Euro NCAP tested autopilot on ten modelsOctober 2, 2020
For this, specialists have developed a special verification method and assessment system. Experts paid attention to a variety of parameters: how the car keeps the optimal distance and constant speed, etc.
Euro NCAP specialists organized another series of tests. This time, the Highway Assist complex became the object of their attention.
Under this name are known active safety and driver assistance systems based on adaptive cruise control and lane tracking. In other words, the experts were interested in the autopilot at the current stage of development.
As “experimental” were selected 10 models that can be bought in Europe. These are Tesla Model 3 electric cars, Nissan Juke, Audi Q8, BMW 3 Series, Ford Kuga, Peugeot 2008, Volvo V60, Renault Clio, VW Passat and Mercedes-Benz GLE.
For convenience, experts have divided smart electronics into two groups: assistants, whose work requires the participation of the driver, and systems that activate themselves in a difficult situation. The maximum you can score is four points.
The highest marks according to the results of the check were obtained by premium cars from the “big German three”. But the worst of all were the compact French models of the A segment.
Tesla showed an average result, disappointing European experts. They expected more from the much-hyped autopilot. At the same time, experts noted that Tesla can be reanimated thanks to updates “over the air”.
The conclusion reached by the experts is simple: modern driving assistance systems are being modernized and becoming more accessible, but the driver’s role in driving a car is still considered the main one. Do not forget that electronics help on the road, not guide.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews talked about a curious incident that happened to the owner of a Tesla Model S from Canada. The driver of the electric car fell asleep, while the autopilot accelerated the car to 150 km / h. After such a dangerous arrival, the Canadian had to explain himself to the police.
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