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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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A non-profit orgnization for road safety, founded in 1959 by auto insurance companies, known by the acronym IIHS.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety page on 20 April 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a U.S. nonprofit organization funded by auto insurance companies, established in 1959 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It works to reduce the number of motor vehicle traffic collisions, and the rate of injuries and amount of property damage in the crashes that still occur. It carries out research and produces ratings for popular passenger vehicles as well as for certain consumer products such as child car booster seats. It also conducts research on road design and traffic regulations, and has been involved in promoting policy decisions.


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DateOriginal PublisherArticleAuthor
1 October 2003Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to Keynote at Auto Insurance Lines ExecuSummit.ExecuSummit, LLC
28 November 2007IIHS Selects Safest 2008 CarsAnthony Fontanelle
16 December 2007‘08 Subarus Rated 'Top Safety Pick' By IIHSAnthony Fontanelle
26 December 2007IIHS Conducts Bumper TestsAnthony Fontanelle
20 November 2009Insurance Industry Picks Safest Cars of 2010 Mil Arcega
8 July 2011IIHS Gave the 2011 Saab 9-4X its Top Safety Pick Award, TheMarty Vergel Baes
11 September 2015DOT and IIHS announce historic commitment from 10 automakers to include automatic emergency braking on all new vehiclesNHTSA
17 March 2016U.S. DOT and IIHS announce historic commitment of 20 automakers to make automatic emergency braking standard on new vehiclesNHTSA
21 December 2017NHTSA-IIHS Announcement on AEBNHTSA
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