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04.24.2014

CNN and GloboTV Interviews

TV show Café CNN from CNN en Español interviewed Global NCAP's Technical Director Eng. Alejandro Furas about safety levels offered by vehicles in the region.

TV Show Autoesporte from...
03.21.2014

Press Day at ADAC Laboratory

Global NCAP and Latin NCAP organized for the first time a Press Day at ADAC Laboratory (German Automobile Club) at Landsberg, Germany. The activity was held on March 7th and...

01.13.2014

VW ‘up!’ joins Latin NCAP’s growing ‘five star’ club of safer cars for adult occupant protection

The Volkswagen ‘up!’ has joined Latin NCAP’s growing club of ‘five star’ models having achieved the maximum possible star rating in adult occupant safety of five stars and the highest...

12.12.2013

Brazil needs safer cars sooner, not later

Brazil needs safer cars sooner, not later. Government needs to introduce solid and transparent regulations. Car makers need to offer Brazilian drivers the same protection as customers in other parts...

12.09.2013

Seat, Ford and Volkswagen recognized by Latin NCAP

As part of the presentation of new results for Latin NCAP held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Latin NCAP awarded those manufacturers who achieved to be the first to reach...
11.27.2013

First ever five star safety rating for cars built in Latin America

New crash test results released by Latin NCAP show locally produced cars are starting to offer consumers good crash protection. Models built in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina by Ford and...
10.10.2013

Latin NCAP and the Automobile Club of Colombia

In the context of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Automobile Club of Colombia (ACC) organized the visit of Eng. Alejandro Furas to Bogotá aiming to disseminate Latin...
07.24.2013

SEAT New Leon’s first ever five-star safety rating offers hope to car buyers in Latin America

Latin NCAP has awarded its first ever five-star safety rating for adult occupant protection to the SEAT New Leon. Latin NCAP also welcomed the four-star rating for the Suzuki Celerio...
07.04.2013

International Conference

On May 27-30 the 23rd edition of the International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) took place. This event is considered the most important global conference on...
04.13.2013

Latin NCAP Changes as from 2013

As from 2013 Latin NCAP will introduce a series of changes in its protocols in order to increase the safety level requirement for the star rating range and improve information...

03.19.2013

Latin NCAP brings the latest Phase 3 results

Latin NCAP brings the latest Phase 3 results: More safety progress in Brazilian made new models

The latest crash test results released by Latin NCAP in November 2012, revealed that the...

01.25.2013

Latin NCAP Sponsorship Program

In order to widen the tested models by Latin NCAP, we would like to remind you about the Sponsorship Program where any government, Consumer organization, Road Safety Organization or Car...

11.13.2012

Safety levels of cars in Latin America still too low but some brands are making progress

On November 13th the results of the Latin NCAP latest crash tested were launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event took place at the National Industrial Technology Institution (INTI) and...

09.28.2012

New Latin NCAP Technical Workshop

As part of a series of workshops conducted in 2012, a new technical workshop was held at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 2. The...
09.28.2012

Latin NCAP attended FIA XIV American Congress

Latin NCAP took part in the FIA XIV American Congress held on August 8-10 in Cancun, Mexico. Regional Automobile Clubs, Jean Todt, President of FIA, and agency's officials also attended...
09.28.2012

Important Road Safety Meeting

Within the context of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, promoted by the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) conducted a...
09.28.2012

News from other NCAP Programmes

ANCAP: Continuous development in crash testing. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gave its support for the continuous development of crash testing following the release of findings of a...

07.16.2012

Latin NCAP launches Online Consultation Document to become a permanent program in the region

Latin NCAP, the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, produced an online consultation document for governments, the private sector, civil organizations and the general public to...

07.16.2012

European and Latin American Car model comparative

Between the 12 and 16 of June the III Ibero-American Road Safety Congress (CISEV) was held in Bogota, Colombia. The Congress was attended by prominent speakers and attended by important...

07.16.2012

Upcoming Global NCAP Buyers Guide

Within the framework of the first Global NCAP Annual Meeting held in Malaysia on 23 and 24 May, the upcoming Global NCAP Buyers Guide was announced.

 

Following the Decade of Action...

07.09.2012

Latin NCAP participated of the III Road Safety Interamerican Congress

Between the 12th and 16th of june the III Road Safety Interamerican Cogress took place in Bogotá, Colombia.

Latin NCAP participated of the Congress with a informative Stand where...
06.13.2012

Latin NCAP attends NCAPs annual meeting

On 23-24 May, a major meeting of New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAP) was held in Malaysia. This Global NCAP annual meeting gathered all active NCAPs in the world aiming to...

06.13.2012

Japanese company started manufacturing airbags in Uruguay

The Brazilian branch of the Japanese company Takata, main supplier of airbags in Brazil, started manufacturing airbags in its Uruguayan plant. The company will manufacture six million airbag bags annually....

06.13.2012

Q&A with Max Mosley, Global NCAP (GNCAP) Chairman

What is the role of GNCAP?

Consumer information has been a powerful driver of improved automobile safety over the last thirty years. Crash tests carried out by New Car Assessment Programme...

06.13.2012

Latin NCAP workshops to continue in 2012

Following the workshops started in February at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (USP) Latin NCAP organized on 25-27 April two workshops at the School of Engineering of the University...

02.08.2012

Latin NCAP in the media

Latin NCAP’s Secretariat makes available to all those interested, press articles on the Launch of Phase 2 Results, carried out in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 24 November, 2011.

The...
02.08.2012

Workshop at USP

On 2-3 February a workshop on Latin NCAP was carried out at the Sao Paulo University (USP), 25 engineers attended the event, among them Prof. Dr. Marcilio Alves y Dr....
02.08.2012

Global NCAP Annual Meeting

On May 23-24 will be held the first Global NCAP Annual Meeting in Malacca, Malaysia hosted by the Malaysian Institute for Road Safety Research (MIROS). The meeting will be combined...
11.26.2011

Opinions that matter

Some people playing important roles in Road Safety at international level gave their opinion on the work carried out by Latin NCAP.

Esteban Diez, Representative Infrastructure and Environment Section of the Inter-American...

11.24.2011

Latin America’s top selling cars not safe enough says Latin NCAP

Poor structural integrity and absence of airbags put Latin American motorists at risk

Sao Paulo, Brazil: 24th November 2011 - The first ever consumer crash test programme of some of the...

11.19.2011

Latin NCAP publishes in Brazil results of program’s second phase

Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) will launch results of its second series of safety tests on November 24, at 12:00pm, at Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo.

The programme aims to provide...

11.19.2011

Government Officials Round Table

After the launch of Latin NCAP Phase II results, a round table will be held with the participation of distinguished road safety actors.

David Ward, FIA Foundation Executive Director and Bernardo...

11.19.2011

Distinguished guests

Road Safety key stakeholders will attend the event:

Among them:

- Juan Ramos García, Chief of the Transport Innovation and Vehicle Regulation Section - UNECE – Spain.

- Felipe Rodríguez, Executive Director Argentinean Road Safety...

11.09.2011

Mexico proposes a reform on safety regulations for vehicles

Representative Fausto Saldaña del Moral proposed a reform to the regulatory framework for motor vehicles to be equipped with safety elements before leaving the manufacturing plant in order to reduce...
11.09.2011

TAM offers discounts to Latin-American Press

At Latin NCAP we are pleased to announce that TAM airlines offers a 10% discount (subject to flight availability for Latin America - Sao Paulo – Latin America) for those...
10.24.2011

Important international guests will attend presentation of Phase II results

On November 24, Phase II test results conducted by Latin NCAP will be presented in São Paulo, Brazil.

Among those attending the presentation there will be: Felipe Tara Rodríguez, Deputy Chief...

10.24.2011

Presentation of Results - Phase II

Results of Phase II tests carried out by Latin NCAP will be presented next November.

National and international authorities are expected to attend the event together with consumers’ associations, and media...

10.24.2011

Latin NCAP took part in SIMEA 2011

SIMEA is an annual event organized by AEA, Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Automotiva, its main aim is to look for and present strategies, solutions, techniques and innovations regarding mobility.

For the...

10.24.2011

Uruguayan expert highlighted city achievements and suggested changes for the future

"Bogotá is on the right track regarding Road Safety," said expert Rosa Gallego interviewed by Colombian "eliempo.com"

Road Space Rationing, fines through the use of cameras and massive system organization...

09.23.2011

High-Impact Programme

Latin NCAP is currently developing its Phase II as part of an Agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation (GRMF), Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Region...

09.23.2011

Governments of Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay committed to safety.

We are glad to inform the National Road Safety Agency (UNASEV) in Uruguay, presented a bill to ban as from 2014 the entry to the country of vehicles not complying...

10.13.2010

LATIN AMERICA NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – Latin NCAP to be launched

Latin America and the Caribbean will on 18 October 2010 see the launch of ‘Latin NCAP’, a ground breaking region-wide independent crash testing programme for car safety....

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