The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does important work crash testing all-new vehicles, and the Institute has just released the second video in a series detailing exactly how they conduct crash tests.
This video focuses on front crash tests. Specifically, it looks at what goes into setting these tests up, and how the results are measured and turned into quantitative data. It also explains the differences between the two different frontal crash tests that they conduct.
Recently, the IIHS introduced a new small overlap front crash test, which is also detailed in this short video. The most recent segment to run through the small overlap test was compact crossovers, and they did not fare well.
To earn the accolade of IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must score top marks in moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests, regardless of their rating in the small overlap frontal test.
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