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Korando, 3 Series, S60/V60 get 5-star ANCAP ratings
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9th Oct 2019
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Korando, 3 Series, S60/V60 get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, including five-star scores for the new BMW 3 Series, SsangYong Korando, and Volvo S60/V60. The independent crash-testing firm was quick to highlight the all-new Korando's results, given it's the first time SsangYong has achieved a five-star safety rating.
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James Wong
Uber: Five-star ANCAP requirement comes into force
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1st Oct 2019
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Uber: Five-star ANCAP requirement comes into force

Every new Uber will need to be a five-star ANCAP car, with new rules about what the ride-sharing giant's drivers can use today coming into force. Announced in April this year, the policy means new Uber X drivers won't be accepted unless their car is less than 10 years old with the maximum possible safety rating. Uber Black, Lux and SUV cars must be less than seven years old. Drivers adhering to the current standards will have two years to get themselves a five-star vehicle.
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Scott Collie
Hyundai Venue: 4-star ANCAP rating expected
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20th Sep 2019
3 min read

Hyundai Venue: 4-star ANCAP rating expected

Hyundai Australia has indicated it is "not expecting a five-star ANCAP rating" for its all-new 2020 Venue crossover, when the independent crash-testing firm conducts an anticipated full local test in the coming months.
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James Wong
BMW ConnectedDrive: Adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist added to app store
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20th Aug 2019
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BMW ConnectedDrive: Adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist added to app store

If you check your bank statement, you’ll probably notice a lot of separate subscription fees. From Netflix to Spotify, seemingly everything is now following the subscription model. BMW is now extending this to technical features in your car. UPDATE, 21/8/19: BMW Australia has issued a statement regarding the new subscription model for adaptive cruise control and adaptive high-beam. See bottom of article for details.
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William Stopford
Hyundai Nexo scores top marks in IIHS crash testing
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12th Aug 2019
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Hyundai Nexo scores top marks in IIHS crash testing

The first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to be crash tested by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has passed with flying colours, scoring a 'Top Safety Pick+' grade. Hyundai only offers the Nexo in California but voluntarily put the car up for IIHS testing, where the mid-sized SUV scored 'good' ratings in all six crashworthiness tests.
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Scott Collie