Euro NCAP introduces new rules for car testing

Automotive technologies are developing rapidly and cars are beginning to be equipped with increasingly newer safety systems that reduce the risk of accidents. The Euro NCAP organization has therefore developed new vehicle testing principles that incorporate solutions such as pedestrian detection, automatic braking and collision avoidance.

The newer the car becomes, the safer it is for both people and pedestrians. The latest models are already equipped with pedestrian detection and automatic braking systems as well as collision avoidance modules, but the average driver has no idea what their effectiveness is. That is why Euro NCAP specialists have developed new car testing principles that incorporate these technologies.

The Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEB), which prevents collision with pedestrians, will be tested with specially developed tests based on real scenarios in which to use movable mannequins and the entire test will be conducted under controlled conditions.

Testing the reaction of pedestrian vehicles is to be accomplished through three urban scenarios, which often occur in real life. These are: the adult’s entrance to the road in front of the car’s mask, the running of the adult in front of the car’s bonnet, and the child’s exit from the parked car.

For a car to be rated satisfactory, it must avoid collisions at 40 km / h. In the case of a speed of 40 to 60 km / h, the vehicle should automatically slow down to less than 40 km / h in order to reduce pedestrian injuries in the event of a collision.

Euro NCAP representatives will ensure that they will be the first in the world to test autonomous pedestrian life-saving emergency systems, and their performance will be included in next year’s ratings for new vehicle models.