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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

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

US crash test exposes weakness in Prius, Europe unlikely to adopt test

January 3, 2013 |

The Toyota Prius has performed badly in a new test by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Most US midsize cars are already achieving reasonable Read More

Safety researcher calls for Europe to adopt different crash tests to the US

December 21, 2012 |

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has released more results for its new small overlap test. This severe test shows what happens when a car Read More