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Information of Japan New Car Assessment Program

Information of Japan New Car Assessment Program

Japan New Car Assessment: JNCAP is a joint project by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: MLIT and National agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid:NASVA.

JNCAP aims for
- informing shopper of the safer cars and the safer child restraint system: CRS.
- promoting manufacturers to develope the safer cars and the safer CRS.
- popularizing the safer cars and the safer CRS.

JNCAP tests ,evaluates and publishes about
- car active safty performance
- car passive safety performance
- car automatic emergency call systems equipment
- child restraint system performance and usability

Vehicle Safety Performance 2023

From "Vehicle Safety Performance 2023," an evaluation corresponding to accidents with pedestrians has been newly introduced in the evaluation of the "Acceleration Pedal Misapplication Prevention System".
The total score of Preventive safety performance and Collision safety performance determines the number of ★, and the larger the number of ★, the higher the overall safety performance. There are 5 levels of stars from ★★★★★ to ★.
The total score of the Preventive safety performance (out of 89 points), Collision safety performance (out of 100 points), and accident automatic emergency call device (out of 8 points) is 197 points.
Due to the change in the evaluation of the "Acceleration Pedal Misapplication Prevention System", it is not possible to make direct comparisons of safety performances based on their scores with the vehiclemodels evaluated in the past.
To earn ★★★★★,the required to have the highest evaluation (A rank) of Collision safety performance and Preventive safety performance, and to be equipped with an Automatic accident emergency call system.
Taking account of the traffic accident occurrence situation in Japan and the damage reduction effects of equipment and functions, the allocation of points for each evaluation item is determined.

Preventive safety performance(89points out of 89)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Preventive Safety Performance
A Rank 72.00 points or more
B Rank 52.12 - 71.99
C Rank 34.48 - 52.11
D Rank 17.16 - 34.47
E Rank Under 17.16

Collision safety performance(100points out of 100)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Collision Safety Performance
A Rank 84.63 points or more
B Rank 71.89 - 84.62
C Rank 59.07 - 71.88
D Rank 46.33 - 59.06
E Rank Under 46.33

Vehicle Safety Performance 2023

Evaluation ResultsTotal score of Preventive safety performance and Collision safety performance
★★★★★ 156.63 points or more
★★★★ 124.01- 156.62
★★★ 93.55 – 124.00
★★ 63.49 – 93.54
Under 63.49
Vehicle Safety Performance 2022

Autonomous emergency braking system [for bicyclist] performance test is introduced in 2022.
 The total score of Preventive safety performance and Collision safety performance determines the number of ★, and the larger the number of ★, the higher the overall safety performance. There are 5 levels of stars from ★★★★★ to ★.
The total score of the Preventive safety performance (out of 91 points), Collision safety performance (out of 100 points), and accident automatic emergency call device (out of 8 points) is 199 points.
To earn ★★★★★,the required to have the highest evaluation (A rank) of Collision safety performance and Preventive safety performance, and to be equipped with an Automatic accident emergency call system.
Taking account of the traffic accident occurrence situation in Japan and the damage reduction effects of equipment and functions, the allocation of points for each evaluation item is determined.

Collision safety performance(100points out of 100)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Collision Safety Performance
A Rank 84.63 points or more
B Rank 71.89 - 84.62
C Rank 59.07 - 71.88
D Rank 46.33 - 59.06
E Rank Under 46.33

Preventive safety performance(91points out of 91)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Collision Safety Performance
A Rank 73.60 points or more
B Rank 53.32 - 73.59
C Rank 35.28 - 53.31
D Rank 17.56 - 35.27
E Rank Under 17.56

Vehicle Safety Performance 2022 

Evaluation ResultsTotal score of Collision safety performance and Preventive safety performance
★★★★★ 158.23 points or more
★★★★ 125.21 – 158.22
★★★ 94.35 – 125.20
★★ 63.89 – 94.34
Under 63.89
Vehicle Safety Performance 2020~2021

Until 2019, Collision safety performance and Preventive safety performance were evaluated separately.

From 2020, by comprehensively evaluating these, we will provide information to vehicle users as "Vehicle Safety Performance" in an easy-to-understand manner.

The total score of Preventive safety performance and Collision safety performance determines the number of ★, and the larger the number of ★, the higher the overall safety performance. There are 5 stars from ★★★★★ to ★.

The total score of the preventive safety performance (out of 82 points), collision safety performance (out of 100 points), and accident automatic emergency call device (out of 8 points) is 190 points.

To earn ★★★★★,the required to have the highest evaluation (A rank) of Collision safety performance and Preventive safety performance, and to be equipped with an Automatic accident emergency call system.

Based on the traffic accident occurrence situation in Japan and the damage reduction effect of equipment and functions, the damage reduction effect for each evaluation item is scored.

Collision safety performance(100points out of 100)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Collision Safety Performance
A Rank84.63 points or more
B Rank71.89 ~ 84.63
C Rank59.07 ~ 71.89
D Rank46.33 ~ 59.07
E RankUnder 46.33

Preventive safety performance(82points out of 82)

Evaluation ResultsTotal Score for Preventive Safety Performance
A Rank66.40 points or more
B Rank47.92 ~ 66.30
C Rank31.68 ~ 47.91
D Rank15.76 ~ 31.67
E RankUnder 15.75

Vehicle Safety Performance 2020~2021

Evaluation ResultsTotal score of Collision safety performance and
Preventive safety performance
★★★★★151.03 points or more
★★★★119.81 - 151.02
★★★90.75 - 119.80
★★62.09 - 90.74
Under 62.09

Information of Child Seat Assessment

The Child Seat Assessment conducts frontal collision evaluation test and usability evaluation test on commercially available child restraint systems, and publishes the results as safety performance ratings. Child seat assessment is a joint program by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: MLIT and National agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid:NASVA.

Frontal collision evaluation test

Evaluation ResultsEvaluation based on test results
Excellent (Excellent) Product was given 4 ◎ marks (No × marks)
Good (Good) Product was given 3 ◎ marks and 1 ○ mark (No × marks)
Nomal Product not falling into any of the other 3 ratings (Excellent, Good, Not recommended)
Not recomended Product received an mark in any of the test areas.
This rating indicates that the product does not have the high level of safety here being determined, and does not mean that the product cannot be used. All products tested have the level of safety meeting relevant safety regulations.

Uusability evaluation test

Evaluation ResultsEvaluation based on test results
After 2015: Total score of 25 points
Before 2014: Average score of 5 points
The evaluation is based on a 5-point scale for each test area regarding ease of use, installation, and other usability factors.

History

  • 1995: Start of collision safety performance evaluation(Full frontal collision test)
  • 1995: Start of braking performance tests
  • 1999: Start of side collision test
  • 2000: Start of offset frontal collision test
  • 2001: Start of Child seat performance evaluation(frontal collision test and usability evaluation test)
  • 2003: Start of pedestrian head protection performance tests
  • 2008: Start of evaluation of the side curtain air bag
  • 2009: Start of neck injury protection for rear-end collision performance test
  • 2009: Start of rear seat passenger’s protection performance evaluation
  • 2009: Start of rear passenger seat belt usability evaluation test
  • 2009: Start of passengers seat belt reminder evaluation tests
  • 2011: Start of pedestrian leg protection performance test
  • 2011: Start of performance test for electric shock protection after collision
  • 2014: Start of preventive safety performance evaluation(autonomous emergency braking system [car to car] performance test and Lane departure warning system performance test)
  • 2015: Start of rear-view monitoring system performance test
  • 2015: Finish of braking performance tests
  • 2016: Start of autonomous emergency braking system [for Pedestrian at daytime] performance test
  • 2017: Change from Lane departure warning system performance test to Lane departure prevention system,etc.performance test
  • 2017: Finish of rear passenger seat belt usability evaluation test
  • 2018: Start of autonomous emergency braking system [for Pedestrian at night with lighting] performance test
  • 2018: Start of high-performance headlamp equipment performance evaluation
  • 2018: Start of checking equipment designed to curb acceleration in the event of peddle misapplication performance test [for Obstruction]
  • 2018: Start of automatic accident emergency call system performance test
  • 2019: Start of autonomous emergency braking system [for Pedestrian at night without lighting] performance test
  • 2022: Start of autonomous emergency braking system [for bicyclist] performance test
  • 2023:Finish of rear-view monitoring system performance test
  • 2023: Start of checking equipment designed to curb acceleration in the event of peddle misapplication performance test [for Pedestrian]

New Car Assessment

Child Seat Assessment