Friday, September 27, 2013

IIHS Issues First Crash Avoidance Ratings - IIHS News

IIHS issues first crash avoidance ratings under new test program; Seven midsize vehicles earn top marks for front crash prevention

A new test program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the performance of front crash prevention systems to help consumers decide which features to consider and encourage automakers to speed adoption of the technology. The rating system is based on research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) indicating that forward collision warning and automatic braking systems are helping drivers avoid front-to-rear crashes.