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NHTSA Revamps Crash-Testing Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's overhaul of its federally mandated crash-testing program in 2020 will cover a wide spectrum of safety methods and procedures, the agency has announced.

2020 Kia Soul Captures Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given its top safety award to the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul, when the small car is outfitted with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

Back Seat Passengers More at Risk in Frontal Collisions

When it comes to frontal crashes, rear-seat protection has not kept pace with front-seat safety systems and better restraint systems are required in the back, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Adds 9 Members

The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education has welcomed nine members to a coalition that was launched in January to educate the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.

AAA Acquires Nation's Largest AV Test Site

AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah recently acquired GoMentum Station, the largest autonomous vehicle test site in the country, from Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA) for an undisclosed sum.

57 Vehicles Meet Stricter IIHS Safety Criteria for 2019

Only 30 2019-model-year vehicles have named a Top Safety Pick+, while another 27 have earned Top Safety Pick awards in a year in which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has raised the bar, the vehicle safety evaluator has announced.

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