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Small overlap test exposes gaps in some midsize SUVs protection

April 8, 2014 |

A year and a half after its introduction, the US small overlap test is continuing to challenge manufacturers in the US. In the latest round of tests by the Read More

Nissan Qashqai shows how quickly safety technologies are developing

February 26, 2014 |

The new generation Nissan Qashqai has received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. That’s the same rating as the 2007 model, but changes in the way that Read More

Automakers start to build safer vehicles for Latin America

December 4, 2013 | 1

If you live in Latin America, by 2020 you will be three times more likely to die on the roads than in a high-income country, according to the World Health Read More

Can new car technologies help us become better drivers?

December 4, 2013 |

Autonomous vehicles are the car industry’s current cool technology. It’s a bit like electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells: a nice, futuristic idea that sounds progressive,   Read More

Is BMW ashamed of the i3’s safety rating?

December 2, 2013 | 1

BMW should be proud of the four-star rating the i3 electric vehicle has achieved in the latest round of Euro NCAP results. This is an innovative vehicle built using Read More

Glamorous Maserati Ghibli challenges BMW and Mercedes for safety

November 27, 2013 |

The Ghibli is Maserati’s glamorous alternative to a BMW 5-Series, Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6. The Ghibli is a slightly scaled down version of the luxury Quattroporte Read More

Why the BMW i3 only has a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating

November 27, 2013 |

A lot of people will be surprised that the BMW i3 only received a four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. This is the world’s first mass-produced carbon fibre electric Read More

BMW carbon fibre expert explains plans to develop material further for EVs

November 27, 2013 |

The BMW i3 and i8’s use of carbon fibre is a massive step forward. Until now the material has been reserved for race and supercars: it’s just too expensive and difficult Read More

Cars must fit new technology to stop hitting kids

November 25, 2013 | 1

With car companies starting to finalise their plans for 2016, the question on the minds of engineers is: how good will our brake and safety camera systems have to be? Read More

Intelligent Speed Assist to make city driving safer

November 22, 2013 |

Most drivers break the speed limit sometimes. It’s a particular problem in urban areas where pedestrians and cyclists suffer the consequences. It’s also part of the Read More