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Ranks of Top Safety Pick+ Winners Swell as Automakers Improve Headlights

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 65 models with the 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, as improved headlight offerings boost more vehicles into the top tier. Another 36 models earn the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK award for a total of 101 … Continue reading

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IIHS Rates Midsize Cars for 2022

Ratings for current models in specific vehicle classes are available in one place. Click here to read more.  

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Safety Group Develops New Ratings Program for Automated Vehicles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is developing a new ratings program that evaluates the safeguards that vehicles with partial automation employ to help drivers stay focused on the road. These will be rated good, acceptable, marginal or poor, … Continue reading

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IIHS Study Reveals ‘Good’ Headlights Reduce Accident Risk

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS] shows that the condition of the headlights on a vehicle can affect safety. According to IIHS’s study, crashes at night are nearly 20% lower for vehicles with headlights that … Continue reading

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Studies Show Old Headlights Can Lead To More Accidents

Every vehicle on the road has headlights, but can the quality of a person’s lights affect your business? According to a recent AAA study, having older headlights increase the possibility of impairing a driver by limiting the range of vision … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Names Faculty for Its First-Ever ADAS Summit

The first-ever Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Summit will take place 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. The faculty is hand selected from top experts in the field. The ADAS Summit will detail all the aspects auto … Continue reading

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IIHS Gives Two Mid-Size SUVs “Good”-Rated Headlights

According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than half of mid-size SUVs are not equipped with adequate headlights. While headlights are improving in respect to visibility, the study notes, “many still need to … Continue reading

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Pickup Drivers Being Left in the Dark

With all the recent attention on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), one basic safety feature – headlights – seems to be coming up short. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Visiting IIHS

“Last week I was invited to tour the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) complex in Ruckersville, Va. All I can say is wow. What an impressive place.” —Bob Beranek Continue reading

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IIHS Briefs Auto Glass Safety Council™

Auto Glass Safety Council™ board members spent Wednesday, August 10, touring the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Va. Board members also met with IIHS officials concerning a number of safety studies that are ongoing at the independent, nonprofit organization. IIHS is funded by the major automotive insurers and is dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries and property damage—from crashes on the nation’s roads. Continue reading

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IIHS Tests 31 Midsize Cars, Only 1 Headlight System Receives “Good” Rating

If one of your customers complain of visibility issues at nighttime, it is most likely not the windshield, it could be the headlights. This is according to new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Continue reading

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10 OEMs to Offer Automatic Emergency Braking on New Models

Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced. Continue reading

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