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IIHS to toughen requirements on new-car evaluations in 2020

It will start weighing pedestrian crash avoidance in its ratings, among other changes

IIHS develops tougher side-impact test — and will livestream a crash today

Current side test doesn't reflect impacts between modern vehicles

2019 Chevy Bolt EV earns IIHS Top Safety Pick with improved headlight performance

The EV hatchback from Chevy also gains 21 miles of range for 2020

2019 Ford Edge regains Top Safety Pick award

Improved headlight and crash test results earn it the award

Pedestrian detection systems produce mixed results in latest IIHS tests

Some systems work, some don't: 'This technology is in its infancy'

The assessment comes at a time when pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads are spiking, with an estimated 6,283 people on foot killed by vehicles in 2018, a year that saw the highest number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths since 1990. Pedestrian detection systems, enabled by windshield-mounted cameras or radar sensors in a vehicle's front grill, are coupled with a car's automatic emergency braking system and intended to stop the vehicle if it detects a pedestrian in its path. The study by the U.S. In

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It applies to certain models equipped with LED headlights and front crash avoidance technology

2019 Mazda CX-9 improves its IIHS rating to Top Safety Pick +

Only four other similar crossovers have the rating

Tesla Model 3 named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It adds to a 5-star overall crash rating from NHTSA

2019 Jeep Cherokee gets IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

Improved crashworthiness, safety tech and headlights do the trick

Ram 1500 is first full-size pickup to earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Headlight improvements since May put it over the top

2020 Hyundai Palisade earns IIHS TSP+ award, doing what the Telluride couldn't

Better headlights pushed the Palisade over top of the Telluride

2019 Audi E-Tron becomes first EV to receive IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

But the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace still haven't been rated

Hyundai Nexo is the first hydrogen car crash tested by the IIHS

It receives the best possible outcome of a Top Safety Pick+ award

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Tsuru vs Versa IIHS crash test | Autoblog Minute

In October, 2016 the IIHS tested two Nissans in a car-to-car crash test, highlighting the difference in safety standards between the U.S. and Mexico. The 50% overlap test shows what 20 years of safety progress looks like.

New safety and connected features help distinguish VW's lineup

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Available Now In Showrooms

As Volkswagen seeks to regain footing in the United States, the company launches advanced driver-assist and connectivity features to most of its lineup of cars.

Nine Safest Cars on the Road

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.

Here are the safest and most dangerous cars on the road

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.

Minivans 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.

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