Bob Yakushi, Nissan’s senior manager of auto safety engineering

Bob Yakushi, Nissans senior manager of auto safety engineering, talks about how Nissans safety ratings compare to that of Toyotas. Surprisingly, Nissan has designed their cars to withstand a crash from a larger car or truck, and come out with little injury as possible. Multiple airbags and enhanced zone body construction make this a reality.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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