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Tesla Model 3 receives Top Safety Pick+ prize
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22nd Sep 2019
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Tesla Model 3 receives Top Safety Pick+ prize

The Tesla Model 3 has been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ award by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It comes just a month after the IIHS bestowed the Audi e-tron with the same award, making it the first EV to receive the coveted nod. This year, the Hyundai Nexo also earned a Top Safety Pick+ award, the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to do so. The Jaguar I-Pace has yet to be assessed by the IIHS, though it received five stars in Euro NCAP testing.
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William Stopford
Drivers don't trust safety tech, rely on it anyway - report
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27th Sep 2018
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Drivers don't trust safety tech, rely on it anyway - report

The latest crop of advanced driver assistance systems is misunderstood and misused by many drivers, according to a new report by the US AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. According to the research, drivers are increasingly relying on these systems despite not being aware of how they work, or their limitations.
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Chris Gething
Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests
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3rd Feb 2017
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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric vehicles have missed out on being considered a Top Safety Pick by the US's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to qualify as a 'Top Safety Pick', vehicles need to earn 'Good' ratings in all five crash tests - small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints - along with having a crash prevention system that earns an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating.
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James Wong
IIHS explains frontal offset crash test
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24th May 2013
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IIHS explains frontal offset crash test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a video explaining its new frontal offset crash test, following last week's announcement that the Subaru Forester has become the first vehicle to score top marks in its small overlap front crash test. Filmed at the IIHS's vehicle research centre, the video shows how the frontal offset crash test works and explains why the IIHS believes new car manufacturers must start engineering their cars for the limited-contact impacts.
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David Zalstein
Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz crunched by new crash test
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14th Aug 2012
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Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz crunched by new crash test

The Audi A4, Lexus IS and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have all earned a ‘poor’ rating in a new frontal crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US. The three premium mid-sized sedans were found to offer low levels of protection for drivers in the Institute’s new ‘small overlap frontal crash test’, which sees 25 per cent of a vehicle’s front end strike a rigid barrier at 40mph (64.4km/h) on the driver’s side.
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Tim Beissmann