2018 Fiat Panda Hatchback Scores 0 Stars In Euro NCAP Crash Test

The 2018 Fiat Panda hatchback, one of the most popular offerings from the Italian automaker has scored a very low 0 star rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests.

While the 0 Star Car is still a sad reality in India as we have seen recently with the Renault Lodgy, Europe more often than not has cars that scores a higher 4 or 5 star safety rating across the board. Which is why a 0 Star rated car is most certainly something to report about, even though the car in question is not really relevant to India in general. The 2018 Fiat Panda, one of the most popular offerings from the Italian automaker and also it’s cheapest hatchback has scored a dismal 0 star rating in the recent set of tests conducted by the Euro NCAP. The score on the Fiat Panda is one of the lowest ever seen.


(Euro NCAP Fiat Panda Crash Test)

Unlike Global NCAP that tests cars that are made in India too, the Euro NCAP tests have far more parameters. The car goes through the usual frontal offset crash test as for the Indian cars but also has a side impact, a full frontal test and several pedestrian tests too. While the Panda’s compartment remained stable for the frontal offset test, the readings on the test dummy showcased weak chest compression. The test results also showcased that the knee and the femur protection was good but while subjected to a full frontal test, dummy readings indicated weak protection of the head and neck.


(Fiat Panda)

Commenting on the results, Michiel van Ratingen, General Secretary, Euro NCAP said, “It is truly disappointing to see a brand-new car being put on sale in 2018 with no autonomous braking system and no lane assistance. It is high time we saw a product from the FIAT-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors.”


(Euro NCAP Fiat Panda Side Impact Crash Test)


The Fiat Panda also scores really poorly in terms of children safety as tests for various ages showcased poor readings to the head and other parts of the body. Euro NCAP also tests car seats in specific for whiplash protection. Tests on the front seats and head restraints showcased marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear end collision and the rear seats in particular indicated poor whiplash protection. The Panda also scored lower as it does not get any automated emergency braking systems or AED.

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Three Helicopters of Ex-BJD MP Jay Panda seized by Odisha Police

बीजेडी के पूर्व सांसद जय पांडा के तीन हेलीकॉप्‍टर ओडिशा पुलिस ने किए सील

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नई दिल्‍ली: ओडिशा के केंद्रपाड़ा संसदीय क्षेत्र से सांसद रहे जय पांडा एक नए विवाद में फंस गये हैं. इस बार मामला शनिवार को एक नो फ्लाई जोन में हेलिकॉप्टर उड़ाने से जुड़ा है. जय पांडा पर आरोप है कि उन्होंने खुद ही हेलिकॉप्टर एक इको सेंसिटिव जोन में उड़ाया. ओडिशा पुलिस ने उनका हंगर सील कर दिया है जिसमें उनके तीन हेलिकॉप्टर फंसे हैं. बीजेडी के पूर्व सांसद जय पांडा ट्रेन्ड हेलिकॉप्टर पायलट हैं जो 1600 घंटे से ज़्यादा की फ्लायिंग एक्सपीरियेन्स रखते हैं. ओडिशा पुलिस का आरोप है कि पिछले शनिवार को जय पांडा ने 1.30 बजे इको सेंसिटिव जोन चिल्का झील के उपर से हेलिकॉप्टर उड़ाया जो नो फ्लाई जोन है. लिहाज़ा मामले में एफआईआर दर्ज़ कर उनके भुवनेशवर एयरपोर्ट पर हंगर को ही सील कर दिया गया है. लेकिन जय पांडा ने एनडीटीवी से बातचीत में इन आरोपों को बेबुनियाद करार दिया है.

पांडा ने कहा, ‘ओडिशा पुलिस ने मेरे हैंगर को सील कर दिया है जिसमें हमारे 3 हेलीकॉप्‍टर हैं. ओडिशा पुलिस का आरोप आधारहीन है कि मैंने नो फ्लाई जोन का उल्‍लंघन किया था. रिपोर्ट है कि मैंने 1.26 बजे हेलिकॉप्टर नो फ्लाई जोन में उड़ाया लेकिन 1.30 बजे मैं भुवनेशवर एयरपोर्ट पर लैंड कर चुका था.


जय पांडा को इसी साल जनवरी में पार्टी विरोधी गतिविधियों के लिए सत्ताधारी बीजेडी से निलंबित कर दिया गया था जिसके बाद उन्होंने मई में पार्टी पार्टी छोड़ दी. अब जय पांडा का आरोप है कि ओडिशा पुलिस बदले की भावना से काम कर रही है. उधर इस मामले की जांच जारी है. पुलिस ने भुवनेशवर एयरपोर्ट से इस घटना की जानकारी मांगी है. जय पांडा अब इस मामले को कोर्ट ले जाने की तैयारी कर रहे हैं. साफ है कि इस मामले पर विवाद जल्दी थमता नहीं दिख रहा है.

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Biju Janata Dal Leader Baijayant Jay Panda Resigns As Lok Sabha Member

Jay Panda was elected to Lok Sabha twice from Kendrapara, in 2009 and 2014, on BJD ticket. (File)

Bhubaneswar:  The MP of Kendrapara in Odisha, Baijayant Jay Panda, today said he has resigned as a member of the Lok Sabha.

He was suspended from the Biju Janata Dal for ‘anti-party activities’ on January 24 and he had quit the party on May 28.

Mr Panda has sent the resignation letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

“In letter to Naveen Patnaik on my intent to dissociate from BJD, I’d said on completion of my father’s kriyas I’d resign from LS. The day after they ended, I sought to meet Hon’ Speaker as per custom. It wasn’t possible & i (sic) understand she’s since gone abroad, so I’ve had it delivered,” Panda tweeted.

The lawmaker had quit the BJD ostensibly because the party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other party colleagues had not ‘turned up for a last tribute’ to his father Dr Bansidhar Panda after he passed away on May 22.

“It is with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the kind of politics into which our BJD has descended,” he had written in a letter to Mr Patnaik while quitting the party.

Mr Panda was elected twice from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and 2014 on BJD ticket.

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Jay Panda Quits BJD Amid Rift With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Jay Panda quits Biju Janta Dal over differences with chief minister Naveen Patnaik (File photo)

Bhubaneswar:  Baijayant Jay Panda today announced that he was quitting Odisha’s ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD), a move that was in the making after a bitter falling out with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

“It’s with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the politics into which our BJD has descended,” Jay Panda wrote in a letter to Naveen Patnaik, adding that he would convey his decision to the Lok Sabha Speaker.

Mr Panda has been a parliamentarian of the BJD since 2000 and among the most prominent leaders from Odisha.

He was suspended by the party in January on “disciplinary grounds.”

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