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Bosch celebrates 25 years of electronic stability control
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20th May 2020
2 min read

Bosch celebrates 25 years of electronic stability control

May 19 marked 25 years since Bosch introduced electronic stability control to the new-car market. This ground-breaking technology debuted on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Bosch claims the then-revolutionary technology has gone on to save 15,000 lives, as well as prevent approximately 500,000 personal injury crashes. Since 1995, Bosch has continually improved the capabilities of the technology, and has produced more than 250 million stability control systems to date.
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Justin Narayan
Takata airbag recall: 200,000 cars remain, 8000 to stop driving immediately
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7th May 2020
3 min read

Takata airbag recall: 200,000 cars remain, 8000 to stop driving immediately

Nearly 200,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags remain on Australian roads unchecked – and 8000 are deemed so risky, owners have been asked to stop driving their cars immediately to have the vehicles bought back by the manufacturer. Road safety authorities in Australia are baffled by thousands of car owners who are ignoring multiple recall notices and face-to-face attempts to contact them about the free repair.
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Joshua Dowling
Welcome to the family: Australia gets new crash test dummy
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16th Apr 2020
4 min read

Welcome to the family: Australia gets new crash test dummy

EXCLUSIVE A new, fatter crash test dummy has joined Australian safety authorities to better reflect our growing waistlines – and to meet new global standards that come into force this year. The new $1.4 million crash test dummy – named Thor (Test Human Occupant Restraint) – will join the existing family of five safety mannequins of various sizes, who have been used in thousands of simulated crashes in Australia over the past three decades.
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Joshua Dowling
Tesla: Public hearing into fatal Autopilot crash scheduled
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25th Feb 2020
2 min read

Tesla: Public hearing into fatal Autopilot crash scheduled

United States road safety regulator the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing into the cause of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s Autopilot on March 23, 2018. The hearing will take place almost two years after the incident which saw Wei Huang’s Tesla Model X collide with a concrete barrier on Interstate 101 in Mountain View, California while the vehicle’s Autopilot mode was engaged.
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Liam Murphy
Victoria joins free child restraint safety checks, will other states follow?
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20th Jan 2020
3 min read

Victoria joins free child restraint safety checks, will other states follow?

Fitting a child restraint correctly can mean the difference between life and death in a car crash, and tragically the number of poorly fitted kid seats remains high despite years of education campaigns. Soon, young families in Victoria will have access to free checks of child restraints thanks to a safety program run by Kidsafe and funded by the State Government.
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Susannah Guthrie