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382011 Kia Sportage bags IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'

2011 Kia Sportage – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]

Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery

21NHTSA to update 5-star testing process

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Crash Testing – Click above for high-res image gallery

13GM crash test dummy donated to Smithsonian after 15 years of whiplash

GM's H50-1 ATD in action – Click above for high-res image gallery

17BMW 530d passes crash test using emergency brake intervention

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 vehicle speed and keep the car a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Recently these systems have been enhanced with emergency brake intervention that allows full braking force to be applied if crash is im

21IIHS condemns use of mini trucks and low-speed vehicles on public roads

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 currently allowed on select public roads in 46 of the 50 United States. But even though they're perfectly legal in many areas, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a pretty serious warning for anyone

39IIHS condemns use of mini trucks and low-speed vehicles on public roads

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 currently allowed on select public roads in 46 of the 50 United States. But even though they're perfectly legal in many areas, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a pretty serious warning for anyone

77Pole Dance: NHTSA to add new side-impact crash test? [w/VIDEO]

NHTSA side-impact pole test – click above to watch the video

36REPORT: 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 if the order should be extended), stems from allegations from former Toyota lawyer Dimitrios Biller that the Japanese automaker withheld evidence in over 300 rollover lawsuits. Ward wrote of his decisi

335 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 wheel, but the F-150 does come with a raft of safety gear. Acronyms and names abound, from RSC (Roll Stability Control), to K-bags and Safety Canopy curtain airbags, it all helps the pickup earn five s

45Lutz agrees with McElroy, calls for moratorium on U.S. crash test standards

Click above to view video of the 2008 Smart fortwo crash test

31New York '08 Preview: Ford featuring crash-tested Taurus

Click above to view high-res gallery of crash-tested Ford Taurus

6Automakers, 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.

20Forbes 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, they are the least safe 2007 model year cars.

8Hyundai 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, Traction Control, ABS and eight airbags all standard.

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