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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


Surveys Find Support for Religious Liberty and Free Speech, Need for More Education About Our Core Freedoms

TweetWASHINGTON — Today, the Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA TODAY, released the results of its latest yearly State of the First Amendment survey. The results of this year’s survey show most Americans favor free speech, even over speech that offends, and support religious liberty, even in the face of terrorism. However, 39 percent of Americans could not name a single First Amendment freedom: religion, speech, press, assembly or petition. “The American people have a strong commitment to our fundamental freedoms,” said Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum.Read More


U.S. New-Vehicle Quality Makes Largest Improvement in 7 Years, J.D. Power Study Finds

TweetDETROIT  — New-vehicle quality improves 6%, double the 3% rate of improvement in 2015 and the largest increase since 2009, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), released today. The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality. Quality improves across all eight problem categories measured in the study, with 21 of the 33Read More


Hillary Clinton wins delegate-rich California; Bernie Sanders continues the fight to the convention

TweetLOS ANGELES — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination for the presidency–the first woman to do so in the history of the United States. She won three of six states participating in the primary on Tuesday. Clinton won South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey and won the big prize of the night–California. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton received 1.94 million votes (55.8 percent) and Bernie Sanders got 1.5 million votes (43.2 percent) in the state of California. The Golden State has 475 total delegates.Read More