According to a start issued by ACI, Automobile Club d'Italia, we learn that the Lexus RZ, the first exclusively battery-powered model of the Japanese brand, has won the maximum score in the Euro NCAP crash tests, indicated by the five stars.
Thanks to the presence of the latest collision avoidance systems and numerous innovations related to active safety, the RZ has distinguished itself in the protection of occupants of different ages, heights and sizes; It was also the first car awarded by Euro NCAP for child detection technology.
Specifically, the system detects the presence of children on board, suggests a check at the time of getting off and, if children have remained in the car, signals them by turning on the emergency lights. Although it performed well in large-scale crash tests, and additional occupant protection assessments, scoring top marks in the side barrier test, in the full-width rigid barrier test the chest protection was weak for the rear passenger and, in the side pole test, dummy readings on rib compression indicated a marginal level of protection. However, in order to reduce the risk of injury among occupants in side accidents, the RZ also offers a standard central airbag and, to avoid any impacts, is equipped with numerous on-board sensors at the service of the latest functions of the advanced driver assistance system. Finally, the RZ makes use of several improvements to facilitate rescue following an accident, such as an advanced eCall system.
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