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Pedestrian Safety

Euro NCAP now test’s how well your car’s pedestrian detection tech works

Car makers are investing plenty of time and money into technologies that not only make the occupants of their vehicles safer but those around them too. That’s why Euro NCAP, a European safety organisation and recognised authority on car safety has begun testing the performance of pedestrian detection technologies.

According to the organisation, the “tests will make it simpler for consumers and manufacturers to find out which systems work best”.

Euro NCAP says it will test vehicles’ response to pedestrians in simulations of the three most common urban scenarios: adults walking and running into the vehicle’s path and a child stepping out from behind a parked car.

As video footage of the tests shows, the last of those scenarios continues to present the biggest challenge for vehicle manufacturers.

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Stuart Thomas: Motorburn Editor
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit one who isn't afraid of the sun. An honors in English at the same institution failed to curb this. An MA in... More

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