How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

One of the tools Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have used to defend the safety of its Autopilot software is the dark and perplexing art of statistics. After a fatal Autopilot-related crash in May, a company blog post pointed out that the crash was “the first known fatality in just over 130... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both... read more April 11, 2016 by

2015 Toyota Prius C IIHS small-overlap front crash test

Latest Toyota Prius C Dubbed IIHS Top Safety Pick After Updates

The 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrid subcompact has now become a "IIHS Top Safety Pick" among new cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The crash-test... read more August 10, 2015 by

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has... read more August 7, 2015 by

2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

General Motors' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015... read more February 12, 2015 by

2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will... read more August 22, 2014 by

2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by

2013 Chevrolet Spark IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test.

Very Small Cars Fail New IIHS Small-Overlap Frontal Crash Test

People like to joke that old American cars must be very safe because of the sheer amount of metal surrounding the driver, but that's oversimplification. At least, in most... read more January 22, 2014 by

2012 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Fails IIHS Automatic-Braking Safety Test, Owners Sue

Toyota is in hot water over a safety system that isn't performing as advertised. Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its ratings of... read more October 11, 2013 by

Subaru Outback in IIHS frontal crash prevention system test.

IIHS Unveils First Frontal-Crash Protection Ratings; 13 Of 74 High-Rated

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now rating frontal-crash prevention systems. The IIHS says it decided to test these systems, which automatically... read more September 30, 2013 by

NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

2013 Tesla Model S Crash Tests: What Cars To Compare It To?

Earlier this week, trumpets were blown for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], whose Model S luxury electric sedan attained the highest-ever rating in the National Highway Traffic... read more August 24, 2013 by

2013 Kia Soul  -  rated POOR in IIHS small overlap frontal impact test

Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

It's not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today's small... read more August 8, 2013 by 2

2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and... read more May 16, 2013 by 1

2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Gets IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' Rating

Nobody really wants to crash, but if you're unfortunate enough to do so it's nice to know your chances of escaping injury are better than most. That's the case with the 2013... read more May 9, 2013 by 1

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fusion, Altima Get IIHS Top Safety Pick 'Plus'; Prius V, Camry Fall Short

Ford and Nissan are celebrating the results of the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing--but rival Toyota won't be quite so joyful. The 2013... read more December 20, 2012 by 15

2013 Dodge Dart

IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety... read more October 5, 2012 by 0


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