Lutz Calls For Three-Year NHTSA Crash Testing Moratorium

In a conversation with, GM vice-chairman and product czar Bob Lutz »9/03/08 3:15pm9/03/08 3:15pm stated his desire for at least a three-year suspension of US frontal and side-impact crash testing standards. Said Lutz, “In Europe, the crash-test procedures are different than in the U.S., so the tests are different. If our government…

Renault Celebrates 5-Star NCAP Crash Testing...By Crashing Some Cars

Crashing some cars totally seems like a good way to celebrate an all-lineup five-star showing in NCAP frontal testing, and we're glad to see Renault's got the guts to do it. This German commercial for the French automaker's a great example of why ballet is best viewed when performed by cars, and why we love to see… »9/28/07 1:00pm9/28/07 1:00pm

Uh Oh, Aveo: Europe's NCAP Calls Out Three-Star-Safe Chevy for Poor Front Crash Performance

According to Europe's car-safety gurus, NCAP, the Chevrolet Aveo is a safe car, as long as you don't hit anything head-on. Then, it turns into the most economical enabler of catastrophic chest compression you can buy. Singled out as having an "unacceptably high risk of life-threatening injury to the driver s chest,"… »3/13/06 3:30pm3/13/06 3:30pm