VW Golf awarded five star safety rating despite ‘critical’ rear door failure


The new Volkswagen Golf has earned top marks for safety by Euro NCAP, even though one of its doors opened during crash tests.
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VW Sharan door falls off in Euro NCAP crash test


The Volkswagen Sharan MPV has been awarded a commendable safety score by Euro NCAP, even though one of the car's doors fell off in crash tests.
Ford Focus ST smart key fob keyless start and entry upgrade

Motion sensor fobs 'short term' fix for thefts


Motion sensor key fobs may not be the panacea motorists were hoping for after they were described as a short term fix.

Mixed results in first new car keyless tech tests


In tests conducted by Thatcham Research, nearly two thirds of the assessed vehicles were found to be susceptible to keyless car thefts.

Fiat Panda scores zero stars in crash test


The Fiat Panda Panda has been awarded one of the worst scores in Euro NCAP crash test history, with a zero-star safety rating.
Motorists warned of over-reliance on automated driver assist technologies

Motorists warned of reliance on driver assists


Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP have highlighted the risks of relying on driver aids, after tests showed the assists vary wildly from car to car.
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Safety body warns of 'self-driving' misinformation


The UK car safety body Thatcham Research has warned the misinformation on autonomous cars is "lulling drivers into a false sense of security".