Audi e-tron becomes first EV to score maximum safety rating

It received the maximum score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after being assessed across six different crash tests

Driverless car crash – who’s responsible?

The three-year review will examine legal obstacles to the widespread introduction of self-driving vehicles before being rolled out in the UK

Helicopter heading back from oil platform crashes

A helicopter heading back from an oil field off the coast of Norway crashed outside of Bergen. Statoil said the CHC helicopter was carrying 13 people. It was en route from the Gullfaks B platform to Bergen. The oil and gas company said in a statement: “Statoil has temporarily grounded all equivalent traffic helicopters. The […]

Total CEO dies in Moscow jet crash

French oil company Total’s chief executive Christophe de Margerie has been killed in a crash at an airport in Russia. The private jet is said to have collided with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport last night. According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the snow plough driver was “drunk”. Three crew members were also in […]

Another oil train derails and ignites in Canada

Yet another oil train has ignited after derailing in Canada, one of a series of accidents for the crude oil by rail sector in North America. The train came off the tracks in New Brunswick on Tuesday evening and though no one was injured, residents of nearby village Plaster Rock were evacuated, reported Reuters. A […]

Oil train ablaze after collision in the US

An oil train was set ablaze in the US state of North Dakota yesterday after a collision with another freight train carrying grain. Plumes of black smoke and a fireball were seen after the crash and residents within a five mile radius were advised to evacuate their homes. No injuries were reported. It is unclear […]