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BMW X1 gets top safety award from IIHS

BMW X1 gets top safety award from IIHS

The second generation of BMW’s smallest SUV has been rewarded with “Top Safety Pick+”, the highest rating given by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Similar to the first generation, the new X1 earned good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, but […]

A new study underlines the benefits of active safety systems

A new study underlines the benefits of active safety systems

Active safety systems, such as the emergency auto-braking, could greatly improve the number of accidents, according to a new IIHS study. Safety regulators are speeding up their efforts to impose new rules that could greatly decrease the number of traffic fatalities. And safety active systems are playing a crucial role […]

IIHS expands car centre worth $30 million

IIHS expands car centre worth $30 million

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States, an influential industry-funded group which looks that automakers build safer cars, has just opened a $30 million expansion of its auto test centre. The massive-looking facility is located about 100 miles from Washington, D.C., it has a 115-foot-high covered five-acre […]

IIHS Presents Result of the 40-mph Frontal-Impact Crash Test

IIHS Presents Result of the 40-mph Frontal-Impact Crash Test

Today, August 14th, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced the results of its latest crash testing method, a 40-mph frontal-impact crash test. The test was made on some of the most known entry luxury sedans, to see how efficiently they protect the passengers during a 40-mph frontal-impact crash. The […]

Child Seats Hard to Install in Most Vehicles

Child Seats Hard to Install in Most Vehicles

A recently released study shows that only a fifth of the 2010 and 2011 model vehicles were build so parents can easily install child safety seats. Last year in the U.S. seven models, Toyota Sienna XLE minivan included among them, did not have any of the three characteristics that make […]

IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors for 2012 Buick Verano

IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors for 2012 Buick Verano

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2012 Buick Verano a 2012 Top Safety Pick. “Buick is building state-of-the-art crash protection into every model from the ground up,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund. “This means the best overall protection in the most common kinds of crashes, along with standard […]

2012 Safest Cars list

2012 Safest Cars list

Every year, car companies constantly work to innovate and make their cars better and safer for the driver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Wednesday said it has awarded Top Safety Picks to a record 115 vehicles for model year 2012. The ratings, which cover all four of the […]