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2011-08-16 11:47:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) today released a new video illustrating the safety and quality of aftermarket auto parts. The video, which is available on the ABPA website and YouTube, showcases actual high- and low-speed crash tests. The video's conclusions are based upon the crash tests as well as lump mass modeling simulations and quasi-static crush tests designed by engineers with extensive experience in automotive safety systems....

2011-08-02 10:20:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crash test ratings help consumers find the vehicles that afford the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes. Now, car shoppers can look up results of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests from anywhere. The Institute is launching a mobile site so consumers can easily compare vehicle safety ratings using their smartphones. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/DC45772 ) People are doing a...

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2011-07-06 11:35:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted special exemptions for Terrafugia's Transition® flying car to be legally driven on roads. The Transition will be required to use tires appropriately rated for highway speeds and vehicle weight, which are not normally permitted for use on multi-purpose vehicles.  The flying car is also allowed to have its own type of windscreen, however traditional laminated automotive safety glass could fracture in...

2011-06-16 10:04:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saab 9-5 Sedan earned the "Top Safety Pick," the highest rating for crashworthiness in the United States today by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS, www.iihs.org), a research and communications organization funded by auto insurers in the US. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/DE21325) IIHS performs full tests for front impact (offset) and side impact crashes. Seat/head restraints also undergo a simulated...

2011-06-13 00:00:29

Hyundai's all-new Elantra has been awarded the highest rating for car safety in all test categories by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US, adding to the numerous awards won by the new Elantra. (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has awarded the new Hyundai Elantra a "TOP SAFETY PICK", achieving the highest rating of "Good" in all crash test categories including front, side, rollover and rear crash protection. In order...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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