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New Car Assessment Program Public Meeting

Mon, 10/01/2018


DOT Headquarters
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington , DC 20590 See map: Google Maps

The public meeting is structured to be a listening session in which NHTSA considers recommendations from the public on how best to improve NCAP.  It is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and the meeting will be webcast. This meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 14.

NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program crash-tests new vehicles and rates them on how well they protect occupants in frontal, side, and rollover crashes.  Results from these tests are compiled into a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest rating. The vehicle safety ratings appear on window stickers of new cars, and are on NHTSA’s NCAP website at The program also includes a checklist of recommended advanced crash avoidance technology systems such as lane departure warning, forward collision warning, crash imminent braking, and dynamic brake support.



8 a.m. – Arrival/Check-in through security

9 a.m. – Introducing NHTSA’s Deputy Administrator (Ryan Posten – Associate Administrator of the Office of Rulemaking)
Welcome remarks by Deputy Administrator Heidi R. King

9:15 a.m. – Introducing session chairs (Jennifer Dang – Division Chief of the New Car Assessment Program)

9:20 a.m. – Speakers on consumer information (Susan McMeen – Chair)

10:05 a.m. – Speakers on ratings system (Jennifer Dang – Chair)

10:30 – Break

10:40 a.m. – Speakers on crash avoidance (David Hines – Chair)

11:35 a.m. – Lunch (not provided)

12:45 p.m. – Speakers on crash avoidance (continued) (David Hines – Chair)

1:35 p.m. – Speakers on crashworthiness (Jennifer Dang – Chair)

2:30 p.m. – Speakers on other topics (Jennifer Dang – Chair)

2:50-2:55 p.m. – Closing remarks from NHTSA (TBD)

Morning Session

Afternoon Session