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Intelligent Speed Assist technology promises to reduce speeding and accidents

July 1, 2013 |

Professor Oliver Carsten is an expert on speed: the Leeds professor has spent 20 years studying driver behaviour and technologies that help to reduce Read More

Euro NCAP wants Speed Assist tech to help drivers control speeding

July 1, 2013 |

With drivers more conscious of the risks posed by speeding, Euro NCAP is encouraging car makers to fit technologies that help drivers to maintain control of their Read More

Driverless cars and assist technologies could make cars cheaper to insure

June 29, 2013 |

Insurers and car companies are already discussing what driverless cars will mean for insurance costs and liability. When you look at manufacturers such as Audi Read More

Mitsubishi Outlander wins safety award for radar system

June 28, 2013 |

It’s good to see some of the less well-known Japanese brands doing some brilliant work on advanced technologies, not just giants such as Toyota. Besides its Read More

Skoda withdraws pedestrian-friendly pop-up hood on Octavia

June 27, 2013 | 1

Skoda has withdrawn the pedestrian-protecting pop-up hood on its popular Octavia small family car, replacing it with a standard hood. The car retains its five-star Read More

Fiat’s City Brake Control a must-have technology option says Euro NCAP

June 27, 2013 |

Fiat has received a Euro NCAP Advanced Award for its City Braking Control (CBC) technology, making it a must-have for safety-conscious buyers. The system is Read More

Citroën C4 Picasso makes fitting child safety seats easier

June 26, 2013 | 4

The Citroën C4 Picasso has scored five stars in Euro NCAP’s crash safety assessment, providing solid protection for families who want the extra space and flexibility Read More

Honda CR-V exceeds expectations with safety system advances

June 26, 2013 |

When the Honda CR-V came out at the start of 2012, the company might have been a bit unsure about putting the car through a Euro NCAP assessment. For manufacturers Read More

Genuine whiplash claims reduced by new car seat designs

June 25, 2013 | 1

Back in the late 1990s insurers were already starting to suffer hurt from an epidemic in whiplash claims. Back then they reached 300,000 whiplash claims a year for Read More

How good is the whiplash injury protection in Europe’s top-selling cars?

June 25, 2013 | 2

You might expect all of Europe’s best-selling cars to be getting good scores for whiplash protection. According to insurance researchers, it’s really just a question of fitting Read More