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2011-08-26 07:30:00

ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It makes for great and frightening TV, and now it's a real-world lesson in physics. Scientists and engineers regularly hurtle new vehicles head-on into barriers and thrust heavy battering rams into driver's side doors. We've all seen the scary results on news programs and TV commercials. But today, students everywhere are getting a "crash course" in the science of physics, with controlled car collisions a dramatic and inescapably...

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...

2011-05-25 04:55:00

ROLLE, Switzerland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First 100% Electric Vehicle Ever Awarded Five Stars The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the 100% electric Nissan LEAF the highest level of car safety following its performance in the independent organization's stringent crash tests. The zero-emission vehicle received a five-star rating, the first electric vehicle ever to earn this distinction. The reigning European and World Car of...

2011-04-26 06:54:00

DETROIT, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, achieving "good" scores in four types of crash tests and offering crash-avoiding electronic stability control. The IIHS tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and simulated rear impacts to evaluate seat and head restraints for protection...

2011-03-23 09:33:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry trade group at the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/FL14540LOGO) The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) www.autobpa.com presented the results of various data obtained through low- and...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

IMED Mobility has today announced transparent FMVSS safety crash test ratings for wheelchair vans with VMI conversions. Roseville, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 IMED Mobility has today announced that Vantage Mobility International conversion vans scored high in all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards testing. Transparency in safety scoring is a vital consideration for those purchasing wheelchair vans, and VMI is a leader in providing quality, reliable, durable vehicles for individuals...