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  • First IIHS test of aluminum-body F-150 - IIHS News

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    IIHS news release • July 30, 2015

    Ford F-150 crew cab pickup aces IIHS evaluations, but extended cab struggles in key small overlap test

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 crew cab swept the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s full slate of crashworthiness evaluations to qualify for a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK award. The F-150 extended cab turned in a good performance in 4 of 5 assessments but stumbled in the small overlap front test. The results are the first ratings for large pickups in a group the Institute is evaluating this year.

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    • Adaptive cruise control - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 31,468 views
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    • Adaptive headlights - Duration: 28 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 32,229 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 35,959 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 39,917 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 28,606 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 21,337 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
      • 90,039 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.

      • 5 years ago
      • 6,948 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 16,785 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
      • 52,553 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.

      • 5 years ago
      • 36,747 views
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    • Reduciendo Su Riesgo En Un Accidente - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,496 views
      Spanish-language version of "Reducing Your Risks In The Crash"

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    • Making Safer Roads - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 3,907 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.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,216 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.

      • 5 years ago
      • 2,220 views
      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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