Tag Archives: Vehicle Testing

Tyre checks vital to keep scooter commuters safe

Tyre safety organisation is reminding scooter riders of the need to perform regular tyre checks to stay safe on daily commutes. With the Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) Ride to Work Week at full throttle, TyreSafe is reminding scooter commuters to …

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Australian consumer report lacking in safety ratings

ANCAP is calling for new car safety ratings to be included in an important consumer report for the Australian market. The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) is calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to broaden the …

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Mazda CX-9 gains top crash test rating in Australia

ANCAP has filled the gap in crash test ratings on the large SUV segment with a 5-star award for the Mazda CX-9. After undergoing comprehensive crash testing at the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), the recently launched Mazda CX-9, …

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High investment in powertrain and crash testing facilities

Millbrook has made considerable investments into its powertrain and crash testing facilities as well as its winter proving grounds in Finland. UK based vehicle test and engineering group, Millbrook, is attending the Automotive Testing Expo which will run in Germany’s …

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Chinese Haval SUV receives 4-star crash test rating

The Great Wall Haval has disappointed Australian crash test technicians with poor frontal offset results leading to a 4-star ANCAP rating. Having scored well in side impact testing and whiplash protection assessments, the Great Wall Haval H9 SUV (4×4) model …

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Range of light vans receive crash test ratings

ANCAP has provided 4 and 5 star ratings to a range of light commercial vehicles from Ford and Mercedes-Benz. Popular with commercial customers in van variants and with private buyers as large people-mover vehicles, the latest models of Mercedes-Benz V-Class, …

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Vehicle Dynamics award for innovative simulator

Driver-in-the-Loop simulation system from Ansible Motion takes innovation prize in Vehicle Dynamics International award. At the 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International award ceremony, which took place on 6th May, Hethel based vehicle simulation specialist, Ansible Motion, took the Innovation of the …

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Innovative testing regime ensures safety of new hybrid

Subaru has used Hardware-in-the-Loop testing to verify ECU operations in safety critical driving scenarios that are difficult to replicate in physical tests. In a technical article on Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing for the automotive industry, National Instruments Automated Test Product Manager, …

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Government funding for Australian crash test programme

The Australian government has committed to providing over 2 million dollars during the next two years in support of crash test assessments on new vehicles. As part of National Road Safety Week which is currently taking place in Australia, the …

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Two Korean models gain ANCAP five star ratings

The Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto have reached 5-star performance levels in crash testing performed for the Australasian market. For Australian National Road Safety Week, which is taking place from 2nd to 8th May, 2016, the Australasian New Car Assessment …

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