Uncategorized | August 23 2017

LaneSense System a Real Departure

A study released today by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals lane-departure warning systems are having a tangible, positive impact on U.S. roadways. The study examined U.S. accident data from 2015 and found the technology reduced injury-causing crashes by 21 percent. The LaneSense Lane Departure Warning system, available on select FCA US vehicles, is
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Safety | November 22 2016

On Dining and Driving …

Let’s talk turkey. Nearly 49 million motorists are expected to hit America’s highways for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of one million from last year. Does that mean more drivers will be reeling from the effects of tryptophan, the sleep-inducing agent found in turkey? Perhaps. But some researchers suggest turkey may not be the
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Chrysler,Dodge | November 07 2016

Minivan Monday: What’s your Minivan Memory?

Editor’s Note: At the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America, said this just before unveiling the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: “Walk around the FCA stand today and you’ll see vehicles that can create memories in a thousand different ways. Some were designed
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Chrysler,Manufacturing | October 10 2016

Minivan Monday: All-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan runs rings around competition

It’s no idle boast to say the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan affords a smooth, quiet ride. The words literally ring true. “The Pacifica has five reinforcement rings, strategically placed from front to back, that circle the vehicle’s lateral circumference,” said FCA US engineer Jeff Tibbenham, who is responsible for body structure. “These rings work
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Chrysler,Manufacturing | September 29 2016

Learn why body engineering is crucial to Chrysler Pacifica

Just as a well-built home begins with a solid foundation, development of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica began with a robust, new platform, says Phil Jansen, vice president – systems and component engineering at FCA US LLC. “Every year, the expectations evolve,” Jansen told the 2016 International Automotive Body Congress yesterday, describing today’s dynamic marketplace. Body
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Safety,Uconnect | September 21 2015

We get your drift

Roadway departures account for a staggering number of fatalities every year. In 2013, that number was 18,257 – more than half of all traffic fatalities recorded in the U.S. And of these, according to NHTSA: 47% involved collisions with trees or other off-road objects 25% involved head-on collisions with other vehicles 20% involved rollovers By
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