ANCAP testing has been focused on new models with each one being crashed to determine how safe they are for passenger and pedestrians in an accident. Corporate and government Fleet Managers use the ANCAP rating system in their selection process for new vehicles.
As part of ANCAP’s adoption of common test and rating protocols with Euro NCAP three years ago, ANCAP introduced the assessment of active (collision avoidance) safety systems including low and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane support systems (LSS), speed assistance systems (SAS) and occupant detection systems.
Recently, 15 light and medium/heavy commercial vans were put to the test to evaluate their collision avoidance, or ADAS, capability. The comparison tests were spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic which has generated an increase in the use of commercial vans on Australian and New Zealand roads following a rise in home delivery services and online purchases.
A summary of test results can be viewed at www.ancap.com.au/vans.