Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

At beleaguered GM, finally some good news

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Amid the furor over faulty ignition switches, life goes on at General Motors.... Read More »

 

Two GM SUVs score 'good' ratings in new crash testing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
Only the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain survived the challenging new small-overlap crash test for mid-sized SUVs from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with a "good" rating.... Read More »

 

Rear cameras better than sensors for preventing backup crashes, IIHS finds

2:52 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety said rear cameras are more effective than parking sensors at preventing collisions while a driver is in reverse.... Read More »

 

Most tiny cars miss mark in IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The smallest cars on the road fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Making vehicles safer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
It's not surprising that several minicars and subcompacts generally fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap crash test. In the short term, the results may embarrass some automakers. But longer term, it's good news for consumers because automakers will make better vehicles for the next round of testing.... Read More »

 

Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today.... Read More »

 

Minicars fare worst in U.S. frontal crash test, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 10:49 CET
Minicars such as the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit performed worse than any other vehicle segment in a U.S. frontal crash test that mimics what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree.... Read More »

 

Toyota Camry regains Consumer Reports' favor after crash test results

12:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
The Toyota Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports' recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test.... Read More »

 

Tougher criteria thin ranks of IIHS' top safety picks

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
The list of vehicles earning Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has gotten much shorter for 2014 because of stricter criteria that the IIHS put in place to spotlight new technology. The group said 22 vehicles earned its highest rating, “Top Safety Pick+,” for 2014, including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda3, Subaru Forester and Toyota Highlander.... Read More »

 

Toyota's high-tech safety push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Toyota is forging ahead on advanced safety systems, even as it falls behind rivals on more mundane crash-protection technology.... Read More »

 

BETTER EYESIGHT

Subaru improves safety system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Subaru, in the wake of accolades for its EyeSight safety technology package, will debut a new generation of the pre-crash safety system next year with significantly upgraded functions.... Read More »

 

2014 Toyota Corolla rated 'marginal' in IIHS crash test

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
The Toyota Corolla, despite a full redesign for 2014, failed to fare well enough on a tough, new crash test to receive honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the group said today.... Read More »

 

Subaru leads new IIHS ratings of automatic braking technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Subaru engineers worked for nearly 20 years to ready EyeSight, a package of cameras and software that scans the road ahead for danger. All that in-house work paid off today, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Subaru Legacy and Outback top honors in its first ratings of automatic braking systems.... Read More »

 

Honda Odyssey gets high marks on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
The 2014 Honda Odyssey received the top rating on a stringent new crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, giving the updated minivan critical bragging rights with safety-oriented shoppers.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Testing crash prevention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
A test track being built by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to measure the effectiveness of accident-avoidance technology is a welcome development.... Read More »

 

Toyota hustles to remedy low crash ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. is racing to make its cars stronger in frontal crash tests after some vehicles, including the RAV4 compact crossover, were stung by poor safety ratings.... Read More »

 

Breakthrough or bauble? Safety lab is on the case

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
As marketing machines and tech blogs hum over the new generation of crash-prevention technologies, a complex question hangs over the whole field: Do they work, in the real world, well enough to trust over a driver's own reflexes? Researchers are used to crashing cars into barriers to see how they fare, but the new wave of technology defies such techniques.... Read More »

 

Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »

 

RAV4 rates 'poor' in crash test despite redesign

3:11 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Despite a redesign, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 struggled in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test that simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car.... Read More »

 

Dodge Charger, F-250 popular with car thieves, crime stats show

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2013
The most theft-prone vehicle in America might be the Dodge Charger. Or it might be the Ford F-250 pickup truck. Those are the contradictory conclusions of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the insurance industry-funded Highway Loss Data Institute.... Read More »

 

Subaru, Mitsubishi small crossovers top new crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
The Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have won top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, becoming the only small SUVs to ace the group's new "small overlap" crash test.... Read More »

 

NHTSA confirms new deputy, considers push for automatic braking

3:51 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed David Friedman, previously a transportation analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, as its new deputy administrator.... Read More »

 

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