SUVs and pickups pose less risk to people in crashes
IIHS news release • September 28, 2011
Effort to make SUVs, pickups less deadly to car occupants in crashes is
ARLINGTON, VA - Today's SUVs and pickups pose far less risk to people in
cars and minivans than previous generations, a new study from the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety shows. Until recently, SUVs and pickups were
more likely than cars or minivans of the same weight to be involved in
crashes that killed occupants of other cars or minivans. That's no longer
the case for SUVs, and for pickups the higher risk is much less pronounced
than it had been.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr092811.html
Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck - Active Brake Assist 2
Mercedes-Benz führt im Schwer-Lkw Actros die zweite Generation des Active
Brake Assist ein. Dieses Sicherheitssystem kann jetzt noch mehr: Leitete es
bisher vor langsamer vorausfahrenden Hindernissen bei Gefahr eines
Auffahrunfalls automatisch eine Bremsung ein, so wird der neue Active Brake
Assist 2 auch vor stehenden Hindernissen aktiv, etwa einem überraschenden
2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel
Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty
years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its
50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site:
2015 Ford Mustang | Pole Crash Test
2015 Ford Mustang
NHTSA Pole Crash Test
Overall Safety Rating: 5 Stars
Frontal Crash Rating: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
Side Crash Rating: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 4)
Side Pole Crash Rating: 5 Stars
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating: (Driver: 5, Passenger: 4)
Rollover Rating: 5 Stars
Risk of Rollover: 8.1%
NHTSA - New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Side Pole Test:
A small-sized adult female crash test dummy is placed in the driver's seat
and is secured with a seat belt. The test vehicle, angled at 75 degrees, is
then pulled sideways at 20 mph (32km/h) into a 25-cm diameter pole at the
driver's seating location. This test mimics a side impact crash involving a
narrow, fixed object like a utility pole or tree.
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2010-2011 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 IIHS Frontal Offset
Structure-Head/neck-Chest-Leg left-Leg right-Restraints
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 were redesigned for the
2007 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After
the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without
its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate
low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity.
Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be