EuroNCAP had to solve a problem, the of to create an appropriate methodology for testing of systems, pedestrian detection, and emergency braking automatic, which will prevent violations in the city. Imagine that between your technicians didn’t find any volunteer to play the legs in the tests, the reason for which they chose to design a dummy that reflected in the best possible way the reality of the abuse of power in the city. A dummy toddler in two formats, the adult and the child.
The 47% of the 26,000 deaths that occurred in 2014 on the european roads due to the outrages. This technology would be able to drastically reduce the number of abuses on the road.
In recent years, EuroNCAP has already tested systems of emergency braking in city, generally based on the mitigation of rear-end collisions, car-to-car. The problem is that many of these systems are not effective at the time to avoid a collision against a pedestrian. Why EuroNCAP has designed a specific protocol for systems for detection of pedestrians, the first in the world, based on the dummys mobile that you can see in the video that illustrates this article.
why are so important these tests, and these security systems? The 47% of the 26,000 deaths that occurred on the road in Europe in 2014 were in line with the onslaught of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Most of the violations occur when the driver does not brake, brake late, or does not brake with enough force. This technology would minimize the consequences of the violations, and avoid a large majority of them.
The protocol that has been established EuroNCAP is based on three tests well-differentiated. The first, consisting of a dummy for articulated movement, which represents a adult height and complexion mean crossing running (8 km/h) in the path of the car. The second, that same dummy adult walking (5 km/h). The third, consists in a dummy smaller, which represents a child of about 6 years, which appears (approximately 5 km/h) behind a row of parked cars standing in the path of the car.
To satisfy the test, the cars equipped with these systems have to be able to avoid the violation of 40 km/h in the three cases mentioned above. At higher speeds, between 40 and 60 km/h, they should be able to attenuate the speed of the car – without human intervention – so that the impact occurs at less than 40 km/h and the survival probability of the dummy, or the pedestrian struck in real life, is high.
from 2016, EuroNCAP will begin to offer a qualification of certainty about the systems with pedestrian detection in all the tested vehicles.