Yesterday, July 18, Euro NCAP revealed the results of crash tests for 2 new cars – the Volvo XC40 and latest Ford Focus. Both small off-roader and popular family car gained the maximum 5-star score for their standard safety equipment.
Euro NCAP is an authoritative organization to make crash tests on new vehicles sold in Europe and assess independently and realistically their safety performance.
The XC40 scored 97% for adult occupant protection, entering the TOP 5 cars in which this safety aspect is the best for the last 3 years.
Both models showed themselves excellent in active safety and Vulnerable Road User protection. According to Euro NCAP they both respond to newly introduced strict requirements for life saving technologies.
It’s first of all about AEB (autonomous emergency braking) and ELK (emergency lane keeping) systems.
Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s Secretary General:
Technologies like AEB and ELK deliver immediate safety benefits but they are also enabling technologies for the autonomous vehicles of the future. Euro NCAP’s road map sets a series of demanding tests for each of these ‘milestone’ technologies seeking to ensure that their performance saves lives today as well as tomorrow.