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IIHS Top Picks For Safety 2016

Earlier today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety listed the cars that received the highest-possible safety rating. The list is comprised of 4 dozen cars with Asian manufactures claiming the top spots. The IIHS has made their standards higher in order to maintain the top safety pick title this year. They are adding more emphasis on crash safety technology such as auto brake systems. Some of brands that made the cut this year are Honda…
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Car Seat Check: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

It has been a good while since we have posted a car seat check from our friends over at Kicking Tires, so here is an excellent one regarding the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe! As I have mentioned in the past, those of us who are parents have to think of so many things when it comes to buying a new car, safety being one of the most important details, so reviews like these really streamline the process! Check out what they had to say about the car seat compatibility in the Genesis Coupe by heading over to the original article…
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Hyundai i30 Crash Test!

Here we go again with posting information about cars that we don't get in the states, but a good crash test video is hard to pass up! The Hyundai i30 was recently awarded a five star safety rating by the Euro NCAP! Check out the video below and know that if you do make it over to Europe, the safest place may be behind the wheel of an i30! See some more info about the i30 by heading over to the original article, HERE.

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Subaru EyeSight Review

It has been a few months now since the announcement of Subaru's revolutionary new EyeSight system and it looks like this is the first real world review that is out now. The lucky writers over at Car Advice had the pleasure of spending a week with a 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6r, which comes standard with EyeSight, and wrote this comprehensive review of the system, which you can see HERE.

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Hyundai Brake Override

Starting with production this month all Hyundai vehicles will now come standard with brake override, a system that allows the vehicle to override accelerator input when the brake pedal is pressed at the same time. This new company wide feature comes ahead of possible government regulations that would require brake override systems to be in place in all new vehicles. Hyundai originally instituted brake override in about half of its vehicles back in 2010 but moved to make it standard across the board starting this month! See some more details of the announcement as well as how the system works…
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Nissan Announces Latest Safety Innovations

Every day, Nissan works on innovative ways to make their vehicles safer. Just this week, Nissan released its latest safety technologies to help reduce fatal and serious injuries caused by accidents involving vehicles, based on the Company's "Safety Shield" concept. By improving signal processing technology of vehicle-equipped cameras which helps enable the detection of people, other vehicles, road and obstacles around the vehicle, the Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication and Multi-Sensing System with Rear…
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A Parent's Guide to Safer Teen Driving - Webinar

Calling all parents of teens! Join Toyota USA and Discovery Education on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 PM ET for a free webinar on how to keep your child safer behind the wheel.

Are you the parent of a first-time teenage driver? Register for our webinar to learn tips and resources on how to keep your teen safe behind the wheel. Including driving activities, conversation starters, and even an interactive game, Heads Up!, to…
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Toyota Announces New Quality Leadership Initiatives

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that it has broadened the scope of its successful on-site SMART evaluation process following a sharp drop in customer concerns regarding acceleration reported to the company, which have decreased by 80 percent compared to April 2010. The company also announced additional quality leadership initiatives and milestones, including:
  • Equipping all of its new vehicles with advanced safety features, including Smart Stop Technology and enhanced event…
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