Tag Archives: Pedestrians

Support increases for AEB standard fitment

Consumer motoring magazine provides its support to the greater availability of AEB collision avoidance technology as a standard feature on new cars in the UK. UK automotive magazine, “What Car?” has provided its support to making Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) …

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RSMA says removal of road marking fatally flawed

A growing trend for selectively removing road markings to change driver behaviour towards more awareness of vulnerable users generates heated debate on safety. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in the UK has described the notion of removing white lines …

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Advanced safety features bring more 5-star ANCAP awards

The Jaguar XE and Mercedes GLC are the latest cars to gain 5-star safety ratings from ANCAP for models sold in the Australasian market. Having both gained “Best in Class” accolades for 2015 from Euro NCAP in awards announced by …

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Testing organisation defines safest cars in Europe

Winners have been announced in different vehicle classes as the safest cars in Europe with the Volvo XC90 taking the top honours. During 2015, the crash tests to which new cars were assessed by Euro NCAP became tougher with the …

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Vehicle communications for ITS on show in Tokyo

Toyota is attending the Tokyo Motor Show to showcase its latest safety and mobility innovations including V2x communications within an ITS infrastructure. Toyota will exhibit the latest ITS technologies and initiatives for safe and comfortable mobility at Smart Mobility City …

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Autonomous car project for avoiding pedestrian collisions

Bosch takes part in the UR:BAN project for testing driver assist technology to avoid collisions between cars and pedestrians in urban environments. With unpredictable urban motoring environments involving sharing the road with bicycles, pedestrians and heavy vehicles, the concept of …

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Toyota Hilux rated highly for pedestrian protection

The high-fronted Toyota Hilux 4×4 vehicle gains praise for achieving high scores for pedestrian protection as well as 5-star crash test rating from ANCAP. Recent safety testing of the new Toyota Hilux has shown the vehicle to maintain its maximum …

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Road safety groups react to rise in UK road casualties

Increases in vulnerable road user casualties in 2014 prompts calls for government action to take stronger action on road safety issues. The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the official figures for road casualties in the country for …

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Road safety charity calls for pedestrian protection focus

IAM highlights requirements for pedestrian protection measures to prevent a rise in casualties amongst vulnerable road users involved in collisions with vehicles. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that nearly 18,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents involving vehicles …

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Safer lorry scheme begins in London

Operators of large vehicles in London now face prosecution if side guard and mirror regulations are breached. Introduced to protect vulnerable road users from heavy vehicles in London where casualties remain high, the Safer Lorry Scheme affects larger vehicles over …

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