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IIHS award criteria get tougher in 2024

IIHS award criteria get tougher in 2024

Feb 27, 2024 — The new requirements challenge automakers to offer better protection for back seat passengers and improve their pedestrian crash avoidance systems.

IIHS alters scoring for latest crash test

IIHS alters scoring for latest crash test

Feb 22, 2024 — The updated moderate overlap front crash test now uses a new formula to determine injury risk that better accounts for variations in the position of the rear shoulder belt on the dummy’s chest.

Westrate becomes IIHS Board chair

Westrate becomes IIHS Board chair

Jan 17, 2024 — Bill Westrate, chair and chief executive officer of American Family Insurance, has been elected chair of the IIHS Board of Directors for 2024. 

Automatic braking could be improved

Automatic braking could be improved

Dec 21, 2023 — Front crash prevention systems aren’t as good at preventing crashes with large trucks and motorcycles as they are crashes with cars. An upcoming IIHS ratings program aims to change that.

Automakers fulfill autobrake pledge

Automakers fulfill autobrake pledge

Dec 21, 2023 — All 20 participating automakers have fulfilled a voluntary pledge to equip nearly all the light vehicles they produce for the U.S. market with automatic emergency braking.

Luxury SUVs excel in updated test

Luxury SUVs excel in updated test

Dec 14, 2023 — Three out of eight midsize luxury SUVs earn good ratings in the updated moderate overlap front crash test, while two more are rated acceptable.

BMW 5 series earns top accolade

BMW 5 series earns top accolade

Dec 8, 2023 — The 2024 BMW 5 series qualifies for Top Safety Pick+, while inferior headlights prevent the 2024 BMW X5 from earning an award.