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49IIHS introduces new test for avoiding crashes, not surviving them [w/videos]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is once again looking to improve how it rates new cars in order to make it easier for shoppers to buy the safest cars on the market. In addition to recent test additions like the roof crush and small overlap frontal crash, the IIHS will now be adding collision avoidance technologies to its criteria for attaining a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

20Volvo City Safety System gets thumbs up from NHTSA, IIHS [w/video]

Volvo just got a major thumbs up in the safety department. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have stated that the automaker's City Safety technology helps reduce, and even prevent, low-speed collisions. In fact, the IIHS noted that users of City Safety wind up filing nearly 30 percent less at-fault claims.

51Video: Volvo suffers another auto-stop safety system failure in public fashion

Volvo V60 Pedestrian Detection test failures – Click above to watch the videos

46VIDEO: Autoblog tries out Volvo City Safety on boss's BMW

Autoblog tries Volvo City Safety on XC60 – Click above to watch video after the jump

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