In-car safety features one of the fastest growing trends

Safety features for cars have certainly improved and advanced over the last thirty years. From seat belts and airbags to headrests, anti-lock brake systems, traction and electronic stability control, and many more – each of these advancements has been aimed at reducing the number of fatalities, or the severity of injuries, in the unfortunate event that a driver and passengers are involved in a collision. And, these advancements are continuous.

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Can you put a price on your personal safety?

In this high crime environment, it is crucial to subscribe to a vehicle tracking service to give you a sense of security and peace of mind. Tailored to enhance personal safety, these solutions vary from basic vehicle tracking to advanced telematics and personal safety services. You need to select a tracking system that best suits your individual needs. Do you require a tracking system to monitor young adults using the family car? Do you need a tracking system for on-road security? Do you want the convenience of an automated logbook provided by the tracking system?

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SA’s road safety record still poor

Statistics show that there are three major causes of accidents on South African roads, namely distracted drivers, speed, and driving under the influence of alcohol - all driver behaviour related causes. And while it may seem cliché, speed does kill - it is the leading cause of accidents on the roads.

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#Trending: Driverless cars – yes/no?

The way people move around – particularly in cities and urban nodes - is primed for dramatic change. We can already see how living in a digitally connected society is opening the door for new business models, where companies like Uber and Taxify, for example, are changing traditional mobility patterns. However, there is also much excitement around further tech innovations in the form of artificial intelligence, connectivity, and autonomy that are on the horizon - and one much-anticipated by-product of all this is the roll-out of autonomous vehicles (AVs) or driverless cars.

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GPS Tracking Explained

From humble beginnings, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking has evolved into an integral part of our lives and plays a pivotal role in how we keep our vehicles, and our families, safe. But where did it come from, what does it do and how can it offer you safety and assistance in today’s modern age?

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How Is Your Vision?

It’s no question that having good eyesight is important for the safety of all motorists and road users. You need to be able to judge distances, read road signs and traffic lights and respond to changes in your environment quickly and efficiently.

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Pothole Assist by Matrix Protect allows motorists to overcome pothole pitfalls

Pothole damage to your car can be extremely expensive to repair. According to an article released by KHPlant, in Johannesburg, an average of 1,000 potholes are being reported to the authorities on a weekly basis. The city claims that it fixes up to 4,500 potholes each month, while the City of Cape Town reportedly spends more that R110 million per year repairing 250 potholes per week. Despite these efforts, potholes are prevalent on South Africa’s roads.

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Electric cars pique interest as the fuel price continues to rise

Since the beginning of time, South African motorists have traditionally preferred the internal combustion engine, as it provides outstanding drivability and durability. But in the wake of the latest fuel price increase in October 2018, many South African consumers are now considering an alternative type of transport, and that alternative is electric.

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