The Truth About Cars » IIHS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 13:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ford F-150 SuperCab Earns ‘Top Safety Pick’ One Year After Crashgate, Wheel Blocks Competition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-f-150-supercab-earns-top-safety-pick-one-year-after-crashgate-wheel-blocks-competition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-f-150-supercab-earns-top-safety-pick-one-year-after-crashgate-wheel-blocks-competition/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:01:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1322250 The folks in Dearborn are right chuffed about the F-150’s latest crash results — so much so that they sent out embargo materials to a number of outlets, including us (thank you!), to make sure we get the story straight. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the F-150 SuperCab — in addition […]

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The folks in Dearborn are right chuffed about the F-150’s latest crash results — so much so that they sent out embargo materials to a number of outlets, including us (thank you!), to make sure we get the story straight. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the F-150 SuperCab — in addition […]

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Your Car’s Headlights are Probably Terrible: IIHS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cars-headlights-probably-terrible-iihs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cars-headlights-probably-terrible-iihs/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1314498 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has started rating headlights, and just released a report that takes a dim view on the performance of most midsize cars. Only one vehicle out of 31 testers earned a rating of “good” from the road safety nonprofit, with the bulk of midsize vehicles earning a rating of “marginal” […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has started rating headlights, and just released a report that takes a dim view on the performance of most midsize cars. Only one vehicle out of 31 testers earned a rating of “good” from the road safety nonprofit, with the bulk of midsize vehicles earning a rating of “marginal” […]

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Your Future No Longer Includes Rear-Ending That Other Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/future-no-longer-includes-rear-ending-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/future-no-longer-includes-rear-ending-car/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:30:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305897 As we reported yesterday, a group of top automakers has agreed to offer automatic emergency braking (AEB) on almost all of their models by 2022. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the voluntary agreement today, meaning virtually all light-duty cars and trucks sold in North America will adopt the safety feature by Sept. […]

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As we reported yesterday, a group of top automakers has agreed to offer automatic emergency braking (AEB) on almost all of their models by 2022. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the voluntary agreement today, meaning virtually all light-duty cars and trucks sold in North America will adopt the safety feature by Sept. […]

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Automatic Braking Might Be Coming to Your Next New Car, Whether You Like It or Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/automatic-braking-might-be-coming-to-your-next-new-car-whether-you-like-it-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/automatic-braking-might-be-coming-to-your-next-new-car-whether-you-like-it-or-not/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 15:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1168034 Safety technology tends to have a trickle-down journey. ABS, airbags, and other technologies we now take for granted have slowly bee adopted over the years and are now standard equipment. The next technology to join that group might be automatic braking — or autobrake — depending on from what company you buy your next new […]

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Safety technology tends to have a trickle-down journey. ABS, airbags, and other technologies we now take for granted have slowly bee adopted over the years and are now standard equipment. The next technology to join that group might be automatic braking — or autobrake — depending on from what company you buy your next new […]

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For $58 You May Pass the IIHS Small-overlap Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/58-may-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/58-may-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132489 Metal bars welded to the Ford F-150 Super Crew in front and behind its front wheels that helped it pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s notoriously difficult small-overlap crash cost roughly $58, Automotive News is reporting. It was revealed last week that the low-cost part was left off of regular- and extended-cab models, prompting the […]

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Metal bars welded to the Ford F-150 Super Crew in front and behind its front wheels that helped it pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s notoriously difficult small-overlap crash cost roughly $58, Automotive News is reporting. It was revealed last week that the low-cost part was left off of regular- and extended-cab models, prompting the […]

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IIHS: Not All Ford F-150s Are Built Just As Tough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/iihs-not-ford-f-150s-built-just-tough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/iihs-not-ford-f-150s-built-just-tough/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1129193 Automotive News is reporting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will rate versions of Ford’s F-150 pickup with dramatically different safety ratings after re-testing versions of the pickup, which is a highly unusual move for the safety nonprofit. The SuperCrew cab version of the F-150 earned the highest marks from the IIHS in its small overlap […]

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Automotive News is reporting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will rate versions of Ford’s F-150 pickup with dramatically different safety ratings after re-testing versions of the pickup, which is a highly unusual move for the safety nonprofit. The SuperCrew cab version of the F-150 earned the highest marks from the IIHS in its small overlap […]

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New Round of IIHS Small Offset Tests a Mixed Bag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/new-round-iihs-small-offset-tests-mixed-bag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/new-round-iihs-small-offset-tests-mixed-bag/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:54:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=878322   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results of its latest round of small offset crash tests. This latest group of twelve cars posted a wide range of scores, highlighting the challenging nature of the Institute’s newest test. Only one car earned a “Good” rating from the Institute for this test, with […]

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  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results of its latest round of small offset crash tests. This latest group of twelve cars posted a wide range of scores, highlighting the challenging nature of the Institute’s newest test. Only one car earned a “Good” rating from the Institute for this test, with […]

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Chevy Spark Only Minicar to Pass IIHS Small-Overlap Crash Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/chevy-spark-only-minicar-to-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/chevy-spark-only-minicar-to-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash-test/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=705290 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a dozen of the smallest cars on American roads with the rigorous new small-overlap crash test and according to Automotive News, all but the Chevrolet Spark performed poorly in the test. The small-overlap test is supposed to recreate collisions when the front corner of one vehicle strikes an immobile […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a dozen of the smallest cars on American roads with the rigorous new small-overlap crash test and according to Automotive News, all but the Chevrolet Spark performed poorly in the test. The small-overlap test is supposed to recreate collisions when the front corner of one vehicle strikes an immobile […]

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Generation Why: No Job, No Money, No Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/generation-why-no-job-no-money-no-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/generation-why-no-job-no-money-no-car/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:27:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=633490 “Too Poor To Drive”. This is the gut level conclusion that’s been propagated in “Generation Why” since January, 2012, long before the theory gained currency in the broader automotive world. In the nearly two years since, the “kids aren’t interested in cars because of technology/the environment/urbanization” meme has held up tenaciously – and it’s not […]

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“Too Poor To Drive”. This is the gut level conclusion that’s been propagated in “Generation Why” since January, 2012, long before the theory gained currency in the broader automotive world. In the nearly two years since, the “kids aren’t interested in cars because of technology/the environment/urbanization” meme has held up tenaciously – and it’s not […]

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Insurance Institute Gives Redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla Only “Marginal” Score On Small Overlap Crash Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/insurance-institute-gives-redesigned-2014-toyota-corolla-only-marginal-score-on-small-overlap-crash-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/insurance-institute-gives-redesigned-2014-toyota-corolla-only-marginal-score-on-small-overlap-crash-test/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:07:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=600065 Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducts its own independent crash testing of new cars, added the “small overlap test” to its rating procedures. That particular crash test simulates a 40 mph collision wherein the front driver side corner of the car strikes an oncoming car or a fixed object like a utility or […]

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Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducts its own independent crash testing of new cars, added the “small overlap test” to its rating procedures. That particular crash test simulates a 40 mph collision wherein the front driver side corner of the car strikes an oncoming car or a fixed object like a utility or […]

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Is It Time To Demand Better Performance On Overlap Crash Tests? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/is-it-time-to-demand-better-performance-on-overlap-crash-tests/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/is-it-time-to-demand-better-performance-on-overlap-crash-tests/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:49:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494902 The 2013 Toyota RAV4, which underwent a major redesign earlier this year, was saddled with a “Poor” rating in the IIHS’ “small overlap” front crash test, the lowest designation possible. The test, introduced last year, shows how vehicles handle a 40 mph impact with a 25 percent frontal overlap with a 5-foot tall barrier. A […]

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The 2013 Toyota RAV4, which underwent a major redesign earlier this year, was saddled with a “Poor” rating in the IIHS’ “small overlap” front crash test, the lowest designation possible. The test, introduced last year, shows how vehicles handle a 40 mph impact with a 25 percent frontal overlap with a 5-foot tall barrier. A […]

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Suzuki Death Watch 15: Kizashi Bests Camry In A Bittersweet Final Victory http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/suzuki-death-watch-15-kizashi-bests-camry-in-a-bittersweet-final-victory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/suzuki-death-watch-15-kizashi-bests-camry-in-a-bittersweet-final-victory/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470902 Kizashi Beats Camry! No, it’s not a reprise of Dewey Beats Truman, but the Suzuki Kizashi landed a parting shot against mid-size kingpin the Toyota Camry, soundly beating it in the latest round of IIHS crash testing. The Kizashi, along with the Honda Accord, were the only two cars to receive a “Good” rating in the 40 […]

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Kizashi Beats Camry! No, it’s not a reprise of Dewey Beats Truman, but the Suzuki Kizashi landed a parting shot against mid-size kingpin the Toyota Camry, soundly beating it in the latest round of IIHS crash testing. The Kizashi, along with the Honda Accord, were the only two cars to receive a “Good” rating in the 40 […]

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Crash Tests For Dummies: Easy This Year, Hard Next Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/crash-tests-for-dummies-easy-this-year-hard-next-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/crash-tests-for-dummies-easy-this-year-hard-next-year/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:45:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462692 Four 2013 models, the Lexus ES, the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and the Dodge Dart received the coveted  “Top Safety Pick” award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For the new Lexus ES models, the award is a relief. The outgoing ES 350 model had earned only a marginal rating in the rear […]

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Four 2013 models, the Lexus ES, the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and the Dodge Dart received the coveted  “Top Safety Pick” award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For the new Lexus ES models, the award is a relief. The outgoing ES 350 model had earned only a marginal rating in the rear […]

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This Is America’s Most Dangerous Car. Wait, There Are More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/this-is-americas-most-dangerous-car-wait-there-are-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/this-is-americas-most-dangerous-car-wait-there-are-more/#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 14:34:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446751   By now, you probably have heard (enough) of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) top safety picks. The IIHS provides an Academy Award worthy number of different categories, which assure that anybody can be a winner. But what are America’s most unsafe cars? This remained a secret until 24/7 Wall Street started digging. […]

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  By now, you probably have heard (enough) of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) top safety picks. The IIHS provides an Academy Award worthy number of different categories, which assure that anybody can be a winner. But what are America’s most unsafe cars? This remained a secret until 24/7 Wall Street started digging. […]

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Piston Slap: For the Next Stage in Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:10:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401458   Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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  Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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IIHS Study Loves Red Light Cameras, Says Americans Do Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/iihs-study-loves-red-light-cameras-says-americans-do-too/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/iihs-study-loves-red-light-cameras-says-americans-do-too/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:02:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401213 The controversy over red light cameras, once relegated to websites like TTAC, thenewspaper.com, motorists.org and highwayrobbery.net, is hitting the mainstream media thanks to a new study by the IIHS [PDF here]. The study used the following methodology: Telephone surveys were conducted with 3,111 drivers in 14 large cities (population greater than 200,000) with long-standing red […]

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The controversy over red light cameras, once relegated to websites like TTAC, thenewspaper.com, motorists.org and highwayrobbery.net, is hitting the mainstream media thanks to a new study by the IIHS [PDF here]. The study used the following methodology: Telephone surveys were conducted with 3,111 drivers in 14 large cities (population greater than 200,000) with long-standing red […]

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The Most And Least Died-In Vehicles Of 2006-2009 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-most-and-least-died-in-vehicles-of-2006-2009/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-most-and-least-died-in-vehicles-of-2006-2009/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:20:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397940 Forget crash test results, star ratings, or the number of acronym-laden electronic nanny systems that a vehicle has. If you’re a play-it-by-the-numbers kind of person and want to know safe a car is, statistically speaking, you’ll want to check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new status report on “Dying In A Crash” [PDF]. […]

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Forget crash test results, star ratings, or the number of acronym-laden electronic nanny systems that a vehicle has. If you’re a play-it-by-the-numbers kind of person and want to know safe a car is, statistically speaking, you’ll want to check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new status report on “Dying In A Crash” [PDF]. […]

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IIHS Documents Link Between Side Crash Results, Fatalities http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/iihs-finds-link-between-side-crash-results-fatalities/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/iihs-finds-link-between-side-crash-results-fatalities/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:57:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381148 Side head and torso airbags have greatly boosted driver safety in left-side impact crashes, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Side bags alone can make the difference between a “poor” result, and a “good” result, as they do in the case of the 2003 Accord, although structural integrity is […]

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Side head and torso airbags have greatly boosted driver safety in left-side impact crashes, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Side bags alone can make the difference between a “poor” result, and a “good” result, as they do in the case of the 2003 Accord, although structural integrity is […]

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America’s Safest Cars Aren’t American http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/america%e2%80%99s-safest-cars-aren%e2%80%99t-american/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/america%e2%80%99s-safest-cars-aren%e2%80%99t-american/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:53:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378214 Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will issue its list of what it thinks are the safest vehicles in America. 66 vehicles will be on the list. 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan. Any guesses who will lead the list? “Hyundai/Kia and Volkswagen/Audi each have 9 winners for 2011. Next in line with […]

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Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will issue its list of what it thinks are the safest vehicles in America. 66 vehicles will be on the list. 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan. Any guesses who will lead the list? “Hyundai/Kia and Volkswagen/Audi each have 9 winners for 2011. Next in line with […]

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IIHS: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don’t Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/iihs-hand-held-cell-phone-bans-dont-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/iihs-hand-held-cell-phone-bans-dont-work/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:56:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343684 The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institutes For Highway Safety, reports that an audit of insurance claim filings shows no reduction in claim amounts in states with bans on cell phone use in cars. According to the report: HLDI researchers calculated monthly collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years (a vehicle […]

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The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institutes For Highway Safety, reports that an audit of insurance claim filings shows no reduction in claim amounts in states with bans on cell phone use in cars. According to the report: HLDI researchers calculated monthly collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years (a vehicle […]

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Virginia DOT Defends Red Light Camera Study http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/virginia-dot-defends-red-light-camera-study/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/virginia-dot-defends-red-light-camera-study/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:58:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340656 In 2007, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) performed one of the most comprehensive statewide surveys of the impact of red light cameras on safety (view report). It caused quite a stir upon its release. The study took advantage of seven years’ worth of data both before and after cameras were installed, examining a far […]

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In 2007, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) performed one of the most comprehensive statewide surveys of the impact of red light cameras on safety (view report). It caused quite a stir upon its release. The study took advantage of seven years’ worth of data both before and after cameras were installed, examining a far […]

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IIHS Moves Crash Test Goalposts, Pisses Off Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/iihs-moves-crash-test-goalposts-pisses-off-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/iihs-moves-crash-test-goalposts-pisses-off-toyota/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:02:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336066 The IIHS has released its “Top Safety Picks 2010,” and thanks in part to the addition of roof crush tests that exceed federal standards (4x vehicle weight for an “acceptable” score) , a spot of drama has ensued. Not a single Toyota, Lexus or Scion made the list, for example, causing Toyota’s Irv Miller to […]

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The IIHS has released its “Top Safety Picks 2010,” and thanks in part to the addition of roof crush tests that exceed federal standards (4x vehicle weight for an “acceptable” score) , a spot of drama has ensued. Not a single Toyota, Lexus or Scion made the list, for example, causing Toyota’s Irv Miller to […]

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IIHS Demands Increased Roof Crush Standards. Wrong Answer. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/iihs-lobbies-for-increased-roof-crush-standards-wrong-answer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/iihs-lobbies-for-increased-roof-crush-standards-wrong-answer/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:44:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=241581 There are two main problems with debunking auto-related misconceptions. First, not everyone is ready, willing or able to confront the truth. Second, once you debunk something, it doesn’t stay debunked. TTAC’s Bob Elton dealt with the roof crush standard issue in his editorial “The Counterintuitive Truth About Roof Crush Standards” back in June 2006. He […]

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There are two main problems with debunking auto-related misconceptions. First, not everyone is ready, willing or able to confront the truth. Second, once you debunk something, it doesn’t stay debunked. TTAC’s Bob Elton dealt with the roof crush standard issue in his editorial “The Counterintuitive Truth About Roof Crush Standards” back in June 2006. He […]

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