Euro NCAP Calls for AEB on all New Car’s

En-CAP calls for New Car Safety System

You will most likely be aware of the hard work that Euro ENCAP do testing each new car and vehicle released. Yes this is the organisation that crashes, bangs, drops new cars and vans in order to see how they stand up to impacts of various natures and just how much protection they can give their occupants and predestrians. I think we have all seen the crash test dummy footage in one form of another.

So normally when NCAP ask for something the new car manufactures take heed as the star rating awarded to new car’s from En-Cap can have a massive impact on sales.

After all we all want to drive new cars that are safe and heaven forbid can help protect us when we are in an accident don’t we?

NCAP have now called for all new cars and other vehicles to have AEB ( Automatic Braking Assistance ) as standard from 2014. In fact they have gone one stage further and said that they will include the AEB technology in its crash testing programmes.

The call’s come hot off the back of NCAP’s open praise for the New Mazda CX 5 which has the system as standard.

Tradionally AEB was only really available on high range vehicles where it has been proven to reduce accidents by up to a staggering 27%.

So what is AEB and why do our new cars need it?

AEB is a system that basically cuts in if a driver does not slow down or take evasive action quick enough in that it applies the brakes and slows the car down automatically.

ENCAP research found that nearly 80 % of europe’s cars do not have this as standard or even an option and that an eye watering 66 % of new car manufactures do not offer the system on any of their model range.

A Euro NCAP survey found that AEB is unavailable on 79% of cars on sale in Europe and that 66% of manufacturers do not offer an AEB system on any of their new models.

A spokes person for ENCAP said “A faster penetration of these technologies into new cars will make it more realistic for the European Union to reach its target to cut road deaths by 50% by 2020. If all cars were fitted with AEB systems, many crashes could be mitigated or avoided altogether on European roads. The Mazda CX-5 is therefore a good example for other manufacturers to follow.”

Naturally there will be a cost implication as to design and incorporate the system would cost millions.

So would you pay more for a safer new car with the system as ultimately it will be us and our buying power that will determine the future of AEB?

 

 

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