Named the most dangerous cars for pedestriansNovember 2, 2019
Experts rate pedestrian collision avoidance systems
The American Institute for Highway Safety has tested 16 new models for pedestrian safety.
In the next series of independent tests, IIHS experts checked the protection of pedestrians in a collision with middle-class cars – both the mass segment and premium models. In total, 16 cars took part in the tests, of which only four premium and two mass models were able to win the highest rating. Six sedans were given a good mark, and four cars scored the minimum number of points. Experts evaluated pedestrian safety by the performance of the emergency braking system, which recognizes pedestrians on the road and automatically activates the brakes.
It turned out that pedestrian collisions were best prevented (in alphabetical order) by Audi A4, BMW 3 Series (with base assistant), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (with advanced assistant), Nissan Maxima, Subaru Outback and Volvo S60. Excellent results were demonstrated by the BMW 3 Series (with advanced assistant), Honda Accord, Lexus ES 350, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry. Well performed Chevrolet Malibu (with two different systems) Mercedes-Benz C-Class with a basic assistant. Finally, the tests failed for Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima.
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