Tag Archives: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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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Information on Advanced Features is Less Likely to Reach Used Car Buyers

Advanced driver assistance features can only make driving safer if drivers trust them enough to use them, and that trust appears likely to wane as vehicles move into the secondhand market, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway … 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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Research Points to Impact Calibration has on Insurance Claims

Vehicle calibrations and their impact are entering into data surrounding auto glass claims, according to recent research. Kay Wakeman, research analyst, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute, presented some of this info at the recent Automotive … 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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Study: Headlights on Small SUVs Aren’t Up To Standards

According to a test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), most small SUVs aren’t earning acceptable ratings when it comes to headlight evaluations. Out of 21 small SUVs tested, none earned a good a rating, and only four are offered with acceptable-rated headlights. There are 47 headlight combinations available for this group of vehicles, but more than two-thirds of them received a poor rating. Continue reading

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NHTSA Seeking Public Comment on Crash Test Vehicle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has teamed up with the European New Car Assessment Program, Thatcham and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to develop a specialized 3D crash model to test vehicles that include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The agency has scheduled a public meeting to allow stakeholders to view the vehicle and offer comment. 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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