07 Feb 2012

Safer Cars for South East Asia

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) will host representatives from the Southeast Asian New Car Assessment Program (SEA NCAP) for a week of collaboration in Sydney from 13-16 February 2012.

The Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding in December 2011 to establish a pilot project for a SEA NCAP to elevate motor vehicle safety standards, encourage a market for safer vehicles and raise consumer awareness in the SE Asia region. ANCAP is also a signatory to this MOU as well as the Automobile Associations of Malaysia, Singapore, and The Philippines.

ANCAP’s role is to provide technical and program support and advice to SEA NCAP to ensure that the program pursues protocols and procedures that will provide meaningful, accurate and reliable test results. It will also assist SEA NCAP in aligning with other NCAP’s around the world.

A new crash test facility is being constructed in Malaysia and testing will begin in mid 2012. With many vehicles supplied to the Australasian market from factories in SE Asia, this new program will have flow on effects across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

About 15 delegates from SE Asia will be participating in next week’s program of events, which includes the witnessing of a frontal offset crash test.

Media are invited to speak with representatives of SEA NCAP and ANCAP.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

1.00pm to 1.45pm

409 Great Western Highway,
Huntingwood NSW 2148

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, all Australian state governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles go to ancap.com.au.

Media Contact
Nicholas Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
+61 2 6232 0232