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Ram 1500 retains 4-star NHTSA safety rating

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

The 2016 Ram 1500 pickup has received a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -- one star less than competitive pickups at General Motors and Ford....
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Toyota, Honda models top U.S. safest-car list; VW is 3rd

Dec. 10, 2015 11:18 CET

Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen had the most models rated among the safest U.S. vehicles in a year-end review by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety....
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U.S. proposes major changes to vehicle crash ratings

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Federal regulators today proposed overhauling the government’s five-star vehicle safety ratings to add scores for crash avoidance technology and pedestrian protection and to incorporate a new test that measures performance in a frontal offset crash. The new system, which would allow vehicles to be scored in half-star increments for the first time, would be used on cars and trucks starting with the 2019 model year....
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Mini issues recall for side impact protection

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015

Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection....
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Toyota finds airbags are in demand on world's deadliest roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015

For many years, carmakers have been loath to make airbags standard on models in India, worried that higher costs will hurt sales. But Toyota has found that customers don't mind paying more for safety on the world's deadliest roads....
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Equipment disparity on Ford F-150 prompts new crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Last week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted an unprecedented follow-up crash test, on a 2015 Ford F-150 Supercab. The institute said the test was done specifically because Automotive News alerted it to extra safety equipment that Ford installed on the top-selling Supercrew model - the single model that IIHS normally tests - but not on its regular cab or Supercab F-150s....
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IIHS outruns NHTSA as pacesetter in safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

IIHS crash tests go beyond what's required by the government, and automakers have responded to the results by making substantial engineering changes quickly. Its access to insurance claim data allows it to see areas of unmet need in safety and identify solutions. The group's accolades are must-haves for automakers....
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