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    Pole Dance: NHTSA to add new side-impact crash test? [w/VIDEO]

    NHTSA side-impact pole test – click above to watch the video
    Not satisfied with cars that manage crash forces well enough to avoid spilling your drink, and engines that run so clean they'll barely asphyxiate ants, a new crash test is reportedly coming in the works from the National Highway ...

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    REPORT: Judge orders Toyota not to not destroy car crash information

    According to Bloomberg, Toyota has been ordered by Texas Judge T. John Ward no to destroy any of its crash data, and research projects related to product liability or crashworthiness. The temporary restraining order, which is in effect until after a October 7 hearing (at which it will be determine ...

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    5 Stars for '09 Ford F-150

    Ford's 2009 F-150 has garnered five-star government crash ratings and a "Top Safety Pick" award from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), which Ford says makes its newly redesigned full-sizer the safest out there. Vehicle safety is still largely a question of the loose nut behind the ...

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    Lutz agrees with McElroy, calls for moratorium on U.S. crash test standards

    Click above to view video of the 2008 Smart fortwo crash testAnybody who watches Autoline on Detroit or reads our Autoline on Autoblog posts will know that John McElroy is a certifiably nice guy. Bob Lutz is known more as a brash talker who isn't afraid to make his views known, regardless of what ...

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    5 stars all around: Hyundai Genesis aces NHTSA crash tests

    Hyundai's all-new Genesis sedan made yet another smashing impression as it pulled-off perfect 5-star ratings in recent U.S. government testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Korean luxury vehicle was sent into a fixed barrier at 35 mph with two crash dummies ...

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    Ghastly! Saab may have used human cadavers for safety research

    Vägverket, the Swedish Road Administration, is reporting that General Motors used ten human cadavers for crash research. While it isn't clear which GM vehicle hosted the corpses on their one-way trip into a wall, a spokesman for Vägverket said it was most likely the Saab brand. The ...

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    New York '08 Preview: Ford featuring crash-tested Taurus

    Click above to view high-res gallery of crash-tested Ford TaurusFord has been very quiet about what it will have onstage at the New York Auto Show tomorrow, but one vehicle we do know that will be under the lights is the Ford Taurus. While there will certainly be a number of Taurus models waxed, ...

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    Automakers, suppliers team to seek virtual crash testing

    Nine major automakers and two automotive suppliers have formed a group to look into and develop virtual crash tests that they say will be more realistic than violently smashing cars into immovable barriers.DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Toyota joined ...

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    NHTSA pursuing tougher crash standards

    Getting a five-star crash test rating will get a whole lot tougher with a new proposal from the Bush Administration that would put into effect a requirement for side-impact testing.Grade inflation is one of the reasons behind the change, and with 87% of all vehicles earning a four- or five-star ...

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    Forbes names least safe cars of 2007

    In an obvious effort to keep its readership alive (and in turn circulation numbers up) Forbes magazine has made a list of the least safe cars of 2007. Before the flame wars start, note that cars on the list are not necessarily unsafe, but instead are not as safe as other cars available. Therefore, ...

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    Hyundai Azera proves crashworthiness to IIHS - earns "Good"

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the new 2006 Hyundai Azera a frontal offset impact rating of “Good”, the organization’s best rating for crashworthiness. Like many a Hyundai, the Azera’s virtually a padded room on wheels with Electronic Stability Control, ...


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