New Hyundai NEXO achieves five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing

Hyundai has received the maximum five-star overall rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the independent vehicle assessment organisation, for the new NEXO.

Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle demonstrated high active and passive safety in all four Euro NCAP rating categories. It is the first fuel cell electric vehicle to be awarded the five-star overall rating by Euro NCAP.

To comply with the required safety standards, Hyundai says the NEXO features the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies. They help to significantly lower the risk of collisions and increase comfort on board.

Hyundai says that the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection was rigorously tested. This system is one of the many advanced active safety features, alerting drivers to emergency situations and braking automatically if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brakes according to the collision danger level and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable.

The Lane Keeping Assist system also received a top-rating. It is enhanced by the standard-fit Lane Following Assist, which keeps the car in the middle of the lane and alerts the driver in case of any unsafe movements at a speed from 0 to 150 km/h.The new NEXO is on sale now in Europe.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (November 2018)

13 Nov 2018

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