• August 26, 2015

    New front crash prevention ratings

    More than a dozen new cars and SUVs earn the highest rating of superior in the latest round of IIHS front crash prevention evaluations.

    Volume 50, Number 7
  • August 26, 2015

    Front crash prevention benefits mount

    Insurance data show that vehicles with front crash prevention have lower rates of claims for damage to other vehicles and injuries to people in other vehicles.

    Volume 50, Number 7
  • August 26, 2015

    Positive results for autobrake abroad

    Cars and SUVs with autobrake were involved in 38 percent fewer rear-end injury crashes in Australia and Europe than comparable models without it, a new meta-analysis shows.

    Volume 50, Number 7
  • July 30, 2015

    Truck tractors, large buses to get ESC

    Large trucks and buses soon will be equipped with the same technology that has slashed rollover crashes in passenger vehicles, thanks to a new federal requirement.

    Volume 50, Number 6
  • October 24, 2014

    A technological solution to distraction

    Technology that can intervene when drivers aren't paying attention offers a potential solution to the problem of distracted driving.

    Volume 49, Number 8 | Special Issue: distracted driving
  • October 9, 2014

    Adaptive headlights improve visibility

    Headlights that swivel in response to steering input help drivers see objects on dark curvy roads earlier, a new IIHS study finds.

    Volume 49, Number 7
  • October 9, 2014

    Future availability of adaptive lights

    Adaptive headlights will be commonplace in 30 years, the latest HLDI estimates show.

    Volume 49, Number 7
  • May 29, 2014

    More top scores for front crash prevention

    IIHS awards eight superior and 13 advanced ratings for front crash prevention in a new round of evaluations.

    Volume 49, Number 4
  • May 29, 2014

    Honda system cuts insurance claims

    A combined forward collision and lane departure warning system available on the Honda Accord is cutting insurance claims, a HLDI study shows.

    Volume 49, Number 4
  • May 29, 2014

    NHTSA issues rearview camera rule

    Nearly all new passenger vehicles are expected to have rearview cameras by May 2018 under a new regulation designed to reduce backover crashes.

    Volume 49, Number 4
  • March 13, 2014

    Research shows benefit of rear cameras

    Rear cameras show promise in preventing backover crashes and are more effective than parking sensors in helping drivers avoid objects behind them, new IIHS research demonstrates.

    Volume 49, Number 2
  • March 13, 2014

    Benefits of parking sensors

    Buick drivers say they like parking sensors, which help prevent property damage.

    Volume 49, Number 2
  • March 13, 2014

    Drivers like crash avoidance features

    Front crash prevention, adaptive cruise control and other high-tech systems are proving popular among drivers of nonluxury brands.

    Volume 49, Number 2
  • 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.

    Volume 48, Number 9
  • September 27, 2013

    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.

    Volume 48, Number 7
  • 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.

    Volume 48, Number 7
  • April 25, 2013

    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.

    Volume 48, Number 3
  • April 25, 2013

    Models with forward collision avoidance

    Manufacturers are making good progress in adding crash avoidance systems to their fleets to help mitigate frontal crashes.

    Volume 48, Number 3
  • 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.

    Volume 48, Number 3
  • 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.

    Volume 47, Number 10
  • 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.

    Volume 47, Number 5 | Special Issue: Crash avoidance
  • 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.

    Volume 47, Number 1
  • September 28, 2011

    ESC benefits are mounting

    A new federal analysis of electronic stability control indicates the technology cuts by a fifth the probability that a vehicle will be in a fatal crash.

    Volume 46, Number 8
  • July 19, 2011

    Volvo's City Safety cuts insurance costs

    A new HLDI study indicates that Volvo SUVs with a low-speed forward collision avoidance system get into fewer crashes than comparable vehicles without the feature.

    Volume 46, Number 6
  • March 30, 2011

    Changing vehicles to protect pedestrians

    Engineers are adding technology to vehicles to help drivers avoid hitting pedestrians and modifying vehicle designs to soften impacts.

    Volume 46, Number 3
  • March 30, 2011

    Volvo's pedestrian detection system

    Volvo has already brought a pedestrian detection system to the U.S. market. Other automakers are close behind.

    Volume 46, Number 3
  • June 19, 2010

    ESC cuts fatal crash risk by one-third

    Electronic stability control is one of the most effective technologies for preventing deadly crashes, especially single-vehicle rollovers, a new study confirms.

    Volume 45, Number 6
  • May 20, 2010

    Estimates of crash avoidance benefits

    Four existing crash avoidance features could prevent 1 of 3 fatal crashes if all vehicles head them.

    Volume 45, Number 5
  • May 20, 2010

    Technology could prevent truck crashes

    Four crash avoidance features could prevent or mitigate 1 of 4 large truck crashes, including 1 of 5 fatal ones.

    Volume 45, Number 5
  • November 18, 2009

    Drivers say they like crash avoidance

    A new survey shows owners of luxury vehicles are making use of new crash avoidance features and would want them on their next vehicles.

    Volume 44, Number 10
  • April 17, 2008

    Potential benefits of high-tech features

    A new Institute study estimates potential benefits of five crash avoidance technologies, finding that forward collision warning and lane departure warning hold the most promise.

    Volume 43, Number 3 | Special Issue: crash avoidance features
  • April 17, 2008

    New features' success depends on drivers

    How drivers respond to new crash avoidance technologies will help determine how well they work to reduce crashes.

    Volume 43, Number 3 | Special Issue: crash avoidance features
  • December 19, 2006

    Government should require ESC quickly

    The Institute supports a federal plan to require ESC in passenger vehicles but urges faster adoption than the government has proposed.

    Volume 41, Number 10
  • June 13, 2006

    ESC could cut fatal crashes by a third

    As many as 10,000 fatal crashes could be avoided each year if all vehicles were equipped with ESC, an update of earlier IIHS research shows.

    Volume 41, Number 5
  • September 28, 2005

    ESC reduces some insurance losses

    Electronic stability control lowers insurance losses for damage to the insured vehicle but has little effect on losses for damage to other people's vehicles or for injuries.

    Volume 40, Number 8
  • January 3, 2005

    ESC cuts fatalities, study shows

    Equipping cars and SUVs with electronic stability control can reduce fatal single-vehicle crashes by more than half, a new Institute study shows.

    Volume 40, Number 1
  • December 7, 1996

    Antilock brakes increase fatal single-vehicle crashes

    Volume 31, Number 10
  • May 6, 1995

    Daytime running lights reduce crashes involving two vehicles

    Volume 30, Number 4
  • February 25, 1995

    Antllock brakes aren't reducing crashes or crash costs

    Volume 30, Number 2