Posted on October 1st, 2015

Resources for More Information

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to conduct research to address growing highway safety issues. The organization’s mission is to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials. MIT AgeLab research on in-vehicle safety technology sponsored by the foundation provides rating information and additional educational resources on advanced safety technologies.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

IIHS is an independent, non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries and property damage – from crashes on the nation’s roads. Founded in 1959, IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn’t work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that still occur. In addition to other resources, the Institute provides information on car safety technologies per make and model year.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. The administration also conducts research on in-vehicle car safety technologies and provides information on these technologies on its website for researchers and consumers. is a website sponsored by NHTSA. The website is dedicated to educating vehicle shoppers on how to purchase safe vehicles and providing vehicle owners with information on vehicle recalls. also provides consumers interactive resources for learning about car safety technologies.