Pierre Castaing has been elected president of the European New Car Assessment Programme. EuroNCAP, for short, is the organisation that issues a five-star rating on the safety of new cars, via crash tests and other means.
Mr. Castaing (pictured) has a background in aerospace engineering, and spent much of his career with Utac-Ceram, a testing and research centre for road vehicles. He had been a member of the EuroNCAP board of directors since 2000. Mr. Castaing, a Frenchman, succeeds Andrew Miller. His mandate will last two years.