Volvo Cars is the first car maker to score a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure and an overall five-star rating for its new S90 saloon and V90 estate, Volvo announced.
The S90’s and V90’s results surpass the best overall score of any model tested last year and now make Euro NCAP’s top-three best-ever-performing cars all Volvos.
The results follow in the footsteps of the XC90, which was the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in the Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City and AEB Interurban).
Volvo’s success in the Autonomous Emergency Braking tests are a result of the advanced City Safety system, which is standard on new Volvo cars. City Safety works by identifying potential hazards on the road ahead, such as vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists in certain situations, day and night.
The AEB Pedestrian tests by Euro NCAP are designed to check performance of pedestrian-detection systems using three road-crossing scenarios, all of which would result in a fatal collision if the AEB system did not intervene. The tests represent common and critical situations that frequently result in pedestrian casualties in the real world:
- An adult runs into the road from the driver’s side of the vehicle.
- An adult walks into the road from the passenger’s side of the vehicle (two tests are carried out for this scenario).
- A child runs from between two parked cars into the road from the passenger’s side of the vehicle.