Tag: Safety

Tesla Cybertruck Too Unsafe To Be Sold In Europe, German Authorities Say

Hundreds of thousands of customers have already expressed their interest in purchasing the Tesla Cybertruck in North America and other markets, but it seems that the electric pickup truck won’t be approved for selling in Europe – at least not in its current form. Quoted by AutomobileWoche, German authorities state that the vehicle’s structure is […]

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Tesla Model X, Porsche Taycan And 10 Other Cars Get Crash-Tested By Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP has published its second-to-last release of the year, during which a dozen vehicles were totaled for the sake of safety, against the 2018-2019 protocol. One of the stars of this session was the Tesla Model X, which managed to crash its way into a 5-star safety rating. The European New Car Assessment Program […]

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2019 Mitsubishi L200 With No Airbags Gets Crash-Tested Into ZERO Star Safety Rating

You know those stickers that say ‘no airbags, we die like real men’? Well, it’s going to be a horrible death should you be in a car that lacks this safety feature, which is mandatory in Western markets. Latin America is one of the few places where legislation doesn’t force automakers to equip the base […]

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Aussie Safety Body Has Serious Concerns About Tesla’s Cybertruck

The head of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the leading crash test authority in Australia, has expressed serious concerns about how the controversial design of the Tesla Cybertruck could pose unnecessary dangers to occupants and other road users. Speaking with News, ANCAP chief executive James Goodwin said the shape and stainless steel body […]

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BMW Will Let You Activate More Functions To Your New Car After Purchase

Buyers of new BMW models will be able to add more functions to their vehicles post purchase via the company’s updated ConnectedDrive Store. BMW owners will be able to activate functions such as the High-Beam Assistant, the Active Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistance system with Stop&Go, and the BMW Drive Recorder, with the German brand […]

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Euro NCAP Crash Tests New BMW 1- And 3-Series, Peugeot 208 And Jeep Cherokee

Euro NCAP, the body that conducts crash tests in Europe awarding up to five stars for its best performers, has released the safety ratings for the new generations BMW 1-Series and 3-Series, as well as the latest Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee. The two Bavarian models achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating, with the European safety […]

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VW Arteon Misses Out On IIHS Top Safety Pick Over Poor LED Headlights

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has just missed out on a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS due to its LED headlights. In recent testing of the sleek four-door, the IIHS awarded the Arteon with good crashworthiness ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and […]

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AAA Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Lacking, “Completely Ineffective At Night”

Automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection are becoming more common, but a recent test by AAA shows they’re far from perfect. The test examined four mid-size sedans – including the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry – equipped with an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. They were put […]

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Investigation Finds That 60% Of Spark Plugs Purchased Online Are “Verified Frauds”

If you’re thinking about buying spark plugs online, you might want to reconsider as an investigation has found that 60% of them are counterfeit. Conducted by Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and a “coalition of automotive manufacturers,” the investigation found that a majority of the hundreds of spark plugs they purchased online were […]

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