The protocol for the evaluation of vehicles EuroNCAP adds a new test to assess the systems, pedestrian detection with full braking autonomously.
Sand is the leading cause of death in road of Europe and EuroNCAP has decided to take letters in the matter to announce the introduction of a test by which to evaluate the operation of the systems pedestrian detection in those vehicles that use this technology. Although deaths have been reduced during the last few years in a drastic way in the old continent, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists accounted for 47 percent of 26,000 deaths that occurred on the road during e past year.
The evidence will expose vehicles to two different scenarios, in which are simulated through the one of the mannequins to pedestrians adults that stand in the path of the vehicle, and children, coming out unexpectedly from behind parked cars. To get a good score, the cars that offer the automated systems should be able to avoid collisions with dummies at speeds up to 40 km/h. Between 40 and 60 km/h test aims to reduce collision speeds less than 40 km/h, with the purpose of injury by the impact, permit the survival of the pedestrian with the least possible damage.
systems autonomous emergency braking, come to intervene in an autonomous way when a distracted driver fails to stop, or does so too late. The system relies on the use of radars, lasers, cameras, and sensors to detect an imminent collision and act accordingly, by stopping the vehicle or at least reducing its speed.
almost already 20 years ago EuroNCAP gradually improving the protection of pedestrians, first with the obligation to adopt body designs that minimize damage upon impact, up to new technologies as existing systems of braking autonomously, that sooner or later you will end up being part of the endowment of series of the products that are marketed in Europe.