Legal Regulations and NCAP

The EU-General-Safety-Regulation (GSR), Chinese commercial vehicle homologation or Brazilian tax-incentives for crash avoidance: With proven maturity and effectiveness of Active-Safety-Features, governments worldwide are contributing to road safety by making features like Emergency-Brake-Assist mandatory for every new vehicle. The resulting increasing technical complexity of the vehicle architecture and required development effort to comply with those advanced legislation requirements will turn out as a challenge – especially for small volume OEMs and new players in the automotive industry.

A similar development could already be observed several years ago in the EuroNCAP evaluation scheme. In the early 2010s, EuroNCAP has shifted attention to crash avoidance and Active-Safety features. In 2020, reaching a 4-5 star rating, which is still the main development target for most OEMs, is only possible with a multitude of ADAS sensors and Active Safety features.

Having a closer look, this does not stop at ADAS sensors. AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems), an acoustical warning system to alert vulnerable road users about approaching vehicles, is already mandatory for EVs in many regions. Cyber Security is closely related to all vehicle safety aspects and thus also part of many upcoming mandatory legislations.

Continental Engineering Services as your partner for vehicle development can take most of that burden from your engineering teams.

From concept development to turnkey solutions based on Continental components and functions, our portfolio covers everything you need to comply with GSR- and NCAP-requirements.

GSR-& NCAP Turnkey-Solutions

From the most effort-optimized solutions for General-Safety-Regulation compliance to state-of-the-art Active-Safety-Systems for high NCAP scores – based on Continental software and components, we offer turn-key integration of the required features into your vehicle

  • Short Range Radar
  • Driver Monitoring System
  • Airbag Control Unit
  • Rear View Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Long-Range Radar
  • AVAS

NCAP and Legislation Consulting

Our deep product know-how, combined with our experience from customer application projects, enables us to provide a comprehensive overview of Legislation (especially General Safety Regulation (GSR)) and NCAP requirements fulfillment.

Examples of our consulting work include

  • GAP analysis of current vehicle architecture vs. Legislation or NCAP requirements
  • Impact analysis (cost, effort) of NCAP targets or legislation changes in your target markets
  • Electrical and Electronic Architecture development for legislation compliance

Direct Contact

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