ADAS and Autonomous Testing news in Europe

Truck emergency brake assist: Technical potential is still far from being fully exploited

Photo credit: DEKRA

  • Legally prescribed oversteer capability can be problematic
  • Standardization of system designs urgently needs to be discussed
  • Deviations from the “standard” reduce the performance of the systems

Read more: Truck emergency brake assist: Technical potential is still far from being fully exploited

Best-ever Euro NCAP test results shape Thatcham Research safest cars list for 2022

  • Thatcham Research and What Car? present 10-car shortlist for the What Car? Safety Award 2023
  • Judges only consider five-star Euro NCAP rated vehicles, along with other criteria such as safety innovation and mass market appeal
  • All cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2022 score four- or five-star rating for first time in programme history
  • Results show safety performance remains a top priority for carmakers and motorists
  • Emerging manufacturer entrants make impressive safety debuts in the UK market
  • Award judges note increased prevalence of partition airbags that prevent occupant interaction in a side collision and Driver Monitoring Systems – boosting new vehicle safety standards

Read more: Best-ever Euro NCAP test results shape Thatcham Research safest cars list for 2022

Mercedes/Bosch fully automated parking system approved in Germany

The world’s first highly automated driverless parking function will be available for certain S-Class and EQS variants

The world’s first automated driverless parking function has been officially approved for commercial use, with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority green-lighting the Mercedes-Benz / Bosch automated parking system in a parking garage at Stuttgart Airport.

Read more: Mercedes/Bosch fully automated parking system approved in Germany

Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully Autonomous car today

  • Thatcham Research urges caution as 52% of UK drivers still mistakenly believe that fully Autonomous driving is possible today; number rises to 72% in the US
  • UK motorists recognise potential for Automated Driving to improve safety by removing human error
  • Watching brief: 44% of UK respondents will wait for the technology to mature before they would consider purchasing a car with self- driving capability
  • Thatcham Research calls for all stakeholders to come together to instil Trust in Automation

Read more: Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully Autonomous car today

We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.