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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

Cost of crash prevention technologies set to fall

November 18, 2013 |

With consumer testing organisations Euro NCAP and IIHS just starting to assess the effectiveness of the driver assist options on new cars, the cost of crash prevention Read More

How cameras can monitor driver distraction and the road ahead

November 15, 2013 |

Driver distraction is something that worries most people these days. If you drive long distances, particularly in heavy traffic, it’s hard to stay focused on the road Read More

Crash prevention technology put to the test as car safety gets smarter

October 29, 2013 |

If a car company gives Euro NCAP a car, it’s normally a safe bet that the vehicle will end up in pieces. Up until now, the only way to test car safety has been to strap in a Read More

Peugeot 2008 offers stylish crossover with five-star protection

October 25, 2013 |

The Peugeot 2008 is the latest in a string of compact crossover from small car manufacturers. Walk into any car showroom these days and you’re likely to Read More

Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross: small SUV with five-star safety

October 25, 2013 | 2

How much should families expect to pay for a small crossover with five-star safety? With the results for the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross just published by Euro NCAP, it seems Read More