The newly upgraded Model X scored a score of 98% in driver-passenger protection with the highest rate of ensuring a strong candidacy for this year’s “Best in Class” award of Euro NCAP.
At the same time, he scored a high score of 94% in the security auxiliary systems, while the same percentage had been received by Model 3 at the beginning of the year.
According to the official findings of the Euro NCAP the Model X passenger compartment remained stable on the frontal impact, while good protection had the knees and thighs of the driver and passenger. In the frontal impact on a full-surface barrier the protection of the rear passenger ranged from good to sufficient.
Model X has successfully completed both lateral impact on a barrier and the most demanding lateral impact on a pole. Both the front and rear seats along with their head restraints are able to protect the neck against a possible rear impact.
Model X is equipped with an “active” car hood which is slightly lifted when sensors detect pedestrian contact. In most parts of the surface of the front bonnet proved that it can protect well or adequately the head of the pedestrian.
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The bumper provides good protection to the legs of pedestrians, but the protection of the pelvis was poor. The standard automatic emergency braking system of Model X can detect pedestrians, while in the relevant tests it seemed to work effectively.
Description from YouTube channel Euro NCAP :
Euro NCAP performs a series of crash and safety tests on car models:
– a frontal impact test, the car impacts a rigid barrier
– an offset frontal impact test, 40% of the width of the car is striking a deformable barrier
– a pole test, the tested car is propelled sideways into a rigid pole
– a side impact test, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver’s door.
A series of pedestrian tests are conducted with different impactors, adult and child head form, lower and upper leg form and whiplash tests are performed on a sled.
Active safety is tested based on the car’s equipment: autonomous emergency braking systems (car to car, with a pedestrian and a cyclist target), lane support and speed assist technologies and seatbelt reminders.