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21NHTSA to update 5-star testing process

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

40Video: Moto Merry-Go-Round yields both disaster and hilarity

Motorcycle-powered merry-go-round – click above to watch the video after the jump

252011 Chevrolet Cruze: A Safety Story [w/video]

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

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

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

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

31IIHS praises Ford Focus for cheap crash repairs

click above image to view high-res gallery of the 2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe

53IIHS releases official results on the smart fortwo

Click above for a high-res gallery of the smart fortwo crash tests.

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

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

23VIDEO: Hyundai Genesis hits the wall hard for crash test

The Hyundai Genesis has just finished shooting its close-up. Shot in what looks like ABC Super Slo Mo, you get a pretty good idea of how you'll fare in a Genesis should you encounter another large object at speed. During the frontal impact test the passenger cabin remained virtually unaffected, and after seeing the side impact test all we can say is thank goodness for side airbags. Who knows, if the Genesis keeps turning in these kinds of performances, it could one day be a star. Follow the jump

15NHTSA head says crash standards should be higher

Nicole Nason, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), maintains that the crash standards that have been on the books since 1973 are due for a revision. Recognizing the 9 out of 10 vehicles routinely score either four- or five-stars on the administration's tests, she's seeking to increase the standards for front- and side-impacts, along with more stringent testing of rollover protection.

24Consumer Reports debuts crash-in theater

Oh how we all love a good car crash, but finding good, slow-motion automotive carnage on the Web hasn't been all that easy to find. Until now. Consumer Reports has put hours of crash-test video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety online, free for anyone to see.

7IIHS crashes convertibles too! Saab 9-3, Volvo C70 earn top ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just wrapped up its own version of a clinical demolition derby on some of the newest drop tops around, and when the airbag dust settled, the Saab 9-3 and the Volvo C70 earned the Institute's Top Safety Pick award. Both vehicles scored "good" in front, side and rear crashes, while others, like the Pontiac G6, didn't fare quite as well.

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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