In addition to occupant protection in vehicles, Euro NCAP also examines how well automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) can protect vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists – in the event of an impending collision. The auditors also attach great importance to further standard assistance systems. One of the positive things about the ID.3 is that all equipment variants come with the lane keeping assistant “Lane Assist” and the emergency braking assistant “Front Assist” as standard.
For the first time at Volkswagen, a feature known as a centre airbag for the front seats is also installed in the ID.3. It prevents possible head contact between the driver and front passenger in the event of a side collision, for example.
Volkswagen offers further high-end assistance systems as an option: One of them is the ACC adaptive cruise control with predictive speed detection. Travel Assist enables assisted driving up to 160 km/h. Traffic Jam assist, a Blind Spot sensor with Rear Traffic Alert, Emergency Assist and Park Assist also contribute to safe, relaxed driving.
With the five-star rating, the ID.3 continues Volkswagen's successful run in the Euro NCAP – the new Golf and the T-Cross recently achieved the highest ratings as well. The European New Car Assessment Programme has served as a strict benchmark for the safety level of new cars since 1997. It provides car buyers with up-to-date information on the safety of popular new models. In recent years, the test procedures and requirements for the standard driver assistance systems and passive safety have been tightened. All details are publicly available at www.euroncap.com.
A video of the tests is available here: https://youtu.be/bruZl_NXPBA