ANCAP Vehicle Immersion Test: By now you must have heard of car crash tests. This test shows how safe your car is in the event of an accident. That is, whether his airbag worked or not. In such a scenario, the next level of vehicle safety testing is about to begin. In fact, the Australian Independent Crash Testing Authority (ANCAP) says it is set to begin underwater testing of the vehicle from January 2023. This test will tell how safe your car is in the event of a fall, submersion in water. Whether its parts are working properly or not.
If the car sinks, the doors and windows should be opened
ANCAP says vehicle manufacturers must provide proof that passengers will be able to open doors and power windows for 10 minutes after the vehicle is submerged in water. So that the passengers can get out of the car safely in the opposite situation. If the doors or windows cannot be opened when the vehicle is submerged in water, manufacturers should provide a mechanism that allows them to be broken easily and safely. This should also be mentioned in the vehicle manual guide.
New arrangements will be made for children’s safety
Vehicle immersion testing will be part of ANCAP’s Adult Occupant Safety Assessment Area. The testing authority will also introduce a new feature for child presence detection system. This system will monitor the rear seats and doors. Tell the driver if the child is stuck in the car. An alert will be sent to the driver’s phone for this.