Audi A6 Aces Crash Tests, Surprises No One

Audi A6 Aces Crash Tests, Surprises No One
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Safety, apparently it’s important to a lot of people. Who knew? Aside from elegant design and a top-notch interior Audi A6 drivers have something else to crow about; the Bavarian four-door just received a five-star rating from the folks at U.S. NCAP, the highest score available. Continue Reading...

Euro NCAP Demands Automatic Front Braking for Five-Stars

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Euro NCAP Demands Automatic Front Braking for Five-Stars
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Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is slowly working its way into more and more cars at a lower price point, and now the Euro NCAP safety ratings bureau has announced that starting in 2014, cars will have to include AEB as standard equipment if they hope to gain a five-star safety rating.  Continue Reading...

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results
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The Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) has just released its latest crash test results of 10 2011 models, and nine vehicles take top spots by earning five star ratings. Coming out on top are the Audi A6, the BMW X3, the Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Orlando, the Citroën DS5, the Hyundai i40, the… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Gets Five Star Crash Test Rating In Europe

Nissan Leaf Gets Five Star Crash Test Rating In Europe
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The Nissan Leaf became the first EV to get a five star crash test rating from the Euro NCAP program, after scoring well in all categories involving passenger safety, on-board safety systems and pedestrian safety. Also notable was the car’s lithium-ion battery system, which according to Nissan “completely withstood all the impacts.” “The Nissan Leaf proves that… Continue Reading...

Fully Defeatable Electronic Stability Control Targeted by European Safety Agency

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Fully Defeatable Electronic Stability Control Targeted by European Safety Agency
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Electronic stability control systems save lives. That’s a fact. And as a result every vehicle now sold in the U.S. comes with a stability control system. But only a fraction of cars sold come with full defeatable ESC – the type that lets you shut off all the electronic nannies and hand the tail end… Continue Reading...