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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Holden Trailblazer has been revealed today, accompanied by confirmation of top five-star safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...

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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault
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BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault

A total of 17,894 BMW X3 and X4 SUVs have been recalled locally due to a fault relating to brackets used for mounting ISOFIX-compatible child seats. Affecting 15,097 'F25' BMW X3s and 2797 'F26' BMW X4s built between December 2010 and April 2016 for the X3 and between May 2014 and April 2016 for the X4, the recall encompasses every second-generation X3 and first-generation X4 sold in Australia to date...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12 2016

Read the full article here. 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. The 2016 Paris motor show is approaching fast, with the major European event set to see the unveiling of plenty of shiny new things...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12

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, Matt Campbell - filling in for Tegan Lawson - brings you this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Australian CREP review finds ISOFIX child seats not always the safest option
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Australian CREP review finds ISOFIX child seats not always the safest option

The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) has published safety ratings for 10 of the latest ISOFIX-compatible child rear seats, revealing the new restraint method isn’t necessarily safer than the traditional seat belt system...


Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club
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Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club

Read the article here. Being big supporters of driver training, CarAdvice went along to Sandown Raceway to see if some of the youngest players from the North Melbourne Football Club could kick goals of a different kind... participating in a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course.


2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Infiniti Q30 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Helping the new hatchback to achieve top marks were the inclusion of both low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard across the range. James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, praised Infiniti for its high test score...


Mazda and Driver Dynamics take North Melbourne Kangaroos to school
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Mazda and Driver Dynamics take North Melbourne Kangaroos to school

Mazda Australia and the North Melbourne Football Club have teamed up with Driver Dynamics to teach some of the AFL's youngest players how to stay safe behind the wheel. Attending a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway – as part of the AFL’s player welfare initiative – a handful of first- and second-year North Melbourne Football Club players tackled a day of theory and practical learning...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

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...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE
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NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers for real-world road hazards and reducing the NSW road toll, particularly among P-platers, the changes will gradually take effect between December 2016 and November 2017...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle
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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has been getting more creative with its safety awareness campaigns in recent years, but Graham here takes the cake. The entire cake. He might look like that cousin you don't talk about, but Graham here is science's best guess at the sort of evolutionary street we'd need to turn down if we're going to keep getting hit by cars...


The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head
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The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head

A team of former Apple engineers and designers have created the Pearl RearVision - turning your number plate frame and smartphone into a rear-view camera system. For now, however, it's available only in the United States. Pearl’s first product is a wireless camera system that links to your smartphone, bringing older cars up-to-date with high-definition rear vision, along with audible and visual alerts when an obstacle is in your path...


NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers
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NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers

The NRMA has called for the New South Wales Government to introduce alternatives such as driver training courses for low level speeding offences. With a year-to-date road toll of 208 for 2016, NSW has already seen a 25 per cent spike in road deaths compared to the same period last year...