The overall goal of NCOSS is to create the first national, publicly available child-focused crash data collection system. Such a system will be used to monitor trends in child passenger safety, assess the performance of new safety technologies for children and serve as a national resource to assist researchers, industry and policymakers to set the agenda for child passenger safety in the U.S.

Toyota and CIRP’s current pilot study will test enhanced methods to encourage eligible subjects to participate in NCOSS. At the conclusion of the study, CIRP researchers will work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop the procedures required to implement NCOSS on a national scale.