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The new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 performed well in crash testing, but a missing component prompted the IIHS to test another version that didn't hold up quite as well.

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Autonomous Impact On Insurers Will Be 'Severe,' KPMG Says

Self-driving cars may help consumers by ushering in an era of faster commutes, safer travel, and greater independence. But the greatest benefit may be for their wallets.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has decided to crash test a second cab configuration of a pickup for the first time after Automotive News pointed out that the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew has added reinforcements around its wheels.

Nissan Murano, Ford Flex Given Top Safety Pick Plus Honors

The International Institute for Highway Safety has released its results for the small-overlap front crash test with regards to midsize sport-utility vehicles.

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Nissan's work on the crash structure of its Sentra sedan has paid off, as the IIHS has just certified the compact as a Top Safety Pick.

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The new 2016 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by scoring a 'good' mark on the small overlap crash test.

Nine models ended up clocking zero deaths. None. Nada. Last time the IIHS conducted this study 2008 there were no vehicles that had zero deaths.

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Improvements to the 2015 Buick Encore are reaping big rewards for the popular compact crossover. Where a previous one scored a Poor result in the small overlap crash test from the IIHS, the latest model improved that to Good. Both the Encore and Chevrolet Trax now have Top Safety Pick ratings.

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Honda paired the all-new, 2015 Fit's IIHS Top Safety Pick award with a five-star rating in NHTSA's NCAP testing.

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IIHS Finds Death Rates Dramatically Vary Depending On Make And Model

New car designs are playing a prominent role in reducing traffic deaths, but the odds of getting killed in a car accident still dramatically vary depending on the make and model of your car.

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The Highway Loss Data Institute finds that cars that are insured in zip codes around a football stadium get in more crashes when the home team loses, and not necessarily around the stadium.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

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

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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."

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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+.

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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.

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Batteries In Both Plug-in Vehicles Considered Safe

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

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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.

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

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