Regulation And Safety

Toyota Sienna rates marginal in passenger-side overlap crash test

The 2018 Toyota Sienna rated marginal in the IIHS' latest passenger-side small-overlap front crash tests, while the 2018 Honda Odyssey received a good rating.


The evolution of crash testing

Crash-test labs are working to raise their engineering capabilities to meet new testing standards from global regulators.

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UPDATED: 8/14/18 6:04 pm ET - adds details
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.

IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time

Driver assistance systems that can accelerate, brake and steer automatically do not perform well enough to substitute for human drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Meet Thor, the more humanlike crash-test dummy

Thor replicates humans more accurately than today's Hybrid 3 dummies and can capture much more information, enabling engineers to better understand how the body interacts with the vehicle in a crash.

NHTSA restarts effort to upgrade NCAP

NHTSA will gather comments at a public meeting next month on how to improve a program that helps consumers make decisions on new-vehicle purchases by providing information on the safety of vehicles.


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