ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) Will make a new security system mandatory, And it will be mandatory for all the manufacturers who want to get good score in these tests with their vehicles.
This new security system required by ANCAP It is none other than a system that allows the doors and windows of the vehicle to continue to function even if the vehicle itself is submerged in water.,
This security system will prevent potential misfortune
Requirements for the operation of certain vehicle functions after the vehicle is submerged in water Being implemented as part of an expansion of the ANCAP’s Post-Collision Avoidance Protocol, And these elements are intended to help the first to come to the rescue of the occupants.
New safety tests that will require Manufacturers demonstrate that the doors of their vehicles can be opened from the inside and outside when the vehicle’s electrical system is disabled, Vehicle manufacturers will also be required to ensure the operation of windows for 10 minutes after the vehicle is submerged. Manufacturers that do not follow this safety protocol should describe a method in the user manual. In this they have to capture the way the side window is opened or broken.
Other systems to be tested from 2023
“The post-crash response is a critical time to ensure survival. Immersion systems require that the vehicle’s electrical systems remain on once submerged, so that car doors and windows can be opened. However, recent weather events such as floods have reminded us again that flood waters can unexpectedly take away a vehicle with its occupants.”
Other new safety protocols will also be implemented in Australia from 2023 by the New Vehicle Assessment Programme, the body equivalent to ‘our’ EuroNCAP. For example, The system that detects the presence of the child will be evaluated, These systems are responsible for monitoring the rear seats, and must notify the driver through sound and visual warnings of the presence of an occupant (especially children) inside the vehicle.
These new ANCAP security protocols They will also monitor how the Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Assistance System detects and responds to cyclists and motorcyclists., Something that is not yet tested in these safety tests.