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    How Ford made vehicles safer with a cadaver's help
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    Ford's inflatable seatbelt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While we're all accustomed to seeing crash test vehicles packed with loveable dummies, the truth is that manufacturers can't always rely on high-tech mannequins to get the information they need. Sometimes, they have to ...

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    2011 Kia Sportage bags IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
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    2011 Kia Sportage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to the 2011 Kia Sportage, there's a lot to talk about. From where we sit, it's one of the best-looking compact crossovers on the market, it's reasonably priced (starting below $20,000) and as we found out in our first ...

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    Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]
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    Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sitting in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Toyota's Higashi-Fuji technical center is part proving grounds and part engineering center. But unlike most facilities, Higashi-Fuji includes an array of engineering and ...

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    NHTSA to update 5-star testing process
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Crash Testing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is set to debut a new testing procedure for the 2011 model year that will make it more difficult for new cars and trucks to earn the government agency's coveted ...

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    Mitsubishi Lancer earns Top Safety Pick award, first Mitsubishi to pass new rollover test [*UPDATE]
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    2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the Mitsubishi Lancer one of its top safety picks. The four-door sedan managed to be the first Mitsubishi that the Institute has tested to pass the new roll-over test ...

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    GM crash test dummy donated to Smithsonian after 15 years of whiplash
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    GM's H50-1 ATD in action – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has made an unusual donation to the Smithsonian: a crash test dummy. Well, not just any crash test dummy. The company handed over its H50-1 anthromorphic testing device, or ATD, to the museum to help catalog ...

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    Video: Soccer Hooligans Beware - It's the World Cup crash test
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    World Cup crash test – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Unless you've spent any time overseas during a World Cup celebration, you really can't comprehend how crazy fans go for their respective teams. With the event only coming around once every four years, everyone has plenty of ...

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    BMW 530d passes crash test using emergency brake intervention
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    The new 2011 BMW 530d has easily passed its first crash test evaluation while using active emergency brake intervention. Like a number of other cars to come to market recently, the 5 Series is available with a radar-based active cruise control system that can use the brake system to manage ...

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    IIHS condemns use of mini trucks and low-speed vehicles on public roads
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    If you live in the U.S. sunbelt or in an upscale gated community, you've probably seen quite a few of those hopped-up electric golf carts trolling around your neighborhood. These low-speed vehicles are great for zipping to the mailbox or heading over to the clubhouse, and the vehicles are ...

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    Video: Mythbusters put the science of crashing cars to the test
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    Hyundais Daewoos sacrificed in the name of science – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    In between repeated bouts to literally knock your socks off (well, not yours exactly, but you get the idea, right?) last night, the Mythbusters crew decided to revisit an old myth that was ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze: A Safety Story [w/video]
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Crash Testing - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the course of Bob Lutz' tenure at General Motors, one of his major goals was globalizing the production process. As Lutz tells it, the Pontiac GTO was the first global vehicle born of his labors, with development ...

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    IIHS releases latest round of safety scores for Infiniti M, Lexus HS and Toyota 4Runner
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    First the Oscars and now this! The envelope please! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a bevy of scores for the Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h and Toyota 4Runner and it was nothing but "Good" all around. The Infiniti and Toyota were tested for frontal offset and side ...

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    Pole Dance: NHTSA to add new side-impact crash test? [w/VIDEO]
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    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
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    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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    VIDEO: IIHS celebrates 50th anniversary by crashing modern Malibu into '59 Bel Air
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    2009 Chevy Malibu versus 1959 Chevy Bel Air - Click above to watch the video after the break
    They just don't build 'em like they used to. While that old saying is constantly bandied about in regards to modern-day cars and trucks, it's once again worth saying and was the first thing that popped ...

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    Mazda3, Dodge Journey net IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named its latest three Top Safety Pick award winners. The models include the 2010 Dodge Journey, 2010 Lincoln MKT, and Mazda's 2010 Mazda3. All three are equipped with standard side airbags. Stability control is standard on the Dodge and ...

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    Lincoln MKT earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS
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    2010 Lincoln MKT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has dumped all of its latest safety gadgets into the already structurally sound 2010 Lincoln MKT, and the Blue Oval's engineering labor appears to have paid off as the luxury crossover has just scored a Top Safety Pick from the ...

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    Ford Taurus earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Color us unsurprised that the new 2010 Ford Taurus earned a coveted Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. After all, the previous-generation Taurus took home the award in 2008 and 2009 and the pre- ...

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    REPORT: Toyota Tundra finally earns its fifth star... but how?
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    2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package - click above for high-res gallery
    When Toyota crashed the domestic automakers' pickup party with the arrival of the 2007 Tundra, the truck-buying public took notice. Bad news struck the Tundra from the start, though, as heavy rebates were needed to move the new ...

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    REPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing
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    2009 Tato Nano - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tata Nano, the diminutive Indian four-door econobox rumored to eventually arrive in U.S. showrooms, has reportedly passed current European impact testing. According to Autocar, the offset front and side impact tests took place at the ...

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