SKODA has once again expanded its state-of-the-art crash lab at the Polygon Úhelnice Test Centre near Mladá Boleslav to guarantee the optimal conditions for testing. In addition to crash tests, 50 years of crash testing in what is now the Czech Republic has been recorded; the first crash test was conducted on a ŠKODA 100 L in May 1972, and subsequent tests were created by specialist staff.
ŠKODA vehicles currently offer a wide range of safety features:
All of the most recent SKODA vehicles include numerous safety features. All models currently available for order in EU markets come equipped with Lane Assist, Front Assist, and anticipatory pedestrian and cyclist protection.
For every current SKODA model series, additional cutting-edge support technologies, some of which are optional, are available. They had previously been saved for higher vehicle classes until a few years ago. One of these is Travel Assist, whose scope varies depending on the model. Travel Assist always comes with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); in some models, an anticipatory form is available. In order to react quickly to speed limits or turns, as required, this employs data from the navigation system and photos from the windscreen camera. The Adaptive Lane Assist feature of Travel Assist also recognises all lane markers and roadworks.
All current ŠKODA models can be equipped with LED headlights that are bright, responsive and at the same time energy-efficient. In some variants, LED technology is also used in the rear lights. For the KAROQ, KODIAQ, OCTAVIA and ENYAQ iV, full LED matrix headlights are either available as an option or come as standard, depending on the trim level.
Every SKODA vehicle is equipped with at least six airbags in EU nations. Two head airbags, which also cover the side windows of the first and second rows of seats, a driver and front passenger airbag, a front side airbag, and all of these airbags are included as standard equipment. The outside rear seats can additionally have two side airbags as an option. With an additional central airbag between the front seats that, in the case of an accident, stops the front occupants from colliding with one another.
SKODA AUTO tries to guarantee that the body of the vehicle has a high level of torsional stiffness and can absorb a significant amount of energy throughout the whole vehicle development process. In order to absorb as much energy as possible in the event of an impact, this includes employing deformation zones. The goal is to maintain the passenger compartment's stability during an accident to maximise occupant safety.
Electric cars like the SKODA ENYAQ iV have high-voltage batteries that are properly shielded against electrical overload and damage. The modules themselves are protected by a sturdy, waterproof housing that can withstand even severe impacts, while the battery is built into the floor. Engineers at SKODA devote close attention to avoiding overloading the energy storage system. The risk of the battery becoming electrically or thermally overcharged is minimised thanks to sophisticated safety technology with protective relays and numerous sensors.