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

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #309
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    Lots of Audi diesels on the way, GM says 500,000 electric cars per year soon, Ford fiesta EcoBoost 1.0, NTSB wants more safety tech Episode #309 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and George Kennedy talk about the coming horde of new Audi diesels, the Ford ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #309 LIVE!
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    We record Autoblog Podcast #308 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream ...

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    Report: Ford, GM win Breakthrough Product awards from Popular Mechanics
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    Tucked between an avalanche airbag and a 3D desktop printer, a Ford engine and General Motors' crash avoidance system were named two of Popular Mechanics top 10 breakthrough technology award winners for 2012. Ford's three-cylinder 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine collected one of Pop Mech's honors by ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #290
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    Small pickup rumor for Chrysler, IIHS crash avoidance technology report, Jeep Wrangler death wobble Episode #290 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Chris, Dan, and Zach chat about the zombie-esque rumor of automakers considering a small pickup of some sort, the IIHS report about ...

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    Study: IIHS study says most crash avoidance tech actually working [w/video]
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    Are collision avoidance systems, automatic braking and adaptive headlights worth their extra cost? A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute says yes. Those three new automotive technologies seem to reduce crashes. Matt Moore, VP of HLDI says, "So far, forward collision technology is reducing ...

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    Mercedes developing video-based safety features
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    Mercedes-Benz has a long history of making cars safer, and the brand continues to spearhead a push to increase everyone's chances of survival. Mercedes currently has the Pre-Safe system that acts like an adrenal gland for the car, tightening up the muscles before an impact. Future plans for safety ...

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