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  • IIHS Insight: Side Crash Testing
    IIHS Insight: Side Crash Testing

    The IIHS tests the crashworthiness of a motor vehicle using five crash tests. One of those crash tests works to determine the safety of a vehicle in the event of a side crash, or t-bone accident . ...

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  • IIHS Insight: Frontal Crash Testing
    IIHS Insight: Frontal Crash Testing

    In our next Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing installment, we take a closer look at frontal crash testing performed at the Vehicle Research Center. Frontal crashes are the most common ...

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  • IIHS Insight: Testing Labs
    IIHS Insight: Testing Labs

    During the Insurance Institute for High Safety’s automobile safety testing, the Vehicle Research Center is home to a variety of types of crash tests. Not all of these tests require entire vehicles ...

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  • IIHS Insight: Crash Test Dummies
    IIHS Insight: Crash Test Dummies

    In our second article depicting the ins and outs of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we are taking a closer look at the crash test dummies used at the Vehicle Research Center. The IIHS ...

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  • IIHS Insight: VRC's Crash Hall
    IIHS Insight: VRC's Crash Hall

    Since 1995, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been testing automobiles for safety. This is done in an effort to promote safer vehicle manufacturing and consumer education on vehicle ...

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  • Auto Makers Face Hacker Vulnerability Allegations
    Auto Makers Face Hacker Vulnerability Allegations

    We all remember the Toyota acceleration defect nightmare that occurred between 2009 and 2013, a defect affecting about 11 million vehicles. This automobile defect was due to accelerators that jammed ...

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