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Steer device wakes sleepy drivers by electric shock

A new wearable bracelet, Steer, has been developed, that emits an electric shock if it detects a sleepy driver. First featured on crowd-funding website KickStarter, Latvian start-up tech company, Creative Mode, is aiming to lower the numbers of road accidents caused by drowsy motorists...

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Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued
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Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued

Anyone in Victoria hoping that an impending red light or speeding infringement notice would be declared null and void, courtesy of the state’s network of road safety cameras being infected with the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus, is in for bad news...


Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...
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Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...

A new study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has found that one-in two drivers are failing to keep a safe following distance - but those tailgaters say queue-jumpers are to blame...


Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos
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Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos

Australian wildlife is throwing a spanner in the works for Swedish manufacturer Volvo, who is currently developing its animal detection system. While the technology is used to detect larger beasts like moose in its homeland of Sweden, the company is struggling with kangaroos, according to a new report...


NSW goverment: 40km/h zones are saving lives, expect more
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NSW goverment: 40km/h zones are saving lives, expect more

It's official, 40km/h zones are keeping us safe and reducing the number of incidents on the road - according to the New South Wales (NSW) government. According to a new study, the NSW Centre for Road Safety has found a 33 per cent reduction in crashes causing death or serious injury between 2005 and 2015, in areas where 40km/h zones have been introduced...


2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE
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2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been awarded a full five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week. Following the Discovery's New Zealand release in May and in advance of its Australian market launch this week, ANCAP has released the SUV's crash ratings based on tests conducted by its European equivalent, Euro NCAP...


Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection
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Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection

The Victorian Government has called for an immediate investigation into the State's 280-strong road safety camera network, following the discovery that a software virus had infected more than 90 cameras since June 6...


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. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017...


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...