Over the next 10 years the number of passenger cars in use worldwide is forecast to almost double.
By 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that road crashes will become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide.
Road crashes are already the number one killer of young people (ages 10 - 25) in all world regions.
Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP)
The IIHS is one of nine members in the Global NCAP. As part of their mission to ultimately achieve a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries, the Global NCAP supports independent testing programs that assess the comparative safety performance of automobiles and encourages the use of proven vehicle safety technologies across the globe by increasing consumer awareness.
To see why Global NCAPs are needed:
Watch Crash test: 2016 Nissan Versa and the 2015 Nissan Tsuru (see below).