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BMW calls for better ways to assess driver assist technologies

September 9, 2013 |

Speaking about crash avoidance technologies at the ESV conference in Seoul, BMW’s head of safety, Klaus Kompass called for better ways to assess cars’ safety. Read More

How crash testing changed car design

September 6, 2013 | 3

Back in the 1980s, cars didn’t have to pass the same safety tests as today. The front impact protection was tested just by crashing the car into a solid wall. Read More

Mazda6 review: Safety advances add appeal for company car drivers

September 4, 2013 |

With a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP and driver assist technologies available as affordable options, the latest generation of the Mazda6  Read More

Mercedes smartphone app to help cars warn each other of hazards

September 3, 2013 |

Mercedes plans to launch a smartphone app later this year that will enable cars to talk to each other, alerting drivers to hazards and communicating with the road infrastructure. Read More

Crash tests show what happens when young drivers make a common error

August 10, 2013 |

The latest crash test results from the US show what happens when young drivers in small cars make a common mistake. Few cars are designed to protect against  Read More

Alto K10 crash test highlights how India car industry neglects safety

August 5, 2013 | 22

One of the world’s best selling family cars, the Suzuki Alto K10 has been crash-tested for the first time. The total lack of protection for the driver raises questions about whether Read More

Carlos Ghosn, the electric car and the zero-star safety Nissan Tsuru

August 5, 2013 |

In Europe, the US and Japan Nissan has a reputation for innovation, environmentalism and safety. The company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, is one of the industry’s Read More

SEAT Leon becomes Latin America’s first five-star safety car

July 30, 2013 |
For Latin American families who want to travel in safety, the car to buy is the SEAT Leon. Latin NCAP’s latest round of crash tests included six cars with the SEAT Leon Nuevo Read More

Max Mosley asks car company bosses for minimum crash safety standards

July 10, 2013 |

Global NCAP’s chairman Max Mosley has written to the heads of global carmakers, asking them to consider a voluntary commitment to adopt minimum safety Read More

IIHS: Motor vehicle safety improvements should be global

July 5, 2013 | 2

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published an article in the latest issue of its Status Report highlighting the inequalities in vehicle safety Read More