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Drivers warned: Don't drive through floodwaters
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23rd Mar 2021
2 min read

Drivers warned: Don't drive through floodwaters

As New South Wales gets lashed by torrential rain and rivers break their banks, road users are being reminded that attempting to drive through floodwaters is something that should be avoided at all costs. Even if you're in a kitted out four-wheel-drive, driving through flood waters is never a good idea.
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Sam Purcell
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
MG ZS EV gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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5th Feb 2021
2 min read

MG ZS EV gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The MG ZS electric SUV has been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – even though the petrol equivalent on which it is based has a four-star score. The electric MG is yet to be tested locally; the appraisal is based on 2019 results from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
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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
A hacker claims they've uncovered what Tesla's driver-facing camera is recording
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5th Oct 2020
2 min read

A hacker claims they've uncovered what Tesla's driver-facing camera is recording

A hacker claims they have uncovered what a cabin-facing camera in the Tesla Model 3 is monitoring, with the findings suggesting the electric car maker is hoping to pinpoint the driver behaviours that may precede a car crash. Twitter user @greentheonly routinely investigates Tesla's in-car technology, and their latest findings suggest Tesla is using the Model 3's mysterious internal camera to capture driver head and eye movements.
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Susannah Guthrie