We all have seen crash test dummies on commercials and in videos. But in this video, we goes behind the scenes at General Motors’ Anthropomorphic Test Device laboratory to see that crash test dummies — or ATDs – are, in fact, complex, data-collecting tools that help GM design safer cars and, ultimately, save lives.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2011 Buck LaCrosse a Five-Star overall safety rating.
The news comes as the NHTSA has introduced more-stringent tests and tougher requirements for vehicles to receive its highest rating in its New Car Assessment Program.
The LaCrosse erarned five stars in the Overall Frontal Crash and Overall Side Crash categories.
“Car buyers today want the peace of mind that comes with buying a vehicle they know will help protect their family,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “This five-star overall vehicle score for safety shows Buick can equip an affordable luxury midsize sedan with top safety features.”
Click here to read more about the LaCrosse’s safety features how the NHTSA determines its safety ratings. – Will Stewart, blog editor
That’s just what Chevy did today at the New York Auto Show, unveiling the 2013 Malibu ECO, which is engineered to deliver 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
That’s up to 550 miles on a single full-up – and all that without compromising performance or style.
The Malibu ECO will be the first Chevy to feature GM’s fuel-saving e-Assist technology and aerodynamic efficiency to achieve its remarkable mileage.
Read more about the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO reveal here.
Are you interested in learning more about futuristic OnStar technology? Join Nick Pudar, OnStar’s VP of Planning & Business Development, during a webchat on April 15 at 2:30pm ET. Nick will share information about in-car connectivity.
You can participate in the webchat here, on GMheadlines.com, or on Facebook.com/onstar. We look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions and comments.
How does Buick boost fuel economy by 25 percent and give customers 37 mpg on the highway with the 2012 LaCrosse and Regal ?
Come back on Wednesday, April 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern, and chat live with eAssist Lead Development Engineer Daryl Wilson and Buick Marketing Director Roger McCormack to find out!
LaCrosse and Regal with eAssist light electrification debuts mid-year and already journalists are describing the technology as “seamless” and calling Buick a new “go-to” brand for savvy young customers.