Driver assistance systems and the use of swarm data has put Volkswagen into the next level of semi-autonomous motoring safety
The latest ID.5 assistance technologies were rated reached 4 out of 4 possible points in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). With the “Driver Assistance Test”, Euro NCAP has expanded its test scheme beyond the classic crash test and introduced a structured evaluation and classification system in the area of comfort and assistance systems, with the aim of giving consumers a realistic insight into the performance of state of the art assistance systems.
The additional test procedures in the area of vehicle assistance include critical motorway driving scenarios, such as typical cut-in and cut-out manoeuvres, testing the system efficiency in supporting the driver to avoid accidents. The “Assistance Competence”- test, assesses driver engagement, meaning how driver and system work together and how the system ensures that the driver remains engaged in the driving task. The “Safety Backup”- test evaluates the vehicle’s performance in avoiding collisions and mitigating the potential consequences of an accident. In its assessment, Euro NCAP states that the VW ID.5 provides very good Vehicle Assistance with a similar level of Driver Engagement. Combined with excellent safety back-up, the system, overall, offers Very Good highway assistance.