The S90’s and V90’s results surpass the best overall score of any model tested last year (2016) and now make Euro NCAP’s top three best-ever-performing cars all Volvo passenger cars.
The results follow 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 five stars, thanks in large part to their high level of standard safety equipment.
Volvo’s success in the Autonomous Emergency Braking tests is 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, day and night.
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 onto the road from the driver’s side of the vehicle;
an adult walks onto the road from the passenger’s side of the vehicle (two tests are carried out for this scenario); a child runs from between two parked cars onto the road from the passenger’s side of the vehicle
The Euro NCAP safety rating covers four different areas – Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian Protection and Safety Assist.
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.
Euro NCAP has crash-tested new cars for 20 years (1997-2017).