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Mitsubishi Express van gets zero stars for safety, lowest score recorded in Australia
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1st Mar 2021
6 min read

Mitsubishi Express van gets zero stars for safety, lowest score recorded in Australia

The Mitsubishi Express van – a rebadged version of the Renault Trafic – has been issued the lowest safety rating ever applied to a vehicle in Australia. The zero star rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is the lowest safety score issued in the 28-year history of the independent authority. Despite the shock result, representatives for both car companies said there are “no current plans” to withdraw the Mitsubishi Express or Renault Trafic vans from sale locally.
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Joshua Dowling
"Not Recommended": One-third of delivery vans don't pass new ANCAP safety test
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16th Dec 2020
2 min read

"Not Recommended": One-third of delivery vans don't pass new ANCAP safety test

One in three new delivery vans tested by safety authorities have inadequate crash-avoidance technology – and have been put on a "Not Recommended" list following new research. The not-for-profit Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – which ranks the crash safety of most new vehicles – found that five out of 15 vans tested did not "offer the level of active safety performance consumers should expect".
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William Davis
Video: ANCAP turns to terrifying real-life dashcam footage for new TV campaign
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9th Nov 2020
2 min read

Video: ANCAP turns to terrifying real-life dashcam footage for new TV campaign

A new safety campaign from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has used real-life dashcam footage submitted by Australians to highlight the importance of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) in new cars. In an effort to showcase how automated driver assist technologies can intervene, the ads show a variety of near-miss run-ins between pedestrians and drivers, as well as footage of drivers veering out of their lanes and into oncoming traffic.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria
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16th Sep 2020
3 min read

2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria

The 2021 Toyota Yaris has been awarded a five-star crash safety rating when measured against new, tougher criteria. An Australian-specification right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris has been tested by European authorities, and validated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
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Joshua Dowling
Coming soon: a phone app that could save your life after a car crash
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7th May 2020
2 min read

Coming soon: a phone app that could save your life after a car crash

EXCLUSIVE Rescue crews and emergency workers across Australia – including police and the fire brigade – will soon have access to a smartphone app that will show the fastest and safest way to cut open cars involved in life-threatening crashes. It means rescue workers will have access to technical diagrams and critical information for hundreds of cars in a matter of seconds, saving critical time that could end up saving lives.
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Joshua Dowling