Younger consumers face barriers such as higher unemployment, lower income, stiffer insurance rates and the fact new cars and trucks cost more as content and regulations add to sticker prices, Mustafa Mohatarem says.
The research program, aimed at improving highway safety, was launched a year ago and has about six months to go. So far, UMTRI has generated 37,500 V2V interactions as the vehicles have logged 6 million miles of driving.
The challenge of meeting the technical and economic costs of building safer vehicles with increasingly tough regulatory targets is not something highly appreciated in Washington circles, a former Ford executive says.
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