MEMA is encouraged to learn that NHTSA has announced its plan to propose updates to the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in 2020.
As outlined in the announcement, NCAP encourages “automakers to invest in safety.” MEMA supports this goal and has long urged NHTSA to update NCAP to include crash avoidance technologies. These are not futuristic technologies and are readily available in the market today. These technologies save lives and improve safety.
Because crash avoidance technologies are proven to be effective, including them in the NCAP rating system will help consumers make wise choices when purchasing a vehicle. MEMA looks forward to working with NHTSA and all stakeholder to address the future of NCAP.