Top marks for Volvo

Volvo Cars’ new S90 saloon and V90 estate are the first vehicles to score a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) Euro NCAP test procedure.

The overall five star rated S90 and V90 results surpass the best overall score of any model tested last year and now make Euro NCAP’s top-three best-ever performing cars all Volvos.

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).

‘We work hard to ensure that our cars fulfil all safety requirements and pass all testing procedures that the ratings agencies develop. Our main focus is, and always has been, real-life safety. Autonomous Emergency Braking systems, such as our City Safety offer also represent a clear step forwards on our journey toward fully autonomous cars, which we see as a key element to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries,’ said Malin Ekholm, director of the Volvo Car Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Group.

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.