From 2016 Latin NCAP awards those five stars models that offer crash avoidance and mitigation of injuries to pedestrians technologies as optional or standard equipment.
Latin NCAP awards those models that develop specific protection for the most vulnerable road users, pedestrians. These developments are focused in the front of the car. The criteria used is the UN 127 or GTR 9. These standards detailwhich is the maximum allowed injury level (acceptable) that a vehicle can cause in case of running over a pedestrian. For this, the injuries are evaluated in different body parts of a dummy in different parts of the front of the vehicle.