Tag: Safety

Toyota And Stanford University Want To Use Pro Drifters’ Experience To Improve Safety

Anyone who has driven in snowy climates knows that one of the most important things is to know how to retain control of your car in those treacherous conditions. That’s what has led researchers at the Toyota Research Institute and at Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab to turn to professional drifters and drivers to learn […]

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U.S. To Exempt Autonomous Vehicles From Certain Crash Standards

New rules have been issued that will allow the manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to bypass the crash standards required by traditional passenger vehicles. The rules, announced by the outgoing Trump administration but yet to be finalized or implemented, will exempt automated vehicles designed to exclusively carry goods, rather than people, from certain crash standards. The […]

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Rear Automatic Emergency Braking Could Prevent A Lot Of Fender Benders

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an institution closely related to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, reports that automatic emergency braking technology could reduce property collision claims by as much as 10%. The institute claims that this tech is among just three standalone safety features to reduce collisions by double digits in its research, […]

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Euro NCAP Is Now Evaluating Vans, Watch Europe’s Most Popular LCVs Being Tested

In the wake of the global pandemic, the need for delivery vans has reached new heights this year, which is why Euro NCAP decided to test some of Europe’s most popular models. Nineteen light commercial vehicles (LCV) were tested by the safety specialists under new criteria that evaluate the crash avoidance and driver assistance systems, […]

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2021 Toyota Sienna Crash Tested By The IIHS, Scores Maximum Safety Rating

The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna has crashed its way into a Top Safety Pick+ award earlier this month, with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finding it safer than its predecessor. The minivan has earned ‘good’ ratings in all six crashworthiness evaluations, and the same rating applies to the child seat anchors, crash avoidance […]

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Latin NCAP Advises Against Buying The Zero-Star Ka, Urges Ford To Make It Safer

After the Hyundai HB20, the Ford Ka, which is the second best-selling model in Brazil, was tested by Latin NCAP with the same disappointing result: a zero-star overall safety rating. Tested in frontal and side impact, whiplash and pedestrian protection, with two standard front airbags and without the optional Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Ka […]

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