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16Vehicles awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick awards skyrockets for 2015 [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its annual list tallying of the scores for the latest model year vehicles to see how they compare to last year. Judging by the agency's evaluations, the numbers look quite positive. Seventy-one vehicles earned either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating so far in its evaluations, compared to 39 at this point last year. Among the latest winners, there have been 33 TSP+ awards and 38 TSP medalists.

47Chrysler, Nissan minivans earn 'dire' crash test results, says IIHS [w/video]

First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers' existence. It's a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to take the brunt of a 40-mile-per-hour impact. The newly released results of four family-minded minivans underscore just how difficult the crash test is: only one scored an Acceptable rating, and the other three did very poorly.

167Minivans Do Poorly In Crash Tests

Several minivans earn poor rating on small overlap front crash test

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

60Red-light camera use declines as speed cameras continue to rise [w/video]

Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.

13Honda fixes Fit flaw, improves performance on key crash test [w/video]

Honda To Offer 12,000 Owners Free Fitment Of Upgraded Bumper Design

The Fit's grade on the small-front overlap test improved from "marginal" to "acceptable."

172015 Subaru Legacy, Outback crash their way to IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

The Subaru Legacy and Outback are the latest vehicles to be awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's most prestigious safety title, Top Safety Pick+.

232015 Chrysler 200 earns Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

If safety is a priority in your next car purchase, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looks like a pretty good bet, according to a recent evaluation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new sedan scored top marks in all of the agency's crash tests and a "Superior" score from its optional front crash prevention system to earn it a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

10Chevy Volt 'acceptable,' Nissan Leaf 'poor' in new IIHS safety tests

Batteries In Both Plug-in Vehicles Considered Safe

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored "acceptable" rating.

110Only One Small Car Earns Good Grade In Newest IIHS Crash Test

Four small cars get 'poor' marks in latest batch of test results

Only one small car out of 12 tested earned a good grade in the latest round of crash-test results compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Mini Cooper Countryman received a "good" ranking on the organization's small-front overlap test.

17Mini Cooper Countryman only small car to earn good grade in latest IIHS crash tests [w/video]

Competitors in the small-car segment didn't do nearly as well. Four vehicles earned "poor" grades.

17Watch the 2015 Hyundai Sonata crash its way to an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

Hyundai has managed to get another vehicle on the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick +, as its new 2015 Sonata sedan performed admirably in crash testing.

5Car Shopping For A Teen? Here's What You Need To Know

Many used cars don't contain criticial safety features that could keep kids safer

Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They're inexperienced. They're more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don't contain the latest safety technology.

102014 BMW 2 Series earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just certified its latest Top Safety Pick+, honoring the all-new BMW 2 Series with the coveted rating.

26VW Golf and GTI earn Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

More good news for Volkswagen, as its new small hatchback, the seventh-generation Golf and its sporty brother, the GTI, have both been named to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's prestigious Top Safety Pick+ list.

4IIHS Releases New Rankings From Crash-Avoidance Tests

The nonprofit organization tested 24 luxury SUVs and sedans

The era of the self-driving car inched closer to reality this week when Google unveiled its autonomous prototype, but the truth is, in more subtle ways, drivers have already ceded some control to automated systems. Many vehicles are already equipped with new technology that offers drivers active assistance behind the wheel.

20IIHS releases new rankings from crash-avoidance tests [w/video]

Out of 24 vehicles tested, eight earned the highest rating of "Superior."

622015 Hyundai Genesis earns IIHS TSP+ [w/video]

Hyundai has just earned itself another Top Safety Pick+ award, following on the success of the Elantra way back in August 2013. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has certified the new, second-generation Genesis luxury sedan as a TSP+ following a successful round of crash testing.

22Behind the scenes of America's most important crash test

One Car's Trip Through The IIHS Small-Front Overlap Test

The car accident, for all intents and purposes, ends in less time than it takes to blink an eye.

7IIHS shows you how they capture crash-test footage

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a bunch of cars each year (multiple times, too) to ascertain their safety at its Vehicle Research Center. Have you ever wondered not just what it takes to slam automobiles against obstacles, but how to record it all accurately? A new video from the institute goes behind the scenes into its video production capabilities from the initial crash to final video editing.

49GM midsize SUVs lead IIHS safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]

General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However, Honda, Mazda and Kia fared badly with their entries earning Poor ratings in the Overall safety category.

49Two GM Vehicles Stand Out On Important Safety Crash-Test

Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain are only cars to get a "good" grade

Here's some news regarding the safety of General Motors vehicles that will actually reassure some car owners instead of frightening them.

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