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WATCH: 2017 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a meeting of the Automotive Press Association. J.D. Power presented the results of its 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). KIA topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Genesis and Porsche. Detroit-based automakers Ford and RAM tied for fourth and Chevrolet ended up in fifth. In this video, watch for remarks from Dave Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive at J.D. Power.  


What You Need To Make In Every State To Send Your Kid To College

TweetLOS ANGELES  — With the cost of tuition on the rise, more people are taking out student loans to pay for their college. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans owe $1.34 trillion in student loan debt. But there is another way to finance higher education and that is to pay for it outright. Personal finance news and features website GOBankingRates recently conducted a study to uncover how much money parents in each state would need to make annually to live comfortably and pay for their child’s tuition at aRead More


More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised

Tweet ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll. While relatively few parents would allow their child to be unsupervised in a lake (16 percent) or the ocean (13 percent), more than a third (37 percent) would allow their child to be in a home, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision, according to today’s report from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll (link is external) on Children’s Health. The reportRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Tech Choice Study findings announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this gallery, look for photos of Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.


Smart headlights, rear-view camera mirrors top J.D. Power Tech Choice Study

TweetDETROIT — Smart headlights and rear-view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to a new J.D. Power study released on Tuesday. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self driving technologies. The findings were announced on Tuesday during an Automotive Press Association meeting inside the Detroit Athletic Club. The J.D. Power study took place online from January-February 2017. It is based upon more than 8,500 consumers who purchased or leased a new vehicle within the last five years.Read More


WATCH: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice Study results announced

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this video, watch for remarks from Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.Read More


DENSO’s MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

Tweet SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Electric vehicle car sharing could be the future of transportation for some: today, DENSO International America, Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced the results of MDrive, the first study to focus on car sharing for people who live, work or frequent one location. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Detroit-based NextEnergy, an energy and technology accelerator, the study identified the potential impact electric vehicle car sharing could have on the future of mobility, personal transportation, and vehicle design. The study involved 30 University of Michigan-Dearborn students living atRead More


Hillary and Trump Supporters Actually Agree on These 3 Things, Survey Finds

TweetLOS ANGELES — In light of arguably the most controversial election in history reaching its climax, GOBankingRates surveyed over 1,000 Americans to find that a majority of voters from both parties feel unconfident that the financial state of America will improve during the next president’s term. The survey probed Americans on their confidence levels of how the wealth gap, homeownership affordability, wages and unemployment will improve in the next four years. Surprisingly, Trump and Hillary Supporters Align on 3 Financial Issues: 83% of Clinton supporters and 84% of Trump supporters aren’tRead More


WATCH: Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Consumer Reports magazine announced its findings from its 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. In this video, watch for remarks from Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the top three reliable automotive brands, according to the C.R. survey. Meanwhile, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram ended up dead last.    


AAPD and U-M Partner for a Successful Rx Take-back Event

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Division of Pain Research combined efforts on Oct. 8 to offer the community a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. In this, the pair’s fourth venture, 192 community members returned unused and unwanted medications from their homes.  According to U-M, among Washtenaw County residents ages 21 or younger, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015. Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused.Read More