The best way to reduce crash injuries is to keep from crashing in the first place.
December 19, 2013
With tougher criteria, fewer 2014 award winners
IIHS has raised the bar for its safety awards, requiring a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. Top Safety Pick+ winners also must offer front crash prevention.
September 27, 2013
Crash tests show why autobrake is important
IIHS conducted two demonstration crash tests at different speeds to show how autobrake can reduce damage even when a crash can't be avoided.
Rating models for front crash prevention
A new IIHS test program rates front crash prevention systems to help consumers decide which features to consider and encourage automakers to speed adoption of the technology.
April 25, 2013
IIHS to expand Vehicle Research Center
The VRC is undergoing a $30 million expansion to enable IIHS to accommodate a broader test program for crash avoidance systems.
Models with forward collision avoidance
Manufacturers are making good progress in adding crash avoidance systems to their fleets to help mitigate frontal crashes.
Volvo City Safety is reducing crashes
Volvo's low-speed crash avoidance system is helping drivers avoid fender-benders and minor injuries on congested roads.
December 20, 2012
Volvo owners like crash avoidance features
Owners of Volvos with advanced crash avoidance features find the systems useful, and the vast majority would want the technology again, an IIHS survey shows.
July 3, 2012
Some high-tech features cut insurance claims
Early evidence that advanced crash avoidance technologies are cutting crashes comes from a study of insurance claims. Forward collision avoidance systems and adaptive headlights show the biggest crash reductions in the analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute.
January 24, 2012
Safety features spread slowly
New technologies could cut crashes dramatically, but don't count on them being everywhere tomorrow. HLDI finds it takes about three decades for safety features to spread through the registered vehicle fleet.
September 28, 2011
Electronic stability control prevents fatal crashes, updated government study reconfirms
July 19, 2011
Volvo's City Safety prevents crashes at low speeds and reduces insurance costs, a new HLDI analysis shows
March 30, 2011
Volvo brings the first pedestrian avoidance system to U.S. market
Pedestrians stand to benefit from new vehicle technology and design changes aimed at preventing crashes
May 20, 2010
Large trucks will benefit from crash avoidance technology
Crash avoidance technologies for passenger vehicles could prevent or mitigate about 1 of every 3 fatal crashes
November 18, 2009
Crash avoidance features gain traction with Infiniti and Volvo owners
April 17, 2008
A handful of vehicles have features that aim to avoid crashes altogether
December 7, 1996
Antilock brakes increase fatal single-vehicle crashes
May 6, 1995
Daytime running lights reduce crashes involving two vehicles
February 25, 1995
Antllock brakes aren't reducing crashes or crash costs
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