The European vehicle safety authority, Euro NCAP, has rated Audi, BMW and Mercedes driver assistance systems as “very good”, while Tesla’s system, known as Autopilot, has been rated as “moderate.”
Tesla Autopilot ranked sixth of the ten systems and cars tested by Euro NCAP as the car doesn’t have a sophisticated driver monitoring system and disengages completely when a driver turns the wheel strongly.
Audi Q8, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes GLE’s driver assistance systems got top mark “very good”, the Ford Kuga system was rated as “good”, while Tesla Model 3 Autopilot received a “moderate” grade.
Driver assistance enable cars to automatically steer and brake to avoid collisions, accelerate and stay within their lanes on highways.The rating from Euro NCAP reflects how well a car is designed to protect the driver, passengers and pedestrians in a crash.
Ratings from Euro NCAP can have an impact on consumer buying decisions as well as insurance premiums for different vehicles.