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Ford goes back to the future to keep drivers safe

Ford gores back to the future

Engineers at Ford have come up with a modern twist on a technique used by medieval blacksmiths to help protect knights in armour from the crashing blows of their opponents. Using giant furnaces, robots and 3,000 Degrees C lasers, the first fully automated ‘hot-forming’ process is shaping and cutting parts …

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Autonomous driving hype ‘confusing’ drivers

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

New research suggests that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a self-driving car immediately. The #TestingAutomation study, commissioned by Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global NCAP, discovered potentially dangerous false impressions around the apparent self-driving capability of new cars and the safe usage of highway assist …

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Living with a Kia Sportage

Living with a Kia Sportage

Kia’s going from strength to strength and much of that success is down to one SUV – the Sportage. It accounted for a whopping 39,683 of the South Korean company’s record-breaking total UK sales of 93,222 in 2017. We all know the SUV/crossover sector is booming, but the Sportage stands …

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Revealed: the 10 safest cars of 2017

Honda Civic - side crash test Nov 2017

The safest new cars of 2017 have been revealed, ahead of judging to discover which is the overall winner of the hotly contested What Car? Safety Award 2018 title. Thatcham Research’s 10-car-car longlist for the award will now go forward to a panel of expert judges who will decide on …

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Top 10 car buying considerations

Mini forecourt

Car safety is not on the shopping list for the majority of car buyers, according to new research from the Co-op Insurance. Only 4% of UK motorists placed car safety at the top of their buying criteria, in the survey of UK motorists. However, despite this, nore than three-quarters (77%) …

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Motorists urged to choose safety tech

Stop The Crash - Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) demo

Looking to buy a new car? The #STOPTHECRASH campaign is urging you to ask three key life-saving questions before choosing which one to buy… 1. What Euro NCAP test rating does this car have? 2. Is Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted to this car – and is it standard? 3. …

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Renault Scenic’s 20th birthday

Renault Scenic

Renault is celebrating 20 years of the game-changing Scenic compact MPV. The award-winning Renault Scenic compact MPV was launched in 1996 and nearly five million have been sold during its 20-year production run. Now the success story is set to continue in 2016 with unveiling of fourth-generation model at 2016 …

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Kia Sportage review

Kia Sportage

The Sportage crossover SUV is a big deal for Kia. In 2015 the outgoing version achieved its best ever UK sales, accounting for more than a quarter of the Korean company’s entire UK sales. Kia is ambitious and the all-new fourth-generation Sportage is central to those plans. So, not only …

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Safest new cars revealed

Volvo XC90

These are the safest new cars on the road today, according to official safety authority, Euro NCAP. Read on for Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class award winners, based on crash tests of more than 40 new cars carried out during 2015… Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class winners Large off-road: Volvo XC90 The best performing large …

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