Vehicle manufacturers including the U.S. and Japanese Big Three, Volkswagen AG and BMW AG, are vowing to make occupants safer in front- and side impacts and to lower the risk of death or injury in crashes between light trucks and passenger cars. The participating auto makers, members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes those making nearly all of the vehicles sold in the U.S., will enhance front structural components and side-impact protection to better protect ...

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