Nine things you didn’t know about ANCAP crash tests
Who pays for all the crashed cars, and other insider facts about ANCAP crash tests.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has been testing vehicles for crash safety since 1992, in the process pushing global manufacturers to build ever-safer cars.
Chances are you’ve seen ANCAP’s star rating system on car stickers or you’ve checked for a safety rating before buying a new vehicle.
To determine its ratings ANCAP crash tests hundreds of cars, assessing safety assist features and how the vehicle protects adult occupants, child occupants and vulnerable road users.
But how does it all work and who pays for those crashed cars? We went behind the scenes at ANCAP's crash testing facility and discovered nine things you probably don’t know about ANCAP’s crash test program.