IIHS news release • February 4, 2010
First time Institute ratings small pickups for rollover protection; only one model rates good in test that assures strength of roof
ARLINGTON, VA — The Nissan Frontier has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet Colorado the weakest among 5 small pickup trucks, all 2010 models, that recently were tested for rollover protection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Frontier, also sold as the Suzuki Equator, is the only pickup in the group to earn the highest rating of good. The Ford Ranger is rated acceptable while the Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tacoma, and Colorado (also sold as the GMC Canyon) earn the second lowest rating of marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr020410.html
Mini and microcar bumpers
IIHS news release • June 11, 2009
Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates
good under new system
ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because
they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets.
Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add
up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't
adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and
microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns
the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five
out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal.
Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html
Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy
public roads with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads,
but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the
mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a
deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential
neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these
vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel
use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and
pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html
Motorcycle antilock brakes - IIHS News
IIHS news release • March 31, 2010
Motorcycles with antilock brakes have fewer fatal crashes and lower
insurance losses than bikes without antilocks
ARLINGTON, VA — Antilock brakes for motorcycles are working as designed
to reduce the chances of crashing, removing some of the risk that comes
with riding on 2 wheels. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety indicates that motorcycles with antilocks versus without are 37
percent less likely to be in fatal crashes per 10,000 registered vehicle
years. Bolstering this finding is a separate analysis by the affiliated
Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) of insurance claims filed for damage to
motorcycles. Bike models with antilocks have 22 percent fewer claims for
damage per insured vehicle year (a vehicle year is 1 vehicle insured for 1
year, 2 insured for 6 months, etc.) than the same models without antilocks.
Two additional new reports by HLDI underscore the real-world benefits of
helmet laws that apply to all riders and raise questions about the safety
benefits of state-mandated training for young riders. A new Institute
survey of riders examines rider views of antilocks, helmets, and helmet
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr033110.html
Micro and minicar roof strength test results
IIHS news release • August 20, 2009
Smart Fortwo rates good for roof strength; test is designed to assess &
compare occupant protection in rollover crashes
ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart Fortwo has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet
Aveo has the weakest among 2009 micro and minicars recently tested by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Smart earns the highest rating
of good compared with acceptable for the Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mini
Cooper, and Toyota Yaris. The Aveo is rated marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr082009.html
Reducing Rollover in 15 Passenger Vans
There is documented proof that the 15 passenger van can be one of the most
dangerous vehicles on the road today in terms of rollover. Take a closer
look at the 15 passenger van and see how Roadmaster's Active Suspension
significantly enhances the safety of the vehicle.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road
conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more
information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
2007 Ford Expedition | Dynamic Rollover Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
This dynamic rollover crash test was conducted to investigate the dynamics
of belted occupants during rollover crashes. This test was conducted with a
modified 2007 Ford Expedition on the FMVSS 208 rollover cart moving at 48.1
km/h (29.9 mph), releasing the vehicle with its roll axis perpendicular to
the direction of rollover cart motion, and first contacting the passenger's
side. The vehicle was modified by replacing the rear seat with a
modified front seat to simulate similar characteristics in both seating
positions. The center console was also removed. The air bags were disabled
for this test condition. The OEM belts and buckles were replaced in all
positions. The driver and left rear seats were replaced with a seat with
integrated 3-Point belts without pretensioners. The right front position
was equipped with a motorized retractor and a pretension buckle system1.
The pretensioner was fired manually at 300ms into the event and the
motorized retractor was manually activated prior to launch.
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Top-Heavy (Crash Test Rollovers Compilation)
I made this for MfalmeVTold since he requested it.
This video features the following vehicles:
2009 Honda Stepwgn
2010 Ford Ranger
2009 Daihatsu Mira
2003 Chevrolet Blazer
2010 Daihatsu Tanto
2006 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
2011 Daihatsu Move
2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Serena
2011 Nissan Elgrand
1999 Isuzu Rodeo
2009 Toyota Prado
2008 Nissan Rogue
Crash Test Results for Sedan Bumpers
Bumpers on 2009 models of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, and
Nissan Maxima performed better than their 2007
predecessors in low-speed crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety. Bumpers on the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and 2010 Ford
Fusion did worse than earlier models. Get the complete story at
Tiguan Rollover Crash Test
Tiguan has the highest rollover roof strength rating in its class according
to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (a coalition of insurance
companies assembled to do more rigorous safety testing on vehicles).
Crash test Camion contro auto in coda
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test ADAC che simula un incidente tra un
Camion e due auto in coda. Immagini impressionanti!
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2012 PickupTrucks.com Midsize Shootout
Find out who's the 2012 King of the Hill as PickupTrucks.com tests the
entire small-truck segment to determine which little pickups fly, and which
The trucks tested are the 2012 Chevy Colorado, 2011 Ford Ranger, 2012 GMC
Canyon, 2012 Honda Ridgeline, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Suzuki Equator and
the 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
New roof strength tests
IIHS news release • March 24, 2009
Roof strength is focus of new rating system; 4 of 12 small SUVs evaluated
earn top marks
ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is launching a
new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will
help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to
be put to the test. Only 4 earn the top rating of good. The Volkswagen
Tiguan has the strongest rated roof, and the Kia Sportage has the weakest
among the 2008-09 models evaluated.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr032409.html