The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) believes it is important that a measured approach be taken when modifying the National Highway Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) consumer information program.

The agency has proposed a number of significant changes to the current New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). These changes include new testing requirements for certain crashes not previously addressed by NHTSA as well as an alternative rating scheme. Global Automakers hopes that changes made to NCAP are done through a thoughtful, data-driven process that leads to real world safety improvements, and provides consumers with clear and accurate information to enable more educated buying decisions.

Global Automakers shares NHTSA’s commitment to advancing vehicle safety, and believes NCAP is an important tool for increasing consumer awareness of vehicle crash prevention and protection technology.

We look forward to working with the agency to provide feedback on today’s proposal.


The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit