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Committing to standard autobrake

Ten automakers will work with IIHS and NHTSA to make automatic emergency braking standard on their new vehicles.

A new chapter in vehicle research

A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.

First LATCH ease-of-use ratings

Only three vehicles earn good ratings for their child seat attachment hardware.

Minivans with subpar protection

Recent tests of minivans reveal three models with poor small overlap front protection.

Latest news from the Institutes

January 28, 2016

Front crash prevention cuts rear-enders

Both autobrake and forward collision warning are helping drivers avoid a pitfall of driving on congested roads, an IIHS study shows.

January 14, 2016

Four more vehicles earn Top Safety Pick+

The 2016 Honda Civic 4-door, Hyundai Sonata, Lexus RX and Nissan Altima are the latest vehicles to earn the top award from IIHS.

December 10, 2015

Safety awards go to 61 models for 2016

Good small overlap protection, as well as front crash prevention, is now required for the IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards. 

November 10, 2015

New BEST BETs make booster shopping easy

When IIHS began its booster seat ratings in 2008, most models failed to consistently provide good belt fit. This year, all new models evaluated provide good or acceptable fit.

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