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Six airbags to be made mandatory for cars from October 1
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Six airbags to be made mandatory for cars from October 1

The Minister also said that compulsory airbags are very important from a road safety point of view and that is why we made them mandatory for all cars including in the economic models too.

Minimum six airbags made mandatory in vehicles that carry up to eight passengers, says Gadkari
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Minimum six airbags made mandatory in vehicles that carry up to eight passengers, says Gadkari

Road Transport and Highways Minister said his ministry had already mandated the implementation of fitment of the driver airbag with effect from July 1, 2019 and front co-passenger airbag with effect from January 1, 2022.

Volvo issues recall for 195,000 more vehicles in the US to replace driver airbag inflator
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Volvo issues recall for 195,000 more vehicles in the US to replace driver airbag inflator

The latest recall posted Thursday by the NHTSA covers the Volvo XC70 and V70 wagons that were built between 22 February, 2000 through 4 May, 2007.

Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition launched in India starting at Rs 15.49 lakh
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Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition launched in India starting at Rs 15.49 lakh

Notable features in the car include 6.5-inch infotainment with Android Auto/Apple Carplay.

Airbags, rearview sensors, speed warning and other safety systems to be mandatory from Oct 2017
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Airbags, rearview sensors, speed warning and other safety systems to be mandatory from Oct 2017

If the Road Transport and Highways Ministry has its way, automakers could soon be forced to equip cars with airbags, rearview sensors, speed warning systems and more on their cars.

Toyota to undertake global recall of 2.86 million cars to fix faulty airbags
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Toyota to undertake global recall of 2.86 million cars to fix faulty airbags

The recall covers vehicles produced between April 2006 and August 2015, and includes the Japanese automaker's gasoline hybrid Prius model, the Auris compact hatchback and Corolla compact models

How safe is safe?
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How safe is safe?

Bajaj claims its Qute is safer than cars like the VW Polo

Bajaj Qute safety claims refuted by Volkswagen
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Bajaj Qute safety claims refuted by Volkswagen

The new quadricycle claimed to be safer than many hatchbacks sold in the country

Honda to recall 57,676 units of City, Jazz, Civic here to fix faulty airbags
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Honda to recall 57,676 units of City, Jazz, Civic here to fix faulty airbags

The recall will affect 49,572 units of City sedan made between January 2012 and June 2013 and 7,504 units of premium hatchback Jazz produced during February 2012 to February 2013, HCIL said in a statement.

Boost for passenger safety: Datsun Go T(O) with driver airbag launched in India at Rs 4.38 lakh
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Boost for passenger safety: Datsun Go T(O) with driver airbag launched in India at Rs 4.38 lakh

The company also claims that it has used higher sheet metal grade in its construction

Maruti has best ever calendar year in 2014 with sales at 11.48 lakh units
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Maruti has best ever calendar year in 2014 with sales at 11.48 lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India is confident of getting shareholder approval for the controversial Gujarat facility. What gives it this confidence, especially since institutional and some other shareholders protested vehemently against the move when it was first announced and even moved market regulator SEBI?

Honda, Mazda and Nissan issue car recalls over airbags
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Honda, Mazda and Nissan issue car recalls over airbags

Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp.

Ford Drives the All-New Fiesta Range to India
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Ford Drives the All-New Fiesta Range to India

Popular car manufacturer Ford, has brought the All-New Ford Fiesta to India today.