Euro NCAP tests explained - Child protection
The movement of the dummies is measured during the impacts, with Euro NCAP assessing whether they hit any of the car's interior and the level of the forces transmitted through them.
What Euro NCAP looks for
Euro NCAP has put a particular emphasis on the improved design and ease of fitting of ISOFIX mounts and child restraints.
However, it also measures the level of seat cushion compression and rebound, because if this is excessive, it can cause an ISOFIX seat to rotate, causing injury.
Test results are rated from one to four stars, with four stars being the highest possible result.