5-Star Vehicle Rating System Getting Revamped to Bring It into Modern Age, DOT Says

DOT regulators recently announced that they are proposing some significant changes to the 5-Star Vehicle Rating system, also known as the New Car Assessment Program. These proposed updates, which are all intended to provide better safety information to consumers, will also reportedly bring the Rating system into the modern age.

Here are some of the main changes regulators are proposing to the Rating system at this time:

  • Adding a few new crash test to the battery of tests used to evaluate the safety of new vehicles and their equipment in crash situations
  • Using new crash test dummies that can better reflect the impacts of crashes on the human body
  • Providing for half-star increments to be used so that ratings can be more refined
  • Adding new assessments for crash avoidance systems
  • Implementing new systematic features that all for dynamic updates to made to the Rating system with new technologies.

With the proposal open for public comment, regulators have noted they will be reviewing the submitted comments throughout 2016 and that they will publish a final ruling by the end of next year.

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