The launch of Latin NCAP has taken place on October 18, simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay and São Paolo, Brazil. The new association released test results of nine cars from the popular small vehicle class using the same frontal impact test that is included in Euro NCAP's test programme. The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), FIA Foundation, ICRT (International Consumer Research and Testing) and GRMF (the Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation) with support of the IDB (the Inter-American Development Bank), have joined forces in setting up Latin NCAP. The programme is expected to contribute to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 which could save five million lives on the world's roads if successfully implemented. Available material includes an edited package presenting Euro NCAP vehicle safety programme as well as a logo of Latin NCAP.