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5-Star ANCAP ratings for three new models

The Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX are all equipped with impressive safety features that have earned the cars 5-star ANCAP recognition. Three very different cars have each achieved the top 5-star crash test rating from the Australasian …

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Nissan Sentra picks up top US safety award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has bestowed its coveted Top Safety Pick rating on the latest Nissan Sentra model. The inclusion of the latest passive safety technology and some Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) on the 2015 model of …

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Automated driving plan for safety systems manufacturer

Autoliv announces the next phase in its move to greater involvement in active safety systems and autonomous vehicle technology. Automotive safety systems manufacturer, Autoliv, achieved better than expected revenues for active safety systems in 2014, reaching the 2015 half billion …

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Latest Subaru models crash tested for Australian market

The 2015 model Subaru Outback and Liberty have received 5 stars after performing well in ANCAP crash tests for the Australasian market. The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has released the results of testing on two Subaru models due …

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Airbag manufacturer steps in to meet recall demand

Autoliv increases manufacturing capacity to fulfil Honda recall requirements for inflators in the USA. With more than 6 million vehicles affected by the recall of Hondas with faulty Takata airbags, automotive safety equipment manufacturer, Autoliv is stepping up to the …

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Finland automobile club tests budget child safety seats

Six out of eleven low budget child car safety seats gain poor rating in giant test conducted by Finland’s Automobile and Touring Club. Buying a child car safety seat on a budget has become very easy with many models available …

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Advanced safety systems feature across multiple brands at Paris show

Vehicle electronics products from Delphi including the new radar and camera fusion system feature in advanced safety systems in vehicles at the Paris Motor Show. Fiat, Ferrari, Skoda, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz are just some of the vehicle manufacturers at the …

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Three large luxury cars crash tested at IIHS with mixed results

The small overlap crash test at the IIHS lab has resulted in three very different results for Infiniti, BMW and Lincoln models. America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introduced the small overlap crash test two years ago and involves …

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Is it best to drive with your hands at ten-to-two or quarter-to-three?

Opinions continue to differ whilst US campaign encourages quarter-to-three hand position on the wheel based on NHTSA recommendations. American insurance provider, Progressive Insurance designated September 3rd “Drive Safely Today Day” and chose the day because 9/3 represents the nine o’clock …

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Mixed results for Jeep and Great Wall in ANCAP crash tests

Whilst Jeep has scored another 5-star rating with its Patriot, Chinese manufacturer Great Wall fails to pass muster with just three stars. Two recent crash tests performed by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) have demonstrated just how different …

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