Tag Archives: Vehicle Testing

Test results show major concerns overy quadricycle safety

Euro NCAP has tested a range of heavy quadricycles highlighting the significantly lower occupant protection than that offered by a car. With the growth in popularity both in mainland Europe and the UK of quadricycles as a means of transport, …

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European legal safety standards for vehicles years out of date

The European Transport Safety Council is calling for an overhaul of safety standards on vehicles to reflect modern technology and improve vulnerable road user protection. According to a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) analysing the market penetration …

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Model changes result in 5-star rating

The Kia Carnival has achieved a 5 star ANCAP crash test rating after receiving improvements to its design from previous model. Also known as the Kia Sedona in other markets, the Australian version of the Kia Carnival people mover has …

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Putting intelligent mobility through its paces

Jonathan Newell visited HORIBA MIRA to discuss the future of intelligent mobility and how tomorrow’s cars will be tested to withstand the rigours of autonomy. Established in 1946 to serve the British post-war motor industry with research, development and testing …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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Pothole test track helps with suspension innovation

Ford has created innovative protective suspension systems to mitigate pothole damage with the help of a new proving ground located in Belgium. Potholes and other rough road surfaces have become an expensive problem for motorists around the world with pothole …

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Vehicle testing centre reaches crash test milestone

Millbrook testing centre is celebrating 46 years in the automotive safety engineering industry with its 6000th crash test. Independent UK vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, Millbrook has reached a milestone achievement in its long history of performing crash …

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US DoT unveils safer and cleaner transport budget

Nearly 100 billion dollars will be pumped into the US transport network during 2017 as part of the country’s “Beyond Traffic” integrated transport programme. The US Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx has provided details of the 2017 budget, which amounts to …

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Simple checks reduce MOT failure chances

The IAM is providing advice to motorists on performing a few basic checks on their cars before submitting them for MOT testing and thereby reducing the chance of failure. The annual MOT test to assess the roadworthiness of vehicles in …

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Simple tasks could avoid MOT failures

Half of all failures of MOT inspections relate to simple faults that could be predicted and rectified through easy user maintenance. The annual MOT safety inspection is something that many drivers of older cars in the UK dread each year, …

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MP cuts ribbon on technology park at MIRA

Phase one of the development of the automotive industry technology park at HORIBA MIRA has been concluded at an opening ceremony performed by Minister for Local Government. Representing six years of development work and a spend of over £53 million, …

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