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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10...

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross scores five-stars ANCAP rating
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross scores five-stars ANCAP rating

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has scored five-stars in independent ANCAP testing, joining a long list of new cars to achieve the maximum score. Set to arrive in Mitsubishi dealerships on December 22, the new Eclipse Cross scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, with perfect scores in the pole and side-impact tests...


2018 BMW X3 scores five-stars ANCAP safety rating
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2018 BMW X3 scores five-stars ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 BMW X3 has been awarded a five-star rating from independent crash-test authority ANCAP. With a total score of 35.41 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, the X3 returned a perfect score in the side-impact test, and 7.3 out of 8 for the pole test. The car also scored well in child occupant protection testing, with a score of 84 per cent, and offers good pedestrian protection (70 per cent) too...


New Wrangler misses AEB for now, coming to Oz for testing
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New Wrangler misses AEB for now, coming to Oz for testing

  The seventh-generation Jeep Wrangler, set for a late-2018 arrival in Oz, will likely launch without autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) systems. That means the car, unveiled today at the Los Angeles motor show, will be automatically disqualified from a five-star safety rating under European and Australian testing...


2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...


ANCAP to expand test program
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ANCAP to expand test program

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) will expand its range of crash tests, and put automated safety features to the test from next year. Headlining the more advanced ANCAP tests will be new crash test dummies, including new child dummies, along with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle targets. Test barriers and trolleys will be modified, too, as part of the changes...


2018 Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation Volvo XC60 has been awarded the full five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. It scored an impressive 98 per cent, or 37.25 out of 38, for adult occupant protection, including perfect scores in the side-impact and pole categories. A score of 87 per cent, 42...


2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech
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2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech

The updated 2018 Nissan Patrol has landed Down Under this week, with the company also confirming a new digital rear-view mirror technology for its updated off-roader. Dubbed 'Intelligent Rear View Mirror' (I-RVM), the system allows the driver to "see around" second and third row interior obstacles, improving driver visibility...


Victorian drink-driving penalties to get tougher
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Victorian drink-driving penalties to get tougher

Proposed changes to Victorian drink-driving laws would see first-time offenders lose their licence for three months. Anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) between 0.05 and 0.069 face licence cancellation and disqualification for three months, while all drivers caught over the 0.05 limit will be forced to have an alcohol interlock fitted to their cars for six months...


Hyundai Mobis develops world-first sunroof airbag
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Hyundai Mobis develops world-first sunroof airbag

Hyundai Mobis has unveiled the world's first sunroof airbag, designed to stop occupants being thrown from their cars in a rollover. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 260 people were thrown from the sunroof of their cars in rollover accidents between 2010 and 2016. The company said the global market for sunroofs was worth around US$6 billion ($7...


LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating
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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...


Video: Bosch Trailer Safety Control is a must-have safety system
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Video: Bosch Trailer Safety Control is a must-have safety system

With over one million caravans and trailers registered in Australia — plus another 12 million in the USA — it's crazy to think that advanced braking technology isn't yet the norm. Tech giant Bosch is looking to change that, this month taking the wraps off a system that implements stability control for trailers. No surprise, caravan owners are the brand's target market...


Bosch Trailer Safety Control demonstrated: Are you convinced?
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Bosch Trailer Safety Control demonstrated: Are you convinced?

Paul Maric joins Bosch at the Australian Automotive Research Centre to test the company's new Trailer Safety Control system. Check the footage! Are you convinced? MORE: Road safety news coverage MORE: Technology news MORE: Bosch in the news...


2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled
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2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled

Ateco Australia has issued a recall notice for 340 examples of the Ssangyong Stavic people mover, over concerns about worn ball joints. The company says the joints could fail if cars are “operated for extended periods of time without any inspection or repair”...


Study shows benefits of active safety and connected tech
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Study shows benefits of active safety and connected tech

Road trauma could be “significantly reduced” by widespread adoption of the latest active safety and connected features, according to a study from the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). The study examined the potential benefits of technology like forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist being fitted to every vehicle on Australian and New Zealand roads...


Victoria: Numbers show young drivers safer with Graduated Licensing
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Victoria: Numbers show young drivers safer with Graduated Licensing

An independent review says Victoria's Graduated Licensing System is saving the lives of young drivers in the state. Luke Donnellan, minister for roads and road safety, announced the results of the study this week - including the statistic that drivers who have been through the new system are 20 per cent less likely to be involved in a serious collision in their first two years of driving...


Range Rover Velar gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Range Rover Velar gets five-star ANCAP rating

The 2018 Range Rover Velar has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week. Scoring 35.5 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (93 per cent), the Velar impressed with a strong performance across the board, including full marks in the side impact and pole tests...


Study shows driving dehydrated similar to having blood alcohol content of 0.08
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Study shows driving dehydrated similar to having blood alcohol content of 0.08

A study from 2015 has shown that driving while dehydrated leads to the same outcomes as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 per cent. The 2015 study published in Physiology and Behaviour was carried out on a selection of male drivers by the UK's Loughborough University and funded by the European Hydration Institute...


Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings

In addition to the MG GS achieving a milestone five-star safety rating this week, the Kia Rio and Suzuki Swift light hatches were also awarded top marks this week by ANCAP, though the latter only applies to certain variants...


Australian road safety guru elected new Global NCAP chairman
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Australian road safety guru elected new Global NCAP chairman

Long-time road safety advocate, and former Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) chairman, Lauchlan McIntosh, has been appointed chairman of the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP)...