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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been...

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2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton is now available with a rear-view camera as standard equipment across the range, thanks to the addition of the technology on cab chassis models. Available from June production, the company has engineered a rear-view camera system for its hard tray pack range, which cost between $1191 to $1750 depending on configuration, excluding fitment and other charges...


QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction
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QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has revealed details of a new study, which argues that despite contention in the community, three signs on overhead gantries doesn't impact driver performance or safety. The firm's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) division, claims the increasing complexity of road systems requires more information to be conveyed to drivers, often in a dynamic way...


Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating
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Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating

A slew of new European SUVs have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week - including the Audi Q2 and Q5, Mini Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq. Both the Audi Q2 and Q5 received praise for their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems, which operate at speeds of up to 85km/h and feature pedestrian detection technology...


Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating
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Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating

The new Holden Astra sedan and Subaru XV have been awarded five-star safety ratings this week by independent crash-testing body ANCAP. Despite not offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) anywhere in the range, the Astra sedan still managed 34.94 points out of 37, including a perfect 16 out of 16 for the side impact test...


Honda defends safety stance on Civic
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Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model. That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic - whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan - doesn’t have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout...


ANCAP: Shocking old v new crash test highlights ominous fatality data
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ANCAP: Shocking old v new crash test highlights ominous fatality data

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has performed a head-on crash test between two cars of the same lineage, 17 years apart, to highlight newly unveiled data suggesting older vehicles are four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their modern counterparts...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Nissan Signal Shield concept aims to curb phone use on the road
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Nissan Signal Shield concept aims to curb phone use on the road

Nissan's British arm has adapted a 19th century invention to 21st century times, creating an armrest-mounted phone holder that blocks the device's signal to reduce driver distraction. Called the 'Nissan Signal Shield' concept, the holder is lined with a Faraday cage - an invention dating back to the 1830s...


AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll
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AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has again called for the Federal Government to renew its focus on road safety, as new statistics reveal the national road toll has remained stable over the past year. In a report called Benchmarking of the Performance of the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), the AAA tracks progress against the NRSS's target of reducing road deaths by at least 30 per cent by the year 2020...


Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds
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Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds

A small UK-based study has found programming a satellite navigation app to be more distracting for drivers than texting. Undertaken by UK road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) RoadSmart and UK publication Auto Express, the experiment focussed on determining which common ‘behind-the-wheel distractions’ have the most potential for disaster...


Aussie drivers say 'not my place' to caution friends against dangerous driving: study
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Aussie drivers say 'not my place' to caution friends against dangerous driving: study

A new study conducted by the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has found that road users not only display irresponsible behaviour on the roads, but there are plenty who also allow it to happen. The research shows that 49 per cent of Australians do not ask speeding friends or family members to slow down, as they believe it isn't their place to caution another driver...


Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?
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Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues...


Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin
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Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin

The Takata airbag scandal has claimed its first victim in Australia, with a driver of a Toyota Rav4 in Darwin injured during an otherwise minor car crash. The ABC has reported the 21 year old driver was involved in a collision severe enough for the driver's airbag to deploy. The airbag failed to do so correctly, and a metal shard from the airbag housing struck the driver in the head...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...


Your say: What annoys you on the road?
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Your say: What annoys you on the road?

Every time you get behind the wheel, it's almost guaranteed another road user will do something annoying, inconsiderate or possibly even illegal...


2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE

Update - This story is developing. BMW has confirmed that Australian-market 5 Series and 7 Series models are indeed equipped with driver's knee airbags, despite ANCAP's report. We'll update this story again as details clear up The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP - though, for the time-being, the rating applies only to the 520d variant...


Automatic number plate recognition in detail: We go on patrol with Queensland police
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Automatic number plate recognition in detail: We go on patrol with Queensland police

Driving dodgy in the digital age? You're caught already. As in most Australian states, Queensland Police are now actively operating the next-generation of crime fighting technology: Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). In Queensland alone, the tech has been used to accurately scan number plates over 23 million times in the last 15 months...