Toyota Updates its THUMS Virtual Crash Dummy Software

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. today release Version 6 of the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS*) virtual crash dummy software. Researched and developed for over 20 years by the two companies, THUMS simulates detailed…

Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Programme Equips Drivers in Malaysia with Training to Stay Safe

Ford and its local distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), recently hosted its third safe driver training this year to corporate partners and members of the public through Ford’s global Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme. The training sessions…

Repsol Honda Team riders promote safe riding in Malaysia

Repsol hosted its Repsol Honda Team’s Day at Sepang International Circuit featuring their global ambassadors, Marc Márquez – 7 Times World Champion- and Dani Pedrosa – 3 Times World Champion. The ambassadors promoted road awareness and personal safety to underprivileged…

The New Audi A6 achieves 5 stars in Euro NCAP

The new Audi A6 get top grades when it comes to passive safety — in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), one of the most important safety tests in Europe, it earned the highest rating of five stars. This…

Tesla rolls out a new update for their autopilot system

Tesla has recently been under fire with their autopilot system which was the cause of a recent crash that resulted in a death of the driver. Version 2018.21.9 was rolled out and the one key point of the update was…

Be a Positive Influence in the Passenger Seat With Ford

Stuck in traffic, your spouse decides to take the “quicker” route home but makes a wrong turn instead. “Now we will never get home!” you shout from the passenger seat. The children, safely buckled in the back seat, start to…

GoodYear Advisory: Stay Safe this Raya

[Advisory from GoodYear] As the Raya season approaches, Malaysians are gearing up to hit the road and reunite with their families to celebrate. According to the Royal Malaysian Police, the influx of traffic on the road results in up to…

Tesla is listed as one of the most dangerous US workplaces

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has published a report which puts Tesla on its DirtyDozen list which provides a review of the most dangerous US workplaces. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is dedicated to…

Shell Malaysia focuses on road safety for motorcyclists

One of the highest causes of deaths in Malaysia, in particular, is accidents and the majority of those relate to people on motorbikes. So it is no surprise that Shell Malaysia’s latest campaign for 2018 focuses on road safety among…

Volvo XC60 is Euro NCAP’s safest car in 2017

Volvo Cars’ XC60 has been crowned the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98% in the…

ASEAN NCAP: Honda CR-V Achieves 5-Star Rating

  Honda Malaysia has announced that the All-New Honda CR-V has achieved a full 5-Star rating with an overall score of 88.80 points in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP) and Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) in the new ASEAN…

Malaysians Sweep Top Driver Awards At Inaugural “Scania Driver Competitions” Southeast Asia 2016-2017!

  Since 2003 more than 350,000 truck drivers in nearly 50 countries have participated in Scania Driver Competitions (SDC) – the world’s largest truck and bus driving event – that focuses on increasing road-safety awareness, improving fuel consumption and minimising…

2017 Nissan Safety Campaign Is Back!

The second installment of the 2017 Nissan Safety Campaign is back and will be conducted simultaneously with ETCM’s Nationwide Test Drive Carnival, to educate Malaysians on road safety knowledge through fun and creative activities. It will be held on 12 and 13 August 2017,…

BMW’s new pomelo inspired helmets

BMW has created a new helmet for their employees and it mimics a pomelo, or rather, inspired by it. The design was created by the BISS research project where BISS stands for Bio-Inspired Safety Systems. BISS is a consortium of…

Toyota and Global Institute Launch Joint Research Project To Enhance Safety in Motorsports

Toyota and the Global Institute for Motor Sport Safety (Global Institute)* have launched a 4-year research project using Toyota’s Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) with the aim of enhancing safety in motorsports. The joint research project covers research on…

ETCM Launches 2017 Nissan Safety Campaign

The Nissan Safety Campaign returns and this year it will be conducted simultaneously with ETCM’s Nationwide Test Drive Carnival. The first session out of 7 series will be held on 10 and 11 June 2017 in the following locations; Date…

2017 Kia Optima Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From IIHS

  Kia’s top-selling sedan, the 2017 Optima, has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash…

ETCM Extends Takata Airbag Recall To 52,707 Units Of Nissan Vehicles In Malaysia

Following the recent announcement made by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd on the initiation of further field actions for Takata Airbags Inflator which involves Nissan vehicles, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), the sole distributor and assembler of Nissan vehicles…

VIDEO: Old vs. New – 1998 Toyota Corolla Crash Tested With 2015 Model

It’s shocking really. ANCAP recently tested the crash worthiness of a 1998 Toyota Corolla against its newer counterpart from 2015, and the results were catastrophic for the older Corolla SEG. The improvements to structural integrity and occupant safety cannot be…

VIDEO: Why You Should Never Exit A Highway At The Last Minute!

  Well, apart from being cussed at and looking like an idiot, here’s a perfect example why it’s always a bad idea to leave your exit from a busy highway till the very last minute. It’s a mad sequence of…

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