After several safety tests carried out by Euro NCAP, the most extensive crash-testing programme in Europe.
The results of the 7 most safest cars for sale are as follows:
Is the new Stig a woman? Speculation has increased since the airing of Sunday nights Tog Gear show where the new Stig appears for the first time on our TV screens, but unlike the previous driver this one is very small in height and build.
When Jeremy Clarkson was asked who the Stig was he replied “People are always asking me who The Stig is (more…)
Aston Martin has finally revealed some information about their small luxury cit ycar the Aston Martin Cygnet, which goes into production this April. Car Compare News did a story on the Cygnet back in October 2010, but today we can finally reveal some of the specs that will be available when it is launched this year.
How would you fancy being able to drive down the motorway and while still being able to look up used cars on Car Compare while also having a cup of tea or coffee? Well thanks to new technology we could see this happen within the next few years.
The term is called “Platooning” which means driving along motorways in tight, electronically-controlled convoys.
The first demonstration of this development was carried out at the Volvo Proving Ground in Sweden by the EU-backed project SARTRE. Their goal is to allow cars to cruise in groups along motorways. The convoys will be lead by a leading car (more…)
The Ford Focus was the number one selling car in Ireland for 2010, and if you thought Ford couldn’t improve on existing then you were wrong. The new Ford Focus model is everything and more to its predecessors.
Some of the new electronic features the new car will have are lane-keeping assist that steers the car back on track along motorways, torque vectoring that brakes the inside front wheel and apportions engine torque in hard corners to aid stability and collision (more…)
Many people have safety fears regarding new electric cars. With questions like, are these new cars as strong structurally as standard cars? Is it dangerous to have such high voltage batteries and cables under your bonnet in case of collision?
Well at the Detroit Auto Show, Volvo has come up with an unusual approach to answer these questions. The car company have displayed a crashed new Volvo C30 electric car. The reason for this, they claim it to be a “very visual approach to future safety”.
Stefan Jacoby, President & CEO of Volvo Cars says “We are the first car maker in the world to show what a truly safe electric car (more…)
Be careful what you are thinking because soon Ferrari’s will be able to read your mind.
Big Brother aka Ferrari could soon unveil their new onboard system that will be able to read the mental and physical state of the driver and change the cars settings accordingly.
The system is in very early development but it uses onboard cameras and sensors to measure the driver’s respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, blink rate and brain activity. From gathering all this information it then determines your stress levels, and alertness and then automatically adjusts the chassis for either (more…)
Statistics released form the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that 2010 showed a 55% increase in new car sales compared to the previous year. That’s 88,373 new cars sold in 2010 compared to 39,767 in 2009.
The government scrappage scheme played a huge part in this increase of car sales and it generated an extra €109 million in government revenue and even more importantly their was an increase of 3,500 in the number of people employed in the car industry.
The director-general of the SIMI Alan Nolan said the extension of the scrappage scheme until June 30 this year will mean even more new car sales (more…)
Buying a new or second hand car is a huge investment for most people. Although buying a second hand car will save you allot of money compared to buying a brand new one, it is imperative you do your research before you buy otherwise it might cost you allot more money down the line than you anticipated.
Before you even begin to do your research, make sure you have a good idea of what you are looking for in your second hand car. Do you have a big family do you need a people carrier? Do you want a diesel because it’s more fuel efficient or do you want an automatic because you do allot of city driving? These are all questions you need (more…)