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Immersive Simulator Tests ‘Trust’ Between Humans and Self-driving Cars

Mass production of autonomous vehicles is expected to soar by the early 2020s. Consumers have high expectations and a high degree of skepticism when it comes to self-driving cars. According to a World Economic Forum study, consumers are very reluctant …

U.S. Consumers Received $9.8 Billion in Volkswagen Diesel Settlements

U.S. buyers of polluting Volkswagen AG vehicles received more than $9.8 billion in settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Monday . Volkswagen agreed to offer to buy back or repair more than 550,000 polluting diesel U.S. vehicles after …

FDA’s Juul Inquiry Found Consumers Had 2,600 Health Complaints

Juul Labs Inc. received roughly 2,600 complaints about adverse health effects related to its e-cigarette during its first three years in operation, with customers citing issues such as burning sensations in the lungs, blistered lips and vomiting, according to an …

Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey’

A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky destroyed about 45,000 barrels, potentially causing hundreds of millions of dollars of lost spirits. The spirits that went up in flames were “relatively young whiskey,” a spokesman for parent company …

Conn. Insurance Dept. Recovers $2.4M for Consumers

Connecticut Insurance Department officials say they have recovered $2.4 million for consumers in the first half of the year by settling disputes with insurance companies. Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says agency examiners looked into nearly 3,600 consumer complaints from Jan. …