DETROIT: 27 July 2016 — Popular driver-assist technologies help make vehicles considerably more appealing to their owners, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released today.
DETROIT: 22 June 2016 — 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.
Within the 2016 U.S. Tech Choice Study, J.D. Power found that concerns surrounding the added technology complexity of the vehicle system -- the privacy and the potential for the systems to by hacked, hijacked or crash -- were universal concerns across all generations.
A hot topic for automotive technology is smartphone integration and the consumer’s desire to be connected while recognizing the risks of driver distraction. Smartphone Mirroring technology, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, answers this challenge.