Renault budget brand surrenders to mandate for safety tech “lots of people deactivate”

Dacia – the budget car maker owned by Renault – has been forced by European legislators to fit potentially life-saving advanced safety technology it claims many of its buyers don’t want. View 9 images View 9 images PreviousNext The budget-priced car brand owned by France’s Renault has capitulated to new European laws requiring the fitment of advanced … Read more

V8 Supercars reveals electric Porsche safety car

A BP-sponsored Porsche electric car set to debut at Bathurst event this weekend following the switch from Ford. View 5 images The electric Porsche Taycan GTS has been announced as the official Safety Car of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship. The first electric Safety Car in Supercars history – formerly known as V8 Supercars – will … Read more

Safety upgrade in line for Chinese LDV T60 ute

Autonomous emergency braking is finally on the horizon for the last new dual-cab pick-up in Australia without crash-avoidance tech, the diesel LDV T60 from China. View 5 images Advanced safety technology such as autonomous emergency braking is finally in line for the LDV T60 ute within the next 12 months to keep it on sale beyond … Read more

Tesla Recalls Over 2 Million Cars Over A Potential Safety Issue, And Here’s Why

Tesla Recalls Over 2 Million Cars Over A Potential Safety Issue, And Here's Why

Summary Tesla has recalled over 2.19 million vehicles in the US due to undersized fonts used for critical warning lights on the instrument panel, which could hinder drivers’ ability to recognize and respond to alerts. The recall affects multiple Tesla models, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and a limited number … Read more

Confiscated Lexus used as billboard for police road safety campaign

Road authorities in Western Australia say the Lexus IS350 was a visual reminder of the consequences that could follow as a result of unsafe driving habits. View 2 images A confiscated Lexus IS350 has been decorated with road safety messages and warnings as part of the Western Australia Road Safety Commission’s (RSC) ‘You See, We See’ … Read more

Road safety forum announced to tackle fatalities

Federal and state governments are coming together in an effort to reduce the increasing road toll across Australia, with a particular focus on regional road deaths. View 2 images Experts on road safety from across Australia and the world will come together for a forum designed to tackle the increasing road toll. Hosted by the NSW … Read more

Safety rating withheld for 2024 Tesla Model 3 amid compliance breach checks

The brakes have been applied on a safety rating for the updated Tesla Model 3 as an investigation by Australian authorities continues into a possible breach of motor-vehicle regulations that could prompt a recall and stop-delivery notice. View 8 images A five-star safety rating for the facelifted Tesla Model 3 electric car in Australia has been … Read more

2024 Hyundai Kona hit with four-star safety rating in Australia

The new Hyundai Kona small SUV has received four out of five stars for safety – and just avoided a three-star score – after falling short of top marks in two of the four test categories. View 9 images The new 2024 Hyundai Kona small SUV has fallen short of a five-star safety rating in Australia … Read more

2024 Volkswagen Amarok price to rise as safety gap plugged

The cheapest Volkswagen Amarok ute has filled a gap in its safety roster – alongside price rises for the entire range on new orders placed from February, and drive-away deals on run-out stock. View 11 images View 11 images PreviousNext The 2024 Volkswagen Amarok will face price rises of up to $3000 for orders placed next month … Read more

The Best 3-Wheeled Motorcycles, Ranked By Reliability And Safety

Motorcycle riders have it rough when it comes to getting any real, concrete reliability and safety ratings for our bikes. And it’s especially so for trike users. Just about the only real recent, unbiased test comes from a Consumer Report study, done back in 2015. And even though that’s fairly recent as far as comprehensive … Read more

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