The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public meeting on Sept. 14 to collect public feedback about its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that determines crash worthiness and rollover safety, according to the agency.
Attendees will include stakeholders such as automakers, consumer groups, safety advocates, partners and members of the general public. NHTSA will gather information and suggestions to improve the program. The meeting will take place at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C.
NCAP is an initiative with a mandate that automakers include crash avoidance information on vehicle price stickers placed on the windows of new vehicles. Since the mandate began in December of 2015, NHTSA has received more than 300 sets of comments from vehicle manufacturers and other individuals and groups interested in vehicle safety.
Key topics on the agenda include:
Consumer information: an exploration of what types of meaningful information NCAP can provide to consumers and best methods for distributing it
Rating System: a discussion of what types of ratings are most useful to vehicle manufacturers for communicating safety information to consumers
Crash Avoidance: Legislation requires that crash avoidance information be presented adjacent to crashworthiness information on Monroney labels. Meeting participants will discuss best methods for fulfilling this requirement that will be most helpful to consumers.
Crashworthiness: an exploration of opportunities for crashworthiness safety improvement