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Audi e-tron quattro scores top rating in IIHS safety awards
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15th Aug 2019
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Audi e-tron quattro scores top rating in IIHS safety awards

Audi’s first electric vehicle might not have beaten the Tesla Model X in terms of range but so far it has it beat when it comes to safety. The e-tron quattro is the first EV to receive the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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William Stopford
Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study
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14th Aug 2018
2 min read

Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study

The current crop of semi-autonomous driver assists aren't proper substitutes for hands-on attention, according to a new study from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to the non-profit's research, current semi-autonomous systems like lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control displayed behaviours ranging from "the irksome, such as too-cautious braking, to the dangerous".
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Scott Collie
BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz top IIHS auto-brake tests
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29th May 2014
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BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz top IIHS auto-brake tests

The BMW 5 Series and X5, Hyundai Genesis and Mercedes-Benz E-Class have earned perfect scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest round of auto-brake testing.
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Tim Beissmann
Subaru Forester first to score top marks in new IIHS crash test
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16th May 2013
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Subaru Forester first to score top marks in new IIHS crash test

The Subaru Forester has become the first vehicle to score top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap front crash test. The new Subaru Forester was the only one of 13 'Small SUVs' tested by the US-based safety authority to earn a 'good' rating in the test. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (ASX in Australia) was rated ‘acceptable’, helping it join the Subaru in earning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.
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Tim Beissmann