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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...


NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights
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NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights

New South Wales’ deputy premier Troy Grant and minister for roads Duncan Gay have launched a new ‘Towards Zero’ campaign aimed at combating the human element of the state’s road toll - one being distracted pedestrians. With a year-to-date road toll of 177 - up from 142 for the same period in 2015 - the NSW government is investing millions of dollars in targeted initiatives to address issues such as speeding, phone-distracted pedestrians and road signage...


Ferrari recall numbers rise as Takata airbag fault expands: 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, FF affected locally
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Ferrari recall numbers rise as Takata airbag fault expands: 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, FF affected locally

A total of 359 Ferrari vehicles built between 2009 and 2011 have been recalled in Australia due to concerns related to a Takata-sourced component associated with the cars' front passenger-side airbag. Affecting the Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, and FF, the recall relates specifically to the front passenger-side airbag inflator...


Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential
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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential

Victorian Police has voiced interest in experimental new ‘textalyser’ technology that will allow authorities to check whether a driver has been using a mobile phone while driving. The so-called textalysers, a name inspired by breathalyser systems, are able to analyse metadata to determine whether someone was using their mobile phone at a specific time - while driving, for example...


I will not be teaching my daughter to drive
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I will not be teaching my daughter to drive

My daughter is counting down the days until she can get her learner licence. The closer it gets, the more she talks about it and the more I question whether I'm the best person to teach her. She's lucky enough to have cousins that live on a farm, though, and thanks to the family paddock-basher, has already developed an appetite for driving manuals with good ol' fashioned handbrakes and a keen interest in cars...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

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...


Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested
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Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

Read the article here. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test. Along with Australian World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, we also brought along an example of each drivetrain layout...


Your questions about ISOFIX answered
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Your questions about ISOFIX answered

Read the article here. ISOFIX child seats have been legal to use in Australia for more than a year now. Yet there is still a bit of confusion and here at CarAdvice we regularly field questions like - how does it work, do I have to swap from the old style seats, do I need to use the top tether? Essentially, ISOFIX is a standardised method of installing child seats that doesn’t use the seatbelt...


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...


Queen Elizabeth II announces UK plans to pioneer driverless vehicle tech
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Queen Elizabeth II announces UK plans to pioneer driverless vehicle tech

The United Kingdom is determined to become the world leader in the development of autonomous driving technologies, following the announcement of new legislation for driverless vehicles on British roads. Announced by Queen Elizabeth II herself, the new laws will allow the UK’s automotive industry to accelerate research and development into autonomous vehicles...


Fatality Free Friday celebrates 10 years
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Fatality Free Friday celebrates 10 years

Almost 20 per cent of drivers aged between 25 and 34 believe that drugs like ice, cocaine or acid won't impair their ability behind the wheel. What? Today is Fatality Free Friday. The Australian Road Safety Foundation campaign began 10 years ago with the aiming of encouraging us to fully focus and actively concentrate on the road, and ensure everyone gets home safely...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study
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Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study

Drivers are travelling around 10km/h faster than they think they should in roadworks zones, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q). QUT’s Dr Ashim Debnath said more than 400 drivers were shown images of roadwork zones without speed limit signs and asked to nominate the speed they deemed safe...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...


Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars
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Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars

Crash test watchdog Global NCAP has tested a handful of Indian-market cars in Delhi with devastating results, showing that car brands still struggle to make super-cheap cars with a passable level of safety. The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all scored a zero-star rating, with notable body deformation evident and negligible safety features on offer...


2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech
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2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech

The upcoming Mazda CX-9 SUV will be one of the safest vehicles in its class when it goes on sale mid-year, thanks to its i-ActivSense safety suite. Mazda is claiming its next-generation SUV will feature luxury, safety and affordability that is ahead of all its competitors...