Before any car hits the market, automakers must ensure their vehicles have a security system. But not always is released the car will have a 100 percent guarantee of security. In order to indicate the brands (and consumers) to defects in design, there are independent organizations that conduct crash tests. And recently one of the largest such companies was named the safest electric. And it’s not Tesla.
Who tests cars for safety
Often as organized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Insurance Institute for highway safety) is an American non-profit organization funded by automobile insurance companies. Its activities are aimed at reducing the number of traffic accidents and on reducing the damage and severity of injuriesreceived in accidents. The company is safety ratings for popular passenger vehicles and consumer products relating to safety on the road with the 50-ies of the last century.
Most recently the company’s specialists tested the SUV for the 2019 edition of the Audi E-tron. He is, as you might guess, received the highest evaluation from the experts. Moreover, the E-tron is the first electric vehicle that was awarded TOP SAFETY PICK+. To obtain this award you need to pass the six tests for a collision, simulating different traffic situations, and get great (or good) quality evaluation of headlights and working brake systems and preventing a head-on collision.
Audi E-tron has worked well in tests for resistance, having received a perfect score in the test shock driver side, the shock front and the front passenger seat. Slightly worse (but still within excellent ratings) Audi E-tron coped with the impact tests in the area of the roof, boot and rear passenger seats. The standard collision avoidance of the SUV was allowed to avoid the collision test at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. “Smart” system has allowed to reduce speed by more than 2 times (up to 17 miles per hour) from the time of an emergency prior to the collision with the obstacle.
The only component that has not received a rating of “excellent” (but only “good”) — this headlamp. Dipped beam, turn signals and brake signals do not cause complaints. But the high beam could not fully satisfy the examiners because of insufficient illumination angle. However, experts praised the company’s system High-beam assist, which automatically switches between the near and far light depending on the availability of a number of other vehicles.