Car Safety Blog
May 19, 2020
Car Crash Test is Not Enough: Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements
How Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements and Go Beyond a Car Crash Test In this video, Alexa and Norma talk about how insufficient a car crash test is. Auto Grades take more than that in to consideration. Alexa: So, as a driver we love to travel, take the road trips. And as we cross […]
May 5, 2020
Car Safety Rating Systems and Common Misconceptions
Common Misconceptions of 5-Star Car Safety Rating Systems In this video, Alexa and Norma discuss common misperceptions about car safety rating comparisons and what they mean. Alexa: So, Norma, can you tell me a little bit more about what’s a common misconception towards the grading system, or “the five star safety rating”, if you […]
April 21, 2020
Finding the Safest Used Cars: Data Background Applies to Auto Grades
Find Your Safest Used Cars: How Her Data Background Applies to Auto Grades In this video, Alexa asks Norma about her professional training and how it applies to helping you find the safest used cars. Alexa: Given your extensive background in data and research, how have you applied this into your grading system … into, you […]
March 13, 2020
Comparing Volvo vs Subaru Safety Rating
How do you compare Volvo to Subaru Safety Rating? Volvo cars are historically considered “the safest cars.” But that was when it was a Swedish company. Now that it is held by a Chinese group, are Volvos still the safest cars?
February 26, 2020
Safest Cars for Teens and Young Drivers
Picking the safest cars for teens can be difficult. You want to keep them safe and they want something fun. The Auto Professor can help! Read more…
February 26, 2020
Football and Vehicle Safety Ratings
What can football teach us about vehicle safety ratings? The Auto Professor suggests that car buyers should have higher expectations of rating systems. Just like helmet safety, they should be kept up to date.
February 17, 2020
What is the Safest Midsize SUV?
What is the safest midsize SUV? It all depends on who you are; not all drivers are protected equally in the same car. Some midsize SUVs protect you better than others; we know this based on actual crash data. We believe that real data are preferable to standardized tests with dummies. You are not a dummy.
January 21, 2020
Comparing Safety Ratings of Sports Cars
“Tell him, tell him” Shortly after launching our website, a retired woman expressed concern about the safety ratings of sports cars. She encouraged me to tell her husband what is the safety rating of his 2017 Porsche 911. His beloved 2017 Porsche 911 has a safety rating Auto Grade of D-. The wife responded, “I […]
January 17, 2020
A Health Resolution: Get Your Car Safety Rating
We love a good statistic at our car safety rating site The Auto Professor. But the numbers around keeping New Year’s resolutions are pretty dire. Resolve to Keep Your Family Safer on the Road While some 60 percent of people make resolutions, only 8 percent of us will actually achieve them. And when it comes […]
December 2, 2019
Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5: Comparing Compact SUV Safety Ratings
Compact SUVs are some of the hottest selling vehicles. Here's what appeals to these buyers: The driver sits higher than a crossover or a sedan. The steering is pretty easy. The trunk (or the boot, if you're from the British Isles) storage is accessible. How about the compact SUV safety ratings? Here is a head-to-head [...]
November 20, 2019
What is the most important safety feature in a car? The Auto Professor Answers
What is the most important safety feature in a car? It depends on who you are.
In 2006, my car was hit from behind twice, in three weeks. I wish those drivers had forward collision warning systems. If they had, maybe my neck wouldn’t still hurt.
Both crashes were the result of young drivers not paying attention.
November 6, 2019
Tesla Safety Rating: Is the Tesla Model 3 the Superhero We Need?
Does the Tesla Safety Rating Make it a Superhero? When a superhero enters a movie screen, all our fears and anxieties suddenly disappear. We start breathing again and see the future. We know that the superhuman will rescue the well-intentioned characters from disaster and extinction. Things may seem hopeless, but we still hope for a […]