ASEAN NCAP’s Contribution to Malaysia’s Automotive Ecosystem

K. A. Abu Kassim, Z. Mohd Jawi and M. H. Md Isa

Abstract: After five years of establishment, ASEAN NCAP has assessed 62 distinct car models available in the ASEAN market and produced 96 ratings based on the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) rating system. The program has so far drawn participation from 20 different brands or OEMs, signifying a mutual understanding between ASEAN NCAP and OEMs to create a ‘safer car’ environment in the region. This review presents a compilation of the results as well as ASEAN NCAP’s distinctive contribution to the automotive ecosystem in Malaysia, where the program was initiated. In a broader sense, ASEAN NCAP has achieved meaningful and promising results toward a safer automotive ecosystem for Malaysian road users and provided added-value to car ownership.

Keywords: Automotive ecosystem, New Car Assessment Program, ASEAN NCAP, safer vehicle

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