Precious Cargo: NHTSA expands child seat testing to include side impact ‘t-bone’ test

Washington, D.C. — The U.S.’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted final approval on Monday to a set of updates to testing requirements for child safety seats which introduced a 48 km/h side impact “t-bone” test to the list of requirements. “Side-impact collisions cause serious injuries and deaths in young children each year,” said NHTSA […]

Post-crash Parity: U.K. study shows women more likely to be trapped after a crash

Toronto, Ontario — A U.K.-based research team is pushing for the industry to expand crash testing involving “female” crash dummies, as their studies have shed light on a disparity in testing requirements that leaves female drivers far more vulnerable after a collision. Professor Tim Nutbeam, along with his team of researchers from the University Hospitals […]

Upping the Ante: IIHS to update AEB testing to address higher speed collisions

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that it will be re-evaluating the conditions in which it runs automatic emergency braking system (AEB) testing to address front-to-rear collisions at higher speeds. The institute is calling for OEMs to look into ways of preventing such collisions while also stating that the […]

Testing from Within: Tesla’s crash lab data to make its way into safety updates

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of its crash lab, as safety engineers go in-depth on in-house crash testing. in a video posted to the company’s Youtube channel on Tuesday. The tests conducted at Tesla’s “top-secret” crash test facility seek to route out specific, “real-world” safety concerns that could […]

Safe Swarm: Honda Begins Testing Vehicle Communication Technology

Ann Arbor, Michigan — Honda has been busy developing a system to prevent road collisions since 2017 and is finally ready to start testing on the road, with the help of Verizon and  Michigan’s MCity autonomous and connected vehicle facility. The vehicle to everything (V2X) system called Safe Swarm is related to the Internet of […]