RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - Automakers are accelerating the rollout of technology designed to avoid crashes, but insurance companies are waving a caution flag at consumers eyeing discounts for buying collision-avoiding brakes or automated cruise control. Philip Floyd, senior engineering technician for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), demonstrates a front crash prevention test on a 2018 Tesla Model 3 at the IIHS-HLDI Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2019. Picture taken July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard The global market for advanced driver assistance systems, known in the industry as ADAS, is expected to reach more than $67 billion by 2025, growing more than 10 percent each year. A group of 20 carmakers has pledged to outfit almost every new vehicle with forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking by 2020. Government mandates to install technology such as collision avoiding automatic brake … [Read more...] about New auto safety technology leaves insurers in the dark
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How many nations have already embraced socialism’s promise of paradise but instead experienced the effects of socialism’s disastrous reality? CNN’s “Venezuela: How a rich country collapsed” details how Venezuela, considered the “richest country in Latin America,” in only 20 years became the current poster child of socialism’s disastrous reality. But is there an example in recent memory on your own doorstep? There is little doubt that the 2008 housing market collapse was precipitated by extensive subprime loans. Subprime loans take the form of an interest-only loan, option adjustable rate mortgage loans, ultra-long fixed-rate loans, balloon loans, and no-money-down loans. Such loans have a higher risk of default. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, these borrowers have been delinquent, bankrupt, or have low credit scores and/or low income… have been delinquent on their payment with two or more … [Read more...] about Has socialism already failed in the United States?
The day has arrived in the Democratic Party when Sherrod Brown is a kind of moderate. Yes, really. The impeccably progressive Ohio senator, who has occupied a spot on the left flank of the Democratic Caucus for a very long time, is declining to sign up for the fashionable radical causes of the hour. Brown hasn’t endorsed the Bernie Sanders Medicare for All plan that contemplates the end of private insurance in the United States, nor for the outlandishly expensive and eminently mockable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal. This marks Brown out from other Democratic senators running for president, who aren’t letting practicality or future worries about a general election keep them from putting their names to legislation that will never pass — and opens them up to obvious, justified attacks. A variety of forces tether Brown to reality more than his colleagues are. He has been in elected politics his entire adult life, and although he has been willing to … [Read more...] about In the era of Trump and AOC, Sherrod Brown looks like a smart moderate
Story highlights Rate of U.S. women dying due to pregnancy and childbirth more than doubled in 25 years, per the CDC Experts point to factors including obesity, C-sections and record-keeping changes Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter.Facebook chat about "Giving Birth in America." (CNN)It's hard to comprehend how the United States, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, is now one of only eight countries -- including Afghanistan and South Sudan -- where the number of women dying as a result of pregnancy and childbirth is going up. An increasing mortality rate for American mothers in 2015? How could that be? First, the numbers: More than 25 years ago, in 1987, there were 7.2 deaths of mothers per 100,000 live births in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2011, that number more than … [Read more...] about Why is the maternal mortality rate going up in the United States?
Strolling the aisles at a Kohl’s department store near his home in Rochester, N.Y., Azizullah Sharifi spoke Pashto with his daughter Marwah as they picked through shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops for the summer. The father and daughter stopped to check their shopping cart, when a woman next to them muttered, “Speak [expletive] English” in a low growl. Once Sharifi realized she was talking to him, he quickly pushed his cart away without responding. But he wasn’t fast enough. Though she was only 7, Marwah recognized that the woman had “said something really bad.” “Just ignore her,” Sharifi told her. It was a drastic shift from the way he was treated in his home country of Afghanistan, where American service members, with whom he had worked closely, treated him with respect. Much of his experience in the United States has been positive, but sometimes, “you feel Islamophobia, the racism — not all people, but you can feel it,” … [Read more...] about In the United States, His Problem Wasn’t the Taliban. It Was Everything Else.