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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

Cars must fit new technology to stop hitting kids

November 25, 2013 | 1

With car companies starting to finalise their plans for 2016, the question on the minds of engineers is: how good will our brake and safety camera systems have to be? Read More

Crash prevention technology put to the test as car safety gets smarter

October 29, 2013 |

If a car company gives Euro NCAP a car, it’s normally a safe bet that the vehicle will end up in pieces. Up until now, the only way to test car safety has been to strap in a Read More

Crash prevention technologies to get safety ratings in US and Europe

September 27, 2013 |

New tests for crash prevention technologies by Euro NCAP and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US will make it easier for consumers to understand 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

BMW calls for better ways to assess driver assist technologies

September 9, 2013 |

Speaking about crash avoidance technologies at the ESV conference in Seoul, BMW’s head of safety, Klaus Kompass called for better ways to assess cars’ safety. Read More

How crash testing changed car design

September 6, 2013 | 3

Back in the 1980s, cars didn’t have to pass the same safety tests as today. The front impact protection was tested just by crashing the car into a solid wall. Read More

SEAT Leon becomes Latin America’s first five-star safety car

July 30, 2013 |
For Latin American families who want to travel in safety, the car to buy is the SEAT Leon. Latin NCAP’s latest round of crash tests included six cars with the SEAT Leon Nuevo Read More