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Carmakers promise to add airbags and other basic safety kit to Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107

December 19, 2012 | 2

Euro NCAP has just released new crash test results for the Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 city cars. The safety organisation has given Read More

Camera technology to prevent accidents on one-way streets

December 17, 2012 |

A German car manufacturer is planning to launch a new car next year with a system to prevent drivers going the wrong way down a one-way street. The technology is being developed by Continental after research revealed that Read More

Research aims to help prevent “failed to look” accidents involving older drivers

December 17, 2012 |

The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory has published a report on why older drivers are over-represented in “failed to look” crashes. The reasearchers concluded that either training or driver assistance technologies Read More

Ford leads on big people carrier safety with five-star Transit Custom

December 12, 2012 |

By the time you’ve loaded up an MPV with all the kids’ stuff, a couple of their friends and perhaps a pet or two, it’s easy to see why some people are attracted to family vans. The space and versatility make family trips and activities Read More

Do parents need a Euro-NCAP style safety rating for child seats?

December 11, 2012 |

Virtually every product available to buy online these days now has a star rating. We all write reviews, provide feedback on the seller and pick a star rating. Read More

The essential options that make the new VW Golf the safest ever

December 11, 2012 |

The new VW Golf is not just another hatchback with five stars from Euro NCAP. It’s the car that sets the pace of development in this class and the entire industry. On the latest generation, it’s the driver assistance systems available Read More

New child seat rules to keep kids rear-facing for longer

December 5, 2012 |

The UN’s Economic Commission for Europe plans to introduce new regulations next year that will require children to remain in rearward facing seats Read More

Latest generation VW Golf marks a turning point in safety

December 5, 2012 |

Euro NCAP crash test results just published for the seventh generation Golf indicate that the latest version offers more or less the same level of crash protection as its predecessor. The scores seem to indicate a lack of Read More

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sets high standard for safety

December 4, 2012 |

Before its launch, Mercedes claimed the new A-Class would provide the highest standard of safety ever seen in this vehicle class. This is a car that is serious about safety: it gets five stars in Euro NCAP rating, read full report, and Read More

Interview with Professor Pete Thomas: Why size matters when it comes to safety

December 3, 2012 |

We took some questions from our Facebook friends and put them to a safety expert. Professor Pete Thomas is the Head of the Transport Safety Research Centre Read More