Volvo has announced the launch of technology across Europe that allows Volvo vehicles to communicate safety data with other Volvo cars.
16 Apr 2019

Volvo cars to communicate safety data to each other…

Volvo has announced the launch of technology across Europe that allows Volvo cars to communicate safety data with other Volvo cars.

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Check your fluids
23 Aug 2018

How to perform a quick car safety check

Keeping your car in good running order might sound like a daunting prospect but it isn’t. Here’s how to perform a quick car safety check…start the clock.

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Electronic Stability Control
09 Nov 2017

What is Electronic Stability Control (ESC)?

ESC, or Electronic Stability Control goes by many names… but what is it and why is it such an important automotive safety feature?

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ANCAP crashes Toyota Corollas
31 May 2017

Buying a ‘safe’ car for first-time drivers… it isn’t as easy as ANCAP would have you believe

When it comes to buying a car for first-time drivers, are cheap and safe mutually exclusive?

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electronic stability control explained
18 Oct 2016

What is ESC or Electronic Stability Control?

Electronic stability control (ESC) has been compulsory on all passenger cars sold in Australia since 2013, but just what is ESC and how does it work?

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anti-lock braking system explained
11 Oct 2016

What is ABS or Anti-lock Braking System?

Almost every new car now comes with ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System, but just what is it and how does it work?

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16 Sep 2016

Dear Crikey, SUVs are not dangerous and nor are they killing people…

An article recently published on Crikey about the dangers of SUVs demands a rebuttal. Here is that rebuttal.

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15 Sep 2016

Reader help: Does a ute need to have its load distributed a certain way?

As more utes become used for work and play, load carrying and weight distribution is becoming a concern. Here’s what you need to know…

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Holden Colorado score 5 star ANCAP rating
11 Aug 2016

New Holden Colorado scores 5 star ANCAP rating… How does it compare?

The new Holden Colorado has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating realising 34.89 out of 37 for dual cab and crew cab models.

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Subaru Impreza
29 Jul 2016

All-New 2017 Subaru Impreza gets pedestrian airbag

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza will become the first model from the maker to get a pedestrian airbag.

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External airbag
16 Feb 2016

External airbags reduce side-impact collision force by 30%

Pedestrian airbags are now a reality and it’s looking likely external airbags will be developed to deploy moments before a side-impact collision to keep occupants safer.

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2015 Mazda2 scores 5 star ANCAP rating
10 Sep 2015

2015 Mazda2, CX-3 score 5 Star ANCAP rating, Audi TT manages 4

In ANCAP rating released overnight, both the 2015 Mazda2 and CX-3 have been awarded a 5 star rating, while the 2015 Audi TT managed just 4 stars.

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21 Aug 2015

Ford’s new Ranger and the Reversing Camera debate…

there’s a bit of noise about reversing cameras not being standard on 2016 Ford Ranger. Here’s my two cents…

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Toyota reveals virtual crash test dummies
27 Jun 2015

Toyota reveals virtual crash test dummies

Toyota’s boffins have revealed clever new software with virtual crash test dummies that are far more sophisticated that physical dummies.

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