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Q&A Archives - Car Safety Rules

How the US is driving crash prevention technology development

May 30, 2014 |

Crash prevention technology, particularly autonomous emergency braking (AEB), has the potential to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries by around 27%. 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

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How car designers make us feel safer

September 27, 2013 |

Car design bores a lot of people. All that earnest talk about the stance, the lines and the brand’s design heritage can get pretty rich. The silly thing is that it’s not even Read More

Mercedes Citan fails to MacGyver on safety

April 24, 2013 |

The Mercedes Citan Kombi/Traveliner people carrier has achieved a Euro NCAP safety rating of just three stars, the poorest result for the company since the launch Read More

Consumer groups in emerging Asian markets prompt car safety changes

April 16, 2013 | 2

Efforts to encourage car makers to offer better safety to consumers in emerging markets are gathering momentum. The launch of a new independent crash testing Read More

Volvo’s child safety expert explains car safety for new babies and parents

April 3, 2013 |

Lotta Jakobsson is one of the most respected names in car safety. A senior safety specialist at Volvo and a professor at Chalmers University in Sweden, Read More

Why car companies often use a Britax car seat in crash safety testing

March 5, 2013 |

With Britax car seats the most popular choice of car manufacturers in crash tests, we wanted to find out more about what the company does that’s different Read More

Britax BabySafe child seat: understand the safety features

March 5, 2013 |

Shopping for our first child seat, we got a lot of average advice. We just wanted to know which was safest, but found ourselves guided by sales staff time and again Read More

US car safety organisation plans to promote driver assist systems

February 14, 2013 | 4

The US pioneered independent consumer crash testing back in the 1970s to promote advances in car design that would reduce road deaths and improve safety. Fatalities have fallen consistently Read More