InspectaCar driving collection of used kiddieseats – got one?

Join the drive! Used-vehicle dealer seeking kiddie-seats Yours outgrown their juvenile restraints? Pass it on Condition immaterial – Inspectacar will have refurbished JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Research by the American Automobile Association (AAA) has shown using car-seat restraints and special five-strapped mini-seats for children are best to prevent serious injury or even death. Peggie Mars, founder…

Here’s a challenge SA: Driving schools for pre-teens are real

43% of drivers want compulsory motorway lessons Talking driving etiquette and how to open a door Pre-teen driving instruction for safer road users LONDON, England – Research by the under-17 Young Driver organisation asked 1000 licensed drivers in the UK which elements of driving they thought should be emphasised during driving lesso. Using a cellphone…

Lambo to the slaughter: R3.5m supercar trashed on UK freeway

LONDON, England – Not the best thing to happen to anybody just before Christmas… but the good news is that the driver survived and, The Corner hopes, turned up back home for Christmas lunch. The R3.5-million Lamborghini sports car crashed in daylight off the M62 freeway which crosses England from Liverpool in the north-west to…

Choose the right tyres – and get the most out of them

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Tyres. Four patches the size of an adult human hand, all that there is, essentially, between you and a permanent parking place. The lack thereof is one of the major causes of high-speed crashes – indeed, a recent taxi check caught a people-carrier with four bald tyres. Bald? Yep, it means totally…

‘Intelligent’ tyre monitors good for six years or 600 000km

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa –  MAN Automotive SA has selected Continental’s Intelligent Tyres fitted with ContiPressureCheck for its premium range of EfficientLine trucks. The deal will permit real-time monitoring of tyre performance, pressure and temperature so fleet managers and drivers will be able to reduce downtime and improve operating efficiency. Continental Tyre SA’s Darren Voges told…

JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…

US lists Honda ‘better choices’ for teen drivers

US institute lists older Hondas ‘Best choices’ Four more models listed as ‘Good Choices’ Vehicle crashes leading killer of US teenagers NEW YORK – A number of used Honda vehicles have been recognised by America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as better choices for teenage drivers. IIHS research suggests the type of vehicle has a…

One day, there might be no more stopping for red lights

Ford exploring how to choreograph junction traffic Plan follows how sentient being handle crowds Average UK driver spends two days a year at lights COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine a world where crossing a busy road junction no longer requires observance of a red light, when the only reason to stop your car is reaching your destination….

Growling Jaguar switches to a whine for battery i-Pace

Audible assistance praised by guide-dog group Spacecraft-movie engine sounds were tested… …reality is a whine that increases with speed CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Silence is not always golden… particularly for the visually impaired as they try to get around their neighbourhood and even farther afield. The arrival of mostly silent battery-powered cars, motor-cycles and,…

Look out, eye-tests about: UK cracks down on vision

Instant roadside driving ban in sight Can YOU read a vehicle licence plate at 20m? Five instant checks can have you banned LONDON, England – Three police forces in Englang are begun roadside eyesight tests that could immediately confiscate driving licences – yes, at the roadside. The British Institute of Advanced Motoring organisation RoadSmart has…

MasterTips: Is current autocruise too dangerous?

Some írksome, others called ‘dangerous’ No consistency between tested vehicles Some models failed to respond to parked vehicle Just when many road safety ‘experts’ are beginning to feel that autonomous vehicles will address this issue ”once and for all” others are questioning it. Insurers in the US believe adaptive cruise control is unsafe. – SA…