Auto Safety Testing

Auto safety testing methods have come a long way in the past few years, which helps manufacturers improve the overall safety of their vehicles. In this section, you'll find articles all about auto safety testing.

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The impossible happens. You're trapped in your car and it's sinking. Could you break a window to get out?

By Cherise Threewitt

Wouldn't it be a good idea to retest drivers every so often? Experts say not really.

By Patrick J. Kiger

While you may never encounter a moose on the road, just how stable would your car be in a sudden swerve emergency?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus


Nothing is more important than safety when it comes to motor vehicles. Ensuring that you are driving a safe and reliable car, truck, or sport utility vehicle should be each person’s top priority when it comes to buying a vehicle. Especially since not all vehicles are created the same and their safety records and features […] The post 10 Cars With The Worst Safety Ratings appeared first on Goliath.

By Jack Sackman

At a time when the typical car took 43 months to design and build, the Pinto was ready in just 25. Sure, mistakes were made — but did the subcompact car from Ford really explode when hit from behind?

By Cherise Threewitt

Automobile manufacturers will do whatever it takes to ensure their product can stand the test of time. But what's involved in the long-term durability testing process? How far will they really go?

By Eric Baxter

Transportation is such an important field that automotive research can't only be left to the auto manufacturers. Independent research organizations do studies, too. But how do automakers use this research?

By Christopher Lampton


Seat belts, airbags and crumple zones are among the familiar passive safety features found in cars and trucks these days. But do you know how your car's passive automotive safety is tested?

By Christopher Neiger

Automotive testing is much more than merely smashing a car into a wall at high speed. In fact, there are aspects of automotive testing that you might find surprising, quirky or even downright bizarre.

By Akweli Parker