Euro NCAP tests will be conducted in a new formatMay 20, 2020
Every two years, Euro NCAP improves its testing methods. And this year was no exception.
The European Committee for the conduct of independent crash tests of cars this year did not publish the results of any tests. This is largely due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Institute’s specialists did not sit idle and now claim that at the end of summer they will release the first test results and assign the safety stars they deserve from the results of new tests to the cars.
Euro NCAP launches new tests in four categories. The method of modeling a head-on collision has undergone the greatest changes. On the wall, where a stationary unit has been used for 23 years, a new moving barrier is now used. According to Euro NCAP, most people die in head-on collisions, and the new technology simulates a situation much better when both “vehicles” travel at a speed of 50 km / h with a 50% overlap. In addition, the new barrier is equipped with sensors to assess damage to the “second” car.
The side impact test has also undergone changes – now the passenger side strength will be checked. Particular attention is paid to any contact between the passenger and the driver.
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