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pedestrian Archives - Car Safety Rules

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

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Skoda has withdrawn the pedestrian-protecting pop-up hood on its popular Octavia small family car, replacing it with a standard hood.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

Calls increase for new car safety technologies to be made mandatory

May 7, 2013 | 4

Australasia’s New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has called for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to be made mandatory for new cars. Speaking during the UN’s Read More

Skoda Octavia gives a little bit more to win five-star safety rating

March 5, 2013 |

The Skoda Octavia, based on the same VW Group platform as the Golf, has gone the extra mile on safety, refusing to compromise even on pedestrian protection Read More

Euro NCAP plans to improve safety for cyclists

November 23, 2012 |

Car safety body Euro NCAP is planning changes to its crash tests that will improve protection for pedestrians and cyclists involved in accidents. By making its crash tests Read More