Day: June 5, 2020

Study reports that future self-driving cars may only prevent one-third of car crashes

Self-driving cars on the roads won’t be able to prevent all crashes if they’re designed to process information like humans and defer to occupant preferences, the IIHS found in a study released Thursday.

Only about one-third of crashes now would be easily avoided by future autonomous vehicles, the study found. To prevent more crashes, those systems would need to be designed to prioritize safety over speed and convenience.

“Building self-driving cars that drive as well as people do is a big challenge in itself,” the study’s lead author and IIHS researcher, Alexandra Mueller, wrote. “But they’d actually need to be

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition starts at $41,735

It’s back. All-wheel drive returns to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan for the first time since 2004. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition will cost $41,735 including destination when it arrives at dealers in the third quarter of 2020, the automaker announced Friday.

Yes, all-wheel-drive models will still have the clever Stow ‘n Go seating that folds the second- and third-row seats into the floor.

The Launch Edition will be limited to the Touring L trim for 2020, though it’s expected to expand to other trims for 2021. The upcharge for the AWD Launch Edition is $3,095, but that is

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