Sunday, July 5th31.3°C
26667

8 vehicles earn insurance industry's top rating for collision warning

DETROIT - The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the only non-luxury car to earn the highest rating in tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

Seven luxury cars have also earned "superior" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional collision warning and automatic braking.

They are the BMW 5 Series, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac XTS and 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

To get the highest rating, vehicles must warn drivers of impending collisions and apply automatic brakes to significantly slow the speed. Tests are conducted at 20 kilometres per hour and 40 km/h.

The institute, which is funded by insurers, says 40 per cent of 2014 models now offer forward collision warning, while 20 per cent offer automatic braking. The results may encourage wider adoption of the technology.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14682.39+44.40
S&P CDNX670.58-1.00
DJIA17730.11-27.80
Nasdaq5009.21-3.91
S&P 5002076.78-0.64
CDN Dollar0.7933-0.0001
Gold1172.40+9.40
Oil55.69-1.92
Lumber288.50+0.40
Natural Gas2.773-0.049

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.17+0.00
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.52-0.03
Cantex0.035-0.015
Anavex Life Sciences0.455+0.004
Metalex Ventures0.075+0.010
Russel Metals22.78-0.09
Copper Mountain Mining1.17+0.03
Colorado Resources0.09+0.03
ReliaBrand Inc0.006+0.000
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.04+0.01
Mission Ready Services0.165+0.005
Decisive Dividend Corporation3.00+0.50

 





FEATURED Property
22316352688 Abbott Street
4 bedrooms 2 baths
$2,775,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Active listening

Has this ever happened to you? You had an initial meeting with a prospect. You asked that prospect what seemed to be all the right questions. You had what felt to you like a good conversation, and bas...


The price of money

Money is not a commodity. By definition, a commodity is a generic product that is bought and sold on price alone. Money, Canadian bills for example, look the same, smell somewhat the same, and are ava...


TFSA strategies

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe federal government has increased the annual contribution limit of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) to $10,000. Going forward, the annual limit will no longer be indexed to inf...

_



26370




Member of BC Press Council


26906