Euro NCAP begins testing driver-assist technologies

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) is launching a new set of safety tests designed to evaluate driver assistance systems. Aside from seeing how well these systems function, the new tests are also designed give consumers a better understanding of driver assists with different names and functionalities, by fitting them in neat categories.

Euro NCAP’s new assessment protocols focus on three key main areas: Assistance Competence for how well the systems work, Vehicle Assistance for the extent to which it keeps the driver alert and engaged (Driver Engagement) – and Safety Backup, for the system’s effectiveness in critical situations.

Some of the driver assistance systems that will be tested include Highway Assist (HA), a technology designed to make motorway driving safer by reducing fatigue and encouraging safe driving. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Centering (LC) equipment will also be tested.

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The tests will involve

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