As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests the 2015 Ford F-150, Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette noticed the crew cabs have extra “protection bars” that two-door trucks don’t get. If you think that sounds shady, IIHS seems to agree and has already started digging deeper.
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story.
The latest round of European NCAP crash testing's complete, which means our video-bin horn o' plenty overfloweth with clips of a dozen Euro cars getting the stuffing smashed outta them. Thank you NCAP, you've made this the best Smashgiving ever!
Spectacular newsreel footage from the 1930s reveals an era when destructive testing was a spectator sport instead of laboratory science.
If you enjoyed Crash Week so much you feel the need to own a post-crash-tested vehicle, you're in luck. The government's auctioning off lightly-crashed, low-mileage NHTSA test vehicles at bargain prices. The lot of 'em below.
The Brilliance BS4 might look like an MG copy-paste-job, but there's a key distinction. The BS4, like the BS6 before it, has scored zero stars in Euro NCAP crash testing. Yup, here come the Chinese!
This week ADAC, the German auto club, tried to convince automakers to consider small car crash compatibility when designing larger cars by obliterating a Fiat 500 with an Audi Q7. The point ADAC was trying to make is not that the Fiat 500 is unsafe — it actually scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing where the Audi Q7…
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NAMBLA) is updating their star ranking system for vehicle safety for the first time since it was introduced in 1994. After 14 years of manufacturers designing for the ratings, along with advancements in active and passive safety systems, the scores had become…
The one big piece of news out of FoMoCo this week (other than the HOG Edition F-150 of course!) appears to be the leading role they're playing in development of an abdominal insert for pediatric crash dummies. Yup, the once proud automaker's now fallen to this — issuing press releases on how good they are at making…