EuroNCAP confirmed the new 2012 Honda Civic as a 5-star car after it passed all the crash tests with flying colors.
If you don’t know what those stars mean, they mean the car is as safe as it gets right now. The tests include occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.
The NCAP guys especailly praised Honda‘s CMBS technology amongst the best available safety innovations.
The Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction. The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways.
The 5-star award for the Civic is hardly surprising, as Honda themselves have a car-to-car crash test facility at the Tochigi R&D centre analyses impacts between models of different sizes and weights and develops solutions to mitigate injuries for both passengers and pedestrians.