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Australasia’s ANCAP car safety program plans to promote driver assist technologies

June 13, 2013 |

When the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) first started crash testing cars in 1993, the car safety organisation faced an enormous struggle. Its testing Read More

Global NCAP asks manufacturers to eliminate sub-standard car safety

June 4, 2013 |

Global NCAP is asking car makers to consider a voluntary commitment to improve basic levels of crashworthiness. Global NCAP Secretary General David Ward Read More

ESV Seoul: Autonomous cars pose liability challenge for safety engineers and insurance companies

May 30, 2013 |

On day three of the ESV Vehicle Safety Conference in Seoul, Anders Eugensson of Volvo Cars opened proceedings with a legal perspective on autonomous cars.

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Nissan’s London taxi, the Combi or Evalia, cracks in Euro NCAP crash test

May 29, 2013 |

A three-star safety rating for the Nissan Combi, (also sold as the Evalia), chosen to replace the iconic TX4 as London’s black cab, will make the van-based people Read More

Renault Captur gets five-star rating, but brand’s leadership on safety weakens

May 29, 2013 | 1

Euro NCAP crash test results for the Renault Captur give the car a five-star safety rating, but there are signs the company is placing less emphasis on safety. Once a leader

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Top Tether: an essential part of the ISOFIX system for car seat safety

May 24, 2013 |

A Top Tether is the third anchorage point in an ISOFIX (or LATCH) connection system for a child’s car seat. This belt is secured to an anchorage point in the vehicle, Read More

Car seat safety still not simple enough for parents, says Euro NCAP

May 24, 2013 |

Euro NCAP’s secretary-general Michiel van Ratingen has described the current ISOFIX situation as “far from ideal” for parents. Although most five-star cars from 2009 Read More

Car seat safety suffers as half of all families forget the Top Tether

May 16, 2013 | 5

A car seat safety survey has revealed around half of families fail to fit child seats adequately, forgetting to tether the top. The Top Tether prevents the seat rotating forwards Read More

Volvo XC60′s City Safety technology dents appeal of other compact SUVs

May 13, 2013 |

The City Safety technology fitted as standard in the Volvo XC60 compact SUV has cut accidents by around 15% and reduced whiplash-type claims by around 33% Read More

Car buyers rank accident prevention as most wanted vehicle technology

May 8, 2013 | 1

An independent survey of 1,000 new car buyers in the UK by has revealed that 96.5% of consumers believe that new accident prevention  Read More