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Automakers plan to unite EuroNCAP and IIHS safety tests

Automakers around the world want a standard set of rules for both EuroNCAP European safety tests and American IIHS. It seems that a set of common „standards” will reduce the development costs of safety technologies. EuroNCAP and IIHS safety tests  Car safety has become increasingly important for customers around the globe, but each continent comes with its own opinion when ...

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The Japanese brands lead the U.S. Consumer Reports for Car Reliability

Consumer Reports (USA) has published the 2013 rankings for The Most Reliable Cars and The Most Reliable Car Brands. Lexus has achieved the first position, followed by Toyota, while Audi was the highest ranked European brand. Lexus, Toyota and Acura, three Japanese brands have made the podium in the new car reliability survey from Consumer Reports, an independent American magazine. ...

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IIHS and EuroNCAP - Crash avoidance ratings

IIHS and EuroNCAP started testing the systems that prevent accidents using automatic braking

IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and EuroNCAP tested the systems that prevent accidents with automatic braking. Some top models received poor ratings. EuroNCAP announced that starting with 2014 will include in the final score given to a car on their safety tests a new rating given for the automatic braking efficiency. Meanwhile the IIHS have already tested 74 cars, ...

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Small Overlap Test 2013 The small SUVs

The Front Small Overlap Test (safety test from IIHS – Crash Testing & Highway Safety), simulating an impact with a tree, makes that big names from the compact SUVs family to fail: BMW X1, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 – behaving poorly, while Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi ASX have passed the test with flying ...

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