Action: worldwide vehicle standards
The World Forum for the Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations, hosted by the United Nations, is consulting with the automotive industry for an industry-wide voluntary commitment for minimum vehicle safety standards, in light of current large differences and lack of safety standards in some nations. The announcement
has been supported by Global NCAP
which demonstrated one significant difference in a car-to-car crash test
Action: manufacturer responds to zero star test result
After a zero star Global NCAP
test result for adult occupant protection in its Zest model, vehicle manufacturer Tata made structural improvements and, combined with airbags and other features, was able to achieve a four star rating
, demonstrating the capability of manufacturers to make rapid safety improvements.