As expected, the new 2011 Bmw 5-Series successfully passed its first crash but the Bavarian manufacturer wanted to show us something else: how the anticipatory assistance system helps reducing the risk of such accidents.
Apparently, if the system detects a potential collision with the vehicle in front, an illuminated red vehicle symbol on the instrument panel and on the Head-up Display appears.
Then, the braking system is prefilled and the minimum triggering level of the hydraulic brake assistant lowered in order to ensure an emergency brake pressure. If the collision is imminent, the system activates an acoustic signal in addition to the visual warning.
If the driver still not reacts to the request to apply the brakes, then the car automatically brakes for 1.2 seconds with reduced deceleration, whereby speed is already reduced before the driver can apply the pre-tensioned brakes.
Based on the EuroNCAP test with the car approaching an offset obstacle at 64 km/h, the Bmw used in DEKRA test incorporating advanced brake intervention likewise initially accelerated to 64 km/h. The system helped the vehicle and reduced the speed to just 40 km/h.
Euro NCAP Secretary General Dr Michiel van Ratingen shares that on an annual basis, automakers will continuously innovate in order to make sure that their products, regardless of the vehicle’s size, are not just better but also provide the needed safety for its driver.
With a high number of 5 star cars in various categories, it shows that auto companies are indeed committed when it comes to the safety of its vehicles. Presently, Euro NCAP is conducting the Electronic Stability Control, which is one of the criteria in the overall assessment.
As far back as 2009, Euro NCAP expects ESC systems to be part of the standard equipment and will include its performance when testing vehicles.
The ESC is a system that attempts to lower the number of deaths, as well as injuries, due to different reasons like the vehicle rollover and the vehicle crashing such as what happens when the driver had lost any directional control.