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Audi Q3 & Toyota Granvia get 5-star ANCAP ratings
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13th Oct 2019
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Audi Q3 & Toyota Granvia get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings for the all-new Audi Q3 and Toyota Granvia, with both vehicles hitting local showrooms this month. The headlining act is Toyota's new people mover, which is the first model in its segment to achieve a five-star result against the crash-testing firm's "latest, most stringent protocols".
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James Wong
ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads
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4th Oct 2019
1 min read

ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads

The owners of vehicles still fitted with "critical" Takata airbag inflators are being urged to stop driving their cars immediately. A range of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus models sold between 2001 and 2004 are fitted with Takata inflators that have a "severe risk of mis-deployment" if they activate. Affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflators that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity.
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Scott Collie
NSW phone monitoring cameras going live this year
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23rd Sep 2019
1 min read

NSW phone monitoring cameras going live this year

New South Wales drivers using phones behind the wheel are in the firing line, with the state to permanently roll out its phone-detection cameras. The cameras will go live later this year, after a six-month trial in which 8.5 million vehicles were checked and more than 100,000 people were caught using their smartphones on the move. The cameras are currently deployed on the M4 and Anzac Parade from January 2019, but motorists caught during the trial won't be fined.
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Scott Collie
Safest used cars in Australia rated: 2019 report
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4th Sep 2019
4 min read

Safest used cars in Australia rated: 2019 report

Road safety advocates have again targeted older cars as a key cause behind young driver deaths, with figures showing vehicles more than 10 years old are over-represented in fatal crashes. However, despite the alarming statistics being highlighted by authorities for several years, not one state or territory government has an incentive program that would enable novice drivers to better afford a newer and safer car – instead leaving the financial burden on P-platers and their families.
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Joshua Dowling
Audi e-tron quattro scores top rating in IIHS safety awards
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15th Aug 2019
3 min read

Audi e-tron quattro scores top rating in IIHS safety awards

Audi’s first electric vehicle might not have beaten the Tesla Model X in terms of range but so far it has it beat when it comes to safety. The e-tron quattro is the first EV to receive the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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William Stopford