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Road to Zero Coalition releases roadmap

IIHS and HLDI are among the more than 650 organizations that collaborated on a comprehensive plan to eliminate road deaths by 2050.

April 19, 2018

Redesigned BMW X3 picks up top accolade

The redesigned BMW X3, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

April 17, 2018

Kia Sedona earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2018 Kia Sedona minivan qualifies for the Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.

April 10, 2018

New passenger-side ratings for 7 small SUVs

Five small SUVs earn good ratings from IIHS for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash. One is rated marginal, and one is rated poor.

April 4, 2018

All-offender alcohol interlock laws save lives

Laws requiring all impaired-driving offenders to install alcohol interlocks reduce the number of impaired drivers in fatal crashes by 16 percent, a new IIHS study shows. If all states without such laws adopted them, more than 500 additional lives could be saved each year.

March 29, 2018

Kia Optima earns 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award

The midsize car qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after it was modified to achieve good protection in passenger-side small overlap front crashes.

March 15, 2018

New ratings target backing crashes

Two rear autobrake systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced in the first IIHS evaluations of rear crash prevention systems.

February 22, 2018

IIHS addresses safety of aftermarket parts

The Institute recently shared an advisory on aftermarket repair parts with its member companies as part of periodic updates on topics of particular interest to insurers.

February 15, 2018

Driver reactions to automated systems vary

A new study of how drivers react to automated systems suggests they are most comfortable with those that make smooth, gradual movements and are wary of using the features in the most challenging driving conditions.

February 14, 2018

Hyundai Elantra earns 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award

The Hyundai Elantra qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after earning an acceptable rating in the new passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The small car now qualifies for Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.

February 8, 2018

Nationwide's Windsor elected IIHS chairman

IIHS is pleased to announce the election of William L. Windsor Jr. as chairman of its Board of Directors. Windsor is associate vice president, Office of Consumer Safety, Nationwide Insurance.

January 24, 2018

Amica's Petrarca elected HLDI chairman

HLDI is pleased to announce the election of Michael Petrarca as chairman of its Board of Directors. Petrarca is senior assistant vice president, Amica Mutual Insurance.

January 24, 2018

Nissan Titan improves in small overlap test

Nissan modified the front-end structure of the Titan crew cab to improve driver protection in the small overlap test. It's the fourth large pickup to earn a good rating in the test.

January 16, 2018

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