The U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. reveal the first results of an upgraded 5-star safety-rating system, which for the first time considers side-pole crash testing and collision-prevention technologies. The New Car Assessment Program also uses female crash-test dummies, in addition to male dummies, for the first time in its 32 years of operation. Previously, NHTSA tested only for frontal-, side-crash and rollover resistance. The government ...

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