Volvo S90 and V90 Crash Test Results Set New Benchmark As They Ace It and follow the tradition of decades
The new S90 sedan and V90 wagon are being the first products to score a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure and an overall 5 Star rating for both cars in modern day crash test. 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-ever performing cars all Volvos. 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 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, let it be day or night.
The AEB Pedestrian tests by Euro NCAP are designed to check the performance of pedestrian detection systems using three road crossing scenarios. AEB system intervention is key to save lives in this test. The tests represent common and critical situations that frequently result in pedestrian casualties in the real world, which the Euro NCAP conducts. Volvo Cars has a simple vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020. The S90 and V90 along with the new XC90 continue to contribute to automotive safety by a big margin.
The Euro NCAP safety rating covers four different areas – Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian Protection and Safety Assist. The Volvo cars come all the safety equipment necessary such as side, curtain airbags, dual airbags at the front, impact bracing bumper, pedestrian friendly bumper, black lash resistant seats and all other passive features are standard on all variants of the Volvo cars sold worldwide, which includes India.