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Tuesday December 08, 2015

High-Tech Changes Proposed For 5-Star Crash Tests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced some high-tech changes to the 5-Star Safety Rating system. New tests will cover automatic emergency braking and include the use of more human-like crash test dummies.

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NHTSA officials said their plans for a revised system will include an additional crash test, more human-like crash test dummies, assessing pedestrian protection, allowing half-stars in ratings for the first time ever, and ranking crash-avoidance technologies like automatic braking.