In 1996, the safety of the cars took a major step forward with the creation of a program that was in charge of testing the security systems. Criticized by most of the manufacturers because of the hardness of the test, quickly rose to a position of control. Today, Euro NCAP continues to work on improving the performance of the vehicles, and from the next year will include systems for the recognition of pedestrians.
The next year we will know the results of this study, which is customary in the EuroNCAP tests
This technology, which in 1996 might seem futuristic, it is a reality. Today a large number of models have among their list of equipment. , however, no means has established a protocol for testing them, until now. The next year, we will know what systems are best, and which should improve their performance.
As you all know these teams of active safety rely on cameras and sensors that track all the time what happens in the perimeter of the car. So, in case you recognize an obstacle, informing the driver about the danger, that in case of disobedience of this act in an autonomous way, slowing to a stop or reducing the speed significantly.
The tests will be carried out in locations and under procedures standardized. The first of the tests will consist in recognizing the presence of a pedestrian adult that stands in the path of the vehicle. The second were measuring it effectiveness in the presence of a child in the rear of the car, while this is reversed.
Both tests will be performed at two different speeds. First taste of recognition systems with a speed of up to 40 Km/h. The second test will be carried out at speeds more critical, that reaching around between 42 and 60 Km/h speed limit for many systems of self-recognition.
With these tests Euro NCAP aims to reduce the number of fatalities, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, which each time represent a higher percentage of deaths on european roads in the past year, 47%. According to studies, the correct development and implementation of these systems could prevent one of every five accidents, so it is of critical importance.