A Consideration on the Overall Rating for the Crash Test Performance in KNCAP

The Korean New Car Assessment Program (KNCAP) has been carried out by the Korean Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) since 1999 in order to encourage that the auto makers shall launch the safer cars into the domestic market. Various test methods were amended in the KNCAP since 2003. Now, the test procedures in the KNCAP are consisted of 8 fields. It was difficult for consumers to understand the KNCAP results because of various test methods. The crash safety in the KNCAP consists of the full frontal impact, the offset frontal impact, the side impact, the pole side impact and the whiplash test. The overall rating on the crash safety in KNCAP is to inform test results easily to consumers. Each crash test result is converted into scores. The overall rating system is classified into 5 grades depending on the distribution of scores. From 2010 to 2012, the KNCAP evaluated the occupant protection performance of 34 vehicles from domestic and foreign auto makers. The overall ratings on the crash safety of 34 vehicles were listed and discussed.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: 23rd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV): Research Collaboration to Benefit Safety of All Road Users

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 13-0441
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2015 3:04PM