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Ten automakers will work with IIHS and NHTSA to make automatic emergency braking standard on their new vehicles.
A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.
Only three vehicles earn good ratings for their child seat attachment hardware.
Recent tests of minivans reveal three models with poor small overlap front protection.
New research shows the technology can help drivers avoid backover crashes.
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.
IIHS mistakenly named two boosters, the Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 and Safety 1st Summit 65, BEST BETs. These seats should have been designated as Not Recommended.
The new Fiat 500X small SUV achieves good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests and an advanced rating for front crash prevention.
IIHS has updated its recommendations for used vehicles for teens, and the list has grown by more than 50 percent.
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