Το Euro NCAP έκανε τις πρώτες δοκιμές του για το 2012 όπου δοκίμασε το νέο Ευρωπαϊκό Civic αλλά και το Jeep Compass. Και μπορεί το Ιαπωνικό να απέσπασε 5 αστέρια, αλλά το Αμερικάνικο απογοήτευσε τον οργανισμό ασφαλείας, αφού μάζεψε μόλις 2 αστέρια. Το Compass πήρε μόλις 23% για προστασία των πεζών, 61% για προστασία των ενηλίκων και 76% για προστασία των παιδιών.

 

[Πηγή: Euro NCAP]

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JEEP COMPASS DISAPPOINTS, HONDA CIVIC IMPRESSES

Euro NCAP starts 2012 with the release of two new vehicles. Interestingly, these results unmistakably highlight the step forwards made in the market place by some car manufacturers and the lack of progress by others.

 Since the revamp of Euro NCAP’s rating in 2009, the safety organisation has upped the ante in safety by raising its criteria for 5 stars annually. In 2012, any car awarded 5 stars should achieve an overall score of at least 80 percent, while scoring at least 80 percent of the available points in Adult Protection, 75 percent in Child Protection, 60 percent in Pedestrian Protection and 60 percent in Safety Assist. This translates into significantly safer vehicles for consumers today, in particular on pedestrian protection offered where the average 5 star car barely exceeded the 25 percent limit just a few years back.The recently refreshed Jeep Compass achieved only two stars against the 2012 criteria, underachieving in most areas of Euro NCAP’s assessment. The compact SUV was tested with an optional side thorax airbag but its test results showed a poor protection levels, particularly in the side pole test. In pedestrian protection, the Compass scored a disappointing 23 percent. Compact SUVs are the most popular sport-utility segment in Europe, but the Jeep Compass did not demonstrate itself as strong contender on safety in comparison to other tested competitors in the same category.Euro NCAP is also publishing the results of the new Honda Civic, awarded the maximum five star rating. The 9th generation family hatchback achieved high scores in all areas of assessment, putting it on a par with its rivals in this competitive market segment. The car scored well in Safety Assist and is also fitted as an option with Honda’s Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), a radar-based autonomous emergency braking technology rewarded by Euro NCAP Advanced in 2010.Eight cars assessed last year also meet the more stringent requirements for 5 stars in 2012. Euro NCAP has re-issued the 5 star rating for 2012 for the following vehicles: BMW 1 Series, BMW X1, Ford Focus, Ford Ranger, Mercedes M Class, Nissan LEAF, Subaru XV and Volvo V60.Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, says: ‘The results published today show clearly that a 5 star these days means a lot more than a 5 star some years ago. Many car makers have moved on and so have we. Cars based on older technology, brushed up and marketed as new are not providing the same levels as safety as the newest models developed against the new targets. Consumers interested in a fair comparison will not be fooled by these results.”More details on the results and rewards can now be found on our website. For media related information, please contact Marie Brasseur, Euro NCAP Communications Manager.

NEW HONDA CIVIC AWARDED THE MAXIMUM 5-STAR EURO NCAP SAFETY RATING

The new Honda Civic has been rated one of Europe’s safest cars in the independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP. In addition, Euro NCAP have announced that they are extending Honda’s Euro NCAP Advanced reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) technology to include the new Civic.

The new Honda Civic has been awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum 5-star rating. The rating scheme focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The system considers occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids. Since the introduction of Euro NCAP‘s new rating scheme (February 2009) all Honda models tested have achieved 5-stars.

Euro NCAP also announced that they are extending Honda’s Advanced NCAP reward for its CMBS technology to include the new Civic. The reward recognises Honda‘s CMBS technology as amongst the best available safety innovations, offering proven benefits. Euro NCAP Advanced is an initiative developed in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies, for which there is no independent assessment.

Honda’s Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction. The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways. By studying accident statistics in Germany and extending the figures to the broader European community, Honda estimates that, if all cars were fitted with CMBS, between 200,000 and 250,000 accidents could be either prevented or mitigated every year.

The new Civic’s top safety rating and Advanced NCAP reward reflect Honda’s commitment to overall vehicle safety. Honda’s car-to-car crash test facility at the Tochigi R&D centre analyses impacts between models of different sizes and weights and develops solutions to mitigate injuries for both passengers and pedestrians. The omni-directional vehicle-to-vehicle crash test facility opened in 2001 and is the world’s first indoor facility of its type.

Safety Features in the Honda Civic Vehicle Stability Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is designed to assist the driver in maintaining control during cornering, acceleration and sudden manoeuvres by applying braking assistance to any of the wheels as necessary and modulating the engine torque output as required.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure

Developed in the car-to-car crash testing facility at Tochigi, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is now a well-established strength of Honda’s safety credentials.

The ACE™ body structure is a Honda exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The ACE Body Structure design utilises a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.

Pedestrian Protection

The new Civic also incorporates many features designed with pedestrian-protection in mind. Research has shown that these features can dramatically improve a pedestrian’s chance of survival if struck by a moving vehicle. Features include windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact, energy absorbing front wing mounts and bonnet hinges, as well as an unobstructed area beneath the bonnet allowing greater space for deformation.

Airbags and Seatbelts

On all models the driver and passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) front and side airbags are complemented by full length curtain airbags to protect all occupants. There are three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts in all seating positions, the front seatbelts also have 2 stage Energy Absorption (EA) load limiting pretensioners. In the rear ISOFIX points ensure secure and correct installation and mounting of child seats.

About Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) What is CMBS?

Honda’s Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system. At speeds above 10mph, moving and stationary vehicles are detected along a path some 100m ahead of the vehicle. When the system senses that the car is likely to hit one of these obstacles, a three stage process is initiated. In the first, typically around 3 seconds before impact, the driver is alerted by visual and audible warnings. In the second stage, when the system senses that a collision is still likely (typically some 2 seconds before impact), three sharp tugs are given on the seat belt and the car automatically starts to apply some braking. Finally, when a collision is unavoidable, CMBS tightens the front seat occupants’ seatbelts (using reversible tensioners different from the pyrotechnic devices used during the collision itself) and applies a high level of braking force. This braking can be supplemented by the driver up to the maximum that the car is capable of.

All of the actions taken by CMBS are reversible: if an accident is averted (for example if the vehicle moves out of the way at the last moment, for example), the tension is removed from the seatbelts and the visual and audible warnings stop.

What is the safety benefit?

CMBS is a system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction. Several studies have shown that driver distraction or inattentiveness is a factor in the great majority of accidents. The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways. In such accidents, the most common sorts of injuries are to the cervical spine, the soft tissue of the thorax and to the knees. By studying accident statistics in Germany and extending the figures to the broader European community, Honda estimates that, if all cars were fitted with CMBS, between 200,000 and 250,000 accidents could be either prevented or mitigated every year.

How was CMBS assessed?

Two main types of track tests were done by Honda to establish the effectiveness of CMBS, both of them simulations of typical real world situations. To establish proper functionality of the system, a test driver drove towards targets, both moving and stationary, to determine whether or not the system reacted as intended: audible and visual warnings issued at the times needed, tightening of the seatbelt, followed by emergency braking. To determine the driver response to these warnings, volunteers were deliberately distracted while following a dummy vehicle which suddenly braked. The volunteers were not aware that this dummy vehicle could be safely pulled out of harm’s way before a collision occurred. Volunteers could be used only once each in order to ensure that they did not anticipate the critical situation. By combining the results of the functionality and efficacy tests, Honda was able to ensure and estimate the effectiveness of the system in real-life situations.

  • ποτέ μη σώσει κ κυκλοφορήσει το compass…
    γιατί δε μου αρέσει…όχι για την ασφάλεια..γιατι με βάση το video μια χαρά φαίνεται…
    για τους πεζούς δε το συζητάω γιατί δε με ενδιαφέρει…!!
    όπως κανέναν πιστεύω εδώ μέσα δε δίνει σημασία στα νούμερα για τους πεζούς γιατί δε τα πιστεύει!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTD-Glhf980

  • manos

    χαχαχαχα μονο 2 αστερια; πλακα κανεις πανω απο 2 εχει το lada του παππου μου!

  • cfu

    για το Civic ουτε ανακοίνωση δεν χρειάζονταν αναμενόμενο
    για το Compass γελιο,αισχος!!!!! που βρίσκεται στο 1990?

    • gkast79

      ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ  ΓΙΑ ΚΟΜΠΟΣΤΑ !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ΕΥΓΕ!!!!!!!

  • Κώστας

    ρε δεν παιζει αυτο,2 αστερια ηταν πριν 15 χρονια,κατι αλλο παιζει….καποιο λακο εχει το ολο θεμα…

  • nikxan1

    το οτι το ΠΥΞΙΔΑΜΑΞΟ εχει ογκο και τονους μεταλλο, δεν παει να πει οτι ειναι και ασφαλες.το οτι ειναι αμερικανικο, παει να πει οτι εχει δωθει εμφαση αλλου. αλλιως, δεν θα το ειχαν αφησει στην μοιρα του. “ελα μωρε, 3 τονους σιδερα και μπετα εχει, τι αναγκη εχει για ζωνες παραμορφωσης και σακουλες και μαλακιες, ελα καλο ειναι, ριξτο στην κυκλοφορια” ΕΜ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΕΤΣΙ!!!!!
    ενα “ταπεινο” χοντακι σε ξεφτυλισε…….
    αυτο ειναι η τρανοτερη αποδειξη, οτι αλλο βλεπεις, και αλλο πραγματικα ειναι.
    (δηλαδη, αμα τρακαρει ο τζιπουρας με το χοντακι, ο οδηγος του χοντα θα βγει αλωβητος, ενω ο τζιπακιας θα χρειαστει 150 μεταμοσχευσεις?????)

  • MitsosDaBest

    Το Compass έτσι κι αλλιώς άθλιο αμάξι είναι…

    • nikxan1

      ma entelws omws…..
      entelws askopo amaxi !!!!!!!!
      klasikh amerikania!!!!!

  • funster

    μηδεν τεχνολογια
    μηδεν RnD
    μηδεν επενδυσεις αναπτυξης

    ενα καλο marketing και να πως ξελασπωνουν οι Αμερικανικες  “αυτοκινητο”βιομηχανίες, από την κρίση!

  • GEORGE_M

    Εν έτι 2012, δύο αστέρια σε “σύγχρονο” SUV, έστω και αμερικανικής προέλευσης, είναι επιεικώς απαράδεκτο. Τέτοιες βαθμολογίες επιφέρουν σημαντική ζημιά στις πωλήσεις του κάθε μοντέλου, που στην περίπτωση του Compass είναι και αμφιλεγόμενο αισθητικά και ποιοτικά. Μου προξενεί πάντως εντύπωση πως μια ιστορική εταιρεία στέλνει στη φωλιά του λύκου ένα μοντέλο της, χωρίς να έχει διασφαλίσει, από δικές της ανάλογες δοκιμές (που κάθε εταιρεία κάνει), μια αξιοπρεπή τουλάχιστον επίδοση. Κρίμα.