ANCAP is Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority. As a founding member of ANCAP, RACV has been conducting vehicle crash testing and publishing the results for over 20 years.
Even though all car-makers perform their own crash testing to prove they meet the Australian Design Rules (ADRs), rapid improvements in vehicle design and safety technologies mean most new cars now provide protection well above the required minimum.
ANCAP recognises this and has much more demanding criteria. To make the results easy to understand, ANCAP assigns a star rating to measure a vehicle’s occupant protection. The higher the score the greater the safety.