The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP’s newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians. The technology installed in the vehicle effectively recognized potential crashes with pedestrians and cars and has helped the Prius achieve the first five star rating in 2016.
Meanwhile, the Suzuki Baleno is the first vehicle to receive a dual rating. From this year, Euro NCAP allows two star ratings for the same vehicle: by default, a base rating is generated for a car equipped with safety equipment which is standard on the model range throughout EU28; if the manufacturer wishes, a second rating may be published for the car fitted with a ‘safety pack’ which is available on all variants but may be sold as an option or standard in some markets.
April 26, 2016