E-Class Autonomous Emergency Braking Tested by EuroNCAP

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Autonomous Emergency Braking Tested by EuroNCAP 1 photo
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As some of you know, the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) will again change its rating scheme, or more like improve it, with the addition of credits for car manufacturers that equip their models with forward collision warning and/or automatic braking technology.
Today, EuroNCAP released results for their first tests of rear-end crash avoidance systems using the 2014 rating protocol.

Not only that, but, in case we're not mistaking, they also did it on what looks like the Top Gear track in Dunsfold.

Among the cars tested there was also a Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI equipped with Pre-Safe, which incidentally scored the highest of the group in both types of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) tests.

The two tests are called AEB City and AEB Inter-Urban and each has its own peculiarities.

The AEB City tests are conducted at speeds between 10 and 50 km/h (6 mph and 31 mph), where EuroNCAP only evaluates the automatic braking function on the tested vehicle.

The AEB Inter-Urban tests are conducted at speeds between 30 km/h and 80 km/h (19 mph and 50 mph), where EuroNCAP evaluates both the automatic braking function and the forward collision warning function in three different driving scenarios. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class aced both tests, which is even more impressive taking into account that among the other seven cars tested there were also two Volvos - marketed for decades as the safest cars in the world.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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