For anybody not a secret that cars are a great danger to pedestrians. Despite the fact that modern cars are equipped with huge number of security systems and driver assistance to avoid collisions with pedestrians is still not possible.
The insurance Institute for road safety (IIHS) has tested 16 cars of different class and size, to find out how the pedestrian is protected on the road. Special attention was paid to the emergency braking system, which now is standard on almost all cars. This system is automatically activated without driver intervention, and begins to brake the car in case of detection of a pedestrian, according to Cnet.
The highest score got the Audi A4, BMW 3-series (basic assistant), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (advanced assistant) and Volvo S60, belonging to the premium class, as well as Nissan Maxima and Subaru Outback, which belong to the budget segment.
In addition, the IIHS praised the excellent result of the braking system of Honda Accord, Lexus ES 350, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry, and gave them excellent scores. Rated “good” received Chevrolet Malibu (two different systems) and Mercedes-Benz C-class (basic assistant).
Outsiders of the rating are the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and KIA Optima, the system is emergency braking which has shown itself to be disgusting and are unable to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
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