Volvo and safety can almost be pegged as synonyms and as Volvo vehicles continue to be examples of company’s constant efforts of delivering safe vehicles, Volvo’s two new models – S90 and V90 – have managed to bag top safety ratings from Euro NCAP.
In a press release Volvo revealed that Volvo S90 and V90 both both achieved full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure and an overall 5 Star rating from Euro NCAP. Volvo also said that results of S90 and V90 have surpassed the best overall score of any model tested last year thereby placing the two new cars in Euro NCAP’s top-3 best-ever performing cars all Volvos.
The Euro NCAP AEB Pedestrian tests are conducted to check the performance of pedestrian detection systems using three road crossing scenarios. These scenarios are: an adult running into the road from the driver side of the vehicle; an adult walking into the road from the passenger side of the vehicle; and a child running from between two parked cars into the road from the passenger side of the vehicle. All these three scenarios would result in a fatal collision if the AEB system did not intervene.
The S90 and V90 performed as expected in the 2017 testing cycle, achieving a full 5 stars, thanks in large part to the high level of standard safety equipment in the new cars. Volvo says that its continued success in the AEB tests are a result of the advanced City Safety system which is standard in all 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.
“Safety has always been our key priority at Volvo Cars. The S90 and V90 5 star ratings and maximum points in the AEB testing procedures underscores our ongoing commitment to delivering a safe, enjoyable and confident driving experience in our cars,” said Malin Ekholm, Director of the Volvo Car Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Group.