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 Kyle Johnson

Lincoln Corsair Goes 2-for-2 in IIHS Crash Testing

Lincoln Corsair Goes 2-for-2 in IIHS Crash Testing

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair was one of the 64 vehicles announced on Thursday as part of the inaugural group of 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ honorees. Just back in November, the Corsair earned the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, and it carries over that accolade into the new year. The […]

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2019 Ford F-150 Tops Trucks in IIHS Passenger-Side Crash Test

2019 Ford F-150 Tops Trucks in IIHS Passenger-Side Crash Test

The 2019 Ford F-150 has earned scores of “Good” in every crashworthiness category tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making it the only full-size pickup on the market to do so. The F-150 was one of just three full-size pickup trucks to earn a score of “Good” in the passenger-side small overlap front […]

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How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

Crash tests are a necessary and commonplace part of releasing a car on today’s market. Consumers rely on the scores and ratings produced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make educated buying decisions. Crash tests weren’t always part of the design and evaluation process of new automobiles. […]

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GMC Acadia Rated “Good” in New IIHS Passenger Small-Overlap Crash Test

GMC Acadia Rated “Good” in New IIHS Passenger Small-Overlap Crash Test

A new passenger-side crash test has exposed dangerous vulnerabilities in some big-name midsize SUVs. Owners of the 2018 GMC Acadia can rest easy, though. The Acadia passed the test with ease, earning a “good” rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The passenger-side small-overlap crash test is designed to show what will happen […]

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IIHS Updates Crash Tests for Better Passenger-Side Protection

IIHS Updates Crash Tests for Better Passenger-Side Protection

A few years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety started doing a new kind of crash test, meant to check how safe a car is when hitting a thin obstacle in the front corner, called the small-overlap crash test. This test led to a mad scramble among automakers to improve their crashworthiness in that […]

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New Ford Fiesta Earns Five Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Testing

New Ford Fiesta Earns Five Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Testing

Ford may not be bringing the all-new Ford Fiesta to the United States, much to the chagrin of those who love fun little cars with a lot of personality. It has begun its rollout in Europe, however, and while sales are likely to be considerable all the same—particularly in the United Kingdom—the automaker will have […]

 Zachary Berry

Crash Test Between 1998 Corolla and 2015 Corolla Reveals Just How Far Car Safety Has Come

Crash Test Between 1998 Corolla and 2015 Corolla Reveals Just How Far Car Safety Has Come

Modern safety features prevent any life-threatening damage for the 2015 Corolla, while the 1998 Corolla suffers damage with potentially fatal results

“They don’t make them like they used to.” You’ll often hear this phrase uttered whenever conversations surrounding the difference between the cars of today and the cars of decades past come up. Many automotive enthusiasts enjoy comparing how much vehicles have changed over the years. Truth be told, there are certain advantages that older vehicles often […]

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Toyota Adds Children Models to Crash Test Software

Toyota Adds Children Models to Crash Test Software

Toyota has announced it has added three new crash test models to its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) software that represent children aged three, six, and ten. As you might have expected, automakers don’t rely only on physical crash testing to determine the safety of their cars. A far cheaper approach—and one more convenient […]

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[VIDEOS] These Crash Tests of India’s Cars Are Catastrophic Failures

[VIDEOS] These Crash Tests of India’s Cars Are Catastrophic Failures

'Zero out of five' is pretty horrible

Ever wonder what a score of zero on a crash safety test would look like? That is exactly what the Global New Car Assessment Program (a London-based organization looking to help the adoption of crash test programs in emerging car markets) found when it went to India and investigated seven different Indian-market-specific vehicles, handing five […]

 Caitlin Moran

Special Wish Foundation and FCA US Grant 6-Year-Old’s Wish to Crash Test Cars

Special Wish Foundation and FCA US Grant 6-Year-Old’s Wish to Crash Test Cars

Wishes are powerful things, especially when the Special Wish Foundation – Cleveland is there to make your wish come true. And, while most children wish for trips to Disney, one six-year-old wished for something a bit different—to be in charge of a crash test. Thanks to the Special Wish Foundation – Cleveland and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, […]

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New Toyota Crash Test Dummy Models Posture Before Collisions

New Toyota Crash Test Dummy Models Posture Before Collisions

If you’ve ever been involved in a collision—whether it be with another vehicle or an inanimate object—you know that you tend to brace yourself when you see the accident coming and are unable to prevent it. Until now, crash test dummies were unable to emulate this action, making it difficult for automakers to predict exactly […]

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Thanks to Rampant Obesity, We Earn Fat Crash Test Dummies

Thanks to Rampant Obesity, We Earn Fat Crash Test Dummies

If you call up images in your head when you hear “crash test dummy,” you probably see humanoid figures with big grins and flesh-colored limbs. Like most people, you remember the old Incredible Crash Test Dummies giving the thumbs-up in their monochromatic jump suits—a blue collar worker who’s been trampled like collateral damage by the unforgiving auto industry. […]

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Watch the Nissan ZEOD RC Crash Test in Slow Mo

Watch the Nissan ZEOD RC Crash Test in Slow Mo

While the talk in regards to Nissan and the Le Mans 24 today largely centers around the announcement that next year’s race will see the return of a GT-R, let’s not forget that this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours will mark the debut of the endlessly interesting ZEOD RC. In order to help get the […]

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Ford Virtual Crash Tests Mean Safer Cars

Ford Virtual Crash Tests Mean Safer Cars

Work smarter, not harder – which is exactly what Ford is doing when it comes to their crash tests and safety data analysis. Ford uses a combination of virtual and physical crash tests when developing and updating vehicles. Ford virtual crash tests help the automaker in developing safe vehicles before they are ever physically tested, […]

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GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado Earn “Good” Crashworthiness Test Scores from IIHS

GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado Earn “Good” Crashworthiness Test Scores from IIHS

The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado were two of four mid-size pickup trucks to earn overall ratings of “Good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its five crashworthiness tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. “This group of small pickups performed better in the small overlap […]

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NHTSA Will Put Crash-Test Dummies in Backseats Thanks to Uber, Lyft

NHTSA Will Put Crash-Test Dummies in Backseats Thanks to Uber, Lyft

The automotive safety industry has come a long way since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) first introduced its current safety rating system for cars in 1978. Seat belts have become a mandatory safety requirement. Driver assistance technologies have practically exploded in popularity. And now, the NHTSA will be putting crash-test dummies in the […]

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[VIDEOS] R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Is the Latest Sports Car to Crash at Nürburgring

[VIDEOS] R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Is the Latest Sports Car to Crash at Nürburgring

Nicknamed the “Green Hell” by racing legend Jackie Stewart, the Nürburgring Motorsports Complex in Germany is no stranger to drama. It is the very racetrack where legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda almost burned to death in a fiery crash back in 1976, and just last year an Audi SQ7 prototype tasted the track’s wall. Now a […]

 Patrick Grieve

Acura Wins One Show Advertising Award for Crash-Test Dummy Commercial

Acura Wins One Show Advertising Award for Crash-Test Dummy Commercial

American Honda Motor Co. cleaned up at One Show’s third annual Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards during this year’s Detroit Auto Show. The automaker took home two trophies in the Broadcast Television category: one for the stop-motion Honda ad “Paper,” and one for the sort-of creepy Acura crash-test dummy commercial “The Test.” The award-winning […]

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