EuroNCAP. Semi-autonomous driving of several cars is observed

The semi-autonomous highway driving performance of the Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen ID.5, Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 2 has been evaluated by Euro NCAP. Will these devices soon be incorporated into the organization’s most comprehensive crash test rating? Maybe.

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Euro NCAP has evaluated new systems for semi-autonomous driving on the motorway.

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Euro NCAP has just completed a new round of evaluations focused exclusively on four-vehicle highway driving assistance, following three rounds of similar work published in 2018, 2020 and 2021. Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen ID.5 and Jaguar I-Pace were tested, as were Polestar 2, which was therefore entitled to a second pass after the first revision of its kind in 2020. Tests focus on a combination of adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-change assist, and autonomous emergency braking. Their effectiveness is analyzed, as well as the ability of the system to keep the driver alert. The rating includes the ratings ‘basic’ (entry), ‘average’ (medium), ‘bon’ (good) and très bon (very good).

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Nissan Qashqai starred in almost all tests.

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Nissan Qashqai praised

The Nissan Qashqai got the best average, ahead of the Volkswagen ID.5. The Japanese SUV was rated “very good” with 74% in assist capability and 93% in emergency safety functions, thanks to ProPilot equipment linked to GPS Navi-Link. ID.5, also rated “Very Good” with Travel Assist, scored 76% and 85%, respectively. Both models benefit from accurate road information and markings thanks to the combination of their GPS and cameras. As a bonus, their driver benefits from a head-up display.

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Nissan ProPilot offers the right compromise between prevention and empowerment according to Euro NCAP.

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The device on board the Qashqai is able to slow the vehicle when approaching a curve or roundabout, but not before a junction, unlike the id .5. The latter is kept on course in the S curve at all tested speeds (80, 100 and 120 km/h) while the Nissan “stops” at 120 km/h. The Japanese compensate for this with more responsive independent brakingespecially if the car stops downstream, an exercise that a German electric SUV would miss.

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The Volkswagen ID.5 is also rated ‘Very Good’ in Assistive Driving.

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Jaguar I-Pace InControl is outdated

The Jaguar I-Pace’s InControl system is rated “basic” with 53% assist and 59% safety. Cameras, GPS and a head-up display are included, but speed is not adjusted when approaching a curve or intersection, emergency self-braking is not efficient enough and the “S” test only passes at 80 km/h. However, Euro NCAP assures that, as in the case of other evaluated cars, the driver of the British crossover is correctly informed of the functionality and limits of the assistance provided.

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InControl leaves the Jaguar I-Pace with ‘basic’.

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Finally, Polestar 2 rated ‘Average’ in 2020 now qualifies for ‘Good’, followed by Remote update Master its Pilot Assist. The Swedish electric car combines GPS and cameras but does not have a head-up display. The improvement allowed the car to pass the “S” test at speeds of 80 and 100 km / h, but not 120 km / h. Also, the speed is not automatically reduced before a turn or intersection, and parked vehicles in the lane are not well detected.

Semi-autonomous driving soon in the Euro NCAP standard tests?

This new series of ratings concerns vehicles equipped with similar equipment, resulting in a relatively fair comparative rating. But at the same time, in the traditional Euro NCAP crash tests, The cheapest cars suffer more and more from the lack of driving aids or warning lights. from E-help is increasingly important in rating, especially as the standards are getting stricter from year to year. Notable example, Dacia Jogger only received one star without even auditioning. Based on the Sandero already “crashed” in 2021 (2 stars), it’s notably penalized for not having an unfastened seatbelt indicator in its optional third row of seats, while the rating is supposed to relate to basic versions of the vehicles. Despite the platform derived from the Renault Clio platform, received 5/5 in 2019, the crossover had the same spring note that opens the range of the Romanian manufacturer. However, the latter’s design is older and initially designed for emerging markets with less stringent safety standards. In this context, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between chaff and straw. Prevention, assistance and protection mingle in the end result which is difficult to interpret unless you look at the details of the tests, which fortunately can be read on the Euro NCAP website.

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Launched in 2018, the Jaguar I-Pace is starting to suffer from competition on a technology level.

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Contrasting assessments can help to see more clearly, but this does not seem to be the case. Michel van Ratingen, Secretary General of the Euro NCAP Programme, said: Kudos to Nissan. The Qashqai is the most affordable car in this group but shares the highest rating we’ve seen so far with the ID.5. This shows that technology is advancing rapidly and that assistive driving will soon be among the most ubiquitous of equipment. In other words, it could soon be incorporated into the general Euro NCAP classification rather than being the subject of specific publications. But if testing and acknowledging the usefulness of such semi-autonomous driving is one thing, then abandoning vehicles without such driving as dangerous It would already be questionable.

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