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Ambulance Crash Tests Highlight Risks

These ambulance crash tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrate the potential dangers to patients and emergency medical service workers in the event of a collision. The footage is followed by an artist's rendition of an ambulance built in accordance with a new safety design standard for ambulance patient compartments. Source: NIOSH, NIST. For the full story, click here.  

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

The Infiniti Q70's IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2014-2015 model-year Infiniti Q70 sedan a Safety Pick+ award winner. In the small overlap front test, the vehicle maintained the driver space “reasonably well” and the crash test dummy’s movement “was properly controlled,” IIHS said. Here's video footage of that challenging test. For the full story, click here.

New IIHS Ratings for Front Crash Prevention

In the latest round of front crash prevention tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 21 of 24 vehicles earned an “advanced” or higher rating. Test results indicate that automakers are making strides in adopting automatic braking technology, IIHS noted. Here's an IIHS video explaining the testing criteria and process. For the story on the test results, click here.