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Committing to standard autobrake

Ten automakers will work with IIHS and NHTSA to make automatic emergency braking standard on their new vehicles.

A new chapter in vehicle research

A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.

First LATCH ease-of-use ratings

Only three vehicles earn good ratings for their child seat attachment hardware.

Minivans with subpar protection

Recent tests of minivans reveal three models with poor small overlap front protection.

Rear cameras show benefits

New research shows the technology can help drivers avoid backover crashes.

Latest news from the Institutes

November 10, 2015

New BEST BETs make booster shopping easy

When IIHS began its booster seat ratings in 2008, most models failed to consistently provide good belt fit. This year, all new models evaluated provide good or acceptable fit.

October 15, 2015

Correction to 2014 booster ratings

IIHS mistakenly named two boosters, the Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 and Safety 1st Summit 65, BEST BETs. These seats should have been designated as Not Recommended.

October 6, 2015

New Fiat small SUV earns Top Safety Pick+

The new Fiat 500X small SUV achieves good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests and an advanced rating for front crash prevention.

October 1, 2015

Updated teen vehicle recommendations

IIHS has updated its recommendations for used vehicles for teens, and the list has grown by more than 50 percent.

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