Global NCAP promotes car safety at ESV
The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) has played a leading role in the 2015 Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Gothenberg Sweden.
Co-hosted by the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Anna Johansson, and the Administrator of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Dr Mark Rosekind, the biannual ESV conference brings together the world’s leaders in automotive safety from industry, government, the researcher and NCAP communities. This year’s meeting was held from 8-11 June in the Swedish city of Gothenberg.
At the ESV Global NCAP held a roundtable meeting of its partner NCAPs, together with Dr Rosekind, and co-shared an exhibition stand with Euro NCAP. The stand featured a five star VW up! tested in 2014 by Latin NCAP and pedestrian safety technologies promoted by Euro NCAP. During the main conference Global NCAP’s Secretary General, David Ward, also co-chaired a special session on Consumer Information Approaches to Improve Global Safety with Dr Andre Seeck of the German Federal Highway Safety Research Institute (BASt). The session featured papers from Euro NCAP, the US NCAP and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The next ESV will be held in Detroit in June 2017.
Global NCAP, a UK registered charity which supports independent consumer crash tests and promotes higher vehicle safety standards in emerging markets, is supported with an annual grant from the FIA Foundation.