Automakers face more scrutiny in new IIHS frontal crash test

08/7/2013 |

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new small-overlap frontal crash test for cars, which measures impacts not absorbed by the front bumper, hood and engine, poses an engineering challenge for auto manufacturers, said Russ Rader, an IIHS spokesman. "It's difficult to band-aid a vehicle to do better on this kind of test. It typically is going to require a redesign," Rader said.

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