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The nine things to look for when you're buying a family car
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30th Mar 2021
6 min read

The nine things to look for when you're buying a family car

Planning a family, or already deep in the throes of child-rearing? Then you'll be well aware almost everything in your life needs to be child-proof – including your car. But when most new models these days promise state-of-the-art safety tech, flawless safety ratings and family-friendly cabins, it can be tricky to sift through the jargon and uncover the essentials.
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Susannah Guthrie
Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021
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18th Feb 2021
4 min read

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are. And manufacturers are answering that craving with a never-ending game of one upmanship.
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Video: Volvo drops its cars from a crane to simulate 'extreme crashes'
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29th Nov 2020
2 min read

Video: Volvo drops its cars from a crane to simulate 'extreme crashes'

Volvo is ensuring its cars are prepared for all crash conditions by dropping its vehicles 30 metres from a crane, in an effort to prepare them for extreme collisions. The scenario was used to simulate the results of extreme crashes – such as high-speed, single-vehicle collisions or truck and passenger vehicle collisions – in order to both improve in-car safety systems and help provide training for rescue crews.
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2020 Jeep Gladiator receives three-star ANCAP safety rating
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13th Oct 2020
3 min read

2020 Jeep Gladiator receives three-star ANCAP safety rating

Australia's peak automotive safety body ANCAP has officially awarded the 2020 Jeep Gladiator a three-star safety rating, citing "lower than expected" levels of adult occupant and vulnerable road user protection as the reason for the score. Of the maximum five stars a car can receive, ANCAP issued the utility vehicle only three, based on 2019 testing of its SUV sibling, the Jeep Wrangler, as well as supplied technical evidence and in-house evaluation and modelling.
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