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Safety at two-lane roundabouts improves with time

Safety at two-lane roundabouts improves with time

Jul 11, 2019 — The safety benefits of two-lane roundabouts have been less clear than those of single-lane roundabouts, but a new study shows crashes at two-lane roundabouts fall over time as drivers gain familiarity with them.

Ford Ranger performs well in IIHS crash tests

Ford Ranger performs well in IIHS crash tests

Jun 27, 2019 — The redesigned Ford Ranger crew cab earns good ratings in all but one of the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and earns a superior rating for front crash prevention. A marginal headlight rating, however, keeps the pickup from qualifying for a Top Safety Pick award.

2020 Kia Soul earns Top Safety Pick+ award

2020 Kia Soul earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Jun 25, 2019 — The redesigned Kia Soul, a small car, qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Drivers are confused about automation

Drivers are confused about automation

Jun 20, 2019 — Many of today's vehicles can stay in a lane and maintain a set following distance with minimal driver input. But some drivers are confused about the limitations of these systems.

Is automation used where it's intended?

Is automation used where it's intended?

Jun 20, 2019 — For the most part, drivers are using today's automation where it was intended — on interstates and other freeways — though some individuals may be using it outside of the intended domain.