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- 2020 #ram 1500 Crew Cab and certain 2019 Crew Cab models are first full-size pickups to earn Top #safety Pick+ under current Insurance Institute for Highway #safety (IIHS) guidelines
- Top #safety Pick+ is highest rating awarded by IIHS
- Ram 1500 achieves highest possible ratings in each of the six crashworthiness tests conducted by IIHS
- Crashworthiness aided by FCA’s patented splayed front frame rails
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology graded “superior,” benefiting from industry’s only pickup-segment application of Integrated Radar Camera Module (IRCM) – one of more than 100 available #safety and security features
- The #ram
1500 Crew Cab full-size #pickup
has been named a Top #safety
Pick+ for 2019, the highest rating given by the Insurance Institute for Highway #safety
The rating applies to 2020 #ram
1500 pickups, and 2019 trucks produced after May of this year, when equipped with adaptive LED projector headlamps that have high-beam assist and Ram’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology, Forward Collision Mitigation.
“This recognition validates our unrelenting efforts to deliver more value for our customers,” says Reid Bigland, Head of #ram
Brand. “The new #ram
1500 has earned many accolades for its capability and design. It is immensely satisfying to have the IIHS recognize our #truck
for its compelling #safety
story begins with innovations such as its patented approach to frame-rail construction
. The truck’s front frame-rails are splayed to better manage crash energy in certain types of frontal collisions.
Of the six crashworthiness evaluations conducted by the IIHS, three simulate frontal impacts. And the #ram
1500 recorded “good” results in each, the highest possible rating.
Outcomes were the same in the three remaining crashworthiness tests, which inflict damage consistent with a side impact, rear impact and a rollover.
Also unique to the #ram
1500 is its use of an Integrated Radar Camera Module (IRCM
) to accommodate Forward Collision Mitigation. The IRCM consolidates radar and camera components behind the vehicle’s rearview mirror, which not only simplifies their interface, but keeps important technology out of harm’s way in the event of minor collisions.
Meanwhile, Forward Collision Mitigation in the #ram
1500 earned a “superior” rating from IIHS. The optional feature boasts sensor-fusion technology, which blends camera capability with radar detection to determine when an impact is imminent.
The system initially warns the driver to take action to avoid a collision. If the driver does not act in a timely manner, the system may activate the vehicle’s brakes if collision risk remains.
The Top #safety
Pick+ rating is also enabled by adaptive LED projector headlamps that have high-beam assist. The technology was refined in May of this year, earning the highest IIHS rating of “good.”
A “good” rating in headlamp testing is the latest IIHS requirement to earn Top #safety
The 2019 Top #safety
Pick+ rating is the culmination of many months in the spotlight for the #ram
1500 – from Motor Trend #truck
of the Year to a place among Wards 10 Best Engines
with its standard-equipment 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque.