NCAP won’t test collision-avoidance systems on cyclists

Speaking to Carlton Reid of and, Volvo software expert Dr Andrew Backhouse said: “Euro NCAP is planning to introduce ratings for collision avoidance systems. 2014 will see the first ratings. There is a lot of talk about testing the system on pedestrians. Nothing is planned for cyclists though.”
In 2012, 5,979 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured on UK roads, 420 of them fatally, so equipping cars with systems that detect and avoid them when the driver fails to  can only be a good idea.