India Launches Bharat NCAP: How Vehicles Will Go Through Crash Testing With Indian Protocols | Detailed

The Bharat NCAP Crash ratings were introduced on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways. The automobile crash test ratings for India were announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Global NCAP, and they will take effect on October 1, 2023. India is now the sixth nation in the world to establish its own crash test standards as a result of this revelation.

Additionally, Gadkari said that the newly launched BharatNCAP initiative has been accepted by businesses and that BNCAP has already had over 30 requests for testing models.

Bharat NCAP Is Compliant With International Testing Standards:
According to prior reports, Bharat NCAP would provide each tested car a star rating between 1 and 5, with 5 being the highest rating. A different ranking for adults and children will be given to various automobile models depending on how well they performed in the testing.

Bharat NCAP Test Parameters: The vehicles will undergo a series of tests to determine their structural safety, availability of active and passive safety aid technologies, occupant safety for adults and children, and pedestrian-friendliness.

Bharat NCAP Launch Tomorrow: Learn Everything You Need to Know About New Indian Vehicle Safety Norms

Which Vehicles Can Be Tested Under Bharat NCAP?
The M1 category includes cars that can transport up to 8 people, weigh less than 3.5 tonnes, and pass the new Bharat NCAP crash test program, which is based on the Automotive Industry standard AIS 197. All automobiles, whether imported or domestically produced, including CNG, EVs, and ICE-powered engines, are qualified for testing.

Bharat NCAP: Testing Procedure
If the vehicle is suggested by the automaker, the designated BNCAP team will go to the company’s facility and choose it at random. The manufacturer will then send the vehicle to the testing facility. The method will next be scrutinized by the designated team and the automobile makers while the unit is tested. Following the compilation of the test findings and submission for approval to the standing committee and the automaker, the vehicle ratings will be made public and the CIRT (Central Institute of Road Transport) certificate will be granted.

Bharat NCAP: Evaluation Procedures
The test will be carried out based on the protection of adult and child occupants as well as safety measures. Similar to Global NCAP, it will test the front impact, side impact, and pole impact, and it will test at a speed of 64 kmph.


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