Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla's Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of driver aids vary across brands and road conditions, in some cases dramatically. Currently, there's no independent body that compares the performance of driver aids of different vehicles, with many safety agencies around the world only checking whether a feature is included or not. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is looking to change this by introducing a publicly available ratings program for driver aids. It's...
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia scores best safety rating from IIHS
Alfa Romeo’s Giulia has been shown to be one of the safest options in its class. The small luxury sedan aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest round of testing, for which it achieved the institute’s highest rating of "Top Safety Pick+." To earn the Top Safety...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Tesla hits back at IIHS after Model S falls short in latest crash tests
The Tesla Model S has consistently ranked at the top of independent crash tests since its debut earlier this decade, leading to its reputation as one of the safest cars in production. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety only gave the electric sedan an “Acceptable” rating...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
IIHS blasts small SUVs over subpar headlights
The independent, insurance industry-sponsored institute that evaluates new cars for their crashworthiness has less-than-positive things to say about the headlights in more than 20 small SUVs and crossovers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that not a single vehicle it tested earned...Andrew Ganz
Automatic Emergency Braking To Become Standard?
There's no question about it; modern cars are incredibly safe, and there's new technology being released that has them becoming safer still. Since it was mandated that we all wear our seatbelts to the introduction of airbags, the number of people dying on our roadways has been going down and...Jeff Glucker
Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating
Small, lightweight sports cars are unsafe, right? Not necessarily -- proving the right design can be safe whatever the size, the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sports cars have just been awarded a 'Top Safety Pick' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). MUST WATCH: Bugatti Veyron...Antony Ingram
SUVs, once notoriously dangerous due to their tendency to rollover at high speeds, are now among the safest vehicles to travel in when fitted with the latest generation of electronic stability control systems, rollover mitigation technology and reinforced roofs. The finding is based on research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which compared statistics of driver death rates over the years. The institute looked at the period between 2006 and 2009 and found that the number of driver deaths per million registered vehicles--of all types--was 48. This represents a...
Will It Bend? IIHS Reveals First Round Of Tests Under New Roof Rating System
Crash testing brand-new vehicles may rub the Puritan ethic the wrong way, but it's the only sure way to find out just what a car is capable of in terms of protecting its occupants. Today a new round of testing by the IIHS reveals how the first batch of small SUVs holds up under new roof-strength...Ralph Hanson