Isn't the star rating based on passive safety?

Yes, all ANCAP crashes are conducted at 64km/h and measure the protection of the occupants during a crash. These scientific results provide useful information for people looking to purchase a car. 

As well as its structural safety and the number and effectiveness of a vehicle’s airbags, the ANCAP vehicle safety rating also takes into account a vehicle’s other safety features such as electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution crash avoidance systems and seat belt reminders. These systems can help reduce the severity of crashes and occupant injuries, or even help avoid crashes completely.

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