 1850
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
05.02.2024 - 06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 830
Design of Composite Structures
06.02.2024 - 09.02.2024 Online
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1390
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 830
Euro NCAP - Compact
07.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 830
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
07.02.2024 - 08.02.2024 Online
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 830
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
08.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 830
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
19.02.2024 - 20.02.2024 Online
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
20.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1390
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
20.02.2024 - 23.02.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1390
Virtual Testing in Vehicle Safety Regulations and NCAP
21.02.2024 - 22.02.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 830
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
22.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
26.02.2024 - 29.02.2024 Online
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1390
High Speed Cameras Workshop
29.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 830
Modeling of Joints in Crash Simulation
08.03.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Silke Sommer - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM EUR 830
International Safety and Crash-Test Regulations: Current Status and Future Developments
14.03.2024 - 15.03.2024 in Alzenau
Dr. Thomas Kinsky - Humanetics Europe GmbH EUR 1390
Pedestrian Protection Workshop Vehicle Mark-Up
18.03.2024 in Bergisch Gladbach
BGS Böhme & Gehring GmbH EUR 1150
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving Functions
18.03.2024 - 21.03.2024 Online
Dr. Andreas Kuhn - Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH EUR 1390
Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Impact
20.03.2024 - 21.03.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff - Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG EUR 1340
Static Vehicle Safety Tests in Automotive Development
21.03.2024 in Alzenau
Matthias Kunkel - ACTS GmbH & Co. KG EUR 830
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems - Advanced
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 830

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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