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Video: Tesla Model 3 crushed by concrete blocks; driver and passenger virtually unharmed
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5th Jun 2021
2 min read

Video: Tesla Model 3 crushed by concrete blocks; driver and passenger virtually unharmed

A British Tesla Model 3 owner has walked away with only minor injuries after a big pile of concrete blocks fell on his car in a shocking incident captured on the Tesla’s dash-cam. Neil Collins and his wife were rounding a corner in Weston Longville, in the UK, when a truck carrying a load of concrete bricks rounded the same bend in the opposite direction.
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Rob Margeit
BMW and Mercedes remove advanced safety tech amid semiconductor shortage, mainstream brands unaffected for now
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30th Apr 2021
3 min read

BMW and Mercedes remove advanced safety tech amid semiconductor shortage, mainstream brands unaffected for now

Advanced safety technology on certain examples of BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars destined for Australia have been deleted from the next batch of factory orders out of Germany. Customers who placed orders for vehicles equipped with the affected technology will have a portion of their purchase price refunded, according to confidential dealer bulletins seen by CarAdvice.
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Joshua Dowling
Safety practices to consider when the road is your workplace
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21st Apr 2021
2 min read

Safety practices to consider when the road is your workplace

There's been a push from industry safety professionals to educate drivers on road health and safety – specifically targeting those who use the road as their workplace. According to a study conducted by Safe Work Australia, the most likely workplace injury you're going to sustain is motor vehicle related – that includes going to and from work.
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Emma Notarfrancesco
2021 Volvo XC90 recalled due to airbag control module fault
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19th Feb 2021
1 min read

2021 Volvo XC90 recalled due to airbag control module fault

Volvo Australia has recalled 57 examples of its XC90 SUV, citing a fault with the airbag control module. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021 (Model Year 2021).
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William Davis
Can dash cams get you a car insurance discount? We investigate
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2nd Feb 2021
3 min read

Can dash cams get you a car insurance discount? We investigate

Dash cams are an increasingly common fixture in today's cars, but do they offer any added benefit beyond peace of mind? While advent of 360-degree cameras, internet connectivity and all-round sensors on modern cars has arguably improved road safety no end, accidents still happen – although now, it's a lot easier to tell who's at fault. For the uninitiated, dash cams are either external or in-built video devices which record events happening around a car at any given moment.
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Susannah Guthrie