The funding will help the Australasian New Car Assessment Program maintain its role in testing and assessing new cars, providing information for consumers about vehicle safety and general advocacy about safety on Australia’s roads.
The Children in Autonomous Vehicles Blue Ribbon Panel recommends child passenger safety issues be addressed along with adult passenger safety during the testing and development of self-driving vehicles, Safe Kids Worldwide says.
Euro NCAP Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen says the test results are clear: “Cars, even those with advanced driver-assistance systems, need a vigilant, attentive driver behind the wheel at all times.”
ZF’s interior observation system can determine the occupants’ size, location and position, and whether they are in active control of the vehicle via the steering wheel or monitoring the vehicle’s automated driving systems, the supplier says.
Jaguar engineers initially attempted to create a noise inspired by the sound of sci-fi spacecraft. However, pedestrians reacted by looking up to the sky, rather than at the road, as the new I-Pace electric vehicle approached.
Euro NCAP says the A6 and the Touareg score particularly well for vulnerable-road-user protection, including the safety-rating agency’s new requirements for cyclist-detecting automatic emergency braking.
The driver-assistance systems will learn from virtually generated driving situations. It is conceivable, the automaker says, that millions of miles of over-the-road testing could be conducted virtually.