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IIHS Archives - Car Safety Rules

How the US is driving crash prevention technology development

May 30, 2014 |

Crash prevention technology, particularly autonomous emergency braking (AEB), has the potential to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries by around 27%. Read More

Latest IIHS results show how attitudes to safety technologies are changing

May 29, 2014 |

It’s less than a year since new cars started to earn extra points in their safety ratings for fitting crash prevention technologies. In the US, the IIHS Read More

Small overlap test exposes gaps in some midsize SUVs protection

April 8, 2014 |

A year and a half after its introduction, the US small overlap test is continuing to challenge manufacturers in the US. In the latest round of tests by the Read More

Which crash test and safety rating should buyers trust most?

September 17, 2013 | 4

Crash tests check the safety of new cars. A new “small overlap” crash test just introduced in the US by the IIHS is exposing weaknesses in some cars – intrusions Read More

Crash tests show what happens when young drivers make a common error

August 10, 2013 |

The latest crash test results from the US show what happens when young drivers in small cars make a common mistake. Few cars are designed to protect against  Read More

IIHS: Motor vehicle safety improvements should be global

July 5, 2013 | 2

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published an article in the latest issue of its Status Report highlighting the inequalities in vehicle safety Read More

US car safety organisation plans to promote driver assist systems

February 14, 2013 | 4

The US pioneered independent consumer crash testing back in the 1970s to promote advances in car design that would reduce road deaths and improve safety. Fatalities have fallen consistently Read More