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Progress on LATCH ease of use

Ratings of child restraint installation hardware are getting better.

Small overlap gap

Vehicles with good driver protection may leave passengers at risk, an IIHS study shows.

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September 21, 2017

2018 Honda Odyssey earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned minivan is available with two things the previous version lacked — a high-performing automatic braking system and acceptable headlights. The changes mean the 2018 model qualifies for the top award from IIHS.

September 18, 2017

IIHS and HLDI announce new president

David Harkey will become the next president of the two highway safety research organizations in January. He will succeed Adrian Lund, who is retiring.

September 6, 2017

Four small pickups are good in small overlap front test

Four out of eight small pickup trucks tested by IIHS earn good ratings for occupant protection in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, but the lack of an automatic emergency braking system and poor-rated headlights mean these pickups don't qualify for either of the Institute's safety awards.

August 29, 2017

Side guard prevents truck underride in 40 mph crash

An aftermarket device that attaches to the sides of a tractor-trailer successfully prevented a midsize car from sliding underneath the trailer in a 40 mph crash test conducted by IIHS.

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