Tag Archives: safety

Thatcham gives safety ranking

New car sales figures released today reveal that the majority of the most popular cars in Britain now offer five-star crash protection, but standard fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is still only available on half of them. Analysis by independent safety experts, Thatcham Research, confirms that five of the current Top 10 UK best-sellers now offer some level of […]

Euro NCAP launches website in Chinese

While the Beijing Motor Show has just started, Euro NCAP is announcing the launch of its website in Mandarin Chinese. After English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian and Turkish, Chinese has become the tenth language in which content on the Euro NCAP website is available. The addition of Chinese is motivated by the increasing influence that China’s consumers […]

Skoda Superb joins top safety ranks

Euro NCAP has recently conducted safety tests on the large family Skoda Superb and on the Hyundai i20 and FIAT Panda Cross superminis. The Skoda Superb has joined the ranks of the latest top safety achievers thanks to robust crash protection and its Autonomous Emergency Braking systems. The Superb is also equipped with crash avoidance technologies awarded under the Euro […]

MINI’s Augmented Vision concept

MINI has unveiled a concept augmented reality system based on a pair of high-tech glasses that give you information about the world around you plus navigation and safety views. The concept was introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show and MINI hope the high tech glasses would also help improve safety in cars, giving the wearer the ability to see through […]

Customers choose cost over safety

Car manufacturers who produce cheaper cars over more expensive and safer vehicles are likely to see rises in production levels. OSV Ltd’s report finds adults in the UK are more concerned with the cost and less bothered by safety. Overall 53% of the UK would pick a car based on the cost rather than its safety ratings or features. By […]

Dip your toe into safety footwear

Workers across all industries are putting themselves at risk by wearing footwear that is not appropriate for their work environment according to a warning from workplace equipment supplier Slingsby. As part of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, employers must provide workers with suitable footwear if there is a risk that cannot be eradicated through other controls and […]

Euro NCAP reveals latest ratings

The following car models have recently undergone Euro NCAP crash tests: The new large MPV Renault Espace is awarded 5 stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety test results. The Suzuki Vitara supermini also receives 5 stars, and picks up points for its Autonomous Emergency Braking system (included in the rating scheme since last year). Also published this month are […]

TecAlliance offers recall solution

With 577 vehicle manufacturer recalls issued during 2014, TecAlliance is offering workshops its TecRMI package which is able to directly access internal VM bulletins, service notices and recalls. ‘I’m pretty sure that workshops would be amazed to hear that there were 577 vehicle manufacturer recalls issued during 2014, with 277 of those occurring in the last quarter,’ said Shaun Greasley, […]

Road safety still a concern

The next government must make road safety a top priority with more than 50% of motorists believing the current administration had not made the issue enough of a concern, according to a survey conducted by the IAM. A total of 2,156 people took part in the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) survey throughout March 2015. The number one gripe amongst […]

Consumers demand vehicle safety

A new customer research study from Frost & Sullivan has found European consumers rank vehicle safety second only to reliability. A new customer research study from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Insight into Voice of European Consumers on Passenger Car Safety Systems, has detailed the findings from web-based surveys of 2,516 current car owners who reside in Europe, drive a car […]

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