Tag: safety

Abarth 124 Spider website goes live: Performance, safety and technology details revealed ahead of Australian launch

  FCA Australia has today revealed more details of the stunning Abarth 124 Spider, with the launch of a new website for customers to register their interest in the ultimate Italian roadster. The new Abarth 124 spider is set to sweep a new generation off their feet with its stunning Italian design and thrilling performance. … Continue reading Abarth 124 Spider website goes live: Performance, safety and technology details revealed ahead of Australian launch

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Citroen Launches Comfy Cactus

Citroen chose a hot day in March to launch its new Cactus. Set amongst the Hunter Valley’s vineyards, winding roads, and romantic vistas, the Cactus performed perfectly. Outside: Rugged, handsome, and unusual, are the words I’d use to describe the exterior of the Cactus. The standout feature is the airbump which Citroen says protects the … Continue reading Citroen Launches Comfy Cactus

ANCAP welcomes new design rule to improve side impact protection

  Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has welcomed as a positive step to improve road safety, new legislation to improve design standards for side impact crashes. “This is a welcome development that will lift vehicle safety standards and go a long way to helping save hundreds of … Continue reading ANCAP welcomes new design rule to improve side impact protection

AMA and ANCAP call for new technology to be standard features in Australian cars to save lives

  Launch of ‘Avoid the crash, Avoid the trauma’ campaign The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) have joined forces to lobby governments and car industry leaders to embrace new technology – starting with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – and make it standard in all new cars sold in Australia. … Continue reading AMA and ANCAP call for new technology to be standard features in Australian cars to save lives

Volvo Cars’ standard safety technology cuts accident claims by 28 per cent #gaycarboys

  Here is scientific proof that safety saves lives, not speed and redlight cameras which are punitive only. One of the most comprehensive scientific studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars reveals that Volvo Cars’ standard City Safety technology reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by 28 per cent. Based on real-life accumulated … Continue reading Volvo Cars’ standard safety technology cuts accident claims by 28 per cent #gaycarboys

A nice looking Limo for the tired exec: The new BMW 7 Series

  Note: International press release. This is a 1:1 copy of the original issued by BMW Group headquarters in Germany. No adaptations have been made to cater for the Australian market. With the new BMW 7 Series, BMW has redefined what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like in contemporary, pioneering form. Groundbreaking technologies in … Continue reading A nice looking Limo for the tired exec: The new BMW 7 Series

Jaguar Land Rover announces Technology Research Project to Detect, Predict and Share Data on Potholes

  Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering ‘Pothole Alert’ research could help save motorists billions of pounds in punctures, vehicle damage and road accidents every year Range Rover Evoque research vehicle can identify the location and severity of potholes and broken manhole covers – and adjust suspension in milliseconds Jaguar Land Rover researchers developing technology to share … Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover announces Technology Research Project to Detect, Predict and Share Data on Potholes

Kia launches new Sorrento with many flourishes and much ceremony in SUNNY North Queensland

    Yes Yes Yes oh YES: classy design, lots of inclusions, smooth quiet ride, safest SUV available Not so much: Stereo in top model doesn’t sound as good as it looks, a bit heavy I love this time of year. The cold crisp evenings, heavily scented with wood smoke, are spent sipping on a … Continue reading Kia launches new Sorrento with many flourishes and much ceremony in SUNNY North Queensland

Subaru Liberty: A Suitable Legacy For A Plucky Nameplate

    My Subaru connection goes back to my childhood with many happy hours spent in both the back and the front seats. Oh get your minds out of the gutter! The very second I was old enough I slipped behind the wheel, but she was a 4 speed manual with tiny 43kw output. Even … Continue reading Subaru Liberty: A Suitable Legacy For A Plucky Nameplate

New Car Assessment Programmes worldwide leaders in reducing road trauma

  The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), the overarching vehicle safety advocacy body, today expressed its disappointment in recent media coverage across Australia which criticises the vital work undertaken by the national consumer information organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). "The life-saving role of New Car Assessment Programs is well established … Continue reading New Car Assessment Programmes worldwide leaders in reducing road trauma