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Audi's 2019 A6, Q8 Capture IIHS Top Safety Picks

Two of Audi's 2019 vehicles, including its next-generation A6 midsize sedan and Q8 flagship crossover, have earned recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as top safety picks when equipped with specific headlights.

Volvo's XC40, XC60 Earn IIHS Top Safety Picks

Volvo's 2019 XC40 and XC60 crossovers have earned recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as top safety picks with only the headlights making the difference in the award tier each received.

Four Automakers Add Automatic Braking to 90% of New Vehicles

While 10 automakers reported equipping more than 50% of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 with automatic emergency braking, the top four among these managed to equip 90% or more with the crash avoidance technology.

Automatic Braking Study to Identify More Benefits of the Tech

Although automatic emergency brake systems have proven to prevent typical front-to-rear crashes, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is exploring additional opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the technology.

Speeding Forum Set for April, IIHS Says

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Governors Highway Safety Association will jointly host a forum in April to address the ongoing problem of speeding, which is a factor in about 10,000 roadside fatalities each year.

Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers to deactivate them, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.