The new Volvo S90 saloon and V90 estate have scored a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians test procedure and an overall 5 Star rating from Euro NCAP. The S90 and V90 results surpass the best overall score of any model tested last year and now make Euro NCAP’s top-3 best performing cars ever all Volvos. The result follows 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). 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.
Commenting on the announcement Malin Ekholm Director of the Volvo Car Safety Centre said, “We work hard to ensure that our cars fulfil all safety requirements and pass all testing procedures that the ratings agencies develop. Our main focus is, and always has been, real-life safety. Autonomous Emergency Braking systems, such as our City Safety offer also represent a clear step forwards on our journey toward fully autonomous cars, which we see as a key element to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.”
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 side of the vehicle
- An adult walks into the road from the passenger 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 side of the vehicle
Volvo Cars has a long held vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020. The S90 and V90 are further proof of Volvo’s continuing investment in and commitment to automotive safety leadership