In the United States will increase the requirements for car safetyDecember 12, 2019
Experts will begin to test cars for the quality of outdoor lighting. These rules may be introduced in the near future.
The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) will introduce new criteria for obtaining the highest Top Safety Pick + rating based on crash test results. Innovations relate to front optics and electronic assistants.
Starting next year, experts will begin to check the optics of cars. To get the highest safety score, the vehicle must be equipped with high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures. In addition, the highest score can be earned if the car is equipped with a frontal collision avoidance system. Also, to receive the Top Safety Pick + award, the vehicle must show excellent performance in a crash test with partial overlap on the front passenger side.
It is reported that in the near future IIHS will publish the rating of the safest cars, but this will happen no earlier than next year. Recall before that it was stated that the rating will be launched in November-December this year.
IIHS chief David Zubi said that toughening safety requirements for vehicles should encourage automakers to improve their products. This is especially true for optics, because previously experts have identified problems in this area.
Last year, experts conducted a study, having studied 165 models, and it turned out that more than half of them do not sufficiently illuminate the road and blind drivers of oncoming cars. At that time, in their opinion, the Honda HR-V optics were called the worst, and the best – Mazda CX-3 LED headlights.
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