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  • Midsize SUVs have mixed small overlap results - IIHS News

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    IIHS news release • May 12, 2015

    Midsize SUVs have mixed results in latest round of small overlap tests

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Three more midsize SUVs achieved good or acceptable ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the latest round of small overlap front crash testing, but many models, including three newly rated SUVs from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and one from Hyundai, continue to struggle with the test.

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    • Adaptive cruise control - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 29,371 views
      A related feature to forward collision avoidance is adaptive cruise control, which is typically marketed as a convenience feature. As with regular cruise control, the driver sets the desired speed....
    • Adaptive headlights - Duration: 28 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 30,136 views
      Adaptive headlights help drivers see better on dark, curved roads. The headlights pivot in the direction of travel based on steering wheel movement and sometimes the vehicle's speed to illuminate t...
    • Blind spot detection - Duration: 45 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 32,905 views
      Blind spot detection uses sensors to monitor the side of the vehicle for vehicles approaching blind spots. In many systems, a visual alert appears on or near the sideview mirrors if a vehicle is de...
    • Front crash prevention - Duration: 66 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 37,427 views
      Front crash prevention systems alert the driver when the vehicle is getting too close to one in front of it. Most systems precharge the brakes to maximize their effect if the driver responds to the...
    • Lane departure warning and prevention - Duration: 47 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 26,208 views
      Lane departure warning and prevention systems use cameras to track the vehicle's position within the lane, alerting the driver if the vehicle is in danger of inadvertently straying across lane mark...
    • Park assist and backover protection - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 19,827 views
      Park assist and backover prevention systems help drivers park and back up. Rear object detection systems use cameras and sensors to help the driver look for objects behind the vehicle when backing ...
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    Longer-format videos covering various highway safety topics
    • Young Drivers: The High Risk Years - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 83,668 views
      Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for teenagers, but it also marks the start of their most dangerous years on the road. Teen drivers have much higher crash rates than adults. Fortunat...
    • Insurers Preventing Harm - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,259 views
      Beginning with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve, articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs designed to a...
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    • Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 10,997 views
      What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. "You can't argue with the laws of physics," says Griff Jones, award-winning high school physics teacher who goes be...
    • Understanding Car Crashes: When Physics Meets Biology - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 49,235 views
      Why do some car crashes produce only minor injuries? How can a single crash of a car into a wall involve three separate collisions? Griff Jones, award-winning science teacher, returns to the Insura...
    • Reducing Your Risks In The Crash - Duration: 9 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 34,202 views
      The best way to reduce the risks is to make sure everyone in the vehicle is effectively restrained. This video uses test footage of what happens during crashes to show how to get the most from occu...
    • Reduciendo Su Riesgo En Un Accidente - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 4,210 views
      Spanish-language version of "Reducing Your Risks In The Crash"

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    • Making Safer Roads - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,537 views
      More than one in four deaths on US roads involves hitting a hazard along the roadside, not another vehicle. In this video, experts explain which roadside hazards are the worst and how to alleviate ...
    • Helmet Laws: Whose Freedom? - Duration: 8 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 4,028 views
      When motorcyclists crash, the results can be disastrous. This is especially true in the case of brain injuries. This video illustrates the consequences of riding without a helmet.

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    • Sober Thoughts on Drinking and Driving - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
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      People are becoming more responsible about how they use alcohol in relation to driving. Still, there's plenty of alcohol-impaired driving left. Too many people are dying. This video focuses on a ra...
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