Due to the holiday season, the start date of the Bharat NCAP crash tests was rescheduled from October 15 to December 15.
Our sources claim that the first round of crash testing for the vehicles included in the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) has been successfully finished. It is anticipated that the results will be announced later this month.
Due to the holiday season, the start of the crash tests was rescheduled from October 15 to December 15.
Models from well-known original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Motors, and Kia India, are included in the first batch of vehicles to undergo crash testing.
Bharat NCAP is a voluntary initiative that was formally launched by the Union government on August 22. It is applicable to M1 category cars with a gross weight of less than or equal to 3,500 kg. Vehicles used for passenger transportation with a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat fall under the M1 category.
Starting on October 1, Bharat NCAP mandates that the base variant of every vehicle be tested. Three crucial safety domains—adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, and safety assist technologies—are assessed for vehicles put through the Bharat NCAP testing process.
Every vehicle undergoes a battery of crash tests, which include a side impact test conducted at 50 kmph, a pole side impact test conducted at 29 kmph, and an offset deformable barrier frontal impact test conducted at 64 kmph. Cars pass these tests and are rated from zero to five stars based on how safe they are.
The corresponding OEM is responsible for paying the cost of the car for the star rating evaluation as well as the assessment itself.
Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways, had previously said that testing an automobile in India under Bharat NCAP would cost about Rs 60 lakh, whereas testing by any foreign organization would cost Rs 2.50 crore.
On September 15, Gadkari opened the command and control center for Bharat NCAP, which is in charge of the star rating system. The Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) in Pune is home to this center.