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.
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
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
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.
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
TweetMENLO PARK, Calif. — It’s time for a wake-up call: Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of U.S. workers say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31 percent) saying they do so very often, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps. The costs of working tired – both for professionals and the businesses they work for – are high: Respondents cite lack of focus or being easily distracted (52 percent), procrastinating more (47 percent), being grumpy (38 percent) and making more mistakes (29 percent) among the consequences. Work mayRead More
TweetPINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A new survey1 by Wakefield for Transitions Optical, Inc. reveals that the cultural diversity of the Millennial generation is likely influencing this group’s eyeglass preferences and expectations of eyecare professionals. The survey of Millennial eyeglass wearers (ages 18 to 34) explored factors and values that influence their purchasing behavior and their understanding of the need for UV protection. “Cultural sensitivity, giving back and having the freedom to express their personal style all emerged as being highly valued among Millennial eyeglass wearers – and are also coreRead More