An Indian government panel has recommended that vehicles equipped with systems capable of communicating with other vehicles, transport infrastructure, and pedestrians receive higher safety ratings under the new Bharat NCAP ratings. The proposal suggests that Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) systems, enabling such communication, be considered in the BNCAP safety tests. V2X technology aims to improve safety by allowing vehicles to share real-time information, thereby enhancing traffic optimization and reducing accidents, particularly in non-line-of-sight scenarios. The report is under review by the Road and Communication Ministry, which will decide the technology’s future implementation.
By 2027, V2X may become mandatory for a 5-star Euro NCAP rating. Bharat NCAP, which started on October 1, 2023, is adopting the latest GNCAP protocols, encouraging Indian automakers to enhance vehicle safety features.