Articles about Car Safety

The unit tested was from the Indian market
The Suzuki Ertiga is a car that ticks plenty of the right boxes. This seven-seat Japanese MPV is stylish, drives reasonably well, and features a practical and cozy interior. In terms of safety, though, the vehicle could use a little improvement.
Simple but effective
Sometimes, the solution to a problem is a lot simpler than you think. Here's proof that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with a quick fix: An eighth-grade student in the US has devised a way
A step in the right direction
It's a fact known among motorists and commuters alike that Metro Manila's roads aren't the safest out there. Forget about stats-just try going around the city for a day, whether by driving or commuting, and you'll see
The kickoff event marks the program’s 12th year in the Philippines
We've said it time and again: Driving is more than just getting from point A to B. There are a lot of different factors that should be considered when one sits behind the wheel. There are more risks than you think,
And more stressful, too
If you often drive with your fur buddy riding shotgun in the front seat, you may want to reconsider. A recent study by Volvo shows that doing so minus the presence of restraints is significantly more unsafe, more distracting, and more stressful
Part of the company’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2020
Volvo has always been known for advocating road safety. In case you didn't know yet, the three-point safety belt that has already saved millions of lives since it was first used by the Swedish carmaker in 1959.Today, Volvo continues
Should cars have this feature?
Don't you just hate getting T-boned? We sure do. But in the future, the act of getting sideswiped may be a teeny-weeny bit less painful.It's all thanks to ZF, well-known manufacturer of deliciously smooth eight-speed
Will this convince you to choose the brand?
The Toyota Alphard isn't just as plush as its price tag suggests-you're getting a lot of safety for your money, too.Toyota's luxury minivan recently passed Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash testing with flying colors, receiving
Safety is also a major factor for the brand’s success
Subaru's high-performance vehicles feature top-of-the-line technology that not only enhances the overall driver experience, but improves the safety of the vehicle as well. As a matter of fact, the Japanese carmaker recently merited top ratings in the
And USB ports that won’t work unless you’re buckled up
As you might have guessed, this is no ordinary Mercedes-Benz GLE. The ESF 2019 is in fact the latest in a long line of the German carmaker's 'Experimental Safety Vehicles,' one that aims to give us "an insight into the
Do you own one of these models?
A mass-market label doesn't necessarily mean a car is any less safe than its more premium counterparts. Toyota-which is one of the most attainable brands in the Philippine market-is proof of this.Most of the Japanese carmaker's
Has it really come to this?
If you often find yourself plying Manila's streets in the wee hours of the morning, no doubt you've come across the sight of cars coasting down the road at a snail's pace, trying with all their might to maintain
The Japanese already do this
Volvo cars are some of the safest in the business. This is, after all, a brand that prides itself on safety almost more than anything, and today it shows in how its products are built and the tech inside them.Still, this
Better safe than sorry
Still haven't had your Nissan's airbags checked? You probably should. Nissan Philippines is again calling on owners of select models to bring their units in for preventive maintenance. And yes, this is still stemming from the Takata fiasco a few
This is one sturdy sedan
The ASEAN NCAP crash test results of the all-new Toyota Camry are in, and the Japanese executive sedan passed with flying colors.The Camry finished testing with a total adult occupant protection score of 35.31 points. That's 15.31
How have the NCAP tests changed over the years
It isn't for the purposes of adolescent glee that the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) flings perfectly good cars at exceptionally solid objects, and vice-versa. Over the past two decades, car-crash fatalities have dropped from around 60,000 a
This could save lives
Hyundai has just announced the development of new safety tech that could revolutionize airbags as we know them. The Korean carmaker is planning to eventually mass-market the world's first multi-collision airbag system.In a multi-collision accident, the primary
The tech is called ‘Guardian’
A lot of the new safety tech coming out these days focuses on taking crash-avoidance decisions and actions away from the driver, and instead putting the vehicle's fate in the hands of machines. Autonomous this, autonomous that-it's almost
You could save a lot of money
Whether it's New Year, Chinese New Year, or any other festive occasion, we Filipinos enjoy a good fireworks show. But we should all know to be careful when one is taking place-we've all seen those horror stories of people
And another model received four stars
Yes, you read that right. Indian cars may not have the most stellar reputation in our country, but an Indian-made model has just earned itself a five-star safety rating from the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP).The Tata
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