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Race car slams into crowd at Malta car show

By Deeq on 07 Nov 2015 in Super cars, Motorshow, Safety

At least 26 people were injured on Sunday Oct 4, 2015, after a car smashed into a group of spectators at a motor show in Luqa, Malta.

The Porsche 918 Spyder, driven by a British businessman, appeared to spin out of control as he was driving at high speed along an airport runway used for the event.
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Yet another LaFerrari Crash, this time in Hungary

By Deeq on 04 Nov 2015 in Super cars, Safety

Attached Image One LaFerrari driver ended up driving it into three other cars in Budapest over the weekend. According to news reports, the driver emerged from a Ferrari dealership in the Hungarian capital and moments later lost control of the car.
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The difference between fake and real wheels

By Faiming_low on 31 Oct 2015 in Safety, Videos

Attached Image Mercedes Australia has conducted a test to show just how big of a difference there is between genuine alloy wheels and the fake ones.
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Tyre blowouts at speed ain't no fun

By Faiming_low on 26 Oct 2015 in Advice, Safety, Videos

Attached Image Ever wonder how does a tyre blowout look like? We have the answer here for you and after watching it, chances are you will want to swap the old tyres on your car for some new ones.
tyre, mustang, ford

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This bridge is a truck killer

By Deeq on 28 Aug 2015 in Safety, Other blogs

The East Street Railroad Bridge in Massachusetts, United States, offers a vertical clearance of just 10-feet-six-inches, and it's the bane of inattentive truck drivers around the region. Try to drive under with a vehicle that's too tall, and you'll end up with the world's fastest convertible conversion for your van.
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Casey Stoner crashes at Suzuka, breaks leg and shoulder

By Deeq on 29 Jul 2015 in Motorsports, Safety

As a 2 time MotoGP World Champion before retiring from the series in 2012 at the top of his game, there's no doubt that Casey Stoner is an incredibly talented racer. However, the unfortunate truth is that even the best riders eventually crash when pushing hard around a circuit. That just happened to Stoner during the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours when a mechanical fault forced him into a horrible crash.
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Nurburgring stops manufacturers from attempting lap records

By Faiming_low on 22 Jun 2015 in Safety, Other News

Attached Image According to carscoopsthe management group of the Nurburgring Nordschleife has banned car companies from attempting and publishing record lap times in the Green Hell and has since imposed speed limits and other restrictions in high-speed sectors of the circuit.
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This Vacuum Brake System might be the next big thing in braking technology

By Faiming_low on 21 Jun 2015 in New technology, Safety

Attached Image Most drivers on the road are just not good drivers, me included. Thankfully with the help of the safety-obsessed Swedish over at Autoliv, they might be way get around bad drivers.
autoliv, vacuum, braking system

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Hyundai patents speed bump detection technology

By Deeq on 21 Jun 2015 in New technology, Safety, Other blogs

Attached Image Hyundai has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a speed bump detection system, comprising GPS, camera and multiple sensors that identify and measure an oncoming speed bump’s height, width and curvature. If the vehicle is going too fast, a warning message is sent to the driver to slow down.
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Airbags for cyclist. Will you want one?

By Faiming_low on 02 Jun 2015 in Safety, Videos

Attached Image Airbags in cars? Nothing new. What about airbags for the cyclist?
airbags, cyclist, hovding

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This is not how you should demonstrate Volvo's Pedestrian Detection System

By Faiming_low on 26 May 2015 in New technology, Safety, Videos

Attached Image No matter what car manufacturers invent in order to maximize road safety and minimize accident hazards, accidents will still happen as long as humans are in the equation.
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Helmet cam likely weakened Schumacher's crash helmet?

By Deeq on 19 Oct 2014 in Motorsports, Safety, Other News

Attached Image Following a nearly ten-month long investigation, authorities now believe that Michael Schumacher's helmet-mounted camera may have played a role in the severity of the Formula 1 champ's injuries that resulted from a December 2013 skiing accident.
 
Schumacher's skiing equipment from the day of the crash has tested out defect-free, but there is new speculation that a camera attached to the racing driver's helmet may have weakened the overall structure.
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Just how sturdy the new XC90 is (VIDEO)

By Nic_low on 07 Sep 2014 in New model, New technology, Safety

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Volvo is renowned for making cars which are some of the safest in the industry, and the marque isn't just going to rest on its laurels. As soon as it has shown us the all new XC90 - its best-selling seven-seater SUV, it released a crash test video that demonstrates just how strong (or how safe) the new car is.
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Paraplegic woman suing GM over 3rd degree seat-heater burns

By Deeq on 23 Aug 2014 in Safety, Other News, Other blogs

Attached Image A quick Google search for "danger of heated seats" reveals any number of news stories about burn risks and the potential for damage to the potency, of men. For most of us, though, we know when a heated seat gets too hot. 26-year-old Emma Verrill doesn't have that luxury.
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Mercedes reveals bulletproof S-Class S-Guard edition

By Deeq on 08 Aug 2014 in New technology, Safety

Attached Image If you operate in a position where you are likely to be shot at most violently - say, high-ranking government official, corporate bigwig, or a hated under-aged Canadian pop sensation - then please meet the Mercedes S600 ‘Guard'.
 
Essentially, it's a bullet- and bomb-proof Mercedes - literally bomb-proof - that will prevent your body from developing nasty, painful holes.
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Smart ForTwo takes on S-Class in head-on crash test

By Deeq on 23 Jul 2014 in Safety

Attached Image Daimler is celebrating the recent Smart unveiling by slamming the new ForTwo head-on into a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Both the diminutive city car and the full-size luxury sedan are brought up to 50 km/h and aligned for a 50-percent front overlap, demonstrating the integrity of the ForTwo's 'Tridion' safety cell as the car strikes another vehicle weighing more than twice as much.
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Hyundai shows off Genesis safety tech in 'Empty Car Convoy' stunt video

By Deeq on 04 Jul 2014 in New model, New technology, Safety

Hyundai has tasked a team of stunt drivers to help demonstrate the automated safety features on the 2015 Genesis sedan.

A promotional video shows six sedans piloted by different drivers, including famous stuntman Buddy Joe Hooker, as they travel around Hyundai's Mojave Desert test track.
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