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Tired tyres? Go ahead, it’s your life at stake!

Take five to read this, perhaps live longer Gerotek demo shows bad-tyre perils Tyre maintenance vital for everybody JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lack of care for vehicles tyres continues to be a huge cause of crashes on SA's roads. Plainly put, if your tyres are stuffed then very likely you will be too. Drill it… Continue reading Tired tyres? Go ahead, it’s your life at stake!

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Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

Riding protection on and off-road Full-body impact-absorbtion Nothing to be fitted to the motorcycle BMW Motorrad launches Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry by Alpinestars. Street Airbag System for improved motorcycling safety. MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorrad is launching its Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced motor-cycle crash-bag system that clailms to give comprehensive upper-body protection… Continue reading Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

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Driverless cars: An expert’s opinion for 25 years on

• Dedicated motorway lanes on way • Eight million ‘connected’ cars in UK by 2020 • Kia does future-gaze after 25 years in UK LONDON, England - Kia, to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the UK, has commissioned a report that looks at the predicted motoring industry over the next 25 years. Here are some… Continue reading Driverless cars: An expert’s opinion for 25 years on

Volvo's first autonomous car for private public use. Image: Newspress/Volvo Cars
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Volvo goes ‘public’ with autonomous-car testing

Start of real-world autonomous testing Ordinary families to use full-auto XC90 First unit ready for mystery household GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Volvo Cars has officially launched Drive Me, describing it as "the world’s most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving experiment" and presenting an autonomous Volvo XC90 SUV as the first unit.. The car was completed… Continue reading Volvo goes ‘public’ with autonomous-car testing

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Queasy does it! Simulator throws up answer to car-sickness

LONDON, England - More and more people are using in-car video screens and tablets and their number will grow as more and more autonomous (self-driving) cars reach the roads - and the old problem of car sickness looks likely to come back. Why? Because instead of concentrating on the driving or, in the case of passengers the… Continue reading Queasy does it! Simulator throws up answer to car-sickness

Let kids be kids in the car. Image: IAM Roadsmart
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Driving with children: Please, let them be little

Tips for long-distance with kids Let them be - have fun listening! Check the legal conditions By RICHARD GLADMAN IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Driving with young children can be stressful when trying to keep an eye on both them and the road. This week is back-to-school for many and a new… Continue reading Driving with children: Please, let them be little

Image: Newspress/Young Driver Motor Cars
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Firefly: Hot news for sub-teen learner drivers!

Out of the pram and into the Firefly Driving tuition for pre-schoolers 'Mommy, can I drive myself to creche?' LONDON, England - What is believed to be the first battery-car especially for five- to 10-year-olds has been released. It's called Firefly and was birthed by a division of Young Driver in the UK. Young Driver… Continue reading Firefly: Hot news for sub-teen learner drivers!

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Being driven to distraction? Here’s what to do…

LONDON, England - The Roadsmart division of the UK's Institute of Advanced Motorists has created three short videos common driving distractionsl. They feature Formula 1 test-driver Darren Turner and cover children, cellphones and pets. Turner attempts to drive an Aston Martin racing simulator around a virtual circuit while contending with a barking dog, ringing cellphone… Continue reading Being driven to distraction? Here’s what to do…

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Three ways to avoid ‘distracted driving’

LONDON, England - The Roadsmart division of the UK's Institute of Advanced Motorists has created three short videos common driving distractions. They feature Formula 1 test-driver Darren Turner and cover children, cellphones and pets. Turner attempts to drive an Aston Martin racing simulator around a virtual circuit while contending with a barking dog, ringing cellphone… Continue reading Three ways to avoid ‘distracted driving’

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Truck checks expose roadgoing killers

13 trucks tested – 11 trucks failed Just a training exercise - but horror results No brakes, forged licences, exposed OFF COMES THE ROAD LICENCE: This truck won't be back on the road until al its faults are corrected. And, The Corner hopes, its owner severely punished. Image: FleetWatch By PATRICK O'LEARY, FleetWatch magazine Here's a… Continue reading Truck checks expose roadgoing killers