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2010-12-22 06:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Kia Motors Corporation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=bf3bb81f-d5d5-4c37-a09c-cb4749d2f2eb&lr=ls 2011 Kia Optima named "Top Safety Pick" by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Building on the momentum of Kia's growing lineup of new generation vehicles, the all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan has received the highest possible crash safety rating of "Good" in all four tests conducted by the...

2010-12-01 12:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- If a crash test dummy could talk, what would it say? And would we understand what it was saying? At General Motors' Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) lab, new hyper-tech dummies talk in hyper-speed, recording and transmitting crash data 10,000 times a second. Two-hundred crash test dummies of all shapes and sizes are wired with 70-80 sensors each that tell safety engineers exactly how much and what kind of forces they endure during crash tests. The...

2010-11-24 04:17:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=818c8c95-63dd-4a2f-96d8-d210c8461a03&lr=ls# Euro NCAP releases the crash test results for fourteen cars, including the first Chinese-manufactured vehicle. Euro NCAP's other top scorers with five star results are the Audi A1, the BMW Mini Countryman, the Ford C-MAX and Ford Grand C-MAX, the Kia Sportage, the Opel/Vauxhall Meriva, the new Seat Alhambra,...

2010-11-11 18:30:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible Overall Vehicle Score(1) of five stars, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO) Helping the Accord achieve the top score were five-star ratings for overall frontal crash safety, overall side...

2010-10-08 15:00:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest government ranking under the agency's New Car Assessment Program, to the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata withstood the agency's more rigorous 2011 testing procedures to receive the top safety rating. Sonata is built from the ground up with safety in mind, with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure,...

2010-10-05 10:30:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest government ranking under the agency's New Car Assessment Program, to the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata withstood the agency's more rigorous 2011 testing procedures to receive the top safety rating. Sonata is built from the ground up with safety in mind, with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure,...

2010-10-05 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prompted by advancements in auto safety, the federal government is increasing the amount of safety information it's providing to consumers and "raising the bar" on how it tests new vehicles by making the "Stars on Cars" safety rating program even more stringent. This will begin with Model Year (MY) 2011 automobiles. The government's 5-star Safety Rating System's more-challenging tests mean that the government's star ratings on new auto...

2010-07-14 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A General Motors crash test dummy whose 15 years of service included scores of full-vehicle crash tests and a host of special assignments will spend a peaceful retirement in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The donation of 50H-1, an Anthropomorphic Test Device, or ATD, is part of a museum initiative to collect materials related to technological advancements in the auto industry to improve safety features. The ATD will be part of a...

2010-06-04 09:01:00

LIVONIA, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety, has today outlined how it is supporting vehicle manufacturers to prepare for more stringent US New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) safety criteria next year. TRW's occupant restraint simulation techniques have resulted in advances to its technology portfolio and a significant cost reduction compared with traditional testing processes. (Photo:...

2010-06-02 09:05:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining the 2010 Forte compact sedan and 2010 Soul urban passenger vehicle, the 2011 Sorento compact utility vehicle has been recognized as a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the midsize SUV category when built after March 2010. Sorento, which went on sale earlier this year, received the organization's top honor by earning "Good" ratings -- the highest achievable -- in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact...